ALL ABOUT DOGS and CATS   Resource Center for Canine & Feline Lovers
puppy and kitten
Ode to the Animal Shelters  
by Rae Palmer
A CD dedicated to animal lovers
and their pets. The primary goal
of this project is to raise funds
to help animal shelters and
other related groups to continue
the meaningful work they are
doing in saving those who
cannot speak for themselves.
More Info and Purchase details
Bringing a people-for-rescues interface to find dog lovers willing to help canine
rescues and welfare bodies, both locally and further afield.
Adoptable Dogs and Cats in Your Local Shelter

Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend?
Check out our nationwide database of dogs and cats looking for good homes.
Search by zip code to meet available pets  in your area.

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Over 7 million adoptable dogs & cats are killed each year due mainly to
overpopulation!  25-30% of dogs in animal shelters are purebred. The other
70-75% are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be
your perfect new friend.

If you have your heart set on a specific breed, before you check out a dog or cat
breeder, why not adopt a pet from an animal shelter or
dog breed rescue
organization or
purebred cat recue? Breed rescues are groups that specialize in a
particular breed of dog or cat.

Animal shelters and pet rescues are not filled with dog or cats that were discarded
because they're "bad". Shelter pets for adoption are wonderful companions who
became the unfortunate victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances,
irresponsible owners or pet breeding farms (see
Puppy Mills)

Many backyard dog breeders and pet stores who supply the majority of
"purebreds" simply are selling inbred pets without care for preventing genetic
problems (See
Puppy Mills)

Mixed breed pets have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease,
and therefore overall lower vet bills and happier pets! The best place to find a
mixed breed dog or cat is at an SPCA, a humane society or an animal shelter.

In order to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, most
humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues provide adoption counseling to help
match the pet for adoption to the prospective new "parent".