You can get a date online, why not a dog? Shelter Pet Rescue Network of Henderson wondered the same thing, so they’ve recently started using petfinder.com to find loving homes for their animals.
The organization joined more than 13,000 animal-welfare associations that use the pet-friendly website to find owners for orphaned cats and dogs. Happy Home Animal Sanctuary, Nevada SPCA and Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada are among the other local organizations also using the pet-matching service.
There are more than 300,000 homeless pets on the site, and about 1,600 within a 100-mile radius of Las Vegas. If you’re in the market, you can search using a list of variables (including location), and each potential match has a profile page with background information and pictures.
Petfinder.com also offers up birds, rabbits, horses and pigs that are in need of new owners, although cats and dogs constitute the bulk of the listings.
Since debuting in 1996, petfinder.com has saved 20 million pets from being euthanized through connecting them with new owners.