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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
Adopt Me! Waldo Wants to Kiss Shelter Life Goodbye

Adopt Me! Waldo Wants to Kiss Shelter Life Goodbye

Originally posted 04/25/2014 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 Waldo, a sweet pooch who's been waiting for his forever home for more than three years.

Although he's lived most of his life at the League for Animal Protection in Huntington, N.Y., Waldo is not bitter. He's a loving, goofy pit bull who adores being with people, riding in cars and also walks great on a leash.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Shannon Jackson
Adopt Us! Expo and Impo Are a Dynamic Duo

Adopt Us! Expo and Impo Are a Dynamic Duo

Originally posted 04/18/2014 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 Expo and Impo, two cottontail cuties that are every bit as adorable as any dog or cat.

These fluffy brothers were rescued from a neglectful home by the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue. Caged for most of their lives, the Holland lop/lionhead mixes were fed bread and other inappropriate human foods by their previous owner. Expo, the more extroverted of the pair, was given this name because he likes to explore his surroundings, while Impo (left) is slightly more introverted than his sibling but would still make a great pet.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities
Credit: Courtesy Joanne Johnson
Adopt Me! Missy the Greyhound Has Beauty & Brains

Adopt Me! Missy the Greyhound Has Beauty & Brains

Originally posted 04/04/2014 06:30PM

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. In honor of Adopt-a-Greyhound Month, we'd like you to meet Missy, a 3-year-old former racing dog who has been waiting too long for her forever home.

This beautiful and friendly pup comes from good stock, with both of her parents having made names for themselves on the track. Missy (short for Missing You) was adopted into a loving home shortly after she retired from racing, but sadly she was returned when the family decided they no longer had time for her.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Credit: Courtesy Panhandle Animal Shelter
Adopt Me! Gweeda Dreams of Being Someone's Good Dog

Adopt Me! Gweeda Dreams of Being Someone's Good Dog

Originally posted 03/28/2014 11:30AM

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 Gweeda, a sweet senior pup who's looking for a permanent place to call home after bouncing around in recent years.

In 2006, the Anatolian shepherd mix was adopted into a happy home where she lived for four years. Sadly, in 2011, her owners brought her back to the Kootenai Pets for Life rescue in Libby, Mont., because they were moving and couldn't take her with them.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy Texas Sweeties Dog Rescue
Adopt Me! You'll Fall Hard for Timber the Husky

Adopt Me! You'll Fall Hard for Timber the Husky

Originally posted 03/21/2014 10:30AM

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 Timber, a sweet husky who recently survived a harrowing ordeal.

Timber was thrown from a moving truck on the bustling Highway 35 in Round Rock, Texas, when he was just a young pup. A concerned citizen immediately stopped and helped the dog – who miraculously wasn't injured – off the highway and took him to a local shelter. He was later taken in by a foster family from the Texas Sweeties Dog Rescue in Austin.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
Adopt Me! Harriet Will Love You Forever for Rescuing Her

Adopt Me! Harriet Will Love You Forever for Rescuing Her

Originally posted 03/14/2014 05:15PM

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, meet Harriet, a 7-year-old pooch who has come a long way since arriving at the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford, Conn.

The 45-lb. pup may be the picture of perfection now, but this former stray was freezing cold, flea-infested and missing most of her fur on February 4 when animal control officer Audrey McKay captured her and brought her into the shelter.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy Detroit Humane Society
Shelter Dog Saves Family 2 Weeks After Adoption

UpdatePosted 03/12/2014 05:45PM

The Daily Treat: Shelter Dog Saves Family 2 Weeks After Adoption

Originally posted 03/12/2014 03:10PM

Hunter the dog is more than just an adorable face.

Just two weeks after finding a forever home, the husky-mix puppy thanked his adoptive family by rescuing them right back.

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Credit: Samantha Guillot Page
Adopt Me! Stella Just Wants to Be a Part of a Family

Adopt Me! Stella Just Wants to Be a Part of a Family

Originally posted 03/07/2014 02:30PM

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 Stella, a 2-year-old Lab who would thrive in a boisterous family atmosphere.

Two months ago, a good Samaritan brought this playful and loving pup to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League with a horrible problem: A collar made of nylon boat rope had become embedded into her neck due to neglect.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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