Welcome to Petfinder.com! The virtual home of 374,783 adoptable pets from 13,618 adoption groups

Home > Pet News > More Pet News

Pet News


3 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool in Your Apartment

3 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool in Your Apartment

ZOOTOO  Fri, Jul 25

As temperatures increase, it's important to keep an eye on your pets. For humans, the summer season usually means enjoying the sun with barbeques, the beach and family vacations. But as temperatures increase, it's important to keep an eye on your pets to make sure they're comfortable and healthy. Remember, while you get to wear shorts and tank tops, your dogs are covered with a coat of fur. Here are some tips from Rent.com to help keep your furry friends cool in your apartment during ...

Read more: 3 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool in Your Apartment


Happy Tail: A blind Chihuahua is an advocate

Happy Tail: A blind Chihuahua is an advocate

ZOOTOO  Thu, Jul 24

Molly and her littermate, Amber, were born to be sold, but congenital eye problems ruled that out. They were surrendered and ended up at Chihuahua Rescue & Referral in Federal Way, WA. The two dogs were placed in a foster home, and one day when they were outside, the foster caregiver witnessed a raccoon attacking Amber. Molly leaped into the fray to protect Amber, and the raccoon turned on her. By the time the attack was over, Molly, who was already sightless in one eye, had serious ...

Read more: Happy Tail: A blind Chihuahua is an advocate


Happy Tail: A mischievous Bichon Frisé finds joy

Happy Tail: A mischievous Bichon Frisé finds joy

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jul 22

Waverly, a purebred Bichon Frisé , was abandoned by her people, left in a house alone and without food. Her hair was matted and dirty. When she was found, Animal Alliance , a rescue group in Lambertville, NJ, took her in and posted her photo on Petfinder . Randall Wilson saw her listing. The Newtown, PA, man had lost his 14-year-old dog, Angel, to illness and was feeling lost without her. When he saw Waverly, he arranged to meet her. Amy settles in a favorite spot with her toys. ...

Read more: Happy Tail: A mischievous Bichon Frisé finds joy


Happy Tail: This Doberman is a dog for all reasons

Happy Tail: This Doberman is a dog for all reasons

ZOOTOO  Thu, Jul 17

Roxy is a dog for all reasons. Beth Whitney of Vilas, NC, wanted a dog as a playmate for her toddler son and a companion for her husband and her. But she also wanted a dog that would warn off any strangers when her husband, a U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant, was away on training. Roxy finds a comfy place to lay her head. A friend told her about Petfinder , and she began searching. “I was quickly greeted by hundreds of beautiful furry friends, but one in particular stood out,” ...

Read more: Happy Tail: This Doberman is a dog for all reasons


Best Pets for Apartment Living

Best Pets for Apartment Living

ZOOTOO  Wed, Jul 16

By Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   Renters are pet lovers, too--but according to a recent Rent.com survey, 83% of renters surveyed said they have had some difficulty finding an apartment due to no-pet policies. So, before you adopt a pet, be sure to read your lease and check with your landlord to see what restrictions are in place. Some apartment complexes will only permit certain kinds of pets, while others may have a list of specific breeds they won't allow. Property ...

Read more: Best Pets for Apartment Living


Happy Tails: Bubba fits like old blue jeans

Happy Tails: Bubba fits like old blue jeans

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jul 15

Bubba is a “serious attention hog,” according to Karen Malone of Beech Island, SC. The German Spitz rolls over on his back to get petted and shows all his teeth. “I call it his werewolf face, and I know he is happy because he will do it for hours if you continue petting him,” Karen says. Bubba stays alert in case someone is going for a ride in the family truck. He may just be making up for lost time. Not so long ago he was a stray and on his own. He looked rough ...

Read more: Happy Tails: Bubba fits like old blue jeans


Happy Tail: Bubba fits like old blue jeans

Happy Tail: Bubba fits like old blue jeans

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jul 15

Bubba is a “serious attention hog,” according to Karen Malone of Beech Island, SC. The German Spitz rolls over on his back to get petted and shows all his teeth. “I call it his werewolf face, and I know he is happy because he will do it for hours if you continue petting him,” Karen says. Bubba stays alert in case someone is going for a ride in the family truck. He may just be making up for lost time. Not so long ago he was a stray and on his own. He looked rough ...

Read more: Happy Tail: Bubba fits like old blue jeans


An Urban Chicken Movement is Underway

An Urban Chicken Movement is Underway

ZOOTOO  Thu, Jul 10

By Joan, staff writer   Usually more than 300 chickens are listed for adoption at any given time on Petfinder . Most of them have been rescued from neglectful circumstances; a few were surrendered when their people realized they couldn't care for them. Some years ago, my family decided to get a flock of chickens so we could have fresh eggs. We promptly named them, and they became pets. These days, as people learn more about conditions in some sub-par poultry farms, an urban ...

Read more: An Urban Chicken Movement is Underway


Making Your Yard Dog-Friendly

Making Your Yard Dog-Friendly

ZOOTOO  Wed, Jul 9

In the excitement of preparing to adopt a dog, there are so many things to think about--everything from a bed to food to toys. If you have a fenced-in yard, you may want to consider some simple additions to make it a haven you and your new best friend can enjoy together. Our friends at Beneful have these tips for transforming your yard into a pooch's paradise: When planning your homemade hideaway, think about the things that you and your four-legged friend might enjoy doing together. ...

Read more: Making Your Yard Dog-Friendly


Happy Tail: Clyde moves in

Happy Tail: Clyde moves in

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jul 8

A pet makes a house a home. Frank Anthony Polito and his partner, Craig Bentley, knew this, so it was only natural that when their search for a house was documented by HGTV’s “House Hunters” a year ago, one sequence was filmed at the Michigan Humane Society . But, because they were in the process of re-locating, it wasn’t a good time to adopt. Clyde’s puffy red coat kept him warm during a cold Michigan winter. In May the show aired, and seeing the sequence ...

Read more: Happy Tail: Clyde moves in


Want to help pets, but not sure how? Check out tons of great, easy ways to help!