Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog the Change- Petfinder

Blog the Change Be the Change for Animals is celebrating another Blog the Change Day! This is a great day to blog about a cause near and dear to our hearts, inspire involvement, and share that vision with the BtC community! This event positively impacts animals and advocates one-one one.

The cause I'm choosing today is Petfinder. Although most of you are probably already familiar with Petfinder, I think it's important to keep spreading the word. And since October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, it seems quite fitting.

Of course, I have another great reason for promoting Petfinder. They are how I found Kelly!

Here are some things we can all do to help spread the word about Petfinder's adoptable cats and dogs waiting to find their furever homes. From the Petfinder website:

1. Donate your Facebook status. Just paste this message into the "What's on your mind?" box at the top of your page: "October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Save a life: Adopt a dog!"

2. Tweet, retweet and repeat the following (or your own brilliant message): "October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Save a life: Adopt a dog! #savedogs"

3. Share an adoptable dog or a Petfinder dog-adoption Happy Tail on your blog, Facebook or Twitter (hashtag #savedogs) page each day of the month.

4. Add a Petfinder widget or banner to your Web site or blog.

5. Pass on an understanding of the importance of pet adoption to the next generation. Talk to your kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other up-and-comers about animal shelters and why Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and pet adoption in general, is important.


  1. Miss Peggy,

    Mom is gonna donates her FB status AND tweets 'bout dis, what a good idea!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS Maybe we can meets you and Kelly next week sometimes...

  2. Great ideas!!!! I am going to add the petfinder logo to be my bloggie!

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Petfinder is how we found my Mom's little girl, a senior Poodle named Tara. She had lost her elderly Hu-Mom to hospitalization many states away, trekked a long distance to a rescue in our state, wound up in a home being chased by a cat, then went back to the rescue and was waiting for a new loving home when we found her through Petfinder. Now her and my Mom are best friends, and sweet Tara is the little princess who loves cuddling. Great cause, Peggy!

  4. Hope as many as dogs and cats find their furever home as soon as possible!

    Yay! Petfinder!!!

  5. Everything we can do helps!!!

  6. Great idea! Just donated my FB status... already have the button on my blog... now to tweet it! :)

  7. I donated my facebook status! Thanks for the opportunity to be the change :-)

  8. Perfinder is a good thing. It sure helps a lot if kids
    Benny & Lily

  9. Yes Petfinder is great! Thanks to them we get to have our own website and promote our pooches. They are a great service. Thank you for your post :)

  10. Great post with some super ideas! I've already posted on the Doggie Stylish FB page and will do so 'till the end of October.

  11. Great ideas, Peggy! We can never do too much to spread the word about these fantastic organizations. Thank you for participating in Blog the Change!


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