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Sometimes the greatest obstacle to a pet’s adoption is his or her own fearfulness. This was the case with B.G. (short for Big Girl), found wandering the streets with her friend L.G. (Little Girl) and brought to Suncoast Humane Society in Plant City, Florida, in January. “These shepherd mixes were …

Lincoln had two characteristics that made him harder to place when he was looking for a home at Lenawee Humane Society in Adrian, Michigan. First, he was a black cat, and black pets have a hard time getting adopted. Second, at 4 months old, he was at an age that …

By Michelle Lira   For quite some time I’ve wanted a dog. I’ve always loved dogs, but I’ve never had my own. Living in NYC doesn’t really afford you the luxury of space, time nor money to properly commit to having one. Or at least that’s what I told myself. …

  A pet that is perceived to have a behavior problem can be difficult to place; sometimes, however, the underlying problem is medical — and treatable. For example, when Martin, a young Beagle, arrived at Three Sisters Pet Rescue in Cincinnati, Ohio, he’d been “stubborn and reactive” – but as …

  Medical issues — especially those that can cause behavior problems or that will require lifelong treatment — post a special challenge for adoptable pets. And Polaris, a kitten at Purrfect Pals in Arlington, Washington, had all of the above and then some. The 6-month-old kitten was transferred to Purrfect …

  Sailor arrived at Animal Protective Association of Missouri as a transfer from  Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control, where she’d been living for more than six months. While she had charmed every staff member and volunteer there, she was having a tough time finding a permanent home — …

Tanzanite, lovingly called Tansy, pulls herself across the ground with her shoulders, dragging her back legs.. She suffered an injury, probably from an animal bite, when she was a day or two old, and it damaged her spinal cord, making her paraplegic. “I’ve had people say, ‘Awww, poor thing,’ when …

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