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BY NICCOLE SCHRECK – RENT.COM   For humans, the summer season usually means enjoying the sun with barbeques, the beach and family vacations. But as temperatures increase, it’s important to keep an eye on your pets to make sure they’re comfortable and healthy. Remember, while you get to wear shorts …

NICCOLE SCHRECK – RENT.COM   Once you have found the perfect new home for you and your furry friend, you’ll want to make it as comfortable as possible. According to a Rent.com survey, 12% of renters have actually moved into another apartment because their pet was unhappy in their original home. …

Check out some of the top shelter dog makeovers that caught eyes around the Petfinder Foundation! Tell us below which makeover makes you happiest! 1. “Fatty Patty” was an overweight 9-year-old Puggle who was heartworm positive and had a tumor the size of a baseball hanging from her back leg. …

Not being able to afford to feed a pet is a reason many people surrender their pets to shelters. An animal control officer I know always carried cans and bags of food “unofficially” in his truck when driving around neighborhoods he knew to be poor. He told me that he …

On our Facebook page, we recently asked people for the wackiest pet names that they’ve heard. Here are a few of my personal favorites, along with adoptable pets from animal welfare groups that I’ve run across with those zany names.   A few people mentioned it, but Bree M. first …

If you’ve been to Petfinder.com recently, you’ll have noticed that we launched a new look and feel for the site. Encompassing the homepage, almost all our content and touching our adoptable pet search, it’s hopefully something you like, but more than anything you find better to use. That was certainly …

It’s been a busy year here at Petfinder and 2013 should be even greater! I believe in hoping for the best, but if you had told me on December 31, 2011 that in one year I’d be working for Petfinder helping promote pet adoption and responsible pet parenting throughout North …

As a newcomer  to the Petfinder family, I expected the staff to find creative ways to help promote animal welfare and the adoption of pets. It’s refreshing to know that our sponsors have the same mission. One of my first assignments here was to work with Bissell on a social media …

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It takes courage to stop puppy profiling

by Greg Kincaid, author of A Dog Named Christmas • Oct 22 , 2012

In the fall of 2002, I decided that there were several vital things missing from my life. One was a vintage pick-up truck and the other was a pair of Bloodhounds. Let me be perfectly clear: I needed neither beast nor machine. Nonetheless, I thought these items had the innate …

When my boyfriend and I first started dating, he surprised me by suggesting a date to go the shelter and socialize cats. It was an awesome date: we loved helping the animals, we were both swayed by seeing each other play with kittens, whenever there was an awkward silence we …