Dog Adoptions Surge During Coronavirus Pandemic…Is it Time for You to Adopt?

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The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a hockey stick like spike in dog adoptions. In a time of crisis and loneliness people are turning to dogs for comfort and companionship. Dogs are turning out to be man’s best friend during the best and worst of times.

In New York City and Los Angeles, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said applications to foster dogs and cats are up 200 percent.  PetPoint, a software program shared by some 1,200 shelters nationwide, reported that fostering and adoptions are up 700 percent over last year.

With this overwhelming response, perhaps you should join the bandwagon and adopt a furry friend? If you’re considering adding a dog to the family – a great place to start is Petfinder.com.

Petfinder operates the largest online pet adoption website serving all of North America. The website serves as an online, searchable database of animals who need homes.  The organization has helped more than 25 million pets find their families through adoption.

It is also a directory of nearly 11,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. The organization is a not for-profit internet company owned by Nestlé Purina.

The website offers a whole host of resources to get started in your adoption journey including:

  • An interactive quiz to find the perfect dog for you to adopt.
  • A searchable database of rescue organizations where you can find your forever friend. Search by name, location or state.
  • An online database of dogs with profiles across the country that are available for adoption. Filter by a whole range of criteria such as breed, age, size, gender and seven other selections.
  • Want to learn more about dogs? The site offers loads of articles and resources on the site.
  • Learn about the different dog breeds and what you should be aware of….
  • You can learn about adopting, volunteering and fostering on the site
  • Check out the how to videos in terms of caring for your dog
  • Petfinder also has a blog named the Daily Fetch.
  • You can also donate to the PetFinder Foundation to help animals in need.

If you’re ready for a forever friend get started today and check-out PetFinder.com to start your journey.

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