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Marco when he first arrived at the shelter, with wounds apparently caused by acid being poured on him Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week brought Petfinder lots of stories about Pit Bulls, big black dogs and special-needs pets. One of these stories was about Marco. It really touched our hearts and we just had to share it with you in the lead-up to …

Read Helga’s adoption story in her mom’s own words. Soon Missouri dog lovers will be going to the polls to vote on Proposition B, which would establish common-sense standards for the care of dogs in breeding establishments.  The state’s reputation as a haven for puppy mills is well known. Vicky Cosgrove, who lives in New York City, is aware of …

Read Coolidge’s adoption story in his dad’s own words. Edmund Meurer of Highland, MI, has been a cat person for 20 years, but when he and his wife moved into a new home, the first thing she wanted was a dog.  He was a little skeptical, but he logged onto Petfinder.com, where he was “shocked and saddened” by all the …

Donna knew she wanted to help out another needy Lhasa, so she began searching on Petfinder.com to find one. Her search wasn’t in vain. Patches was waiting.

Read Louie’s story in his pet parent’s own words. When Jim and Myra Peterson of Madelia, MN, saw Louie listed on Petfinder, he was just a shadow of the dog he was born to be. “He was about six months old, extremely thin and had just been cured of a bad dose of fleas,” Jim says. The couple went to …

Buckeye received a bordetella vaccination thanks to a grant from the Petfinder.com Foundation. Buckeye, a 2-year-old Collie mix, is being adopted! Putnam County Dog Shelter of Ohio cared for him temporarily, but now he is on his way home. While at the animal shelter, Buckeye received a kennel cough vaccination as part of a bordetella grant from the Petfinder.com Foundation. …

Read Kasey’s adoption story in her mom’s own words. Stephanie Levinson of Studio City, Calif., had hit a wall in her life. Her teaching career had been her focus for 10 years, but when she arrived home tired after a long day, she had little energy left to do more than play on her computer or watch television into the …

Read Dezzi Mae’s story in Sarah’s own words. It’s not every formerly stray pup who is memorialized on adorable kid-size bikes. But stop in at any Toys”R”Us store and you can see a cartoon of Dezzie Mae the dog decorating the Avigo 12″ girl’s Dezzie Mae BMX bicycle. Not long ago, Dezzie Mae was at the City of Dothan Animal …

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and we’ll let people who’ve done just that explain why seasoned companions are so special. Read on for five senior-pet Happy Tails — and if you can’t adopt your own senior pet, you can help them find homes by adding our adoptable senior pet search widget (shown here) to your Web site. Bunny“We drove 800 miles …

Gracie and Ann Marie’s 2-year-old granddaughter are “instant best friends.” Read Ann Marie’s story. Shortly after Ann Marie Gonzales of Espanola, N.M., moved to the country, her two dogs got out of her walled yard while she was at work. When she arrived home that day, she found her Pit Bull mix Nakita, “the most beautiful, loving, loyal animal you …