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For the last 17 years, really since the moment I first imagined putting adoptable pets online, it has been difficult to know where I stop and Petfinder begins. Confusing yourself with a website has its ups and downs. Mostly ups, if your identity confusion is with a place like Petfinder. “Me, my website, and I” are honored to be “Auntie” …

When I first walked into the Irvine Animal Care Center in Irvine, CA, I was blown away by the beauty of the shelter. First of all, it was huge. It’s hard to get a sense of scope while just talking on the phone, but the rolling hills and wonderful dog runs, farm area, rabbit yard, and indoor/outdoor cat kennels made …

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Dr. Ward tackles pet obesity with ‘Home and Family’

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Dec 21 , 2012

We’ve all heard about our nation’s obesity epidemic, and there are countless books, articles, websites, TV shows and other resources dedicated to helping people get healthy. But did you know that it is estimated that 54% of pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese? This is a figure that’s on the rise, according to the Association for Pet Obesity …

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Together we’re putting adoptable pets in the spotlight

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Oct 16 , 2012

There’s nothing better than being able to combine your personal passions with your day job. I am reminded of this constantly through my work with the Petfinder team. The past few weeks have been filled with lots of planning and outreach in celebration of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month — from writing press releases and booking interviews to blowing up balloons and talking …

Last week I visited my friend Olga, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician for IBM, and her newly adopted Labradoodle, Chloe (also brilliant and beautiful). Olga has a picture-perfect doggie relationship with 10-month-old Chloe, who was rescued a few months ago as a scrawny stray running loose in a grocery store parking lot in a border town. Kids were throwing rocks …

Ever wondered who’s behind Petfinder and how Petfinder came to be? Check out this article in Guideposts magazine by our founder, Betsy Saul, in which she tells the story of Petfinder’s beginnings. All of us who work here have heard the story many times, but I remember before I got this job, Petfinder and its origins were a huge mystery …

Shortly after Colleen Vetter of Mahwah, N.J., adopted Abby Rose from Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey, Colleen’s mother became terminally ill. It hardly seemed an auspicious time to have a new member of the family. Life was hectic. Decisions had to be made by Colleen and her siblings, who spent many hours on the phone. Abby Rose stood by …

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Petfinder’s own Kim Saunders was on Sunday’s episode of the TODAY show talking about things to consider before adopting a dog (for more great tips on that subject, check out our new book, the Adopted Dog Bible). Also starring on the TODAY show segment were some adorable, adoptable …