Petfinder - Adopt a Pet

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About this app

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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Updated on
Aug 3, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
9.36K reviews
Hisako Tennoji
August 10, 2022
DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS APP. It is slow, never keeps you logged in, and never keeps your saved searches. Just use the mobile website-- it's faster, does not log you out every time you open it, and keeps your saved searches handy. After a year of no issues, for 2 months I have been constantly fighting with this app, it makes me log in every single time I open it, and after several updates from the developers (for what?) That still isn't fixed. No other app has been so frustrating. Uninstalling.
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Molly Harber
June 12, 2022
The searching for pets is great, but you really need to be patient...when searching for a decent amount of time, the app REALLY slows down!!!! The scrolling is choppy; it sometimes goes up, when I'm scrolling down. I can't swipe through pictures on the main search screen anymore; I have to go into the animals profile, and then click on pictures. Even then, it is really slow. Functionally, the app is great (if you're not impatient or in a hurry), but technically, it has a lot of flaws!
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April 23, 2021
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Yara DaSilva
May 11, 2022
I'd love to be able to use this app since it has some features the desktop doesn't. However, it has a tendency to crash while browsing thru my saved searches. When I reopen the app I have to start my saved search all over again and scroooooollll down to where I left off. The crash always seems to happen when I try to swipe thru the photos. It's very frustrating.
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What's new

Petfinder’s latest release introduces performance improvements and bug fixes.