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This adorable kitten says 'Thank You' for his shots!

This adorable kitten says 'Thank You' for his shots!

ZOOTOO  Wed, Jan 29

Here at the Petfinder Foundation , we’ve given millions of dollars in vaccination grants to animal shelters and rescue groups. That means thousands of pets — including the adorable Casey, pictured here — have been protected from the communicable diseases so common in shelters. Casey was adopted from Ark-Valley Humane Society in Poncha Springs, CO. Casey was adopted from Ark-Valley Humane Society in Poncha Springs, CO, which received a grant through our A Shot ...

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Happy Tail: Marigold is a merry addition to the family

Happy Tail: Marigold is a merry addition to the family

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jan 28

Marigold’s family think she’s quite special – and funny, too. This cat, whom the family adopted from 4 Paws With a Cause in Medford, NJ, after seeing her photo on Petfinder , has a curl in her tail that would make a Spitz  dog proud. Not only does she have the curl, but from time to time, she seems improbably surprised to find it perched there on her rear end and gives it a swift chase. Marigold positions herself to play. “We think she doesn’t know ...

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Romeo's "Not My Fault" Wake up Tactic

Romeo's

ZOOTOO  Mon, Jan 27

So, this morning’s wake up was a bit frustrating. I will not accept responsibility for this. Unless there’s something in it for me. First of all, I’d like to state my formal position that it's not my fault the cell phone cord was dangling off the bedside table. Also, it's not my fault that the iPad and glasses were on TOP of the cell phone. Furthermore, one simply cannot possibly think it's my fault that, when I played with the cell phone cord and pulled it off ...

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Happy Tail: The Border Collie who came in from the cold

Happy Tail: The Border Collie who came in from the cold

ZOOTOO  Fri, Jan 24

Jet’s family died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Fortunately, their  Border Collie was tied up in the yard and missed that fate. Someone eventually untied him, but he ran away. For about a year he wandered the area on his own, getting by as best he could, foraging for food in garbage cans and eating chickens. While he was leading a feral life, someone shot him. At some time, a man lured him in, loaded him into the back of a pick-up truck and brought him to the Auglaize County Humane ...

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Pit Bull Parent: Lost Dog Report

Pit Bull Parent: Lost Dog Report

ZOOTOO  Thu, Jan 23

We've all seen the lost dog reports. We worry about the dogs and wonder about the outcome. Today, I was one of those families who lost their dogs. And let me tell you, it was terrifying. I let my dog out into the yard around 9:30 am one morning. It had been snowing for the past 3 days and they haven't really had the opportunity to run around for a while so I had them stay out for a while. Gidget is now home safe and sound   Around 10:15, the my cable provider opened my gate ...

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Happy Tail: Bath-loving cat is a (Rag)doll

Happy Tail: Bath-loving cat is a (Rag)doll

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jan 21

A cat who loves baths — that's Amigo-Otis, as his humans often call him. His shelter name was Amigo, but Lorene Ness, who adopted him, says the cat reminds her husband of Otis, the character who locks himself into Sheriff Taylor's jail on “The Andy Griffith Show” - hence the name. Amigo-Otis loves attention, even baths. "I always wanted a Ragdoll cat," Lorene says. "but I admired them from a distance since I didn't have the $1,000 to $1,500 to buy one." She had found ...

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Romeo's Fuzzy Face Wake up Tactic

Romeo's Fuzzy Face Wake up Tactic

ZOOTOO  Mon, Jan 20

Sometimes being subtle doesn’t do the job. Today I really needed to get in the staff’s face, literally, in order to keep from starving to death as the staff members slumbered. How could anyone sleep through being loved on by this furry face? So, I climbed on female staff’s stomach and sat down. I meowed and scooted up on her chest. I meowed again and scooted up onto her neck. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. This should have been enough to get her moving. ...

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Can you help with our resolutions?

Can you help with our resolutions?

ZOOTOO  Fri, Jan 17

I’m a big fan of self improvement. Maybe it’s a part of growing up in a world of self-help books for every topic under the sun. Do I want to improve my sewing, be more assertive, communicate better, lose weight, improve my endurance, write faster or generally be more efficient? There’s almost certainly a book and an app for that . I think this desire for self-improvement is part of why I love making resolutions. This year I have a number of personal resolutions focused on ...

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Happy Tail: Pit Bull inspires a new rescue group

Happy Tail: Pit Bull inspires a new rescue group

ZOOTOO  Fri, Jan 17

Melissa Mariner-Loos, who lives in Warminster, PA, first saw Reed, a Pit Bull, on Petfinder in 2005. Little did she know then that the stray pup, who was barely weaned and had a gaping wound in his shoulder, would have a profound influence on her life. Caroline County Humane Society in Ridgely, MD, listed him on Petfinder. The staff there had patched him up, but he was still in the shelter when he was six months old. His story and photo set Melissa in motion. She went to Maryland and ...

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Happy Tail: Pumpkin's sweetness shines through

Happy Tail: Pumpkin's sweetness shines through

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jan 14

Hoi Duong has a fuzzy snooze alarm. When she snuggles under the covers to catch a few more zzzz’s, her kitty, Pumpkin, goes into action. He nuzzles her face and rolls around on her. For good measure, he licks her face with his scratchy tongue. Hoi has no choice but to give in and get up. Pumpkin is ready to leap into action, bringing lots of laughs to his new family. When Hoi and her partner moved to their current location in Bellingham, WA, they began longing for a cat. They ...

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