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This month, it’s all about “Pawing it Forward” for pets, with or without forever homes. In the spirit of National Pet Month, here are some ways you can Paw It Forward for homeless pets: Adopt: The best way to help a pet waiting on a forever home? Be that forever home! …

Leslie had it all. She had the most wonderful husband in the world. He was sweet and caring and he was her everything. Together, they had a large farm with horses and cats and dogs. Everything was perfect. One morning, Leslie’s husband left for work as he did every morning. …

If you or someone you know is interested in enhancing the lives of shelter animals without cleaning cages or walking the strong and often energetic dogs, there are plenty of additional opportunities to volunteer. Even better, you might be able to read that book you’ve been lacking time to dig …

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I want to help

by Melissa, shelter outreach specialist • May 02 , 2013

If you read the Petfinder blog, there is a good chance you are already an animal lover. Have you ever stepped back and wondered how you can do more to help? Of course volunteering for your local shelter is always a good way to help homeless pets (and it doesn’t …

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 …

Volunteers from the Rescue U trip to South Carolina (read about the trip) Dear friends, Last month your votes helped us win a $25,000 grant in the Chase Community Giving Facebook promotion. That win allowed us to move on to round two, where we submitted a “Big Idea” for a …

Curious George is at Lifeline For Pound Buddies in Muskegon, MI. It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 10-16)! In our March newsletter we asked you to tell us about your volunteer experiences. You inspired us with all that you do. Some of you have started all-volunteer rescue groups that consume …

This Dewey is up for adoption at DFW Humane Society in Irving, TX. We’ve already covered six great ways to help homeless pets in the Twelve Days of Dewey countdown. Here are two more easy, fun things you can do to help shelter pets and spread the word about pet …

Cirus is available for adoption at Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association in Ledgewood, NJ. Hello! My name is Alison and I am the new summer intern for Petfinder.com. On Friday, June 18, I volunteered with the Petfinder shelter outreach staff at Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association in Ledgewood, NJ, for …

A volunteer-designed billboard promotes adoption in Vidalia, GA. For National Volunteer Week, we are saluting just a handful of the many thousands of volunteers who dedicate themselves to homeless animals. Organizations that embrace volunteers benefit from the creativity and energy of new minds. Volunteers can think big — in some …