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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Adoption Option: Help from Adopt-a-Pet

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If you missed my first post about Adopt a Pet, you can still find it here at Join Me for a Tour of Adopt-a-Pet. Sometimes you find a site that can't be reviewed in one short post. This one falls into that category.

My favorite feature of their pet-finding search boxes is the Search Saver. The Search Saver will actually keep looking for your requested pet, and notify you by email when it becomes available in your area. No more daily or weekly trolling through pages of pets, looking for just the right Rover.Their software will do it for you!

Adopt-a-Pet is also working to make it easier for you to share pet possibilities with others. They call this Social Petworking, and it works through Facebook, Twitter and other social applications. You can use their Social Petworking feature with a quick sign up at this link: Adopt-a-Pet Social Petworking. I checked this out and found that they have had 115,000+ pets shared through this application already. That's simply awesome.

If you are totally over the moon about adoptions and rescues, Adopt-a-Pet has some fabulous code you can post on your website to promote pet adoption. They partnered with artist Shepard Fairey to create the artwork, and also sell products with this cool design at Mutts Like Me. You'll notice a sample of this at the top of this post, and one in my sidebar. I love the image!

If you love it too, you can even download computer wallpaper or cell phone backgrounds (Blackberries, IPhones, Razors and regular cell phones) with this art at the Mutts Like Me site. It's free; they just want to get the word out about adoption.

Time to wrap this up. One last topic and I'm outa here. Adopt a Pet has also provided a nice resource about veterinary care on their website. For folks who are not up to speed on what they might need for their new housemate, this is really helpful. Be sure to check out What to Ask Your Veterinarian.

I certainly hope all this wonderful information about adoption has gotten you to thinking about sharing your home with a less fortunate furry friend. I've provided a lot of resource materials here, and encourage you to use the search function at the top of the page to find anything you're interested in learning about sharing your home with a dog. Here's wishing you an awesome adoption.

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