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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 …

Oakley is everything someone could want in a friend, all wrapped up in a small furry dog body. “She is loyal, happy, energetic, sweet and silly,” says Alex Davison of Wichita Falls, Texas. She and her husband, Drew, adopted the Pomeranian/Shetland Sheepdog mix from the Humane Society of Wichita County after a family had adopted and then returned the eight-month-old …

What started out as “just browsing on Petfinder” turned into “the decision of a lifetime,” says Emily Ritchlin. It led to her adoption of Remus, a Pomeranian, who was listed on the website by Furever Friends in Rochester, New York. “I’d always wanted a Pomeranian,” says Emily, who was living in Canandaigua, New York at the time. “Unfortunately, my family …

January 2012 was a bad time for Suzanne Nelson of Bellevue, WA. While she was waiting for the results of a biopsy to find out if she had cancer, her beloved 13-year-old Pomeranian, Bear, died with gallbladder disease. She had been browsing on Petfinder for some time and had noticed a cute Pom named Munchkin on the website, but didn’t …

Izzy was a puppy mill dog. The Pomeranian spent her first three years caged up with little human attention. Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue in Butler, OH, rescued her when she was three. “[Puppy mill dogs] don’t live with a family, they aren’t given love, and they oftentimes breed until they die,” says Nicole Fuhrman, Erie, PA, who gave her …

No Pets Allowed. That was the policy in the Santa Monica apartment building where Liora and David Krasnow lived. They were hoping to one day move to a pet-friendly place, but so far, Liora had to restrict herself to looking at Petfinder and just dreaming about one day having a dog. She had always loved Pomeranians, so that’s the breed …

Read Jack’s adoption story in Rachael’s own words. No one would suspect that the vibrant little rascal who loves to run and play and drag all his toys out of the toy basket was once a shy shelter dog. Jack (shown in front) was relinquished to animal control by his person and then, just before he was scheduled to be …