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What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in March 2013

Posted by Jennifer on March 7th, 2013
  • Send us a video testimonial!
  • New feature: your “Adopted” and “Hidden” Pet Lists
  • Coming soon: opt-in or -out of Adopted Pet List visibility
  • New feature: QR Codes for your adoptable pets
  • 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. Now on to your Adopt-a-Pet.com news for March!
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Send us a video testimonial!
Have you had great experiences and results using Adopt-a-Pet.com? Would you like to help us spread the word to other animal shelters and rescue groups in a really fun way? In the past, we’ve shared the many written testimonials we’ve received from folks like you (or maybe YOU… thanks!). Now we’d like to add something new: video! We know how passionate you are about saving pets, and it will be inspiring for other animal welfare folks to be able to hear and see your passion.  We’d love to see your face on screen, talking about how Adopt-a-Pet.com helps your do your wonderful work.  Don’t be camera-shy… you look mahvelous!
If you’ll be at the Texas Unites Conference in Austin March 16th, we can film you there. If not, you can participate by answering three questions on video (or just freestyle your own testimonial, if you’d prefer), uploading it to YouTube, and emailing us the link – super easy! Please reply to jennifer@adoptapet.com if you’d like to participate. Thank you in advance for your time.
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New feature: your “Adopted” and “Hidden” Pet Lists
You asked for it, we added it for you! You’ll notice that you can now mark your pets as “Adopted” or “Hidden.” Your “Adopted/On Hold” pet list has been renamed “My Adopted Pets” You’ll also notice a new list: “My Hidden Pets.”
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Coming soon: Opt-in or -out of Adopted Pet List visibility
Currently, both your 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!
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New feature: QR Codes for your adoptable pets
QR codes are everywhere! These scalable funny looking square graphics let smartphone users with a QR app scan the image and get information, like launching a link to a website. QR codes are now on all your Adopt-a-Pet.com kennel cards and adoption flyers! They send a user directly to that pet’s page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
You can batch print kennel cards and flyers with QR codes in your print center http://www.adoptapet.com/shelter/print_center or print them for individual pets using their Promote drop down on your adoptable Pet List http://www.adoptapet.com/cgi-bin/shelter/pet-reports.cgi/available_pets_form - look for it next to the Date Added. Do you design your own flyers? No problem! You can download a QR code image for any pet on your adoptable Pet List from their “Promote” drop-down too.
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Purina continues to help feed homeless dogs and cats
Our friends at Purina® Pets for People continue to help shelters and rescue groups with donations feeding 9,590 dogs and cats so far in 2013!
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 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!

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!


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