02:18 PM EDT 04/18/2015
Originally posted 04/17/2015 12:00PM
Originally posted 04/17/2015 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 April, a one-year-old border collie mix who is hoping this is her lucky month.
"Couch potatoes need not apply," reads a post from the dog's foster mom on Facebook. "This smart, playful, energetic love bug is looking for a home that can keep up with her. She will reward you with devotion and affection."
Originally posted 04/16/2015 05:00PM
We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!
Originally posted 04/16/2015 08:00PM
To introduce her beloved "first-borns" – dogs Lulu and Meeka – to daughter Everly, Jenna-Dewan Tatum made a plan before she brought her baby girl Everly, now 22 months, home.
"I took some of my hospital blankets ... when I was in the hospital with Everly that had her scent on it – it was one of the receiving blankets and something she was wrapped around – and I had it brought back to our house where our dogs were so they could get her scent," Dewan-Tatum told PEOPLE at the Shutterfly Launches Pet Accessories Collection with Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Hope for Paws event held at the Veterinary Care Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Originally posted 04/16/2015 07:05PM
All of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful choices have a special something that makes them stand out – that inexplicable "It" factor.
The same can be said for the world's animals. Every pet has his or her own adorable quirk that sets them apart to their owners; each has a version of that "Julia Roberts smile."
Originally posted 04/15/2015 12:35PM
Originally posted 04/15/2015 12:10PM
For more than a year, retired Marine Jim Kuiken spent his days sitting alone in a chair in his living room, barely able to function.
"I would get up out of the chair maybe twice a day to go get food," the highly decorated former Marine Sergeant Major tells PEOPLE. "I would be in my PJs for days at a time. I didn't interact with other people. I didn't even interact with my family. I was in a real bad place."
Like thousands of veterans, Kuiken has suffered silently for decades from PTSD, which slowly eroded away his life, preventing him from going out, keeping in touch with family and friends – or even talking to his wife, Celia, and their children.
Originally posted 04/14/2015 09:25AM
Within the high barbed wire fences surrounding a prison in north Louisiana sits a one-of-a-kind shelter for dogs and cats, run by an animal-loving prison official and staffed by some exceptional inmates.
Welcome to the non-profit Pen Pals animal shelter, where prisoners do everything for the animals seven days a week – from scooping poop to training pups in a large outside yard to diagnosing ailments and assisting in operations performed by veterinarians from Louisiana State University.
Originally posted 04/13/2015 05:45PM
This Sunday – while you were out brunching or sleeping or rocking flower crowns at Coachella – one of the most important events in American history took place on a Southern California beach. Five hundred corgis, many of them bandana-clad, gathered together for a massive, absurdly adorable corgi playdate.
Originally posted 04/13/2015 10:35AM
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