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Shelter Dogs

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...

NFL Player Gives A ‘Not-So-Adoptable’ Shelter Dog A Forever Home

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News

Here is a tail that will make you smile. On Saturday, Ronnie Stanley, the rookie left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, walked into the Baltimore Anima...

Is the End in Sight for the Use of Shelter Dogs in Experiments in the US?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

If you've ever had the unfortunate experience of having your beloved dog go missing then you know firsthand the anguish and despair that brings. The l...

Boy With Autism Helps Rescue Dogs Get Socialized By Reading To Them

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.20.2016 | Good News

One boy's puppy love made these rescue pooches more comfortable. Jacob Tumalan, a 6-year-old with autism, reads to shelter dogs every week at the Car...

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....

Shelter Dog Who Went Viral For Crying Just Met His New Parents

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.01.2016 | Good News

After nearly 10 months of living in a shelter, Juice was starting to get worn out....

They Gave A Sick Puppy A Peaceful Place To Die — But She Lived Instead

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.02.2016 | Good News

When Mary and her three daughters moved to Ankara, Turkey, for her husband's job, they decided they wanted to do something to give back to their new c...

Dog Just Stares At Wall After His New Family Returned Him

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.19.2016 | Green

A dog doesn't get many signs that things aren't working out with his family....

Brave Dog Who Lost Her Paws Meets Her Forever Family

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green

"Don't ever question who can defy the odds," Shannon Keith, president of Animal Rescue, Media & Education (ARME), told The Dodo....

The Unexpected Companion I Never Knew I Needed

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 03.15.2016 | 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.

Shelter Dog Simply Can't Control Her Excitement At Being Adopted

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.13.2016 | Green

Yes, that's her new family. And those are Coso's paws high in the air. Free at last....

This Man's Story About How A Rescue Dog Saved His Life Will Crush You

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.09.2016 | Good News

Eric O'Grey was told he only had five years left to live in 2010. He had type-2 diabetes, weighed 340 pounds and medications cost him over $1,000 a m...

Couple Pulls Paw-some Move And Rescues All 265 Dogs From Overcrowded Shelter

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.08.2016 | Good News

One couple made over 265 tails wag when they rescued every dog at an overcrowded facility. Danielle Eden and Rob Scheinberg, a married couple who live...

Why Get A Shelter Dog When You Can Get The Whole Shelter?

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green

Danielle Eden is no stranger to hell. She usually brings a few dogs back from there....

Groomer With Heart Made Of Kibble Gives Shelter Dogs Free Haircuts

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Good News

One man is making sure every shelter dog has its day. Professional groomer, Mark Imhof, 45, visits Animal Care Centers of NYC two to four times a week...

Awesome Community Program Lets Kids Help Shelter Dogs Through Reading

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents

A Missouri animal shelter is offering kids the chance to do volunteer work while practicing their reading skills. The Shelter Buddies Reading Program ...

Kids Reading To Shelter Dogs Is The Sweetest Thing You'll See All Day

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green

It might be impossible for any one person to adopt every pet in need of a good home, but these kids are doing the next best thing — by bringing shy ...

Sometimes You Need A Dog To Remind You What It Is To Be Human

Scott Plate | Posted 02.19.2016 | Good News
Scott Plate

My stepmother died August 1, 2012. I returned to Florida for the interment of her ashes October 19, and my 84-year-old father announced he wanted to get married again. I suggested we start with a dog.

This Shelter Is Shooting Dogs — And It's Completely Legal

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green

An animal shelter in Bristow, Oklahoma, is reportedly putting down dogs in the worst way possible: by taking them behind the building and shooting the...

Home is Where the Heart Is

Pam Townsend | Posted 02.02.2016 | Good News
Pam Townsend

They say, "Home is where the heart is." In this case, "home" is Malta House, an assisted living community in Hyattsville, Maryland. And the "heart" is Olivia, a German shepherd mix who now shares the residence with 31 senior citizens.

Rescue Pup Flashes Adorably Cheesy Smile After Recovering From The Flu

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.13.2016 | Good News

When Herbert, an American Straffordshire terrier mix, was rescued last month from a city pound by PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter, he was extre...

Dog Given A Home To Die In ... But He Decides To Live Instead

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green

Animals are so much stronger than we realize — even in the face of death....

Shy Shelter Dog's Reaction To Getting Adopted Is The Definition Of Joy On Earth

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.23.2015 | Good News

A shy shelter dog turned into a jumping, tail-wagging bundle of joy when he was adopted by a loving family. Benny, an 8-month-old pit bull, was one o...

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...

Zappos Wants To Buy You A Shelter Dog Or Cat For Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Good News is showing some sole with its new pet adoption campaign. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday,, the online footwear retailer, will ...