According to the Humane Society of the United States, between six and eight MILLION dogs and cats are turned over to animal shelters every year. It is family-run and I work a full time job in addition to running the rescue. In addition to your weekly newsletter emails we’d recommend that Petfinder use this feature to communicate with your members that use our services to update their pet lists on Petfinder.
Their greed is obvious, and what is worse is their blatant act of making money off of the thousands of volunteers across the USA who post data for shelters and various rescue organizations. Your solution is pretty much confined to listing adoptable pets, which is fine because that is what PetFinder is intended for.
When we made the decision to adopt a dog, we looked on We knew if we went directly to a shelter we’d end up with a dog we loved, but that might be completely inappropriate for our family. It will not be long before they are no longer a major website for adoptable animals to be listed.
On walks around the neighborhood, dogs being walked outnumber people two to one. We all know how valuable Petfinder itself is (or has been in the past) in exposure for adoptable pets. The use of social media to bring the plight of homeless animals out of the shadows has been around long enough now that there’s even an entire website, Animal Rescue Marketing , dedicated to the topic.
Even cats can become accustomed to being bathed; check with your veterinarian’s staff or a good book on pet care for directions about how to do this properly, and use whatever shampoo your veterinarian recommends. We also educate the public about pet overpopulation and responsible, humane pet care.