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Puppy mills are the pits

by Melissa, shelter outreach specialist • May 28 , 2013

Recently I received an email from The Humane Society of South Mississippi, letting me know they had just taken in 104 dogs from a puppy mill bust. Puppy mills are large scale breeding operations, that typically house dogs in filthy conditions.   Many online breeders and pet stores obtain their …

Last week our shelter outreach team began contacting members in Texas to see what was needed after 10 tornadoes tore through North Texas last Wednesday night. The Petfinder Foundation began to coordinate efforts to help shelters assist those who had lost everything. Then yesterday, a massive tornado destroyed whole neighborhoods …

As a Petfinder visitor, you know Petfinder as the online home of more than 300,000 adoptable pets. You also know about our countless articles, videos and more that we hope help you be a better pet parent and connect with other pet parents. Did you know that in addition to …

You have to appreciate the work of animal control officers like Enna Lugo in Fairfax County, VA, who made it her project to rescue a Shih Tzu, who had been on her own for more than two years in Franconia VA, according to an article by Justin Jouvenal in the …

Somewhere in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park lived a legend. The legend told of a large, brown dog that was seen in fleeting glimpses by park visitors and caretakers, only to be gone a moment later. Sometimes he’d be seen on top a hill watching the morning joggers run by. On occasion …

When I first walked into the Irvine Animal Care Center in Irvine, CA, I was blown away by the beauty of the shelter. First of all, it was huge. It’s hard to get a sense of scope while just talking on the phone, but the rolling hills and wonderful dog …

I recently came across a story of a police officer in Texas, who stopped traffic to save a Rat Terrier that was near the highway. The officer, Kyle Jones, was driving down the busy highway in the pouring rain, when he saw the small dog approaching the road. Without hesitation …

Vaute Couture is an all vegan and eco-friendly line of clothing and accessories for men and women. Recently this line held their runway show at New York Fashion Week and had some wonderful models: shelter dogs. Not only were dogs featured in the show, there were also dogs brought by …

Animal Planet’s hit show ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees’ has seen enormous success since it first aired. I personally absolutely love the show, and don’t mind staying in on wintery Saturday nights to catch the new episodes. Villalobos Rescue Center is the pit bull rescue behind the show.  They mainly hire …

If you haven’t seen the images by photographer Seth Casteel, you are missing out. Seth began photographing shelter animals in 2007. We know that pets with pictures listed on Petfinder get looked at 20 times more than pets without. What sometimes gets neglected, is that the quality of the image …

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