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Jodi and Al Schneider’s two German Shepherds, Gunny and Bruno, passed away within a year of each other, and the couple were heartbroken. It took awhile before they were ready to consider opening themselves to the joy. Jodi came around first. She had one stipulation: she wanted to adopt from a shelter. “There are too many dogs in shelters who …

From a distance comes the sound of a fire engine, and Izzy, a German Shepherd mix, begins to howl in concert with it. “She can match her pitch to the pitch of the siren–fire chief or fire truck,” says Marta Barnett of St. Paul, Minnesota, who adopted Izzy two years ago after she saw the dog’s listing on Petfinder. And …

Simone Erchov of Fairfax, VA, wanted to adopt a dog, but she had particular requirements. She wanted one that matched her energy but that would be okay if left alone for long stretches. The dog would also have to get along with Simone’s young nieces. She wasn’t having any luck. “Ready to give up for the time being, I clicked …

I’m continually amazed by the generosity and kindheartedness of people that love animals. One example of this I see every day is people trying to save animals, even if they necessarily don’t fit with the original mission of their organization. Recently I ran into a friend that works for Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. in Mount Rainier, MD. She told me …

Read the story of Tilly’s rescue in her adopter’s own words. Bugsy, an eight-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, was Lauren Morris’s dog. He had come with her from her parents’ home — where he had plenty of playmates — to her marital home. Now he was depressed, missing the little pack of terriers he’d been around all his life. Lauren and …