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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Jumps into Pool Fully Clothed to Save Newly Adopted Puppy from Drowning

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Jumps into Pool Fully Clothed to Save Newly Adopted Puppy from Drowning

Originally posted 09/07/2015 08:50PM

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson certainly had an exciting, adrenaline-filled Labor Day weekend.

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Celebrities Rally to Clear the Shelters and Find Every Animal a Home

Celebrities Rally to Clear the Shelters and Find Every Animal a Home

Originally posted 08/12/2015 05:00PM

Every pet deserves a warm lap, a loving home and YouTube stardom. NBC TV is working to make this dream a reality for all the cats and dogs waiting to be adopted.

On Aug. 15, NBC Universal will host a nationwide pet adoption initiative called Clear the Shelters in an effort to place the country's thousands of homeless pets with forever families. The drive will be broadcasted in 19 markets, matching 28 local news stations with nearby animal shelters.

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Celebrate DOGust 1st with North Shore Animal League America and PEOPLE

UpdatePosted 08/01/2015 11:45AM

Celebrate DOGust 1st with North Shore Animal League America and PEOPLE

Originally posted 07/31/2015 05:00PM

Don't get jealous, but PEOPLE staffers had the fluffiest day ever, and all for a good cause.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet Adoption
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Austin Community Supports Shelter Animals Rendered Homeless by Floods

Austin Community Supports Shelter Animals Rendered Homeless by Floods

Originally posted 05/28/2015 06:25PM

As heavy rain poured off the roof of her house in Austin, Texas, late Monday afternoon, Kim Griffin learned on Facebook that her local animal shelter, Austin Pets Alive, had been flooded by the severe storms over the weekend and was in desperate need of volunteers to take in homeless pets.

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Man Takes His Dying Dog on Cross-Country Road Trip: 'We Gotta Live!' (PHOTOS)

Man Takes His Dying Dog on Cross-Country Road Trip: 'We Gotta Live!' (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 05/28/2015 04:35PM

They say every dog has its day, and Poh is making the most of his with the help of his owner Thomas Neil Rodriguez.

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See the Most Adorable Shelter Dog Makeovers Just in Time for National Adoption Weekend

See the Most Adorable Shelter Dog Makeovers Just in Time for National Adoption Weekend

Originally posted 05/15/2015 10:30AM

PetSmart gave a few lucky pups a little extra TLC this week in hopes of helping them find forever homes during their big adoption drive. Check out the cuddly results

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Filed Under: Pet Adoption
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Andre the Giant Cat Is Helping Colorado Kitties Find Forever Homes

Andre the Giant Cat Is Helping Colorado Kitties Find Forever Homes

Originally posted 05/14/2015 01:30PM

Andre the Giant Cat is a humongous star at High Paw Pet Supplies in Fairplay, Colorado – and a big help to other kitties looking for homes.

The 25-lb. feline was spotted wandering around the neighborhood in November and was taken in by High Paw owner Miyuki Takeda, reports the Denver Post.

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Filed Under: Cats, Pet Adoption
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Dog Found Living in Tree Looking for a Caring Forever Home

Dog Found Living in Tree Looking for a Caring Forever Home

Originally posted 05/07/2015 11:00AM

Boo's upbringing is unlike that of most dogs. The skittish canine was recently found by animal control officer Shirley Zindler living in a hollowed-out tree in Sonoma, California, reports Dogster.

Zindler found Boo, starving and pregnant, hiding in the empty trunk of the tree and carefully removed the dog from her unusual living situation.

Boo was rescued, but sadly, the puppies she gave birth to several days later did not survive. It is uncertain how the dog ended up in the tree, but her rescuers have an idea. Boo was found in an area where many locals abandon unwanted pets.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet Adoption
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Meet 'Eddie the Terrible': Is This the Best Adoption Ad Ever?

UpdatePosted 12/16/2014 08:25AM

The Daily Treat: The Most Brutally Honest Adoption Ad We've Ever Read

Originally posted 12/15/2014 04:00PM

We have a bit of a reputation for shedding a tear or two (or more) when we're reading about pets looking for forever homes.

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Chris Hemsworth Is Officially the Sexiest Puppy Dad Alive

Chris Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky Adopt Puppy – Is There Anything Cuter?

Originally posted 11/24/2014 11:15AM

As if Chris Hemsworth could get any sexier.

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