Do you have a rescue or shelter and want your animals to be internet stars?
Waggle is excited to continue increasing the number of animal welfare organizations we work with. Now, a new company wants to help your group give the world a virtual window into all your amazing efforts.
PetStream will send your shelter, rescue, dog daycare, animal sanctuary, zoo, nature preserve, or farm – video cameras so you can live stream on the PetStream website and on your own website.
The company has dog cams, puppy cams, cat cams, bird cams, reptile cams, and wildlife cams already running.
"It's a great way to market your cause. The goal of a rescue or a shelter is to find homes for as many dogs and cats as possible. This helps get the word out," Clayton Rose from PetStream tells Waggle.
Clayton says one shelter featured a puppy bowl on their live stream. Another rescue told him their video helped them adopt out 700 cats.
The critter cams are free. Groups have to install them (there's tech support available) and provide the wi-fi connection. PetStream uses the Twitch platform to create its live network to share with animal lovers.
If you've got some compelling or captivating animal life going on in your business, home, or backyard, PetStream is interested in hearing from you.
"It's not intended to be a nanny cam where you're checking your pet," Clayton says. "We're looking for more activity than just a single cat or a dog, but more for someone who has something cool or interesting going on. It doesn't have to be 24/7, but as long as there's activity for a chunk of the day, that's really what we're looking for."
Think your animals could be the next viral sensation? Send Clayton an email to see if you're a fit: Clayton.Rose@petstreamtv.com
And if you’re a rescue or shelter group who needs help paying the medical bills for a dog or cat in need, be sure to upload a fundraising campaign on Waggle.org.