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It’s hard to imagine, but 7.5 million animals are put in shelters every year, 2.5 million of those are from people that had to give up their pet. Of all the animals put in shelters, approximately 2.6 million are euthanized. By helping keep pets needing a new home out of shelters, millions of pets can potentially be saved each year. You know how much we adore our dogs and how they are part of our family so the thought is heartbreaking.

Get Your Pet is an online community I recently discovered that helps connect people who aren’t able to keep their pets directly to people who want to adopt them in their region; relieving shelters and saving animals’ lives all at the same time. 

“Program innovations, like the match-making website developed by Get Your Pet, can be life savers for pets, owners and shelters.” Matt Bershadker ASPCA President & CEO

Rehoming a dog or cat is a better kind of pet adoption in every way and Get Your Pet allows you to both browse pets within a certain mile radius from your home or rehome your own pet, should you need.


Get Your Pet Benefits:

  • People who want to adopt have the confidence of knowing that the pets they view online are truly available (not the case on most other pet adoption websites.)
  • Guardians (current pet owners) can safely message with, and meet, potential adopters, so they can gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing their pet is going to a good home.
  • Adopters can learn about pets from the guardians who know them best, and meet the pet in a low-stress environment where they are calm.
  • Get Your Pet's Adoption Package includes a free examination by a local, participating veterinarian. Some veterinarians will also provide a free rabies shot, if needed.
  • Shelters and animal welfare organizations benefit from a portion of the profits from Get Your Pet.
  • If the adoption doesn’t work out, the Adopter can re-list the pet on Get Your Pet at no charge.
  • Adopters are eligible for a certificate for 30 days’ pet insurance from Trupanion (offer varies in California).
  • Low fees, generally ½ to 1/3 of what you’d pay at a shelter, and a portion of the profits benefits local animal shelters. (See what it costs here.)
  • Money-saving in-store coupons valuable for those who live near Pet Valu stores.
  • $40 off pet care services with Rover, the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers (new Rover customers only).
  • It’s simpler. Smarter. More humane. The way pet adoption should be.

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