Q: What is a pet list API?
A: The Adopt-a-Pet.com API (Application Programming Interface) is a series of tools that allows partners to use Adopt-a-Pet.com's pet adoption features and pet data in other applications.
Q: I am building a website for a shelter that would like to use your API to list their pets for adoption on their website. Please let me know how.
A: That's great you're helping a shelter with their website! To use our Shelter/Rescue Pet List API please log in to that shelter's Adopt-a-Pet.com account and request an API key here:
The Pet List API documentation is there too.
XML outputs will no longer be supported starting in 2022.
Many website designers find it easiest to use the prebuilt customizable "Portable Pet List" scrolling code we offer, which is also available after you log in to that shelter's account at