Launches Effort To Save the Lives of Rabbits, Horses, Pigs . . .


Non-profit online pet-search service already helping dogs and cats expands focus to include other species in need…

LOS ANGELES – APRIL 2, 2009 –, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, today announced the expansion of its pet adoption database to include rabbits, horses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, farm-type animals and other small pets. This is in addition to the already extensive database of cats and dogs available for adoption across the nation.

“We expanded our database because there are many other pets aside from cats and dogs that need loving homes,” said David Meyer, founder and president of “It’s a very timely expansion because the state of the economy and home foreclosures are causing many people across the nation to relinquish their pets to shelters. Our new search database will allow people from anywhere to access photos and descriptions of pets available for adoption from rabbits to birds.”

Every year in the U.S., over seven million adoptable cats and dogs are killed mainly due to pet overpopulation. That number doesn’t take into account the many other types of pets that are also homeless and often put to sleep.

“Over 100,000 adoptable dogs and cats are currently on our site, where they can be seen by millions of potential adopters, and thanks to a grant from Petsmart Charities, we are thrilled to be able to extend a hand to animals of other species as well,” said Abbie Moore, executive director of “We can’t wait to help animal shelters and rescue groups find homes for all the types of pets in their care.”
The new search database is currently up and running at
Click here to adopt a rabbit, adopt a horse, adopt a bird, or search all new species!

About (formerly is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, helping over 7,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free. displays photos and descriptions of adoptable pets to over 1.5 million people seeking to adopt a dog or adopt a cat each month, and is funded by the passionate pet lovers at Purina and North Shore Animal League America.


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Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

1 Comment

  1. This is such a great idea and I’m surprised I haven’t heard about it before. I’m working right now to incorporate this into my pet-related sites; I’m happy to help pets whenever I can!

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