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–‘Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month’ Encourages People to Look to Shelters, Rescues for Canine Companions–

Silver Spring, Md. – As fall approaches, thoughts turn to family and cozy holidays at home. Meanwhile, there are nearly 200,000 dogs of all types awaiting their fur-ever homes in shelters and rescues across North America, and that is why is shining a brighter light on these adoptable canines during Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.

Petfinder, which has helped more than 20 million pets find their families, invites dog lovers to help find homes for thousands of deserving friends by:

Additionally, residents of the Washington, D.C. and New York City areas are invited to two special Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month events this October:

Animal Planet R.O.A.R. & Petfinder Community Adoption Event

Thursday, October 11 | 4-6pm

Discovery Communications World Headquarters | One Discovery Place | Silver Spring, MD

Meet more than 30 adoptable dogs from local Petfinder groups, enter for pet prizes & more!

Petfinder Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month Adoption Event at Animal Haven

Saturday, October 13 | 12-3pm

Animal Haven | 251 Centre Street (at Broome) | New York, NY

Meet dozens of dogs ready for adoption, check out Animal Planet’s new line of grooming products, enter to win gift baskets & more!

To learn about the joys of giving an adoptable pet a fur-ever home, check out Petfinder's Happy Tails – including this week’s featuring The All-American Reject's Mike Kennerty and his delicious dog, Donut. For additional pet adoption tools and resources, please visit Petfinder’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month playlist and

About is the largest online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. With more than 320,000 adoptable pets from more than 13,700 animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has facilitated more than 20 million adoptions since it was launched in 1996. In addition to being an adoption database, also is an all-inclusive resource guide for how to select the right family pet and build a successful, life-long relationship. Thanks to its sponsors, is free to both visitors and to its animal placement organization members. Sponsors include BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, The Animal Rescue Site, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for, and HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service.

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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever... | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.