What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in September 2012

Posted by Jennifer on September 5th, 2012

New Feature: Blog Search
Did you know that the Adopt-a-Pet.com blog has 682 articles published? That’s a lot of content! While you’ve always been able to navigate by topic, we added a search box to make finding helpful articles for your fosters and adopters even easier. You can find the search box near the upper right of our main blog page at http://blog.adoptapet.com and on every blog article page too. We also have a search on our Shelter Knowledge Center (aka Shelter Blog) where you can find even more help for your staff and volunteers too: http://www.adoptapet.com/shelterblog/


New Feature: Better Password Security
Better security is always a good thing! That’s why we are upgrading our “forgot password” tool, and why you and our staff can no longer see your passwords on your “My Pet Publicist Info” page.  Don’t worry, you can still change them, it’s just one small security measure we have put in place to keep your information safe.

We’re always working to make Adopt-a-Pet.com the best it can be to help you find your pets homes. If you have a feature you’d like us to add, or any part of the website you’d like changed, we’d love to hear from you! Please send your comments in an email to jennifer@adoptapet.com.

2012 Veterinary Care Fund Grants – Application Deadline October 18
Congratulations to the four most recient recipients of a $1,000 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund Grant, including Krazy Kats in California and Mutts Matter in Maryland! You can see their grant submission stories and photos, along with some heartwarming updates from last year’s grant receipients at http://www.adoptapet.com/shelterblog/category/veterinary-care-fund

There are still eight more $1,000 grants to be awarded, one each week for the next eight weeks! If you sent in a grant submission last year, it is still valid, so you do not need to send in a duplicate submission again. If did not apply last year, you can apply here before the midnight PST October 18 deadline: http://www.adoptapet.com/shelterblog/2012/06/grant-application-2012


Need Food Donations? Purina Pets For People May Be Able To Help!
Purina’s support of animal welfare takes the form of Animal Welfare Support programs for non-profit organizations, described in detail on www.PetsforPeople.com. Their programs such as Pets for Seniors, Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® and the Purina ONE® PetWelfare Program are dedicated to providing support for local animal welfare organizations in their efforts to find homes for adoptable animals.

Occasionally the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company may have food donations available in your area. When you register your organization on www.PetsforPeople.com you will be automatically considered for any food donations that become available near you. During 2010, Purina donated more than $13 million in pet food and litter. In addition, should your organization be affected by a natural disaster, Purina may be able to provide food to help feed your organization’s animals during your time of need.


And, of course… 
As always, we thank the wonderful, pet-loving people at Purina and Bayer Animal Health for supporting all of us in our mission and making Adopt-a-Pet.com a free service!

That’s all our news for this month. We’d love to hear what’s going on with you too, so please stop by our pages on Facebook and Twitter and say a virtual hello!

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