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Read Deeken’s story in Melanie’s own words. After the death of their 15-year-old dog, Melanie Zapf of Vancouver, British Columbia, found that the house seemed very empty — even though she and her husband had decided that they wouldn’t get another dog. Their resolution lasted six months, and then they began looking on Petfinder, where their hearts went out to …

It’s that time of year again … time for the third annual Petfinder Adoption Event! On Oct. 27, eleven D.C., Maryland and Virginia-based shelters and rescue groups will join the Petfinder team for a day of adoptable dogs and — in an event first — cats! The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at …

Last week saw the launch of The Shelter Pet Project, a joint venture between the Ad Council (the people who brought you “This is your brain on drugs”), the Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund. Its mission: to encourage adoption through humorous radio and TV ads like the one above and a fun and interactive Web site. …

Staffers at Pine Forest Animal Clinic. Pam is in the front row, with the dog. Last week, I had to interrupt the “Dog Wars” to jump up and down like I just sacked Peyton Manning on a fourth-down game clincher. One very special dog was adopted at a book signing and I was pumped! Not being in the dog-adoption business, …