Do you or a loved one need an assistance dog?




Petfinder is a leading online resource facilitating pet adoptions. It maintains a massive, easily searchable directory of pets in need of homes, as well as animal shelters and adoption organizations all around North America.

The site is updated daily and defines its core goals as:

  1. Increasing public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets
  2. Increasing the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America to the extent that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated
  3. Elevating the status of pets to that of family members

Petfinder for Assistance Dog Partners

Although it’s dedicated to pet adoptions, the Petfinder website has some useful aspects for people looking to partner with a guide, hearing, or service dog—or who already have. And the information is reliable, current, and available for free.

Namely, the site includes a dog breed database to help choose an assistance dog breed, and it has plenty of articles about caring for a dog.

Petfinder Dog Breed Database

The Petfinder website’s dog breed database is an excellent tool to use at the outset of the assistance dog partnering process. Choosing the right breed to meet your needs, personal preferences, and lifestyle is essential to a successful partnership.


You can search for specific dog breeds, or peruse a list of more than 150 breeds. Select a breed to get a generalized but insightful overview of its size; temperament and personality; and particular health, grooming, and care considerations. There’s also some interesting history about each breed.

Petfinder’s Information for Assistance Dog Partners

As mentioned above, Petfinder also has a good deal of original dog health and care content that’s helpful to anyone who has a dog—so, not just pet parents, but also those partnered with a service, hearing, or guide dog. Finding sources for trustworthy, up-to-date information about caring for your assistance dog is of course an important part of being a responsible partner.


Petfinder offers several content categories of interest to people partnered with an assistance dog, including:

  • Dog Health
  • Dog Nutrition
  • Caring for Dogs
  • Dog Grooming
  • Living with Your Dog
  • Dog Problems

This content library is an excellent free resource that every assistance dog partner can browse to become better informed and reference when they have questions or concerns.

Treat Yourself and Support Our Cause!

Buy something for yourself.
Buy something for your assistance dog.
Buy something for anyone,
and we'll get a contribution out of what you spend.


Sign Up Now!

Information, Inspiration, and Independence delivered to your email inbox monthly.

We spread the word about these amazing animals. But we can't do it alone. You can help.

Learn How

The information contained in this website is provided only as general information, which may be incomplete or outdated. Please note that users of this website are responsible for independently verifying any and all information. The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement or support of any of the linked information, services, products, or providers. My Assistance Dog Inc. makes no effort to verify, or to exert any editorial control or influence over, information on pages outside of the "" domain.
Phone: (559) 297-9286

Orlando Web Design by CREATE180 Design