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Dog Adoption

The Love Story Our Columnist Didn't See Coming

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 11.28.2016 | OWN

Bariatric surgery is a scary proposition, and believe me, I was plenty scared. But I was also, as the endocrinologist explained, “profoundly diabeti...

These Dog Adoption Stories Will Make Your Day

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 08.31.2016 | OWN

Where do you turn when your heart is set on adopting a shelter dog who’s stuck in a different state? To Pilots N Paws, a nonprofit that, with the he...

At The End Of The Race: Life Or Death For Canine Athletes

Brie Witherspoon | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Brie Witherspoon

When professional athletes get injured during a game they are examined immediately. The clock stops and the fans wait with baited breath until the athlete either gets up and rejoins the game or is escorted off the field.

Pup Posing For Adoption Pics Can't Help But Be Adorably Awkward Self

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Good News

This Chihuahua knows how to work it for the puparazzi. A shelter pooch has finally found a home thanks to a series of photos that anyone who has taken...

Hard To Adopt Dogs Find Homes

Ken White | Posted 06.13.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

An open admissions shelter, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA accepts all animals from our community. That means many wonderful, healthy, friendly a...

Dog Who Was Born In A Shelter Can't Stop Kissing His New Baby

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.17.2016 | Good News

When a family in Iowa welcomed a baby girl into their home recently, a dog named Blake was among the first to greet her....

An Adoption Meant to Be

Pam Townsend | Posted 05.13.2016 | Good News
Pam Townsend

The phrase "meant to be" is used a lot...perhaps to excess. But a recent adoption at the animal welfare organization I work for truly is an example of something that was meant to be.

One Small Change Could Save The Lives Of Thousands Of Pit Bulls

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 03.29.2016 | Science

Our biases against pit bulls are so detrimental, according to new research, that they may even affect other dog breeds in adoption shelters. The pit b...

This Cafe Doesn't Have Pumpkin Spice, But It Does Have Puppies

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.27.2016 | Green

With cat cafes as popular as they are in the United States, it begs the question … why not dogs?...

The Unexpected Companion I Never Knew I Needed

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 03.16.2017 | Fifty
Cathy L. Mason

I love quiet. I really, really love quiet. And cleanliness, and order ... all the things I didn't have much when we had kids at home. We loved raising our children but now we're in a different chapter and the quiet is pretty nice. And so, of course, I looked at the local shelter's Adoptable Dogs page.

Sweet Goblin is Saved for a Better Life - Dog Rescue Success Story

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.17.2016 | Good News
Steve Rhode

Goblin was an amazing dog to fly. You could sense there were great things to happen for him in his new future. And as we learned, people had already made great sacrifices to save this stray.

Dog Just Can’t Stop Smiling Ever Since She Found A Home

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.06.2016 | Green

Kinta the Shiba Inu sure has a lot to smile about these days. But that wasn't always the case....

George Clooney Rescues Crippled Pup No One Else Wanted

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.28.2016 | Good News

It seems George Clooney and his wife, Amal, have developed a soft spot for rescue pups. Two months after the power couple rescued a dog that was found...

Politics As Unusual

Ken White | Posted 01.12.2017 | San Francisco
Ken White

Meet our Super-Pack, the only one which should have influence in your life.

Shy Shelter Dog Is VERY Excited About Being Adopted

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green

Much has been written about the impact adoption can have on the life of an unloved shelter pet — but words pale in comparison to seeing that unbridl...

'Golden Girls' Remake With Senior Dogs Is Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty

For years, Sophia, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche were four of our best friends. But now there's a new set of "Golden Girls" on the block, the four-legged ...

'Tis the Season for Virtual Adoption

Tracey Stewart | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Tracey Stewart

Through virtual adoption, we get the chance to meet the animals in our local shelter, engage with them and care for them. If we've got all the furry friends at home that we can handle, or if we're not in a position to adopt, virtual adoption allows us to take a shelter animal under our wing.

Dog Given Up For Being Too Clingy Finds New Family To Return The Love

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.23.2015 | Good News

Jubilee's former owner brought her to a Texas animal shelter on Friday, saying he was turning her over because "she always wants to be by my side." At...

How to Pick a Healthy Pup

Cesar Millan | Posted 11.04.2016 | Style
Cesar Millan

Picking a dog is a huge decision. Since you'll be spending the next decade or more with him, you need as close to a perfect fit as you can get.

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...

This Landlord Will Only Rent To Tenants Who Have Pit Bulls

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.30.2015 | Good News

Kara Montalbano is looking for some new tenants for her quiet three-bedroom home in Providence, Rhode Island. Ideally they'll be employed and respons...

No, It's Not All How They're Raised

Trish McMillan Loehr | Posted 08.24.2016 | Good News
Trish McMillan Loehr

Please, pit bull lovers, stop saying "it's all how they're raised." I know you mean well. But if you truly believe "it's all how they're raised," no stray shelter dog or abused dog would be safe to place in a home.

This Is What It Really Costs To Own A Dog

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

You can't put a price on love, especially when it comes to the love of a dog. But if you had to put a price on it, dog-boarding company Rover estimate...

Golden Retriever Puppy Gets A Lesson On How To Use A Slide

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.12.2015 | Good News

When you're hesitant to try new things, sometimes all you need is a little push in the right direction. Or in this case, a "pull." In this video, post...

Formerly Neglected Pit Bull Is 'Happy To Be Alive,' Gets Fresh Start In New Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.07.2015 | Good News

Rosebud the pit bull was very skinny and nearly hairless -- and yet utterly, disarmingly charming -- when Taylor Wilkes met her, in early July. "From...