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

Posted by Jennifer on July 9th, 2013
  • Happy Beginnings Grant program now open
  • Help us by taking a short shelter survey?
  • New feature: Email form for adopter inquiries
  • Purina continues to help feed homeless dogs and cats

We’re always looking for ways to save you time & help you get pets adopted. If you have any ideas or feedback, I’d love to hear from you at jennifer@adoptapet.com. Now, on to your Adopt-a-Pet.com news for July!


Happy Beginnings grant program: thank you! 

Thank you for all your wonderful submissions! This grant program is now closed. We will be drawing the final recipient on July 22nd. You can see all the recipients here. (Psst… our Veterinary Care Fund grant program will reopen in this Fall, so stay tuned!) The Adopt-a-Pet.com Happy Beginnings Fund is distributing five $1,000 grants in 2013 for a grand total of $5,000! The grants are to reward innovation and help build successful adoption programs. We asked you, our shelters and rescues, if you had, or were planning, a really inspired adoption program, or you had specific costs related to making sure your adoptions are successful (like providing adoption kits or obedience classes). The fund accepted applications from June 15, 2013 through July 13, 2013.


Help us by taking a short shelter survey?

Adopt-a-Pet.com would like your opinions about flea/tick treatments. We have prepared a very short, anonymous survey that should take about 3 minutes to complete. Can you take a moment to tell us your thoughts? You can access the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RJKKJXQ


New feature: Email form for adopter inquiries

You asked for it, so we are taking the first step towards that feature so many of you have requested… an online adoption application!  Phase one will be a simple form potential adopters can fill out on Adopt-a-Pet.com expressing their interest in a pet by typing their name, email, and a message for you – and they must complete a “captcha” test to ward off spammers.  You’ll get their message in an email, and can simply reply to the email to reach them. The next phase in the coming months will be to give you the choice to add additional fields for the potential adopter to complete.  We always like to give you options, so you’ll be able to instantly opt in or out of using the form with just a click at any time.

Once this new feature launches, please let us know if you have any questions, we’re here to help!


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 21,041 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 Purina® Pets for 55+, Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® and the Purina ONE® Pet Welfare 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.



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 FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest to say a virtual hello!
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