What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com January 2016

Posted by Jennifer on January 8th, 2016
Happy New Year! Find tips and answers in our Help Library: click here. If you need additional support or have feedback, we love to hear from you! Email Laurie & Jennifer at helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We normally respond within 1 business day. If you don’t hear back from our helpdesk@adoptapet.com (the best email for us), please email jennifer@adoptapet.com directly. Thank you!
  • A look back at 2015
  • Petco Foundation’s 2016 grant application dates announced
  • Adopt-a-Pet.com grant program now closed
  • Purina Shelter Champions: Supporting Your Passion

………………………………………………………………..

A look back at 2015

You, the staff and volunteers at shelters and rescues, are on the front lines of animal welfare and rescue. Your efforts are heroic in our eyes, helping homeless pets get the care and promotion they need to get seen and adopted. As we reflect on all that Adopt-a-Pet.com accomplished in 2015, we are eternally grateful for you, as we couldn’t do all that we do without you — and the wonderful, pet-loving people at Purina, Bayer Animal Health, and the Petco Foundation. Thank you for being a hero for animals!Statistically 2015 was spectacular! Over 39.8 million unique people visited Adopt-a-Pet.com, and they ran over 53 million pet searches and looked at over 157 million of your pets for adoption. Wow! The majority of them saved their searches to get our immensely-popular and successful New Pet Alert emails — we sent over 88 million New Pet Alert emails highlighting your newly available pets to bring those potential adopters to connect them to your shelter or rescue, helping you adopt more pets.

The Adopt-a-Pet.com team is passionate about making the site the best it can be to help you and your pets get adopted! In 2015 we continued to gather your feedback and do extensive user testing to build new features and refine existing ones to be the best they can be. We launched our totally free PAWsite website building and hosting tool, and to-date an incredible 865 of you signed up to try it out! We added the ability for you to enter a microchip number when you add or edit pets, and search for saved microchip info too. We added a My Adopter List page for you to easily see and export adopter information you save with your adopted pets. We added new high-traffic partner sites that you could opt in to get your pets seen by even more potential adopters, including Oodle Classifieds, PawMyGosh, ClassifiedAds.com, LikeThat Pets, and Found Animals Foundation. We also gave away $10,000 in Veterinary Care Fund grants to help pets in shelters and rescues get the veterinary care they need to go from homeless to adopted!

We had some amazing offline promotions in 2015 too! We joined Coldwell Banker and their Homes For Dogs Project with nationwide TV ads airing on NBC and local events during The Homes for Dogs National Adoption Weekend. Speaking of nationwide ads, pets from Adopt-a-Pet.com are also being featured in nationwide Subaru web ads. What wonderful exposure for shelter and rescue pets to so many people!

We look forward to a spectacular 2016 with you too!
Your Adopt-a-Pet.com Family

………………………………………………………………..

Petco Foundation’s 2016 grant application dates announced

Our friends at the Petco Foundation have just announced their 2016 grant application dates! Their grants are for qualifying U.S. organizations whose primary purpose falls into one of four categories, including one for animal sheltering and adoption organizations. Grant application dates and instructions may be found at http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_foundationgranttypes.aspx

………………………………………………………………..

Adopt-a-Pet.com grant program now closed

Our grant committee is happily overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of this year’s grant applications! The Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund will be giving away the final 2015 grants and contacting the recipients within the next few weeks. Due to the volume of applications, they are only able to contact the recipients – they are not able to contact everyone or provide a status of your application. If you are a grant recipient, they will reach you! We will also be posting the final recipients on our shelter blog here. Thanks to compassionate donors and our pet-loving sponsors for making the Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund grants possible! We do not yet have information on any Adopt-a-Pet.com grant programs for 2016, but you know we’ll let you know here in an email and on your Admin Home page when we do.

………………………………………………………………..

Purina Shelter Champions: Supporting Your Passion

You’re doing great work, and Purina wants to help. That’s why Purina created a program dedicated to helping hundreds of small rescue groups nationwide through funding, awareness, and support. To learn more about the perks and qualifications of Purina’s program, head to rallytorescue.org.

Thank You

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


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

 
PIa
Shelter Blog Homepage
 

Humane America Animal Foundation, dba Adopt-a-Pet.com, is a non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity. Our mission (and passion) is to help get homeless pets out of the shelters and into loving homes. Let us know what you think! Suggestion & Comment Box
© 2008 Adopt-a-Pet.com - All rights reserved