Online promotes the adoption of homeless animals and the well-being
of all animals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area through
the smart use of Internet technology.
Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded for the
purpose of increasing the adoption rate for homeless animals
by using the technology of the Internet to coordinate on line
adoption services for all local animal shelters and rescue
web site electronically links the web sites of local animal
shelters and rescue organizations into one large database,
searchable by the general public. The web site, updated daily,
contains local news items, a comprehensive yellow pages of
local pet services, information on specific pet species, and
links to the most current legislative issues.
Technical Assistance Program
is a three-tiered program which:
regular classes geared towards local animal groups on Internet
literacy, maintaining their web sites, and popular software
pro-bono consulting services to local non-commercial animal
one-on-one assistance and tutoring to staff and volunteers
of animal organizations.
provides information tables at local animal events in order
to let them know about our services.
publishes a quarterly newsletter.
runs three electronic lists:
Benefits for the General Public
easy to use, systematic database that locates the adoptable
animal(s) of their choice within the metropolitan area
ability to notify all metro area animal shelters and rescue
organizations of a lost animal with one report
with locally-based animal organizations and animal-related
businesses so they can find resources on vet care, training,
boarding and a variety of other topics in one central location
such as local legislative information, recreational activities,
and the special events of animal organizations to help create
a metropolitan-area constituency for the purpose of enhancing
the quality of life for all companion animals.
Benefits for Animals Shelters and Animal Rescue Organizations
increase in the adoption rate throughout the metro area
increase in the number of lost animals returned to their
- A metro-wide
forum for humane education
visibility in the metro community and enhanced public relations
-- a professional presence on the web will provide contributors
and volunteers with one more way to promote the organization
and with another reason to be proud of the organization's
shelter operations and fewer customer service problems because
MetroPets will have provided information about spay/neuter,
adoption regulations, and animal availability before the
public goes to the shelter.
awareness among the public on issues important to humane
the importance of spay/neuter -- the prevention of animal
cruelty -- laws and regulations governing animal control
and protection in the surrounding communities -- animal
health care -- humane education
for Staff and Volunteers
will provide training and technical assistance in Internet
technology for staff and volunteers
will provide a free employment service where organizations
may list open positions.
support, practical support, training tips, FAQ, volunteer