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Theron Humphrey, a photographer who attained fame with his photo book, “Maddie on Things” – in which his coonhound, Maddie, was photographed happily perched atop things such as bicycles, skateboards, light posts, and more – has taken on a new project sponsored by Purina ONE called, “Why We Rescue”. Why …

Recently I came across this story that made me smile. It also got me to thinking . . . why do some people have the impression that kids and dogs can’t live in the same household harmoniously? I think that there are definitely some extra steps parents need to take …

About a year and a half ago Oliver, an adorable 12 week old Siamese kitten, became part of our family. He was adopted from the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center on the Island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Almost immediately we noticed that he acted a little …

Read Dezzi Mae’s story in Sarah’s own words. It’s not every formerly stray pup who is memorialized on adorable kid-size bikes. But stop in at any Toys”R”Us store and you can see a cartoon of Dezzie Mae the dog decorating the Avigo 12″ girl’s Dezzie Mae BMX bicycle. Not long …

Trooper is available for adoption at Animal Alliance in Lambertville, NJ. April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and this year it’s hitting especially close to home — in the form of my foster puppy, sitting at my feet chewing my desk chair as I type. Trooper was the …

Adoptable Pit Bull Boston is at the Second Chance Humane Society in Johnstown, OH. WomansDay.com recently asked Petfinder co-founder Betsy Saul for advice on adopting the perfect pet. We liked the resulting article so much, we’re sharing a few of our favorite tips (read the original story here): Get to …

Some questions in The Shelter Pet Project’s Pet Personals Our new FurKeeps section includes a link to The Shelter Pet Project‘s Pet Personals, a quiz that matches users with Petfinder pets who suit their lifestyle. Just for fun, I took the quiz to see what everyone at Petfinder has been …

We’ve launched the Petfinder iPhone app! It’s a great way to find adoptable pets on the go — and best of all, it’s free! With the app, you can: Browse adoptable pets near you or nationwide View full-screen pet photos Get pet info and additional pet photos with a single …

Photo: the Dent County Animal Welfare Society. Melinda Stewart, who volunteers at Dent County Animal Welfare Society in Salem, Missouri, sent us a good holiday homecoming story. She recently went to the shelter and saw a pitiful little Shih Tzu the rescue was calling Star.  “[Star] had eye infections in …

Canter, a Chihuahua, is available for adoption with the spcaLA. Chihuahuas currently make up 30 percent or more of the shelter pet population of California, according to a recent Today Show report. Megan Webb, Director of Oakland Animal Services in Oakland, CA, shared that they sometimes receive ten new Chihuahuas …