Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multipronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

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.

Terrified dog dumped at shelter because owners were expecting a baby

Terrified dog dumped at shelter because owners were expecting a baby

Rocco appeared frightened when he first arrived at the animal rescue centre (Picture: roccostar_gsd/Instagram)Quivering and cowering with fear, this German Shepherd has just been dumped by his family. Preethi said: ‘Ideally, we would like to see Rocco placed in a new home around mid-September.

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?

'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.

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.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

“When they come to us from the shelter, we say, ‘Today is the day that they start their new life,’” Zina Goodin, co-founder of Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, told TODAY .

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.

Blind Dog Rescued by Cyclist from Freezing Conditions

Blind Dog Rescued by Cyclist from Freezing Conditions

Madera went blind from an autoimmune disease and wandered away after being let out to go to the bathroom; her guardian, Ed Davis, explained that she normally returns back inside right after. Madera was found a half-mile from home by cyclist Constantine Khrulev, after hearing a whine from the dog.

Owners shove dog off wall into animal shelter and abandon it

Owners shove dog off wall into animal shelter and abandon it

The men are seen pushing the dog over the railings (Picture: Dave Rudge News)The video shared on Thursday on social media, shows the two men initially checking the area outside the shelter for witnesses.

Old dogs, new digs: Missouri shelter opens for older dogs who didn’t get adopted

Old dogs, new digs: Missouri shelter opens for older dogs who didn’t get adopted

The shelter currently has three residents, 10-year-old John Wayne, 14-year-old Rusty, and 12-year-old Willy, according to their social media posts. He has really started adjusting to his new home and even received his first Amazon delivery from the shelter's wish list.

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

George weighs as much as an average British woman after munching on pasties and pies (Picture: Farlap) George will be cared for at Gables Farm in Plymouth, Devon, where the country’s two previous fattest dogs were both looked after (Picture: Farlap)Ruth Pickards, deputy manager for the farm, said she and the team were proud of the work they did to help obese animals get a better life.

Lazaruff, once-skeletal pit bull, becomes happy rescue dog

Lazaruff, once-skeletal pit bull, becomes happy rescue dog

As luck would have it, a few weeks after emergency care revived Lazaruff, the national nonprofit American Humane hosted a clinic at the St. Landry Parish animal shelter to provide free medical care for 300 animals who needed help.

Shelter desperately seeking volunteers to rescue dogs from death row

Shelter desperately seeking volunteers to rescue dogs from death row

(Picture: Newsquest /SWNS.COM)Animal lovers are being asked to help save healthy dogs at a rescue centre from death row. (Picture: Newsquest /SWNS.COM)Lorraine added: ‘We are desperate for volunteers to help us look after the dogs.

Dog Reunites with Family after Traveling 1100 Miles

Dog Reunites with Family after Traveling 1100 Miles

5. Dog Reunites with Family As reported by chron.com , a 3-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix has been reunited with his family after somehow managing to travel from his home in Killeen, Texas to a shelter in southwest Ohio.

Giant wolfdog with terminal cancer is given forever home

Giant wolfdog with terminal cancer is given forever home

We show off their adorable moments in the hope of helping people identify with them at least and maybe change their fear response into a healthy respect through education.’ (Picture: Brittany Allen) (Picture: Shy Wolf Sanctuary/Brittany Allen) Brittany also explained that wolfdogs can be hard to handle – given you never know which side (wolf or dog) will be most dominant.

Britain's loneliest dog finally finds forever home after 500 days at shelter

Britain's loneliest dog finally finds forever home after 500 days at shelter

(Picture: SWNS) Britain’s loneliest dog has finally found a home after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter, and we couldn’t be happier for him. ‘He’s adored by staff and we couldn’t understand why he was always overlooked.

RSPCA issues Valentine's Day appeal for HEARTBROKEN dog - 'We CAN'T understand it'

RSPCA issues Valentine's Day appeal for HEARTBROKEN dog - 'We CAN'T understand it'

He especially loves the beach, and we have learnt he likes to swim.” To help find Hector a home, the RSPCA has created a special online page to help potential owners decide if he is the dog for them.

Could you give Hector – Britain’s loneliest dog – a forever home?

Could you give Hector – Britain’s loneliest dog – a forever home?

(Picture: SWNS) A dog called Hector has been branded as the ‘loneliest dog in Britain’ after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter. (Picture: SWNS) ‘He’s an active boy who is looking for like-minded owners who can take him on plenty of adventures.

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