Interested in Pets for Adoption? Adoptapet Has Thousands Looking for A

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Before You Shop, Consider All The Pets For Adoption On

There are thousands of pets for adoption and it makes sense that you should look into this option before you go to a breeder. Just look at the numbers – about 4 million dogs and cats are killed each year because of overpopulation. Overall, about 25 to 30 percent of dogs for adoption are purebred and 70 to 75%, of course mixed-breed pups that can’t wait to find their forever home. This is where comes to the rescue! is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website. By connecting with over 12,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies, this site showcases thousands of pets for adoption, for free. Prospective pet parents can browse the site to find their perfect pet.

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How It Works wants to make the search of its pets for adoption as simple and easy as possible for you. You can search for dogs, cats or other animals based on a number of options. Just put in your Zip or Postal Code, along with the distance, breed, sex, size, color and age. There’s also consideration for special needs and bonded pairs. Click GO Fetch Now and you’re presented with a list of animals that match your requirements. Because is connected to pet agencies across North America, the list is long. It will be hard to pick just one (so you should totally bring home two or three).

By connecting with over 12,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies, this site showcases thousands of pets for adoption, for free.

What’s Next?

Once you’ve found your match, you contact the rescue organization that listed the particular animal. And that’s easy, because has all the relevant contact information provided. You don’t have to do any additional research to track them down. Each adoption agency has different rules, regulations and processes, so be sure to check out the website before contacting them.

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What Else You Can Do to Help

If you want to go the extra mile for these furry cuties, you can spread the word. On each animal posting, you can share the pets for adoption on popular social networks or you can email it to a friend. Just because it wasn’t the dog or cat for you, perhaps it’s the perfect match for one of your friends. And that will give you a warm feeling inside! Extras has lots of extras. On each of the individual pet posts, there are links that let you donate to a shelter and print pet information. There are also pet articles that cover a host of important topics. On top of that, there’s the Save-A-Pet TV show, where famous pet owners such as Drew Barrymore, share their experiences with us.

Remember, when you adopt a dog or cat from a humane society, an animal shelter, an SPCA, or a dog rescue or cat rescue group, you are saving a life. And that makes you a hero – just one look into your pet’s eyes reaffirms that fact. And is your partner in saving lives! To get paired up with pets for adoption, visit now.

If you know of an animal rescue or advocacy site or organization that can use a little extra publicity, please tell us about it. We love to share this information to our readers.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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