Petfinder - Adopt a Pet 4+

Find Pets to Adopt Near You


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Ready to find your fur-ever? Petfinder makes it easy to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, or find other furry or scaly friends. Search dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption from thousands of shelters and rescue groups. Filter based on location, breed, age, size and gender. And find the perfect pet for you.

Petfinder is home to hundreds of thousands of adoption and foster organizations across the country, including cat and dog rescue groups focused on specific breeds like Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, and Beagles, just to name a few.

New! Find a pet from photos. Our new visual search feature allows you to upload a photo of a pet and search for similar-looking dogs or cats across the country.

Includes resources that no other app has to help find the best pet for you. Learn more about hypoallergenic dogs, small dog breeds, hairless dogs, and the best dogs for kids. View the most common cat breeds and find articles about hairless cats, hypoallergenic cats, cutest cat breeds, and the best cat breeds for families.

- Browse one of the largest sources for adoptable cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, fish and more
- Filter based on pet characteristics and lifestyle preferences to find the right pet for you
- View photos and videos of adoptable dogs and cats
- Share adoptable pet profiles with friends or poll your family on which pet to adopt
- See details on how you might match up with a pet
- Contact shelters quickly and easily to start the adoption process

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What’s New

Version 2.97.0

Hello pet seekers! Here are a few enhancements you'll find in our update:
- Continued improvements to the pet search
- New welcome message and profile icon
- Bug fixes & performance improvements
Have any feedback? Tap Feedback in the Account section.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33.7K Ratings

33.7K Ratings

sha mitch ,

Dogs adoption

I looked on view love different pic of the dogs and cats very adorable and funny story. I never one ever use but I really wanna to take out of my pet dog plans soon as possible. Hopefully take deservedly rush. I can’t waiting for heard what they saying do explain how I able to do bring small dog. Very touchy wow. Amazing story reading onto the Petfinder app on the website. Interested will do getting dog. I’m bipolar depression. I need emotionally support dogs first must’ve been bring live shelter homeless long story. I thought and tries looking for dogs have available or not. Don’t give it up for them. Don’t missing it. Always and obsessed yeah. I don’t wanna to other whoever get deserve right now. Looking forward to heard from you. Rush for sure of course! Stay positive and prayer 🙏 please really helping ! Am dad disability. Everyone Okay call me, when you could have go to must’ve been please leave a message just know that find out how ? Okay have a blessed day! Nice one.
Kersha Mitchell

Xaurthaon ,

Let me sort out what I don’t want/haven’t liked

This app is great, but is could easily be so much better and more useful if it let you swipe left or right toward what dogs you either do or don’t want to see again. That way, you don’t have to wade through the same profiles you know you aren’t interested in pursuing adoption with when you go through the app multiple times looking for a dog to adopt. You can favorite dogs and shelters, but you can’t exclude them, which makes repeated searches less easy-you keep on seeing the same dogs you know you’re not looking to adopt. And it’s harder to check back to see new profiles. Also, some shelters have certain rules that will exclude people’s family situations. It would be great to take those shelter’s listings out of the results.

Additionally, and tangentially, you should be able and to exclude breeds that you don’t want to see. Regardless of how you feel about breeds like put bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman’s and other such work/guard dog breeds, adoption is about finding the right fit for dog and family, so if a family doesn’t feel comfortable having a certain breed in the mix, it is an easy fix in the app to try to exclude that. I got it, mixed breed is never a guarantee, but there are enough honest listings that say that the dog in profile has some/most/all part of these type of dogs that it would be better to not waste people’s time including these dogs in the search results.

jk62007 ,

Needs an option to refine search by location

We are searching for a puppy and I have used the website for awhile. There’s lots of information about animals, breeds and more and I appreciate that the site is tied to shelters and not breeders but I do have to log in every time and sometimes multiple times during the same search. Last week I decided to see if there was an app that would make our search easier. While the app provides all the same information as the website I was disappointed when my favorites from the website did not transfer to my favorites on the app despite using the same log in information. I was able to search for the pup by name and add them that way but it’s time consuming. I was also not able to refine my search by location and unlike the website the app doesn’t appear to sort by distance. The farthest search you can do is 100 miles and the next option is anywhere. We are willing to drive up to 300 miles but not necessarily across the country. When you search “anywhere” you have to open each profile to see where the animal is located and since there are so many dogs it’s too hard to find one that’s near us. For now I am searching on the website and keeping my favorites in the app. I do like the app and find it useful but I think it could be even better!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this feedback. We are currently working on several updates that will address many of the pain points you outlined. We hope you will continue to use the app to find the perfect pet and continue to let us know how we are doing!

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The developer, Nestlé, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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