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Couple Takes Old Dog Hiking In The Most Ingenious, Adorable Way

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.12.2015 | Good News

The first time Melissa Lipani and her husband, Adam Holmes, went hiking with their foster dog, Luna, they figured she might actually use ...

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month Isn't Over Yet, And These Pups Are Still Dreaming Of Homes

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

Dog lovers, we've almost reached the end of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month -- aka October -- and there are still some really wonderful dogs who haven't yet...

It's National Feral Cat Day, and Here's What You Need to KNow

Gregory Castle | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Gregory Castle

While we may have little to defend against a zombie apocalypse, when it comes to the plight of community cats - we know the answer, and we will continue to fight for their right to live.

Little Piggies Make The Most Adorable Chewing Sounds

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.03.2015 | Weird News

Most of us wouldn't want to see or, more to the point, hear humans eating loudly, would we? No, definitely not. Banish the thought. These baby pigs, t...

Mythological Creatures I Have Known

Francis Battista | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Francis Battista

Dogs, like people are individuals and should be treated and evaluated as individuals, not by the blanket categories of breed or appearance. Too many dogs have senselessly lost their lives simply for being born with a big head and a muscular looking body, but the tide has turned.

This Is What Happens When Dogs Run A Kissing Booth

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Good News

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5 Ways to Help Pit Bull-Type Dogs

Francis Battista | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Francis Battista

That pit bulls have an image problem is an understatement and that translates into a shelter adoption problem that leaves many pit bull-type dogs to languish and perish in American animal shelters. So how can you help?

Emergency Responses To Pets Have Improved After Katrina, Make For More Happy Endings

AP | Sally Lauckner | Posted 08.20.2015 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outside the nearly 2,000 human fatalities from Hurricane Katrina, the disaster displaced or killed hundreds of thousands of ...

Puppy Parties: The Latest in Prime-Time Support of Puppy Mills

Francis Battista | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green
Francis Battista

Who doesn't love a pile of puppies? With all the soft fur and puppy breath, the never-ending cuteness is irresistible. So imagine being offered a chance to have a pile of puppies delivered to your door to help pump up the fun at your kid's birthday party. But is this promoting puppy mills?

We Guarantee You'll Feel Happier After Watching This Pit Bull 'Swim' In Her Ball Pit

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.12.2015 | Good News

A video posted by Best Friends Animal Society (@bestfriendsanimalsociety) on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:42am PDT You may see this gloriously joyou...

Help Shelter Cats As A Volunteer Snuggler At These Kitten Nurseries

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.31.2015 | Good News

How would you like to spend your free time as a volunteer baby kitten snuggler?  Can we sweeten the deal by pointing out that the snuggling takes...

A History of Best Friends Animal Society

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
The Next Ten Challenge

In cooperation with our longstanding partner, Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the ...

How A Pit Bull Can Change The World: The Incredible Legacy Of Ray The Vicktory Dog

Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News
Arin Greenwood

I hear it's very exciting to meet a movie star or musician, for some people. In my waggy world, it's big shot dogs. And Ray is a titan.

Arin Greenwood

The Unstoppable Rise Of Shelter Pets | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.08.2015 | Good News

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

Cat Lovers: The Event We've Been Dreaming Of Is Happening

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.29.2015 | Weird News

For two glorious days in June, cat lovers' every fancy will be fulfilled. CatConLA -- delightfully billed as Comic-Con for cat people, and taking p...

Giving Michael Vick's Former Dogs a 'Fighting' Chance Changed the Face of Animal Welfare

Jacqueline Johnson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Jacqueline Johnson

The Bad Newz Kennels bust captured the attention of dog lovers all across the country. Eight years later, these 48 dogs have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that fighting was something that was forced on them -- not something they were born to do. Once they had the opportunity to become companions, they took it and ran with it.

Meet 17 Huge Rescue Dogs Who Are Just Looking For A Little Love

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green

You may be aware of a dog named Hulk, who, at some 175 pounds, has been billed as the world's largest pit bull. But you might not be aware of why ...

For the Love of Animals

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.04.2015 | 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.

This Is Chewy. He And 50 Other Amazing Animals Need A Home.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

This little teddy bear of a dog had a loving home for the first 9 years of his life, but Chewy's situation changed and his family could no longer keep...

Why We Shouldn't Sugarcoat the Deaths of Thousands of Shelter Pets Every Day

Francis Battista | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Francis Battista

Let's all work together to make this practice a relic of the past, but we can't pretend that taking the lives of homeless pets when alternatives exist to save them is anything other than killing.

Arin Greenwood

2015 Is Off To A Great Start For This State's Pit Bulls! | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green

Captain Cowpants has a great reason for that big pit bull grin of his: As of January 1, no jurisdiction in this handsome pup's home state of Utah can ...

Bela The Dog, Sentenced To Death In Owner's Will, Gets A Great New Life At Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

It's a very happy new year for Bela the dog and the many people who worried about the 9-year-old German shepherd's fate. After an 1,800-mile trip t...

Arin Greenwood

Dog Sentenced To Die In Owner's Will May Have Second Chance | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green

Connie Ley, an Indiana woman who died in November, put in her will two provisions for her dog, Bela: The healthy German shepherd could either be eutha...

Cat Hiking Is A Real Thing. A Real, Wonderful Thing That You Can Experience

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

Every day at Best Friends animal sanctuary in southern Utah, cats are fitted up with a harness and leash and taken for an amble through the spectacula...

These Pups Would Like To Remind You It's 'Adopt A Shelter Dog Month'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

The details of how these 52 dogs came to be available for adoption are varied, inspiring and sometimes tragic. Sophie, it's thought, was used as a ...