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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...

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...

“Make-A-Wish Foundation” for animals

Mckenzi Taylor is a childhood leukemia survivor who has dedicated her life to saving sick, injured and abused animals — and her story is...

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...

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....

Animal rescue groups respond to California wildfires

The wildfires spreading across California have destroyed over 100,000 acres of land in just over a week. As firefighters put their resources into battling...

Behavior modification for shelter dogs

Combined with quality care, positive training programs for shelter dogs can help increase adoption rates and ensure successful integration into forever homes. Understanding this...

Animals aiding with eating disorder recovery

In her book, Pound for Pound, San Diegan Shannon Kopp shares her empowering story of how animals, particularly Pit Bulls, played a key role in her self-discovery...

How to responsibly re-home your dog or cat

Certain extenuating circumstances can make re-homing your pet unavoidable. But how you re-home your pet is up to you, and there are ways to...

Rescue animals only in Sacramento pet stores

On May 16th, Sacramento, California passed a law that all animals in pet stores must come from rescues or shelters. Joining 213 cities across...

Shelter Me: Community Matters

Shelter Me is an uplifting film series that celebrates shelter pets and the people who help them. Shelter Me partners with animal welfare groups to organize effective spay-neuter clinics and...

Animal Wellness visits Iqaluit Humane Society

Iqaluit Humane Society needs your help! Recently, our Publisher, Tim Hockley, his wife and Editor-in-chief, Dana Cox, and their son Tristan visited the Iqaluit Humane...

4 ways Reiki can help shelter animals

Shelter dogs and cats are under a lot of stress. Reiki can relieve their discomfort and even make them more adoptable. Animal shelters are stressful...

Rescue made easy

The shelter isn’t the only place to go. Rescue organizations are finding homes for more animals by bringing adoptable dogs and cats to special...

Outdoor Cats Debate — Part I

Addressing problems caused by feral, stray and free-roaming felines – and finding solutions that benefit both cats and communities. Over the past few years, we...

Rescuing Romania’s stray dogs

Romania has been through a lot of upheaval over the last two decades, and its homeless animals have suffered more than most. ROLDA brings...

Choosing a service dog

If you or someone you know wants a service dog, how do you choose the right one? Melanie wanted to get a service dog for...

Prison program helps dogs and inmates

Offenders train shelter dogs for adoption thanks to successful prison programs that give both inmates and animals a second chance in life. When most people...

A rescue for pets with disabilities

Visit a special rescue where animals with disabilities can find a caring home -- and teach people they can still love and enjoy life. Normally,...

Black dog syndrome

The term 'black dog syndrome' is sometimes used to describe feelings of depression, but it can also refer to a very real phenomenon often...

Adopting a dog online

The internet makes it easier than ever to find the right companion. But, make sure these online sites have the best interests of the...

Quilts for shelter animals

How one woman and her dog led to a unique organization that makes quilts to ensure shelter dogs and cats stay warm, comfy and...

Rescuing dogs in northern Canada

This couple founded a rescue in remote northern Canada to help save the many dogs in need. Moosonee is a small town just a dozen...

Want to foster dogs?

Want to foster dogs? It’s rewarding, but can also be a challenge, as we discovered when we took in an elderly beagle. She wasn’t a...

Living with special needs dogs

One woman's experience of living with a deaf rescue pup inspired her to teach others about the care and training of special needs dogs. Mariah...

Beth Ostrosky Stern: animal adoption advocate

How serendipity and a bulldog named Bianca transformed model, actress and TV personality Beth Ostrosky Stern into an adoption advocate. Beth Ostrosky Stern is known...

Is your dog extra sensitive to sound?

You know dogs have a keener sense of hearing than we do. What you may not know is that some are extra sensitive to...

Emmanuelle Vaugier helps animals

Improving the lives of animals in need is high on the list of priorities for Emmanuelle Vaugier, an ambitious Canadian-born actress. There’s a saying in Hollywood...

Anna Easteden — cat lover and animal advocate

Actress Anna Easteden has a passion for kitties that spans two continents and an entire lifetime. As a six-year-old in Finland, award-nominated actress Anna Easteden...

Lu Parker: Advocating For Animals

Lu Parker wears multiple hats as a news anchor, actress and journalist, but still finds the time and energy to advocate for homeless animals. Lu Parker,...

Megan Blake on Four Footed Companions

Megan Blake, a talented actress and producer, credits her dog Smiley, along with her many other four-footed companions, for teaching her some important life lessons. Megan...

What to do when you find a lost dog

What should you do when you find a lost dog? Taking the right steps will ensure he ends up in the right hands. It’s a...