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Special Needs Pets

Meet Charlie, the Narcoleptic Dog

Ken White | Posted 04.05.2017 | San Francisco
Ken White

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is an open door shelter, which means we accept every animal brought to us from this community regardless of age, h...

Dog Rescued From Meat Market Lost All 4 Paws, But Not Her Spirit

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.22.2016 | Good News

Despite hard times, this dog never stopped wagging her tail. After two months in a veterinary clinic in Seoul, South Korea, a 2-year-old golden retrie...

Kitten Born With Worried Eyes Is On Instagram For The Best Reason Ever

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.01.2016 | Good News

You may find yourself uttering, “Don’t worry, kitty, be happy!” when you first lay eyes on this cross-eyed cutie. But despite his furry furrow, ...

Cat Missing Her Mandible Gets Extra Special Adoption Listing

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.14.2015 | Good News

If they gave awards for fantastic cat adoption ads, this one would take first place. It's for a sweet cat named Jaws, who was picked up as a stray in ...

Judge And Her Blind Rescue Pug Are Practically Inseparable

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News

When Mikey the pug arrived at the Michigan Humane Society in November, he was suffering from demodectic mange and glaucoma. The latter condition had l...

Dog Who Walks On Her Elbows Saved From Likely Euthanization, Thanks To Volunteers

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

Sheba the dog's bent front legs don't quite work, though her happy tail moves at double speed. And when all the way up in New York City, Stacey Si...

Woman With Hearing Loss Taught Her Deaf Cat Sign Language, Including The Word 'Dance'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News

When Kim Silva retired from teaching at the American School for the Deaf, she decided to start teaching sign language to her cats. "Guess I missed...

It Didn't Take A Miracle To Save These Dogs. It Took Some Amazing Humans

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.07.2015 | Good News

Leeloo the boxer, mere days away from giving birth, was brought to a high-kill animal shelter in North Carolina just before the holidays. The deaf, em...

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

Why These Children Are Reading to Homeless Cats

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 30 elementary school kids crawl right into the "Cat Colony" of The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, crack open a book, and snuggle up to the strays.

Victory, The Fearless Disabled 'Kangaroo Dog,' Will Brighten Your Whole Week

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.13.2013 | Good News

Victory is living up to her namesake. The 2-year-old Chihuahua mix was found on her own early this year and brought into the Dearborn Animal Shelte...

Remarkable Romance: Three-Legged Cat and Two-Legged Dog

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2013 | Home
BJ Gallagher

Who doesn't love a sweet, inspiring love story? Who doesn't love cuddly cats and precious pups? And who doesn't love the happy surprise of inter-speci...