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It’s almost Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, so we caught up with proud adopted-dog dad, The All-American Rejects‘ guitarist Nick Wheeler. Check out how he and his adopted dog Dex enjoy a day off from their busy tour schedules in the video above. (Read Nick and Dex’s adoption story.) You can help Nick and Dex celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month too. Enter the sweepstakes below, …

Confession: I have a terrible sense of smell. I have most of my life. An unexpected side effect to my under-performing olfactory system is that I’m extra vigilant about keeping my cat’s litter boxes clean. Tactics for reducing litter box odor are my best friends, honest. I even go so far as regularly asking visitors to tell me if they …

Ever since I showed up to class years and years ago — and saw my neighbor dressed and talking like a pirate — I’ve loved Talk Like a Pirate Day. So nothing made me happier than seeing that several of our “less-adoptable” pets are celebrating it along with Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week! Meet them below, then meet the 900+ other shelter-nominated pets …

August 18-25 is Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, a week where we talk about cat’s needs for preventative care and share expert tips to make your vet trips a breeze. Help us celebrate! On Tuesday, August 21, join us from 12-2 p.m. ET for our live Facebook Q&A, Ask the Vet: Cat health and care. Veterinarian Dr. Grant …

Here’s another great lost-dog reunion story from our partner HomeAgain. You can help lost pets get home again: Sign up to receive lost pet alerts when a dog or cat goes missing in your area. Bindy is an adoptable Border Collie mix in Burbank, CA. A woman loses her best friend — by Brittney in Lenexa, KS My Border Collie, …

Did you know more pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year? (Thank you to HomeAgain for that fast fact!) So this week we’re getting ready for Independence Day with a live expert Q&A on pet-loss prevention and how to find lost pets! Join us Thursday, June 28 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. ET for …

Tomorrow, a new movie about the bond between a family and its dog premieres. But the star of I Heart Shakey isn’t your typical Hollywood fare. In fact, she’s a mixed-breed mutt named Ebony from Albuquerque Animal Welfare, the city’s animal care and control facility. Ebony is a former shelter dog who plays Shakey, a dog who refuses to let …

Here’s another great lost-cat reunion story from our partner HomeAgain. You can help lost pets get home again: Sign up to receive lost pet alerts when a dog or cat goes missing in your area. Murphy was taking a walk on his leash when something spooked him and he wiggled out. Murphy got spooked and slipped his leash and harness …

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month and we’re celebrating with a live expert Q&A on our Facebook page! If you or someone you know is adding a new cat to your home, join us Thursday, June 14 from 12-2 p.m. ET for Bringing Kitty Home: Adoption and Care Advice for New Cat Parents. Abby Smith, executive director of Chicago-based adoption group Felines …

This month we’re helping pet parents get — or keep — their pets fit for life. (Check out our expert pet-diet and weight-loss tips and videos.) But regular exercise with you pet can have mental benefits, as well as the physical ones. For Wallace the Pit Bull, regular exercise helped turn him from a shelter resident with behavioral problems to …