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Hot Guys Pose with Puppies for Animal Rights – What's Not to Love?

The Daily Treat: Hot Guys Pose with Puppies for Animal Rights

Originally posted 10/10/2014 06:30AM

Ice cream and chocolate sauce, peanut butter and jelly, rest and relaxation – some combos are just meant to be together.

Much like hot guys and adorable dogs.

N.Y.C.-based animal rescue, Louie's Legacy, has brought the two together for its new calendar, appropriately named "Hunks and Hounds."

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Adopt Me! Reggie Is Ready to Show You How Loyal He Is

Adopt Me! Reggie Is Ready to Show You How Loyal He Is

Originally posted 10/03/2014 10:30AM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and we'll be introducing you to extraordinary canines who need homes throughout October. Today, meet Reggie, a Catahoula/hound mix from the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Under this 2-year-old pup's shy exterior is a lot of charm. "Reggie is a fun, loving, sensitive young guy," says rescue volunteer Kristy Stracuzzi. "He loves a good game of fetch and a perfect day for him would be a hike and any activity outdoors with his people."

The sweet dog was plucked from a Tennessee shelter and somehow lost a little confidence along the way, so it can take some time for him to trust people. "But once he does," adds Stracuzzi, "you will forever have his loyalty."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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This Fetching Pooch Wants an Active Forever Friend

Adopt Me! This Fetching Pooch Wants an Active Forever Friend

Originally posted 09/26/2014 10:45AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Carly, and 18-month-old terrier mix who wishes her forever home could be the dog park.

Since her arrival in May at the Humane Society Silicon Valley of Milpitas, California, Carly has really come out of her shell. Although she was initially quite shy, she's decided the dog park is where it's at – so she'll welcome any opportunity to go there and play with the other dogs.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! Gain Digit's Trust and He'll Ask for a Belly Rub

Adopt Me! Gain Digit's Trust and He'll Ask for a Belly Rub

Originally posted 09/19/2014 03:00PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Digit, a 4-year-old shepherd mix waiting for his forever home at the North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, New York.

Everything changed for Digit six months ago when his family gave him up because they were moving to an apartment that didn't allow dogs. Living in a busy shelter with lots of dogs and cats is a far cry from the quiet home he once knew – so it takes time for him to warm up and trust new people.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! Hadley Is Looking Forward to Forever

Adopt Me! Hadley Is Looking Forward to Forever

Originally posted 09/12/2014 11:00AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Hadley, a 4-month-old bulldog/collie mix who can win anyone's heart.

Talk about saving the best for last! Over the past two months, Hadley has watched each of her siblings go off to loving homes. She's the last of an unwanted litter that wound up at the Hub City Humane Society in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and she's ready to move on, too.

"She was shy when she first came in, but has come full circle and is the greatest puppy ever," says Sarah Douglas, a spokeswoman for the rescue. "She is really sweet and gets along great with other animals, kids and everyone!"

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! Waldo Wants to Be Your Shadow

Adopt Me! Waldo Wants to Be Your Shadow

Originally posted 09/05/2014 11:05AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Waldo, a 3-year-old terrier mix who wants a person to call his own.

When he was plucked from a crowded animal shelter in Solano County, California, by the California Animal Rescue, he was tremendously fearful and cowered in his cage. "In the shelters they are usually so afraid that the shelter managers deem them unadoptable," says the rescue's founder, Vicki Benson. But as it turns out, Waldo just needed a change of scenery.

"They are always afraid at first," says Benson. "But Waldo came around and now he's very devoted."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

It's the Ice Bucket Challenge for Pets! Meredith Vieira Gets Pied in the Face to Help Homeless Animals

Originally posted 09/03/2014 04:30PM

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken over social media, attracted numerous celebrity participants and, most important, raised millions of dollars in donations towards finding a cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Longtime animal activist and former NBC correspondent Jill Rappaport hopes her challenge, Pies 4 Paws, will do the same things for the 8 million shelter pets looking for a home.

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Adopt Me! Help Hazel Complete Her Transformation

Adopt Me! Help Hazel Complete Her Transformation

Originally posted 08/29/2014 10:00AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Hazel, a 3-year-old hound mix who has made a massive transformation over the past few months.

When the pup arrived at The Simon Foundation in Bloomfield, Connecticut, she was emaciated, hairless and too weak to stand – obviously a victim of neglect. She was covered with flea dirt, had pressure sores all over her body from laying on a hard surface, and the pads of her feet were raw.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! Sophia Wants to Be Your Superstar Dog

Adopt Me! Sophia Wants to Be Your Superstar Dog

Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:00PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Sophia, a 3-year-old Pharaoh hound mix who adores people.

According to a bio from the Baltimore Humane Society, this athletic girl is a ball of positive energy. "I have such a fun, bubbly personality that I can make pretty much any situation we are in a fun time!" it reads. "Speaking of bubbly … one of my favorite games is popping bubbles that people blow for me!"

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! Mallory Is Happy to Be Your Pool Lounger

Adopt Me! Mallory Is Happy to Be Your Pool Lounger

Originally posted 08/15/2014 01:00PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Mallory, a 3-year-old Lab mix who has been with the Eleventh Hour Rescue of Rockaway, New Jersey, for more than one year.

Even though it's only temporary, Mallory is making the most of her loving foster home before she finds that place to spend forever. "She has playful bursts of energy and likes to play tug of war and chase after balls," says foster mom Tammi Green-Strelkoff. "When she's finished playing, she'll curl up next to you or find a cozy spot next to you and just hang out for some quiet time."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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