FAQs


Across the 11,000 shelter and rescue groups in Petfinder’s North American network, each is responsible for updating adoptable pet listings. To learn about a specific pet, please contact the shelter or rescue directly by going to the Pet Profile page and clicking the “Ask About” button.

Because each shelter and rescue group is responsible for keeping its adoptable pet listings current, Petfinder is continuously updated

No. Once you’ve submitted an inquiry to an adoption group, the shelter or rescue group with the pet you’re interested in will be sent your information. It is then up to the shelter or rescue group to determine whether it’s a match.

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet! Each adoption group that lists its pets on Petfinder has its own rules and requirements for adopting out pets. Petfinder doesn’t dictate adoption group policy, including adoption requirements and whether out-of-state adoptions are allowed by each group. If you’re interested in a specific pet, please reach out to the adoption group that has that pet. (You can contact the group using the contact information found of the pet’s profile page).