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Dog Adoptions

Hubert The Dog Has Been Waiting A Long Time For His New Home, But Don't Give Up On Him Yet

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green

You could understand it if Hubert the dog, or the shelter where he lives, had given up hope by now of finding this guy a family of his own. Luckily, t...

At the Shelter: Can Sensory Input Influence Adoptions?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

I'm not suggesting that we "trick" anyone into feeling like they should adopt a dog; the last thing anyone wants is adopter's remorse and a return. But there's nothing wrong with making people feel as comfortable and receptive as possible when meeting their potential new best friend.

Friendship: Can It Withstand a Dog Adoption?

Liz Keller | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Liz Keller

Part of the animal rescue work I do is dog training. I have a reputation for taking in dogs who have "issues," with the goal of rehabilitating them. ...

This Ad Campaign Will Make You A Pit Bull Person. Seriously.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

As pit bull people ourselves, we really love this ad campaign. About a year and a half ago, a Memphis animal rescue group started putting out photo...

To the People Who Hate Us Because of Pit Bulls

Ken White | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Here's a fact about running a humane society which you might not know: Some people hate us (and I do mean hate) because we adopt out pit bulls, and some people hate us because we don't adopt out every pit bull brought to us.

Annemarie Dooling

Puppy Bowl 2012: A Happy Ending For One Fuzzy Player | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

On Sunday, Feb. 5, the players will enter the stadium, line up, and prepare to ... catch a tiny plastic football. That's right, the 59 fuzzy MVPs of t...

PHOTOS: Bring Home A New Friend For The Holidays

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

As long as you remember to poke holes in the box, a new pet is one of the best gifts you can put under the Christmas tree/Hanukah menorah/Festivus pol...

Overflowing New Mexico Animal Shelters Sending Dogs To Colo.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver

As a result of the New Mexico wildfires, animal shelters in the area have seen an influx of lost and stray animals. To open up more space for animal ...

PHOTOS: Adorable Dogs Needing A Home

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

Earlier this month, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals organized "Adoptapalooza" - a day focused on pet adoption, featuring over 100 dogs and cats...

Animal Rescue Of The Week: Perfect Pet Rescue (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Perfect Pet Rescue founder Nancy Sarnoff first began volunteering rescue coordinator for an organization in the San Fernando Valley about 18 years ago...

How to Keep Your Pet Safe This St. Patrick's Day

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wendy Diamond

Named after Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day will be paw-sitively event-filled.

Special Delivery: 1,800 Miles with 18 Rescued Dogs

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

For more than a month, The HSUS's animal fighting team has worked to rescue 200 dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation-- the largest single dogfighting yard that we've ever uncovered.

A Game-Changer For Shelter Pets

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Markarian

There's no question that we as a society need to do more to help homeless dogs and cats find loving families, and we are even seeing the issue of pet adoption enter the public policy arena.

Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day

Betsy Saul | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Betsy Saul

it is heartbreaking to see wonderful pets staying in shelters day after day, year after year -- just because they are too large or too shy, have broken limbs, or are the "wrong" color.

Biden in the Doghouse

Cheri Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheri Shankar

While the news of Biden and his new cute-as-all-get-out purebred German Shepherd puppy is generating lots of positive reports, many of us in the animal community are concerned.

Yesh, We Can--Adopt!

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Markarian

Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip MUTTS, will run a series of strips Monday through Saturday (Dec. 8-13) honoring the Obama family's decision to adopt a rescued dog.

A Mutt Like Me

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Markarian

So the question is whether it's possible for any family -- presidential or otherwise -- to balance their desire for a shelter dog with a child's allergies. My answer: "Yes we can!"

Web Site Saves Death Row Dogs

ABC News | Russell Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maxwell wasn't all bad; he just had a lot of energy. And that hangdog face? Well, it didn't mean he was guilty, he just couldn't help it. But his num...