Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Adopt-a-Pet.com is the world's largest non-profit pet adoption website. Essentially, they are like an ad agency for shelters and shelter pets. Sadly, there are 4 million healthy adoptable companion animals killed in shelters each year due to overcrowding. The goal of Adopt-A-Pet is to to relieve that problem and put pets from shelters in the homes of pet seekers all over the country.

The website makes it easy for anyone with an internet connection to find profiles and pictures of adoptable animals by location, breed, gender, age, size, and color. Over 8,000 shelters posts pets displaying over 125,000 pets available for adoption at any given time. They also help volunteers connect with shelters, and currently host over thousands of people listed in our volunteer database for shelters.

Please stop by and read their blog! The moderators at Adopt-a-Pet work hard to create over 100 posts a year about everything from pet care tips to good news surrounding pet adoption.

All three of my kitties are rescues - Issy and Beau lived on the local Marine base in Bessemer, AL and Hallow was found trying to cross the road outside Winonah School of Cosmetology. Of course, all three have stolen my heart (and made themselves quite comfortable in my house), but it reminds me of the importance of Adopt-a-Pet's mission.

Please spay or neuter your animals! Too much of a good thing is not a good thing ... shelters are overflowing.