Deciding to purchase a new dog or puppy is an exciting time. Sure it would be nice if they could get along, but making Rescuegroups seem like the good guys, and Petfinder the bad guys is absurd. Petfinder would lead you to believe that we can simply use their API (Advanced Programming Interface) to get your pets from them, instead of us uploading data to them.
We place or pension all animals taken in by us. We strongly support spay and neuter of all cats and dogs. Petfinder may be being hard headed about RG, but they announced 2 years ago they would not take data from RG, and have been upfront about that situation.
With so many shelter dogs waiting for a forever home prospective pet owners should think about checking out their local animal shelter before buying from a breeder. It was started in 1998 by two women who had previous volunteer experience with animal care and rescue.
We know that many of you received an unsolicited email from a Petfinder member frustrated with RescueGroups. Think of that this way: when you adopt a dog you actually rescue two dogs – the one you take, and the one that shelter or rescue group take in instead.
Our mission is to help volunteers effectively work to end the homeless pet epidemic, and this includes increasing exposure for adoptable pets. It’s a good idea to use rescues like Lhasa because they go to the shelters all the time to rescue dogs on death row and they get us our shots, take us to the vet and even make certain how socialized we are.