Welcome to Petfinder.com! The virtual home of 374,783 adoptable pets from 13,618 adoption groups

Home > Pet News > More Pet News

Pet News


Happy Tail: A Terrier mix named Seamus finds his voice

Happy Tail: A Terrier mix named Seamus finds his voice

ZOOTOO  Fri, Mar 21

Through the miracle of Petfinder , Jessica Pickles, who lives in Kingston, ON, saw Oliver on Petfinder while she was thousands of miles away in Rome on vacation. She’d been looking for a hypoallergenic pooch for months because her boyfriend (now fiancé) had allergies. “There was something about Oliver that made me send the link to my boyfriend,” she says. Seamus not only found a home, he also found his voice. After arriving back in Canada, she made arrangements to ...

Read more: Happy Tail: A Terrier mix named Seamus finds his voice


Happy Tail: A Yorkie offers comfort and joy

Happy Tail: A Yorkie offers comfort and joy

ZOOTOO  Tue, Mar 18

A pet can be a great comfort in times of stress, and stress was exactly what Lillian Milstead had been going through as she endured multiple brain operations to release pressure on her brain to preserve her eyesight. “I found myself in chronic pain and felt that if I had a small dog to pet and love, it would help my anxiety and keep me moving,” she says. The Slidell, LA, woman wanted a Yorkshire Terrier  and found one listed by St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal ...

Read more: Happy Tail: A Yorkie offers comfort and joy


Romeo's Amateur Hour Wake up Tactic

Romeo's Amateur Hour Wake up Tactic

ZOOTOO  Mon, Mar 17

Today's wake up was a total bust. I am so disappointed in myself today. I was soooooo hungry; to the point of starving, actually. So, I was in survival mode; thinking with my belly and not my head. I started way too early (4 a.m.) and was way too aggressive (standing over female staff’s head and meowing incessantly). And I got kicked out of the room. Darndarndarndarn. I know better than this! Effective wake up campaigns require a perfect balance of timing and technique. I ...

Read more: Romeo's Amateur Hour Wake up Tactic


Happy Tail: Love transforms a Dachshund's personality

Happy Tail: Love transforms a Dachshund's personality

ZOOTOO  Fri, Mar 14

For some people, finding the right pet takes lots of searching, but for Mei Wan and her fiancé, it was quick. They entered their search criteria on Petfinder , and Hoppy showed up on the first page of matches. Hoppy’s photo showed a scared, emaciated Dachshund . The picture touched Mei, and she submitted an application to Waggytail Rescue , who had listed him on the website. The New York City rescue is foster-based, meaning they don’t have a bricks-and-mortar facility, so the ...

Read more: Happy Tail: Love transforms a Dachshund's personality


Less Adoptable? I don't think so!

Less Adoptable? I don't think so!

ZOOTOO  Thu, Mar 13

If you work in rescue, you often open up your news feed or email and see pictures of animals in need of rescue or a home. I receive no less than 20 emails a day with homeless animals in need of a place to go. Many of these animals are labeled “less adoptable” for some reason. I’m wondering, though, what makes these animals “less adoptable”? We are often told that some animals are “less adoptable” based on something physical. For instance, we are ...

Read more: Less Adoptable? I don't think so!


Dog brain research confirms what we knew all along

Dog brain research confirms what we knew all along

ZOOTOO  Wed, Mar 12

Scientists at a behavioral studies facility in Budapest set quite a tasks for themselves. They set out to analyze, with non-invasive methods, dog brains to see if our canine companions could detect emotions in both human and dog voices and to compare it to human brain activity when given the same stimuli. The hardest part, in my opinion, must have been training 11 dogs to lie perfectly still for about 10 minutes while they were being scanned by an MRI machine. The neurobiologists chose ...

Read more: Dog brain research confirms what we knew all along


Happy Tail: A German Shepherd gets sprung early

Happy Tail: A German Shepherd gets sprung early

ZOOTOO  Tue, Mar 11

Bocephus (Bo) the Basset Hound was in mourning for his friend, Ellie, a Basset/ Beagle mix, who had died of lung cancer. As time passed, the mourning got worse. Vicki Allen, who lives in Central City, KY, thought maybe adopting another dog would help Bo, but it was just a guess, and she wasn’t sure she was ready. Harmony among pets is sometimes hard to achieve, and she had four senior cats to consider. Nevertheless, she began to look on Petfinder . Learn why Petfinder believes ...

Read more: Happy Tail: A German Shepherd gets sprung early


Romeo's Renewed Vigor Wake up Tactic

Romeo's Renewed Vigor Wake up Tactic

ZOOTOO  Mon, Mar 10

I find it’s useful to be extra cute on early wake up days. I’ve been thinking about this and here’s the thing: I have been extremely easy on the staff lately when it comes to allowing them to sleep in a bit. Seriously. They’re going to start getting soft. And soft staff means lazy staff. So, it's back on me to make sure the team is up and at 'em and all furry faces are fed each morning. Otherwise, who knows what could happen. Presumably we would all starve. ...

Read more: Romeo's Renewed Vigor Wake up Tactic


Happy Tail: Six is a pup's lucky number

Happy Tail: Six is a pup's lucky number

ZOOTOO  Fri, Mar 7

After the death of her dog of 17 years, Debbi Keillor of Greenville, IL, wasn’t sure she ever wanted to experience such heartbreak again. But after months without the patter of paws in the house, she realized she wanted another dog. She began searching on Petfinder and decided she would put a limit on how far she would travel to adopt one: six hours. Tazzy Roo gained a home and filled an empty spot in her adopter’s heart. And then she saw the perfect dog — Tazzy. &# ...

Read more: Happy Tail: Six is a pup's lucky number


Happy Tail: A Corgi named Bernie brings a dream to life

Happy Tail: A Corgi named Bernie brings a dream to life

ZOOTOO  Tue, Mar 4

Sometimes an idea attaches itself on a person tighter than a tick on a dog. That’s what was bugging Emily Oline. She got the notion that she wanted to adopt a Corgi already named Bernie – and what were the odds of that? Her husband (then fiancé) had a dog named Hailey, and frankly, she was a little jealous of their close bond. “There is really nothing like the love a man has with his dog,” she says. Learn why Petfinder thinks all dogs should wear collars and ...

Read more: Happy Tail: A Corgi named Bernie brings a dream to life


Want to help pets, but not sure how? Check out tons of great, easy ways to help!