PetFinder.com collects information about pets from dog shelter and shelter websites across the country in one place for easy searching by breed, location and more.
The website collects information about pets from rescue websites across the country in one place for easy searching by breed, location, and more.
Lately, many friends have contacted me and asked how to find the animal they are looking for in a shelter or rescue group.
With hundreds of foster programs, breed rescues, and shelters in Colorado (and in most communities), it can be hard to know where to start. And indeed, nobody expects you to visit dozens of places alone.
Go to PetFinder.com! This is probably one of my favorite partnership ideas of all time because this is a website that only does good.
PetFinder brings together all the animals from rescue websites across the country in one place and makes the information searchable by location, animal type, animal behavior and age, human preferences and more.
Start at PetFinder.com
Let’s say you’re looking for a young or newborn Belgian Shepherd, Laekenois (although I’ve never heard of the breed, they are beautiful dogs).
When looking for this exotic and rare breed, you also want this Belgian Shepherd Laekenois to be a female, a dog who likes your children and gets along with your family cats.
At petfinder.com, you can narrow your search by any or all of these criteria, and if you do, you’ll find that Sissy just might be the perfect pup for you!
PetFinder.com brings together more than 12,000 rescue organizations across the country and is a bank of more than 215,000 animals looking for forever homes. The number of homeless animals is staggering.
While it doesn’t even come close to accounting for all the homeless animals in our country, it does indicate the importance of adopting animals. And it helps house family dogs like Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Cocker Spaniels.
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You can find any breed of dog for adoption; this site is the proof.
Also, not only is it rescuing good animal karma, but another advantage of adoption is that you can get a great dog and spend less than buying that designer dog from a breeder or store.
- The most expensive dog ever sold was a Tibetan Mastiff, which sold for $1.5 million in March 2011… there are nine tibetan mastiffs PetFinder.com listings available for adoption, ranging from $100-200 in adoption fees.
- Gentleman King Charles Spaniels they are the second most expensive dog breed and range from $1,000 to $14,000 from breeders… there are 189 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels available for adoption at PetFinder.com.
- samoyeds they are the third most expensive breed, with prices ranging from $4,000 to $11,000 per dog… there are 87 purebred and mixed Samoyed dogs on PetFinder.
- creating awareness
My favorite thing about this site is the awareness it creates.
Final Thoughts on Using PetFinder
PetFinder.com has 175,000 dogs to search for: dogs of all breeds, ages, and temperaments.
The site also educates visitors, provides information on all of the dog breeds on the site, and shares resources and articles to help prepare people for pet ownership, making it a great place to send people on your life that they are not sure what they are looking for. for a pet.
Whether you’re looking for hybrid dogs, purebred dogs, or mixed breed dogs, Petfinder can likely help you find the right dog to bring home.
So the next time someone mentions that they are looking for an adoptable pet, encourage them to adopt and use PetFinder.com as a research tool.
And, if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy just taking a look at the amazing animals in your area and trying to find them a good home.
Tiana Nelson is the president and chief operating officer of PawsCoa 501(c)3 animal welfare organization based in Denver, Colorado.
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