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6 Things To Know About Foster-Adoption

Danielle Helzer | Posted 10.19.2016 | Parents
Danielle Helzer

My husband and I entered the world of foster-adopt with a narrow no frame of reference to prepare us. We only wanted to be parents. After infertility ...

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.

'Problem Child' Cat Who Went Through 5 Foster Homes Finds Perfect Owner

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.30.2016 | Good News

This kooky cat might've rubbed some the wrong way, but the perfect owner came along to embrace the feline's funky attitude. Kitty the cat, who lives ...

Raising Children with So-Called Behavioral Issues - Why It's Worth It

Maria Montgomery | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

The other day after a cold dip in the pool at night I asked my little boy if he wanted some hot and spicy food? "Yes. And warm hugs," was the reply. I...

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...

Blind, Sick, Elderly Dog Spends His First Christmas In A Loving Home

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

Brunie Drumond brought home a blind, sick, elderly shelter dog in mid-December, not knowing if he'd make it to Christmas. She hoped he would. She want...

Pup Who Escaped Euthanasia Wears Teeny PJs To Protect His Fragile Skin

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.19.2015 | Good News

If only little Ollie Knucks here were wearing these cow print pajamas -- cow print pajamas! -- just to warm our hearts. The sweet getup is mostly, sad...

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 her own four ...

The Faithful Shopper, for the Felines: Couture Cats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.17.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's no wonder that for many people cats are the "purr-fect" pet. Why not treat your favorite feline to a visit at one of New York City's chic cat-centric centers?

We Can Do Better Than This: The Foster Care Bill of Rights

Danielle Gletow | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

The fact that the state of Delaware, or any state for that matter, needs to have a formal law carefully outlining such basic definitions of quality care concerned me greatly. It concerned me, but unfortunately I can't say it surprised me.

Your Next Coworker Might Be A Shelter Cat

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2015 | Good News

If you live in Florida, your next temporary coworker might be a cat. "Office Cats" is a new program out of the Humane Society of Broward County. The s...

Arin Greenwood

'Kitten Rentals' Are The Purr-fect Way To Get Your Cat Fix And Help Homeless Animals | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

So many great ideas have come out of Silicon Valley. The newest: kitten rentals from an animal shelter. People familiar with animal fostering will ...

These Foster Kittens Love Being Bottle Fed So Much They Can't Stop Wiggling Their Ears

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

Waffle, Pancake, Muffin, Hash Brown and Biscuit are a group of month-old kittens known as the "breakfast bunch." Their names speak to hearty meals...

This Loving Pit Bull Made A Man Out Of Her Buddy With This Kiss

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News

These two rescue pit bulls are just like any best friends -- inseparable, loyal and sure to ham it up in front of the camera. Post by 4 Paws 4 Re...

A Fair Exchange

Pam Townsend | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Townsend

Such a decision can be painful almost beyond bearing, but when life has become a struggle rather than a celebration, it is also, I believe, the greatest gift we can give our animal companions... and the price we pay for their extraordinary gift to us: the gift of companionship.