Note from Our Founder
Sign up for our new Healthy Pet Newsletter! Why do we need a dedicated
pet health newsletter? Our inspiration is all about love.
Love the woman? Love her dog. That's what I've always said -- especially
during this special month when many of us can reflect on at least one
Valentine's Day when our only unconditional love came from our furry
best friends. For a person like me who has an old, oozing, weird,
diaper-wearing hound dog (who loves his momma dearly), the edict to
"love the woman, love her dog" is not to be taken lightly. It is really
important to me to find the right foods, doctors, meds, treatments,
and solutions to help my Valentine, Jim, live out his old age in comfort
(CVS belted undergarments are lifesavers!). The Healthy Pet Newsletter
will help you weed through and interpret all the hundreds of resources
available to keep your best friend healthy. It's a Petfinder Valentine
to pets of all kinds. Get started down the road to a healthier pet by
signing up now.
P.S. Okay, I have to say it: Love the woman? Love her dog, cat, horse, sheep, goat, turtle, cow, guinea pig. :)
HOP TO ADOPT!
February is Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month. Rabbits are the third most
abundant adoptable pet, with more than 5,500 for adoption on Petfinder.
Rabbits are quiet, easy to train and cute as can be. Consider adopting
a rabbit (or a pair) as your next companion.
HERE'S WHAT YOU SAID
Last month we asked if you had taught your pet any special tricks. Lissa
says she has been trying to teach her cat tricks for years, but 18-year-old
Chloe (pictured) just recently learned how to give paw. It shows, Lissa
says, that you can teach an old cat new tricks. Jennifer writes that, at
the beginning of the school year, the family's puppy, Daisy, followed her
up the stairs to wake up her kids. After a few weeks, Daisy took the job
on as her own. Now all Jennifer has to say is "Go wake up the kids," and
off Daisy goes. She kisses them awake -- a good way to start any day.
TELL US: Does your pet have a Facebook page? (If he or she does, make
Petfinder one of your pet's favorite pages to spread the word and help
Spread the love. Is your special someone a pet lover? Be creative this
Valentine's Day by donating to the Petfinder.com Foundation in his or
her honor. Your loved one will receive a special letter notifying them of your donation. Your gift will help animals who will spend the holiday waiting
for their special someone to bring them home. In 2010, the Petfinder.com
Foundation helped thousands of homeless pets and those who care for them
with over $4 million worth of grants. Your donation will help us continue
to keep animals healthy and adoptable in 2011.
HomeAgain Hearts: Through Feb. 14, HomeAgain will donate $.25 to the
Petfinder.com Foundation (up to $5,000) for every Facebook visitor
who chooses a "HomeAgain Heart" from the HomeAgain Pet Rescuers page. Go to the "HA Hearts" tab, where you can choose one of four hearts. It only takes a minute and promotes a service that
reunites lost pets with their loved ones.
$300,000 SHELTER+ CHALLENGE OF 2011
The $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge at The Animal Rescue Site gives Petfinder.com
members even more ways to win all year long. Nearly 200 shelters and rescue
groups already have received $610,000 in grants through this free contest.
Vote for your favorite shelter today!
PETCO NATIONAL ADOPTION WEEKEND
FEBRUARY 19 & 20, 2010
PETCO has helped find homes for over 2.8 million homeless pets. On
February 19 & 20, PETCO is partnering with local adoption groups to
host a weekend of adoptions at its stores nationwide! All adoptive
pet parents can receive the Think Adoption First
Care and Savings
booklet with up to 50% off food and supplies at PETCO for their new
Click here for more details.
PETFIRST PET INSURANCE
FOR DOG AND CAT PARENTS
Is your furry family protected? Petfinder and PetFirst are pleased to
provide pet parents with an introductory pet insurance offer for just
$5 for the first month!
Call 1-877-291-PETS or click to learn how you can get $1,000 of accident
and illness protection for your pet.
HOW CUTE IS YOUR PET?
Enter your pet in the HSUS Spay Day Pet Photo Contest, then help save
animals' lives by sharing your pet's photo and story with your friends
and family and asking them to vote for your pet -- plus win prizes!
The Petfinder.com Foundation is a public charity created to assist Petfinder shelters and rescue groups through problem solving, fundraising, and relief in times of stress or disaster. Petfinder.com provides a searchable database of animals who need homes from over 13,000 animal shelters and adoption agencies across the USA, Canada and Mexico, free ads for lost, found, adoptable and wanted pets, pet-related message boards and a library of pet information. Since its inception, Petfinder has helped find homes for more than 13 million pets.
Petfinder is part of: Discovery Communications, LLC. One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
© 2011 Discovery Communications, LLC.