Virtual Animal Shelter
Adopt a homeless pet on the Internet using Petfinder.com‘s easy search tool.
Petfinder.com is the internet’s largest virtual animal shelter, representing 32,000 animals in more than 1,800 shelters and rescue groups around the country. The site helps facilitate over half a million adoptions a year.
The easy search tool on Petfinder.com can show you within seconds all the pets meeting your specifications in your local area or around the country. All you need to do is specify the kind of animal you are looking for (cat, dog, horse, etc.), the breed (you can put in mix), the age, size, gender, your zip code and the range within which you are willing to look (national or regional).
It is worth taking a trial run on Petfinder.com. The search should bring up at least half a dozen matches in your area, enough to give you a great starting point. The only danger is falling in love with all the pets you see in the pictures, and having a pit in your stomach that you can’t adopt them all.