What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in April 2014

Posted by Jennifer on April 3rd, 2014
  • New! Dozens of Dog Breed Approval Badges
  • Cat, Horse, Bird, Bunny, and other Approval Badges
  • Here’s a chance at $500 for your shelter or rescue
  • Congrats to the recipients of $100 in our survey drawing
  • Tell us your Best Practices stories
  • Purina continues to help homeless dogs and cats

May the April showers bring lots of adopters as well as spring flowers to your shelter or rescue! If you need assistance with our features or have feedback, please email Jennifer and Laurie at our fancy new we-want-to-help-you-super-fast email address helpdesk@adoptapet.com - we love to hear from you! 


New! Dozens of Dog Breed Approval Badges
We listened to how much you appreciated the Approval Badges for your shelter or rescue, and now we have even more designs with 28 different dog breeds! More coming soon too. You can choose a design and get the HTML code to display an approval badge on your website or blog at http://shelterblog.adoptapet.com/2014/03/breed-badges/



Cat, Horse, Bird, Bunny, and other Approval Badges


Show the world that you are an Adopt-a-Pet.com Approved Shelter or Rescue! Display the badge and ribbon design of your choice on your website or blog. These are the 2014 badges – if you use the code we provide in the link below, each year your badge year will update automatically:



Here’s a chance at $500 for your Shelter or Rescue
To celebrate the release of “Anchorman 2,” the folks behind this major film release are giving away tons of great prizes to animal lovers and the Adopt-a-Pet.com shelter network! The “Anchorman 2” Baxter Saves the Day Sweepstakes will award five Grand Prize winners each a $300 PetSmart® gift card, an “Anchorman 2” Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD, and the ability to give $500 away to an animal shelter or rescue with an active account on Adopt-a-Pet.com. Increase your group’s chance at the cash by letting your supporters know to enter here: http://bit.ly/1liwCz7
Congrats to the recipients of $100 in our survey drawing
Congratulations to the three recipients drawn to receive $100 as a survey thank you: Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue in Arizona, ArkanPaws Animal Rescue in Arkansas, and the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska! Though the drawing deadline has passed, you can still take the 10-minute survey about a more robust Adopt-a-Pet.com shelter/rescue home page or a cool free web site you can easily update. Let us know what features would be most helpful to you at 
Tell us your Best Practices stories
Have you ever had a mentor? Someone who spared you the hardships of trial and error and helped you to know the right way to do something the first time? What if you could be that mentor for another person in animal welfare? We’re looking for your best stories that can teach a valuable lesson to others in the animal welfare community. Maybe your shelter or rescue has an innovative way of managing volunteers or some creative fundraising ideas that could help animals across the country. You can share your knowledge to help even more animals! Your story could be featured on a new sheltering website from our friends at Purina. Please send your “Best Practice” stories to help@adoptapet.com


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.
Found Animals Microchips
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.



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!


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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