Tuesday, February 5, 2013


LOS ANGELES, CA—Facing a doggie dilemma or a cat quandary? The Pet
Matchmaker™ is here to help. Elaine Hendrix—award-winning actress,
lifelong animal lover and advocate—and her team of animal experts and
experienced animal enthusiasts are providing pet parents with 
information and advice to help them find an animal friendship to last a lifetime at

“It’s important that people are realistic about their lifestyles when
choosing an animal to adopt,” says Elaine Hendrix, The Pet Matchmaker™.
“This is a new, entertaining online resource that helps people pick the
pet best suited for them, and then gives them information to care for 
that pet their entire lives.”

The site outlines practical considerations and offers plenty of
“How-To” guides for pet adopters. Information any pet parent should
keep in mind, like ‘finances’ and ‘schedule,’ is designed to help
individuals and families make matches that will stand the test of time. 
The website then helps users locate local shelters and rescue groups with
animals available for adoption in their area.

Already found your animal match? The website provides visitors with 
ongoing animal care advice, pet-centric Nancy and Sluggo cartoons, illustrated 
by Guy Gilchrist, uplifting articles from a variety of regular 
contributors and much more! The engaging and dynamic layout makes the website easy 
to navigate whether you’re searching by animal or care topic, which 
includes nutrition, grooming and training, among many others.

In the Community section, animal lovers are invited to join The Pet
Matchmaker’s social network and create a personal profile to share
stories, photos and videos of their animals and connect with other pet
enthusiasts. The Community section is also the perfect spot to 
introduce and network animals who are looking for their forever homes. Young 
animal lovers have a special section with word games, coloring pages and
activities, in addition to articles written by kids for kids. Make the
“My Pet Forever” pledge and you’ll receive a downloadable
certificate—great for teaching children about the responsibility
associated with pets and an excellent conversation starter with friends 
on the importance of keeping pets in homes and out of shelters.

As The Pet Matchmaker™, Hendrix also hosts radio’s “The Pet Care
Minute,” where she shares with listeners her insightful and effective
tips for caring for their pets and ensuring their health, happiness and
safety. Topics include ‘litter box woes’ and ‘learning to speak
dog.’ Segments are available at www.ThePetMatchmaker.com.

To learn more about Elaine Hendrix and The Pet Matchmaker™ team, please
visit www.ThePetMatchmaker.com.

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About Elaine Hendrix

With over 100 film, television and stage credits, Elaine Hendrix is 
best known for her roles in such films as Disney’s “The Parent Trap,”
“Inspector Gadget 2,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,” SNL’s
“Superstar” and the cult classics “What the Bleep Do We Know” and
“Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion.” Her television appearances
include “Castle,” “The Mentalist,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,”
“Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “See Dad Run,”
“90210” and two years on the critically acclaimed CBS series “Joan of

Hendrix has five rescued pets of her own, is an outspoken animal 
advocate and guest lectures on animal rights issues at universities across the
country. Hendrix serves on the board of directors for Animal Rescue 
Corps and Stray Rescue of St. Louis. She has been honored for her 
humanitarian work on behalf of animals, including a Telly Award for hosting “Pets
90210,” the Guardian Award from the National Animal Rights Conference 
and a Key to the City and Proclamation naming December 4th “Elaine Hendrix
Day” in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.

About “The Pet Care Minute”

“The Pet Care Minute” is produced and distributed by Benztown as a
keystone of its Feature Farm daily radio features offering. For more
information, visit www.benztown.com/featurefarm.