Posts Tagged ‘Petfinder’

Happy Birthday Petfinder!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

March 15, 2011 is…

Adopt the Internet Day.

Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day

In honor of Petfinder’s fifteenth birthday, pet lovers/bloggers everywhere are spreading the word about adoptable pets.  Here are some fun ways you can help…

See full size image If you have a website, write a blog post about Adopt the Internet Day. Dedicate today’s Facebook status and picture to an adoptable pet from Petfinder.See full size image Adopt a pet!See full size image Share an adoptable Petfinder pet on twitter with the hashtag #adopttheinternet.

For more great ideas right from Petfinder, click the super-cute badge.  (Also, you can cut and paste the badge into your own blog post if you would like.)

Happy Birthday Petfinder!

May the next fifteen years bring you even closer to obsolete.

(I mean that in the nicest every-pet-has-a-forever-home sort of way!)

Thank you for being a Pet Saver on the grandest level.

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Also, just as important, today is my Mom-in-Law Karen’s birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!!  I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

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More Great Veterinary Blogs

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

While I wait for life to get less sad, I have been writing considerably less than usual.  After Fuzzy and Wuzzy Rats and Piggy the guinea pig passed away, I could see where this season was heading, and put a few Very Favorite Writing Projects on hold (The Wagging Tail Blog and ) and cut down my writing here to a much slower pace.  My Carefresh Ask-a-Vet project is still full speed, but that one is Q&A – much easier, and a good respite from the sadness.  Good call on the slowing down thing, though.

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 Ebony Dog and Princess Gerbil passed away soon after.  Russ has gotten me “I’m a winner” stickers that I wear every day I get out of bed since Ebony died.

100% success so far.  I am a winner.  75% success staying out of bed.  I am STILL a winner.  I still get a freaking sticker.  (Yes I really wear them.  Unless we just met, and even then, really, it should be obvious what a dork I am.  I LOVE the stickers.)

Anyway, that is all my prelude to my Super Awesome List I have for you.  Until I can get back to writing more regularly (and even then), here are some MORE great veterinary blogs I found thanks to veterinarians on my first list of great veterinary blogs. If there are more veterinary blogs you love, let me know! Yes, this is getting out of hand – I love it!  And yes, we should be out saving and preserving lives.  We take turns.  You know, as a worldwide veterinary community.  Save-write-sleep-repeat.

More Great Veterinary Blogs

Also, I included a few blogs from human medicine, because they are just awesome.

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CantSpell, DVM

Funny Vet

Dr. Scott

The Real Housecats of Orange County

Dr. Kelly Wright

The Story Behind the Pictures

Dr. Leslie Brown Sheridan

VETBLOG

Toronto Vet

A Vet’s Guide to Life

Dr. Chris Bern

Vogue Vet

Vogue Vet

The Weird Veterinary World

C. Todd Dolen, DVM

and 2 people blogs…

Dr. Grumpy in the House

Dr. Grumpy, MD, Neurologist

33 Charts

Bryan Vartabedian, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

And, of course, remember to visit the wonderful pet bloggers in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop…

Coming Soon on Riley and James (and quite a few other blogs, I have a feeling…)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Adopt the Internet!

Happy 15th Birthday Petfinder!

Thank you Pet Savers everywhere for all you do to help pets!!

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Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

This just in!  Actually, Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week started Sunday, September 19, so I am two days late getting this out, but I thought it was too important to miss!   What a fun lead in to Nebraska Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals this coming Sunday, September 26!  Check out Nebraska Humane Society’s “Special Needs Adoptions” section to meet Lilly, a beautiful cat looking for a forever home.

Being a typical vet (and pet lover in general, I suppose), our own home consists of a goofy assortment of rescues and randoms, none of whom I would trade for anything!  Hmm…I just realized all of our current rescues (Piggy the Guinea Pig, Ebony the Lab Mix, Noodle the Poodle and Joy the Puppy) are black, which is sometimes a difficult color of pet to adopt out!  I think they are all absolutely gorgeous…I would have chosen them “on purpose” if I could have!

Joy The Puppy-You are right, Dr. V, black pets ARE more difficult to photograph, but when they turn out, the pictures are gorgeous!

Thank you “Be the Change for Pets” for letting me post this next part word-for-word! You can too if you would like to repost it on your website!

“This week is Petfinder.com‘s Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, a week dedicated to spotlighting those pets that are most often overlooked in shelters.  It’s all about getting people to take a second glance — and give a second chance — to those pets whose only crime is being a little older, the “wrong” color, or otherwise “less adoptable” — but who have just as much love to give.

So BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets and I are taking up the cause for the next Be the Change Challenge!  We’re spreading the word about the many great adoptable pets who sit in shelters for weeks, months, and even years waiting for their forever home while the cute and cuddly kittens and puppies get snapped right up.

So who are these “less adoptable” pets?  According to a survey of Petfinder member shelters and rescues the hardest to adopt out pets are senior or older pets, those with health problems (even minor ones), victims of breed prejudice (like Pit Bulls), shy pets, and those that need to be only pets.  But that’s not all!  A lot of people overlook black and brindle dogs and cats as well.  (Not convinced?  Check Why Less Adoptable Pets Rule.)

So next time you or a friend are looking to adopt, give these pets a second chance, a little more time and you never know, a less adoptable pet might just be the purrr-fect pet adoption for you!

The last Be the Change Challenge raised over 50,000 lbs of pet food and supplies for pets in need.  Now let’s get together and raise the bar for less adoptable pets!”