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We're just pet lovers trying to make a difference...

Welcome to Adopt-a-Pet.com! Thanks for stopping by!

Adopt-a-Pet.com (formerly 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com) is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. We help over 13,600 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month, for free. We're all about getting homeless pets into homes. We use the power of TV, the Internet, and a toll-free phone number to connect adopters with shelter pets and help pets go from alone to adopted. We're working to help the good people at shelters and rescue groups find homes for their pets. But we don't stop there.

We also provide useful and informative information on the human/companion animal relationship to help keep pets healthy and permanently in their loving homes. Our blog has articles, and our YouTube channel has useful pet training as well as entertaining videos, all produced by our expert staff of professionals in animal training and behavior, as well as human psychology.

Our pet-saving team executives include:
Abbie Moore, Executive Director
Dr. Pia Salk, Spokesperson
Dana Puglisi, Director of Social Media and Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Jennifer Jacobsen, Director of Shelter Programs
Laurie Wisneski, Director of Adoption Services
Jim McGuire, Chief of Analytics and Insights

Our development team:
Matt Christian
Becky McKimmy
Ryan Davis
Bob Parker
Stephanie Lee
Ranjan Datta
Shannon Cronin
Zoe Fisher
Kevin McTigue
Yumeno Niimura
Sarah Han

Our board members:
David Meyer, President
Joseph Lepera, Esq., Vice President
Cristopher Levy, Encore Media Partners, Secretary

Our co-founders:
David Meyer, President
Amy Luwis, RedandHowling.com

Our small staff answered the call to volunteer in the massive effort to save pets stranded in and around New Orleans by hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed, and we co-led the entire rescue effort for months. Check out our hurricane Katrina blog.

If you like what we do and want to help save shelter pets, visit our get involved page

For our financial and other organizational information, visit our organizational information page.

About our Sponsors:


PurinaFor over 80 years, Purina has used its knowledge and expertise to give pet owners the healthy pet food, products, tools and advice they need to help enrich their pets' lives. Purina offers programs that enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them as well, partnering with animal welfare organizations throughout the year on various special programs, including:

Purina® Pets for People™
Purina has been supporting pet welfare organizations for several decades, and took on the name "Pets for People" for this work in 1984. Purina® Pets for People™ has grown to become a community of more than 6,000 pet welfare organizations across the country. In total, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company donated Purina® brand pet food and Tidy Cats® Cat Litter with a retail value of $13,748,832 to animal welfare and other charitable organizations nationally in 2012.

Purina ONE® Pet Welfare Program
Purina ONE® believes that all pets—those with homes, and those without—deserve to look and feel their best. That's why we support animal welfare organizations across the country, providing food for the pets along with other resources. This year, Purina ONE® will provide more than a million pounds of pet food to pets in shelters and other pets in need.

Purina® Pets For 55+
Every year, Purina partners with animal welfare organizations nationwide to offer free pet adoption to eligible adopters age 55+. To cover the expenses of these free adoptions, participating shelters will be reimbursed a designated agreed-upon amount of funds each year by Purina. Participating organizations will also be provided with official adoption certificates to offer to new pet owners in addition to coupons for Purina® cat or dog food.

Rally to Rescue®
Since 2005, Rally to Rescue® organizations have saved over 600,000 pets and put them on the path to greatness. Pro Plan® is committed to supporting this mission. They help hundreds of small rescue organizations in the Rally to Rescue® network give adoptable pets the care they need and the loving homes they deserve.

For more info about how Purina is helping support animal welfare, click here.

Petco FoundationPetco Foundation

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, they believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, they've invested more than $135 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With their more than 8,000 animal welfare partners, they inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through their Think Adoption First program, they partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, they've helped more than 4.2 million pets find their new loving families, and they're just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.


About Petco
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. They do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything they do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. They operate more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach; and petco.com.

Bayer HealthCare Animal HealthPetBasics from Bayer

Bayer History
Families have trusted Bayer’s medicine and care for decades. It’s only natural that families trust Bayer for their pets, too. Bayer’s innovative products have evolved from extensive research and development — and they stay committed to creating effective prevention for your pets today.

Bayer Supports Adopt-a-Pet.com and Shelters
Bayer is committed to supporting animal health nationwide. They’ve sponsored Adopt-a-Pet.com for nine years. The Bayer Treated With Love Grant Program supports Adopt-a-Pet.com shelter and rescue partners by providing $20,000 in Advantage® II for cats and K9 Advantix® II for dogs product annually to help protect the animals in their care. Applications for the program are always accepted.

Bayer and Your Pet
Bayer believes that a healthy pet is a happy pet, and that keeping them healthy is not just a luxury. It’s the ultimate expression of love. Your pet depends on you to help keep them healthy — and they’re here to help. Bayer is committed to supporting shelters, the pets they care for, and you — great people who adopt shelter pets to add fun and love to your family and home.

Bayer Products
Bayer products work to help protect your pet from fleas, ticks or mosquitoes that can cause pain, irritation and can transmit dangerous diseases. Bayer products are engineered with a variety of technologies to fit your pet and your lifestyle.

Advantage Multi® (imidacloprid + moxidectin) – Monthly topical that helps protect your dog or cat from heartworm, intestinal worms, fleas and ear mites (cats). View product label for dogs or cats.
Seresto® – 8 months of flea and tick protection for your dog or cat in one easy-to-use, non-greasy collar.
K9 Advantix® II – Kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes on your dog through contact. No biting required. Do not use K9 Advantix® II on cats.
Advantage® II – Kills fleas through contact so fleas do not have to bite your cat or dog to die and breaks the flea life cycle by providing multi-stage flea control.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

Bayer, the Bayer Cross, Advantage Multi, Seresto, K9 Advantix and Advantage are registered trademarks of Bayer.