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.
News & Events
May 27, 2016
Meet a few of the 250 dogs Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States rescued from a large South Korean dog meat farm this year. The rescue is part of an ongoing effort to end the dog meat trade in South Korea, the only known country in Asia that farms dogs for human consumption.
May 2, 2016
Buying a puppy online or from a pet store? You could be supporting cruel and substandard dog breeding operations like these.
January 29, 2016
Three of the Internet’s most beloved pets are teaming up to help the millions of cats and dogs in shelters and rescue groups across the country find loving homes.
December 17, 2015
Duffy was too frail and sick to stand when rescued from an Arkansas puppy mill. Adopted by a loving family, Duffy not only walks but also plays with his doggy siblings.