VCA has joined forces on a national level with getyourpet.com, a revolutionary pet adoption site to help healthy pets across the U.S. go from one good home to another. The site offers a simpler, smarter, and more humane approach to pet adoption, enabling people who need to give up a pet to connect directly with people who want to adopt.
VCA is now honoring Get Your Pet’s Veterinary Voucher, providing a complimentary first exam for all adopted pets.
“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. We are proud to be a national partner of Get Your Pet and excited that our veterinarians will help bring a new paradigm for adoption to the pet-loving community.” – Malia Rivera, VCA’s Director of Animal Welfare
In addition to saving the lives of thousands of dogs and cats, VCA veterinarians participating in Get Your Pet hope to create a lifelong bond with new adopters and their pets. Because finding suitable pet care for their new companion has been created by Get Your Pet, a bridge is now formed between new pet parents and the VCA veterinary community.
“Get Your Pet will save thousands of dogs and cats from entering animal shelters, where they are exposed to stress, illness and the possibility of being euthanized. We are thrilled to work with VCA to ensure each pet adopted through getyourpet.com is offered an immediate introduction to high quality veterinary care for the life of the pet.” – Angela Marcus, Founder of Get Your Pet
How Get Your Pet Works
Get Your Pet offers people who need to give up their pet (Guardians), the opportunity to post a profile, photos and a video of their pet 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, such as a local park, where, unlike in a shelter, the pet behaves calmly and naturally. If both sides agree, a legal adoption can take place. As part of the adoption process, a Get Your Pet veterinarian examines the pet at no extra charge.
The total cost of a legally-documented pet adoption through Get Your Pet for a dog is $99 and $49 for a cat, which is not paid until the Adopter actually succeeds in adopting a pet. In addition to legal documentation and a pet exam from a participating veterinarian, the adoption fee includes eligibility for 30 days’ free pet insurance from Trupanion (some restrictions in CA). The adopter also receives money-saving coupons to be redeemed at Pet Valu pet stores. A portion of the profits from Get Your Pet adoptions will go to benefitting local animal shelters.
About Get Your Pet
getyourpet.com is an online community where people who have to give up a pet directly connect with 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, where Guardians and Adopters in the home-to-home pet adoption 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 in shelters to keep them all. Get Your Pet is available across the U.S. A portion of the profits from Get Your Pet will go to benefit local animal shelters.