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Note from Our FounderNote from Our Founder

Dear Friends,

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.

 As ever,
Betsy Saul, Co-founder

P.S. Okay, I have to say it: Love the woman? Love her dog, cat, horse, sheep, goat, turtle, cow, guinea pig. :)

Happy Tail

HAPPY TAIL: Bun-derful!

This cute Angora-mix bunny was rescued from a hoarder who had 168 rabbits. Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue in Foster, RI, took in the 6-month-old. At first he looked scruffy because he hadn't gotten the TLC that he deserved. But what about now? What has become of little Ragamuffin?

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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.

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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 homeless pets.)

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Foundation News


Spread the love. Is your special someone a pet lover? Be creative this Valentine's Day by donating to the 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 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 HomeAgain Hearts: Through Feb. 14, HomeAgain will donate $.25 to the 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.

In This Issue
dot Happy Tail
dot Hop To Adopt!
dot Here's What You Said
dot Foundation News

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Sponsor Spotlight

The Animal Rescue Site

The $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge at The Animal Rescue Site gives 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 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 adopted pets.
Click here for more details.



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.

Humane Society of the United States

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!
Enter now!

Shop: The StoreShop: The Petfinder Foundation Photo Store

The 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. 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.

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