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Kathleen Casserly and her boyfriend, Jason, already had a 7-month-old puppy, Kirby, but they wanted to adopt another puppy. Though they live in Minnesota, they figured they could travel a bit to adopt just the right pet, so they logged onto Petfinder and entered their criteria: female, baby, Australian Cattle Dog, within 500 miles. Up popped Harley, a Cattle Dog/Pointer …

In March, Kathy Davis and her husband, Ernie, made the decision not to adopt another pet. They had lost their two boxers, B.J. and Gracie Mae, earlier in the year, and the heartache from their loss was too much. Then, Kathy says, she “just ‘happened’ to be on Petfinder and there he was”-Bowser, listed by LaPorte County [Indiana] Small Animal …

The tiny Boxer-mix puppy was tied to a post “out in the middle of nowhere,” says Kaylee Stout, her new “mom.” The sun was beating down on the pup, and “a woman and her daughter watched for a while and nobody ever came back to get her.” The pair intervened and took her to Randolph County Animal Shelter in Elkins, …

“Crushed like a grape” is how Sue Thompson of Black River Falls, WI, described her feeling when the listing for Roxy, a dog she’d been watching on the Petfinder website, disappeared. Every since her Shih Tzu, Annie, had succumbed to kidney failure, Sue had been browsing on Petfinder without much intention to adopt; her grief was still too raw. But …