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Adopt Me! Homer Wants to Make Himself at Home with You

Adopt Me! Homer Wants to Make Himself at Home with You

Originally posted 06/27/2014 02:30PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to felines-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Homer, a talkative 8-year-old tabby currently being cared for by the Home at Last Rescue of Berkeley, California.

These are the eyes of a curious cat. Though he may be a bit shy at first, when he's given the chance to relax, Homer is easygoing and affectionate.

When he wants attention, Homer is happy to let you know. "He will purr to no end with a little encouragement," reads his Adopt a Pet bio. "He loves to have his head, ears and belly rubbed and will quickly melt into a belly flop to have his soft underside pet."

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Credit: Courtesy SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Adopt Me! Scratch Elaine's Ears and She'll Love You Forever | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Adoptable

Adopt Me! Scratch Elaine's Ears and She'll Love You Forever

Originally posted 06/20/2014 02:00PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to felines-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Elaine, a 7-year-old who arrived at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, two months ago.

Sadly, when Elaine's parents divorced recently, it changed everything for her. The domestic shorthair, described as a "snuggler," was given up to the shelter and is hoping to make a connection with a new owner soon.

This kitty definitely knows how to charm people. "Elaine is a love bug and sweetheart, rolled into one," says administrative coordinator Kristen Rygg. "She loves everyone, gets along with dogs and other cats, and has lived with children."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
Credit: Courtesy Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter
Adopt Me! Everdeen Is a Diva, in a Good Way | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Adoptable

Adopt Me! Everdeen Is a Diva, in a Good Way

Originally posted 06/13/2014 02:00PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to felines-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Everdeen, a 2-year-old cat living at the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in Billings, Montana.

Everdeen is gorgeous – and she knows it! Therefore, she's happy to have you brush her to keep her looking pretty. The kitty isn't an over-the-top diva, though – she "prefers to take the Zen approach to life," says activities coordinator Melissa Anderson. "She will take a interest in anything you're doing but is perfectly happy hanging out and supervising the activities of the household."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
Credit: Courtesy of Harvesthills.org
Adopt Me! Shy Cat Mystery Could Show His True Colors to You

Adopt Me! Shy Cat Mystery Could Show His True Colors to You

Originally posted 06/06/2014 12:30PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Mystery, a handsome boy living at the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Maine.

Like his name implies, Mystery is an interesting cat. "The way he looks at you," says kennel technician Genie Blodgett, "he's not afraid but he'll shy away a bit. Trying to get to know him has been very difficult. He's very mysterious."

While some cats reveal their true colors almost instantly, it's definitely been slowgoing with this 4-year-old who's been at the shelter for almost two years. "When people come in they think he's beautiful, but he'll say, 'I'm not interested in you' and turn away. There are people he likes and some he doesn't like."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
Credit: Courtesy Upper Valley Humane Society
Adopt Me! Juliette Wants to Be Your Purr-manent Office Mate

Adopt Me! Juliette Wants to Be Your Purr-manent Office Mate

Originally posted 05/30/2014 05:00PM

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 Juliette, a 3-year-old calico who is an office cat at the Upper Valley Humane Society in Enfield, New Hampshire.

Looking for those missing paperclips or rubber bands? Ask Juliette. It's highly likely that she's batted them under a desk somewhere. The cat has been at the shelter for nearly two years, and in that time she's explored every nook and cranny of the office she shares with office manager Michelle Laramie. Besides being a pro at swiping office supplies, Juliette loves to be involved in whatever tasks are at hand.

"She's usually sitting on whatever Michelle is working on, the payroll that she's trying to work on," says executive director Deborah Turcott. "She's quite adventurous. We had to put a screen up to keep her from escaping the room."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
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Credit: Desert Paws Animal Rescue of New Mexico
Adopt Me! Easygoing Casey Will Go the Extra Mile for You

Adopt Me! Easygoing Casey Will Go the Extra Mile for You

Originally posted 05/23/2014 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 Casey, a 5-month-old shepherd mix.

Casey has been through a lot in his short life. A volunteer with Desert Paws of Pena Blanca, New Mexico, spotted the pup dragging himself around at just 9 weeks old with broken back legs. It's presumed the poor guy was hit by a car. Despite his situation, the loving pup was upbeat and seemingly thankful to have been rescued.

A group of volunteers and supporters quickly rallied around the dog and raised enough funds to cover his medical needs. A local vet performed surgery and he has been recovering at the home of his foster mom, Linda, the good Samaritan who originally saved him.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy Eleventh Hour Rescue
Adopt Me! Dixon Wants to Walk Into the Sunset With You

Adopt Me! Dixon Wants to Walk Into the Sunset With You

Originally posted 05/16/2014 10:40AM

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 Dixon, a spirited young pup with lovable quirks.

When you meet Dixon, don't be surprised if he has a shoe in his mouth. He likes shoes. It's also not out of the realm of possibility that Dixon will grab the TV remote with his mouth in an attempt to change the channel. According to the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, New Jersey, where he's been living since March, this dog's love of life is obvious in everything he does – and it's contagious!

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Tish Cotham
Man to Walk 2,000 Miles with His Pups for Dog Cancer Awareness

UpdatePosted 05/10/2014 11:25AM

Man to Walk 2,000 Miles with His Pups for Dog Cancer Awareness

Originally posted 05/09/2014 04:00PM

Like so many people, Luke Robinson has been touched by cancer more times than he would care to remember.

In 2008, after his dog Malcolm died of metastatic bone cancer, the former businessman and his two other pups, Murphy and Hudson, embarked on a 2,300-mile journey that took them two years and helped raise funds and awareness for canine cancer. When they arrived in Boston from Austin on their final mile of the trek, Robinson noticed Murphy had a snotty nose.

"We just thought, 'Well, it's been a long journey,'" he tells PEOPLE. Sadly, it was a sign of something much more serious.

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Adopt Me! Stewy the Cat Wants to Be King of His Own Castle

Adopt Me! Stewy the Cat Wants to Be King of His Own Castle

Originally posted 05/09/2014 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, meet Stewy, a senior kitty who has suddenly found himself in need of a new family.

The phrase "no pets allowed" has hit Stewy especially hard. The cat lived in a comfortable home for nine years, but when his family moved to an apartment where cats weren't permitted, he found himself at the SPCA of Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, looking for a new place to call home.

The black-and-white cat, who isn't fond of other cats or children, has a lot to offer the right owner. He's friendly, affectionate and there's a whole lot of him to love – if you're looking for a lap cat, Stewy is your guy. Though he "could probably stand to lose a few pounds," according to his Petfinder.com bio, some interaction and a few fun toys would likely help Stewy shed some of his extra weight.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
Credit: Courtesy Dog Adoption & Welfare Group
Adopt Me! Ester Wants Love and Lots of Treats | Animals & Pets, Cute Pets, Pet Adoption, Pet News, Adoptable

Adopt Me! Ester Wants Love and Lots of Treats

Originally posted 05/02/2014 04:30PM

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, meet Ester, a 3-year-old rat terrier mix with a lot of personality.

There are four things on Ester's wish list: a forever home, a warm bed, fuzzy toys and lots of treats. And, chances are good that this sweet little gal will get all of these things one day.

This energetic pooch came to the Dog Adoption & Welfare Group (DAWG) of Santa Barbara, Calif., on New Year's Eve from the Santa Maria County Animal Shelter where she was surrendered by her previous owner for no specific reason.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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