What’s new at Adopt-a-Pet.com in June 2014

Posted by Jennifer on June 9th, 2014
  • New feature: Enter pet adopter and microchip info
  • New bigger pet photos in search results
  • Subject line change in your pet inquiry emails
  • New partner site: FamilyPet.com
  • Veterinary Care Fund grants — apply now
  • Purina continues to help homeless dogs and cats

Summer is almost here, and so are your summertime adopters! We’re working hard to add new features to make your pet-saving easier. If you need help with or have feedback about our features, please email Jennifer and Laurie at helpdesk@adoptapet.com - we love to hear from you!

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New feature: Enter adopter and microchip info
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You can now save pet adopter and microchip information with your adopted pets! When you click the “Mark Adopted” button on any pet on your My Pet List you now see a popup that lets you enter adopter and microchip info… if you want to! You can simply click the big gray “No Thanks” button without typing anything, and the pet will still be marked adopted. If you never want to see the adopter popup again, just check the ”Don’t show this again” checkbox on the popup.
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You can also save adopter and microchip info on pets you’ve previously marked adopted. Just go to your Adopted Pets list (direct link below) and click the “Add Adopter” button on any pet.
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New: bigger pet photos in search results
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Your pet thumbnail photos in search results are 400% bigger than before, a massive 200×200 pixels! Wow! All search thumbnails are square with rounded corners. You don’t need to do anything to your pet photos. Our new thumbnail generator does that for you auto-magically! The full size photo appears when a potential adopter clicks to view the pet. See what your bigger thumbnail photos look like to the public by clicking any of your pet listings links at
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Subject line change in your pet inquiry emails
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You told us that some of your pet adoption listings were getting so many inquiry emails, and with how many email program inboxes group emails with the same subject line into “conversations” it was a challenge for you to keep up with all the potential adopter inquiries! To help with that, we made a change to the subject line of the emails you get when an adopter clicks the contact button on any of your pet listings. Previously the email subject line started with “I’m interested in…” and now it will start with the adopter’s name.
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New partner site: FamilyPet.com
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We have a great new partner site with more than 2 million unique visitors each month: FamilyPet.com! Partner sites can automatically link to your adoptable pets on Adopt-a-Pet.com with no extra effort on your part. As always, we give you control over what partner sites display your pets. At any time you can opt-out of your pets appearing on FamilyPet.com by unchecking them as a partner on your Shelter/Rescue Info page:
www.adoptapet.com/cgi-bin/shelter/shelter.cgi/shelter_edit_form
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Veterinary Care Fund grants – apply now!
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Thanks to our sponsors and donors, we will be able to help even more of you help the pets in your care get the veterinary care they need to get healthy and adopted! Your shelter or rescue can apply for one of our Veterinary Care Fund grants now at http://shelterblog.adoptapet.com/2014/06/veterinary-care-fund-application/

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Purina continues to help homeless dogs and cats
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Our friends at Purina® continue to help remove barriers to adoption by changing perceptions of shelter pets! One way that Purina supports shelters is through partnerships with Shelter-Me Photography and the Shelter Arts Foundation.  These organizations are dedicated to training shelter staff and volunteers to get the very best photo of every pet that is available for adoption.  You can learn more about this effort at www.meettherealme.org.
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Found Animals Microchips
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The Found Animals Registry was built for one reason: all lost pets deserves to find their way home. As a nonprofit organization, they offer low-cost microchips and 100% free registration in support of that vision. Email Found Animals at microchipsales@found.org to learn more.
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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 pro page on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest to say a virtual hello!

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