How to Help Shelter Pets
The best way to help adoptable pets (other than giving them a forever home yourself) is by donating your time. There are plenty of ways to help - find out how.
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Do you have a special talent or hobby like writing, photography or creating video? Use your skills to help your local shelters and rescue organizations create Petfinder profiles for their adoptable pets. Writing interesting descriptions, photographing shelter pets or highlighting one in an adoptable pet video for his Petfinder profile can bring attention to a pet who’s often overlooked.
Dreaming of the day you can adopt a pet of your own? While you’re waiting, get your fill of animal love by volunteering at your local shelter or rescue org. Petfinder’s guide to volunteering will give you the resources to get you started.
On the fence about adopting a pet? Head to Petfinder.com to learn about pet parenthood, find answers to all of your pet-related questions and search for adoptables near you.
Happy Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! Indulge in a search on Petfinder.com. You know you want to.
The best way to help shelter pets (other than giving them a forever home yourself!) is by volunteering your time. Many shelters need help cleaning, playing with and caring for animals, and keeping the facility in good condition. Even a few hours can make a huge difference.
If you’re thinking about becoming a foster parent, keep in mind that making introductions to your existing pets is a delicate process. Ask your shelter or rescue organization if you can bring your pets to the shelter for the initial meet-and-greet.
Interested in taking your passion for rescue pets to the next level? Petfinder has all the tips you need to start your own animal sanctuary. You never know, it could be your life’s calling!
Great news for pet foster parents: many of the expenses of fostering can be deducted as services rendered to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Supplies, medical bills and even some transportation costs can be written off. A win-win for animals and your wallet!
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