Petfinder is an online resource, a database listing animals that need loving homes. It also serves as a directory for nearly 14,000 animal shelters and adoption agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Those organizations maintain their own home pages and available pet databases.
Their mission is clear: helping connect people to their ideal pets, and helping pets find a loving forever family. They aim to increase public awareness of high quality pets for adoption. They also desire to elevate pets to a status of family member, instead of just an animal. Another goal of Petfinder is to reduce, or eliminate the number of pets that are euthanized due to lack of awareness.
Pet lovers can search from the comfort of their homes right on their personal computers, and find the ideal pet for them. Their website also boasts a discussion forum, a pet care resource directory, as well as a library of free pet care articles to help keep pets in their adopted homes. Along with this, their website is updated daily to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
Petfinder is made up of animal care professionals, along with regular volunteers working with local animal welfare organizations. Everyone works together to help maintain an accurate and active homeless pet list. Most of the volunteers have day jobs as well as volunteering their time to the organization. One could say that the success of Petfinder has largely been due to the volunteers giving their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of these homeless pets.
Although the information on Petfinder is updated frequently, it would be best to call the facility that lists the pet to ensure it’s still available.