Nowadays, finding human love online is so common that it’s hard to believe we once considered it rather shocking. But we seem to feel differently about finding our furry friends: some people are still taken aback by the idea of Get Your Pet, a website where individuals can post profiles of pets for potential adopters.
Rehoming pets without a shelter or rescue between the original owner and adopter? Can this really be a good idea? You might be surprised who says yes.
“The beauty of tools like these is that they help keep animals out of the shelter system,” says Matt Bershadker, president and CEO of the ASPCA. “That keeps the animal’s stress low, avoids potential exposure to disease, and conserves shelter space and resources for animals who need them most, such as victims of cruelty.”