Well, hello there and welcome to the Furkidz website. You're well on the way to finding your perfect match of canine or feline companion.
If you haven't ever visited this site before, we want you to enjoy the experience, and to assist you, so we've outlined just a couple of quick hints on best use of the site, along with why we're here.
Furkidz has grown in response to the increasing number of homeless and unwanted dogs or cats, who've been forgotten and overlooked by people buying directly from backyard breeders or pet shops.
We visit a large number of shelters in a variety of locations to interact with and photograph their dogs and cats and to provide you a brief online description to entice you, and convince you that adoption is THE option.
How to use this site:
To save you time, we've added a range of search options (check out our FurKidz Finder on the top left hand side)
The first filter option asks what type of pet you're looking for, and then, and often most popular option, is simply tosearch by region to find your nearest shelter, and make the time to visit. You'll have the opportunity meeting a range of pure and mixed breed dogs and cats, of varying ages, sizes, colours and gender, making it a simple solution when choosing your next pet.
Alternatively, once you've entered your type of pet and your region, you can also use advanced filters for breed, age, size, colour or gender if you're looking for more specific attributes.
We invite you to enter your preferences, to view our Furkidz, already sterilised, healthy and vaccinated, and just patiently waiting for someone like you, to call their own. The ones you'll initially see here, are a small selection from our last shelter visit and just some of the wonderful animals we've photographed who're waiting for adoption at HAWS, in Hartbeespoort.
Enter your choice off pet, and region, to reveal more equally amazing animals just ready and waiting for new homes with people with big hearts - people like you.
FurKidz is a public, non-profit organisation (NPO No 082-865), founded to assist Animal Shelters across Southern Africa in re-homing their animals.
Furkidz.co.za provides an easily searchable, comprehensive database of rescue pets and we hope with our FurKidz Finder you will find your perfect match.
To create, maintain and provide an online database of homeless animals in Southern Africa
To increase South African public awareness to the large amount of homeless animals
To promote the adoption of shelter animals with a view to eliminating euthanasia of healthy animals
To support animal welfare organizations in Southern Africa through the provision of resources, services and activities
To function as a platform of engagement for animal lovers, adopters, animal welfare organizations, shelters and SPCA's
To generate and distribute funds to homeless animals and animal welfare organizations in Southern Africa
To generate funds for the successful operation of FurKidz.co.za
Find your FurKidz with our FurKid Finder
Find Animal Welfare and Rescue Organisations with our Shelter Finder
Find new homes for your FurKidz by Becoming a member
Help and Donate by browsing through our FurKid in Need and Urgent Section
Chat and discuss everything related to animals and much more in our Forum
Find friends that share your interests in our Forum
Find or Offer Foster Homes in our Classifieds
Find or Offer Pet sitters in our Classifieds
Find or Offer Trainer / Behaviorists in our Classifieds
Find a vet in our Classifieds
Find or Offer Pet Groomers in our Classifieds
Read interesting and informative articles in our Library
Learn about the campaigns and work of your nearby shelters in our Shelter News
Read interesting animal news in our News Section