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This month, it’s all about “Pawing it Forward” for pets, with or without forever homes. In the spirit of National Pet Month, here are some ways you can Paw It Forward for homeless pets: Adopt: The best way to help a pet waiting on a forever home? Be that forever home! …

This week,  April  7-13, is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The hardest job a person holds in their life sometimes turns out to be the most rewarding. I was straight out of college in 1986 when I applied for a “just-for –the-summer-before-graduate-school” kennel position at the SPCA of Tompkins …

Remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue to cause strong winds and rain in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and will begin to swing northward into western New York State today.  Many people on the east coast are still displaced, and our Petfinder member shelters and adoption groups continue to report in to us …

For the northeastern region of the US, the high winds and rain of Superstorm Hurricane Sandy have moved on. Petfinder shelters and adoption groups are rising to the challenge of recovering from the worst of the storm. Other Petfinder members further west will continue to face wind and rain as …

Petfinder members up and down the East Coast are helping pets in their communities weather Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy, while others have been directly impacted and were forced to evacuate suddenly. Petfinder’s shelter outreach team is pulling together updates from shelters that are in need of assistance and those offering help. …

Rusty is available for adoption at the Elk County Humane Society in Saint Marys, PA. In the animal sheltering world, good customer service saves lives. Last year Petfinder visitors were surveyed regarding their experiences adopting pets. While many visitors were committed to adopting no matter what, some reported less-than-stellar experiences. …

Give the perfect gift this year — the gift of hope. For many years, I found myself in a frantic state as Christmas approached, trying to figure out what to give certain people on my gift list. But since I started working at the Petfinder.com Foundation, no more problem! I’ve …

Jake is available for adoption at Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue in Plainview, NY. We recently ran a post about a New York Times columnist who bought a dog even though her young son had urged her to adopt. The reason? Her husband wanted a Golden Retriever — or at …

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Petfinder’s own Kim Saunders was on Sunday’s episode of the TODAY show talking about things to consider before adopting a dog (for more great tips on that subject, check out our new book, the Adopted Dog Bible). Also …

“Gentle, affectionate, curious” girl Kinzie is adoptable from BAD RAP October 25 is Pit Bull Awareness Day, so in its honor, we’re highlighting a group doing amazing things for Pits: BAD RAP, which stands for Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls. The San Francisco-based organization provides rescue services as well …