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Shelter Pets

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...

Returning Your Shelter Pet Can Have A HAPPY Ending

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.25.2013 | Good News

LOS ANGELES -- The luckiest day of Niblett's life had to be when he was returned to the animal shelter in Virginia where he had been adopted. Excessi...

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.

New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

While euthanasia rates for dogs and cats in our nation's animal care and control facilities have been in steady decline for more than three decades, there are still millions of healthy dogs and cats euthanized every year. We as a nation shouldn't stand for that.

Make A Difference During National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Animal shelters are an important part of any community. This year, November 6 - 11, is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It started in 1996 b...

Stamp Out Pet Overpopulation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I participated in a press conference Friday afternoon at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles, Calif., with Ellen DeGeneres, who i...

UAA Offers First Free Spay/Neuter Clinic in NYC

Reedu Taha | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reedu Taha

In NYC alone, an average of 110 animals a day are dumped at the city's municipal shelters. Approximately half of them are euthanized daily.

Star-Spanieled Banner

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

What a triumphant week for Spaniels! New York City has morphed into Spaniel City as we witness two major Spaniel spectacles the week of St. Valentine.