By adopting an animal from a shelter, rescue organization or animal control facility you are helping to save a life. There are many wonderful animals waiting for a person and place to call home. If you are looking for a purebred animal, there are many rescue groups that focus on a specific breed of dog or cat. Also, studies have shown that over 25% of pets available for adoption at shelters are purebred. Visit one of the MSPCA adoption centers or find a breed rescue or adoption center near you at Petfinder.
Learn tips on how to choose a cat that is best for your lifestyle and household.
Learn tips on how to choose a dog that is best for your lifestyle and household.
Ready to Adopt?
Go through our checklist to see if the time is right for you to open your home and heart to a new animal!
What do to if you cannot keep your pet.
Finding a Responsible Breeder
If you can't find the animal you are looking for at a shelter, a responsible breeder may be the best option. Get tips on how to make sure you are getting a puppy from a responsible breeder.