This newsletter is dedicated to all you heroes out
there that save the lives of animals in need.
Have you ever tried to
compare prices on flea and tick products??? Norton's spending more time in the
yard, and Tabitha has her summer haircut and is also enjoying hanging out around
the house; which means its time for us to stock up on the flea and tick
repellants. You'd think it'd be easy to just pick the lowest price, but the big
online sites seem to want to make it as difficult as possible.
Some sell only certain
products and not others, but almost all of them want to sell the most popular -
Frontline and Advantage - in some fashion. To make it harder to price compare
though, if you check around you'll see that some only sell 3 month supplies;
others only 6 or 12 month, others 4 month supplies. Some carry Advantage Top but
not Advantage Multi - or vice versa. PetSmart seems to have surrendered those
markets and only sells Hartz brand.
Well, computer geek that I
am, I created a spreadsheet with all the popular vendors and products. It
started out as just a few lines, but grew into a 126 line by 11 column monster.
I almost gave up and just went to 1800-PetMeds like we usually do, but I figured
if I had this much trouble, someone else might benefit as well. I was on a
I know they all probably
bounce around, but I was surprised to find that the current cost-saver wasn't
ANY of the big guys we usually buy from. And that cost saver doesn't offer free
shipping, which usually causes me to skip right onto the next site. Still,
numbers don't lie, and my spreadsheet totaled up the costs of all the most
popular brands INCLUDING shipping costs. Oddly, the ONLY site that didn't offer
free shipping was by FAR the cheapest overall cost in almost EVERY product they
carried (and they seem to carry more than any of the others).
See the numbers for
Since we added the new
ability for anyone to leave feedback about any organization in the directory,
we've gotten some great responses. But we want more.
There are some really
great organizations out there, and they deserve our support. There are also many
questionable operations calling themselves "rescues" or "shelters". They all
look similar in a listing, and poorly run organizations can have just as nice
(or better) websites than a very busy but well run and caring organization.
Share your experiences.
Locate an organization you're familiar with and click the "[Submit Feedback]"
link next to it and leave a comment and/or just a 0-4 "paw" rating.
You'll need to
register, but once you do you can submit as many feedback entries (one per
organization) as you like anytime you like.
Click here to
organization you want to submit feedback for.
We now have the ability to
flag organizations that accept owner surrendered pets.
While our primary goal
remains helping people find animals that need to be adopted, we recognize that
helping people locate an organization that can find a new home for a pet they
must give up is a sad but necessary service.
Since many rescues deal
only with animals they rescue themselves (often from shelters or confiscations)
we added a new tag for organizations in our directory so they can specifically
designate whether they accept owner surrenders or not.
Since this is a brand new
feature, most of the current listings in the directory don't have this
information provided yet; as organizations update and our staff of volunteers
continues to update the directory though we will make this a searchable feature
of the directory.
There are a LOT of organizations in our directory. Around 10,000 organizations
last time I checked. That's a lot of choices, and a lot of those organizations
That means we need to make
it as easy as possible for someone looking for a local organization to adopt a
In addition to the
directory listings by state or country which you can sort by name, city, or zip
code, and the Google maps where you can see organizations as icons on a map,
we've just added a specific city name directory.
For quite a while now you've been able to search the Adoptapet-Directory.com directory
specifically for organizations that dealt specifically with dogs, cats, ferrets,
rabbits, and horses. We recently also added categories for birds and reptiles.
Keep up with
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