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If You Post a Photo of Your Rescue Pup, $10 Is Donated to Charity

Pet lovers are always posting their photos and heartwarming rescue stories—now, you can raise money for the shelter of your choice by doing it. MyRescue.dog...

Arizona City Mandates All Dogs Sold in Pet Stores Will Come From Shelters

For the longest time, rescue groups, shelter volunteers, and animal lovers everywhere have hoped the day would come when pet stores would sell shelter...

How Mervin the Rescue Chihuahua Melted 30,000 Hearts on Instagram

Aside from being absolutely adorable—and the ideal posterboy for #TongueOutTuesday—Mervin is a champion for second chance pups everywhere. Initially found as a stray and brought...

Meet The Father of The “No-Kill” Movement Who Has Saved Millions of Dogs

Rich Avanzino has spent decades working to change shelters from a place dogs and cats go to die to a place where they can find second chances.

Kittens on Loan Leads to Happier Workplace For This Office

There’s a unique ‘library’ in Las Cruces, New Mexico. But it’s kittens – not books – that people are checking out. A few years ago,...

“Bucket List Dog” Cuts Ribbon at Shelter Where He Was First Adopted

We heard back from Thomas Neil Rodriguez, aka DJ Neil Armstrong, who told us that Poh, the pup he’s been taking on a Bucket...

A Whopping 5,200 Shelter Pets Were Adopted in One Weekend Event

Over the weekend, an incredible 5,277 shelter pets found homes in a multi-state adoption event orchestrated by Maddie’s Fund, named for a cherished miniature...

“Fospice” Gives Terminally Ill Shelter Dogs Chance at a Happy Ending

Thanks to "Fospice" (think foster + hospice), a program run by Foster Dogs, a lucky select few elderly or terminally ill dogs like Biscuit are...

Pit Bull Love Prompts Autistic Teen to Kiss Mom for First Time

Evidence that Pit Bulls are actually incredibly sweet just keeps piling up. When Amanda Granados adopted Roxy the Pit Bull from a Los Angeles animal shelter,...

Lonely Veteran Finds New Friend in a Four-Legged “Battle Buddy”

Since leaving the army, Chris's days have been--well, lonely. Like many veterans, Chris missed the camaraderie and closeness of his fellow soldiers. Chris thought perhaps a...

Amputated After Frostbite, Dog Walks Anew with 4 Prosthetic Legs

Second chances should always be this sweet. Brutus, a two-year-old Rottweiler and a quadruple-amputee, is currently living a frisky life, thanks to Orthopets Denver and...

‘Wheely’ Cute Rescue Pups Roll Down 5th Ave in NYC Easter Parade

New York City’s favorite roll-models are getting ready to take Fifth Avenue in Sunday’s Easter Parade, putting their best wheels forward to raise awareness...
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Coffee With Cats: America’s First Cat Cafe Opens In Oakland

Cat Town Café – the nation’s first permanent cat café – is now open in downtown Oakland to serve coffee and promote feline adoptions. Cat...

Semper Fido: Dog Goes From Freeway to Shelter to Veteran’s Loving Arms

When Best Friends Animal Society staff members pulled a pretty, golden-colored pit bull terrier mix from a busy Los Angeles city shelter, no one...

‘Friends’ 20th Anniversary Spawns Real-Life Central Perk Coffee Shop

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of NBC's “Friends,” Warner Bros. is opening a replica of the trendy coffee shop featured in many of the...
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Ralph Lauren Uses Rescue Dogs in Fashion Spread

For the first time, Ralph Lauren is featuring shelter dogs in its fashion advertising, showing off its line of fall accessories alongside adorable rescue...
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Boy With Mental Retardation Improves Life for Homeless Pets

A young man in Tennessee doesn't let autism or mental challenges stop him from living a full life -- and helping others less fortunate...
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Teaching Dogs to Drive Mini Coopers in Bid to Find Adoptive Homes

Every year, the SPCA needs to find homes for thousands of dogs that have been abused, abandoned, or just forgotten. The dogs may be...
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Dog-lovers Flock to NJ Shelter to Adopt 63 Shih Tzus Rescued From Breeder

Friday and Saturday were busy days at a once-abandoned warehouse -- now the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter -- as rescued Shih Tzus were adopted...
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City Tries to Curb Panhandling With Puppies and Stipends

When it comes to tackling San Francisco's entrenched panhandling problem, City Hall has tried just about everything: laws banning sitting on sidewalks, teams of...