Petfinder Helps 20 Million Pets Find Their Fur-Ever Homes

Working with Petfinder, I often hear about the many pet adoptions faciliated by the site’s thousands of member shelters across the country, but until recently, I never realized just how many happy pet owners were alums of Petfinder.com. We are thrilled to announce that Petfinder.com has united 20 million pets with their fur-ever homes across the country! To celebrate 20 million happy pets and pet parents, the Petfinder family indulged…

June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: Find Your Purrrr-fect Pet!

Today’s guest blog post is from Samantha Piccirillo, an undergraduate student at University of Maryland and an intern with the Digital Communications & Social Media team at Discovery Communications. I can’t be the only one who has a huge soft spot for adorable kittens, right? Ever since my family adopted my cat, Tiger, who we found through Petfinder, I’ve been so excited to spread the word about Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Five…

Petfinder Encourages Pet Health and Lasting Relationships with ‘Fit FurKeeps’

While the most popular reason for adopting a pet is probably companionship, I’ll admit that when I brought home my pup last September I had an additional reason in mind — staying active. While Beatrice (an American/English Bulldog mix) is by no means suited for long-distance runs, walking a few miles with her each day is a great way to de-stress, enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy. With the premiere…

Send (Furry) Love This Valentine’s Day with Petfinder.com’s e-Cards

Looking to send digital greetings this Valentine’s Day to someone special? If so, make sure to check out Petfinder.com’s e-cards, like the one below. What better way to show you care than a furry friend (and spreading the word about pet adoption through Petfinder).         http://www.petfinder.com/tools/ecards/index.cgi?campaign=valentines08

Petfinder Helps Facebook Fans Help Homeless Pets This Holiday

Want to help a homeless pet this holiday? Next Tuesday, December 13, from 3-4pm ET, Petfinder is hosting a live Facebook Q&A session on how to help homeless pets — the topic that Petfinder Facebook fans voted on as the one they most wanted to learn more about.  Sara Kent, Petfinder’s Director of Shelter Outreach, will be answering questions about everything from becoming a pet foster parent and volunteering at a shelter…

Petfinder Kicks Off ‘Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week’

On Saturday, Petfinder kicked off Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, which is aimed at encouraging would-be pet adopters to consider choosing a pet who might be “less adoptable” than others. These include pets with special needs, older pets, FIV+ cats, and black dogs, who are less frequently adopted than other colored dogs. Several of Petfinder’s network of shelters have nominated a special “less adoptable” animal, and they are featured in this adorable gallery…

Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R Campaign Matches Donations to Animal Causes

Animal Planet‘s R.O.A.R Campaign partners with leading animal organizations to inspire people to make the world a better place for animals, in local communities and in the wild. Simple things like volunteering at a local shelter, spreading the word about conservation, supporting a favorite animal cause or walking an elderly person’s dog can make a difference in the lives of animals. Today, Discovery Communications announced the kickoff of the R.O.A.R Matching…

Petfinder Turns 15 and Holds Biggest Pet Adoption Event in History

Are you in the market for a new best friend? This weekend, in honor of Petfinder‘s 15th birthday year, it is holding what could  be the biggest pet adoption event in history.  Over 1,500 rescue groups have signed up to hold individual events all over the country,  in addition to nine mega-adoption events happening in cities with larger animal shelters and rescue groups. Here’s how you can get  involved: Find a…

Discovery Nabs Webby Award & Four People’s Voice Wins

The people have spoken… and Discovery’s Digital Media team has been honored with four People’s Voice wins from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as a part of the 15th Annual Webby Awards. Also, HowStuffWorks won a Webby Award in the Mobile/Education & Reference category. Congrats to the winners: HowStuffWorks iPhone App in Mobile/Education & Reference (Webby Award & People’s Voice) MythBusters iPad App in Mobile/Entertainment-Tablet (People’s Voice)…

Discovery Nominated for Four Webby Awards, Voting Open for People’s Voice Awards (Hint, Hint)

Last week, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, and Discovery’s Digital Media team was named recognized by being named a finalist in four categories: MythBusters iPad App in Mobile/Entertainment-Tablet HowStuffWorks iPhone App in Mobile/Education & Reference Petfinder iPhone App in Mobile/Utilities and Services Discovery News in Web/Science While the Academy selects the Webby Awards’ Winners, the online public chooses…