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 ...

Teaching New Tricks at the Dog Park

By Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chilly and I are happy to report that we met lots of great dogs and people during our two visits to  Cherry Creek Dog Park in Colorado. Chilly played while I chatted with pet parents about the various pet restraint options for dogs when traveling in cars.  Chilly wears his red Kurgo Tru-Fit Harness at the park, which gives me the perfect opening to talk about pet safe auto travel and the Toyota PET initiative. This family even let us try out the Zip Line on their Goldendoodle!

Half way there…

By Sunday, December 12, 2010

We've driven 994 miles so far, from Tampa, Florida to Bryant, Arkansas.  Chilly and I are taking a break from the road to visit with my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Mike. Great food, warm bed, and family. You can't beat it! If you follow my blog, you know that we are on a holiday road trip as part of the Toytoa PET initiative--to educate pet parents about the importance of using restraint devices designed for pets while traveling by automobile. (Read my Nov. 14th blog entry for more info about the program.) More and more Americans take Fido along in the car, whether it be to run errands, go to the dog park, or to take a family vacation. One in three pet owners admit that they have been distracted by their pet while driving in their vehicle, according to a recent study by AAA and Kurgo.  We all know that distractions can and often do lead to accidents. If you're headed out on a long trip with you dog for the holidays, here's what we've learned works ...