Get your pet’s system for rehoming pets directly is simpler, smarter and more humane for everyone. For the Guardian, who gets to choose a loving, new home for their pet; for the Adopter, who gets to learn about the pet from the person who has lived with them; and, most of all, for the pet, who never has to see the inside of a shelter. Here are some comments from Adopters, Guardians and experts in animal welfare and pet adoption.

Besides the passing of my parents, the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life was re-home our dog Ace. We love Ace deeply, but my college age daughter moved back home and was allergic.  Ace also needed more space to roam & run.  Because of your website, we found the perfect match. They came today to visit and it was heartwarming to see the look on their face.   I knew right then it was the perfect match.  They played, fed him and it was beautiful to see.  We hate losing Ace as we loved him immensely and are heartbroken, but we know he’s in a better area to prosper.  Thank you so much for your service.

Dan, Guardian, Lexington KY

Thank you for starting this community! I have been so apprehensive about giving up my dogs due to my heavy travel schedule, and your site made it as pleasant an experience as it could be. I know my dogs went to a home where they will be loved like I love them. I will recommend this site to anyone that needs to re-home their beloved pets.

Lena, Guardian, McDonough GA

Thank you for giving me my Roxy. My search for a small indoor companion started to seem hopeless. Rescue shelters were asking $450 – $750 and the list of requirements were outrageous, in some cases. I found getyourpet.com and at first there weren’t many pets available in my area but I thought I’d sign up anyway, just in case. A couple days went by and after another disappointing visit to a local shelter I got an email from getyourpet.com, “Check out this adorable pet,” it was Roxy…a Chinese Crest/Poodle mix. I checked out her profile and it was if she was meant for me and my family. I contacted the owner, set up a time to meet and 2 days later Roxy was in my arms. It’s been 4 months and she’s in my arms even as I write this. I can’t believe how perfectly this all worked out for me and my family but also for Roxy, it’s as if we both knew we needed each other…it feels like I’ve known her forever. I love her so much and I am overwhelmingly thankful to getyourpet.com.

Kristi, Adopter, Kent WA

I want to say thank you for making the process of finding my baby a new home. It was very comforting speaking and meeting her new parents before making my decision. Trinity did very well during her meet. I know I made a great decision thanks to your site.

Jessica, Guardian, Bronx NY

I can not begin to express how happy I am that I found this site. Hailey was adopted by a very sweet lady who I know will LOVE her. The meet up went very great and I knew it was a good match.

Lisa, Guardian, Auburn WA

We adopted Chase from Brad and are so happy to give him a forever home. We loved him right away, and he loved us too. We had been looking for a dog for awhile and on ask of our searches only shelters came up until one day get your pet came up. I truly feel that everything happens for a reason and we got Chase when the time was right for us and his family.  Get Your Pet eliminates a lot of the anxiety for these animals and is a wonderful alternative to paying exorbitant amounts of money at shelters or on craigslist. Brad wasn’t out to make money on his dog and really cared about finding a loving home.  We couldn’t afford a big price tag but are willing to provide a forever home. All in all a wonderful experience and we will recommend this website.

Marcella, Adopter, Golden CO

I just can’t say enough great things about your organization. It’s a perfect concept to get a beloved pet from one loving home to another, without the heart ache of the dreaded middle man (a shelter). The way you transfer messages from the potential adopter to the current owner is great. I like that you monitor them, to insure both parties safety. The owners of Layla, Jonathan (and his family) are some of the truly nicest and kind folks I’ve met in my 64 years!!! They went above and beyond to help ease my concerns and traveled quite a distance to meet near my home with Layla (now Lady). It is a blessing to have given Lady a very kind and loving home… truly a divine intervention!!! Angela, thank you for the integral part you have played in making Joe (my other dog), Lady and myself as happy as we could possibly be, seriously!!!

Pat, Adopter, Quakertown PA

What a wonderful experience. I found a great home for Jasmine so she didn’t have to go to the shelter. I have told everyone about this site. Thank you so much!

Linda, Guardian, Sublimity OR

This adoption is completed and we are the very proud parents of Bentley, a 5-year-old Cockapoo. This was an incredible experience and the best way for animal lovers / owners to re-home their pets for whatever reason. Bentley took to us right away as well as with my 10-year-old granddaughter who went with us to pick up Bentley. Our communication with his former parents was smooth and pleasant, nice people who had their hands full with an active dog and two infant children. We went to an approved plan vet in Maple Shade, NJ and had a wonderful experience there as well. They certainly found a new client in us today.

What I appreciated most with this process is the fact that it minimized the stress of changing families and regimens for Bentley. No time needed to be spent in a crazy shelter or a foster family which just adds another change in location for the pet. And to have a vet waiting to see us was great.

Keep up your good work and feel free to use me as a reference any time.

Mel, Adopter, Cherry Hill NJ

Adoption went smoothly and Harry (owner) is very happy… Holly is not so sure! Not sure where she is… but slowly adjusting… Just wanted to say this is so much better than trying to adopt from a shelter… Your fees are very reasonable and you don’t have all the paper work to fill out… I will pass this site along…

Carol, Adopter, Hatfield PA

Trevor is a real sweetheart, we are so happy he has become part of our family. I would definitely recommend Get Your Pet to others. I actually already told one of my co-workers yesterday and she is going to tell her sister-in-law. The best part of using the site was the ease of the site and the step-by-step directions.

Lisa, Adopter, Fairless Hills PA

I adopted Lily on March 16th after my 9-year-old American Bulldog, Kimber, passed away unexpectedly. My heart felt so empty until Lily came into my life. Thank you so much for your home-to-home adoption. I knew she was for me the second I met her.

Dona, Adopter, Trumbauersville PA

Angela: What a great idea. Wishing everyone much success. It is this type of innovative thinking that saves the lives of companion animals. I have a weekend home in Bucks and saw the article in the Herald. This is so scalable an idea, and needed nationwide.

Bill Sacrey, Legislative Director, League of Humane Voters

Our policy of requiring adopters who cannot keep their pet to return them to us for rehoming – or ideally just to involve us in the process while they keep their pet at home – has been in place because there was no service that offered structure and guidance, with vetting and careful matchmaking. Now that Get Your Pet exists and covers those bases, we are thrilled to make exceptions for adopters who use it. We actually plan to begin encouraging adopters to use it, since we would always prefer that animals not return to a shelter environment – for their sake and to keep that space free for animals who desperately need it.

Melissa Levy, Executive Director, PAWS