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Petfinder for Developers

Petfinder is dedicated to helping pets find homes, and we know you are too. Petfinder's free API is another way we extend your reach to get pets adopted.
The API provides ready access to data for Petfinder's hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets and the organizations that care for them.

Shelters and Rescues

  • Upload your pets on and display them anywhere, like on your organization's website.
  • Pull your Petfinder listings into your shelter software with the API instead of adding them manually.

App Developers

  • Display adoptable pets from Petfinder in your web or mobile app.
  • Help users find their perfect pets by location, breed, and other characteristics.

Start Using the API

Basic access is granted automatically after collecting a few details and will allow you to make up to 1,000 requests/day, with a rate limit of 50 requests/second. If you need more bandwidth, you can request more once you have your basic key.

Get an API Key