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What is @petfinder 's #TweetapetTues

BlogPaws West had a very heavy focus on Rescue and how we as individuals can make a difference in little ways. Here is one way to really help make a difference that will only cost you a few minutes of your time. That is what the Be the Change Movement is all about making a difference in small ways and encouraging our friends and followers to do the same. Don't look at the big picture as it seems daunting and unattainable but when broken down into small ways to help we can all make a difference.

#tweetapettues is an idea that was created by the amazing people at Petfinder to help get more waiting pets into the public's attention. It is a really simple idea that can mean the world to an animal looking for a home.

It's so simple to do. All you need to do is go to Petfinder and find an animal in need of a home hit the tweet button and add the hashtag #tweetapettues the more people who see your tweet and retweet it to their friends the better chance that animal has at being adopted. Rescue organizations are encouraged to tweet out all of their pets awaiting a forever home there is no limit to how many posts you make and you never know who is watching and looking for just the right addition to their home. If you are an individual person with no ties to a specific breed or rescue consider choosing a different theme each week and tweeting exclusively to your theme. At Petfinder they have all sorts of animals looking for a home from dogs and cats to rats ferrets and horses. All it takes is two minutes to tweet and it could mean the world to a pet looking for their perfect home.

For those of you who don't have a twitter account just hit the Facebook button and post to your profile. One pet once a week to your profile can start a trend that everyone posts one pet once a week to their profile helping more pets find homes. Just because you don't think you know anyone who is looking for a new family member doesn't mean that if the right one doesn't somehow come across their computer screen that they aren't interested.

Be the Change One tweet, One Blog Post, one Facebook Status update at a time.

Meet Dutchess

Dutchess is a sweet young lady and we think she is just about the perfect dog! She is approx. 2 years old and she weighs 20 lbs. (She's not as big as her picture makes her look; in real life she's about knee high.) We really don't know what mix of breeds Dutchess is, but some people have told us she looks like a Saluki mix. Dutchess is very gentle and sweet, she's laid back, she's not a big barker, and she's good with other dogs. (She is a little afraid of small children though, so an individual adopter, a couple, or an adoptive family with older children would be best for her.) True to the breed we think she may be, Dutchess can run like the wind and she is so beautiful when she runs that watching her cover ground at the dog park brings tears to people's eyes! Because of this, though, she will need a large, safely fenced yard at least 6 feet high (please, no invisible fencing) so that she can get the exercise she needs. (She'd make a great running partner too, for someone who is into physical fitness and/or runs marathons!) We would prefer that Dutchess not be a latchkey dog, so an adopter who works out of his/her home or is retired (or someone who just works part time) would be best for her. Dutchess is well housebroken and crate trained (although we only crate for short periods of time) and she is spayed, immunized, heartworm tests, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $275. If you are interested in possibly adopting Dutchess, please send an e-mail to: and tell us a little about yourself, your daily schedule, if you have a large safely fenced yard, etc. Then, if we feel Dutchess would be a good fit for you, we will e-mail you an adoption application to fill out.
Please click on "One Starfish Rehoming Connections" above the photo to read more about our rescue's adoption policies and fees. We do not operate a humane society or shelter, so we do not have a facility that is open to the public. Our dogs are fostered by volunteers in private homes, and they are not available for viewing until an adoption application is filled out and references are checked. Please read the information on our home page (by clicking on our rescue name below this dog's photo) before contacting us.

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