My name is Celine and I'm a third year student at UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine. I found that there needs to be a better system to connect disabled animals online because I had the hardest time looking for a precious wheelchair dog. Therefore, I am in the process of making http://www.disabledanimal.com This is a classification system to where people can list their animals for free and it is completely dedicated to disabilities. If you do, please take the time to list your wonderful disabled animals on the automated site. I was so frustrated at petfinder because you can't classify all of them as "special needs" and expect people to sort through 1,000 + hits. It's bare bones right now but I'm going to do my best to make it well-established. You have full control over the listings just like in petfinder. There are also additional categories such as "senior" and "medical" for issues such as diabetes and hip dysplasia.
Please help me to spread the word! Please disregard this e-mail if you have already received it before. I'm trying to tell as many people as possible. And of course, please still cross-post with sites like petfinder.com to help your adoptable pets to get exposure
This website is already getting attention. It will be in DogWorld Magazine in February or March 2011 and Fetch Magazine in Wisconsin. Dogster.com has written an article due out soon and LA Times animal blog has picked up on it as well.
University of Georgia
College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM Class of 2012