Adpotion Map. Start Your Search
From furry to scaly, there are millions of animals across the country desperate to find loving homes. Open your heart—and your home—to an animal in need.
Find a pet in your city!





Oprah and Sadie. When Oprah Met Sadie
Oprah went to PAWS Chicago for a magazine cover shoot and found a little cocker spaniel that stole her heart.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the day Oprah met Sadie





Find the right pet for you. Pick the Right Pet for You
Can't resist those "puppy dog" eyes or that tiny kitten that fell asleep in your lap? It's hard not to want to take home a new pet, but making a spur-of-the-moment decision might not be the best idea for either of you.
What to consider before expanding your family
Which pet is right for you? Take our quiz!


The truth about cats The Truth About Cats
Thinking about getting a cat? Felines make fine pets, but there are a few things you may not know.
5 myths—busted!





Welcoming your dog Welcoming Your New Dog
Bringing a new dog home can be an exciting—and sometimes trying—experience.
Make the transition as easy as possible





A breeder's guide A Breeder's Guide
If you're looking for a specific pet, you may choose to use a breeder. However, news reports of abusive breeders can give the good ones a bad name.
How to find a reputable breeder




Help fight inhumane breeders Buyer Beware
Do you know where that doggy in the window really came from? Help fight inhumane breeders by following these rules before you get a dog.
8 things to research during your dog search




A breeder's guide The Truth About Puppy Mills
Lisa Ling exposes inhumane treatment of animals—and what you can do about it.
Read the startling report





Grieving a pet Saying Goodbye
The death of a pet is something no owner wants to face. If you have a difficult decision to make, there are many things you can do to help your cherished pet feel more comfortable.
Learn more about your options—and how to start moving on




Oscar and Oliver Happily Ever After
They're the fuzzy felines and cute canines that stole our hearts.
Meet the adopted pets of Oprah.com staffers!