Save a Life! Adopt a Pet-Directory.Com
Helping to unite loving families with homeless
What's New at Adoptapet-Directory.com
We're Back; More updates and new features
We've updated and cleaned up most of the
site. If you had trouble figuring out how to register or log in before, we
now have included much more "help" on our pages. You'll also find links to
our email address throughout in case you need extra help (webmaster at
No-Kill searches available! See the search
criteria box at the upper right of any shelter listing page for the "No Kill"
Note that an
organization's designation of "no kill" may not always be accurate; in most
cases "no kill" organizations avoid euthanizing healthy animals but may
occasionally have to put down very sick or un-adoptable animals; as always if
you have questions about the policies of a particular organization please
contact them directly. While we make every effort to include accurate
information in our directory, conditions vary so please don't count on this
designation without verifying it first.
We're Moving! But we're not going away!
Adoptapet.com moved to Adoptapet-Directory.com!
Recently we began talking with our friends over at 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com, which is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website and toll free phone service. 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com has over 5,000 animal shelters and humane societies actively posting pets for adoption; a half million people a month searching to adopt.
Together we realized that if 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com had a simpler name they could be even more effective in their growth which involves publicity and other advertising efforts. 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com has significantly more resources than we do at Adoptapet-Directory.com (we are just a part-time out of the basement operation).
Together we decided that Adoptapet-Directory.com could continue to work effectively if we are reached at Adoptapet-Directory.com, and 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com will transition to the name adoptapet-directory.com. By working together in this way, both organizations feel we can better serve both the animal shelters and the homeless pets who need us so much.
As we transition to the new domain over the next several weeks, you'll be able to access the site via either adoptapet-directory.com or adoptapet-directory.com. As soon as the transition is complete though we'll only be accessible at our new home - www.Adoptapet-Directory.com. Please visit the new site and update your bookmarks.
All the same content will remain; the worldwide animal shelter/rescue directory, the chat forums, our email lists, and all the other resources we provide; only the domain name will be different. Those who have registered to update the online directory will not need to re-register either; simply visit the NEW url and update any old bookmarks.
Adopt A Pet Heroes Newsletter Archive (September
Now recording "Owner Surrenders" (May
Though our primary focus is still to
help people locate animals to adopt, our directory now records those
sites that accept "owner surrenders". Since this is a new addition, most
organizations in the directory don't yet have this information recorded.
As time goes on though we will make this a searchable field, so those
pet owners forced to give up their pets for whatever reason, will be
able to more easily locate a local facility that will accept your pet
and find it a "forever home".
More Searchable animal types (May 2007)
In addition to the long available ability
to list only organizations that deal with dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, or
horses; we have now added the ability to also selectively list only those
organizations that deal with birds and reptiles. See the white "selection
box" in the upper right hand corner of any directory listing page.
Record your feedback! (April
Over the years we've gotten lots of email
comments about some of the organizations in the directory; now it's your
chance to share those thoughts with others! Next to every entry in the
directory you'll now see a feedback/rating. Any one can register and leave
feedback about any organization in the directory - comments plus a 1 to 4
"paw" rating. Average ratings for each listing are displayed on the right
side of the listing, along with a link to view the comments that have been
left - and a [Submit Feedback] link where you can leave your own comments.
Help out others looking to adopt a new forever pet by adding feedback for
those outstanding organizations -- as well as those that people should be
More Countries (April
Enhanced Directory Listings (April
We've adjusted the format of the
directory listings on the site. Animal type icons were moved below the entry
text; cleaning up the right-side box for non-profit, facility, and donation
related items. We think the new format is easier on the eyes and helps when
scanning the lists.
Camera icons were added next to the links
to view adoptable animals as well - to help bring attention to those
We added new selection/filter criteria to
the directory; you can now select (in addition to the previous dogs, cats,
ferrets, rabbits and horses) bird and reptile hosting organizations! See the
white selection box in the upper right of every directory page.
New and Improved Registration Process (March
We've been doing a lot of work on the
"innards" of the site and the first evidence of that is the new registration
process. Now anyone that would like to submit an organization to the
directory can register through an online automated process. Once registered,
you can add the entry to our directory, and you will also be able to make
CHANGES to that entry later should any information change!
Paws On Parade -Springfield Days (June 2006)
A fun time was had at the annual
Springfield Days Parade this year in our home town of Springfield Virginia.
Leading the parade was "Paws on Parade", an assortment of local dogs and their
owners. Catherine and I escorted Norton, who was a little shy at first, but
had a wonderful time and made lots of new friends by the end of the parade.
[photo gallery coming soon].
Infrastructure Upgrades (February 2006)
Babel Fish Translator (January 2006)
Maps of Shelters (November 2005)
We've just added the option to display a
Google Map of all the organizations you're viewing (at the state level).
Select a state from our directory, and you'll see a new option near the top
left of the page to "View List on a Google Map". Select that option and you'll
see a map of the state, with markers for every organization in the directory.
You can move around the map (click and drag it), zoom in or out, view
satellite ground images overlaid on the map, and click on any marker to see
details for the selected organization.
We're Updating! (August 2005)
We've added an automated form where shelter
affiliates can submit their shelter's information directly! Simply fill in the
blanks and submit it. We get notified immediately and after a quick review we'll
approve it to appear in the online directory.
Submit a shelter here.
migrating our shelter directory from individual HTML pages, to a server-resident
database. We're moving a US state at a time; you'll recognize the new format and
we think you'll find it easier to navigate, and more informative. As part of the
conversion, we're standardizing the information we track for shelters and other
organizations, and adding lots of new information (map links, donation links,
specific animal types handled per facility, and much more. After the conversion
is complete, we'll also be enabling advanced search features - to make it even
easier to locate a shelter or organization near you!
For examples of the new format, check out some of the first states we migrated;
Nevada; and our
It's now easier to link to us... (May 2005)
We're still working hard! We've just
implemented a new e-mail list for "Friends
of Adoptapet-Directory.com" (May 2005)
our email subscription page and sign
up to stay informed of the new features we'll be launching on the website. We
won't spam you, bother you with frequent messages, or EVER provide your email
address to anyone else!
Assistance for Animal Shelters and Groups
Publications (April 2005)
Another new addition to our site is the
"Publications" area, where we post articles and videos related to pet adoption
and ownership, animal shelters, and animal advocacy which gracious readers have
contributed. Be sure to check out the very touching video documentary "Born to
Special Animal Projects and Missions (April
Monday April 11, 2011