09:44 PM EDT 03/16/2014
Originally posted 12/06/2013 04:40PM
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 Dreamer, a 1-year-old pit bull terrier mix whose wish came true in April when she was transferred from an overcrowded shelter to the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island.
Over the past few months, Dreamer has been out to prove just how dreamy she is. The outgoing, people- and dog-friendly pooch has an unmistakable "goofy nature [that] is sure to bring a smile to your face," reads her bio.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 09:00AM
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 Shilo, an easy-going dog who just wants a lap to snuggle in.
He may be 9-years-old, but Shilo has a lot of good years ahead of him. Everyone loves spending time with this terrier mix – from adults to children to other dogs and cats. His positive spirit is infectious, according to the Adopt Me Rescue of Studio City, Calif., who is currently trying to find him a happy home.
Originally posted 11/25/2013 12:15PM
... And they lived happily ever after!
Jeffrey and Jermaine, the two homeless pups whose story melted hearts when a photograph of them hugging each other in their shelter pen went viral, have found a place to spend forever.
The no-kill animal shelter Operation Ava sorted through more than 10,000 adoptions applications for the 8-month-old pups, who are inseparable because Jeffrey is blind and his brother, Jermaine, is his loyal guide dog. The lucky new owners: Jonathan Hochman and his wife, Veronica McKee.
Originally posted 11/22/2013 12:30PM
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 Jessie, a kitty who has remained sweet despite having his whole world turned upside-down.
When his owners moved in September, they couldn't take Jessie along. The 8 lb. senior cat was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas in Dallas, but the cheerful cat hasn't allowed shelter life to get him down.
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.
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