What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in October 2011

Posted by Jennifer on October 3rd, 2011

HUGE New Feature: Post Your Volunteer Opportunities!
You asked for it, we added it! Now you can add your shelter or rescue’s volunteer opportunities for volunteers near you to see. It’s super easy. Just click on “Volunteers” in your shelter admin area, and select “Manage Volunteer Opportunities“. This is where you can both add a new opportunity and edit any that you previously posted.

Only volunteers who have registered on Adopt-a-Pet.com will be able to view your opportunities.  When a volunteer expresses interest in your opportunity, we’ll send you an email with a link to their volunteer profile on Adopt-a-Pet.com. That way you’ll have some information about them before you respond!

To add a new volunteer opportunity, just click the “Add a Volunteer Opportunity” button, fill out the title, location, date when the opportunity expires, a description and select which of your publicists will receive email replies to your opportunity, and click “Add this Opportunity.” Volunteers near you will be able to see your posting immediately! We have over 17,000 volunteers all across North America that have registered to help shelters and rescues like you.

Have an idea for a new feature that would help you save time and save more pets? Let us know! Email jennifer@adoptapet.com.


A message from Bayer Animal Health: Lost Pets Need Your Help!
Every year, millions of pets get lost and many without proper ID are never returned to their families. We know how hard you all work for the lost and found pets that come through your doors. We’re excited to tell you about the new LinkedforLife™ community designed to link animals to a lifetime of love! The goal is to help reunite lost pets with their families and to help find more great homes for animals in need.

How It Works
Among many other supportive features, LinkedforLife™ sends online lost pet alerts out to clinics, shelters, registered pet lovers and social media communities. In addition, an aggregation of all lost pets reported in your area is captured in a gallery format so that you can reference it in the event you come across a lost pet. This community is free for all pet owners to use. It was created by Bayer’s resQ® microchip in an effort to create awareness for pet identification and pet adoption. This is a powerful tool in helping lost animals get back to their families and keeping adopted pets in happy homes. We know this will support all the great work you do and we hope we start to see an increase in lost pets finding their way back home.

What You Can To Do to Help
By registering at the Lost Pet Command Center now, you’ll start receiving the alerts. Let’s keep working hard together so that we can see a day when every pet has a happy home – and stays there! Please register today.


Get 25% back from Purina at Sam’s Club
From October 1st, 2011-December 31st, 2011 Purina® will reimburse 25% of your total Purina ® product purchases made at Sam’s Club (up to $1,000) as well as a one year $35 Sam’s Club business membership if you aren’t already a member. Sam’s Club members also have a chance to help your shelter/rescue! A member can purchase any Purina product from October 1st-December 1st, 2011, give their receipt to your shelter/rescue, and you can add this receipt to your overall rebate. The total rebate amount cannot exceed $1,000 per shelter with all combined receipts (including the shelter’s receipts).” Participation is easy! In order to receive reimbursement, follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit your local Sam’s Club from October 1st, 2011-December 31st, 2011
  2. If you’re not already a Sam’s Club Member, sign up for a Business Membership in-Club (save the receipt) and Purina® will reimburse the $35 fee.
  3. Buy any Purina® products (save the receipts) and Purina® will reimburse 25% of your purchases (up to $1,000).
  4. Go to www.samsclub.com/purinaanimalwelfare to fill out and mail in a reimbursement form and all your receipts. (Note: PO Boxes not accepted. US addresses only. One form per organization only. Tax ID not required.)
  5. Check your mailbox in 6-8 weeks to find your reimbursement check from Purina® and Sam’s Club.

Visit www.samsclub.com/purinaanimalwelfare for more info!


Congratulations to the latest recipients of our Veterinary Care Fund grants!
Congratulations to the latest recipients of a $2,000 grant from the Purina Veterinary Diets® Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund: Homeless Animals Rescue Team, DFW Pug Rescue Club, Habitat for Horses, and Diabetic Cats in Need. Read their grant applications and see the photos of the animals these grants will be helping here: http://www.adoptapet.com/shelterblog/2011/06/veterinary-care-fund-grants/ A new grant will be being awarded each week over the next 10 weeks, so you still have 10 more chances. If you haven’t applied yet, you can apply here.


Need Food Donations? Purina Pets For People May Be Able To Help!!
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® 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 2010, 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!

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