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, shelters and rescue groups have the best selection of animals anywhere—all screened for good health and behavior. Most will even help you with spaying and neutering.
An animal shelter or a rescue group is the best source for a new pet, and our pet-care experts have compiled all the information you'll need to find your nearest group, select a pet who matches your lifestyle, and more.
Find your local shelter and pets available for adoption at the The Shelter Pet Project.
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October 21, 2015
The Daily Life with Tracey Stewart: Author, Mother and Advocate Shares What She's Learned About How Animals Enrich Our Lives
Tracey Stewart, wife of Jon Stewart, tells us about her new book, Do Unto Animals, and why she and her family are dedicated to helping all animals.
October 8, 2015
Want peace on earth and good will to all creatures? Act on one (or more) of these 10 easy ways that you can make a difference for animals this holiday season.
September 16, 2015
Flea markets nationwide are selling sick dogs and puppies from puppy mills.
August 19, 2015
In celebration of St. Francis Day, a Wisconsin church helps real animals and blesses the stuffed toy kind.