Let's face it, our pets are important to us. We love them, we're proud of them, we think our pets are the best in all the world. Sometimes we want to talk about them, show them off or get advice on their care. Thanks to the internet, there are numerous places we can go to do just that. Groups of friendly pet lovers from around the globe gather at these sites to talk about the animals they share their lives with. You will be welcomed too.
PET WEB SITE - The Pet Web Site Forums are not just for dogs and cats. Here you can discuss everything from pet birds or ferrets or horses or rabbits, among others. Boasting over 5000 topics and over 4500 members, this site stays active. There are links to articles and stores as well. Worth a stop-by.
PETS KEEPERS GUIDE - Pets Keepers is a friendly forum covering the gamut in types of animal categories as well. They have a busy aquarium and pond fish section as well. There is also a classified board where members can buy, sell and trade pet products. There are currently over 9000 active members. Off topic discussions are welcomed too. Don't forget to check out the insect and arthropod forum
PET LOVERS - This is a pretty comprehensive site that takes things a little further than just discussing your pets. Animal-lovers can mingle at the Pet Central Cafe and they do encourage photos of both you and your pet at The Pet Portraits Central. There is also a category to talk about animals and pets in your favorite books or movies. Included on this site is an animal rights discussion board as well as classified ads and other features.
PAW TALK - Paw Talk takes animals seriously. With over 9000 members, this site covers issues as well as pets. There are pet product reviews and a forum to post articles or anything else having to do with animal welfare or legal issues and rights. They also offer a category to list lost pets or rescue and transportation needs. Animals in the wild is an interesting forum. The reptile and amphibian forum is very active on this site.
Animal Forum - Animal Forum is a comprehensive discussion site that not only cares about household pets but all the creatures in the world. Animal lovers can enjoy general discussion as well as member photos, humor and animal-related poetry. Whether you're interested in advice on dog behavior or want to raise chickens, Animal Forum covers it all. The site is friendly and maintains a personal touch. There is even a section to remember the beloved pets who have passed.
PET FORUMS - This UK based site has over 25,000 members. It is a busy forum with up-to-date news and lively discussions. Pet photos are welcomed and encouraged. There's a user contributed pet encyclopedia being added to every day. They tout themselves as a fast growing and fun community and they are. Pet Forums has a rather large poultry discussion forum which includes chickens, ducks and turkeys.
MY PETS PALS - My Pets Pals is a plain jane web site but it remains quite active. There are over 26, 000 members covering over 55,000 topics. Though dogs and cats are discussed, the bird lovers category has the most participation. They are a no nonsense forum that seems to steer clear of the more exotic pets or controversy.
Pet Ca - Based in Canada, Pet Ca is an information center for "dogs, cats and humans". With over a million posts and almost 50,000 members, this free and active community covers a lot of ground. Members are friendly and helpful. The site encourages pet photo sharing and offers contests and product reviews. There's a link to a game arcade as well as other fun features. Training, pet food and breed information have their own categories. Don't forget to check out the "free stuff" link.
PET PEOPLES PLACE - Pet Peoples Place is not only interested in pets but also in the people that own them. It is a friendly community with links to current news articles concerning pets. They offer polls and a lot of information on breeding, health and other issues. They encourage you to ask questions on any pet-related topic. There are thousands of active members and many featured topics to explore.
VIVAPETS - Vivapets is a global pet community with members from all over the world. Everything is included here and they invite you to broadcast what's on your mind. There are photo galleries, videos and blogs and a special category for farm pets. They want you to share your pet stories. They have a pet of the week feature and places where you can vote for the cutest animal. You can advertise your pet business here as well.