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“It started as an online relationship,” Emma Sills says. It didn’t begin on match.com, but on Petfinder. The object of Emma’s affection was a pug named Wilson. She already had a companion dog, Louie, but he wasn’t a snuggler, and she had always yearned for a dog that would cuddle …

Izzy was a puppy mill dog. The Pomeranian spent her first three years caged up with little human attention. Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue in Butler, OH, rescued her when she was three. “[Puppy mill dogs] don’t live with a family, they aren’t given love, and they oftentimes breed until …

Last week I visited my friend Olga, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician for IBM, and her newly adopted Labradoodle, Chloe (also brilliant and beautiful). Olga has a picture-perfect doggie relationship with 10-month-old Chloe, who was rescued a few months ago as a scrawny stray running loose in a grocery store …

Hooch is waiting for his own forever home at Del Norte County Animal Control in Crescent City, CA. Today’s USA Today has a great article about shelter pets and the joy they bring their adopters (the piece also features comments from Petfinder’s co-founder, Betsy Saul). Author Janice Lloyd shares the …

Read Fred’s inspiring adoption story in Kelly’s words. For Fred, there was nothing to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving. Old, blind and toothless, he had just been relinquished to a shelter when his “dad” was admitted into hospice care. Eight years earlier, the Chinese Crested was found wandering the …

A Better Place, a New Boston, MI-based rescue group, produced this great video about two Springer Spaniels found living in filthy conditions who went on to thrive in foster care and at their new forever home. The story of Duke and Spike shows what’s possible with a little grooming, a …