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Can I have a pony?

Posted by Jennifer on January 28th, 2015

Danny-pony“Mom, can I have a pony?” I may have asked that question over a hundred times a hundred different ways when I was growing up. We lived in a big city but that didn’t phase me. I drew ponies, played pony games, and inspired by visits to suburban stables, created elaborate equestrian centers out of blocks with plastic horses and Barbie doll riders. When I was 10 years old we moved to the suburbs – right next to a real horseback riding academy! Fast forward a few years later, and my family adopted a retired one-eyed pony named Danny, making my pony dreams come true. (That’s him in my photo above, lowering his head so my young helper could more easily put his halter on.) By age 12 I knew the tremendous responsibility and costs involved with properly caring for a pony, as they’d been explained to me all the years I’d been asking for a pony. If you have a child or you yourself are exploring the idea of adopting a pony or adopting a horse, here are some of the factors to consider. Read More

Happy Beginnings: Jecht

Posted by Jennifer on January 26th, 2015

Jecht-happy-adoption“This is Jecht (formerly known as Nemo). He’s been a part of our family for a week and a half, and already none of us could imagine life without him. We are all in better health from the walks and runs we take him on. He already tracks with us with great proficiency (although he gets annoyed with how slow and loud we are). He has made friends with all the dog friendly pups in the neighborhood, and even a couple that have never been dog friendly before. He has the perfect personality, friendly-gentle-playful-loving. Sleeps in four different beds every night, because he just can’t choose one of us. We never would have found him if not for your site, as he hails from Arkansas and we from New Hampshire. Thank you so much for all you do for all our four legged friends!!! You help bring them home, you help us find our perfect companions, no matter how far away they are. I can’t tell you how much Jecht means to my whole family!!!” – Jennifer A shared this Happy Beginnings story and photo with us on our Adopt-a-Pet.com Facebook page. We love hearing stories about how Adopt-a-Pet.com helped a homeless pet find a new loving home. We’d love to hear your Happy Beginnings story too! Send your pet adoption story to info@adoptapet.com with a photo or two, and tell us how Adopt-a-Pet.com helped you with your adoption. Thank you for adopting a pet and saving a life! Read More

Happy Beginnings: Marley

Posted by Jennifer on January 19th, 2015

Marley-happy-adoption“This is my beautiful Marley she is the love of my life. Sooooo sweet and she loves to cuddle. I got her at pets by Judy in Sanford on Thanksgiving day. Her picture and story showed up on my cell phone from your website. I fell in love in that instant. Thank you for your help without you I would not have found my new baby to love. My beloved Julie passed Oct 28. I have been lost since.  I will make a donation when I get my disability check in Dec. You have made an old lady in a wheelchair very happy.  Sincerely Lise  & Marley” — Lise you’ve made us here at Adopt-a-Pet.com very happy too! We love hearing stories about how Adopt-a-Pet.com helped a homeless pet find a new loving home. We’d love to hear your Happy Beginnings story too! Send your pet adoption story to info@adoptapet.com with a photo or two, and tell us how Adopt-a-Pet.com helped you with your adoption. Thank you for adopting a pet and saving a life! Read More

Rescue Video: Toto’s Turnaround Will Warm Your Heart

Posted by Dana on January 15th, 2015

Toto-on-the-streetSome rescues are more challenging than others. Meet Toto, a scared and neglected pup who, at first, fears his rescuer. But a little love works wonders. Watch how Toto makes a heartwarming turnaround in this new video from Eldad Hagar. Read More

Preparing for Pets: Fencing Options for Pets of All Shapes and Sizes

Posted by Guest Author on January 15th, 2015

brick-deckLike most pet owners, you’re probably serious about the safety of your dog or cat. After all, there’s hardly any worse feeling than realizing your furry friend may have escaped. Fortunately, there are a variety of fencing options to put pet owners at ease — and a myriad of materials, styles and price points to choose from. Here are six of the most popular. Read More

Stella getting her groove back – grant winner!

Posted by Jennifer on January 8th, 2015

Stella-grant-winnerLook at those mesmerizing emerald and golden eyes… can you believe this little beauty was at risk of loosing her life along with all her kittens? Thank goodness for the wonderful rescuers at Seattle Area Feline Rescue (SAFe) who saved Stella once from an overpopulated kill shelter, and now again by giving her the veterinary care she needs to get healthy and go up for adoption! Adopt-a-Pet.com is proud to be helping SAFe with Stella’s vet care costs with a grant from our Veterinary Care Fund. That’s thanks in part to our generous sponsors, and donors like you too! Read More

Devoted Not Damaged #Considerashelterpet

Posted by Dana on January 5th, 2015

consider-a-shelter-pet Why would you #ConsiderAShelterPet? A sad but true fact is that many people have false ideas of who shelter pets are. They believe them to be emotionally damaged from past trauma or plagued by behavioral challenges that are too great to take on. Well, there’s good news in debunking these myths! The awesome pet lovers at Purina have launched a cool program that you will definitely want to get involved with. “Meet the Real Me” is a multimedia campaign that aims to show people who shelter pets really are: they are brave, not broken; they are devoted, not damaged; they are hopeful, not hopeless. They are so many wonderful things and we can tell the world by joining together across social media with the hash tag #ConsiderAShelterPet. Read More

nye-fur-babiesYep, that about sums up our resolutions for 2015. How about you? Read More

Tips for a happy New Year’s Eve with your pets

Posted by Jennifer on December 31st, 2014

Dog-Cat-fireworksHappy New Year! New Year’s Eve is tonight. Are you and your pets ready? If you’re having a party at your house, consider safely containing even the most social party animal for his and her safety. You may think your pets seem happy, but cats, dogs and other pets are excellent at hiding stress (a survival instinct). Make a quiet party for your pets in a separate room with their favorite music, toys, and if you can’t lock it, a sign on the door reminding guests not to enter. Going out? Our tips can still help your pets ring the new year in with style. Read on for our NYE countdown of tips for you and your pets. Read More

 
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