Petfinder: Freedom!!!

Photo by York County SPCA

Life is tough enough as a shelter dog. Imagine you’ve been abandoned because your healthcare costs were too much for your family to handle. And at the shelter, those health issues require you to be placed in quarantine for. . .

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Petfinder: Problem Children

An Assertive Duo – Finn and Dixie
Photo by Lollypop Farms

It’s hard to believe that the adorable pair of pups above would be hard to place and, therefore, on track for euthanization….

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Petfinder: Sibling Success Story

Shelter Pups Vinnie and Vic put their best paws forward at adoption event
Photo by Petfinder

Vinnie and Vic are a couple of lucky dogs. The English Setter mixes were rescued by A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue in Royal Palm Beach, FL along with their Mom and nine siblings. The rest of the family found homes, but not Vinnie and Vic…

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Petfinder: Rocky’s Big Comeback

Rocky looks like a champ!
Photo by Don’t BULLY Me Rescue

Our friend Rocky wasn’t always this attractive and healthy. When he arrived at Don’t BULLY Me Rescue in Austin, TX he was, for want of a better term, a hot mess! The Olde English Bulldog was suffering…

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From the PetFinder Foundation: A Mother’s Love

Mama Twain & Pups
Photo by RezQ Dogs

It’s funny how a good mother knows how to follow her instincts. Twain, an abandoned mix-breed, showed up at RezQ Dogs in Fort Belknap, MT looking for help. Here’s her story: . . .

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Update: How to Adopt a Sochi Street Dog

The plight of stray dogs in Sochi has captured the world’s attention.
Photo via

Dog lovers worldwide have raised enough of a stink about the killing of stray dogs before and during the Sochi Olympics that the story refuses to go away. We posted twice last week about Russian rescue organizations who are trying to save as many dogs as. . .

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Saving a Pregnant Dog and Her Pups

Sunny was a gal in trouble when she was rescued.
Photo by Utah Animal Adoption Center

When the Utah Animal Adoption Center in Salt Lake City saved a very pregnant Pit Bull from abuse, a Petfinder Foundation grant from Orvis helped pay for the mother’s and her seven puppies’ medical care.

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Washington Prisoners Take Dogs Scheduled for Death and Train Them for Forever Homes

Written by: Karen Diehm, Freedom Tails Editor/Photographer

Inmates work with their rescue dogs at Stafford Creek Corrections Center.
All photos by Karen Diehm

Since human’s interactions with our canine friends have shown to reduce stress and depression, Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC), located in Aberdeen, Washington, implemented the Freedom Tails program in 2009. Freedom Tails, working in conjunction with. . .

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