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How Badass Senior Dog Steve McQueen Spent His Retirement

Sara Alize Cross | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Sara Alize Cross

On Nov 9, 2013, Steve McQueen passed away peacefully in his dog bed at home in Staten Island. Two years before, he sat waiting to be killed in a con...

Rescue Road Trip Finds Shelter Dogs Forever Homes

HooplaHa | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

There is an abundance of shelter dogs in the deep south. That's why Greg Mahle founded a transport service called Rescue Road Trip to relieve these unwanted dogs from their death sentence and ship them north to the arms of loving and eager canine owners.

8 Essential Steps to Bringing a New Dog into the Home

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Cesar Millan

In order to have a well-balanced dog, we have to teach her the house rules, and set boundaries and limitations from the get-go. The message you send your dog the moment she enters your home for the first time is critical, because it immediately establishes the ground rules in your dog's mind.

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 ...

This Inseparable Father And Son Doggie Duo Have Love, Now They Just Need A Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

This handsome pair of dogs is Oscar and Olyvar, a father-and-son duo who came into an Indiana shelter together last spring. Staff quickly learned they...

Pit Bull Who Survived Abuse Wears Adorable Outfits To Protect Damaged Skin

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.19.2015 | Good News

It's not just for sartorial effect that Diamond the pit bull wears her fabulous getups. The dog was about 8 years old when she came into Atlant...

Why I Love the Go Daddy Puppy Commercial

Karen Dawn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

Finally an ad that shows the truth about breeding. Animal advocates are protesting this? They should have produced it.

Four Years in a Dog Kennel and Still No Home

Caurie Putnam | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Caurie Putnam

As a dog owner, I feel guilty leaving my hounds in their kennel for even a few hours. Dogs belong with their human companions; curled up by the fire, lounging on the couch, chilling by the fridge hoping to snag a piece of dropped cheese.

Featured Adoptable Pet(s) of the Day

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

Wilma (a chocolate lab) and Betty (a black lab) were found together, dumped on the street. They are 10-plus years old and would love a comfy home to live their last few years in.

Polite Shelter Pets Show Us The Right Way To Do Christmas Dinner

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.18.2014 | Good News

It took a little wrangling to make it look like these 13 dogs -- and one patient cat -- have better etiquette than any of your human family members. ...

You Definitely Want This Pit Bull Calendar Up On Your Wall

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green

Pictures of the cutie-pie dogs would have been enough. The Unexpected Pit Bull's 2015 calendar is not only replete with the most adorable of canine...

A Lot of People Worked Together to Save About 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Jen Reeder | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

One of the fun things about being a pet writer is that people send me interesting story ideas out of the blue. So when I got on email on Sunday, November 23 about the rescue of almost 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels the day before, I started making calls to learn more.

TV Event Aims To Help Thousands Of Dogs Find Homes

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a di...

These Adorable Puppies Are Shaking It For All The Right Reasons

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green

Wet puppies photographed mid-jiggle! What could be better? How about that Oregon-based photographer Carli Davidson's new book, Shake Puppies, also...

Pit Bull Abandoned After Fire Has No Hard Feelings For Humans, Just Wants A Forever Home

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News

If you have a pulse, you're going to have a hard time resisting the charms of Popeye the pit bull, who was abandoned by his family after a house fire....

Jessica's Haven & Rescue: Special People, Special Dogs

Maggie Sergio | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Maggie Sergio

What has evolved is an educational program that works with the local community, and across the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica's Haven & Rescue has a vocational skills training program that operates four days a week in addition to rescuing and finding homes for unwanted dogs.

Mila The Rescue Pit Bull Keeps Her Eyes On The Prize, Catches 30 Treats In A Row

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.17.2014 | Good News

Mila the pit bull could probably have gone on catching treats forever if her foster mom, Kim Seidl, hadn't run out. But she still nabbed a whopping 30...

'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...

8 Reasons To Share The Love On National Dog Day

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

It's National Dog Day, and at HuffPost Green we're celebrating all the reasons dogs really are our best friends. Where would we be without them? S...

Rescue Chihuahua Gets Forever Home With Built-In BFF

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News

Crystal Coleman was an easy mark for the little 2-year-old Chihuahua mix at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Northern Virginia. "We had vi...

Swipe Right On Tinder For Some Puppy Love

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green

Forget the excited flurry of texts when you're first getting to know someone, or the Instagrammed new couple pictures that you proudly tag #nofilter -...

Amber Genuske

Pit Bulls Are Dogs Too, You Know (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Genuske | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green

This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage. Pit bulls are just like any other dog -- they are slobbery, sweet creatures who want...

Deaf, Formerly Mistreated Pup Is So Happy In New Home He Wags His Tail In Delight As He Sleeps

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News

When Frank was a puppy, his future did not seem very promising. According to owner Rafael Borges' video description, when he adopted the dog, Fran...

Who Comes First: You or Your Dog?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

We all have an idea of what we'd like life to be like with our dogs. Depending on our own lifestyle, we might need a dog to be social around kids, be athletic, dog-friendly, or any of a host of traits. But sometimes the dog we get is not the dog we want.

Shelter Dogs 'Rescue' Office Workers From Sad, Lonely Cubicles For Lunchtime Walks

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.20.2014 | Good News

Most dog adoption events publicize the poor pups in need of rescuing, but one shelter decided to turn the tables and show that maybe we are the ones w...