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Hello!
I have been looking for dogs on Petfinder, and I think it's a really great website, but I want your input.
I wouldn't just blindly trust the site. I would use it as a starting point. For example, I would check to see where the dog is living to see if it's a good place.
So is Petfinder good or bad?
If you don't know what it is, I'll put the link here: petfinder.com
Thanks!
 

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It's a decent starting place. Organizations have to be a registered non-profit to list animals for adoption, so that screens out many puppy mill/farms/irresponsible breeders. Unfortunately, unethical rescues with non-profit status do exist, even ones that are fronts for large-scale breeding operations, so look into any organization you want to adopt from independently.
 

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It's a decent starting place. Organizations have to be a registered non-profit to list animals for adoption, so that screens out many puppy mill/farms/irresponsible breeders. Unfortunately, unethical rescues with non-profit status do exist, even ones that are fronts for large-scale breeding operations, so look into any organization you want to adopt from independently.
Okay, thank you!
 

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Hello!
I have been looking for dogs on Petfinder, and I think it's a really great website, but I want your input.
I wouldn't just blindly trust the site. I would use it as a starting point. For example, I would check to see where the dog is living to see if it's a good place.
So is Petfinder good or bad?
If you don't know what it is, I'll put the link here: petfinder.com
Thanks!
It is a good starting place. I have had great results and some not so great results. Most good adoption places will let you check them out and they will check you out. They will get a hold of your vet or if you are a first time owner, make sure you have a vet lined up. They will come to your house and make sure it is safe for the pet. A meet and greet is always advisable. I had a really bad experience with one place that had me drive out to meet them and I was appalled at the condition of the place these poor animals were kept. In addition, the completely misrepresented the dog I was looking at. I took her home anyway because I could not leave her there. I immediately reported them and they were shut down..apparently I wasn't the first to report them. Sadly, they opened up again 2 years later under another name. They were reported again, but as of right now they are still open. sigh.
 

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I adopted my puppy 4 months ago and found him on pet finder! He was going to be euthanized if the rescue I got him from hadn’t found him. I would say just look up the rescue or organizations to be sure they are legit. I was able to be in direct contact with the rescue via email and it was all so easy peasy. For example I had seen my pup on petfinder January 30th and I adopted him the next day it was so fast!
 
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