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Adopting a Parrot is a Long Term Commitment

Adopting a pet parrot is a relationship like no other. Loving, intelligent and beautiful, it’s easy to see why these amazing feathered friends make the ideal pet. However, owning such a rewarding creature takes a great deal of time, care and commitment. If you owned reptiles, you wouldn’t leave them all day in vivariums, or dogs all day in kennels would you. So, why would it be any different with a parrot?

Parrots can live to 100 years of age!
Adopting parrots and leaving them all day in bird cages, can lead them to suffer from physical and emotional behavioural problems. Remember, parrots are extremely intelligent and as a result can become easily bored if neglected. The relationship between owner and bird is a special one and unlike any other domestic pet, can last an incredibly long time. Surprisingly, parrots can outlive their owners and reach a ripe old age of 100!


Why Adoption Is Win-Win for Owner & Pet

This post is authored by “” Although there are millions of pets in shelters needing homes each year, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about “pet adoption” when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. Often the case is that many people simply are not aware of how many great pets are available at shelters. They might also have the misconception that pets in shelters have something wrong with them. In fact, most pets end up in shelters not because of any problem with pet behavior, but because an owner died, moved, or simply didn’t have the time or money to care for the animal. In some cases animals are lost and never found by their owners. These animals are healthy and very eager to please. Rescued pets are wonderful- just ask anyone who has one.
Another stereotype facing shelter pets is that some people are seeking purebred animals and believe these breeds are not available in shelters. Nearly a quarter of all animals in shelters are purebred. Often someone buys an expensive purebred animal and then attempts to breed that animal to recoup their money, the outcome is that these animals are not placed in homes, and end up in the shelter.


World Rapture Pet Adoption Network Scam

We recently received and email from Sevensquaresolutions that totally infuriated me. It is absolutely amazing the number of scams that are floating around. This one particularly irritated me and has to be the scam of all scams! The site touts itseft as The Official Site of the World Rapture Pet Adoption Network. Where our animal activist are committed to stepping IN when you step UP to take you place in God’s Kingdom.

They make a firm statement that pets don’t go to heaven. Christians that love their pets are targeted for this scam. They state “You know in your heart that you have committed your life to Jesus and know you’re saved and bound for heaven. However when the Rapture comes as predicted in the Bible, what’s to become of your loving pets that are LEFT BEHIND?”


Celebrities Create An Avalanche of Compassion Via Twitter launches “TwitterACritter” campaign with help from Kevin Nealon, Alyssa Milano, and others. Find out how you can help, too., North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web service, announces the official launch of TwitterACritter, a new social media campaign that uses Twitter to spread the word about adoptable pets in shelters.

On the campaign web site,, pet lovers can select one of


Pet Sitters International and Replacements, Ltd. to Host Pet Adoption Fair and Dog Day Event on June 26, 2009

Friday, June 26, marks the 10th anniversary of Pet Sitters International’s (PSI) Take Your Dog To Work Day®, an annual campaign that promotes local pet adoptions by encouraging employers around the world to open their doors to employees’ dogs for one special day. This year, Pet Sitters International has partnered with Replacements, Ltd. ® , Greensboro, NC, to host the 2009 Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay®) Adoption Fair


June is Now Social PetWorking Month Launches a “Social PETworking” Campaign To Empower Internet users to Help Get Homeless Animals Adopted

Saving a pet’s life is only a few clicks away . . . so twitter a critter, blog a dog, or chat a cat!

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 1, 2009 – With the economic disaster contributing to a drastic increase in homeless pets,, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web


A Special Piece of Presidential Pet Adoption History

Release of special edition Shepard Fairey ADOPT print will mark historic significance of the presidential dog adoption and help continue to raise awareness for pet adoption nationwide

LOS ANGELES – APRIL 10, 2009 –, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, and Artist Shepard Fairey have hope and faith in the Obamas’ commitment to adopting a dog — so much so, that they have already created a special-edition

General Launches Effort To Save the Lives of Rabbits, Horses, Pigs . . .

Non-profit online pet-search service already helping dogs and cats expands focus to include other species in need…

LOS ANGELES – APRIL 2, 2009 –, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, today announced the expansion of its pet adoption database to include rabbits, horses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, farm-type animals and other small pets. This is in addition to the already extensive database of cats and dogs


Pet Adoption Help from the UK

Since October is American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month, we’re continuing to focus on pet adoption with a review of Pet Adoption Help.

For those who might be a novice in the world of pet adoption, this site (based out of the United Kingdom) offers a bit of basic and informative content as well as recent news related to pet adoptions. Citizens of other countries shouldn’t be deterred by the


This October, Bring Home a Shelter Dog for American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month(R)

With Home Foreclosures Displacing People and Dogs Alike, Shelters and Rescue Groups Need Adopters

DENVER, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — The housing crisis and economic turmoil have taken their toll on an unexpected group: dogs.

Driven largely by the rising tide of home foreclosures, animal shelters across the country are overpopulated with furry friends. While no national statistics exist, shelters across the country say they are receiving dogs everyday