Finding a new pet was always a hard thing to accomplish. It involves making telephone calls to animal shelters and pet stores throughout the region to learn about their selection. You would then need to travel via car to the locations that had the desired pet. It could take months to find a pet using this method. Thankfully, the Internet has made things much easier because it brought us pet finder websites! Follow these steps to find your next family pet the easy way.
Step 1: Turn on the computer and do an online search for pet finder sites offering animals for adoption. Petfinder is one of the most popular sites, with more than 330,000 pets available from more than 13,700 adoption groups through the country. Puppyfinder is a site dedicated to finding and raising a puppy. It features puppies from breeders and rescue organizations.
Step 2: If you know the pet you want, do a pet search on the site by animal type, breed, and location. Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, pigs, reptiles, and more are featured on the Petfinder site. When the results list is returned, you can refine it by age, gender, size, and considerations like special needs and housetraining. If your household has young children, dogs, or cats, check off the appropriate areas to limit the search to pets compatible with this living situation.
Step 3: The results list includes a thumbnail photo of the pet, pet name, breed, age, gender, and the organization housing the pet. Clicking on the pet name pulls up a brief description of the animal and its characteristics. Contact information for the organization is also provided.
Step 4: If you prefer a particular animal welfare group, you can search for it instead. View a list by state and refine it by city or enter a location and group name.
Step 5: As you review the list of pets available for adoption, narrow it to your top five. Contact the organization housing the pet to make sure the animal is still available and verify visiting hours. Then, load the family into the car for a trip to meet your prospective new pet!