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Lindsey and Mark had each grown up in a family with dogs, but now they were adopting one of their own and would be solely responsible for her. It was a little daunting, and they were nervous. But Lindsey had been rather obsessed with dogs for a while, and it was time to do something about it. “Five or six …

When Jessica Rysiewski’s fiancé, Kevin, returned from a deployment in Afghanistan, he wanted a dog to help with his post-traumatic stress. Jessica has a background in dog training and suggested that rather than waiting for a dog through an organization dedicated to training PTSD dogs, they should adopt one from a shelter or rescue. She began looking on Petfinder. “I …

With Texas and Oklahoma battling deadly floods, the Petfinder Foundation is rushing funds to animal shelters and rescue groups saving the lives of pets in the affected regions. You can help by making a donation to the Petfinder Foundation today. Here are just a few of the ways we’re helping: Caring for Evacuees’ Pets The staff of just five people …

What started out as “just browsing on Petfinder” turned into “the decision of a lifetime,” says Emily Ritchlin. It led to her adoption of Remus, a Pomeranian, who was listed on the website by Furever Friends in Rochester, New York. “I’d always wanted a Pomeranian,” says Emily, who was living in Canandaigua, New York at the time. “Unfortunately, my family …

In March, Kathy Davis and her husband, Ernie, made the decision not to adopt another pet. They had lost their two boxers, B.J. and Gracie Mae, earlier in the year, and the heartache from their loss was too much. Then, Kathy says, she “just ‘happened’ to be on Petfinder and there he was”-Bowser, listed by LaPorte County [Indiana] Small Animal …

You may adore your pet but the same might not be said for your non-pet-owning roommates. While you love your dog or cat, know that pet ownership can sometimes come with its challenges. There are a few golden rules of taking care of a pet when you live with roommates. Follow these guidelines to avoid annoying your roommate or causing …

Petfinder is excited to be partnering with Dog Chow for the release of their Puppyhood program – your one stop shop to help raise your puppy right from the first bite. With a wide range of educational content as well as interactive tools, Puppyhood is the go-to destination to help guide you and your pup through puppyhood. Tips and Tricks …

The Golden Retriever mix at Panhandle Animal Welfare Society in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, wasn’t putting her best paw forward when the shelter worker took her photo for her Petfinder listing. She wouldn’t look up at the camera and just stood there with her tail tucked tightly under her body. What Leslie Davis saw in the photo was a scared …

To see Petey today, you would never suspect he was once living on the streets of Miami, Florida. When animal control picked him up, ticks speckled his small body, and his coat was matted. From his condition, they figured he had been on his own for a while. Abby’s Little Friends Rescue pulled him from the shelter, placed him in …

Senior dogs stand a smaller chance of being adopted than younger ones, so when 13-year-old Muffin popped up on Kathy Martin’s computer monitor as the Ocala, Florida, woman browsed on Petfinder, Kathy was worried about the dog’s future. It would be a shame for the Chihuahua/Terrier mix to spend her golden years in a shelter. “I don’t know how much …

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