How Does Petfinder Find Their Animals?

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If you've ever looked for a pet online, you've probably visited Petfinder — it's one of the oldest and most popular pet-adoption websites in North America. Time magazine once featured it on a list of its "50 Best Websites," and it's earned countless accolades since it was first started in 1996.

Over the years, the site has taken advantage of technology to help tens of millions of pets find their forever homes. When you visit Petfinder, you’ll notice there are so many friendly faces to choose from. You may also wonder how the site finds so many available pets throughout North America. The short answer is that it works with member organizations to get pets listed. Learn more about how the site accomplishes this and how you can adopt a pet from Petfinder.