Thinking about getting a pet? Millions of companion animals in shelters across America are just waiting for a special home like yours. Navigating the adoption process isn't as hard as you think. We can help you find the perfect pet and discover how amazing adopting a pet can be.
When you're looking to add a pet to your life, consider adopting a homeless animal from your local shelter or rescue group.
Whether you want a puppy or a more mature dog, a purebred or a one-of-a-kind mixed breed, even a rabbit or hamster, your shelter has the best selection of animals anywhere—all screened for good health and behavior. Most shelters will even help you with spaying and neutering.
An animal shelter is your top source for a new pet, and our pet-care experts have compiled all the information you'll need to find your nearest shelter, select a pet who matches your lifestyle, and more.
Find your local shelter and pets available for adoption at the The Shelter Pet Project.
News & Events
August 26, 2014
Almost a decade after Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Louisiana SPCA) is diligently working to regain the capacity lost when the former shelter located in the Upper Ninth Ward was destroyed beyond repair by the worst natural disaster this country has ever seen.
June 20, 2014
They serve on the front lines of animal protection, lobbying legislators, assisting rescues, helping shelters and so much more. They’re the HSUS state directors: the first point of contact and often the last hope for animals in need.
June 20, 2014
Humane Society International works to protect street dogs in host countries of worldwide sporting events, teaming with slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy to bring to the U.S. street dogs from Sochi, Russia, following the 2014 Winter Olympics.
April 21, 2014
Reasonable expectations and gradual introductions are key to peacefully integrating a new cat into your household.