Adopt the Internet at Our Little House

I know the Living Large community understands how important the Fearsome Five, aka The Dogs of Campbell Town are to us and that they are a big part of our lives here.

They bring us unconditional love and on-going joy. All were formerly unwanted by their previous owners, but we view their loss as our gain.

So, today, we’re helping get the word out at Our Little House about all of the loving, wonderful pets awaiting homes currently on PetFinder.com.

In honor of the site’s 15th birthday, they are asking everyone to help spread the word about pet adoption. They’re also giving away some great prizes to some lucky winners for helping and it won’t take but a few minutes of your time.

If you participate, you can possibly win a Bissell pet hair vacuum. If you do each of the five things, you can also go to my blog at Rescue Me, add a comment that you helped out and you will also be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card from K9 Cuisine. Use it to purchase anyone of their fabulous, quality pet foods:

  • Add a badge (below) to your Web site to show your support.
  • Take our pledge that you will tell one person about pet adoption on March 15. By pledging, you’ll enter for a chance to win one of 10 Pet Hair Eraser® Vacuums from BISSELL.
  • Caption a Petfinder adoptable-pet photo on ICanHasCheezburger! The photos with the best captions will be featured on the ICanHasCheezburger.com homepage on March 15.
  • On March 15, donate your Facebook status and photo to an adoptable Petfinder pet. Simply replace your photo with one from the Adopt-the-Internet All-Stars gallery and post one of these messages:
    • More than 320,000 pets are waiting for homes on Petfinder.com. Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet today and find forever homes for as many as possible!
    • I adopted my pet from Petfinder and now I want to help get this pet adopted! If you want to help pets in need of forever homes, please repost this!
  • On March 15, share an adoptable Petfinder pet on Twitter with the hashtag #adopttheinternet.
  • Place a link on your site back to the petfinder.com page.

I first learned about the importance of adopting a homeless pet back in 1996 when we adopted our first rescue, Hershey Kiss. Have you ever adopted a pet and who was your first?

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11 Responses

  1. Long Beyke says:

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  2. Vida says:

    Hi Kerri, Good job for supporting dog adoptions! This is a subject that touches me deeply because right now I am arranging for 6 dogs to be rehomed. 4 puppies and 2 young females. They have to be sent to Germany where we work with a great organization, as it is hard to find good homes here in Greece. But it means paperwork, booking flights, finding escorts etc.

    One of our last rescues is a gorgeous Rottie of the sweetest temperament. Despite having had her leg kicked in and broken and having had to rear three pups this way, she is still beautifully affectionate. We’ve had her operated on… I am tempted to keep her but for now she leaves for Germany on the 23rd of May.

    Jess sharing our rescue stories here. Such hard work, but all worth it when we get photos of them playing in their new homes.

    • kerri says:

      And keep those stories coming, Vida! I think sometimes people think this is a problem unique to the U.S. Thank YOU for the hard work you are doing in Greece. I know you’ve been very busy recently. Oh, Rotties are the best. As you know, our Emma was part Rottie and she was the sweetest, most gentle soul. We still miss her dearly. Let us know what happens to yours!

  3. I’m so glad you took part, Kerri. Over the years we’ve adopted through Dalmatian Rescue, Denver Dumb Friends League, Table Mtn Animal Shelter, and Humane Society of Boulder Valley. All of them are local to us, and … especially now … have great websites with lists of adoptable dogs.

    SO, I personally have not used Petfinder, but I know a lot of people do.

    I’ve always wondered, though, how they handle adoptions if someone is not in the immediate area.

    Do you know?

    • kerri says:

      It’s my understanding that the listings on petfinder is done by localized rescues and shelters and even individuals. For example, the rescue I work with and the shelter from which they pull, each have their own listings on petfinder. So, it would be up to each rescue to vet the potential adopters and arrange transport if it was not a local adoption.

  4. Alexandra says:

    I cannot have pets anymore because my hubby is allergic, but I got to know a lovely adopted dog named Maggie at a friend’s house.

    • kerri says:

      Oh, my, I don’t know what I would do if my husband was allergic. You can also virtually adopt a pet through a lot of shelters/rescues.

  5. That is a lot of pets needing homes. I hope the internet helps them find a place to call home.

  6. This is a great idea. I hope it really increases the pet adoptions.