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Special Needs Pomeranian Gets Second Chance

Special Needs Pomeranian Gets Second Chance

ZOOTOO  Wed, Sep 24

By Michelle Lira   For quite some time I've wanted a dog. I've always loved dogs, but I've never had my own. Living in NYC doesn't really afford you the luxury of space, time nor money to properly commit to having one. Or at least that's what I told myself. Then I met Chauncy . Chauncy enjoying time outdoors. While volunteering at Animal Haven in SoHo, I was introduced to a little Pomeranian mix. At the time, he was about 6.5 lbs and he was suffering from pretty severe ...

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Martin: Labeled 'Stubborn and Reactive'

Martin: Labeled 'Stubborn and Reactive'

ZOOTOO  Wed, Sep 24

  A pet that is perceived to have a behavior problem can be difficult to place; sometimes, however, the underlying problem is medical — and treatable. For example, when Martin, a young Beagle, arrived at Three Sisters Pet Rescue in Cincinnati, Ohio, he’d been “stubborn and reactive” - but as it turned out, his issues were due to chronic and severe pain from bad ear infections and rotted teeth. Thanks to donors like you, an Orvis matching donation and a ...

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Polaris: A 'Wobbly' Kitten with a Neurological Condition

Polaris: A 'Wobbly' Kitten with a Neurological Condition

ZOOTOO  Tue, Sep 23

  Medical issues — especially those that can cause behavior problems or that will require lifelong treatment — post a special challenge for adoptable pets. And Polaris, a kitten at Purrfect Pals in Arlington, Washington, had all of the above and then some. The 6-month-old kitten was transferred to Purrfect Pals from the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society in Port Angeles, Washington. “Polaris has a neurological condition, likely the result of head trauma, which ...

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Sailor: A Shelter-Staff Favorite, But Overlooked by Adopters

Sailor: A Shelter-Staff Favorite, But Overlooked by Adopters

ZOOTOO  Mon, Sep 22

  Sailor arrived at Animal Protective Association of Missouri as a transfer from   Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control , where she’d been living for more than six months. While she had charmed every staff member and volunteer there, she was having a tough time finding a permanent home — most likely because she was a pit bull-type dog. It quickly became clear why Sailor had been a favorite at her previous shelter. “Funny, quirky and sweet, this ...

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Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet-Week, September 21-27

Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet-Week, September 21-27

ZOOTOO  Sun, Sep 21

Tanzanite , lovingly called Tansy, pulls herself across the ground with her shoulders, dragging her back legs.. She suffered an injury, probably from an animal bite, when she was a day or two old, and it damaged her spinal cord, making her paraplegic. Tansy could be a poster kitty for Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. “I’ve had people say, ‘Awww, poor thing,’ when they see her,” says Karina, who is the volunteer coordinator for Tabby’s Place and is ...

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Landing a Dog-Friendly Apartment: Create a Pet Resume

Landing a Dog-Friendly Apartment: Create a Pet Resume

ZOOTOO  Fri, Sep 19

By Niccole Schreck - Rent.com   Example Pet Resume As a renter with dogs, you probably know that there is a big difference between pet friendly and pet tolerant. If you're having trouble finding a dog-friendly apartment, you're not alone. In fact, 83 percent of renters have had difficulty finding a pet-friendly apartment, according to a Rent.com survey. One thing that can help you land a rental is a pet resume. Even your pup can show off his qualifications on paper, with ...

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Happy Tail: Basenji was a Houdini of a dog

Happy Tail: Basenji was a Houdini of a dog

ZOOTOO  Thu, Sep 18

Mara had been going through a rough patch in her life and thought a dog would help. She adopted Josie after seeing her on Petfinder and, as it turned out, the rough patch hit some new bumps. She says the dog she adopted, listed by a shelter as an Australian Cattle Dog  mix, was more like part kangaroo/part demon — “also known as Basenji .” Josie’s separation anxiety came close to putting her adoption in jeopardy. The first day Mara had to leave the dog ...

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5 Surprising Things About Tara the Hero Cat

5 Surprising Things About Tara the Hero Cat

ZOOTOO  Wed, Sep 17

By holistic cat behaviorist Layla Morgan Wilde at CatWisdom101.com   When not protecting her human family from dog attacks, Tara the Hero Cat and Internet viral video sensation is a combination of the ordinary and extraordinary. At first glance Tara appears like a regular brown tabby. She's a healthy, normal cat with no physical or behavioral issues. It's only when meeting her in person that it's apparent Tara is no ordinary cat. The first time I met her at a fundraising event in ...

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Happy Tail: Pet rats become happy chums

Happy Tail:  Pet rats become happy chums

ZOOTOO  Tue, Sep 16

After her dogs were tragically killed in an accident, Olivia Cochran knew she needed to fill the gap in her heart with “an animal I needed and who needed me,” she says. “I looked everywhere and at all kinds of pets. Then, on one of my searches, I thought, why not rats?” Primrose (left) snuggles with one of her chums in their hammock. She did her homework by reading and watching videos about rats as pets, and then she convinced her parents to take her to the pet ...

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Preparing Your Apartment for a New Puppy

Preparing Your Apartment for a New Puppy

ZOOTOO  Fri, Sep 12

By Niccole Schreck, Rent.com Bringing a new puppy home to your apartment is an exciting occasion--you’re getting another best friend, after all! However, making your apartment safe for your new puppy does require quite a bit of preparation. Failing to prepare could result in damage to your rental, which could mean losing your security deposit. In fact, 10 percent of renters said they lost their deposit because of a pet in a Rent.com survey . Make sure your puppy adoption is a ...

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