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​Finding a Shelter

​Finding a Shelter

There are many great ways to find your next furry family member, including visiting many online databases of adoptable pets. and help you find any animal by zip code. has a great directory of animal shelters by state.


Ever if you're not yet ready to adopt a new family member, there are many ways you can still help.

1. Volunteer at your local shelter/rescue. Many are always in need of volunteers to help play with the animals, make sure all are fed and have water, clean up the facilities, or even help with adoption events.

2. If you're wanting a new family member but can not yet commit to an adoption, consider being a foster parent for a pet. Often times this is just a few week commitment, and allows shelters to help more animals find their forever homes. You might even end up adopting them once they're settled in. :)

3. Almost all shelters are non-profit organizations that rely on donations. Most shelters have links on their websites for cash donations, and most will gladly send a wishlist of items they are in need of -- often food, bedding, kongs, and other supplies to help keep the animals happy as they wait to be adopted.

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