Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

U.S. animal shelters and rescue organizations always rely on volunteers to care for dogs, cats and other pets in their homes temporarily while they wait for a forever home, but foster families will be particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic.

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Bess had been at the shelter for ten years (Picture: Last Chance Animal Rescue / SWNS)A border collie given the title of Britain’s loneliest dog – after spending ten years in a rescue centre – has finally found a loving home.

Sidney the sausage dog will fetch you toilet roll if you run out

Sidney the sausage dog will fetch you toilet roll if you run out

Pooperman to the rescue (Picture: Caters/@sidney_minisausage )Julia, a manager for an accessories company, said: ‘I wanted to bring some positivity during this sad time and so decided to set Sidney up with some toilet roll and he loved it.

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy now lives with Ali Kite and her other dog (Picture: National Animal Welfare Trust)‘Finally, their hard work and dedication has paid off,’ the team said.

Lovable rescue dog and viral sensation, Olly the jack russell, returns to Crufts for final time

Lovable rescue dog and viral sensation, Olly the jack russell, returns to Crufts for final time

The video of his fall from back in 2017 has now been viewed over 13 million times, and the world fell in love with the little rescue dog who was simply excited to be at the competition.

Dog with badly disfigured face finds happiness after being rescued

Dog with badly disfigured face finds happiness after being rescued

Phoenix has an auto-immune condition (Picture: @phoenixthedawg/Instagram )The rescue centre posted an update on Phoenix’s condition, revealing just how much attention and care he has been given since they started looking after him.

'World's worst cat' Perdita finds new home after purrfect publicity campaign

'World's worst cat' Perdita finds new home after purrfect publicity campaign

In its latest post on the social media platform, the Mitchell county animal rescue group of Spruce Pine announced the “bittersweet” news that Perdita/Noel had found new owners identified only as Joe and Betty from Monroe county.

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.

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Dogs 4 Rescue are helping Zach complete his bucket list (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)Grandad Zach the Staffie has Alzheimer’s and spondylosis, a spinal cord condition, and he doesn’t have much time left.

Dumpling the blind, chubby Labrador is looking for a home

Dumpling the blind, chubby Labrador is looking for a home

Dumpling was dumped at a shelter and staff are worried he won’t find a home (Picture: Labrador Rescue/Facebook)Dumpling is a ten-year-old Labrador and he’s looking for a loving family to spend his last few years with.

Dog fell 65ft off cliff and survived with just a broken leg

Dog fell 65ft off cliff and survived with just a broken leg

The RNLI were on hand to save Duke the Hungarian Vizsla on New Year’s Eve (Picture: RNLI / SWNS)A dog survived with just a broken leg after plummeting from a 65ft cliff edge on New Year’s Eve .

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

Doris the lurcher with Dawn Hurst (L) and Helen Stanbury (R) from Freshfields Rescue Centre in Liverpool (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)After rescue staff first discovered abandoned Doris on their grounds six years ago, it took them a month to find a family willing to take her home.

Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dramatic transformation of skeletal dog locals thought was a ‘monster’ to ‘fluffy giant’ Louise was severely malnourished when he was finally rescued Louie’s saviours didn’t think he would even survive when he was rescuedShe went over to Macedonia and immediately offered to help find him a new family in the UK.

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Workers for the California-based Animal Defenders International say they endured the harassment after rescuing six lions and 15 tigers from circuses in the Central American country following a 2017 law banning live performances by animals.

Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Alan Whitton, 49, was filmed pulling Mitzi out of the fox hole (Picture: Alan Whitton/Facebook)Alan, a life therapy coach, said he ‘dropped everything and went to investigate’, taking one of Mitzi’s toys to squeak outside the hole.

Rescue dog who lost her own litter 'adopts' orphaned puppies

Rescue dog who lost her own litter 'adopts' orphaned puppies

A "little miracle" occurred at a Minnesota animal rescue earlier this week when a dog who had lost all of her puppies adopted a litter who had lost their mother.

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

French Bulldog Myles has been given fresh hope after life saving surgery (Picture: Hope Rescue)Vets have saved a nine month old puppy who suffered one of the ‘worst cases of anal prolapse ever seen’.

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

He has been nicknamed a ‘unicorn puppy’ (Picture: MEGA) Vets say he is perfectly healthy (Picture: MEGA)Vets said the puppy has a clean bill of health, but Ms Steffen doesn’t want to adopt him out until they know whether his ‘unicorn horn’ will become an issue.

Why senior dogs, often the last to be adopted, make great pets

Why senior dogs, often the last to be adopted, make great pets

In fact, many Lily's Legacy dogs have had short life expectancies due to health issues but defied the odds and lived much longer thanks to medical care and love, she said.

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Staff at Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary were left stunned when a car pulled up outside and hurled Casper onto the premises on the evening of Halloween.Casper had several growths on his body (Picture: Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary/ @SOSmoggies)One person wrote: ‘Oh Casper you beautiful boy.