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After several years at Kim Acres Animal Sanctuary in Von Ormy, TX, Precious, a Labrador Retriever, was going to a forever home.  She’d been at the sanctuary since she was five months old, sent there by the staff at an animal shelter who deemed her unlikely to be adopted because of …

Devastated is how Kimberly Logan felt when her dog, Scrappy, died suddenly. About a year passed before she felt it was time to adopt another. She began searching on Petfinder. She browsed on the site for a few weeks, but when she saw Lemmy, the search was over. “He had …

Martha was abandoned, and no one stepped forward to adopt the four-year-old dog for some time. Life wasn’t too grim, however, because she was at a no-kill shelter, the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge. She was a people dog and didn’t get along with others of her own species so was allowed …

Melody Simmons had decided to adopt a dog. Not just any dog, but a French Bulldog, preferably brindle colored. The Miami, FL, woman began searching on Petfinder. About 100 French Bulldogs are listed on the site at any one time, so the odds seemed slim of finding one in her …

It took Lucy, a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix, a little while to get used to her family’s new dog, Dylan, with all his boundless puppy enthusiasm. It wasn’t just his energy; it was his sheer size. Dylan is a Mastiff/Labrador Retriever mix and, at three months, already weighed 28 pounds. He …

After the death of her dog of 17 years, Debbi Keillor of Greenville, IL, wasn’t sure she ever wanted to experience such heartbreak again. But after months without the patter of paws in the house, she realized she wanted another dog. She began searching on Petfinder and decided she would …

Someone abandoned the little white dog at a flea market in Texas, and he ended up at the Humane Society of Harrison County in Marshall, TX. People repeatedly passed him by as he waited for a forever home. Meanwhile, in Carthage, TX, Deborah and Wayland Harris were looking on Petfinder …

A Coton De Tulear is not a common breed to find on Petfinder. At any given time there may be fewer than 20 posted on the site, so Lauren Wallace and her husband, Jason, were delighted to spot one listed by K9 Rescue & Rehab in St. Louis, MO. The dog …

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 Oscar’s Happy Tail in his adoptive mom’s own words. “Don’t buy a dog when you can adopt one from the shelter,” Amanda Burke told her mother, who was tempted by Dachshund puppies for sale at a flea market. Amanda’s mom was ready to bring a new pet into the …