Monthly Archives: June 2015

A dragonfly alights on the gunwale of the canoe, and Henry is on it in a flash and catches it! Meanwhile, Melissa Behrens and her husband, Max Lynch, are busy counterbalancing the launch of his sudden attack, trying to keep the canoe afloat and their camera dry. But they are …

Summer storms are a sight to see (and hear), with brilliant flashes of lightning and loud booming thunderclaps that can sometimes shake whole buildings. Seriously—they’re no joke. And dogs and cats, like many people, often experience some anxiety over the loud sounds and bright flashes. Sometimes their fear is relatively …

In August 2014, the Petfinder blog chronicled Scooter’s “incredible” journey from a puppy mill to a loving home with Kirstin Burdett. The little French bulldog’s horizons had already begun to broaden at Tri-State Yorkie and Small Breed Rescue in Oakland City, Indiana, and his development continued in his new home. …

Dixie, a miniature poodle, was surrendered to an open-admission city animal shelter in early 2014. She was old, blind, underweight and most of her teeth were missing. Her chances of being adopted were slim, so Shelter Animals Rescue Group (SARG) took her in and placed her in a loving foster …

Julie Amundson’s 18-year-old dog had passed away, and she was heartbroken. The death of a pet leaves people wondering if they ever want to suffer the pain of such a loss again, and Julie was no exception. But then she began looking on Petfinder and saw a photo of Middy, …

When Marlee Poff decided to adopt a cat, she knew right where to go to look for one: Petfinder. “I wanted an adult cat because they are a bit harder to re-home,” she says. A white cat was also on her radar because she knew that some white cats, particularly …

The Petfinder Foundation is continuing to help shelters and rescue groups recover from recent devastating floods in Texas and Oklahoma. The Foundation recently granted $10,000 to Austin Pets Alive!, which suffered extensive damage when it was flooded on Memorial Day and has also been called on to take in pets …

From a distance comes the sound of a fire engine, and Izzy, a German Shepherd mix, begins to howl in concert with it. “She can match her pitch to the pitch of the siren–fire chief or fire truck,” says Marta Barnett of St. Paul, Minnesota, who adopted Izzy two years …

One of the best things about having pets is that they love you unconditionally, even when you haven’t done anything all day except binge watch “Mad Men” on Netflix. The thing is, just like people, pets get bored. To make matters worse, they don’t have thumbs and can’t play Candy …

Sometimes stress gets to a boiling point, and Marianne and Dan were about there. They had gotten engaged, were making wedding plans and had bought their first home together. “We found ourselves forgetting what brought us together, and that was love,” Marianne says. To make matters more stressful, Dan’s childhood dog …

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