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Famous Facebook Dog Inspires Community to Take Over Shelter

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Rescue Idiot

Arbor, a former stray dog, has brought the Las Vegas community together to advocate for the local town shelter becoming a no-kill shelter.

@Canadog Is the Coolest Insta Feed About Rescue Dogs

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Her pictures highlight the big personalities of her three dogs who are all rescue or shelter dogs.

ER funds for Momma Daffodil, Marlin and Ben and Claudine

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rescue Idiot

Second Chance Rescue NYC is currently trying to raise funds for Sweet Daffodil who just had her babies just over a week ago and is now at the ER Vet f...

Respect Your Elders

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

Most people instantly feel some form of sadness when they walk into a diner and see an elderly person sitting alone; I often wonder why these emotions don't carry over universally towards senior animals. There are so many great reasons to consider adopting an older dog

Dog Thrown From Car Three Years Ago Still Needs Home

Caurie Putnam | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Caurie Putnam

Mocha-Chino, a beautiful pup from New Jersey, celebrates a not so celebratory milestone this month: three years living in a dog shelter.

What To Expect When You're Expecting (A New Kitty)

Robin A.F. Olson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Robin A.F. Olson

Your eyes meet across the room. It feels like love at first sight, but before you get to know the person, you’re whisked away to a strange place, wi...

Give Spay/Neuter Options to Those Who Need Them Most

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Matthew Bershadker

Could you imagine having to give up your pet because you couldn't afford to spay or neuter it? Sadly, in underserved communities in and around the greater L.A. area, the biggest obstacles to spaying and neutering pets -- which is critical to preventing animal homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary euthanasia -- come down primarily to issues of economics and geography.

When Animal Adoption Becomes a Chore: An Insider's Perspective

Pam Townsend | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Pam Townsend

As I methodically and meticulously filled out the multi-page adoption form, diligently answering questions ranging from where my dog would sleep and what food I would feed her, it never for a moment crossed my mind that my application would be denied. Why would it?

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.

What Is a No-Kill Shelter?

Rescue Idiot | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

While most individuals have heard the term "no-kill shelter," many don't know what it truly means.

Mariah Stewart

Hundreds of St. Louis Pets Strut Their Stuff At Mardi Gras Parade

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.09.2015 | Weird News

ST. LOUIS -- In celebration of Mardi Gras, St. Louis dogs (and one pig) gathered in the historic French neighborhood of Soulard to strut in the 22nd A...

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care.

For the Love of Animals

Marc Joseph | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

This "Love Your Pet Day," donate to animal shelters and organizations to help care for these innocent animals. Volunteer at your local shelter to help the animals cope with being alone. No one wants to be alone, and your simple act of kindness goes a long way for animals that don't have anyone.

Play with shelter animals online

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.14.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

There may be endless things to do on the internet, but did you know you can play with shelter animals right thorough your browser? iPet Companion ...

Cats vs. Dogs: Let's Call a Truce

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 03.09.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

Instead of sizing up cats against dogs, let's focus on appreciating and celebrating their differences just as we appreciate the differences among our friends.

Hundreds Of Lucky Dogs Find Care, Love At Rare Animal Shelter In Iran

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 12.11.2014 | Good News

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Man's best friend is seen as anything but in Iran, where city workers gun down strays and conservatives view pet dogs as a corru...

Help These Adorable Dogs Find Their Forever Homes By Christmas

Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

For many pups -- like Bo, the Obama’s adorable, frisbee-loving Portuguese water dog, or Insta-famous Manny the French Bulldog -- it truly is a dog...

Dog Who Spent Over 1,000 Days At A Shelter Finally Gets Perfect Loving Home

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.10.2014 | Good News

It took a while for this dog to find the love that she needed, but when she did, it happened to come from the perfect owner. Annie, a 13-year-old ...

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

Elsa The Kitten Saved From Severe Hypothermia, And Given A Fairy-Tale Ending

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.17.2014 | Good News

This little feline was on the verge of death when a shelter saved her life. Allison Baker of Denver, Colorado, got an urgent call on Thursday from...

How Tanzy the Paraplegic Kitten Surprised Everyone

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.29.2014 | Good News
Brandi Megan Granett

When Tanzy first came to Tabby's Place, no one knew whether or not she would survive the animal attack that left the day old kitten without the use of her back legs.

These Pets Are Often Overlooked For Being 'Less Adoptable,' But Really Just Need Some TLC

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News

Pets come in all shapes and sizes with their own unique quirks. While many furry friends are adopted as happy additions to loving families, there are ...

Adorable Photos Of Dogs Help Animal Rescue Group Recover After Devastating Fire

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News

These selfies that are helping an animal rescue organization are anything but selfish. On Thursday, Manchester Dogs' Home -- an organization in Man...

'Shelter Me' Producer Goes The Extra Mile To Help At-Risk Animals

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, dr...

This Abandoned Puppy Used To Fear Human Touch. Now He Can't Get Enough Lovin'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

Sometimes a little TLC can go a long way. Just ask Finn. The formerly homeless puppy still had baby teeth when the team at Hope for Paws discovered...