Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sally Donovan, Jane Keeler and Jen Schwab represented Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue and Linda Vandenberg, Cheryl Lawson and Susan Lannak, Hood River, represented Hood River Adopt A Dog, at a one-day workshop in Portland, presented by Petfinder.com, the online database of adoptable pets.
The workshop was sponsored by Petco and hosted by Cat Adoption Team.
Topics included marketing online, networking with other adoption programs, training dogs for adoptability and feline upper-respiratory conditions and treatment. Speakers came from across the country to present the program.
Petfinder.com is the largest database of homeless pets on the Web, with more than 375,000 animals listed.
Pets are shown at www.petfinder.com.
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