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About Us... Finding homes for homeless pets is what we do!
about us
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
Jeff Howard, Director of Internet Marketing
Liz Cava, Shelter Outreach Coordinator

Our developent team:
Matt Christian
Becky McKimmy
Ryan Davis
Bob Parker

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

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:

Purina

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.

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health

Bayer HealthCare Animal HealthBayer HealthCare Animal Health provides the Advantage® Family of Products and the resQ® pet identification system to pet owners through veterinarians. Bayer is a manufacturer of parasite control and prescription pharmaceuticals for dogs, cats and horses. Through its sponsorship of Adopt-a-Pet.com, Bayer Animal Health has shown a true commitment to the animal shelter community and to the cause of homeless pet adoption. For more information on the Advantage® Family of Products or resQ®, visit www.petparents.com.

North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America was founded in 1944 and is the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption center. They are located in Port Washington, New York, but work with animal shelters nationally, and even internationally. They rescue, nurture and restore pets to happy and healthy lives in loving homes. Please visit their website at www.NSALAmerica.org for lots of great information about pets and all their programs!