COVID-19 Updates: What You Need To Know

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COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a significant impact on the animal welfare community. Adoption processes are changing, and shelters and rescue groups are adapting as best they can, but one thing is still the same: homeless pets still need the help of people like you.

At, we’ve always been focused on helping pets find their people. That mission remains the same. But times are a bit different right now, and here are some changes you might notice as you visit our site during the COVID-19 pandemic and search for pets today:

There may be fewer adoptable pets listed on at any given time because some shelters and rescues have temporarily closed their doors to the public or paused their adoption programs. However, thousands of wonderful adoptable pets are still waiting for homes across North America. So if you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family, please don’t hesitate to search for adoptable pets on today!

The application process may look a little different than it did before COVID-19. Some shelters and rescues are conducting virtual meet-and-greets instead of in-person ones. In contrast, others may ask potential adopters to fill out an online application before setting up a meeting. Please be sure to read each organization’s individual listing carefully, so you know what to expect before contacting them about adopting a pet. And as always, please remember that adopted animals should be treated like family members – they deserve your love, patience, and understanding as they adjust to their new homes!

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