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Bella’s first home didn’t work out. The family said she was too big and wasn’t good around young children, so they relinquished her to The Animal Shelter Society in Zanesville, OH, who listed her on Petfinder. To Tina Trieff, who was looking for a buddy for her German Shepherd, Hayden, the “too big” dog looked like the perfect size. She …

Bocephus (Bo) the Basset Hound was in mourning for his friend, Ellie, a Basset/Beagle mix, who had died of lung cancer. As time passed, the mourning got worse. Vicki Allen, who lives in Central City, KY, thought maybe adopting another dog would help Bo, but it was just a guess, and she wasn’t sure she was ready. Harmony among pets …

The best way to help a homeless pet is undoubtedly to adopt one. Literally thousands of pets are waiting — and of course, Christmas would be a good time to open your home and heart. Making the decision, however, isn’t always easy. My husband, Mike, and I have been struggling with the decision to adopt since we had to have …

Gary and Vickie Burch’s Shepherd/Chow mix, Hollie, had passed away at 13, and the loss was hard to get over. After a few months, they thought perhaps adopting another four-legged friend would help with the grief. Vickie’s friend Becky is a volunteer at the Corona [CA] Animal Shelter and she posted a video of a seven-year-old German Shepherd on the …

Being without a dog after years of having one can be quite a change. The house is quiet; no one seeks you out for attention, and no one greets you with enthusiasm when you return home. It can be downright sad. The Schaffernoth’s beloved dog had passed away and after a year-and-a-half of no patter of four paws around the …

Robyn Malchow had the misfortune to suffer the deaths two of her dogs within a week of each other and calls it “the worst week I have ever had. I could not believe the timing and I was crying every day.” She had one dog left, a German Shepherd mix named Blue — and he was despondent over the loss …

You just know that Joe and April Muraco of Plaistow, NH, are good people. They were able to, well, turn a blind eye to Tank’s blind eye when they saw him listed on Petfinder. Their goodness let a five-month-old German Shepherd pup find his forever home with them. “What we know about Tank’s history is that he was found as …

The domestication of dogs was a great step forward for humankind, and a new genetic study reported in Nature Communications (May 14, 2013) suggests that it may have happened about 17,000 years earlier than previously believed at 15,000 years. Our species may have been living together and affecting each other for 32,000 years! Or maybe it was even earlier. In any …

Judy Zinn wanted a companion for her 11-year-old German Shepherd, but she also had cats and knew it was important to bring in a young dog who could learn his place in the pack. She looked on Petfinder and saw three purebred German Shepherd litter mates listed by 57 House All Breed Rescue in Burns, TN. A breeder who was unable …

Every dog has his day, even my dog, Tucker. When we bought a Honda Civic Hybrid, Tucker (also a hybrid – not a purebred) immediately took to it. The armrest on the back door was the perfect fit for his long, German Shepherd nose, holding it securely while he slept (which is primarily what he does when we take rides. He …