All Posts Tagged With: "older pets"

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Helping Special Needs Homeless Pets

Special needs homeless pets often need special help in finding homes. Blind dogs, diabetic cats, senior citizen pets, the pets of homebound humans, three legged pets — these pets need a special person to take them home. There are many groups and services to help these pets with grants, temporary homes, sanctuaries, short term services, etc.

20Feb2013 | Continued
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Last Minute Holiday Ideas for Animal Shelters

Do you have a serious budget deficit? Or do you have a special needs pet who needs medical care or a foster family? Is your pet food bank nearly empty? Use these low cost and easy to implement ideas to make a big difference in the lives of homeless pets during this season of giving.

1Dec2009 | Continued
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Increase Adoptions by Improving Your Website Adoption Pages

Potential pet owners may prescreen adoptable pets online first before visiting the shelter. Each pet needs his own very appealing “brochure” that shines and says “I’m yours.”

If you have several shelters in your area, check what others are doing to be sure your adoption pages are as appealing as theirs. Shelters can ask a team of volunteers to focus on this very important part of the shelter website. Kids with computer and digital photography skills would be excellent volunteers for this project. Establish a special team of animal loving kids to take responsibility for this effort. Use the following ideas to find more forever homes:

9Aug2009 | Continued
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Finding Homes for Older Homeless Pets

Older pets are often the last to be chosen. But anyone who has been owned by an older pet knows they have so much to give and teach us and should not be overlooked. Animal lovers can help their local shelter in finding homes for these pets, and don’t forget to involve your kids! Here are a few ideas to help these older guys and gals find their forever homes.

10Jul2009 | Continued