About Us

jack-dog_93214134The Petfinder Foundation helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for           and recover from disaster and working to help make shelters across the country more sustainable. The Foundation provides direct funding as well as training/education and grants of equipment and supplies so that hundreds of thousands of homeless pets have happier lives and so that the thousands of shelter and rescue folks who work with them can better perform their jobs.

We support thousands of animal welfare organization that are members of Petfinder. Founded in 1996, Petfinder houses and offers access to the largest database of homeless pets on the Web, featuring hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets at more than 13,500 animal welfare organizations nationwide. Millions of visitors search the Petfinder database daily, helping homeless pets across the country find new homes worldwide.

Who We Are

The Petfinder Foundation is made up of a small, dedicated staff of individuals who work hard every day to help homeless pets. Meet our staff and board members.

Petfinder Foundation News

We strive to educate our followers on the work we are doing, as well as new and  creative ways everyone can get involved. Read our blog for the most up-to-date information on what we’ve been doing.


Our job is to help pets, and that is exactly what we do. And…we’ll prove it. Check out our financial documents to see exactly how we spend your generous donations.

Our Partners

Many of the programs we run would not be possible without the amazing support of our partners and sponsors. See who we work with and learn how you can be a partner of the Petfinder Foundation.