Tag Archives: dog adoption

How to Adopt a Rescue Dog: Expert Tips from The Petfinder Foundation

By: Sarah Hall Weaver

Emily Fromm, CDO of the Petfinder Foundation, shares a moment with a canine friend.
Photo courtesy Emily Fromm

We sat down with Emily Fromm, Chief Development Officer of The Petfinder Foundation, to ask her a question that’s simple enough at first glance but more complex once prospective . . .


Where Should You Get the Canine Love of your Life?

Written by: Jill Jones

If you decide on a purebred puppy, look for a rescue organization of reputable breeder.
Photo by Daina, Missoula

After much thought, and, ideally, a lot of homework, you’ve made the decision: you’re ready to get a dog! But where? There are two good options (unless you have a friend who happens to . . .


Pro Tips: Can You Rename a Dog?

Written by: Orvis Staff

When his family adopted him, they had no idea what his name was. Now it’s Pedey.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The short answer is, yes: you can rename your dog, and changing her name is easy. She does not really care what you call her—as long as she understands you are the source of all good things, she belongs to you….


Petfinder: A Happy Ending for a Champ

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Comet: A Retired Athlete
Photo by Cache Humane Society

Take a look at that picture! Is that a gorgeous dog or what?! Her name is Comet, and in her youth, she was a champion Iditarod racer. She was born and raised in France, where her owner bought her and brought her back to the United States to breed her. What self-respecting male dog could pass up a face like that?! …


Petfinder: Faithful Friends

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Sheriff, a guy just looking for a friend
Photo by Faithful Friends Animal Society

Sometimes all you need is someone you can count on.

Sheriff is an American Shelter Dog who was rescued from a neglectful situation by the good folks at Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington, DE. That kind of a start in life can leave you pretty rattled! The staff at Faithful Friends decided it would be a good idea to let Sheriff get a little R&R for a while in a foster home with a quiet environment.


Petfinder: Help for a Mom in Need

Written by: Daryl Kenny

A family portrait
Photo by Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue

Things are not always what they seem. Take Darcie, above left, for example. She was a stray who was busted for raiding local farms and eating their chickens. Sure sounds like a canine criminal! She was picked up and turned into Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue, where it was discovered that she was actually starving and pregnant! How’s that for a good reason to eat a chicken?!

Darcie was placed in the Pawsitive Beginnings Puppy Rehabilitation program, which rescues abandoned puppies and homeless mothers with litters, often moments from euthanasia….


Petfinder: Zeus Finds Mount Olympus

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Zeus, decked out like Uncle Sam
Photo by Homeward Animal Shelter

In June, Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo, ND, threw itself a pittie party! It wasn’t the kind you throw yourself after a break-up or a tough week at the office, but an event to introduce a . . .