What’s new at Adopt-a-Pet.com in March 2018

Posted by Jennifer on March 11th, 2018
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  • NEW! Checkbox for pet also needs a foster home
  • Should we build this feature for you?
  • Love Changes Everything $10,000 grant
  • Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge
  • Bella
  • Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
  • Helping pet owners choose a flea product

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NEW! Checkbox for pet also needs a foster home

You’ve been telling us you needed more foster homes so you can help even more pets. We heard you! This new checkbox will help you connect to more potential foster homes. Check it when adding or editing a pet on Adopt-a-Pet.com. You can even use the checkbox if you are “AutoUploading” from your software, though it’s not available yet if you’re “Importing” from your software. See more about how this works here adoptapet.com/shelter/pointers/fostering_pets.html or try it out on any of your available pets from your My Pet List.

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Should we build this feature for you? Weigh in!

We really want your input on something important. We’re thinking about building a new feature that allows you to manage your pet inquiries, and we’d love to know if you think it’s valuable or not. We’ve put together a little video that demonstrates how the feature would work here, and there’s an easy survey right underneath it where you can tell us what you think. (Please note that, although it can be viewed and completed on your mobile device, it’s much easier on desktop.)

Here’s some more background. Fact: of the people who report they didn’t adopt the pet they inquired about, 46% say they never heard back from the animal welfare organization caring for that pet. When the team at Adopt-a-Pet.com realized that, we started to learn everything we could about the issues that make it difficult, if not impossible, for organizations like yours to respond to all inquiries about pets. We have some things in the works that we think will raise the quality of the inquiries you receive (stay tuned for more on that soon!), and we’re also wondering if having some more robust communication tools might help. So please check out the demo video and let us know what you think! We’ll be closing the questionnaire on March 22.

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Love Changes Everything $10,000 grant

Your U.S. animal welfare organization could be eligible for a $10,000 grant or one of 23 $500 awards from the Petco Foundation through the Love Changes Everything photo mosaic project! Starting March 3, help the Petco Foundation celebrate adoption by encouraging pet adopters to digitally submit their photos with their pets and be part of the world’s largest mosaic mural of adopted pets and their people at petcofoundation.org/snaplove. The organization with the most submissions between March 3 and March 25 will be eligible for a $10,000 grant award!

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Registration is open for the 5th annual Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, an online fundraising competition benefiting animal welfare organizations across the country. The Challenge runs from May 1st to May 31stthis year and they have several exciting changes to help celebrate their 5th year and over $5 Million raised for animal welfare organizations. They are splitting participating charities into two tiers: one for larger organizations and one for smaller ones – making it easier for organizations to compete effectively. They are offering more cash prizes, with an increased prize pool of $250,000, up from $150,000 in 2017. They are also offering reduced donation transaction fees, meaning more money to save more pets! This fundraiser has helped raise over $5 million dollars since it launched in 2013. Last year, over 11,000 individuals donated money to more than 350 organizations in over 46 states to raise +$1.3M. Visit http://fundraising.crowdrise.com/spc for more information.

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A Message From our Friends at Purina…

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They’re spirited, peppy and picky. The small dogs in your care are unique. So are their nutritional needs. Pamper them with food made for small dogs – Bella.

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A Message From our Friends at Petco…

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Pet insurance is the best way to ensure that adopted dogs and cats get the best vet care possible when they need it the most. Every six seconds a pet owner is faced with a vet bill over $1,000 and every year 1 in 3 pets require emergency veterinary treatment. Pet insurance pays up to 90% of vet bills for these unfortunate incidents. This guide provides an overview of the benefits of pet insurance for newly adopted pets.

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A Message From our Friends at Bayer…

Helping pet owners choose a flea product

Pet owners have many options to treat, control and guard against fleas, and navigating the various types of flea products available can be confusing. Knowing how and why different flea treatments work is key to your helping your adopters choose the form that makes the most sense for them and their pets.

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Thank-you

And, of course… We thank the wonderful, pet-loving people at PurinaPetco, the Petco Foundation, 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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