Dig This–Creative Grassroots Movement for Pet Adoption

By Saturday, September 3, 2011

If there were an award for most creative grass roots effort to encourage people to adopt a pet, the Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 for Pet Adoption would win a golden bone! Megan Blake, actress and passionate pet adoption advocate created the unique tour along with her adopted dog Super Smiley. The flash mob includes a choreographed dance (anyone can perform) and tail wagging theme chant. Their mission is to celebrate pet adoption and education around shelter animals with a rockin’ campaign that energizes people to get up and take action!   Watch it! Join theSuper Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption and dance for the dogs this fall. They’ll be visiting Phoenix, AZ Sept. 10-11 at the Wonder Pet Expo; Jacksonville, FL Sept. 24 at Strut Your Mutt; New York City Oct 28th at Pups on the Runway; and Pomona, CA Nov 5th at Pet Expo USA.

Adopt the Internet Day–March 15, 2011

By Sunday, March 6, 2011

What It's All About In honor of our 15th birthday, Petfinder is asking people everywhere to pledge to spread the word online about adoptable pets on March 15, 2011. What You Can Do Add a badge to your Web site to show your support. Take our 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! The photos with the best captions will be featured on the ICanHasCheezburger.com homepage on March 15. On March 15, donate your Facebook status and photo to an adoptable Petfinder pet. Simply replace your photo with one from the Adopt-the-Internet All-Stars gallery and post one of these messages: More than 320,000 pets are waiting for homes on Petfinder.com. Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet today and find forever homes for as many as possible! I adopted my pet from Petfinder and now I want to help get this pet adopted! If you want to help pets in need ...

Our New Dog, “Chilly”, Warms Our Hearts

By Sunday, February 7, 2010

Three weeks ago, my husband Paul and I headed to the animal shelter in Largo with intentions of adopting an adult cat. An hour later, we left the SPCA Tampa Bay with an 8-week old Labrador retriever mix puppy. Needless to say, our lives and our home have been turned upside down. How the heck did that happen? The year 2009 was a tough one for us. Paul and I said farewell to our beloved Buck, a 13- year old yellow Labrador mix—my canine soul mate and “the greatest dog ever”. That was in July. Then, suddenly, on November 30th, our awesome, 12-year old super-sized cat, Tank, died suddenly from what our veterinarian believes was an embolism. For the first time in 25 years, Paul and I found ourselves pet-less. (I’m not counting our donkeys and goats because despite their sweet, loving nature, they just don’t offer the same level of companionship dogs and cats do). Paul and I were overwhelmed by the silence and stillness in our home after Buck and Tank’s passing. We never realized how much pulse and ...