Friday, March 11, 2011

Adopt-the-Internet March 15

As many of you know, has been a pioneer in the world of pet adoption.

I can attest that revolutionized our rescue efforts. We have been able to reach a wider audience. We have recruited new volunteers through Petfinder as well. Prior to Petfinder, many rescue groups had websites. But, we had to hope that interested parties would "find" us online. By listing our adoptable pets through, doors were opened to a whole new world of networking and publicizing our adoptable dogs.

In celebration of their 15th anniversary, is planning to Adopt the Internet. They are asking people everywhere to pledge to spread the word online about adoptable pets on March 15.

What You Can Do

  • Add a badge to your Web site to show your support. You can find badge information here.
  • Take Petfinder's 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! The photos with the best captions will be featured on the homepage on March 15.
  • On March 15, if you are a Twitter user, please 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.)
  • 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!

Please do your part to help spread the word about pet adoption. The internet and social media outlets give us the amazing power to reach a wide audience. It will only take a few moments for you to do your part, and, your message could indeed save a life.

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