What’s new at Adopt-a-Pet.com in February 2015

Posted by Jennifer on February 5th, 2015
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  • *New* Enter microchip number when you add or edit pets
  • *New* Search for saved microchip info
  • “One of our toughest pets was adopted!!!”
  • Purina’s newest pet photography tips

Will you be our Valentine? We love you for all you do helping pets find homes. Really, truly - we do! We want to talk to you if you ever need help with using our website, or if you have any ideas for how we can make it better for you. Just email Laurie & Jennifer at helpdesk@adoptapet.com.  (We also have instant answers in the Help Library if you’d rather be our secret Valentine too!)


*New* Enter microchip number when you add or edit pets

You asked for it, we added it! You asked us for a way to enter a pet’s microchip number before the pet was adopted. Now you’ll see a gray box on every Add Pet and Edit Pet pages, under the Story/Description box. That’s where you can enter the pet’s Microchip # and select a Microchip vendor, and save that information with the pet. Just like adopter info, you can only save microchip info if you are using our website’s Add Pet and Edit Pet forms to add and edit pets, not AutoUploading.


* New * Search for saved microchip info 

Here’s another feature you asked for, and we added it! You’ve been able to save your pet’s microchip number when you marked the pet adopted for some time. Now, you can search by microchip number to find the pet and their saved microchip and adopter info. To search by microchip number, your can either select “Search by Microchip” from your Pet Lists menu, or use the Search by Microchip # box you’ll find on your pet list pages, it looks like this (minus the red arrow, we added that just for pointing it out!):

Please let us know if you have any questions about these new features!


Check out this heart-warming photo and note below that we received from a rescue about how listing a hard-to-adopt pet on Adopt-a-Pet.com found him an amazing home!

“One of our toughest pets was adopted!!!”


Because of your amazing organization one of our toughest fosters was adopted!!! Kian came to us as a Search Dog candidate and washed out of the program. Because of his INCREDIBLE athletic abilities he was not a good match for many families. This guy can jump any fence … even a 6 ft block wall. This is fine if you are going to be a working K9 but not a pet :(

We received MANY calls to no avail and then … Leslie called saying she was an active gal but had no yard. YES YES YES! Kian is now a happy fella living large with a great new owner!


Marie Peck

The FETCH Foundation

To the world you are a rescue person,

To a rescued dog you are the world.


Purina’s newest pet photography tips

Lighting is everything in photography. If you’re having trouble getting great shots of your adoptable pets, Purina has the answer. Read the newest edition of Meet the Real Me to learn how to light your subjects purrfectly.


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 via social media too, so please visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to say a virtual hello!

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