Get Your Pet Revolutionizes Pet Adoption
Offering Simpler, Smarter, More Humane Way To Adopt While Helping Animal Shelters
New Pet Adoption Site Helps Lovable Pets to Go From One Good Home to Another
Philadelphia, Pa. (December 22, 2016) – getyourpet.com, a revolutionary pet adoption site helping lovable pets to go from one good home to another, launched in the greater Philadelphia area, with other regions of the U.S. soon to follow. The site offers a simpler, smarter and more humane approach to pet adoption, connecting people who need to give up a pet with people who want to adopt a pet like theirs.
“Get Your Pet will save thousands of dogs and cats from surrender to the stressful shelter system, exposure to illness and the possibility of being euthanized, “ said Get Your Pet Founder and life-long animal welfare advocate, Angela Marcus. “We are working closely with local animal shelters to relieve them of potentially one third of their annual intake, allowing them to dedicate their limited resources to strays and abused cases.”
Of the estimated 7.5 million pets entering animal shelters every year, 2.5 million are surrendered by their guardians. Animal shelters in the U.S. euthanize more than 2.6 million animals per year.
Get Your Pet offers people who need to give up their pet (Guardians), the opportunity to post their pet’s picture with a profile on the site for free. Those who want to adopt (Adopters) can freely browse “up to date” pet profiles until they find a pet they want to meet, then safely message back and forth with the pet’s Guardian.
The Guardian and Adopter arrange to meet in a neutral place, say a local park, where, unlike in a shelter, the pet behaves calmly and naturally. If both sides agree, a Get Your Pet veterinarian examines the pet and an adoption can be completed electronically, right in the vet’s office.
“Get Your Pet is a much needed solution to challenges in the pet adoption process, one that puts the well-being of the pet first,” said Malia Rivera, partner channel manager for VCA, a leading provider of pet health care services in the country with over 650 small animal veterinary hospitals. “We are proud to be a premiere partner of Get Your Pet and excited that our veterinarians will help bring a new paradigm for adoption to the pet-loving community.
The total cost of a pet adoption through Get Your Pet, including a veterinarian’s exam, is $99, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting local animal shelters. By comparison, a shelter adoption/rescue can routinely cost $200 – $300.
About Get Your Pet
GetYourPet.com is an online community where people who have to give up a pet meet people who want to adopt a pet like theirs, making it a simpler, smarter and more humane approach to pet adoption. The site works like a dating website, but it doesn’t use algorithms to decide – “who goes home with who.” Guardians and Adopters in the “home-to-home” matching process are in charge. Founder Angela Marcus, a life-long animal welfare advocate and former presenter on Animal Planet, created Get Your Pet as a solution to the heartbreaking problem of too many pets in need of new homes and too little space to keep them all. Get Your Pet launches in the greater Philadelphia first, with other regions of the U.S. soon to follow. A portion of the proceeds from Get Your Pet will benefit local animal shelters. For more information visit GetYourPet.com.
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