PetFinder.com hosts a searchable database of animals in need. It includes a directory of 14,000 shelters and adoption and rescue groups located throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. PetFinder.com features dog and cat adoptions as well as other adoptions such as birds, rabbits and exotic pets.
Each organization or shelter on Petfinder.com is responsible for its own pages and databases that are updated daily.
Pet Finder’s mission is to increase the public’s awareness of the availability of suitable, adoptable pets and to find homes for those shelter animals that would otherwise be euthanized. To that goal, the site also offers comprehensive information on a wide variety of topics such as dog and cat breeds, training and specific problems and articles on pet care and how determine if a specific pet is right for you. PetFinder.com also features a “Frequently Asked Questions” page where visitors can learn more about the application process and requirements.