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How to Use AllPaws to Adopt a Pet

Here’s how you can get the most out of using!

At, we want to make finding a pet to adopt easier than ever! Whether you are looking to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, or any other animal, AllPaws offers features to make the process to adopt a pet easy and fast!

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Advanced Search

AllPaws offers dozens of search filters to find your perfect pet. Use filters like compatibility, temperament, special needs etc. to find a dog to adopt, a cat to adopt, or even the alpaca of your dreams!

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Save Favorites

With so many pets to adopt to choose from, we understand you will be interested in more than just one pet to adopt! That’s why we created the ability to add pets to your favorites list! Anytime you come across a pet you would like to adopt or rescue, click on the heart icon or “Add to favorites” button to add that pet to your favorites list! You’ll never lose track of the pets you’ll want to adopt.

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Contact Organizations

Also, contacting organizations about a pet you want to adopt is easy with our built-in messaging system. When you are viewing a pet you want to adopt, click the “adopt me” or “send question” button and you can send a message directly to the organization to start the adoption process!

Find yourself on the go? We’ve got a pet adoption iPhone app for that! Find a pet to adopt using our iPhone app AllPaws! Search for a dog to adopt, a cat to adopt, or any other pet right from your phone using our mobile app.

With over 200,000 pets to choose from, you can search for a pet to adopt or rescue by visiting and narrow you search by breed, gender, size, compatibility, temperament, and more!