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Pet Adoptions

Looking for pet adoptions, go no further. PetWalk.com has been supporting shelter and rescue pet adoptions since 1998.

Visit petwalk.com pet adoptions and find a shelter or rescue near you. If you don’t find one ask us on the forum.

We encourage all shelters and rescues to be listed on our pet adoptions sections, its Free.

Pets are taken to animal shelters for many reasons.
  • Death: Owner dies and no one in the family wants to (or can) keep the pet.
  • Changed circumstances: Financial or living arrangements change drastically and people feel that they can no longer provide an appropriate home for the pet. This might also include someone having to move to a new living situation where pets are not allowed.
  • Second thoughts: A pet was purchased after the spur of the moment decision or as a gift (frequently for Christmas). Some time afterward, owners discover that caring for the pet is much more work than expected, or requires more space or exercise than they are prepared to give.
  • Lost pet: Pet leaves home or cannot find its way back, and the owner does not succeed in finding it.
  • Health: Severe health problems make it impossible to have a dog in the house or impossible for the owner to care for the dog.
  • Practice babies: Shelters use this term for animals that have been adopted by couples, and who are then abandoned when the couple splits up, or when a real baby comes along and they no longer have the time or inclination to care for their pet.
  • Moving across borders: People leave the country; quarantine laws in some countries can be traumatic to pets and owners, so to avoid the stress, the pet is surrendered to an animal shelter.
  • Allergies: Many owners claim to have developed allergies to their pets, or that their children have developed allergies to their pets.

Pet Adoptions will give a second chance to your future loving pet.