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Dog Adoption

Who Comes First: You or Your Dog?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

We all have an idea of what we'd like life to be like with our dogs. Depending on our own lifestyle, we might need a dog to be social around kids, be athletic, dog-friendly, or any of a host of traits. But sometimes the dog we get is not the dog we want.

Shelter Dogs 'Rescue' Office Workers From Sad, Lonely Cubicles For Lunchtime Walks

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.20.2014 | Good News

Most dog adoption events publicize the poor pups in need of rescuing, but one shelter decided to turn the tables and show that maybe we are the ones w...

Try Not To Smile After Seeing These Photos Of Shelter Dogs Heading To Their New Homes

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.16.2014 | Good News

Have you ever experienced pure, unbridled, heartfelt joy? These dogs sure have. Last year, Heather Owen, president of the Chicago-based dog rescue...

Arin Greenwood

This Dog Was The Poster Pup For Animal Abuse. Now He's Getting The Happy Ending He Deserves

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

Last August, Timmy Cooper was one of 367 pit bulls pulled from what's said to be the country's second-largest dog fighting bust. After that he literal...

'We Want To Make Sure They Know They're In A Safe Place': Sochi Strays Arrive At U.S. Shelter

The Huffington Post | Melissa Mcglensey | Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News

After several weeks of preparations and a long journey, 10 strays dogs from Sochi, Russia, will now have the opportunity to be adopted in the United S...

Proof That Even The Worst Days Can Be Turned Around By Your Dog Welcoming You Home

Posted 03.10.2014 | Good News

When life has kicked the living daylights out of you, when you see no light at the end of the tunnel, when you're just. so. damn. tired, your dog will...

Finding Home

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News
Annie L. Scholl

At her foster home, Buttercup came to us immediately. But when we got her home, she jumped out of the car before I had hold of her leash and she was gone into the night.

This Rescue Dog Is A Major Aquarium's Surprising New Star

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green

You'd better up your game, dolphins, because a quartet of rescue dogs at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium might just be stealing your spotlight. Earlier th...

Why Shelter Pets Are Good for the Soul

Paul Shaffer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Paul Shaffer

Each pet adoption experience has been different -- we've worked with a variety of foster families and shelters. But with each dog, the end result has been the same: we've been truly amazed by the amount of love and affection each has to give.

New Web Series Follows Life-Saving Journey for Dogs

Josh Duhamel | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Josh Duhamel

Loving families adopted many of the dogs within a matter of days. After many months on the road filming and interviewing, we are finally ready to show the world what great work the Rescue Waggin' program is doing, all over the country.

Megan Griffo

How Single Photographs Are Saving The Lives Of Shelter Animals Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Megan Griffo | Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News

A terrified dog walks into a rescue shelter. He's dirty, disoriented and unsure of what's about to happen. A person he doesn't know stands over him wi...

At the Shelter: Can Sensory Input Influence Adoptions?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

I'm not suggesting that we "trick" anyone into feeling like they should adopt a dog; the last thing anyone wants is adopter's remorse and a return. But there's nothing wrong with making people feel as comfortable and receptive as possible when meeting their potential new best friend.

This Detective Adopted 5 Deaf Dogs, 4 Of Them Are Pit Bull Mixes

Posted 02.11.2014 | Good News

On January 30, the Richmond Police Department (RPD) in Richmond, Va., posted an album to Facebook called "RPD Loves Animals." The photos featured offi...

LOOK: Puppy Bowl X May Be The Most Adorable Yet

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 02.03.2014 | Sports

They’re cute, they’re fluffy and they come in all shapes and sizes. The competitors in Puppy Bowl X wagged their way over to HuffPost Live, baring...

Nuns Adopt A 9-Year-Old Pit Bull 'Because Nobody Else Is Going To Want Her'

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.28.2014 | Good News

On Sunday, three nuns from Nyack, N.Y., walked into Hi Tor Animal Care Center with one intention: to adopt a dog that no one else wanted. When the ...

The Real Truth About Rescuing Dogs -- and Wolves

Nicole Wilde | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

When you bring a dog home from a shelter or adopt one from a rescue, you're doing a noble thing. You're taking a dog whose days might be numbered, a...

WATCH: Proof That Dog Adoption Can Bring Infinite Happiness

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Here's a heartwarming story of puppy love. One week ago, an adorable pooch named Misty visited the HuffPost Live studio for a segment about survivi...

My Dog Saved My Life: What It Means to Really Live and Love

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Yes, my best friend is sick -- but he's still here. I can still hold his paw and cuddle with him. It's these moments that really matter. And through this experience, I've learned a lot about what matters in life.

Life Is Full of Pawsibilities: Celebrating Dogs -- Young and Old

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Heather Hummel

We have even been known to FaceTime so they can see their granddogs, much to the confusion of Julie and Stephan who look quizzically at the screen when they hear the high pitched voices calling their names.

This Photographer Is Giving Her All To Save Shelter Dogs

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

Every week, Shannon Johnstone goes to the local animal shelter to photograph a dog in need of a new home. The dogs she picks up have been homeless for...

LOOK: Where The Dog Lovers Live

Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

October is national dog adoption month, a campaign that helped boost adoption rates by an incredible 227 percent last year. Here are where the dog...

This May Or May Not Be The Mea Culpa That You're Looking For

Jamie White | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Jamie White

Since my open letter was posted, I've been called names. I've had hundreds of people tell me that I have no right to judge Cocoa's former owners because I don't know their story. I don't owe anyone an explanation or itemized list of how I'm helping the world but suffice to say I help the humans, too.

Are You a Pet Commitment-Phobe? Consider Dog Fostering

Lauren Levine | Posted 11.05.2013 | Good News
Lauren Levine

I'm a dog person through and through. No matter how big or small or slobbery, sign me up. But despite my passion for all things furry, I don't think I'm ready to make a lifetime commitment just yet. Then I read about the option of fostering.

HE'S SO MAD!

Posted 08.02.2013 | Comedy

From the creator of the ultimate dog tease and the dog who wants a kitty comes yet another perfect talking-dog, pet adoption video. This time around, ...

Man Set To Spend One Month In A Kennel To Raise Awareness Of Shelter Dogs

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green

A British animal activist is prepared to spend more than one month behind kennel bars in order to raise awareness about shelter dogs. Sean Le Vega...