Happy National Shelter Pet Adoption Day!

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We want to wish you a very HAPPY national shelter pet adoption day by introducing “Happy” the Cat and “Happy” the Dog! These beloved Pet Ambassadors of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries were adopted last year by Crown … Continue reading → The post Happy National Shelter Pet Adoption Day!

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October is Adopt a Pet Month

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Pet Supplies Plus Hosts National Adopt-a-Pet Weekend

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Pet Supplies Plus is teaming up with local animal shelters to host a monumental Adopt-a-Pet Weekend on October 19-20. Coinciding with National Pet Adoption Month and its annual October Donation Drive, the goal of Adopt-a-Pet Weekend is to place countless deserving pets with forever homes. Animals available for adoption include dogs and cats, and the times for the events will vary by location.

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National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. There are so many wonderful dogs waiting to find forever homes, now is a great time to adopt! Orvis has partnered with PetFinder’s Foundation to benefit pet shelters and provide homes for … Continue reading → The post National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Petside's Pet 'Net Adoption Event

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Petside is having a Pet adoption event. You can check it out here with a list of participating sites

The Shelter Pet Project

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Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? cats dogs people helping animals rescues animal adoption animal rescue animal shelter psaIt is such a sad statistic, you can read even more about the.

Dog Adoption kits from Chickabug

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If you are getting ready to adopt a furry friend, or you know someone who is, you just have to see these adorable printables from Chickabug! If you are looking for inspiration on how to use it, just check out this amazing puppy adoption party ! To download your own set for free, and to see many other fun printables, be sure to visit: Dog adoption kits Chickabug. gifts for pet lovers just for fun

Guest Post: Dog Adoption

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First Days After Dog Adoption. Before bringing your new pet home, have a place ready for the dog, however if the animal does not want to use it, don’t force him. If, despite our best intentions, we are not able to cope with the habits of our pet, we should always seek professional help. OK, I ‘m ready for adoption. Visit us online to find dogs for adoption. Guest Post: Dog Adoption originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on April 11, 2010.

The Shelter Pet Project

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Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this! This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets. The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption.

Best Friends Animal Society Opens First Pet Adoption Center in New York.

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ASPCA Joplin Adopt a Thon

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The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Joplin Humane Society successfully found permanent homes for 745 pets during its weekend adopt-a-thon event on June 25 and 26. to adopt hundreds of animals in the aftermath of last month’s devastating tornado. It makes me so happy to know that so many pet lovers wanted to help find these animals homes! Such happy news from Joplin!

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Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26. WHAT : The Joplin Humane Society and the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) are hosting a major adoption event on June 25 and 26 for nearly 600 animals who need permanent homes after being displaced by the May 22 tornado that tore through Joplin.

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Adopt Me Because I Need You

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Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable&# , from special needs, to age, and even just the color of their fur! To help find homes for these special pets Petfinder has designated Sept. 17-25, 2011, as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.&#. Shelters and rescue groups will nominate a very special pet in their care who is waiting for a home. So far there are 450 of these special pets waiting for their forever homes!

Why Adopt a Senior Dog?

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ASPCA | Why Adopt a Senior Dog? Please visit and read some great reasons to adopt a senior dog! There are so many amazing senior pets who would love a forever home to live out there remaining years in. If you have room in your heart and home, please consider all ages of animals

Guest post: Dog Adoption

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Dog Fence DIY has a variety of different pet containment systems to choose from. Be sure to check out the Innotek 2100 pet containment system for the best available price. If you’re going to adopt a shelter dog, it’s important that you do your homework beforehand, so you choose the right dog for your family. There really is no hurry, and it’s important that everyone is happy with the dog you adopt.

On Discounts on Adoptions

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Here's a Gray Matter for you (or maybe not): A humane society near me is doing a cat- and dog-adoption promotion this month. You can adopt a dog for $75 rather than $100, and if you adopt a cat for $50 you can get a second one for half the price. With record numbers of animals being abandoned due to foreclosures and the economy, and let's face it, adopting a dog or cats isn't going to save you any money, do you think it is irresponsible to offer discounts?

Petfinder.com Adopt the Internet Day 2011

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March 15th is “Adopt the Internet Day&# ! In honor of Petfinder.com’s 15th birthday , they want everyone to spread the word about pet adoption on March 15, 2011. Take the pledge that you will tell one person about pet adoption on March 15. By pledging, you’ll enter for a chance to win one of 10 Pet Hair Eraser ® Vacuums from BISSELL. Caption a Petfinder adoptable-pet photo on ICanHasCheezburger !

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Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S. Often times, animals in this situation have been victims of abuse, and their trauma may cause them to exhibit traits that make them less likely to be adopted.

Adopt-a-Pet.com Guest Post

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The following is a guest post from the amazing animal lovers of Adopt-a-Pet.com. Adopt-a-Pet.com is the world’s largest non-profit pet adoption website. We are like an ad agency for shelters and shelter pets. Sadly there are 4 million healthy adoptable companion animals killed in shelters each year due to overcrowding. We do our best to relieve that problem and put pets from shelters in the homes of pet seekers all over the country.

5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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With the growing awareness of pet overpopulation more and more families are choosing to adopt a shelter dog and save a life. When adopting a rescue there are added considerations on selecting the right dog for your lifestyle. The shelter staff will do a behavior assessment to determine a dog’s adoptability soon after arriving at the shelter. Knowing their energy level is crucial to a smooth transition of bringing your new pet home. guest post pet care rescues

How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet. Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession. Yes, the sheer responsibility of caring for a pet has notable benefits in and of itself. Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. Caring for a pet may even help you live longer.

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Furdiburb – A Virtual Pet Adventure!

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There is a fun game called Furdiburb , and like the title of this post suggests, it’s a virtual pet adventure game! Furdiburb is a virtual pet, puzzle, and adventure game mashed into one. Players care for their newly adopted pet by feeding and cleaning him. The pet never dies. No sex or violence, just potty humor (the pet poops, and players clean the screen by manually tossing the poop off the screen). Pet Tech spotted

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Traveling With Your Pets

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However, if your best friends just so happen to be a menagerie of pets, there are a few things to consider before revving that engine and heading out the door. Sure, your pet bulldog Max might chase his own tail around his food bowl, but when you throw a blanket over your suitcase to hide it from view, you’re not fooling anyone. Even better, give your pets a glimpse of the future so that when everything suddenly changes, they’ll have some bit of normalcy to hold on to.

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6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest

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American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO, Bob Vetere announced today that the organization’s 6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28 , 2014 at 5:00 p.m. One student from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication or online outline. cats dogs events pet stories Last call!

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Pets do the funniest things!

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One of the many reasons why we appreciate out pets is because they always keep us laughing. From the adorable sounds our bird makes when she is happy, to watching our dog do “zoomies” around the couch again and again, and many other funny things in between, our pets have always had a way of brightening our days. What would our lives be like without our beloved pets to keep us laughing? Also, National Get a PAL for Your Pet Day is November 19th!

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4 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Dog

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Choosing to adopt a dog rather than get one at the pet store (or what some like to refer to as “puppy mill”) is a beautiful thing—essentially you are saving a poor pup from euthanasia and you’re providing a an animal with a good home. But adopting a pet is a huge responsibility and is very similar to adopting a child. So before you commit to being a pet owner, you want to make sure that you are ready for the changes a new pet will bring.

Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun! You can see more pet interviews on the PAL YouTube channel. We would love for you to join, you can pledge to help pets three different ways; adopting your next pet, volunteering at a shelter, or even just taking a photo of a pet in need of a good home and sharing it online. Will you take a pledge to help pets?

Animal History Museum Senior Pets Contest

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Have a great story to tell about adopting a senior pet? The post Animal History Museum Senior Pets Contest appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Share it with the Animal History Museum and you could be featured in one of their upcoming exhibits. Enter their Facebook contest today! Click the photo below to be taken to their page: Be sure to check out the Animal History Museum website too! It’s a lot of fun.

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San Francisco Considers Banning Pet Sales

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Pet sales would be banned altogether, except for the sale of pet fish. All companion animals including dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, and lizards would be considered as pets. If it passes, San Francisco residents would have to go to a shelter or rescue group to adopt an animal. I can't believe the pet industry would allow such legislation without a fight. Tags: california san francisco legislation pets

Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets. Most of us know that spaying or neutering a pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent an unintended pregnancy. But for some people, it’s still hard to take the plunge, and many people see altering a pet as surgery that the pet doesn’t need and wouldn’t consent to if he was able to talk. Altering your pet can also help to reduce other cancers.

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Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love!

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‘Picture Me @ Home’ provides animal shelters with turnkey marketing campaigns to help increase adoptions, community support and donations in February! And just look at how cute these pets are! Animal shelters need … Continue reading → The post Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love! Who wouldn’t fall in love with them?!

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The Shelter Pet Project

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The Shelter Pet Project is a wonderful public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council! The project goal is to help the many great pets waiting in shelters. The campaign motto is “a person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet”! We couldn’t agree more and hope that you help them spread the word about adopting. Ways you can help spread the word: Like the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook [link].

Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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Keep your pet happy and healthy with these mobile apps. Pets can be a bigger commitment than many people expect, between adoption, health care, training, and environment, there are a lot of variables to consider. Fido Pet Adoptions (iOS, Android). When you’re in the beginning stages of adopting a pet, the choice can be nerve-wracking, and going to the shelter without a plan is like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach.

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November is Senior Pet Month

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Did you know that November celebrates senior pets? November is Senior Pet Month. If so, you know the joys of pets who might have less spunk but more soul. Here are five reasons to love a senior pet. The same is true for our pets. Older pets, however, don’t need to release all that youthful energy. Older pets still need love and attention, but they don’t require babysitting like a frisky puppy or curious kitten.

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#RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet

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Make it special and set the best kind of #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet. When looking for love, you’re more likely to find the real deal at your local animal shelter than … Continue reading → The post #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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On Taxes, Veganism and "Pets"

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I've written about my ambivalence regarding "pet" ownership/guardianship/insert-whatever-term-you're-comfortable-with, and also about my strong belief in helping individuals, but I don't recall addressing whether the having of pets is not vegan. I'm doing my best in an imperfect world to respect the rights of other sentients, and I have heard vegans say that sanctuaries--and not pet ownership--will be the only way out of subjugation for cats and dogs.

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Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People. While there are no exact numbers on how many animals are coming in from foreclosed homes (since many people don’t give an accurate reason), shelters have noted a dramatic increase in the number of homeless pets they take in, either from owners dropping them off, or from pets that are simply abandoned outdoors or in empty houses. Unfortunately, a recession also means that less people are adopting from or donating to shelters.

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Bring Pets Home

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The fund raising Web site also offers exclusive content for cat and dog owners which includes information on pet care and safety, information on animal shelters, as well blogs, groups and open forums. The site’s primary purpose is to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. Each retailer specifies a percent commission on the Web site and donates that percentage of the purchase to Bring Pets Home. About Bring Pets Home.

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Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

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Earlier this week a Connecticut woman was attacked by a 200 pound chimpanzee named Travis who had been kept as a pet for 14 years. “ The thing is, those abilities make him very intelligent, but they still do not make him a domesticated pet. Herold was legally issued a permit to keep Travis as a pet. “Keeping an animal like that as a pet and force-training it goes against all of its natural instincts.

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"No More Homeless Pets" Conference Scheduled for October

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Join Best Friends Animal Society for the annual No More Homeless Pets National Conference, October 23-25, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year, five million healthy, adoptable homeless pets are still being put down. Make valuable new connections to make your work for homeless pets even more effective! From a Best Friends email. This is the conference for people who want to make a difference.

Etched In My Heart

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Etched In My Heart offers pet lovers a wide variety of personalized gifts. Another thing we love about Etched In My Heart is that they donate part of their proceeds to The PetSave Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Bona Tucker in June 2000 as a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption resource for domestic rabbits, cats and dogs. cats dogs gifts for pet lovers horses reviews They were nice enough to send us personalized frames for our dog and bird.

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Best Welcome Home Ever

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The warm welcome a pet provides to his/her owner when they come home is one that cannot be beat! Adopt-a-Pet.com launched the “Best Welcome Home Ever,” public service campaign intended to increase pet adoptions that will showcase all the silly, crazy and hilarious ways that pets greet their owners, and you can be a part of it! Send in your best pet welcome home and it might be featured on the site, or even on future PSA ads on television!

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Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

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MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. Two of the activists, one painted to look like a dog and the other like a cat, stood in gift boxes holding signs that urged people not to view animals as toys and to adopt pets instead of purchasing them. mexico protests activism animal rights companion animals animal welfare pets