Prada can you sticky this thread please? Hello everyone! After seeing a couple of threads that were started by fellow TPFers looking for advice on where to find a pet I suggested to Prada Psycho about starting a reference thread with information for rescue groups and shelters. I am a strong supporter of adopting a pet from a rescue group or shelter and giving them a second chance to be loved. There is nothing wrong with getting a dog from a reputable breeder however if it's a specific breed you have in mind there are rescue groups for pretty much every breed of dog, cat and even small critters like bunnies and hampsters. Feel free to add to this thread and include your personal experience. www.petfinder.org is an amazing website to start off and you can narrow down you search by anymal type, breed, age, gender, etc. It will also allow you to search for pets in your area so you don't have to travel far to find your next furry companion. I adopted my aussie shepherd from ARPH - Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline. SO and I had to fill a very detailed application and we had a representative came to our home and assess the property to make sure our new pet would have enough space to run and also fences since aussies are herding dogs and if they're allowed to get bored they will go on excursions or try to herd cars/bikes/pedestrians.