Where to find adoptable pets

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Where to find adoptable pets

Updated Dec 21, 2021

Dear Cathy,

Do you have any information on area shelters where you can adopt pets? Originally, I was looking for a sheltie dog, but I am expanding my preference, and just looking for other shelters where I can adopt.

— Char Fiore, Franklin Park, Illinois

Dear Char,

You can search several animal shelters and rescue groups all at one time on Petfinder.com. Enter your ZIP code and the type of dog you want based on size of dog, age, and even whether they are house-trained or not. You can indicate how far you are willing to travel to adopt a dog – within 10 miles or anywhere in the country. Once you provide the search criteria, scroll through the online gallery of pets available for adoption. It might be an easier way to find your next canine companion.

Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet expert who has more than 25 years in the animal welfare field. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to cathy@petpundit.com. Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal

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Cathy Rosenthal, CHES, CFE
Animal Welfare Communications Specialist

Cathy brings more than 25 years' experience in the animal welfare field. She is a sought-after speaker, Certified Humane Education Specialist, a syndicated pet advice columnist, an author, a publisher, and of course - a loving pet parent.

Read more about Cathy here or check out her Non-Profit's page to see more ways she can help you and your organization.

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