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Kicking off 2012 on the right paw, announces that it currently has more than 100 different types of pets available for adoption.

Silver Spring, MD, January 14, 2012 --( Think you can only adopt dogs and cats? Think again. Starting off 2012 on the right paw, is announcing that it currently has more than 100 types of pets available for adoption, including 37 reptiles or other animals with “scales and fins,” 34 types of birds, 12 barnyard animals and 16 “small and furry” adoptable pets.

Here are some of the different kinds of exceptional, if not surprising, pets you can find on, which is the largest online database of adoptable pets:

· Chinchillas
· Ferrets
· Turtles
· Parakeets
· Pigs
· Hedgehogs
· Goats
· Horses
· Llamas
· Rabbits
· Guinea Pigs
· Frogs
· Bearded Dragons
· Snakes
· Iguanas
· Geckos

“Many people already know that cats and dogs can make great pets, but I bet most have not experienced the friendship and bond you can form with goats or chinchillas – so-called ‘unusual’ pets,” said Betsy Banks Saul, co-founder of “Whatever your personality type, fitness level, age or lifestyle, there is the right kind of pet out there for everyone.”

On right now, there are more than 360,000 pets from over 13,600 shelters and rescue groups across North America available for adoption at any given time. Adopters can log onto and simply enter their zip code and what kind of pet they are looking for. will identify the furry, feathery or scaly friends that fit their criteria, starting with those at the closest shelters and rescue groups.

For more additional information or to speak with Betsy Banks Saul, contact Katy Hendricks at 917-595-3057 or

About is the largest online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. With more than 360,000 adoptable pets from over 13,500 animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico, has facilitated more than 17 million adoptions since it was launched in 1996. In addition to being an adoption database, is an all-inclusive resource guide for how to select the right family pet and build a successful, life-long relationship. Thanks to its sponsors, the site is free to both visitors and to its animal placement organization members. Exclusive sponsors are BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, The Animal Rescue Site, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for, and Merial, maker of the number one veterinary-recommended flea and tick preventative Frontline(r), and heartworm preventative Heartguard(r).

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