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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Carmen Huffman reminds her friends to keep an eye on their plates when they’re over to eat, for nearby lurks a keen nose. The friends might think the plates are safe because the keen nose is attached to a blind dog, but if anything, her lack of vision makes her super nosy. The dog in question, Tootsie, is a Miniature …

Look out! Here comes Matilda! The American Staffordshire Terrier races by, gallops around the apartment for a few minutes, then collapses for a nap on the couch. Her fosterers called it her “pit fit.” Now it’s one of the quirky habits that endears her to Mike Duesenberg, who adopted her after first glimpsing her on Petfinder. It shows the enthusiasm …

Nine years! That’s how long Lester was at Animal Welfare League of Clark County in Ohio. He was a very fearful dog, and though the staff worked with him to make him more appealing to potential adopters, no one chose Lester. And then one day, the miracle happened. Someone called about Lester, after seeing his listing on Petfinder. The someone …

Alison moved to New York prepared to dive into her career, commit to her friendships and, after getting settled, adopt a pet. At her six-month mark, she knew she was ready to adopt. Alison grew up with dogs, cats and horses, and had a feeling that a cat was the right pet for her busy lifestyle. She started browsing Petfinder …

Julie Andersen of Elk Grove, California, had spent months browsing Petfinder and looked at thousands of dogs, but “suddenly, a picture of a troubled soul, peering at me with a frightened, confused look, stopped me dead in my tracks,” she says. Without thinking twice, Julie got into her car and drove to the Madera County Animal Control shelter three hours …

The old adage says “two’s company, three’s a crowd,” but Anne and Myles Robichaux found they were missing the “crowd” after their beloved Sammie succumbed to old age at 18, leaving their two Shih-Tzus, Coco and Cody, as the family pack. “For a time after losing Sammie, we thought we would stick with two dogs,” Anne says, “but the more …

Bella spent six months in the shelter, but she got her second chance when Leslie Galvin saw the Pit Bull mix on Petfinder. “I saw something in her spirit even from just seeing a photo of her and I called right away to make sure she was still available,” Leslie says. The Lebanon, Indiana, woman had been going through a …

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Dog Month, and Rebecca Bogan did just that. She noticed a little black-and-tan Dachshund listed on Petfinder by Rio Rancho Animal Control. The senior dog had been brought in as a stray. He wasn’t neutered and had missing hair on his back and open, bleeding tumors on his hind end. It was enough to turn some people away, …

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