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Happy Tail: A match is made across the miles

Happy Tail: A match is made across the miles

ZOOTOO  Tue, Dec 16

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 and her boyfriend, Chris, drove three hours to meet her. It was a long trip, but they felt strongly she was the one. Bella has settled into her new ...

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Petfinder Holiday Pet Personalities

Petfinder Holiday Pet Personalities

ZOOTOO  Mon, Dec 15

It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means – party season! It’s a fun time of year to catch up with family and friends like crazy Aunt Jenny – the party animal, cousin John – the show-off, or Grandpa Joe – the storyteller. It is the mix of all these great personalities that make holiday parties always fun and interesting. With that in mind, it is a great time of year to spread awareness about the importance of pet personalities. A pet’s ...

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Happy Tail: Toy Poodle gives a high five

Happy Tail: Toy Poodle gives a high five

ZOOTOO  Thu, Dec 11

The little, unkempt Poodle was running along a highway when she was whisked to safety by a good Samaritan, who took her to Santa Rosa County Animal Services in Milton, FL. She had no collar, no tags, no microchip, so where she came from was a mystery. They shaved all the mats from her coat and painted her toenails. Now she looked like a princess, so that’s what they named her. No one stepped forward to claim her, so she went up for adoption. Flower has found a good home. ...

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Happy Tail: Maine Coon cat's depression disappears

Happy Tail: Maine Coon cat's depression disappears

ZOOTOO  Tue, Dec 9

Ana Potts spotted Genevieve, a Maine Coon cat , on Petfinder and made a trip to meet her, but all she could see was Genevieve’s back. The cat lay in her bed and faced the wall of her cage at the pet store adoption center where Cat Crusade Adoption and Rescue , Fort Lauderdale, houses some of its adoptable pets. She visited a few days later: same story. “I got a brief glance of her beautiful eyes, but they were filled with sadness,” the Sunrise, FL, woman says. “I ...

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Happy Tail: Feral pup gets a warm welcome

Happy Tail: Feral pup gets a warm welcome

ZOOTOO  Thu, Dec 4

First Nations’ reserves in Canada are plagued by feral or semi-feral dogs, according to an article in the National Post in Canada. Some are “unwanted pets dropped off by residents of nearby cities, but often wholly feral offspring of wholly feral animals, themselves still puppies … ” the article says. Kato, formerly called Richard, was one of those pups. He was rescued by New Hope Rescue in Saskatoon, SK, and he and others picked up on the same rescue mission were ...

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5 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet This Holiday Season

5 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet This Holiday Season

ZOOTOO  Wed, Dec 3

The holiday season is a time of love, family and joy, and few things personify that like the affection you get from a pet. Dogs and cats are humans' best friends and many people see the holidays as a time to bring a cute and cuddly family member into their lives. Who wouldn't want to wake up Christmas morning to puppy kisses Despite the fact that puppies and kitties would be the most adorable gift ever (and most rewarding in the long run), don't make an impulsive decision to adopt. If you' ...

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Happy Tail: The family is smitten with the kitten

Happy Tail: The family is smitten with the kitten

ZOOTOO  Tue, Dec 2

Maybe isn’t an ordinary name for a cat, but for the tiny Siamese mix it seemed appropriate . She had been found on the streets and was picked up by Johnston County Animal Services in Smithfield, NC. The staff posted her on Petfinder , where Michelle Garrett saw her listing and packed up her two daughters, 6 and 3, and went to meet the kitty. “She was in rough shape with an upper respiratory infection,” the Raleigh, NC, woman says. “Her eyes wouldn’t open ...

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Happy Tail: Penny has an empathetic nature

Happy Tail: Penny has an empathetic nature

ZOOTOO  Thu, Nov 27

Pam Smith of Edinburgh, IN, didn’t go looking for a dog for herself. She’d had to have her pet of 15 years euthanized, and her heart was still broken, but a friend of hers wanted a pet, and Pam began searching online. She saw Penny, who had been surrendered to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter in Shelbyville, TN, because she had lived on a farm and kept chasing the barn cats. The shelter has been listing its adoptable pets on Petfinder since 2002. Penny watches ...

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6 Holiday Hazards for Your Pet

ZOOTOO  Wed, Nov 26

The holidays are a joyful and exciting time of year--but unfortunately, the season brings with it a host of hazards that could harm our furry friends! As you pull out stockings, hang lights and shop for presents, take some time to hazard-proof your apartment for your pets. Here are hazards to eliminate in order to have a pet-friendly apartment come sleigh bells: 1. Table Food The bit of turkey leg left over on your Thanksgiving table will probably make your dog's mouth water. However, no ...

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Happy Tail: Ellie discovers a brand new world

Happy Tail: Ellie discovers a brand new world

ZOOTOO  Tue, Nov 25

Ellie barked! Some people wish their dogs wouldn't bark, but no so for Candice Poindexter. That ARF! a few weeks ago was another milestone for this mini- Australian Shepherd who is just now finding her true self. Ellie belonged to a reputable breeder who went out of business, so after nearly two years of living in an enclosure, she suddenly was in an entirely new world provided by Richardson Rescue in York, SC. And then, her world changed even more dramatically when Candice and her ...

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