Pethealth Inc.

Pethealth Inc.

June 24, 2010 12:34 ET

Website Helps Pet Owners Adopt the Pet They Want

WINSLOW, MAINE--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) - Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) – When Pat Byther was searching for a new pet recently, the first place she turned to was her computer.

Pat knew she wanted a rescue dog — preferably a Doberman mix — and found her perfect match on

Pat and her husband Jim, who live in Winslow, Maine, already had four cats when they met Bella, the young Doberman-mix they adopted from the Waterville Area Humane Society.

"In the past, I had a mixed Doberman dog and I like their traits — intelligent, alert, loyal and loving," says Pat. "I saw Bella online and my husband said okay, we'll look at her. When we got to the shelter, she was really shy; but she just looked in my eyes and I said, 'You're the one.'"

Petango was launched in May 2009 and is one of the nation's most visited websites for companion animal related content and is the only adoptable search site with live animal data feeds. Shelters that run PetPoint, (the leading web-based animal welfare management system developed by Pethealth), are able to capture detailed pet information upon surrender. When a pet is made available for adoption, all those details are published instantly on, including photographs, videos and the ability to submit an application directly to the shelter.

Pat was able to find Bella easily on because the website allows users to filter their searches for breed, gender, age, size and even color. It's also the only adoptable pet search site where every pet listed is generated from a live feed.

" has evolved into an online pet destination that allows people to research, adopt, shop, talk and live pets," says Susan Arts, Vice President of Marketing of Pethealth. "And when adopters and pet owners purchase pet medication and pet supplies at The Petango Store, every order placed generates a donation back to their local shelter", she adds.

Pat would "definitely" recommend, to people looking for shelter pets. She searches the site regularly for cats or dogs that would be a good fit for friends. Not only that, but searching online brings up all the latest additions. "When I saw Bella she was new; she had only been there for two days," says Pat. "Looking online is the best way because you can see if there's anything there you'll be interested in and you can go to the shelter then, instead of having to drive to the shelter once a week to check."

"Bella is great," adds Pat. "It's been a blessing that I got her. I tell everybody I was praying for a friend and God sent me Bella. She's just a sweetheart."

You can learn more about Bella's story, and find your own "best friend for life", at


Petango is the newest and most comprehensive adoptable pet search site to date. Petango offers a wide range of content-rich options for potential adopters, shelters and anyone who wants to learn more about pet adoption. It is the one-stop destination for anyone looking to adopt a pet from an animal welfare organization in North America. Petango is designed to serve both potential adopters and shelters. Petango is a service provided by Pethealth Services Inc., the provider of 24PetWatch Microchip Identification. Pethealth Services Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pethealth Inc.

About Pethealth

Pethealth is North America's second largest provider of medical insurance for dogs and cats to pet owners, operating in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, the Company is the leading provider of management software to North American animal welfare organisations through its SaaS-based application and is the leading provider of pet related database management services to the North American companion animal industry. Pethealth offers a unique range of products and services for veterinarians, shelters and pet owners through a number of wholly owned subsidiaries using a range of brand names including PetCare, 24PetWatch, Pet Protect, Petpals DirectShelterCare, PetPoint, and

Pethealth is based in Oakville, Ontario. To find out more about Pethealth, visit the web site at

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Pethealth Inc.
    Susan Arts - Vice President, Marketing
    (905) 842-2615