An Easy Way to Support Pet Adoptions

Petfinder, the number one online source for pet adoptions, celebrates its 15th birthday today, but this time, it's asking you to adopt something that isn't furry -- the internet! It's "Adopt the Internet Day," and Petfinder is asking people everywhere to pledge to spread the word online about adoptable pets.

If you're unfamiliar with Petfinder, be sure to check out tons of cute pictures in the the most adoptable pets slide show.

How can you "adopt the internet"? Petfinder has a list of how you can effectively spread the word:

Add a badge (below) to your Web site to show support.

Take the Petfinder pledge that you will tell one person about pet adoption. By pledging, you enter for a chance to win one of 10 Pet Hair Eraser® Vacuums from BISSELL.

Donate your Facebook status and photo to an adoptable Petfinder pet. 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!

Share an adoptable Petfinder pet on Twitter with the hashtag #adopttheinternet.

Add a link to your blog, Facebook or Twitter post to this page!

Since 1996, Petfinder has helped more than 17 million pets find homes. It's now the virtual home of 323,376 adoptable pets from 13,441 adoption groups.

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