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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt an Animal Today

It’s difficult not to fawn over pet-shop puppies and kittens while holiday shopping at the mall. Fuzzy faces with doe eyes and wet noses stare out at passersby. But playing “How much is that doggie in…

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3 Ways to Help Animals in Need

Have you ever watched a story on your local news about the discovery of an abused dog, or come across an article reporting how the local animal shelter is overflowing with unwanted kittens, and wonder…

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rescue Animals

  Whether they're strays, lost, abused, or their human companions just couldn't take care of them, millions of pets end up in shelters each and every year. Some are adopted by loving new famil…

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The ABCs of Pet Adoption

Adopting a pet is a momentous decision—one that no doubt requires a lot of thought. There’s nothing quite like visiting a shelter, connecting with an animal, and bringing her home to join your family.…

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Adopt

It's important to be prepared when making the decision to welcome a furry friend to the family. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself for a successful adoption: 1. Why do you want a pet? Figuring t…

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How to Organize a Shelter Drive

Millions of animals enter animal shelters each year. One way to make sure they all have a good life while waiting to be adopted is to hold a supply drive for your local shelter. Local shelters often n…

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How Rescuing Dogs Changed My Life

My first dog was already home upon my return from the hospital. A tiny black cocker spaniel named Shadow Box, he soon learned to sleep either under my crate or in it with me, and became my fast protec…

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L.A. Bans Sale of Dogs and Cats from Commercial Breeders

Los Angeles has made a bit of doggy history by becoming the largest city in the USA to ban the sale of specific species of animals that came from commercial breeders. That means that no pet store ca…

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10 Lucky Black Cats Who Need a Home (Photos)

It's almost Halloween ... so it's a great time of year to explore the reasons why black cats have more difficulty in getting adopted from shelters. If you're seeking a new animal companion, maybe you …

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10 Small Furry Animals Who Need a Home (Photos)

We love our dogs and cats, of course, but what about our rats, hedgehogs, and ferrets? In animal shelters around the country, there are thousands of small mammals up for adoption. These domesticate…

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