The Humane Society of the United States
, the Ad Council
, and Maddie’s Fund
have teamed up for a cause that is sure to help many furry friends find homes. Through the Shelter Pet Project
, the organizations’ goal is to make shelters the first place people look when they want a new pet.
The site is perfect for people who don’t know where to start when adopting a pet. Potential adopters can use the “Find a Pet or Pet Adoption Group” and a search box pops up that’s powered by Petfinder.com, a popular site to search for adoptable animals. The Shelter Pet Project’s website is refreshingly faster than Petfinder
, as things loaded quite quickly when I searched for local dogs.
The Shelter Pet Project aims to get millennials on their site, allowing visitors to upload a photo of their shelter pet and share their story with a special hashtag. These pictures and stories feature alongside famous dogs and cats like Toast Meets World, Hamilton Pug, and Bento the Keyboard cat.
If you have plenty of questions, The Shelter Pet Project has plenty of answers under their “Learn About Pet Adoption” feature. Interested adopters can learn what it costs to adopt a shelter animal, how long the process takes and whether or not all animal shelters are the same. You can even learn about how to train and take care of dogs and cats.
Make sure you visit the site on your lunch break, as it’s easy to get sucked into watching the dozens of ads from the campaign on the website (warning: have tissues handy!).
Maddie’s Fund offers grants to no-kill animal shelters that work with people in local communities (like veterinarians, rescue groups and shelters/animal control agencies.
For more information - or if you want to take home your new family member - make sure to visit The Shelter Pet Project.
Featured image via Shelter Pet Project