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Happy Tail: A Beagle is pretty in pink

Happy Tail: A Beagle is pretty in pink

ZOOTOO  Tue, Oct 21

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Did you know that mammary (or breast) tumors are common in dogs and cats? They’re usually detected when a caregiver feels a mass on the pet’s abdomen. A fosterer for Midwest BREW [Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare] noticed that Toffee, a dog in her care, had just such a mass. The tumor was removed, and it was cancerous. Fortunately, the disease had not spread, and Toffee is now cancer free. Penny stands proud in her “pink ...

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Happy Tail: Feral kitty comes in from the cold

Happy Tail: Feral kitty comes in from the cold

ZOOTOO  Thu, Oct 16

Feral cats, cats who are not accustomed to human contact, are not easily tamed, although some -- strays who have joined a feral community after having had a home or those who have very quiet temperaments -- can make the transition to a home. Nala was one of those. She was born in a feral colony, but when most of the colony was eradicated, Nala was spared because she was so young. Nala is spunky with her family but remains shy around strangers. Kara Boucher’s 17-year-old tabby cat ...

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Happy Tail: Mitch the Beagle finds his niche

Happy Tail: Mitch the Beagle finds his niche

ZOOTOO  Tue, Oct 14

Mitch was timid when he came to his new home with the Sundins in Edina, MN, but he also had a mind of his own and convinced them he didn't want to spend any time in a crate, not even sleeping, probably because he had lived in a kennel the first two years of his life. Eventually, he was transferred to SAFE Sanctuary in Faribault, MN, placed in a foster home and posted on Petfinder . Mitch keeps an eye on what’s going on around the house. His Petfinder listing had a little heart ...

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Happy Tail: Cooper wins friends -- and the cat

Happy Tail: Cooper wins friends -- and the cat

ZOOTOO  Thu, Oct 9

Cooper has been around. Literally. The 3-year-oldCatahoula Leopard Dog, then called Henry, was relinquished to an animal control facility in Mississippi. Janeen Jackson, way off in Roundup, MT, got wind of it. She has been rescuing Catahoulas for years, and the distance didn’t discourage her from getting involved. She networked and found the dog a foster home in Alabama. She keeps her “ear to the ground” about her rescues and learned the placement wasn’t working out, so ...

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Beggin' #Howloween

Beggin' #Howloween

ZOOTOO  Tue, Oct 7

You know you are your dog is just dying to dress up in a costume, do tricks for treats, and help you fill your house with Halloween decorations, so Petfinder is parting with  Beggin'  all month long to celebrate #Howloween - a holiday just for your dog! During the month of October, Beggin' will inspire and capture the most hilarious Halloween moments, as dogs see it, with the mission of making this Halloween the best your dog has ever had. We want just one thing... We want you to ...

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Happy Tail: Sherlock's appeal is elementary

Happy Tail: Sherlock's appeal is elementary

ZOOTOO  Tue, Oct 7

Rachel Bowman of Tonawanda, NY, was surprised to learn that she could find more than just dogs and cats on Petfinder . But there they were: small and furry animals.  She began browsing through photos of hamsters and guinea pigs. "I just happened upon Sherlock and fell in love with his adorable little face," she says. Sherlock is a hamster that was listed on Pefinder by Small Pets – Big Hearts  in Cheektowaga, NY. Sherlock is a curious fellow. Some people call these small and ...

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Happy Tail: Dog passes the "White Paw Test"

Happy Tail: Dog passes the "White Paw Test"

ZOOTOO  Thu, Oct 2

Lisa Dechart waited anxiously as the shelter worker brought in a Setter / St. Bernard mix named Rooney. She had met the dog the day before, but today was the big challenge. With her was one of the family's cats, White Paw. Would Rooney pass the White Paw Test? Rooney pauses for a photo and a hug. Lisa certainly hoped so. She hated to see her daughter, Taylor, disappointed again. The girl had desperately wanted a dog for a long time, and when she turned 10, her mom decided she was old ...

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Happy Tail: Beauregard is a fine southern gent

Happy Tail: Beauregard is a fine southern gent

ZOOTOO  Tue, Sep 30

When Sue Hoy of Massachusetts searched Petfinder for a dog to adopt, she became smitten with one named Dozer at the Jackson County Humane Society in Arkansas. Distance seemed like an obstacle, but because of cooperation between shelters, it was no impediment. He would be transported to the Northeast if someone there stepped up to adopt him Sue’s granddaughter loves Beau. Sue was that someone. She contacted the shelter and submitted an application, and the humane society began ...

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Big Girl: Shy and Anxious After Life on the Streets

Big Girl: Shy and Anxious After Life on the Streets

ZOOTOO  Fri, Sep 26

Sometimes the greatest obstacle to a pet’s adoption is his or her own fearfulness. This was the case with B.G. (short for Big Girl), found wandering the streets with her friend L.G. (Little Girl) and brought to Suncoast Humane Society in Plant City, Florida, in January. Big Girl wears her ThunderShirt often to help calm her anxiety. “These shepherd mixes were very timid and both had some form of anxiety, with Little Girl also having thunderstorm anxiety,” Suncoast ...

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Lincoln: A Black Cat, and an 'Awkward Teenager'

Lincoln: A Black Cat, and an 'Awkward Teenager'

ZOOTOO  Thu, Sep 25

Lincoln had two characteristics that made him harder to place when he was looking for a home at Lenawee Humane Society in Adrian, Michigan. First, he was a black cat, and black pets have a hard time getting adopted. Second, at 4 months old, he was at an age that doesn’t appeal to most adopters. Lincoln with his new owner. “He had been with us since he was just several weeks old,” LHS communications manager Sasha Wilkerson tells us. “Unfortunately, his ...

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