There are many websites where you can browse shelters, rescue groups, and other organizations for that furry new friend. A new one has recently launched called Allpaws. The site has a look and feel that is similar to your typical searching site with drop down menus where you choose the type of pet, breed, and enter your zip code. The results will show you dogs, cats, hamsters, or whatever else you’re looking for within a certain radial mileage of your zip code.
The founder of Allpaws was recently interviewed on ABC and stated that the site is exactly like using a dating site. Before launching AllPaws, Darrell Lerner co-founded a dating application that ties into Facebook. He likens the new pet searche site to a dating style site complete with advanced search tools. The choices are endless with options of play levels, good with children, gender, age, size, and location.
In the search results you can add the pet to your favorites or share the pet on your social networks. Every little bit of free advertising helps pets gets new homes. On the left side, the filters allow you to choose the distance from your zip code that you’re willing to drive to, coat length, special needs, house trained, and behavior traits. The customization is endless and wonderful for filtering.
At last count, the site boasted there were 92,164 pets on there waiting for their forever home. So, what are you waiting for? Go get a new family friend! We’ll wait.