Find adoptable pets in Pennsylvania by checking the websites of local animal shelters, Humane Society locations and animal rescue organizations in the state. Visit TheShelterPetProject.org, and use the Find a Shelter tool to find a local animal shelter within your area. Pet adoption advertisement sites, such as Adoptapet.com and Petfinder.com, are also reliable resources for finding adoptable pets in Pennsylvania.
Many Humane Society locations, such as the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, offer adoptable pets in the areas they serve. The WPHS provides a list of adoptable animals on its website, while the CPHS posts the information and images of adoptable pets on its account at Petfinder.com. Dogs and cats that are ready for adoption are already spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped, and they have been evaluated for temperament.
The animal care services department of most city governments, such as Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, rescues abandoned, homeless, neglected and abused animals and puts them up for adoption. ACCT Philly also rescues small animals such as turtles and birds. Most of the animals are cared for at shelters, while some, especially pure-bred dogs or cats, are rescued by breed-specific rescue organizations. Most shelters, pounds, Humane Society locations and rescues advertise their adoptable pets on Adoptapet.com or Petfinder.com. Both adoption advertisement sites provide details about adoptable pets and links to the website of the organization or shelter that currently houses each animal.