What’s New At Adopt-a-Pet.com in February 2013

Posted by Jennifer on February 7th, 2013

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You’ll notice that your “Adopted/On Hold” pet list has been renamed “My Adopted Pets” and that you can now mark your pets as “Adopted” – you asked for it, we listened!

You’ll also notice a new list: “My Hidden Pets.” Currently, both Adopted and Hidden pets are not visible to the public. (Only pets on your “My Pet List” are available for adoption and visible to the public.) In the future, we’ll launch the ability for you to opt-in or -out of having your Adopted Pets be visible to the public. Stay tuned!

Now on to your Adopt-a-Pet.com news for February!

  • Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss raising funds for grants
  • Who was the oldest pet you ever knew?
  • How to add clickable links to your pet’s description
  • Purina continues to help feed homeless dogs and cats
If you have a question, need help, have feature request, a great idea, or a success story you’d like to share with other shelters and rescues, I’d love to hear from you! You can email me at jennifer@adoptapet.com.
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Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss raising funds for grants
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We are raising funds for grants that will be available to Adopt-a-Pet.com shelters and rescues! We will announce how to apply in a future email, so stay tuned.
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This fun fundraising campaign started February 10th  and we’re calling it the “Great American Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss” kiss-a-pawlooza! The event encourages everyone to spread the love of their pets to homeless pets by sharing their purr-fect and paw-some pet-kissing photos on the Adopt-a-Pet.com Facebook page, www.facebook.com/adoptapetcom.
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For each photo posted, $2 is donated to Adopt-a-Pet.com’s Veterinary Care Fund grant program, originally funded with a donation from Purina Veterinary Diets®.  The maximum donation is $5,000. Despite the name of the event, photos of all kinds of pets are welcome! If people don’t have a pet of their own, or just want to give some extra kisses this Valentine’s Day, we’re encouraging them to visit an animal shelter or rescue to give a smooch or two to some adoptable pets waiting for permanent homes. Or, better yet, make the relationship permanent and adopt!
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Who was the oldest pet you ever knew?
 
We’ve been wondering about pets who have lived to be amazingly old, and thought who better to ask than the most pet-experienced people we know, our shelters and rescues!  If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you if you know of, or ever owned, a pet who lived an unusually long life.  Please email a photo to jennifer@adoptapet.com and let us know what type of pet they were, and if you know, what brand or type of food did they primarily eat?  If we see any interesting trends we’ll share them here, and we may ask a few of you if we can share your pet’s story with everyone too. Thank you!
 
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How to add clickable links to your pet’s description
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We’ve heard from a few of you that you’d like to be able to have links that adopters can click right in your pet’s story! We understand, as clickable links can help adopters get quickly to your website right from your pet’s story, like directly to your online adoption application. Adding a clickable link to your pet’s description or your pet description templates is possible and not too hard! You do need to be able to copy and paste some HTML code, and customize it with the link you want to use. You don’t need to be an HTML coding wizard to figure it out! We’ve written out step-by-step instructions and posted them here:
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Purina continues to help feed homeless dogs and cats
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Our friends at Purina® Pets for People are off to a great start in 2013. In January they donated 229,683 lbs. of Purina® brand pet food to 97 animal welfare organizations feeding approximately 9,243 cats and dogs!
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 the Purina® Pet Adoption Program, 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.
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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 2012, 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.
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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!
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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 to say a virtual hello!

To learn more about Purina's feeding programs, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com

 
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