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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: To help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home.

Programs: In 2014, petfinder foundation was able to provide over $1 million in grant assistance to almost 2500 animal shelters and rescue groups in the us and canada. Please see the attached description of the programs which are supported by individual and corporate donations.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

As a non-profit dog rescue, I have had technical difficulties with this online site for over a month with no assistance whatsoever. We have posted our adoptable dogs on 5 other sites without a single issue since 2009, However with Petfinder, we have had three incidents during this time which have caused lapses in our postings. Currently, we have not been been contacted for technical support in over a month, while asking for assistance from their Outreach, Technical Support, contacting board members, founders, and their Petfinder Facebook page. I have spent countless hours in trying to have someone resolve this issue, to no avail. When I attempt to post an animal, I am directed to a completely different rescue in another state. This should be an embarrassment to this organization, and perspective donors to this agency should be aware of these practices.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our two amazing dogs (brothers) on Petfinder. Without Petfinder, we wouldn't have even known about them since they came from another state. Petfinder allows small rescue groups like the one that had our guys to reach a huge audience of loving adopters. I now do volunteer work with that rescue group and know how significant Petfinder is in our successful adoption rate. Thanks to Petfinder, many needy dogs are now in loving homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Petfinder connected me, my husband and my son to our first and most beloved family dog. It is remarkable how hundreds of thousands of animals are able to find loving homes and families through Petfinder. The ability for shelters and rescues to post adoptable animals and the ease in which prospective families can find their ideal pet as well as facilitate the adoption process brought our dog Jasper to us in 2001. Not only is Petfinder resource for finding family pets, it is also a resource for pet care, health and a celebration of animals. We are searching for our new family dog on Petfinder and know we will find and adopt another cherished pet deserving of a lifelong loving home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

How can you not love a charity that is helping homeless pets find new homes? I found one of my rescues on this site. And it's so easy to use! Love it!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Petfinder.com foundation cares. They care about the animals, and the people that help them. They have helped us improve the lives of so many animals with their support. Thousands of animals die needlessly every day but with the support of Petfinder.com foundation we are chipping away at that number. Their dedication helping the grassroots efforts of shelters and rescues on the has resulted in the lives of many animals being saved. They work to help improve the conditions in shelters buy offering programs and support to the volunteers and workers on the frontlines. They really do care.

Denise B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PetFinder.com Foundation has helped my organization bring supplies to some very under served rescues and shelters in the south and in Appalachia. Without their generous support many of those organizations would not have the tools, food and medical supplies they needed to save animals. We just couldn't help as much as we do without them, can't say enough great things!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my rescue dog through petfinder.com. She was 7 years old at the time, considered too old for many to adopt. She'd been through many homes and was in awful physical condition. 7 years later, with some exercise, a better diet, and a lot of love, she's still here with me and I don't know what I would have done without her. Thank you petfinder! The website was user friendly and great, even 7 years ago, and I recommend it to friends all the time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the President of SOS 4 Paws. SOS 4 Paws supports the homeless animals of the Merrimack Valley region in MA. Our adoption rate is high and we could not do this without the existence of PetFinder, an great tool for animal placement. Also, the PetFinder.com Foundation has enabled us, through a grant, to be able to vaccinate cats. PetFinder.Com Foundation's vaccination grant helps the cats to be healthier, makes the shelter safer from potential disease outbreaks, and reduces the overpopulation by finding permanent homes faster.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Treasurer of Outreach to Pets in Need, Inc. (OPIN) OPIN supports the homeless animals of the Stamford CT Animal Shelter and beyond. The Shelter has a 98% adoption rate (the highest in CT) and is a model for other municipal shelters in the Tri-State area. We could not do this without the existence of PetFinder, an incredible tool for animal placement. Furthermore, the PetFinder.com Foundation has enabled us, through a generous grant, to be able to vaccinate every cat that comes through our shelter for Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus (highly contatious and potentially mortal feline deseases.) The people at the PetFinder.Com Foundation are well organized, efficient, effective, courteous, responsive and incredibly kind.... a model deserving duplication. The grants that they provide are geared towards having a high impact within the community. The vaccination grants do not only help the cats be healthier but also to find faster permanent homes thereby reducing overpopulation at municipal animal shelters, and making the community at large safer from potential desease outbreaks.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Petfinders.com Foundation has made it possible for us to build a new shelter and save the lives of countless cats and kittens. Their professional staff, well organized web site and experience in the field of finding home for otherwise unwanted pets is a bright spot in our society. This world needs more organizations like Petfinders.