Pets are like family. Personally, I grew up with cats. My cat in high school was my best friend. Her death from cancer in my mid 20s was one of the saddest days of my life.
Some people just don’t understand how much a pet fulfills you. The cat I have now brightens my day, whether she understands it or not.
Whether you’re looking for cute pet pics or advice on a problem you pet is having, the Internet is the place you check. To help filter through the noise, we put together this list of the best pet blogs and websites online.
Dogster and Catster are online communities dedicated to our favorite fluffy friends. They’re filled with pics, forums, videos, advice, and even an adoption section so you can find your next dog or cat.
The Purrington Post is a cute take on the cat blog. It has clickbait articles and news that’s actually more helpful than Huffington Post. It’s the premiere crazy cat lady news site. However, it’s great for others too.
The American Kennel Club is a purebred dog breed registry. It’s also the organization responsible for the Westminster Dog Show and other major dog events. The website is informative and a great place to learn about dog breeds.
If you’re not already aware of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, you’re missing out. This activism group fights for animal rights and has a creative marketing department. Any fan of animals can appreciate PETA, even if they’re a bit extremist in their views.
Not everyone wants a dog or cat. Some people want an exotic pet. This website hasn’t been updated in almost a year, but it still has an archive of great information for anyone who wants to keep something like a snake, spider, or lizard in their home.
Petfinder is the largest pet adoption service online. Founded in 1996, this is the first place you should check if you’re looking for a new pet. It’s owned by Nestle Purina and has facilitated over 22 million adoptions since it started. Start here to see what pets are available near you.
Instagram has some great pet pics, but Attack of the Cute is all animals all the time. If you need a daily dose of cute animals to get you through the day, this is the place to get it. It has a simple layout that focuses on what’s important – adorable animals.
Pet Business Magazine is a trade publication for pet retail stores. It’s a great place to gain insight on the pet industry. Personally I love seeing behind the curtains, and trade publications are a great way to see trends from the business perspective. Every pet owner should keep an eye on what the pet industry is doing.
Love That Pet is a pet retailer with a blog. Everything is sorted into categories, and you can easily navigate to whatever you’re looking for. You can easily spend a few hours just perusing the blog. There’s a wide range of topics covered, from serious to funny to just plain cute.
1. Adopt a Pet
Adopt a Pet is another Purina-owned website helping people find their animal companion. If you don’t already have a pet, I highly recommend one. They bring joy to your life, even when they’re nuts. My cat, for example, is a razor blade monster, but the sound of her purr makes it all worthwhile. Check out this site to see what pets are available in shelters and rescues near you.