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Here's Why You Should Take A Shelter Dog Home For The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.30.2015 | Good News

Teeny lived up to her name. The Chihuahua/corgi mix was so young and little when she was discovered as a stray in Northern Virginia, that she couldn't...

Shelter Pets Pose For Retro Yearbook Photos And It's Glorious

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.23.2015 | Good News

These back to school photos of shelter pets are giving us a really good education in adorableness. Extra credit for Barbara Hutcherson, acting direct...

Arin Greenwood

People Lined Up At 4 A.M. To Adopt These Adorable Pit Bull Puppies | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News

Updated on June 15, 2015: 3:34 p.m. EDT Folks lined up in the middle of the night last week, outside an animal shelter in Northern Virginia. Th...

Arin Greenwood

How Fun And Games Literally Saved These At-Risk Pit Bulls' Lives | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News

Five of the nicest dogs Kristen Auerbach ever met came to her Northern Virginia shelter last week. They're all pit bulls. And they'd been selected...

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...

Canines Bred To Be Eaten Are Rescued From Dog Meat Farm, Given New Lives in US

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.08.2015 | Good News

These lucky pups just escaped a sad fate. Twenty-three canines from a dog meat farm outside of Seoul, South Korea, who spent most of their lives i...

Stormy's Owners Gave Him Up When He Went Blind, But His Future Is Looking Bright

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green

Stormy is a friendly, blind 5-year-old dog who recently lost his home after losing his ability to see. "He’s five years old and healthy in every ...

Elves Deliver Shelter Puppies To The Luckiest Kids In The World

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.16.2014 | Good News

Three elves delivered a newly adopted puppy to four lucky kids last Friday. We love every single thing about this The elves came courtesy of t...

We Borrowed A Shelter Dog To Go Hiking. You Can -- And Totally Should -- Too

Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
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I'd heard about -- and desperately wanted to try -- programs that let visitors take shelter dogs out hiking. It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for going for a hike. So my friend and I -- and my dog Murray -- stopped by a local animal shelter to pick up a dog to join us.

This Husky And Kitten Are 'Match Made In Heaven,' Make Us Want To Adopt Every Shelter Animal

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News

Barbara Autrey was sure she'd struck photographic gold when one of her assistants got the idea to have Kim the kitten pose underneath Ninja the husky'...

These 55 Pit Bulls Might Lick You To Death

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

About a year ago, the city animal shelter in Nashville, Tenn., reversed a longstanding policy of not adopting out the many pit bulls and pit bull-type...

Shelter's Valentine's Day Snugglefest Thwarted By Lack Of Kittens... So Puppies Will Help Out!

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.10.2014 | Good News

Ordinarily, an animal shelter running out of kittens would be great news. But when it happens right before a heavily-promoted Valentine's Day pupp...

Squee! One Shelter Is Making Pit Bulls Look Impossibly Cute.. And Adoptions Are Higher Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Bam Bam the pit bull spent six months at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, just outside D.C. in Northern Virginia. "He was a dog who just natural...

Police: Pit Bull Stabbed In Neck

Posted 07.06.2012 | DC

There's been another disturbing animal attack in Northern Virginia. Police are looking for help finding the person who stabbed a young dog in the neck...