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15M Shelter Meals Donated 152K Toys Donated $305K Funded for Service Dogs $35K Disaster Relief Funds Raised 183K Rescue Miles Funded

    UPDATE: Clear the Shelters 2019 – You Made A Difference In Over 160,000 Lives

    Drum roll, please! So far, the 5th annual Clear the Shelters event accounted for over 160,000 adoptions across the country, crushing the 2018 total of 103,000. To every one of you that shared a post, volunteered time, fostered, adopted, or contributed in...

      Labels Like Mutt And Mixed Breed Are Out, American Shelter Dog Is In

      For millions of shelter dogs across the country, labels matter. Dogs are labeled almost as soon as they walk through the shelter door. For a lucky few, labels like Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky will work in their favor. They’ll be scooped up...

        Shelter Dog With Cancer Finally Finds The Perfect Home

        Since August, a little Beagle named Pistachio has gone through a whirlwind of life changes....

          Four Years Later, This Sweet Dog Is Still Looking For The Perfect Home

          It’s been four long years since sweet Ginger was first introduced to Responsible Pet Care...

            Big Strong Shelter Pooch Loves Being Tucked In Like A Baby Each Night

            Prince is a big boy with an even bigger bark. Like many Pit Bull-type dogs, Prince’s...

              New TSA Adoption Program Gives K9 Dropouts A Chance To Find Good Homes

              TSA dogs are now a common sight in major airports, but those hard-working pups weren’t...

                How Much Do Rescue Dogs Remember From Their Pasts?

                You know your rescue dog had a life before you walked into the shelter, but how much of that...

                  Two Soon-To-Be Retired Police Dogs Are Looking For Forever Homes

                  After years of selfless service to their communities, two police dogs with the Massachusetts...

                    10 Things To Know About Adopting A Fearful Rescue Dog

                    Walk through any animal shelter in the country, and there will always be excited dogs begging...

                      Hotel Foster Program Is Getting Shelter Dogs Adopted In Record Time

                      Adopting a rescue dog usually means visiting a shelter to pick out the perfect pooch, but a...

                        3 Best Ideas In Animal Welfare Will Compete In The Innovation Showdown

                        When the nation’s top animal welfare experts announced they were looking for the best...

                          How To Help Your Rescue Dog Feel Safe On Walks

                          Heading out on walks is one of the first things families look forward to after bringing home...

                            10 Tips All First-Time Dog Owners Need To Read

                            You’ve searched the shelters, done your homework, and now it’s finally time to...

                              5 Tips For Building An Unbreakable Bond With An Adult Rescue Dog

                              Puppies are often a first choice when it comes to rescuing a new family member, but mature dogs...

                                Longest Shelter Resident Wants Nothing More Than A New Home

                                Shelter staff and volunteers at Broome County Dog Shelter in Binghamton, New York see hundreds...

                                  ‘Puppy Bowl’ Changes To ‘Dog Bowl’ To Raise Awareness On Mature Dogs In Need Of Homes

                                  It’s been 14 years since Puppy Bowl officially became part of Super Bowl Sunday, and dog...

                                    Dog With Quirky Smile Needs A Home

                                    Do you have a place in your home for a dog with a “quirk”? Meet Zipper, an...

                                      A Dying Man’s Last Wish Is To Find A Home For His Beloved Senior Dog

                                      For the past eight years, the Woodward dog park in Fresno, California has been like a second...

                                        Shelter’s ‘Feature Films’ Have Folks Lining Up To Adopt The Furry Stars

                                        A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a million pictures! Kaitlyn Garrett...

                                          Doctor “Prescribes” Dog To Obese Man & It Saves His Life

                                          In 2010, Sales Manager Eric O’Grey’s health was in serious danger. He was just 51,...

                                            Here’s How To Socialize Your Adult Rescue Dog

                                            Behaviorists say the most crucial time for socialization in a dog’s life is between three...

                                              8 Reasons To Adopt Your Next Dog

                                              All dogs have the capacity to be incredibly loving companions, no matter their age, breed or...

                                                Rescue Dog Transforms From Fearful Stray To Carefree Cutie

                                                The most rewarding part about dog rescue – aside from watching them head off to their new...

                                                  The Simple And Powerful Way You Can Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted

                                                  Many dogs arrive at animal shelters after years of abuse or a lifetime on the streets. That...

                                                    Loyal Dog Sat Vigil For Two Weeks Refusing To Leave Her Dead Friend’s Side

                                                    Hope For Paws is an organization in Los Angeles, CA that is committed to helping as many...

                                                      Over 300 Dogs Were Rescued From Unimaginable Horror, Now They Need Forever Homes

                                                      In October 2016, the Hawaiian Humane Society took on one of its biggest rescue operations in...