Adopt Near You

At Best Friends, we want you to always think adoption first when you are considering adding a new family member. Of course, we'd love for you to adopt an animal from us, but ultimately, choosing adoption is one of the most important differences you can make for a homeless pet.

There are many resources and pet search sites available today to help you find homeless pets available for adoption in your area. Here are two that we recommend.

Petfinder logo Petfinder.com is the largest online, searchable database of cats and dogs for adoption. As a directory of more than 13,500 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico, its mission is to end euthanasia among adoptable animals and elevate the status of pets to that of family members. The organization's technology helps visitors search adoptable pets in their areas that fit their family's individual needs and preferences. In addition, Petfinder.com also offers a wealth of information about how to select and care for a family pet. The Web site is free to use.

Petango logo for Adoption Petango.com is the only adoptable search site that exclusively uses live animal data feeds from over 1,860 animal welfare organizations and offers a wide range of content-rich options for potential adopters, shelters and anyone who wants to learn more about pet adoption. It is the one-stop destination for anyone looking to adopt a pet from an animal welfare organization and participate in an interactive, social networking pet lovers' community in North America.