Are you looking for a new pet? is a searchable directory of pets from thousands of shelters and adoption groups. Start your search with the pet search function (at the top of this page). is updated daily, so please keep viewing or saving your questions. This will automatically email you when a new pet is added that matches your search.

You can also search from the list of dog breeds.

Are you in a host / placement group and need help?

We have specially trained staff to answer questions from reception staff and placement groups. If you are a Rescue Center or Placement Group and want to learn how to use or need technical assistance with your pet account.

Want to find out more about the pets you’ve seen on

Contact directly the animal welfare organization that cares for this pet. This information can be found under the photo of the animal on the home page or on the group description page. Do not contact for individual pets. We have no information other than that posted on their page, so contacting us may delay your search and be time-critical.

Are you looking for a pet at home?

Thank you for your efforts to help this animal. Read our tips for finding a pet home first. This library article will walk you through the process of finding the right home. Consult our list of adoption groups to find an adoption group near you. Contact them directly to see if they can provide assistance.

Do you need more information about our hiring policy? (Example: how much does it cost to adopt a pet? Can I adopt out of state?)

Adoption policies vary widely between shelters, so don’t contact for specific information about your local adoption group. I’ll be late to contact you! Contact the reception or placement group directly . If you are interested in a specific pet, contact the organization sponsoring that pet. Contact information can be found just below the pet photo on each pet description page.

Adoption costs range from $ 5 to hundreds of dollars. Services also range from nothing to full vaccination, sterilization / neutralization, and temperament / training. In most cases, the cost of adoption is less than the actual cost of caring for a pet in a shelter. Some groups do not adopt outside their communities and many want to do a “home check” as part of the adoption process.

Can’t enter your location in

Please enter a valid US or Canadian postcode (including spaces). If you’re looking for place names, enter Tucson, Arizona (use the two-letter abbreviation for the state). For example, you can enter 07912 OR Pluckemin, NJ. If you have “cookies enabled” in your web browser, your postcode will be remembered for future visits, so you won’t have to re-enter it every time. If does not recognize your zip code, please contact us.

Do you want to connect to

We welcome links to We help you adopt your pet! Then visit the information page. You can choose from the links below (including the Quick Pet Search module). You can also check out the new Featured Animals module. This module allows you to view pets available in your area directly on your home page. does not have a links page, but if there is a service you would like to promote, do so on message boards or contact your local hideaway to see if the service is advertised on their local homepage.

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