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Bulletproof Sam is a dog, just like other Pit Bulls. This may be the most misunderstood breed, but dogs like Sam are working to show the public that Pit Bulls are just dogs, they are not monsters. Sam has had a hard life. He was part of a fighting operation …

I’m continually amazed by the generosity and kindheartedness of people that love animals. One example of this I see every day is people trying to save animals, even if they necessarily don’t fit with the original mission of their organization. Recently I ran into a friend that works for Alley …

Still thinking about whether you should get your pet microchipped? Check out this story of a woman reunited with her dog after ten years. The reason? The dog’s microchip was linked back to his mom from ten years earlier. Thanks to Petfinder’s Chip FurKeeps program, it’s a lot easier for …

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 …

There are well over 300,000 people who view Petfinder in a day. Lizzie, my family’s long-haired Dachshund, couldn’t be happier to be showcased in front of all of you. Since I’ve been at school in Washington D.C., I haven’t seen Lizzie in months. Yet I know that Lizzie continues to be the greeter …

Last year I started running. I still hate it, yet I continue to run 2-5 times a week. I have a running group that keeps me motivated and makes me stick to my routine.  It’s nice to know that even when it’s 25 degrees and all I want to do …

Last night the Westminster Kennel Club crowned an Affenpinscher as Best in Show. If you’ve now fallen in love with this breed, remember that you can adopt an Affenpinscher from a shelter or rescue group. You can find the breed you want without adding to the pet overpopulation problem. I’m …

I started volunteering for the Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) in 2007. It was a wonderful experience, which allowed me to meet a lot of like-minded people interested in helping animals. My main responsibility as a volunteer was to attend Meet and Greet events. At these events …

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Give a mutt a chance!

by Melissa, shelter outreach specialist • Nov 20 , 2012

Cinnamon showed me true unconditional love. He is a big part of why I am such a dog lover today. Cinnamon was a beautiful Husky mix. We added him to our family when I was five years old and he lived until after I graduated from college. His striking looks …

Everything I read about Dachshunds before deciding on the breed said that they were clowns and would do almost anything for a laugh. This included wearing costumes. So of course, when I adopted my Dachshund, Lily, I assumed she would also love wearing clothes. Clearly I was wrong! Lily cannot …

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