- A new look for Adopt-a-Pet.com!
- New: Dog breed information for adopters
- Something sweet to share on Valentine’s Day
- 2013 Veterinary Care Fund grant recipients
- Purina continues to help homeless dogs and cats
A new look for Adopt-a-Pet.com!
Last week we launched a new look for many parts of the Adopt-a-Pet.com website! While our original website’s design, with the wonderful celebrities that lent their faces to further the pet adoption cause, served homeless pets well for the past decade, it was time for an update. The new design of our home page, navigation menu, and pet pages makes it easier for potential adopters to search and see your pets on their desktop, phone, or tablet — to help you get more pets adopted.
- Pet search results are exactly the same. We did not touch the pet database with this redesign.
- Your shelter/rescue admin area. (For now! We know many of you have asked for changes – we will be rolling out new features later this year.)
New: Dog breed information for adopters
Millions of potential adopters come to Adopt-a-Pet.com every month as part of their pre-adoption research process. To help educate future dog parents and better prepare them to make lifetime matches, with the help of some wonderful dog breed rescue experts, we created a library of dog breed information for potential adopters! Our “What Dog Breed is Best for You?” also lets adopters know that they don’t need to feel like breed selection is the ultimate key to finding their perfect match. It’s about the individual pet’s personality and the chemistry. But for those adopters researching the characteristics of dog breeds, they can now get not just physical traits, but helpful quotes from rescuers telling them what’s the most important thing to know about a particular breed. The information can be helpful for your staff and volunteers too! Check it out at http://www.adoptapet.com/dog-
Congratulations to our ten grant recipients! The 2013 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund grant program has distributed the $10,000 in ten grants of $1,000 each to help US and Canadian shelters and rescues with their veterinary costs. Thank you to everyone who applied. We are so proud to be able to help you in the amazing pet-saving work you do, and grateful to our supporters who made it possible. You can see the ten recipients’ grant applications and photos at http://shelterblog.
Purina continues to help homeless dogs and cats
Our friends at Purina® Pets for People 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.
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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To learn more about Purina’s support of animal welfare organizations around the U.S., and to see if you are eligible, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com