Pet Adoption Site Now Available Across the U.S. to Help Pets in Need Go Home-to-Home
A simpler, smarter more humane way to adopt while also helping animal shelters? FIDO gives Get Your Pet TWO PAWS UP!
getyourpet.com, a revolutionary pet adoption site that helps lovable pets go directly from one good home to another rather than to a shelter, is now available across the U.S. The site offers a simpler, smarter and more humane approach to pet adoption, enabling people who need to give up a pet to connect directly with people who want to adopt.
“Get Your Pet will save thousands of dogs and cats from surrender to the stressful shelter system, exposure to illness and the possibility of being euthanized, “said Get Your Pet Founder and life-long animal welfare advocate, Angela Marcus. “We are working closely with local animal shelters to potentially relieve them of one third of their annual intake, allowing them to dedicate their limited resources to strays and abused cases.”
Of the estimated 7.5 million pets entering animal shelters every year, 2.5 million are surrendered by their guardians. Animal shelters in the U.S. euthanize more than 2.6 million animals per year.
Get Your Pet works like a dating website but it doesn’t use algorithms to decide - “who goes home with who.” Guardians and Adopters in the “home-to-home” matching process are in charge.
Get Your Pet offers people who need to give up their pet (Guardians), the opportunity to post a profile, photos and a video of their pet on the site for free. Those who want to adopt (Adopters) can freely browse “up-to-date” pet profiles until they find a pet they want to meet, then safely message back and forth with the pet’s Guardian.
The Guardian and Adopter arrange to meet in a neutral place, such as a local park, where, unlike in a shelter, the pet behaves calmly and naturally. If both sides agree, a Get Your Pet veterinarian examines the pet at no extra charge and an adoption can be completed electronically, right in the vet’s office.
The total cost of a legally-documented pet adoption through Get Your Pet, including a veterinarian’s exam is $99, which is not paid until the Adopter actually succeeds in adopting a pet. By comparison, a shelter adoption/rescue can routinely cost $200 - $300. In addition, Trupanion will include a certificate providing 30 days of medical insurance for a pet. A portion of the profits from Get Your Pet adoptions will go to benefitting local animal shelters.
About Get Your Pet
GetYourPet.com is an online community where people who have to give up a pet meet people who want to adopt a pet like theirs, making it a simpler, smarter and more humane approach to pet adoption. The site works like a dating website, but it doesn’t use algorithms to decide - “who goes home with who.” Guardians and Adopters in the “home-to-home” matching process are in charge. Founder Angela Marcus, a life-long animal welfare advocate and former presenter on Animal Planet, created Get Your Pet as a solution to the heartbreaking problem of too many pets in need of new homes and too little space to keep them all. Get Your Pet is available across the U.S. A portion of the profits from Get Your Pet will benefit local animal shelters. For more information visit getyourpet.com.