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Pet Parents Place Helps Connect Past and Present Owners of Rescue Pets for Free

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 9, 2021

On its website, Pet Parents' Place also shares pet support, a directory of pet-friendly programs, including pet reception, lost and found, a blog, the opportunity to sign up for the newsletter, and the contribution of funds to animal welfare organizations.

FREMONT, CA: Connie Bekavac has always rescued adult shelter dogs and worried about their history, much as many other pet owners have done. As a result, Pet Parents Place was developed to connect past and present pet parents online. The platform is a charitable initiative on Connie's part and is free to use for adults and children, without ads. As COVID-19 sees more people employed at home, millions of pets have been rescued. But with the financial difficulty of the pandemic, many people had to give up their cherished dogs. Pet Parents Place will connect both of them online.

"Right now, with COVID-19, a lot of people are home and adopting a lot of pets," Bekavac said.  "On the other side, people are losing their jobs and thus housing and can't keep their pets. There's a lot of action going on with rescues right now," she explained.

The figures appear to support Bekavac's attitude to something: nearly 6.5 million dogs and cats join U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of these, almost 3.2 million have been rescued, and about 710,000 have been successfully returned to their owners.

Here is how the Pet Parents Place website works:

• Users register with only their first name and email address to reduce the possibility of the former user seeking to get their pet back.

• Users will then input information on their pet, such as the breed, the microchip ID number and the city and state where the animal was abandoned or missing, and a photo.

• Until all the necessary information is entered, the machine scans the animal database that fits the description given and shows the results.

• If the result matches with a pet that is already licensed, an email warning will be sent.

On its website, Pet Parents' Place also shares pet support, a directory of pet-friendly programs, including pet reception, lost and found, a blog, the opportunity to sign up for the newsletter, and the contribution of funds to animal welfare organizations.