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Happy Tail: A Dachshund gets a second chance

Happy Tail: A Dachshund gets a second chance

ZOOTOO  Thu, Sep 11

When Barbara Adkins heads out to her car, there's always a little someone raring to go with her: her Dachshund , Maddie. The dog has her own pet car seat just for such rides. Maddie wasn't always so lucky; she was a dog whose future was uncertain. She had been abandoned and was living at Pender County Animal Shelter in Burgaw, NC. At 4 years old, her odds of being adopted weren't as great as they would have been were she a puppy. People often overlook older dogs, putting them in the ...

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Petfinder adoptable pets will be at Tractor Supply Co. stores September 20th!

Petfinder adoptable pets will be at Tractor Supply Co. stores September 20th!

ZOOTOO  Wed, Sep 10

Our friends at Tractor Supply Company are celebrating adoptable pets as the culmination of their Pet Appreciation Week event for the fourth year in a row. Petfinder has teamed up with Tractor Supply again to help match our shelters and rescue groups to Tractor Supply Company and Del's Feed and Farm Supply Stores. Adoptable pets like Chance will be at Tractor Supply Company! The Petfinder Shelter Outreach team alerted our membership of close to 14,000 organizations to let them know ...

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Happy Tail: Home is a fun and fuzzy place

Happy Tail: Home is a fun and fuzzy place

ZOOTOO  Tue, Sep 9

Pounce! Taffy attacks her toy mouse, scampers around with it, and then retreats to her basket. Moments later, she jumps out and races over to the floor-length curtains and burrows in under them. The only quiet moment with Taffy in the house is when she is sleeping. Taffy is a 3-month-old ball of fun. A few months ago, Taffy was a stray, with no toys or attention. Life on the street was perilous for one so small. Fortunately, she ended up at Contra Costa Animal Services  in Martinez, ...

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Happy Tail: Two daily hikes keep a Husky home

Happy Tail: Two daily hikes keep a Husky home

ZOOTOO  Thu, Sep 4

Bethany McFarland was unnerved by how quiet it was around the house when her husband's job required him to be away from home for days at a time. "I was not in need of a watch dog, but rather a companion," she says. Woof is always ready for a hike. She had her heart set on a Husky because she knew them to be gentle and intelligent but fun. She entered her search criteria on Petfinder and within two weeks had found a match. The Husky she spotted on the site had run away from home so ...

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Happy Tail: Dachshund brings on the smiles

Happy Tail: Dachshund brings on the smiles

ZOOTOO  Tue, Sep 2

Duke was with the Filipcichs for 16 years when old age overtook him. After his death, neither Judy nor Joe felt as if they would ever be ready to bring another dog into their family; Duke had been their baby. Three months passed before the Niles, OH, woman logged onto Petfinder and entered a search for a young Dachshund. She still thought it was too soon and wasn’t optimistic, but when she saw a doxie named Beanie, listed by the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County in Vienna, ...

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Happy Tail: Calico cat purrs a love song

Happy Tail: Calico cat purrs a love song

ZOOTOO  Thu, Aug 28

The year has been a sad one for Dina Andrade. Her soul mate of over 20 years, James, had lung cancer and in March, surrounded by family, he passed away. "Soon after, as our family all left to return to their homes, Colin Doggie and I found ourselves alone in what was once our lively, happy home," Dina says. The Taunton, MA, woman began to notice that whenever Colin Doggie was left home alone, he began to experience separation anxiety. She worried that adopting another dog might be a mistake ...

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American Authors / Petfinder "I'm a Believer" Video Premier for National Dog Day

ZOOTOO  Tue, Aug 26

With the release of their latest single, “ Believer “, American Authors and Petfinder asked you to submit the best photo of your dog with a caption about why you are a "believer" that adopting a dog simply makes life better using the hashtags:  #petfinder ,  #americanauthors , and  #nationaldogday .  The best photo or video would be featured in the new dog-themed video for the song. Now, in honor of the 10th anniversary of National Dog Day , Petfinder is proud to release ...

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Happy Tail: Technology makes a special match

Happy Tail:  Technology makes a special match

ZOOTOO  Tue, Aug 26

The adoption story about Rocky and Princess seemed like any other. Alicia Richards and her fiancé, Mark, wanted a pair of cats who got along with each other. They also wanted older cats that wouldn't be underfoot. On a whim, they began searching on Petfinder . Shortly before they began their search, a man had found that he could no longer keep his two cats. He was heartsick because they had been together for eight years and he didn't want them separated. Adopt a Kitty in Mobile, AL, ...

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Happy Tail: This Akita offers comfort and support

Happy Tail: This Akita offers comfort and support

ZOOTOO  Thu, Aug 21

The beautiful Akita pup deserved a second chance. So thought the people at the Shamrock Pet Foundation in Louisville, KY. They rescued her from a facility where she’d been surrendered to be put down because she has a condition that causes one eye to be smaller than the other and also suffers from a malformation of her hind legs. Dreamer, as she is now named, was considered “special needs” because of her two conditions. When Dreamer was a pup, Judy had no idea what a ...

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Happy Tail: Hope for a plucky parrot

Happy Tail: Hope for a plucky parrot

ZOOTOO  Tue, Aug 19

No one knows why Jordie, a Jardine’s parrot, started plucking out his feathers. It might have been out of boredom from being in a too-small cage with no toys or anything to entertain him or he might have suffered from malnutrition. His behavior suggests he might have been physically abused as well. By the time he came into rescue at Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC) about 10 years ago, he had a 2-1/2-inch naked band around his body. Jordie keeps a close eye on Tausha ...

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