5 Organizations Supporting Pet Adoption

Whether due to neglect, abandonment, overcrowding, or a combination of all three, pets around the world often languish in unhealthy conditions, left out on the street or euthanized. The animal welfare organizations listed here do their part to fix this, encouraging the rescue and adoption of cats, dogs, rabbits, and other creatures in need. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

5 Groups Focused on Animal Rescue and Adoption

Organization Headquarters Location Mission
PAWS Lynnwood, Washington Help cats, dogs, and wild animals go home and thrive - whether home is the family room or the forest
Petco Foundation San Antonio, Texas Create a better world for animals and the people who love and need them
Wags and Walks Los Angeles, California Promote shelter dogs as the best dogs in the world, and reduce euthanasia through the advocacy of foster, education, and adoption programs
Toronto Humane Society Toronto, Canada Promote the humane care and protection of all animals, and prevent cruelty and suffering
Pets In Need Redwood City and Palo Alto, California Advance the no-kill movement, reduce pet homelessness, and find every dog and cat a loving home

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5 Companies Offering Premium Products For Pets

Name What It Offers
Treatibles Provides naturally occurring CBD pet products, including full spectrum hemp oil for cats, dogs, and horses
D for Dog A source for dog information and online shopping for dog accessories and gifts
Prevue Pet Products Sells safe, high-quality, well-designed products for domesticated pets and their human companions
Brookside Barkery & Bath Offers a variety of all-natural pet supplies and foods, plus a full and self-service dog bathing and professional grooming facility
Big Barker Manufactures orthopedic mattresses specifically calibrated for large, heavy dogs

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In Depth

Each year, hundreds of animals in need of homes are surrendered to shelters. Taking in a pet as a new member of your family can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Listed in no particular order, the following are some groups to look into for anyone who is considering adopting an animal.

Up first at #1 on our list, PAWS helps cats, dogs and wild animals find a home and thrive. The organization accomplishes this mission by rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating the community to inspire compassionate action towards animals. PAWS is headquartered in Lynnwood, Washington, approximately 20 miles north of Seattle.

The PAWS Wildlife Center operates an emergency hospital and specialized recovery facility designed to rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, restore them to full health, and return them as functioning members to the wild. The on-site rehabilitation and veterinary teams care for more than 260 species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Since 1967, PAWS aims to make the world a better place for countless of animals through outreach, education and advocacy.

The on-site rehabilitation and veterinary teams care for more than 260 species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

Up next at #2, the Petco Foundation was founded in 1999. Over the years, this foundation has served as a leader in animal welfare while always focusing on creating a better world for animals and the people who love and need them. This group also invests in other organizations that are productive and effective in making the greatest positive impact possible.

Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work across the United States. With more than 4,000 partners, it inspires and empowers communities to make a difference in the lives of our furry friends. Through adoption efforts in the many Petco stores nationwide, this organization has brought more than six million pets together with loving families.

At #3 on our list, Wags & Walks was founded in 2011 by Lesley Brog, the daughter of a veterinarian, who was devastated by the number of healthy canines being euthanized due to overcrowding in Los Angeles shelters. Wags & Walks aims to disprove the belief that rescue dogs are damaged goods and to help decrease the number of dogs euthanized in local shelters through community outreach and engagement.

Wags & Walks aims to disprove the belief that rescue dogs are damaged goods and to help decrease the number of dogs euthanized in local shelters through community outreach and engagement.

Wags & Walks is different than other rescues because it does not select dogs based on their size, age or breed. The dogs are hand-picked based on their temperament and likelihood to thrive when placed in a home. This group recognizes that loving families come in all shapes and sizes, and its goal is to find an adopter whose home, family and lifestyle are a perfect fit for a particular animal.

Moving on to #4, the Toronto Humane Society works in partnership with the community to find creative solutions and improve outcomes for all animals. It is this organization's mission to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. Every day, adoptable pets such as cats, dogs, bunnies, guinea pigs, turtles, chinchillas and birds are surrendered to the shelter.

This organization takes in animals in need from a variety of sources such as owner surrenders, transfers from other shelters, and strays. The Toronto Humane Society operates under no-kill principles; no animal surrendered into its care is euthanized due to length of stay or space constraints. To assist the community, the Society offers two pet food bank locations for families facing short-term financial difficulties.

To assist the community, the Society offers two pet food bank locations for families facing short-term financial difficulties.

Lastly, at #5, the mission of Pets In Need is to advance the no-kill movement, reduce pet homelessness, and find every dog and cat a loving home. This group accomplishes its mission by rescuing cats and dogs from public shelters in the Bay Area and beyond when they are in danger of being euthanized due to space or financial limitations.

Interested adopters are encouraged to visit the Palo Alto and Redwood City locations to meet the adoptable pets. All of the animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready to start the next chapter of their lives. The foster-to-adopt program allows applicants to bring home the animal that they are interested in for a short time before making the final decision to adopt.