Why should I look for a pet on getyourpet.com before I visit a shelter or rescue?

Every pet adopted through Get Your Pet is almost surely a pet that will otherwise end up in a shelter. With Get Your Pet, dogs and cats can go directly from one good home to another, without ever entering a shelter or rescue situation. Not only does Get Your Pet spare pets the stress, exposure to illness, and potential of being euthanized, but you’ll be helping shelters and rescue groups, too, by reducing the number of pets which now cost them precious resources. If everyone used Get Your Pet, we could keep 2.5 million pets out of shelters each year. How great would that be?!