To find pets in California using Petfinder, enter your search location on the Petfinder website, and specify the type of pet you need. Select the breed of the pet, age and gender before clicking the Find Pets button on the site. Use the additional search filters to find pets within a 500-mile radius of California, and check the characteristics subcategory to find house-trained, declawed pets or pets with special needs.
Define the size of pet you are looking for, or configure your search based on factors such as the presence of dogs or cats in your household, or find child-friendly pets in your area. Alternatively, define a pet name, and click the search icon to find matching pets. Click on a listed pet to view its photos and preview its details to make an informed choice.
Find a pet-adoption group in California by entering the group’s name on the website and clicking the search icon. The recently viewed pets at the bottom of the page helps you review listed pets that interest you. The About Pet Adoption feature offers pet adoption information and testimonials by pet adopters, while the pet care centers provide useful resources such as videos, house training and grooming tips for a wide range of pets.