Animal Planet is creating a new show based on the pet-adoption website Petfinder.com. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable channel acquired the site last year.

The show will match different families with their ideal pets. The series will run for thirteen hourlong episodes. Jarod Miller is all set to host the program, which will premiere in the first half of 2008.

Animal Planet's Marjorie Kaplan stated, "A TV show that helps pets find the right home and people find the right pet makes a lot of sense for our brand. The whole idea is that we're doing a show that is on Animal Planet but could be on broadcast TV. It's designed to compete with other entertainment options in primetime television."

Petfinder is currently shooting in and around Los Angeles.

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