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Become a Petfinder Member Organization


Why Petfinder?

Petfinder is the first & largest adoptable pet search, averaging 6.5 million unique visitors monthly!


Petfinder Pro!

Member organizations have access to the Petfinder Pro web site of shelter & adoption resources


Member-Only Grants

Members are eligible for medical, disaster, and enrichment grants from the Petfinder Foundation.

Petfinder is where Adoptable Pets Find Great Homes!

Petfinder is a powerful pet search where dedicated and reputable adoption organizations list their rescued pets. On Petfinder your pets will reach our large animal-loving audience of people who are choosing adoption first!

Who can post pets on Petfinder?

  • Municipal Public Shelters

  • Private Shelters

  • Rescues with pets in their direct care

  • Veterinary Clinics who rehome pets

Who is not eligible for Membership?

  • Networking or Referral-Only Groups

  • Pet guardians rehoming their own pet

  • Show or Hobby Breeders

  • Any for-profit pet placement

  • Organizations outside of the United States, Canada, or Mexico

  • Organizations without an adoption contract

What to Expect in the Membership Application Process

1. Complete our Veterinary Verification Form

Complete the form with your veterinarian. Email the form to the same day you complete your online application.

2. Create a personal user account & complete form online

You will first be prompted to create a user account or to log in if you already have one. Complete all application fields as directed, with correct spelling and correct upper and lowercase.

3. Petfinder will review & get back to you

You will be contacted by the Petfinder Outreach Team within 3-5 business days.

What You’ll Need to Apply

  1. Veterinary Verification Form (Vet Form)

    Download the form below and complete it with your veterinarian before submitting your online application. After applying, email it to


  2. If you are a Federally approved Charity: Your Federal Tax ID Number

    If you are a United States 501(c)(3) charity, or Canada or Mexico charity, you will need your EIN (US), Charitable Number (Canada), or Business Number (Mexico). US organizations, if you are unsure you are a federal 501c3 charity, verify you appear in the US Internal Revenue Service charity search here:

Important! Your application will not be reviewed until the Veterinary Verification Form is received at

Let’s Get Started!

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