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For twenty years, my wife and I have lived in the desert, in a hilly region north of Tucson, with an abundance of wildlife surrounding us. Due to my wife’s allergies to dogs and cats, we had never sought to be pet owners, but one day, that decision was made …

“Why not one more?” That was the question that the Seymours asked themselves when they thought about their happy pair of Corgi “sons.” It was enough to start Shandy Seymour’s search on Petfinder. “I found a plethora of available dogs, and it broke my heart to see them all,” she …

Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we reflect upon all the things that we are grateful for.  Among the many things I have to be grateful for, one of them is the many people who helped me adopt my cat Oliver. One humid day in August of 2011, …

Sandy and Tom Uhl from Rocky Ford, CO, have a 16-year-old Maltese and wanted to bring a younger dog into the family. They began looking on Petfinder and saw Effie, who was listed by Pets Miracle Network , which was located about five hours away in Kansas. Nevertheless, once the couple …

Nick Wheeler plays guitar in The All-American Rejects (AAR). Here he shares how he adopted his dog, Dexter, who has become the band’s unofficial fifth member. (Like Petfinder on Facebook and enter for a chance to win tickets to see The All-American Rejects in concert, plus a signed copy of …

Sarah and Mocha, who inspired her to start Rescue Chocolate. What’s even sweeter than chocolate? Chocolate that helps homeless pets. That’s the idea behind Rescue Chocolate. Founder Sarah Gross donates a 100% of the profits from her hand-crafted vegan treats — which have names like Peanut Butter Pit Bull and …

Flash gives Alex a kiss. Read Flash’s story in Margo’s own words. At Petfinder, one of our goals is to elevate pets to the status of family members. And today we’re teaming up with Petside.com for the Pet ‘Net Family Event, in which we and 19 other blogs are writing …

Donna knew she wanted to help out another needy Lhasa, so she began searching on Petfinder.com to find one. Her search wasn’t in vain. Patches was waiting.

Read about Elvis’ healing powers in Eva’s own words. Twenty-one-year-old Eva Lapin of Beverly Hills, CA, suffered for three years with epilepsy. “I knew I only had seizures when I was stressed, but I could not figure out how to relax myself,” Eva notes. She soon realized that browsing on …

Read Rex’s Happy Tail in Michael’s own words. Rex, a German Shepherd, Labrador and Bassett Hound mix, never knew anything but shelter life. His mother was dropped off at a Tennessee facility two days before Rex came into the world. Quickly transferred to another shelter, Rex was put on a …