Over the past year we had the misfortune of losing both our dogs to
sickness and old age. Having at least one dog in the house for more than 17 years and then all of a sudden, they were gone
was much more stressful than I care to remember.
It didn't take
very long for the family to realize that the house wasn't quite the same; it seemed very empty without our little fur baby's.
Unless you live under a rock, the easiest way to search
for anything these days is via the Internet. Why should a new family pet be any different?
As they embark on their third decade of providing support and expertise
to families seeking their forever pet. Petfinder.com is a database of hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets, from more
than 13000 shelters and rescue organizations across North America, with over 600 participating groups in Canada. They have
been instrumental in providing new homes for more than 25 million pets since 1996. That's an average of 1.2 million lucky
pets per year.
You may not realize just how important they are
to the overall experience of purchasing, adopting or rehoming a pet.
Petfinder has always encouraged more people to consider adoption when adding a pet to their family. By removing
the barriers within the adoption process, Petfinder's goal is to make the pet adoption process easier by connecting would
be pet owners with actual pets seeking adoption.
some very sizable benefits to pet adoption. The least of which is saving money. Shelters and rescue organizations usually
cover the initial veterinary costs, which can quickly add up.
When we were in the market to find our newest addition to the family, we
did in fact turn to Petfinder.com. I found their in depth details of prospective pets to be very helpful. We ended up getting
a Shih Tzu puppy and used the information found on Petfinder.com to narrow down the type of dog we were considering.
To help celebrate the 20th anniversary milestone, Petfinder.com asked pet parents,
pet lovers, and pet advocates to join the celebration and its efforts to donate $200,000 benefitting 20 shelter and rescue
members. To aid in making this donation possible, Petfinder asked animal lovers to help generate one million views of its
#MetOnPetfinder anniversary video, which shows how adoptable pets have transformed the lives of their adopters. The video
has surpassed their wildest dreams, with more than 1.5 million views.