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Shelter Dogs

The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to ...

Rescue Dog With Special Needs Can Only Eat From Her High Chair, But She Loves The View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News

At first glance, Annie appears to be your average border collie mix. She spends her days hiking, taking long walks, playing fetch and lounging around ...

Who Rescued Whom? Shelter Dogs and Prison Inmates Give Each Other a New 'Leash' on Life

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Five dogs. 12 weeks. Increased compassion. Better sleep. More patience. Peace of mind. Improved relationships. Smiles. Opened hearts. Expressed emotions. More unconditional love. At a maximum security prison. And the dogs didn't charge for their services.

Shelter Dog Makeovers Prove Every Stray Is Handsome Underneath

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.11.2014 | Good News

When was the last time a widely publicized beauty makeover made the world a better place? The jury is still out on makeovers for people, but shelte...

This Workout Will Make You Feel Like A Shelter Dog

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

There's a workout that will show you what it's like to be a shelter dog. Has there ever been a less appealing come-on? Well, that's kind of the point....

Moving Image Shows 2 Shelter Dogs Who Turned To Each Other For Love And Companionship

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

All creatures need comfort and companionship, not just humans. A photo of two shelter dogs who, without a real home and people to love them, found ...

Woman Allegedly Tries To Resell Shelter Dog One Hour After Adoption

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

UPDATE: The Hawaiian Humane Society reported that Sally Mae was returned to the shelter after the adopter admitted she could not care for the Jack Rus...

Dog Shelter Offers Ice Cream And Adventures, Sadly Isn't Accepting Human Applications

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green

Lady the pit bull recently got a short furlough from the Northern Virginia animal shelter where she's been living for the last couple of months. As...

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...

WATCH: Shelter Dog Who's Blind In One Eye Got A Makeover That Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.09.2014 | Good News

Chances are a dog in a high-kill shelter won't have a happy ending if they aren't adopted within a few days. That's why the people at Hollywood Groomi...

WATCH: Charlie The Homeless Dog Gets A Life-Changing Makeover

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.05.2014 | Good News

Sometimes a makeover is for vanity, but for Charlie the shelter dog, a makeover meant the difference between life and death. That's because the te...

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...

These Fantastical Photographs Of Shelter Dogs Prove All Animals Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 03.16.2014 | Good News

Sarolta Bán is on a mission to make all shelter animals seen -- so she's creating images of them that are impossible to ignore. The 31-year-old fr...

These Rescue Dogs' Before And After Photos Prove Love Is All You Need

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.06.2014 | Good News

A little love can sure go a long way. Take these 14 rescue dogs that were abused, neglected and even left for dead. They could've easily lost thei...

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.

The Miracle of Asha

Pam Townsend | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Pam Townsend

In animal rescue, we're always praying for miracles. But I'm beginning to think that even when we don't get the miracles we hope for, we sometimes still receive reasons to rejoice... although we may not realize it at the time.

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...

10 Compelling Reasons To Add A Shelter Dog To Your Life

Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News

By Julia Szabo, Dogster It's October, which is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. If you haven't already experienced the joy of dog adoption, it's a good t...

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...

Sweet Dogs Dumped at the Shelter Almost Run Out of Time

The Pet Collective | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Maisy and Bear have always been together even when they were dumped off at the shelter. Bear has been like a big brother for Maisy, looking out for her. Maisy and Bear spent most of their life severely neglected. Unfortunately for Maisy and Bear, their time was running out at the shelter.

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...

An Island Afar

Michael Clemens | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Clemens

I am an island slowly opening up and being shown that true beauty is in vulnerability. It's loving and being loved. It's in the eyes of that little shelter dog who teaches me every day that the meaning of life is in this moment right now.

Kind-Hearted Travelers Help Save Hawaiian Shelter Dogs

Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel

We love to see people harnessing the power of travel to do good. So, when we heard about how some big-hearted flyers were saving shelter dogs, we knew...

Shelter Dogs Deserve 'Best in Show'

Ed Sayres | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Ed Sayres

While many dog lovers will soon be watching pampered pooches strut their stuff on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show stage, the ASPCA has this reminder: Dogs in shelters might not have a distinguished pedigree, but they are equally deserving of pomp and circumstance.