Pet adoption usually refers to the process of taking guardianship of and responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or otherwise abdicated responsibility for. Common sources are:
- Animal shelters, in the case of dogs also known as dog pounds
- Rescue groups
- Pets out of captivity without identification, and which remain unclaimed by any owner
- Advertisements placed by individuals who are trying to find a new home for their pet
- Pets that have been abused or neglected and have been confiscated from the offending owner
- A fast growing source is online pet adoption through not-for-profit websites such as petfinder.com. Public service sites such as these have searchable databases of pets, maintained by thousands of animals shelters, and are searchable by the public.
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Christopher Durin January 05, 2011 4274 0 0 0 0 0
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Greg Snorson July 12, 2010 4168 0 0 0 0 0
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