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Look out! Here comes Matilda! The American Staffordshire Terrier races by, gallops around the apartment for a few minutes, then collapses for a nap on the couch. Her fosterers called it her “pit fit.” Now it’s one of the quirky habits that endears her to Mike Duesenberg, who adopted her after first glimpsing her on Petfinder. It shows the enthusiasm …

Nine years! That’s how long Lester was at Animal Welfare League of Clark County in Ohio. He was a very fearful dog, and though the staff worked with him to make him more appealing to potential adopters, no one chose Lester. And then one day, the miracle happened. Someone called about Lester, after seeing his listing on Petfinder. The someone …

Julie Andersen of Elk Grove, California, had spent months browsing Petfinder and looked at thousands of dogs, but “suddenly, a picture of a troubled soul, peering at me with a frightened, confused look, stopped me dead in my tracks,” she says. Without thinking twice, Julie got into her car and drove to the Madera County Animal Control shelter three hours …

The old adage says “two’s company, three’s a crowd,” but Anne and Myles Robichaux found they were missing the “crowd” after their beloved Sammie succumbed to old age at 18, leaving their two Shih-Tzus, Coco and Cody, as the family pack. “For a time after losing Sammie, we thought we would stick with two dogs,” Anne says, “but the more …

Bella spent six months in the shelter, but she got her second chance when Leslie Galvin saw the Pit Bull mix on Petfinder. “I saw something in her spirit even from just seeing a photo of her and I called right away to make sure she was still available,” Leslie says. The Lebanon, Indiana, woman had been going through a …

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Dog Month, and Rebecca Bogan did just that. She noticed a little black-and-tan Dachshund listed on Petfinder by Rio Rancho Animal Control. The senior dog had been brought in as a stray. He wasn’t neutered and had missing hair on his back and open, bleeding tumors on his hind end. It was enough to turn some people away, …

A few years back, Janet Paluck submitted a happy tail to Petfinder about her dog Yogi, whom she had had for three years. In it, she recounted how her long-time Jack Russell Terrier, Sparky, had died and how at first she didn’t want to get another dog. But then she saw Ted E. Bear listed on Petfinder, and she knew …

One Saturday, Tommy and his fiancé Peter went to walk dogs at Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, NY. “Just for fun and definitely not to adopt a dog,” Tommy told us. The second they locked eyes with Dabbs, they knew they had to bring her home. “It was an unspoken thing. We completely fell in love. It’s almost as …

The scruffy gray dog was at the South L.A. Animal Shelter when Elissa and Nick Andre saw his listing on Petfinder. They weren’t yet married but wanted to adopt a dog together and had been searching the website and visiting shelters in a 25-mile radius of Los Angeles. “It felt as if every time I’d fall in love with one, …

Rachael Moore wanted a dog but she wasn’t sure she was ready for the commitment. Her solution? Fostering. “It was a win win,” she says. She volunteered to foster for Happy Tales Humane, which posts its pets on Petfinder. “The first foster dog I had was Buck. He was an older Pomeranian who I believe had had some issues with …