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So you’ve decided to adopt a pet during COVID-19…

Have you welcomed a new cat or dog into your home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Follow these expert tips to help her thrive! In the...

Quick tips to prepare for your new rescue dog

Congratulations – your new rescue dog is coming home! Here’s a few tips that will help you make it an easy, joyful experience for...

The dog adoption experience

A comprehensive look at what to know and expect when adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue. Over the years, I have been...

Mutual Rescue is all about the human-animal bond

The staff and volunteers at Mutual Rescue know about the amazing effect pets have on people – and they’re sharing it with the world. Countless...

Successful shelter dog program goes international

The popular shelter dog program, Doggy Day Out, has taken the U.S. by storm by giving homeless shelter dogs a chance to explore the...

50-year-old Bahamas animal shelter renovated after hurricane

Thanks to a $225,000 grant, the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) – the only animal welfare organization on the island – has been...

Four reasons to give senior cats a lifesaving chance

Thinking about adopting a feline companion? Senior cats are just as loving, loyal, and delightful as young ones, but typically the last to be...

Program benefits travelers and rescue dogs

Mutual Rescue's Doggy Day Out program is helping rescue dogs and humans across the country! Do you miss your dog on the road? Ever wish...

What to consider before getting a pet for the holidays

Pets don’t always make great presents! If you’re thinking about adopting an animal this holiday season, read this first. There’s no greater gift for a...

Animal Haven

From community outreach initiatives to behavior modification training, this Manhattan-based non-profit has spent the last half-century developing programs to help animals and people in...

How to integrate your new cat into your life

Congratulations, you adopted a new cat! Here are some tips to help you introduce her to her new life in the most stress-free way...

The true story of the amazing dog who rescues cats

Private detective Colin Butcher and his canine partner, Molly, are on a mission to rescue missing and stolen pets. After retiring his uniform in 2003,...

Sound-absorbing panels in shelters keep dogs calmer

Some animal shelters are investing in sound-absorbing panels that help reduce the stress of their  four-legged residents. Barking-induced stress is a universal problem in animal...

A look inside the world’s first model animal shelter

How Humane Society Silicon Valley earned the title of “world’s first model animal shelter”, and why this ranking is so important. In 2017, Humane...

Ohio declares shelter pets its state animal

Ohio State has taken the #adoptdontshop movement to the next level by naming shelter pets as its official animal! Whether you’re an Ohio local or...

Quality time with foster families can improve adoption rates in shelters

Many dogs in shelter environments come from troubled pasts, which decreases their likelihood of being adopted. Here’s how one organization's unique foster program is helping...

Jackson Galaxy: the story of the world’s most famous cat expert

Learn how Jackson Galaxy, AKA “The Cat Daddy”, got his start in the cat world, and why his life’s mission is to make the planet a...

Caring for senior dogs with style

Vintage Pet Rescue is a non-profit hospice organization dedicated to caring for senior dogs. Their fun approach ensures every dog is cared for, loved...

Dog rescue wins national recycling contest 

The Boston Terrier Rescue Canada is kind to dogs... and the environment! Congrats to this organization for winning the 2018 “Recycling Revolution” contest. Last year,...

Missing dog rescued 400 miles from home

Sadie, an American foxhound, went missing in late 2014. Over the next 3 years, she traveled nearly 400 miles to upstate New York. Fortunately,...

Myths and misconceptions about shelter dogs

Anyone with a rescue dog will tell you that their pup is incredible – so why aren’t more people choosing to adopt from shelters?...

Pet leasing ban passed in New York

Beware of pet leasing! Offered by some pet stores as a way for customers to take puppies home without buying them, these financing plans...

Want to help a shelter dog?

Countless dogs are left unadopted in shelters every single year. Adopt a shelter dog month aims to find forever homes for these animals.  October is...

Ongoing support for animal hurricane victims

GreaterGood.org is still actively helping pets affected by Hurricane Maria in various ways, including shelter renovations and repairs, and food donations for shelter dogs...

ASPCA helps animals affected by California wildfires

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is assisting local agencies with field rescues and emergency sheltering for dogs, cats...

Parvo ward saves 500 sick puppies

How one woman’s philanthropic efforts is saving puppies with parvovirus. Parvovirus leads to the euthanasia of many puppies in shelters. Without a quarantined space to...

DIY crafts for shelter animals

Many animal shelters don’t allow kids to volunteer, so DIY crafts are a purrrfect way to involve them in rescue efforts. So you want to...

Walking and exercise programs make shelter dogs more adoptable

Daily walks and exercise help more rescue and shelter dogs find forever homes by giving them physical and mental stimulation and teaching them valuable...

How the ASPCA saves and protects during kitten season

Kitten season starts in April and lasts through September. This means shelters and rescues are overwhelmed with homeless kittens during the warm weather months....

Using social petworking to help animals in need

Every June, we celebrate Social Petworking Month in an attempt to like, send and share our way toward a brighter future for homeless animals....

Help turn kitten season into foster season

Warm temperatures can put kittens in serious peril, but if people, shelters, and communities step up to tackle the problem together, we can hopefully...

Dog overpopulation in Northern Canada

Dog overpopulation is a serious animal welfare issue in Northern Canada.  To make matters worse, spay/neuter services and veterinary care and supplies are limited...