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Adopt Me! Sweet Sapphire Wants to Stay in Step with You

Adopt Me! Sweet Sapphire Wants to Stay in Step with You

Originally posted 01/31/2014 12:15PM

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, we'd like you to meet Sapphire, a baby blue nose pit bull who was abandoned outside a Los Angeles Petco store when she was just a few weeks old.

Thankfully, the adorable puppy was scooped up quickly by the L.A.-based Tails of the City Animal Rescue. Now 5-months-old, Sapphire's currently being fostered by a volunteer in an apartment with two dachshunds.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy Eleventh Hour Rescue
Adopt Me! Nomey the Dog's Tail Wags 24/7 | Pet Adoption, Adoptable

Adopt Me! Nomey the Dog's Tail Wags 24/7

Originally posted 01/26/2014 09:30PM

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, we'd like you to meet Nomey, a happy-go-lucky guy who lives life to the fullest.

Look up the term "happy tail" in the dictionary and you'll see Nomey. "His tail wags so much that he was smacking it on the sides of his run and causing the tip to bleed," says Roger Keyser of the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, N.J., where Nomey has been since mid-December. "It's actually a [common] thing."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! Perry the Cat Escaped Sewer Life

Adopt Me! Perry the Cat Escaped Sewer Life

Originally posted 01/17/2014 04:15PM

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, we'd like you to meet Perry, a cat recently found living in a Riverdale, N.J., sewer.

When Marcia Scott got a call from her friend about a sweet adult cat who'd taken up residence in a sewer, she just couldn't say no. The friend lured the feline out of the sewer, where he'd been hiding out as temperatures dipped into the single digits, and Scott made room for the "very friendly" pet at her Happy Cat Rescue, based in Albany, N.Y.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
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PHOTOS: There's Nothing Hotter than Juan Pablo Galavis with Shelter Dogs

UpdatePosted 01/13/2014 07:15PM

Sneak Peek: The Bachelor Poses for Photos with Shelter Pups

Originally posted 01/13/2014 04:30PM

Things are about to get ruff for Juan Pablo Galavis.

After a cute photo shoot with adoptable dogs on Monday's episode of The Bachelor, one of the girls has a serious meltdown, which sends her to the dog house.

Thirteen contestants meet up with Galavis and learn they are each being assigned a homeless dog who will pose with them – along with the single dad – for a photo shoot benefitting Models n Mutts, a nonprofit helping animals find forever homes.

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Credit: Courtesy National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network
Adopt Me! Angis Wants to Watch The Bachelor with You | Adoptable

Adopt Me! Angis Wants to Watch The Bachelor with You

Originally posted 01/11/2014 09:00AM

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, we bring you Angis, a sweet pup who steals scenes on next week's episode of The Bachelor.

This season's suitor, Juan Pablo Galavis, is looking for true love – and so is Angis. The 3-year-old pops up on Monday night's episode, which takes the eligible Venezuelan on a group date where he poses in photos with adoptable dogs from Best Friends Animal Society's Los Angeles pet adoption center.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Alyssa Milano Rescues Abused Dog Found Tied to Pole | Animals & Pets, Cute Pets, Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano Rescues Abused Dog from South Korea

Originally posted 01/11/2014 08:45AM

When Alyssa Milano heard the story of an abused and neglected Jindo-mix who had been raised for dog-meat slaughter in South Korea, she jumped at the chance to lend a paw.

"They contacted me and said that they were trying to get that dog over here, and would I be willing to help, support, fund, whatever? And I said, 'Of course!' " Milano told PEOPLE at Audi's Golden Globes Awards celebration on Thursday in Los Angeles. "It took a while to get her here."

When the pooch-in-need, Bomi, was found in April 2013 by South Korean animal rescue organization CARE, she was tied to a pole and covered with sores. Her puppies were found frozen in the dirt. CARE contacted Santa Monica-based organization The Fuzzy Pet Foundation for help, and rescue workers knew just the supporter to call: Milano.

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Adopt Me! Coco Just Wants to Cuddle and Play (In That Order)

Adopt Me! Coco Just Wants to Cuddle and Play (In That Order)

Originally posted 01/03/2014 12:00PM

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, we bring you Coco, a dog with special needs who is in search of an owner who will accept him for who he is.

The staff at New York's North Shore Animal League believe that a previous injury caused incontinence and bowel trouble for Coco, who was rescued from a municipal shelter in October through a collaboration between the Animal League and The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy of Helen Woodward Animal Center
Adopt Me! Abandoned on Christmas Eve, George Seeks Wonderful New Life

Adopt Me! Abandoned on Christmas Eve, George Seeks Wonderful New Life

Originally posted 12/27/2013 12:30PM

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, we bring you George Bailey, a cat abandoned at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., on Christmas Eve.

George's former owner didn't leave much explanation for why he had to let the black-haired feline go, just a heartbreaking note left alongside the cat.

"I cannot take care of him anymore," the anonymous letter read. "He is a great indoor/outdoor cat that loves people ... I didn't know what to do with him and I know you are a no-kill shelter. I'm sorry."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
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Adopt Me! Colby Just Wants Someone to Snuggle With

Adopt Me! Colby Just Wants Someone to Snuggle With

Originally posted 12/20/2013 06:00PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, we bring you Colby, a hound mix who just wants to snuggle up to someone this holiday.

"In a word, he is AWESOME," says Colleen Learch from the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation of Arlington, Va., who took in the stray with an uncertain past. This 2-year-old "sweetheart" loves many things but at the very top of his list are snuggling and playing.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! Stay Warm with Baby the 'Cuddly Marshmallow'

Adopt Me! Stay Warm with Baby the 'Cuddly Marshmallow'

Originally posted 12/13/2013 02:00PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, we bring you a 7-year-old pit bull mix who just wants someone to love.

Baby, it's cold outside – but not with Baby by your side. This adorable senior pooch was taken in by New York City's ASPCA after a good Samaritan found her tied to a tree. They cleaned her up, nursed her wounds and now the super-friendly canine is ready for her forever home – which everyone is hoping will arrive in time for the holidays.

"For Baby, a stranger is just a best friend she hasn't met yet," says Arthur Hazlewood, senior director of the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan. "She always seems to have a smile on her face."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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