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Ohio Police Officer Rescues Puppy Twice, Gains a New Best Friend


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In early November, Officer Rodger Nolan responded to the scene of a car accident, where he rescued a tiny puppy trapped under the seat of the car. Once the puppy was safe and sound, the two parted ways and Nolan figured that was the last time he’d see the lab-pit bull mix’s furry little face. When Nolan noticed the puppy’s picture on the Franklin County Dog Shelter’s website two weeks later, he knew he had to pay the shelter a […]

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Partnering with Small Businesses to Help Raise Money for Homeless Pets


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If you’re running a non-profit organization, you already know how important connecting with the community is. Don’t hesitate to reach out to local businesses for help with fundraising or other efforts. Below are three ways that local companies might be able to contribute: 1.) Sponsorship: If you’re planning a 5K, an auction, or another fundraising event, consider adding sponsorship tiers for businesses to contribute. In exchange for sponsorship, a business’s logo might be displayed on t-shirts, flyers, or other promotional […]

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Bunny the Pit Bull Gets a Second Chance


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Bunny the pit bull is one lucky dog. Her former owners abandoned her in a remote location, where she likely would’ve died if it wasn’t for a good Samaritan who left her some food and alerted a local rescue. Bunny was a little shy at first and her rescuers had to discreetly use a trap to bring her to safety. But once she was out of her cage, it was clear that all Bunny really needed was some love. In […]

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Couple Does Adorable “Newborn” Photo Shoot with their Rescue Dog


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Little bundles of joy are all unique. Some have curly hair, some have freckles… and some have four legs and a tail? Professional photographers Chase and Jan Renegar don’t have any kids, but that didn’t stop them from doing a cute-as-can-be photo shoot with their “baby”, a six-year-old rescue dog named Snuggles. A friend of the couple’s, Jamie Clauss, did this tongue and cheek photo session and the results were downright adorable. Dogs are part of our families, so why […]

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Heiress Gives Abandoned Dog a Happy New Life


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An 11-year-old black lab, now known as Lady, is settling in nicely to her home on a 120 acre Florida farm. She was flown there on a private jet by her new owner, heiress Helen Rich. Lady deserves every first class perk she gets, having experienced more than her fair share of heartbreak. Lady’s original owner died in 2012 and she found herself in an animal shelter in Sedan, Kansas. A local family adopted Lady, but eventually returned her to […]

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Five Ways Pets Improve Your Health


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Pets do so much for our mental and physical health. If you know someone who’s considering adopting a canine or feline companion, be sure to pass this information along! Five ways pets improve your health: 1.) Improved mood: It’s been proven that animals lower cortisol levels (a hormone that causes stress) and increase serotonin levels (a chemical associated with well-being). The combination of these two things is a recipe for a happier you. 2.) A healthier heart: Simply petting a […]

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Why Foster Homes are So Important


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Fostering an animal can be an incredibly rewarding experience. If you want a dog or a cat, but you can’t make a long-term commitment just yet, fostering is a great option to consider. You’ll get the experience of being a pet parent and the satisfaction of knowing you helped save the life of an animal in need. Below are five ways an animal may benefit from a foster home: 1. More socialization: A foster home allows for lots of family […]

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9-Year-Old Raises Money for Shelter Dogs Instead of Asking for Birthday Presents


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Most kids don’t ask for donations in lieu of presents for their 9th birthday, but Ethan Katz is an exception. Ethan is a dog lover at heart and his birthday wish was to save the lives of shelter dogs. With the help of his mother, Lisa Pezzoli Katz, Ethan designed and sold t-shirts to raise money for City Dog Rescue, a local non-profit organization that rescues dogs from kill shelters. Ethan’s original goal was to sell 70 shirts, but ended […]

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June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!


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It’s not too late to spread the word about Adopt a Shelter Cat month! Of course, there are so many animals in need of homes all year long, but this is month to pay special attention to what shelter cats have to offer. Choosing to adopt a feline companion from a shelter has a lot of perks. The shelter staff can help match you with the perfect cat based on your own personality and lifestyle. Additionally, most shelter cats come […]

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Spread the Word About the Danger of Leaving Pets in Hot Cars


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With summer weather just around the corner, heat related dangers have become a serious threat for pets. One of the most tragically overlooked dangers associated with warm weather is leaving an animal in a parked car. Many people don’t realize how quickly the situation can become deadly. On an 85 degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can surpass 100 degrees in just 10 minutes, even with the windows cracked. Within 30 minutes, the temperature can rise to 120 […]

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