02:11 PM EDT 03/03/2014
Originally posted 11/18/2013 03:00PM
Can't you just feel the love?
There's no denying that, as this picture illustrates, canine brothers Jeffrey and Jermaine are inseparable – and not just because they adore each other.
Jeffrey is blind and his brother, Jermaine, is his loyal guide dog. The 8-month-old pups were found on the streets of Philadelphia in October, according to Operation Ava, the animal rescue that is trying to find them a permanent home together.
Originally posted 11/15/2013 11:20AM
In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we'll be introducing you to an adult furball looking for a place to live out its golden years throughout November. Today, we'd like you to meet Fraggle, a cocker spaniel/poodle mix who resembles a grumpy old man – and until recently, had a lot to be grumpy about.
This 8-year-old pooch was found wandering the streets of the Bronx nearly a year ago. According to Dr. Julie Horton, medical director at the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, Fraggle was a "medical mess" upon his arrival. He suffered from chronic ear infections that had been unattended for so long they were no longer treatable. As a result, Fraggle have to have both ear canals removed to relieve his pain, leaving him almost completely deaf. An eye condition also prevents him from producing enough tears, so he requires regular medication.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 03:30PM
We think Katy Perry would app-purr-rove!
Singer/bassist Kate Davis has put her own spin on Perry's hit song "Roar" by taking the pop song one step furrier, er, further: She filmed a folk version of the ditty at a New York City animal shelter.
Shot Nov. 2 at the Humane Society of New York in midtown Manhattan, Davis and her band – which includes guitarist Gabe Schnider and drummer Conor Szymanski – performed the song in a room full of adorable and very adoptable felines, many of whom rock out as the sweet songstress belts out the tune. And by rock out, we mean go all acrobatic on a cat tree and knead lovingly on a blanket.
Originally posted 11/08/2013 06:30PM
In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we'll be introducing you to an adult furball looking for a place to live out its golden years throughout November. Today, we'd like you to meet Precious, a sweet kitty who enjoys watching the world from a windowsill.
If you look closely, you'll see what's so special about this pretty girl. She has striking markings and eyes that are two different colors. Precious is laid back and loves attention from people and other cats. She doesn't require a lot – a belly rub and a comfy windowsill where she can watch birds are just about all she wants in life.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 01:30PM
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, we'd like you to meet Diesel, an American pit bull who is a big baby at heart.
The 10-month-old dog could have used some comfort when he was a smaller puppy. He came to the North Shore Animal League America of Port Washington, N.Y., in January from Huntsville, Ala. The charming pup was adopted right away, but his owners returned him after only a couple of months due to his growing size and a skin condition. The poor pup was suffering from demodectic mange, and as bad luck would have it, got pneumonia on top of it, forcing him to be hospitalized.
Originally posted 10/25/2013 11:20AM
It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Daisy, a Great Pyrenees mix with a gentle soul.
Sadly, the 4-year-old has not had an easy life. "She was originally owned by a family that kept her in an outside pen," says Grace Kelly, owner of Finding Shelter, a rescue based in Norristown, Pa. "They wanted her to be a working farm dog. She was expected to be a herder."
When that didn't work out, the family sold her to another one, who put her on an outside chain for two months. "They finally dropped her off at a local shelter because they said she wasn't friendly to their other dogs," says Kelly.
Originally posted 10/18/2013 12:20PM
It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Scruffy, a happy terrier mix who's searching for a dedicated owner to help with his separation anxiety.
Does Scruffy's face seem familiar to you? That's because he's a dead ringer for Uggie, the adorable furry star of 2011's The Artist, and just like his onscreen alter ego, Scruffy is extremely loyal.
Not too long ago, he charmed someone into bringing him home from the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Me., but, sadly, he was returned because of a lifestyle change.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 12:30PM
It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Moose, a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix whose best match would be an active owner who can keep up with him.
Outgoing, fun-loving Moose has clocked a lot of miles in his short life. The sweet pup came to the Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue in Ellicott City, Md., from southern California where, says the rescue, Chihuahuas fill up shelters in alarming numbers due to their popularity in Hollywood.
Originally posted 10/08/2013 01:10PM
It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Leroy, a 2-year-old hound/beagle mix who just wants to make someone happy.
This cheerful pup came to the To Love Canine Rescue, Inc., via the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina, where, because he was heart worm positive, he faced an uncertain future.
Originally posted 10/07/2013 01:15PM
Nothing brings two individuals together like common ground – and that's exactly what happened in the case of miniature horse Judd and Tyler Cribbs.
Judd was born at the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association in Grantville, Pa., two months ago with a condition that prevents him from supporting his own weight without splints. The association offers horseback riding as therapy to patients with disabilities, but in the case of Judd, the organization was faced with an opportunity to do the opposite.
"It's our turn to give therapy back," CATRA's Ben Nolt told local station WHTM, adding, "There are horses who have had this in the past and recovered normally. We're sort of a wait and see."
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