Dogs with ticks coming out of their ears left to starve in Tenerife cave

Dogs with ticks coming out of their ears left to starve in Tenerife cave

The dogs were found in the baking sun with no food or water (Picture: CEN/@alberguevallecolino)These upsetting images show five emaciated and tick-infested dogs forced to live in a cave on the tourist island of Tenerife.

Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Under the updated policy, which was adopted in November but not reported by the agency until now, healthy dogs , cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and some farm animals are now permitted to be transferred to shelters and sanctuaries after they’ve been used for lab experiments.

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

Lowery said the shelter has tried writing honest, tongue-in-cheek ads for other animals, including one dog she described as a “counter-surfing butter stealer.” But they'd never seen as much success as they have with Perdita.

Dog with a wonky nose finds a forever home after three years at the shelter

Dog with a wonky nose finds a forever home after three years at the shelter

Jude’s crooked nose meant he was overlooked by potential adopters (Picture: Caters News Agency)Jude the dog has spent years at a shelter waiting to meet the perfect family, all because of his wonky nose.

This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

Guests are able to apply to adopt a dog at any time during their stay and they can bring their new pup up to their hotel room as soon as their application has been approved.

An adorable pit bull received her own maternity photoshoot

An adorable pit bull received her own maternity photoshoot

Lauren Casteen Sykes, a volunteer and photographer for the organisation, told Bored Panda: ‘When Pits & Giggles reached out saying that they just brought in a Mama from the shelter that was the proudest, happy and caring little thing, we wanted to take photos to keep those precious moments.’.

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

(Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)Two dogs so inseperable they have been dubbed ‘lovedogs’ are looking for their forever home.They absolutely love each other (Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)However, they are being picky about their new owner – as Samir and Sabina need lots of love and attention.

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.