Posts by Karen Hollish

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, the Petfinder Foundation asked its friends from shelters and rescues across the country for pictures of their adoptable pets being hugged! Our favorite photos, below, come from Petfinder members that received photography equipment grants and training through the One Picture Saves a …

When the Black Forest Fire blazed across Colorado last June, The Gabriel Foundation, which cares for nearly 900 homeless birds at its Elizabeth, Colo., aviary and adoption center, asked the Petfinder Foundation for help. Because birds have such delicate respiratory systems, their lives were in danger from the region’s polluted …

Saving pets takes a community and we’re lucky that we have such an amazing one. Thank you for being an awesome community. Look at some of the greatest ways you’ve helped pets in 2013! 1. You helped us rush aid to All About Animals Rescue in Macon, Ga., to help …

If you’ve had a rough year, it can help to be inspired by those who have overcome difficult circumstances and found homes. Here are 10 dogs who survived puppy mills and found new families to love them. 1. Charlotte, a puppy mill breeder until she was taken in by Delaware …

Those big eyes, the desire for a home… who doesn’t love the “Adopt Me” face of a kitten? Here are 10 we fell for in 2013! 1. Blinky (below) and her siblings Inky, Stinky, Winky, Pinky and Dinky were brought to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. by a …

Horses are amazing and beautiful companions who grace our lives. Here are 10 whose spirit inspires us and reminds us that we can overcome any obstacle! 1. Vincent lost his ears when he was attacked by a pack of dogs while tethered to a tree. Rehabilitated by Triple R Equine …

Who can resist an “Adopt Me” face? Here are 10 puppies whose faces tugged at Petfinder Foundation heartstrings. Which pup makes you want to bring him or her home?   1. Bella was rescued when one of our staff members found her and her siblings wandering in the desert. She …

Check out some of the top shelter dog makeovers that caught eyes around the Petfinder Foundation! Tell us below which makeover makes you happiest! 1. “Fatty Patty” was an overweight 9-year-old Puggle who was heartworm positive and had a tumor the size of a baseball hanging from her back leg. …

As I write this blog about senior pets who need homes for the holidays, Doodles, a tiny 10-year-old, formerly stray Chihuahua whose life before me remains a dark mystery, snores sweetly on my lap. I recently adopted her from In the Arms of Angels, a Tucson, Ariz., group that received …

Staff members from Ponca City Humane Society in Oklahoma have saved a stray Catahoula mix named Roxy and her puppies, thanks to an Orvis grant from the Petfinder Foundation. We received this grant report from Executive Director Patricia Amador: “We were contacted back in the beginning of March of this …