offers a new and advanced way to adopt a pet. AllPaws takes online pet adoption listings in a new and exciting direction by offering an online dating style interface complete with advanced search tools, robust pet profiles, a deep social integration, direct messaging and match alerts via email, along with a host of other user friendly tools and features. Prospective pet parents can use AllPaws to search for pets by various search categories such as breed, age, gender, energy level, training stage, temperament and geo-location in order to find the pet best suited for their home, family and lifestyle requirements. As a result, people can find pets to adopt with ease while choosing from a growing list of approximately 150,000 to 200,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and many other animals (there's usually even a few Alpacas) available for adoption. So whether you're looking to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, or adopt a new pet, AllPaws will help you find your perfect pet match!

AllPaws was founded by proven tech entrepreneur Darrell Lerner in 2013 before being acquired in 2016 by PetSmart Inc., the largest pet specialty retailer and leading resource for pet adoption in North America.

"Pet adoption is core to our purpose-driven business, and the acquisition of AllPaws offers a smart technology platform to accelerate our in-store adoption program even further," said Michael Massey, president and chief executive officer for PetSmart. "Our leadership role in pet adoption has led to a record-setting seven million pets adopted from our stores since we started the in-store adoption program in 1994. More than 3,000 current animal welfare partners -- plus thousands of additional rescues and shelters -- will be able to use AllPaws as a digital hub to promote adoptable pets, which we believe will result in even greater success in finding forever homes for pets across North America."