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Dear Friends,

Some of you told us (with last month's survey) you have found wonderful veterinarians. We would like to include them in our Petfinder Local Services and Supplies Directory so others in your community can find them, too. We want this resource to be "all things pet," so help us spread the word. Tell your favorite vet, groomer, pet sitter, pet photographer, trainer, etc., they can list their services free — or they can upgrade to a paid listing. And thanks for supporting our mission to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets.

Jim Take Care
Betsy Saul
Betsy Saul
Happy Tail:
Cure for an Empty Nest

From Linda Cripe of Illinois:

After 24 years of marriage and with our youngest child about to go off to college, I wasn't ready to let go of my "mommy nurturing," so my husband agreed to our getting a dog. Several times a day for months I checked the Petfinder Web site. One morning a picture of "Squeekers" caught my eye, and I knew I had to see her, so I took my neighbor with me to PAWS. Squeekers was very scared and underweight, but she sat on my lap as I softly spoke to her and told her I'd come back to take her to her forever home...continued

Squeekers was adopted from Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter.

Read more happy tails

Do You Have a Happy Tail?
Send us your Petfinder pet's happy ending story. It will be entered in our monthly Happy 'Tail' drawing, and you may win a Man's Best Friend Fun Pack and a baseball cap from our friends at The Animal Rescue Site.
Treats, Tips & Tidbits

Why watch PEOPLE compete in various athletic activities when you can watch PUPPIES?! Tune into Animal Planet at 8 p.m. ET/PT on 8/23 for the Puppy Games! More than 30 puppies compete in various activities such as soccer, gymnastics and swimming. Root for your favorite!!
You can now search adoptable pets on your cell phone or mobile device -- just type into your browser. You can also send pets to a friend's phone or e-mail. Find out more about mobile petfinder.

Last month we asked what was important to you (besides credentials) in choosing a veterinarian for your pet.

78% said "Pet"side manner
6% Rates
6% Recommendations from friends and relatives
3% Location
7% Other

School days--and the leaving isn't easy on humans or pets. If you have headed off to school, leaving a pet behind, how do you cope? (Maybe someone else in your family left for school.) Send us any pet-related story of coping with back-to-school issues, and we may use some of them in a press release.

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Check out Beijing and bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze.



Does Your Pet Have an Amazing Talent? Enter the BISSELL Pet Games Video Contest.
Petfinder Backpack
Go back to school with our custom-made backpack. "" is embroidered front and center in white, so you can help spread the word about adoptable pets wherever you go.

With each Backpack purchased, The Animal Rescue Site will fund 14.0 bowls of food for animals living in sanctuaries and shelters.
Foundation News

The Foundation awarded over $31,000 in disaster relief grants to adoption organizations that suffered damage from floods this spring and summer. We also asked Petfinder members to submit grant requests for disaster preparedness projects in their shelters. We awarded over $134,000 in response to those proposals. Your contributions help make these grants possible. Read about ways to give.

Greater Good Foundation
Paws to Save Pets by Merial
• Stonesong Press

...for their generous contributions to the Foundation.

A pet is waiting for you to help with his/her housing, food and vet bills. Learn more about our Sponsor a Pet program. Find a participating organization or watch for the “sponsor me” icons on pet notes pages.

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Give a pet a fresh start, because being homeless stinks. Oust® will donate 50¢ to the Foundation to help save homeless pets for every Oust® online coupon redeemed.

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