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Pet Adoption Information

Thank you for your interest in pet adoption! Whether you’re just looking, or you’re ready to adopt, we’re here to provide the necessary information for adopters to help their pets adjust to life in their new home.   What are the benefits of pet adoption? Adopting a pet comes with numerous advantages including: You’re saving a life. Millions of healthy, …

Adoption fees from shelters and rescue groups can vary from free to several hundred dollars. Not sure why? Find out what adoption fees typically cover.

Are you interested in adopting a pet who’s out of state or a dog to join you in your apartment? Get the FAQs about adoption requirements on Petfinder.

To find an adoptable pet, you can begin your search using our Quick Search (above). Read on for more tips!

We take complaints seriously and encourage you to always email us with any concerns. Read more to learn what you should do if you are upset.

Have you fallen for a pet on Petfinder, but you’re not sure whether that pet is still available? Here’s how you can find out!

Can’t adopt a pet right now, but still want to help? You can! Simply donate toward the care of that pet through The Petfinder Foundation. Find out what you need to know about The Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet program.

Did you just submit an adoption questionnaire, but you’re not sure when you’ll hear back? Learn more about the different types of rescue groups and shelters on Petfinder and when you’ll likely get a response.

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