The following sites can help you find the dog, cat, or other household pet that is just right for your family.
HSUS, the largest and most powerful animal protection organization in the country, has promoted the protection of animals since 1954.
Comprehensive pet adoption information area
Links to local agencies that offer adoption services
Info on how to select the right cat or dog for you
Advice on how to find a qualified dog breeder and much more
This animal protection agency has been on the frontlines of animal advocacy for 139 years.
Searchable database of over 5,000 local SPCAs and humane societies
Expert advice on finding, preparing for, and caring for a new pet
And helpful pet-care videos
By combining the resources of adoption agencies, lost and found organizations, volunteer groups, shelters and clinics into a unified portal of easy to retrieve data, this organization hopes the public's knowledge of animal issues will increase and euthanasia will decrease.
Search their database to find a cat or dog in your area
Find a more exotic animal such as a ferret, hedgehog, or sugar glider
Search by breed, age of the animal, and gender
At this user-friendly and comprehensive site, presented by the cable network Animal Planet, all your pet-adoption needs can be found.
Find a vet or an animal hospital in your community by entering in your zip code
Find a specific breed of cat or dog or an exotic bird with an easy-to-use search tool that can locate your choice in your area
A non-profit pet-adoption charity, 1-800-Save-a-Pet acts as a clearinghouse and coordinator among shelters, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and humane societies to get the word out where people can adopt a pet for free.
Fill out the quick-and-easy form and search for a dog or cat by distance, zip code, breed, sex, size, color, or age.
This online searchable database features over 9,000 animal shelters and pet adoption agencies across the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Search for a pet that matches your particular needs or desires
Read an extensive online library on pets, pet care, adoptions, breeds and more
Share information with others on the message boards
A state-by-state alphabetical listing of pet adoption organizations and humane societies.
Browse listings from traditional pet-adoption agencies
Check out exotic animals for adoption such as guinea pigs, parrots, and horses