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Don’t Shop, Adopt: Inside the exotic pet trade

Posted by Guest Author on August 21st, 2014

adopt-exoticWe love informative infographics that help animals! The awesome folks over at Havahart created the “Don’t Shop, Adopt: Inside the exotic pet trade” infographic below about the exotic pet trade and how it not only harms the exotics but companion pets like dogs and cats as well. Infographics are a great way to learn a lot about a specific topic visually, and this one is full of great facts and figures! Like how even if a baby exotic animal survives transportation, which most do not, they are often sent to buyers who don’t know how to properly care for them. Or how adopting your next pet from a shelter or rescue will not only save their life, but will also help lower the amount of exotic animals that are captured and traded… will also save you thousands of dollars each year! Check out the infographic below for a price comparison of how much it takes to own an exotic pet vs a companion pet and some other great information, and remember, Don’t Shop, Adopt! Thanks Havahart for spreading this important message! Read More

How can I find a home for a pet that I rescued?

Posted by Jennifer on August 18th, 2014

cat-dog-wanted-a-new-homeWhether you rescued a pet from a shelter, one you found abandoned in the street, or from a home that could not or no longer wanted to keep him or her — you are a pet hero! Thank you for helping a pet in need and trying to find him or her a new loving home. (If you are trying to find a new home for your own pet, please click that link for an article that is written just for your situation.) Adopt-a-Pet.com is a service that lets shelters and rescue groups list their animals for adoption. We cannot post listings from individuals. There are, however, many excellent avenues for finding a loving home for a pet you have rescued. Please read our Tips if you find a stray pet before re-homing a pet you’ve found. The information below is not intended as a complete guide to rehoming a pet, but is a great way to get started. Thank you again for helping a homeless pet! Read More

The Illusion of a Dog’s Size

Posted by Dana on August 11th, 2014

How can I find a new home for my pet?

Posted by Jennifer on August 11th, 2014

adopt-dog-cat-posterThank you for caring enough to try to find a good home for your pet! (If you are looking to find a new home for a pet that you found or rescued, please click that link for an article tailored for that scenario instead.) Adopt-a-Pet.com is a non-profit resource that allows animal shelters and rescue groups to list their animals for adoption. We cannot post listings from individuals. However, there are many ways to find a loving, new home for your companion pet. Before you give up your pet, we encourage you to take advantage of the many resources available for solving problems and keeping pets in their homes. Read on… Read More

Who’s The #1 Internet Cat Celebrity?

Posted by Jennifer on August 4th, 2014

Friskies-Cat-CelebrityWe all know that the internet was made for cat videos, so it makes total sense that as a result, we have a new category of celebrities – the Cat Celebrity! Have you heard of Grumpy Cat, Nala Cat or Oskar The Blind Cat? What about Tara Hero Cat? Our friends over at Friskies put together the definitive guide to the most influential kitty celebrities on the web so you can keep track of who’s who and which cat will be the next big thing! The Friskies 50 is an index of the most influential cats on the Internet, based on each cat’s social reach and engagement across an array of social accounts. See the full list at www.Friskies50.com where you can see the arrows displayed beside each cat’s position which indicate upward or downward movement from the previous month and a gold star indicates a first time appearance on the Friskies 50. Also, if you know a cat that should be in the Friskies 50, you can nominate them by typing in their name! Check out the fun at www.Friskies50.com Read More

Touching Video: Crosby’s Story

Posted by Dana on July 30th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 9.55.31 AMEvery creature deserves the chance at a life full of love and happiness. In this touching video, Crosby – a sweet pup born with a deformity – is given just that. Watch as this beautiful boy reaches his full potential. What an amazing story! (If you are reading this on our main blog page, please click the “Read More” link to see the video below, then click the red play icon in the middle of the video to make it play.) Read More

Do all pet adoption agencies have strict restrictions?

Posted by Jennifer on July 30th, 2014

breeder-vs-rescueHere at Adopt-a-Pet.com we receive all types of email from potential adopters. Below is one email we received recently that struck a chord with us. Nothing saddens us more than a wonderful potential home who gets frustrated trying to adopt a pet, to the point where they are considering turning to a breeder or pet store. That means instead of a homeless pet being saved, that home might be funding one of the causes of pet overpopulation — and as a result, pets being killed in shelters. That’s tragic! Especially because we KNOW that no matter what the type of pet a home wants to adopt, that pet can almost always be found in a shelter or rescue, hoping to be one of the lucky ones that gets adopted. It is true that if the potential adopter is very specific and set in what they want (say, a rare breed purebred puppy) it may take more time or driving farther. But isn’t a little patience and extra effort worth saving a pet’s life? Here’s our recent email exchange… and find out which puppy in the photo is from a breeder and which is from a rescue! Read More

Who is Your Favorite Pet?

Posted by Jennifer on July 28th, 2014

Favorite-petsIf you said trick question, we’d have to agree with you! Choosing one pet might be impossible – as they are each so special and wonderful.  But choosing a bunch of your favorite pets? Well that could get a lot easier.  Now, when browsing Adopt-a-Pet.com you can login with Facebook and select your favorite pets from the site to be included in your Favorite Pets List, the newest feature we’ve rolled out. You are going to love this cool new tool. Here’s why: Read More

Do You Know the Truth About Heartworm Disease?

Posted by Bayer on July 24th, 2014

Heartworm-true-or-falseHeartworm disease is a very serious – and potentially fatal – condition that is caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals (heartwormsociety.org). Scary stuff, isn’t it? But perhaps the scariest fact isn’t about what heartworm disease is or how it can potentially affect our pets, but the common misconceptions many people have about the disease. Check out these 10 common myths surrounding heartworm disease and get the facts you need to help protect your dogs or cats. Read More

 
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