is a database of hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets, from more than 13,000 shelters and rescue groups throughout North America, with over 600 active groups in Canada. More than 25 million pets across North America have found their forever home on Petfinder since the organization was established in 1996 – that’s an average of 1.2 million pets per year. Petfinder joined the Purina family in 2013.

Pet listings are maintained and updated daily by participating shelters and rescue groups. Through Petfinder’s database, you can search by breed, age, size, gender, location and more! When you find a pet you like, simply click “Adopt Me” to begin the application process with the pet’s shelter or rescue group. Use your postal code to find pets near you.

Purina works shoulder to shoulder with pet welfare experts, to inspire pet lovers to get more involved, to change perceptions of shelter pets and to create more powerful bonds between pets and people.

Check out the video below for some inspirational stories about how millions of pet parents have met their cuddle buddy, wingman, family member and best friend on!

Celebrating 20 Years and 25 Million Adopted Pets

You Save Two Lives.
You save both the pet you adopt, and the pet the shelter can take in as a result of your adoption.

You Know What You’re Getting.
Many pet shelters and rescue groups provide behavioral assessments on adoptable dogs, and veterinarian checks on all adoptable pets.

You Can Find Your Perfect Pet.
Each year, 6-8 million dogs and cats across North America enter shelters, in addition to countless other species. You can find nearly 300,000 adoptable pets on Petfinder at any given time, and up to 25% of shelter dogs are purebred.

You Save Money.
Shelters and rescue groups usually cover initial veterinary costs, including:

• Spay/neuter
• Distemper vaccination
• Rabies vaccination
• Heartworm test
• Flea/tick Treatment
• Microchip

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