This month, make a difference in the lives of needy pets by opening your home to a new furry friend. Our friends at Petfinder.com will get you started with a database of over 300,000 pets waiting to be adopted at nearly 12,000 shelters and rescue groups nationwide. Search by location, breed, size, age and gender, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, horses, reptiles, birds, barnyard critters and more! The service is completely free, and you can also view photos and read descriptions to help find the pet that's right for you!
Also, be sure to check out the Petfinder.com Foundation's Sponsor-a-Pet program, which lets Petfinder.com visitors help homeless pets they cannot adopt, but who have touched their hearts. Or you can give the gift of time: the Petfinder.com volunteer database is a great way to find a local animal adoption organization that needs your support. These facilities are often understaffed and underfunded, but as a volunteer, you can help with fostering, cleaning, pet socializing or other tasks.