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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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Credit: Courtesy Ms. Carol Chabot
Adopt Me! Scruffy & Muffin Are Two Peas in a Pod

Adopt Me! Scruffy & Muffin Are Two Peas in a Pod

Originally posted 08/08/2014 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 Muffin and Scruffy, a bonded pair of pups who were given up after a divorce.

These purebred Jack Russell terriers arrived at the Potter League for Animals of Middletown, Rhode Island, at the beginning of August. In their previous home, they were left alone for long periods of time, which made them extremely close. They're totally best friends, but definitely in need of a little human TLC.

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Credit: Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter
Adopt Me! Beautiful Boots Was Born for Instagram

Adopt Me! Beautiful Boots Was Born for Instagram

Originally posted 08/01/2014 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 Boots, a handsome 6-year-old tabby who is destined to be an Instagram star.

This adorable guy has been at the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, New Jersey, for quite a while after being plucked from an overcrowded shelter – and no one can figure out why.

"He is incredible: laid-back, friendly, affectionate, and likes other cats. He gives the best headbutts and loves to get massages," says development coordinator Abby Berenbak. "He has a fan following at the shelter where he is adored by the masses."

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Credit: Courtesy Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, Inc.
Adopt Me! Handsome Sebastian Will Have You at Hello

Adopt Me! Handsome Sebastian Will Have You at Hello

Originally posted 07/25/2014 09:30PM

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, meet Sebastian, a 1-year-old cat that was rescued from a feral cat colony earlier this year.

No one knows exactly how this sweet, social boy ended up in a cat colony, where felines tend to be far less socialized. It's believed he was somehow lost or dumped there, but in April he found his way to the Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, New Jersey, and he hasn't looked back since.

This playful guy has found ways to keep busy while waiting for his forever home. "He will hang upside down on his cat condo for attention and to play," says Kristina Olszewski from PAWS. "He loves his feather toys and lives for his treats."

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Credit: Courtesy Humane Society Silicon Valley
Adopt Us! Darla, Gem & Libby are a Trio to Remember

Adopt Us! Darla, Gem & Libby are a Trio to Remember

Originally posted 07/18/2014 11:15AM

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, meet three: Darla, Gemini and Libra, a unique trio that needs to be adopted together.

Darla, a 2-year-old miniature Pinscher/Dachshund mix, came to the Humane Society Silicon Valley of Milpitas, California, with a common problem: She was terrified. Darla was previously surrendered to a crowded city shelter after living in her owner's backyard where she rarely interacted with people.

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UpdatePosted 07/15/2014 07:45PM

The Daily Treat: Rescue Dog's Amazing Transformation Will Warm Your Heart

Originally posted 07/15/2014 01:00PM



Woody waited, and then waited some more. He waited so long an entire year passed.

Sadly, the poodle's owner had died, and his house was sold by family, who left Woody behind to fend for himself.

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Credit: Courtesy Marin Humane Society
Real Estate Attorney Leaves $800,000 to Shelter Cats

UpdatePosted 07/14/2014 06:45PM

The Daily Treat: Real Estate Attorney Leaves $800,000 to Shelter Cats

Originally posted 07/14/2014 03:15PM

Brian Russell Kirchoff loved cats.

So the San Rafael, California, real estate attorney did something purr-fectly nice when drawing up his will: he set aside some $800,000 for cats in need at the Marin Humane Society of Novato, California.

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Credit: Courtesy Eleventh Hour Rescue
Adopt Us! These 'Chain Gang' Pups Were Saved from Neglect

Adopt Us! These 'Chain Gang' Pups Were Saved from Neglect

Originally posted 07/10/2014 04:00PM

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 three: Manny, Troy and ShyAsia, 3-month-old pit bull mixes who were recently rescued from a neglectful home.

It's incredibly sad to think that the mother of these precious babies was, and still is, tied up on a chain outside her owner's house and has not been spayed. When she became pregnant several months ago, her owner didn't want anything to do with the puppies; they were tossed outside to die without food or water, says the Eleventh Hour Rescue of Rockaway, New Jersey.

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Credit: Stacey Axelrod/ASPCA
Adopt Me! Chuck's Resilience Will Inspire You

Adopt Me! Chuck's Resilience Will Inspire You

Originally posted 07/03/2014 01:30PM

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 Chuck, a young pit bull who has overcome difficult hurdles in his short life.

This past Christmas, the pooch was found tied to a fence at the Asphalt Green recreational campus in New York City. Unable to walk normally, he could only drag himself by his front legs.

He was brought to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals by two good Samaritans. Radiographs revealed severe joint disease in both of his hips due to old fractures, and, as a result, he had lost almost all the muscle mass in his hind legs.

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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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