PET ADOPTION WEBSITES

Where to adopt a Morkie

Want to adopt a Morkie? How to connect with the thousands of adoption centres and rescue  groups across North America, to adopt a Morkie.

Do your own online searches to adopt a Morkie

Visit google and enter:
[your state or province] small dog rescue

Other search terms you can use, along with your location, include:

  • Morkie Maltese mix adopt,
  • Morkie rescue adopt,
  • Yorkie cross breed adopt rescue,
    … and so on.

Call and visit local shelters

This is another way to find a Morkie; however you will have to be careful to filter out the ones that seem like pet scammers.

And it could take some time.

Do you know the biggest myth about adoption dogs?

Did you know that most dogs do not have a home due to no fault of their own? ”Read

THE BEST SOLUTION: pet adoption websites

These are pet search services run by charitable groups such as Petfinder.org

Their goal is simple: link homeless pets with a forever family. They are free, and have real-time listings of all adoptable pets that are available. Right across North America! Sign on and start searching.

Where you can adopt

Shelters / Pounds

An animal shelter or pound is a place where stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals, mostly dogs and cats, and sometimes sick or wounded wildlife are kept and rehabilitated. They’re good places to adopt a Morkie.

In the United States there is no government-run organization that provides oversight or regulation of the various shelters on a national basis. However, many individual states do regulate shelters within their jurisdiction.

A municipal shelter is a facility that houses stray and abandoned animals, as well as animals that people can no longer care for, on behalf of local governments

Humane Societies

A humane society is a group that aims to stop human or animal suffering due to cruelty or other reasons. In many countries, the term is used mostly for societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

In Canada, the government-run Humane Society shelters specialize in dogs, cats, and small rodents.

The American Kennel Club maintains a list of contacts, primarily within breed clubs, with information on breed rescue groups for purebred dogs in the United States.

Rescue groups

These groups take unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pets and attempt to find suitable homes for them. Many rescue groups are created by and run by volunteers, who take the animals into their homes and care for them until a suitable permanent home can be found.

A no-kill shelter is a usually private organization whose policies include the specification that no healthy, pet-worthy animal be euthanized. Despite their good intentions, approximately 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters due to overcrowding and a shortage of foster homes.

Foster groups

These groups take unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pets and attempt to find suitable homes for them. Many rescue groups are created by and run by volunteers, who take the animals into their homes and care for them until a suitable permanent home can be found.

A no-kill shelter is a usually private organization whose policies include the specification that no healthy, pet-worthy animal be euthanized. Despite their good intentions, approximately 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters due to overcrowding and a shortage of foster homes.

Find dogs at pet adoption websites

Pet Adoption Websites

Partnered with more than 1,860 shelters

Over the last 2 years, Petango partner shelters have taken in over 4.2 million animals.

Petango is a not-for-profit, sponsored by Pethealth, a health insurance company for pets. Petango helps connect people and pets.

If you’re considering adopting, Petango features:

  • real-time searches – all the available pets for adoption can be seen, with up-to-the minute availability status
  • watch list – keep an eye on the pets that interest you
  • email notifications
  • online pet adoption application

Listings from 13,000 shelters

Petfinder is the largest pet website on the Internet, connecting homeless animals with the people who want them.

Petfinder works almost like an Internet dating service. It allows prospective adopters to search a database of available pets based on search criteria such as breed, age, size and gender.

Petfinder is owned by the PETCO chain of retail pet care stores and is operated as a  not-for-profit.

At any one time, Petfinder has over 300,000 adoptable pets listed from more than 13,000 shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations. Listings are updated daily. Last year, over 1 million animals were adopted through the site.

Petco Foundation is the non-profit arm of the giant retailer Petco.

“Think Adoption First” is a company philosophy and program, which encourages pet adoption, rather than the purchase of companion animals. Once approved, you  pay the adoption fee (average range is $25 to $125), and get copies of the pet’s vaccination records and sterilization certificate so you can get him licensed.

This is North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website, featuring tens of thousands of pets looking for forever homes. Sponsors are Purina, Petco and Bayer.  As they say on the website,

“We help over 17,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month, for free. We’re all about getting homeless pets into homes.”

 

Although PetSmart Charities doesn’t run an adoption website like the others listed here, they do tremendous work in supporting animal welfare on behalf of their PetSmart stores. In the United States, PetSmart Charities is the largest financial supporter of animal welfare.

They partner with more than 3,700 animal welfare groups across North America. Through these programs they’ve already helped more than 8 million pets in need.

Their activities include:

  • In-Store Adoption Centers in many PetSmart locations
  • Rescue Waggin’ distaser relief program
  • grant program for animal welfare agencies across North America
    community adoption events.

Another focus of the organization is increasing spay/neuter services to help communities solve the problem of pet overpopulation.