Woman shares emotional poem she found included with her rescue dog’s paperwork

Woman shares emotional poem she found included with her rescue dog’s paperwork

Last month, when Ervin took Sylvie to work, she found a poem about adopted pets and their baggage included with the dog’s paperwork from the shelter, which she later shared on Facebook.“I took Sylvie to work with me today.

Owner of 'demonic' Chihuahua says adoption ad was 'accurate' — but she has no regrets

Owner of 'demonic' Chihuahua says adoption ad was 'accurate' — but she has no regrets

Prancer is loyal and loving to his adopter, Ariel Davis.Prancer brings joy to his adopter, Ariel Davis, who is doing all she can to make him feel safe and loved.

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

"I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home.”Second Chance Pet Adoption LeagueTyfanee Fortuna, Prancer’s current foster owner, with some photos and videos of the two-year-old pup, trying to find a way to make the dog sound appealing to future adoptive owners.

Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Courtesy of Denver Animal ProtectionAnn Cecchine-Williams, deputy executive director of Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment, which oversees Denver Animal Protection and its shelter, told TODAY in an email that a couple with an infant but no other dogs drove over an hour to meet and adopt Gumdrop on Jan. 5) They renamed him Odin.“Odin is a fun-loving, sweet and energetic boy who loves playing with toys,” she said.

Jonathan Van Ness opens up about the harsh realities of dog adoption

Jonathan Van Ness opens up about the harsh realities of dog adoption

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges once a new furry family member crosses the threshold.“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness was among those who decided to expand his family; over the summer, he welcomed a rescue dog named Pablo from Austin Pets Alive!

More people are adopting furry companions amid the pandemic

More people are adopting furry companions amid the pandemic

According to shelter homes, pet adoptions – especially for indie dogs – have risen in the second half of the pandemic, though abandonment still continues.Adoptions on rise Since July-Aug. Kaveri Rana Bhardwaj, President, People For Animals (PFA) Gautam Buddh Nagar, says that while abandonment cases rose amid the pandemic initially, adoptions have increased now.

Five free virtual events to join online this week in lockdown

Five free virtual events to join online this week in lockdown

This week alone, there are tonnes of fantastic free virtual events taking place, from a West End musical-themed pet adoption evening, to an online celebration of all things plant-powered.

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These angels need a home (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)Last week, we told you about Alfie, the adorable pup who hadn’t received a single adoption enquiry.Look at this beauty (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)This 10-year-old Staffie might be old, but she still likes to play and be active.

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

The goal is to have at least one participating shelter in all 50 states by the time the expanded program officially launches on Jan. 1, 2021.She said Pets for the Elderly was founded by the late Avrum Katz to help seniors feel healthier and more connected through pets and to find shelter dogs and cats forever homes.

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

The pup is eagerly awaiting an email from someone, anyone, to adopt him (Picture: Animal Rescue Cumbria)Do you have the space and love to take in a dog looking for a forever home?

Pets and pandemic: Mental Health and pandemic: Pets provide a great way to de-stress during lockdown

Pets and pandemic: Mental Health and pandemic: Pets provide a great way to de-stress during lockdown

Actress Sai Pallavi's sister Pooja Kannan always wanted to own a pet but her parents and sister would have none of it.Photographer Richard Antony, who had an iguana named Rango and a miniature pinscher, Charlie, welcomed three more pets into his life after the lockdown was declared.

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

During Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets, the broadcast cut to 28 dogs and two kittens and their fosters filling virtual courtside seats, with an announcement that they were all “100% adoptable and 100% adorable” and a link to learn more about adopting them.

The parrot problem: why Zoom calls are forcing people to abandon their pets

The parrot problem: why Zoom calls are forcing people to abandon their pets

The rescue charity Birdline took in 88 birds between March and September, a 70% increase on the same period last year.Well, at least the rescued birds can now be adopted by new owners with more patience.Some parrots don’t like women.

Actor Dennis Quaid Is Adopting a Virginia Shelter Cat Named 'Dennis Quaid'

Actor Dennis Quaid Is Adopting a Virginia Shelter Cat Named 'Dennis Quaid'

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid is adopting a cat from the Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia.“We take in about 4,000 animals a year, so we really just try to come up with creative names and just not have the same name twice,” Danielle Ulmer, Adoption Center Manager with the Lynchburg Humane Society, told WSLS.

Lonely dog given up for adoption as key worker owner had to work 12-hour shifts

Lonely dog given up for adoption as key worker owner had to work 12-hour shifts

Eight-year-old Shar Pei Bella Boo is up for adoption after her owner’s working patterns in lockdown left her anxious and lonely (Picture: Parrot & Pineapple | Pooch & Pineapple | Rophotographs)Lots of pets have enjoyed extra quality time with their owners in lockdown thanks to a move towards home-working.

Is COVID-19 just an excuse for pet abandonment?

Is COVID-19 just an excuse for pet abandonment?

Animal activist Sai Vignesh has rescued close to 12 such abandoned dogs in the past few months.Pets are abandoned on a regular basis and the coronavirus era is no exception, explains Chennai-based animal activist Shravan Krishnan.

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Sam, as it turns out, was abandoned by his former pet parents, as they realised the difficulties of keeping a big dog in a family with children a tad too late.People tend to buy a breed that is trending and fashionable, and those end up in the abandonment circle,” Chinthana signs off.

World Environment Day: #WorldEnvironmentDay: Take a step towards becoming sustainable pet parents

World Environment Day: #WorldEnvironmentDay: Take a step towards becoming sustainable pet parents

I am strongly against packaged food, because some of them are really unhealthy for the pets and the environment," says Snehal.If you invest the same money on these strays, you can give a better life to so many of them at that cost, so adoption should be your go to choice," says Trisha.

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Pedigree's Dogs on Zoom campaign helps shelters like Nashville Humane Association host virtual meet-and-greets with adoptable dogs, and sponsors adoption fees for pets adopted through the program.Michigan Animal Rescue League launched a videoconferencing fundraiser in which people can "rent" an adoptable dog, cat or kitten to appear in Zoom meetings.

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fostering.As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, RSPCA shelters around Australia have had to change their hours and take a number of other steps to protect their employees, volunteers and animals.