Multiple steps are involved in posting a dog on Petfinder. First, an account must be created, which involves entering information about the poster's location, e-mail address and what kind of pets are owned or desired.
The next step is to go to the "Classified" section of the website and click on "Post free pet classifieds." At the bottom of the page, there is a link for posting the free ad; subsequent directions are provided. The next step is to fill out the classified ad form, which includes the dog's breed, name and a thorough description. Users can also post pictures of the dog at this point, which is always helpful when placing an online ad. Finally, clicking "Submit" at the bottom of the page creates the classified ad and posts it on the Petfinder website.
In addition to Petfinder, a number of other websites exist for the exchange or purchase of pets, including Craigslist. If the pet is AKC certified, posting an ad on the AKC rescue website is also an option. As an off-line option, visiting a local animal shelter or humane society is the safest way to give up ownership of a canine and ensure that it is done humanely and efficiently.