Petfinder.com offers adoption resources

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Thinking about adding a new nonhuman member to your household? Adopting a rescued animal can be tremendously fulfilling for both you and your new pet. To get an idea of animals awaiting placement, Petfinder is a great place to start.

The website, which is updated daily, lists more than 375,000 animals seeking new homes from nearly 14,000 adoption groups.

Though the majority of the site's listings are for dogs and cats, you can also search for rabbits, rodents, horses, amphibians, birds, pigs and barnyard animals.

Shelters from the United States, Canada and Mexico post potential adoptees here, but you can narrow your search by ZIP code, the type of animal you desire, its breed, age, size and gender.