What’s new at Adopt-a-Pet.com in September 2014

Posted by Jennifer on September 8th, 2014
  • *New* bigger pet list photos for your website, blog, and Facebook
  • Congratulations to the grant recipients for August
  • Apply now for September’s Veterinary Care Fund grants
  • Michelson Found Animals “Saving Pets” Challenge
  • Purina continues to help homeless dogs and cats

September we’re going back to ‘school’ with some new designs and grants for you! As always, we love to get your feedback on all our features! Just click reply to reach us here at helpdesk@adoptapet.com with your thoughts or suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you!


Bigger pet list photos for your website, blog, and Facebook

You asked for it, we added it: bigger photos in the pet list tool that you can use to easily display your adoptable pets on your website, blog, and Facebook! You now have four new options of layouts to choose from that use the bigger square thumbnail photos — like the list view example in the screenshot below. You still have the option of the four layouts with the smaller thumbnail photos too. If you’re already using your Adopt-a-Pet.com pet list code and want to keep the smaller photo layout, you don’t have to do anything. If you want to change to one of the bigger photos, or add the pet list for the first time, you can pick your colors and sort order and get the code to embed that in your website, blog, or Facebook here:



Congratulations to the grant recipients for August!

Our grant committee tells us time and time again “these are amazing people” — they are talking about you, the shelter and rescue staff and volunteers with your incredible stories about helping pets in need! We are so happy the Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund is able to help with $10,000 in grants this year, and incredibly grateful to our sponsors and donors who continue to fund this and all our pet-saving programs. The following four animal welfare organizations who applied in August will be receiving grants to help with their veterinary care costs, so their pets can get healthy and adopted: Pitter Patter Animal Rescue in Wisconsin, Animal Resource Foundation in Maryland, Chins n’ Friends in Kentucky, and Save-A-Bull in Minnesota. Congratulations! You can see July’s grant recipients now at

If your application was not selected yet, there’s still time! See below for details.



Apply now for September’s Veterinary Care Fund grant 

The 2014 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund grant program is currently open for applications! The next deadline is coming up soon, so make sure your pet list is up-to-date so you’re eligible and apply before September 31st. You can resubmit your July or August application just by resending your one email this month to grants@adoptapet.com. If you’re applying for the first time, please read the new application and deadline information carefully at:

Vet Care Fund



Michelson Found Animals “Saving Pets” Challenge 

Found Animals has partnered with CrowdRise to launch the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge with $100,000 in grants up for grabs! The top three fundraising organizations will win a $50,000, $20,000 and $10,000 donation from Found Animals, plus there’s $20,000 in Weekly Bonus Challenges. The Challenge is now accepting applications from municipal shelters and 501c3 nonprofit rescue groups and animal welfare organizations based in the United States only — and only a limited number of organizations will be selected to participate. As it launches on Monday, September 29, see the complete rules and apply now athttp://www.crowdrise.com/SavingPetsChallenge



Purina continues to help homeless dogs and cats

Our friends at Purina® 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!

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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