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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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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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Teaching Kids about Kindness Toward Animals


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It’s never too early to start learning about kindness and compassion for others, including animals. Be sure to pass along these tips to anyone with kids! 1.) Emphasize safety first: Animals make wonderful companions, but under the wrong circumstances, the combination of kids and pets can take a dangerous turn. Children should know that pets sometimes need their space (like when they’re eating or sleeping). It’s also important for children to be taught how to properly (and gently) handle their […]

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Five Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet


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If you’re involved in animal rescue, you’re probably repeatedly disappointed when potential adopters skip right over some of the sweetest pets simply because they’re not so young anymore. Below are five fantastic reasons to adopt an older animal, please pass them along! 1. There are fewer surprises! An older animal’s size, personality, and grooming needs are pretty set in stone. You won’t be shocked when your 15 lb. puppy turns into a 75 lb. dog! 2. Training isn’t as intense: […]

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Four Facts about Rescue Dogs


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If you’re the proud pet parent of a dog you adopted from a rescue or shelter, you know you have a special bond with your canine companion. Below are a few facts rescue dog owners know to be true: •They clean up pretty nice: Your sweet pup has surely come a long way since you two first met. It’s amazing what a bath, a happy home, and a loving family can do for a dog’s appearance and demeanor. •They live […]

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A Rescue Story: Buddy


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Several years ago my daughter and I were volunteer dog walkers at the rescue (there are never enough dog walkers). My very first day at the rescue, I spotted a crazy wild dog throwing himself against the run door. I looked at my daughter and said “that dog is going to be mine”. She laughed. Time went on I helped to adopt him out on more than one occasion. I said to myself, if he is meant to be mine, […]

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Treble the Yellow Labrador Mix is Looking for a Home!


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Treble is an 8-year-old Labrador mix whose elderly owner could no longer care for him. Please don’t let his age fool you!  He is young at heart – very energetic! He loves to play with his toys and then chill out and chew on a nice bone. This boy has a lot of love left to give! Treble is neutered. He is available in Westchester, NY to an approved adopter. Please contact Joan Antelman from Senior Pets NYC at joansdogs@aol.com […]

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A Success Story from Shelby Humane Society: Lakota


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Shelby Humane was founded in 1977.  Since 2008, we have made tremendous progress in reducing intake and increasing adoptions.  The decrease in intake correlates to the implementation of our Quick Fix, low cost spay neuter program, which was established in 2008. Additionally, we have a Shelter Partners transport program where we are able to transport healthy adoptable canines to other areas of the nation where they are adopted within days of going up for adoption.  This program has literally saved […]

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