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In our August newsletter and on our Facebook page, we asked if you adopted a pet who had been passed over by other adopters. It was gratifying to read stories like Molly’s. She added a three-legged deaf Boxer to her pack. “If the disability doesn’t stop the dog, don’t let it stop you from adopting them. You won’t regret it,” …

Do you dread taking your cat to the vet? That’s what we asked last month in our newsletter in anticipation of Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, August 18-25. Here’s what you said: Kathy figures she’s going to lose her hearing because of the horrible sounds emanating from the cat carrier. Others remarked on their normally-docile pets turning into …

In June we asked you how you meet the challenges of traveling with your pets. Here are some of the responses we received. Thinkstock Finding pet-friendly accommodationsSeveral of you mentioned that you find pet-friendly accommodations, including campgrounds, thanks to websites like petswelcome.com and dogfriendly.com. A web search on “pet-friendly motels (or hotels)” will turn up other options. Others of you …

Back in Petfinder’s early days, a woman wrote to us and asked if she could use our logo on a magnet for her car. “Absolutely!” we responded and thought about all those people who would see it in the city where she lived. Soon after that, we had magnets made, and they went into our Petfinder store so others could …

Want expert advice for keeping both you and your pet fit and healthy? Join our live Q&A on Facebook on Wednesday, May 16, from 12-2 p.m. ET. Like us on Facebook for updates and reminders! Pets can improve our health — lowering our blood pressure, providing unconditional love and forcing us to get out and get moving. But turn about …

After a tornado struck Joplin, MO, where we live, we donated a portable kennel our dog had outgrown to our local shelter, which was taking care of many displaced pets. It started us thinking about cleaning out closets and basements — spring cleaning, in fact — to donate other items we no longer needed. Thinkstock So in our March newsletter, …

In our February newsletter we asked you to tell us if you were a cat person or a dog person. We received lots of responses, but some of you wouldn’t be backed into a corner and forced to make a choice. Grace summed it up: “I’m a cat person and a dog person. How can one choose one over the …

Last month we asked our newsletter readers and Facebook friends if your pets had brought you together with important people in your lives. One reader, who had been single for more than 18 years, met her husband-to-be when he came to her house to adopt a cat she was fostering. They’ve now been married for 10 years. Stockbyte Karin writes …

In December we asked our newsletter readers and our Facebook fans what New Year’s resolutions their pets would make if they could. Many of you answered on your pets’ behalf. Danny and his soda can sweetheart. Lille Pia Melane the cat meowed, “Convince mom to keep the Christmas tree up all year round!” Danny the parrotlet (pictured) proposed to “drive …

A pet popping out of a box under the Christmas tree is a nostalgic image, very Norman Rockwell-ish, so in our November newsletter we asked if you had ever received a pet as a gift. Most of you, it turns out, chose your own pets, and there’s a good reason to let your gift recipients do that. As a person …

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