Friday, March 11, 2011

Adopt a Pet!

Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day

March 15 is the day to tell everyone you know about adopting a pet, sponsored by I'm happy to report that several of my friends have recently adopted new family members:

Adopted by Edna and Richard in Poway, Lily came from Bull Terrier rescue. Richard drove from San Diego to Sacramento last week to pick up Lily and bring her home. She is a four year old female. They have owned Bull Terriers for years, and have been dogless for several months since Shelby, their 15 year old Bull Terrier, passed away. You're a lucky lady, Lily!

Nikita is a beautiful Russian Blue cat adopted by my friend and petsitting client, Sandy. Adopted from the Escondido Humane Society, Niki has landed in the lap of luxury. Sandy hasn't owned a kitty for three years, since her home burned in the Witch Creek Fire in 2007. Her elderly cat Sabrina, died in the fire, and Sandy waited until their home was rebuilt before she decided to get another cat.

Adopted from helen Woodward Animal Center, Murph got off to a bad start. Just two weeks after being adopted, he came down with parvo. His new owners, Kim and Mike, went the extra mile for Murphy, and he has fully recovered.

So spread the word- there are lots of really nice homeless animals out there!

Here's how (from the Petfinder site):

What It's All About
In honor of our 
15th birthday, Petfinder is asking people everywhere to pledge to spread the word online about adoptable pets on March 15, 2011.
What You Can Do
  • Add a badge (below) to your Web site to show your support.
  • Take our pledge that you will tell one person about pet adoption on March 15. By pledging, you'll enter for a chance to win one of 10 Pet Hair Eraser®Vacuums from BISSELL.
  • Caption a Petfinder adoptable-pet photo on ICanHasCheezburger! The photos with the best captions will be featured on the homepage on March 15.
  • On March 15, donate your Facebook status and photo to an adoptable Petfinder pet. Simply replace your photo with one from the Adopt-the-Internet All-Stars gallery and post one of these messages:
    • More than 320,000 pets are waiting for homes on Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet today and find forever homes for as many as possible!
    • I adopted my pet from Petfinder and now I want to help get this pet adopted! If you want to help pets in need of forever homes, please repost this!
  • On March 15, share an adoptable Petfinder pet on Twitter with the hashtag #adopttheinternet.
  • Add a link to your blog, Facebook or Twitter post to this page! (Visit on March 15 to find out how.)

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Dawn H. Wilson said...

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Simply put, aKeKee is Petfinder and more. – The Pet Search Engine.™

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