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Adopting a Pet.

A Pet and Me

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

I mailed in the cat application and went to the county animal shelter to look for a dog. The first pen by the entrance had a giant tortoise in it. I'd ruled out tortoises, so I went on.

We Love Shelter Pets! According To This Report, You Do Too

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

Shelter pets are the best! You know it, we know it and a new report shows we're far from alone in holding -- possibly also hugging and cuddling -- thi...

Apparently, You Can Teach An (17-Year) Old Dog New Tricks

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The time Pepé spent with us gave us the unexpected gift of wonder. Watching this little dog who was abandoned at the end of his life adapt to new surroundings was wondrous in itself. But every day with him was a gift.

My Dog Saved My Life: What It Means to Really Live and Love

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Yes, my best friend is sick -- but he's still here. I can still hold his paw and cuddle with him. It's these moments that really matter. And through this experience, I've learned a lot about what matters in life.

Dog Days Are Over (Thanks to the Dog)

Andrew Cotto | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

I was cool with the job change and the Caribbean excursion. But a dog? I'd been fighting this for years.

Thinking of Adopting a Pet for the Holidays?

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

While we strategize ways to prevent the births of unwanted pets through targeted spay/neuter programs, this is a time during which many homes consider adding a four-legged family member to the household.

Annie Happened to Me

Liz Keller | Posted 01.28.2013 | Good News
Liz Keller

The vet left me alone in the room with Annie and I asked her, "Are you ready to go?" She kissed me as I spoke. She was tired. She lay in my arms, kissing my face so gently.