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Olivia Hunter was dejected. She had loved dogs her entire life and now, when she had found one on Petfinder that matched her criteria, one that liked cats and loved going on hikes and long walks, she learned that someone else had already spoken up to adopt her. Cuddles, the dog she’d wanted to adopt was in foster care with …

Be prepared might be one of Barkley’s mottoes. The Chihuahua/Dachshund mix roams the house with a big bone in his mouth, looking for a place to hide it for later. “I’ve caught him digging in my closet to try and hide one and I’ve found them in all sorts of places,” says Courtney Ray. “The dirty laundry basket gets a …

Nikki Albrecht had wanted a puppy for a long time, but she was hesitant. It would definitely be a big responsibility, particularly since she lived in a studio apartment in New York City. So while she hesitated, she nurtured her love of dogs by following sites like Petfinder and Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation on social media. One day Social …

Oakley is everything someone could want in a friend, all wrapped up in a small furry dog body. “She is loyal, happy, energetic, sweet and silly,” says Alex Davison of Wichita Falls, Texas. She and her husband, Drew, adopted the Pomeranian/Shetland Sheepdog mix from the Humane Society of Wichita County after a family had adopted and then returned the eight-month-old …

When Elizabeth and Neil Cameron first met Percy, they were amazed at how tiny he was. “It looked as if someone had zapped him with a movie-like shrink ray gun because he was this perfectly formed puppy but just so, so tiny,” Elizabeth says. He weighed only three-and-a-half pounds. Tears sprang to their eyes as they watched the little Boston …

It’s 6:30 a.m. Malaea Relampagos feels a light tapping on her shoulder and then a gentle bite to her cheek. Time to get up, according to Olivia, a little black kitty that acts as a feline alarm clock. Malaea grew up with lots of pets, and her family set a good example, always getting them from shelters or taking in …

Megan Dougherty’s 13-year-old cat, Boots, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January. He seemed to be doing well until June, when he stopped eating and became very lethargic. Megan found herself more and more depressed. “I had been looking on Petfinder for a dog to help me through the time when Boots would get sicker and became very interested in …

Sammy’s mother had been running wild for some time. People spotted her, but attempts to catch her were futile until she delivered eight pups in a ditch beside a road. That grounded the Border Collie mix; she wouldn’t leave her pups. That’ll Do … Again, a rescue in Marshville, North Carolina, took the family in, and as soon as the …

Summertime—the blissful season of pool parties, backyard barbecues and long walks on the beach. While it may be a spectacular time of year, summer can be potentially dangerous for your pets. After all, temperatures can rise above 90 or 100 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas of the country, putting your pets at risk of heat stroke, burns and other injuries. …

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