Kids, dogs, cats, rabbits, maybe your home’s maxed out on small mammals. You’d love to adopt another pet, but what can you do? Any more and you’re a farm. This is where the wonders of Social PETworking come in. Now, thanks to the good people at Adopt-A-Pet.com you can help homeless pets find new homes through Facebook, Twitter, your blogs or chats. Declaring June “Social PETworking Month,” Adopt-A-Pet.com, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web service, sets out to “petwork” a whopping 30,000 homeless pets in 30 days. Woof Report thinks this is a great idea, especially now when shelters everywhere are bursting with pets whose people fell on hard times. 

“Social PETworking is a grassroots way for pet lovers to actively spread the word about individual pets in local shelters who need homes,” said Dr. Pia Salk, human-animal bond expert and spokesperson for Adopt-a-Pet.com. “Using the power of tools like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and email, anyone can help save a life with just a few clicks of a mouse.” 

It’s so easy to do and your pet friends will love it. Check it out.

  • Go to Adopt-a-Pet.com and search for a dog, cat, rabbit, or other animals (even horses and cows) at your local shelter or at any shelter across the country for your long distance pals.

  • Choose the pet you want to help
  • Use the “share” tools on the pet’s page to add the pet’s photo and information to your MySpace page, Facebook profile, or Twitter feed, or email the adoptable pet to your friends

Even better, one lucky pet person will win a whole year’s supply of Purina ONE pet food just for helping out. Stop by the adoptapet.com site to find out how. While you’re there, check out the adorable pets available from over 7,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies across the country. Meet cats, rabbits, horses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, farm-type animals and of course, our beloved canines, all in search of loving, forever homes. 

Join the Woof Reporters to help these sweet beasts find the people who will love them. Start Social PETworking today! 

The Scoop: 

Go straight to Adopt-a-Pet and begin your search for a pet to help
www.adoptapet.com

Learn more about Adopt-a-Pet.com’s Social PETworking campaign and how to enter the Purina contest.
www.adoptapet.com/socialpetworking

See our past tip for more easy ways to help pets online without spending a penny.
www.woofreport.com/searchandrescue

We found Fiona (pictured above) at Adopt-A-Pet.com; she was at California Underdog Rescue & Education in Oakland, CA and has just been adopted.