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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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Rescue Dog Runs Away to Visit Human in Hospital (Video)

Do you know anyone who doubts a rescue dog's love and devotion? If so, this is the story you should send them. Zander is a rescue dog, who was adopted from a shelter five years ago and nursed b…

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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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What’s Your Animal Shelter IQ? (Quiz)

Most of you have visited an animal shelter at some point in your lives; many of you may even have a beloved companion animal whom you adopted from a shelter. But how much do you really know about the …

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10 Things Every Shelter Volunteer Should Know

By Darlene Duggan, TAILS blogger What is the best way to get involved in the community and show your support of animal shelters? Volunteering, of course! So, you have gone through the application p…

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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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Kindness Revolution Day 23: Donate Blankets to Animal Shelters

When I lived in Ottawa, Canada, I saw an impressive act of kindness on Parliament Hill.  Someone had built a large complex of  "cat townhouses" that was set up on the park-like grounds where the Cana…

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