Over the last few years, there has been quite a shift in the ownership of dogs. She states that Petfinder told her they would not import a file from Rescuegroups. He was surrendered to CatNap when his owner was no longer able to care for him and his housemate, who has since been adopted. Hi Jill-The shelter does get a fair amount of dogs who seem to be purebred,” but since they rarely come with any sort of documentation, the shelter usually puts a mix” tag on them just in case.
Petfinder is not saying that it refuses to work with RescueGroups because it does not fit Petfinder’s business model. Although adopting a mixed breed also has a lot of health benefits because they tend to get the best of their mix of breed genetics without the health problems many purebred dogs suffer from.
It may come as a suprise to you and your management, but most of the work a shelter does have VERY little to do with listing adoptable pets. That is a terrible shame — that Petfinder’s business model seemingly does not align with using all available resources for finding homes for rescued animals.
If approved, there is a $20 adoption fee for kittens and adult cats. This would allow you to enter your pets into Petfinder, reap the benefits of doing so AND have that data sent over to RescueGroups who can further distribute it. Just pet data – in the hopes that more potential adopters will find your pets.
We have requested an FTP account so we can upload our own data and have been denied simply because of our affiliation with RescueGroups. A good breeder respects that getting a dog is an extremely important decision and will not push you to take a puppy home.