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Microchip Saves Lost Dog of 7 Months. Watch Her Reunite With Family (Video)

Dora's family looked everywhere for her. After 7 long months, she and her microchip were found. Related Look Out for Fake Dog Rescues 9 Heartwarming Stories of Animals Rescuing Each Other 11 …

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Pet Adoption is the Loving Option

I've written about benefits of adopting a less-adoptable pet. And, there are many benefits of adopting any pet from a shelter or rescue organization. You'll save a life You won't be supporting p…

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Why You Should Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet

Each year, Petfinder celebrates a week in September as Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. In a recent survey by Petfinder, 33 percent of adoption groups said they've had pets who were posted on Petfinde…

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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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Quiz: Are You Ready to Adopt a Pet?

Thinking of sharing your life with a furry, feathered, or scaly loved one? Animal adoption is not for the fickle of heart. Taking stock of your own life is the first—and most important—step to becomin…

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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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10 Sweet Senior Dogs Who Need a Home (Photos)

In animal shelters, senior dogs are often passed up for adoption in favor of younger, sprightlier dogs. However, if you've ever spent time around an amiable senior dog, then you know that this is not …

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10 Lovable Senior Cats Who Need a Home (Photos)

If given the choice between a fluffy, bright-eyed kitten and a slow-paced, toothless old cat, which would you choose? While many of our readers might embrace the senior cats, this is unfortunately …

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10 Beautiful Pit Bulls Who Need a Home (Photos)

It would be an understatement to say that pit bulls have a bit of a bad reputation. Parts of the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other countries have enacted breed-specific legislation (…

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10 Cute Calicos Who Need a Home (Photos)

Calico cats have a coat that is mostly white, with patches of two other colors — whether they're long-haired or short-haired, and single-breed or mixed-breed. "Tortoiseshell" refers to a similar appea…

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