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Shelter Pets

Andy Cohen & His Instagram-Famous Pup Help Bring Shelter Pets To Schools

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment

Andy Cohen spends much of his time dissecting the fabulous lives of the rich and famous. But he found his dog, a beagle-foxhound mix with his own Inst...

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....

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....

Here Are The Surprising, Preventable Reasons Why People Give Up Their Pets

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2016 | Good News

More than 1 million households give up their pets every year -- and it's not, by and large, because those animals aren't loved or wanted. What two rec...

The Cuteness Is Out Of Hand When Shelter Pets Help Out In Santa's Workshop

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.08.2015 | Good News

Santa's adorable helpers here are shelter pets -- some of whom are still hoping for a great big Christmas miracle of their own. Marni the dog, a canin...

Beverly Hills Mandates That Pet Stores Can Only Sell Shelter Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.22.2015 | Good News

From now on, the real house cats and dogs of Beverly Hills come from animal shelters. This week, the Beverly Hills City Council unanimously passed an ...

9 Very Good Reasons To Adopt A Mutt

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

There are no bones about it, dogs can exponentially improve the world in which we live. Pooches have the power to help you stay physically fit, de-str...

Woman Takes Home Dying Dog, Embarks On Loving Last Adventures With Him

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News

One dog lover is making sure that a pooch will enjoy his last days to the fullest. Nicole Elliot, a 24-year-old from Columbus, Georgia, was lookin...

This Meow-nificent 'Cat Library' Helps Shelter Felines Find Forever Homes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.08.2015 | Good News

You don't have to be a book-lover to fall in love with this pawsitively furry library. At the Doña Ana County Government Center in New Mexico, th...

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...

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 creative ...

Abandoned Pit Bull Nurses Newborn Kitten, Treats Her 'As Her Own'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News

Two very different animals have found comfort in one another. A worker from animal rescue group Dallas Dog RR came across an abandoned pit bull on...

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 | 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...

Abandoned Puppy Left For Dead Now Recovering -- And Enjoying A Bit Of Viral Fame

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.06.2014 | Good News

Can a hashtag save a dog's life? The love behind it can certainly help, shelter officials say. On Oct. 30, staff at the South Suburban Humane Socie...

We Love Shelter Pets! According To This Report, You Do Too

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

Shelter pets are the best! You know it, we know it and a new report shows we're far from alone in holding -- possibly also hugging and cuddling -- thi...

These Pets Are Often Overlooked For Being 'Less Adoptable,' But Really Just Need Some TLC

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News

Pets come in all shapes and sizes with their own unique quirks. While many furry friends are adopted as happy additions to loving families, there are ...

Last Dog Standing At Adoption Event Finds A Home

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.06.2014 | Good News

This orphaned pup finally found a home. Madeline, an adorable pit bull whose former owner fell ill, was the last dog standing at an adoption event...

This Puppy Rescued From A Trash Can Proves Why You Should Adopt A Shelter Pet

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.18.2014 | Good News

Reason no. 637,784 to adopt a shelter pet: No matter what terrible obstacles they encounter, they can be incredibly resilient -- and as friendly and l...

Adopted Puppy Saves New Owners From Gas Leak

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2014 | Good News

It's easy to see why Tim and Jill McLarty chose to adopt Hunter: he's a sweet, calm and curious puppy. They didn't know, however, that he would end up...

WATCH: Would You Adopt A Fire-Tailed Border Cocker?

Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

Would you adopt a fire-tailed border cocker? How about a marbled english filamaraner? If you're a dog owner, chances are you probably have a pooch wit...

How You Can Help Shelter Pets

Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: Many dogs and cats live the good life in the United States. But the prospects aren’t as good for th...

You Can't Hurry Love: Nurturing Emotionally-Wounded Dogs

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

With time, patience, and the right tools and resources, every dog will eventually settle in. And there are few things as gratifying as knowing you are providing a bright future to a dog with a dark past.

ASPCA and Community Partners Team Up to Save Lives

Ed Sayres | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Ed Sayres

Our goal is an ambitious one -- to end the killing of healthy or treatable dogs and cats in animal shelters. We don't pretend this is easy, but we are always mindful that animals like Oliver need our help.

Cats and Other Living Things

Ken White | Posted 07.21.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

I had a couple of emails in response to my last post (about why cats and dogs lick), and thought the best way to answer was in a follow-up.