Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

It’s hard to believe that a robust, happy dog who loves playing with his canine “sister,” eating ice cream and lounging on his family’s sofas nearly starved to death less than two months ago.

Heartbreaking moment German Shepherd suffers nervous breakdown after being abandoned

Heartbreaking moment German Shepherd suffers nervous breakdown after being abandoned

But it was Preethi Pillaipakkam, who fosters dogs through DFW German Shepherd Rescue, a volunteer rescue organisation in Texas, who got to the shelter first to give Rocco a new lease on life.

Heartwarming adoption gives 3 senior dogs a forever home

Heartwarming adoption gives 3 senior dogs a forever home

The adopter, a woman named Leslie, walked into the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center on July 24 and asked, "Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs?

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

The mustachioed puppy went viral after Hearts & Bones Rescue, which is jointly based in Salvador Dolly’s city of birth, Dallas, and New York City, posted a picture of her on Facebook on July 26 after rescuing her and her family via Dallas Animal Services.

'This is meant to be': Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy live on TODAY

'This is meant to be': Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy live on TODAY

"I've been texting back-and-forth with my wife and kids," he said during a conversation with Jenna Bush Hager and Willie Geist , while the dog's adoption paperwork was being taken care of.

Rescue animals dress up as aliens — and it's clearing these shelters

Rescue animals dress up as aliens — and it's clearing these shelters

More than 3 million Facebook users have expressed an interest in "storming" Area 51 to find aliens — but a couple of enterprising animal shelters are hoping they'll end up adopting pets dressed as aliens instead.

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Courtesy of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and SpaThe program helps dogs get used to socializing with people and children, and gives guests a chance to spend time with a dog, which can be particularly meaningful if they’re missing one at home.

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Located in Oakland, California, The Cat Town Café & Adoption Center has become the first cat café in the United States which opened in late October, reports Carol Pogash of the New York Times.

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Using the results of this study and by focusing on a subset of desired traits, researchers believe that they could make animal adoption more efficient and successful. They surveyed the preferences of 1,229 people who visited dogs at an animal shelter, including 145 who decided to make an adoption.

‘Mourning’ dog finds home with family who lost senior pet

‘Mourning’ dog finds home with family who lost senior pet

According to Linda Barish, a member of the New Jersey-based rescue organization's executive committee, Moose spent a lot of time in a very sad state after his owner died.

Dog accidentally re-homed by police while owner spent night in hospital

Dog accidentally re-homed by police while owner spent night in hospital

The advert stated that Richard had passed away (Picture: Bring Alfie Home)‘A 30 year old man was taken to hospital and the man’s dog was left with police.

Bride includes rescue dogs in her wedding to raise awareness about adoption

Bride includes rescue dogs in her wedding to raise awareness about adoption

The Honey & Bee PhotographyBurky reached out to Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary in Washburn, Missouri, to see if they would be willing to share some of their adoptable dogs for her wedding on May 11.Sherah Farris, director of the no-kill shelter, had previously shared dogs for another adoption event at a wedding and said she was more than happy to help Burky spotlight dogs seeking a forever home.

Slaughterhouse survivor dogs adopted by student and given forever home

Slaughterhouse survivor dogs adopted by student and given forever home

We saw they had started a project rescuing dogs from the Chinese dog meat trade, so I contacted them and was surprised to find out they had a golden retriever. She said: ‘We would just like to raise awareness of the dog meat trade and rescuing and urge people to adopt instead of buying dogs.

Luke Bryan adopts 18-year-old rescue dog

Luke Bryan adopts 18-year-old rescue dog

(Click on the Instagram image to see more images of Poochie.) "We pulled 18-year-old Poochie from a shelter after his family surrendered him due to becoming allergic," Lavonne Redferrin, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue's director and founder told People magazine .

Baby chihuaua looking for forever home after being dropped from sky by hawk

Baby chihuaua looking for forever home after being dropped from sky by hawk

(Picture: Jennifer Olohan /SWNS.COM) An animal shelter has been inundated with requests to adopt a puppy that was snatched and dumped on a building site by a hawk.

Cat Cafe to Open This Summer in Montreal

Cat Cafe to Open This Summer in Montreal

Café Chat l’Heureux will be the first Cat Café in North America and is set to open this summer in Montreal, Quebec, as reported by Michael D’Alimonte of MTL Blog. So if you love coffee and cats, this might be your dreamland!

Dog meets friend who looks just like her, convinces owner to bring him home

Dog meets friend who looks just like her, convinces owner to bring him home

Rogue and Beast look identical (Picture: Bethany Coleman)We all know that when it comes to pets, we’re not in charge. We are their feeders and servants, pretending we have control but knowing that the second our pet gives us those puppy dog eyes we will melt and give them whatever they want.

5 Pet Adoption Stories That Just Might Inspire You to ‘Clear the Shelters’

5 Pet Adoption Stories That Just Might Inspire You to ‘Clear the Shelters’

I posted on a neighborhood Facebook group that I was looking for a pet to adopt, hoping to save a dog that needed to be rehomed from going to the shelter. Oh, and she also likes to come to work sometimes to help Mom. How to Adopt a Pet on Clear the Shelters Day

How This Cool Kitty Cafe Helps Humans Find Purr-fect Pets

How This Cool Kitty Cafe Helps Humans Find Purr-fect Pets

So much so, in fact, that the feline-adoring social entrepreneurs co-founded a unique small business in Lower Manhattan in New York City dedicated to helping homeless kitties find forever homes.

Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program

Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program

On August 18, NBC and Telemundo TV stations are teaming up with shelters across the country that will waive or lower any adoption fees. Find a participating shelter near you to adopt a dog, cat, rabbit or bird!

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