Homeless Pets Go Online
From Issue: Volume XX - Number 23
Endless Pawsibilities Rescue, Glendora and Krazy Kat Lovers, Lakewood, have joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 375,000 homeless pets listed and is updated continuously.
More than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site. Pets may be viewed at www.petfinder.com.
A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the Zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies.
Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.
Sponsors include The Animal Rescue Site, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, Petco, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for Petfinder.com and HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service.