RescueGroups API provides technology solutions for animal rescue and shelter organizations. is different because we are community focused, and do not have any advertising or logo requirements associated with our data sharing. We provide completely free (no cost and no advertisements or requirements) access to our database of adoptable pets (dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and dozens of additional species) to anyone that wants to promote pet adoption. provides three adoptable pet data APIs: REST - full download of hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets, descriptions and pictures SOAP - live queries with a SOAP API (replaced with the json API below) HTTP/json - live queries with json. The HTTP/json API provides programmatic access to both public and private data objects including animals, contacts, web pages, events, etc. Also, the HTTP/json API is the only UPDATEABLE rescue/shelter API available. Our clients and ASPs can build their management systems on top of the platform using the updateable API. Please visit our website for detailed information on our APIs and how to get started.