Dogs and cats get orthopedic injuries just like we do. In fact, it may surprise you to find out that almost any surgery that can be performed in human medicine has a corresponding animal procedure for your pet. Adopting an adult dog has a lot of benefits over adopting a puppy because you already know what type of personality the dog has and if it matches yours. Yet they have made a conscious decision to limit the use of available Internet technology by the very people who run the shelters that manage these adoptable pets.
Go to or to find a pet you wish to adopt in your area – you simply search by breed and type in your postcode. Adult dogs are less likely to chew everything and may be better suited to people or families who spend most of the day at work. Note the wording Petfinder chose to use in its reply to Carl: Petfinder has worked hard to become THE ONLY (emphasis mine) household name in online pet adoption websites.
We are looking for people to come to walk the dogs and play with them in the fenced in yard. You can choose between a several dogs and cats, each with their own name and story. There are rescue organizations for purebred dogs as well. During our phone conversation September 18, 2009 you stated that allowing automatic data uploads via FTP does not work with Petfinder’s business modelâ€ of the organizations going directly to the Petfinder web site to update their pets.
Bichon Frise rescue groups often have web sites that not only feature dogs they have for adoption, but are great sources for Bichon Frise information. If you only want to adopt from a shelter, the Shelter Pet Project website is the place to start. It does not employ anybody – they rely on a network of volunteers who keep the dogs in their houses until adopted.
This would mean that the organizations must login to the Petfinder web site directly and update their pets manually. Considering the thousands of dogs for adoption in Australia, everyone should consider adopting a dog from an animal shelter, rescue home or pound.