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Our Rescue Dog Was The Addition To My Family I Never Knew We Needed

Stephanie Land | Posted 06.16.2015 | Divorce
 Stephanie Land

I'd tried to talk myself out of this many times. I knew this could go very, very badly in quite a number of ways. But I saw too much of myself in this dog. I knew what she needed. We had that understanding already.

How She Does It: The Making of Sophie Gamand's Flower Power Series

This Dog's Life | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green
This Dog's Life

Hundreds upon hundreds of synthetic flower petal crowns travel with Gamand on her shelter trips to ensure she finds the right look for each dog.

These Dogs Are Shaking Paint Everywhere For All The Right Reasons

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green

Forget Beethoven. For these pups, it's perfectly all right to shake to their hearts' content. A new art campaign called Canismo has given creat...

Libby The Pit Bull Survived Death Row And Is Becoming A Police Dog

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

Against all odds, this pup has persevered. Libby the pit bull is about to complete her training as a drug detection dog. She'll be working in the ...

Blind Dogs Are Getting A Second Chance Thanks To This Simple Device

The Huffington Post | Alexa Liacko | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

One woman’s desire to help her 12-year-old blind poodle inspired her to create a device that protects vision-impaired dogs. Now, the device is b...

Rescue Road Trip Finds Shelter Dogs Forever Homes

HooplaHa | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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.

Pilots Donate Time, Fuel To Fly Dogs Facing Euthanasia To Rescue Shelters

The Associated Press | Sue Manning | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do. Thousands of pooches facing euthanasia — some just ho...

Shelter Dogs In California Find Forever Homes Faster Thanks To DNA Tests

The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2015 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it'...

Shelter Uses DNA Tests To Spur Adoptions Of Unique Breeds

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it'...

7 Reasons People Dump Their Dog

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

When I hear someone badmouthing their dog's behavior, I wonder what they do when an appliance breaks. Usually when things breakdown, people call a repairman who identifies the problem, fixes the issue, and disappears into the night.

These Photos of Shelter Dogs as Famous Authors Are Awesome

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

I'm an English major, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and big fan of animal rescue, so my heart did cartwheels when I heard about "Poetic Dogs."

How A Single Photograph Can Help Save The Life Of A Shelter Dog

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green

For thousands of shelter animals around the world, a single picture can be the defining factor between adoption, or death. During a visit to Cyrpus...

Arin Greenwood

Dr. Laura Says Pit Bulls 'Should All Be Put Down,' Learns Dog Lovers Feel Otherwise

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green

In a recent segment about how to avoid loneliness, sometimes shocking SiriusXM radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger suggested that all pit bull...

Help These Adorable Dogs Find Their Forever Homes By Christmas

Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment

For many pups -- like Bo, the Obama’s adorable, frisbee-loving Portuguese water dog, or Insta-famous Manny the French Bulldog -- it truly is a dog...

VP Biden's Son Beau Adopts Mississippi Shelter Pup

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green

EUPORA, Miss. (AP) — A dog abandoned in Mississippi has a new home with the vice president's son — Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. ...

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...

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

Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Arin Greenwood

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.

These Pups Would Like To Remind You It's 'Adopt A Shelter Dog Month'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

The details of how these 52 dogs came to be available for adoption are varied, inspiring and sometimes tragic. Sophie, it's thought, was used as a ...

Do You Know Your Dog's Emotional IQ?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

I believe that training isn't about dominance and control; it's about parenting and responsibility. Parents direct children, children listen (most of the time) and feel safer when they have a good role model at the helm. Training boils down to teaching our human language as a second language to dogs.

The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to ...

Rescue Dog With Special Needs Can Only Eat From Her High Chair, But She Loves The View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News

At first glance, Annie appears to be your average border collie mix. She spends her days hiking, taking long walks, playing fetch and lounging around ...

Who Rescued Whom? Shelter Dogs and Prison Inmates Give Each Other a New 'Leash' on Life

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Five dogs. 12 weeks. Increased compassion. Better sleep. More patience. Peace of mind. Improved relationships. Smiles. Opened hearts. Expressed emotions. More unconditional love. At a maximum security prison. And the dogs didn't charge for their services.

Shelter Dog Makeovers Prove Every Stray Is Handsome Underneath

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.11.2014 | Good News

When was the last time a widely publicized beauty makeover made the world a better place? The jury is still out on makeovers for people, but shelte...

This Workout Will Make You Feel Like A Shelter Dog

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

There's a workout that will show you what it's like to be a shelter dog. Has there ever been a less appealing come-on? Well, that's kind of the point....

Moving Image Shows 2 Shelter Dogs Who Turned To Each Other For Love And Companionship

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

All creatures need comfort and companionship, not just humans. A photo of two shelter dogs who, without a real home and people to love them, found ...