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Jackie Baudouin and her fiance, Dave, live in a tiny basement apartment in Washington, D.C., so when they started thinking about adopting a dog, they thought a small, older one would be the best bet. He or she would be house trained and wouldn’t need a lot of room to …

“Forgive and forget” is the key to a happy life, according to Catherine Cusumano of Beacon, NY. And she has learned the lesson from her adopted dog, Poppy. Poppy has had a lot to forgive and forget. Her family dumped her at a shelter that is forced to euthanize pets …

Today is Petside.com’s fourth annual Pet ‘Net event, when many pet websites all agree to write about a specific theme. And this year, that theme is our favorite: pet adoption! Help senior pets like Tessa find homes by sharing their profiles. Since we pretty much always write about pet adoption, …

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month. I share my home with a cat who is 9 and another who’s 13, so seniors are close to my heart. But in a Petfinder survey, 30% of shelters and rescue groups said older pets are the hardest to find homes for. And with more than …

Read Ponch’s adoption story in his mom’s own words. Since November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet month, we’re highlighting older pets, and Ponch is another example of an older pet who needed a home — although for a cat, age 8 is not so senior.  Nevertheless, his age weighed against his being adopted. …

Mercy is at NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue in Menlo Park, CA Dr. V is a veterinarian and the author of Pawcurious, a blog that tackles humorous, educational, and touching pet topics. Each day Dr. V wrestles with dogs, cats, and emotions in the drama of life in a small-animal …

Julie and her dog Lucy Next year, Petfinder will celebrate its 15th birthday, so in last month’s Petfinder newsletter, we asked if you had a pet who was born the same year we were: 1996. Julie F. told us about her dog, soon to be 15. Before she adopted the …

Read Granny’s adoption story in her mom’s own words. Granny was no spring chicken. She was a 13-year-old German Shepherd with poor vision and hearing loss. She also had a large tumor in her abdomen. Her chances of being adopted seemed slim. Fortunately, that didn’t deter Tammy Lord from adopting …

Read Simon’s adoption story in his mom’s own words. Poor Simon. He had been adopted, but returned to Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, IL, and had been waiting for years for someone to give him a second chance. But, at 8 years old and a little portly, he had …

Senior Jack Russell mix Lila is adoptable at Bideawee in NYC. November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month! As mom to three “older” cats and one 20-year-old turtle, I consider senior-pet adoption a cause near and dear to my heart. So this month, I’m challenging everyone to pledge to spread the word by …