Monday, June 13, 2016

Petfinder Founder Launches NEW Animal Rescue Site: 911fosterpets.com

New website will help the most urgent pets

in animal shelters find temporary homes

Throughout our years of blogging it has been our pleasure to share news/information from Petfinder.com and we are grateful for all of the animals they have helped find  forever homes. We have family members who have adopted pets from Petfinder! Now we are proud to share some news that we received from the founder of Petfinder.com, Betsy Saul,   announcing the launch of her newest mission-driven website, 911fosterpets.com.

               The mission of 911fosterpets.com is simple:

create a foster revolution

to give these pets the extra time

they need so they can live  

Click to visit the website

                “While we have found over 25 million forever homes for adoptable pets at petfinder.com,” Saul says, “pets’ lives are still being lost daily purely due to lack of space or unrealistic time limits on length of stay at a shelter.  I am still haunted by some of the special souls I met along the way that just needed extra time to find homes.  Our new website, 911fosterpets.com, will be dedicated to finding short-term foster families for these urgent animals.” 
darla and kittens fort worth 
        Eric Theis, who, with his wife, Traci, is a co-founder of the site, says, “People don’t realize that many pets about to be destroyed only need a temporary place to crash--sometimes less than a week.  Then these pets will be moved to a rescue group or to their new forever homes. I have to believe if people knew they could save a puppy or kitten’s life by letting it stay with them for a few days, they would act now to save them. We are providing that platform.”

anabla pregnant kitty at Wilson County Animal Shelter,  NC

             The site is easy to use. Animal shelters post pets that are urgent (typically meaning they will be destroyed in 72 hours or less) and potential foster families view them.  Foster families can search the urgent pets in their community with various search criteria, including length of time they can foster a pet–starting with less than one week.  Once a foster family sees a pet they would like to help, they simply click the foster button to be connected with the shelter where the pet is currently housed. Individuals can also sign up at 911fosterpets.com to be notified when new urgent pets in their community are posted.

              “This will only work,” Traci Theis adds, “if caring people step up and provide short-term shelter for these urgent pets. We’re confident that there are thousands of people who want to make a tangible difference in pets’ lives but cannot make a long-term commitment. Now they will have an opportunity. 911fosterpets.com will introduce them to the pets who so urgently need them.”

   To learn more visit

 www.911fosterpets.com



27 comments:

  1. This sounds AWESOME! This is a shelter pet population that could use all the help it can get.

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  2. This is great. Have shared :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  3. This is such a fantastic idea! We searched it, but it brought up only pets from 400 miles away, so maybe it's not fully populated yet. It seems like it will be a really good way to help the part of the shelter population who needs help most.

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    1. They had just finished the website within the past few days, so you are probably exactly right about it not being fully populated yet. It IS a dynamite idea and I hope it is a huge success!

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  4. Wow! I'm saving the website to check it out from time to time. This is a great resource!

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  5. Way cool, and I linked you to Awww Mondays.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. I agree it IS "way cool!!" Thanks for linking us! xoxoxoxo

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  6. This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing it!

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    1. I agree that it IS awesome!! You are most welcome!

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  7. Thanks so much for calling this wondrful new site to our attention, Caren! We are off to check it out!

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  8. That really is a wonderful idea!

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  9. fabulous idea! Have a lovely week.

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  10. dood....thiz iz total lee awesum nooz !!! high paws timez a bazillion two ewe Petfinder !!! ♥♥♥

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  11. PetFinder is an awesome website! I think that this new foster site is going to be very helpful for animal rescues. Hopefully, it will get a lot more people involved with animal rescue in their communities.

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  12. That's a fabulous idea! We're going to go check the site out and will bookmark it too.

    The Florida Furkids

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  13. what a great idea. Unfortunately not so much in reality yet. I went and put in my zip code (Maine) and was offered a kitten from California and one from Georgia.

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    1. It kicked off a mere few days ago, the site just opened...I am sure as with many other things, there are a number of glitches to work out. Considering the success of Petfinder, I am confident that this will be super successful too!

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  14. Oh Dat's pawsum. We's gonna have to check dat out.

    PeeEss: We furgot to tell you how much we purreciated your support. We hate dat you feel like you do cuz we think you're da bomb and we luv ya'll bunches. Anyways, we just wanted to tell ya' dat.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. ((((hugs)))) and THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! We love you too and we TRULY appreciate that!!! ((((hugs))))) oxoxoxo

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  15. So good to have another choice for shelters!

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  16. This is such a great idea! And we hope it is a huge success. Ernie is a Petfinder.com alumni. :)

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  17. That is a great idea. I hope it saves many pets.

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  18. I hadn't heard about this, but absolutely LOVE IT! Will definitely check this out.

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