So you’ve finally decided that you want to get a dog. But where exactly do you start? Sure, you could go to the animal shelter, but if you’re unable to go to one, or you just don’t have the time, pet adoption websites can really help you out.
Many of these websites let you choose certain criteria to make finding a dog much easier and more enjoyable. You can specify the location, breed, sex, and so much more.
But with so many websites to choose from, it can be kind of daunting to figure out the best and most reliable one to use. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the best dog adoption websites out there.
If you search “Adopt a dog” online, this website is probably going to be one of the first results you get, and reasonably so. They list more than 315,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups. Their website has resources such as discussion forums, pet-care resource directory, and a vast library of free pet care articles and information. Overall, Petfinder is a great choice.
Petango has partnered with thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America to offer you real-time updates of dogs that are available for adoption at that very moment. After you input your preferences, they match you with a dog that shares your listed specifications. Although I have never used Petango, I have heard from countless people that it is a great website for adopting a dog.
What I love about this website is that they match people who can’t keep their pets directly with people who want to adopt a pet so the animal doesn’t get surrendered to a shelter and possibly euthanized. They guarantee that the dogs you are viewing on their website are truly available, which sadly isn’t the case for most websites.
The Shelter Pet Project is the result of a collaborative effort between the Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, both wonderful animal welfare groups. Their main goal is to make sure that all healthy pets find a safe home. This organization is a wonderful choice for anyone wanting to adopt a dog.
This website lets you find the perfect dog from over 17,000 thousand different animal shelters and rescues! Their mission is to connect adopters with shelter pets and help pets go from homeless to adopted. Adopt-a-pet is also North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption site so you know this is a reliable adoption resource.
I hope that you’ve found this list useful and I would definitely recommend you check out each website and decide for yourself which ones suits you best.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the websites that I listed, please leave a comment down below and I’ll try my best to get back to you.