App for Dog and Cat Adoptions

Petsmart Charities launches Facebook application to alert friends and followers on adoptable cats and dogs.

By BowTie News Editors | Posted: April 4, 2012, 12 p.m. EST

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Share a Pic, Save a Pet — a new app will put adoptable cats' pictures in Facebook newsfeeds.
Phoenix-based Petsmart Charities Inc. has launched its “Share a Pic, Save a Pet” application for Facebook users in a bid to drive awareness and dog and cat adoptions.

The application allows Facebook members to use their Facebook profiles to alert friends and followers about adoptable cats and dogs in their communities.

Specifically, Facebook users can enter their zip code and select up to 10 adoptable cats and dogs to highlight from’s nationwide dog and cat shelter database. Highlighted cats and dogs will appear in friends’ newsfeeds and on the user’s Facebook timeline.

The selected cats and dogs will also feature links to the local animal-welfare organizations where the dogs and cats are available for adoption.

“Share a Pic, Save a Pet is an innovative way to use social media to promote pet adoption locally,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of Petsmart Charities, the philanthropic arm of Petsmart Inc. “Adoption saves lives, and we believe this application will spark pet lovers to spread the word about the thousands of wonderful adoptable pets looking for forever homes — at the click of a button.”
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M    Lake City, FL

7/11/2013 11:49:53 PM

What a cool, caring, and creative idea! Thanks for sharing- and thanks Petsmart and Facebook for doing it!

Now that this article is a year old, I wonder if there's any update on how many pets and shelters it has helped?

Tricia    city, CO

4/25/2012 3:54:07 AM

how nice

Anon    City, CA

4/12/2012 6:24:10 PM

Great idea!

Walt    ludowici, GA

4/10/2012 10:17:41 AM

almost makes me wish i was on facebook

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