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Petfinder: Celebrating 20 Years of Finding Pets Their Forever Homes #PurinaPetPeople


It’s no surprise how much I love animals, especially my zoo of furbabies. I’ve lived my whole life with a house full of animals and I’m very proud to say that my animals are just like my kids, I love them dearly! Are you looking for the perfect pet for you and your family?

Have you thought about adoption? There are so many pets in need of loving homes, and adoption would be a great choice! When researching pets to join your family have you heard of Petfinder? is a database of hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets, from more than 13,000 shelters and rescue groups throughout North America, with over 600 active groups in Canada. More than 25 million pets across North America have found their forever home on Petfinder since the organization was established in 1996 – that’s an average of 1.2 million pets per year. This year, Petfinder is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Petfinder encourages more people to consider adoption when adding a pet to their family. By removing barriers within the adoption process, Petfinder’s goal is to make the pet adoption process easier by connecting people with adoptable pets. Petfinder joined the Purina family in 2013.



You Save Two Lives.
You save both the pet you adopt, and the pet the shelter can take in as a result of your adoption.

You Know What You’re Getting.
Many pet shelters and rescue groups provide behavioral assessments on adoptable dogs, and veterinarian checks on all adoptable pets.

You Can Find Your Perfect Pet.
Each year, 6-8 million dogs and cats across North America enter shelters, in addition to countless other species. You can find nearly 300,000 adoptable pets on Petfinder at any given time.

You Save Money.

Shelters and rescue groups usually cover initial veterinary costs, including:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Distemper vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Heartworm test
  • Flea/tick Treatment
  • Microchip


Back in the summer of 2012 our beloved cat Daisy who was just 7 years old suddenly became very ill and the vet couldn’t save her we decided we were going to adopt a new little girl as our whole family was just torn apart by the loss of Daisy. Adopting Charley was one of the best decisions we ever made. Although we were, and still are heartbroken over our loss we have now had Charley for 3 years and she’s made our life so joyful.



To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Petfinder asked pet parents, pet lovers and pet advocates to join the celebration and its effort to donate $200,000 benefitting 20 shelter and rescue members. To make 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 already surpassed this goal with more than 1.5 million views to date!

So many incredible stories. Petfinder sure is a blessing, and so many animals and families have been helped by!

Disclosure: I am part of the Purina Pet People Amabassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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