Companion Animal Resources:

Where to Look for Adoptions, Fostering, & Placements

Ken Pope, Ph.D., ABPP

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PetFinder [NOTE: This site is amazing in its capacity to help people find the right cat, dog, bird, or other creature to adopt or to help people place an animal they can no longer care for. There are photos and descriptions of over 50,000 animals needing homes. You can search according to geographic location, breed, size, gender, and age. You can also, if you want, limit such searches to special needs animals.]

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: the largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned cats and dogs and other animals in the U.S.; over 1,800 on any given day. An excellent adoption program, including adoptions of special needs cats, dogs, horses, bunnies, and birds.

Save-a-Pet: Thousands of dogs, cats, and other animals in a database, updated daily, that can be searched by breed, size, color, age, and location.

Feline Rescue: can search for purebred cats of each breed or other categories; worldwide cat rescue directory; searchable U.S. cat rescue organizations by state.

Forgotten Horse Rescue: rescues those horses that have been thrown away and forgotten, and gives them a second chance

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance: "We are a group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing them in shelters, assisting blind dog owners, & educating the public about these wonderful dogs."

Hearts United for Animals: a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary, and animal welfare organization.

Breed Rescue Network: for specific dog breeds.

Lucky Parrot Sanctuary: a place that gives abused and unwanted parrots a permanent home.

Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation: "We focus on animals least likely to receive another chance due to physical, emotional, or health issues."

Rescue Me: helps dogs, cats, horses, birds, & other animals find homes.

Hope for Horses Equine Rescue: We are an all volunteer run 501(c) 3 non-profit.

Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch: for dogs, a project of Kinky Friedman

CARMACompassionate Animal Rescue for Medical Aid: "A private, non-profit 501(c)(3) founded by veterinary professionals....  Our purpose is to rescue sick or injured animals, provide them with necessary medical care and place them into caring homes if needed."

National Directory of No-Kill Shelters



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