Petdoption allows you to search over 250,000 adoptable pets from animal shelters and adoption organizations across the United States.
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View in-depth description and shelter contact info for each pet
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Why adopt a pet?
1. You'll save a life. Every year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters due to overcrowding. By adopting an animal, you're giving him or her a new life in a loving home and freeing up shelter space for others.
2. You'll help fight the puppy and kitten mills that supply the pet stores. Animals from these factory-style breeding facilities are housed in appallingly poor conditions without proper medical care. The females are often kept in cages without companionship and forced to produce litter after litter until discarded. Adopting a pet means not giving a dime to these cruel operations.
3. You'll pay less. When you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations, and sometimes even microchipping is included in the adoption price. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.