• An Animal Rescue Run By Nearly All Children

    Hard workers who are committed to helping our county’s shelter animals come in all shapes and sizes. The Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary (D.A.W.G.S.) in the Texas panhandle is proof positive of that! This very special animal rescue group is run almost entirely by children. One historic spring in 2003, school teacher Dianne Trull [...]

  • This Year’s Most Dramatic Pet Rescue

    This post is originally from The Daily Wag at MarthaStewart.com and is written by our own Pia Salk. At the beginning of this year, the nation watched on pins and needles as a stranded dog was saved from drowning in the overflowing Los Angles River. Nature doesn’t discriminate among those she affects, and thankfully, neither [...]

  • Adopting A Compassionate Public Policy Toward Pet Adoption

    This post is originally from The Daily Wag at MarthaStewart.com and is written by our own Pia Salk. As of now, the City of West Hollywood has taken a landmark stand for shelter animals. In a compassionate and historic move led by council member Jeffrey Prang, this progressive city council voted to give shelter animals [...]

  • Chardonnay: from puppy mill dog to royalty

    Dear Adopt-a-Pet.com, I adopted a Bichon Frise from Wags to Whiskers, a rescue group I found on your website. Chardonnay was unloved and her sole purpose in life was for monetary gain to the breeders. When she could not longer bear income-producing puppies, she was tossed out. Her entire eleven years was spent in a [...]

  • Famous baseball couple + boundless compassion = Sox For Strays

    Take one fabulous powerhouse baseball couple with a major-league love of companion animals, add in the support of their team and stadium, mix in several adorable, adoptable dogs and a couple of awesome animal rescue groups, and what do you get?  Sox For Strays, an incredibly innovative event I had the pleasure of attending last [...]

  • Adopt-a-Pet.com on People Pets – ‘Wobble’ Cat Is Ready to Stand on Her Own Four Feet

    PeoplePets.com is working with Adopt-a-Pet.com to raise awareness of pet adoption. Here is this week’s post: For every pet living with a happy family, there is an animal in a shelter waiting to find a loving home. So today, in honor of Adopt-A-Cat Month, we’d like you to meet Wobbles, a determined 1-year-old cat we [...]

  • Good News In Pet Adoption 6.11

    This week news of a interesting way to raise awareness about pet adoption. The Nevada Humane Society  hosted a marathon Pet Adoptathon at its shelter on Longley Lane, where they stayed open for 36 straight hours.

  • Sol the rescued Maltese gets his sight back!

    Don’t you just love an inspiring rescue story? Even more so when it includes a video showing the amazing before and after… like with adorable little Sol! This is a happy video – no tissues required. Sol y Sombra an adorable little blind Maltese, was turned in by his owner to the Downey Shelter in [...]

  • Good News In Pet Adoption 4.30

    This week features a story in which students chose what they call an alternative spring break. Spring break used to be synonymous with beer and bikinis. But these days, a large and growing number of college students are spending their precious time off helping abandoned pets, underprivileged kids, disabled veterans, or disaster victims. At the [...]

  • May Is National Pet Month

    Pets give us so much joy. They make us laugh. They share their unconditional love. We share our lives together. National Pet Month celebrates the benefits of pet ownership and supports pet adoption. First to pets, helping them live happy, satisfied lives. And to pet owners, helping you celebrate and nurture your pets. Show Your [...]