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The Petfinder Foundation is continuing to help shelters and rescue groups recover from recent devastating floods in Texas and Oklahoma. The Foundation recently granted $10,000 to Austin Pets Alive!, which suffered extensive damage when it was flooded on Memorial Day and has also been called on to take in pets …

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 …

  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 — …

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 …

Here at the Petfinder Foundation, we’ve given millions of dollars in vaccination grants to animal shelters and rescue groups. That means thousands of pets — including the adorable Casey, pictured here — have been protected from the communicable diseases so common in shelters. Casey was adopted from Ark-Valley Humane Society …

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 …

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