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When 12-year-old Fonzie saunters into the room, you can be pretty sure that Hitchcock isn’t far behind. The two cats have bonded like brothers, and Hitch likes to keep up. Fonz had lost his best friend, 18-year-old Sneakers, several years ago. “Fonz seemed to really miss having the companionship of another cat these past few years, so earlier this past …

Lisa Zidek and her husband are sitting on the couch, watching television, when they feel someone behind them, breathing on their necks. They aren’t alarmed. It’s just their dog, Buddy. He was about 4 months old when they adopted him. Now, just over a year later, “He has grown to be quite large,” Lisa says. “When I take him to …

Trevor had been looking for a puppy to adopt for some time, so on his day off, as he browsed on Petfinder, he really didn’t have high expectations of finding one. And then he saw a photo of a brindle-faced American-Staffordshire-Terrier mix that gazed right into Trevor’s eyes and wound his way into his heart. The puppy’s description on Petfinder …

Mari Grigaliunas was worried. She and her fiancé, Jeff Stachura, were about to meet an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd mix they had spotted on Petfinder, listed by All Herding Dog Breed Rescue in Joliet, Illinois. She’d been looking for the perfect match for some time and, when she saw this pup’s “wild coloring, puppy dog eyes and floppy right ear,” she …

Kaitlin Wright was driving her boyfriend, Brent, crazy with all the Petfinder photos of adoptable dogs she was forwarding to him. “He was begging me to just pick one!” she says. It was hard. Her beloved dog, Riley, of 14 years had died, and he had been such a special dog to her that “the next dog had some really …

An impending move from an apartment in New York to five acres of land in Tennessee was just the motivation Pia Hogue and her fiancé, Ryan Miller, needed to decide to adopt a third dog. Pia began searching on Petfinder, and after many hours and many late night searches, she noticed the special needs search option. “It dawned on me,” …

Crystal and Chris Herndon dreamed of having a dog when they moved into their first place together. He had always had pets, but she had never had one. When she and Chris decided the time was right, Crystal began reading articles on Petfinder about adopting a pet before they took the big step. And then the day arrived; they went …

“It was the best day of my life,” Sarah says about the day she and Gary adopted two kittens. They had gone to a KiddyKind adoption event to adopt one, but because kittens are so in need of companionship, the rescue group rarely places single kittens. Two adapt to their new home more readily and avoid loneliness, and while one …

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