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Posted by Guest Author on February 23rd, 2015

Happy Beginnings: Max Becomes a Star!

Posted by Dana on February 19th, 2015

Today, we have a very special Happy Beginnings story to share with you. It’s one filled with the glitter of the Hollywood lights and even a red carpet! The story starts off pretty sad, with little Max abandoned and alone. He was found as a stray in a field and then brought to an animal shelter in a part of California where animal homelessness is not uncommon. But what is uncommon is Max’s amazing turn-around. We’re talking a story fit for the big screen. You see, little Max not only found love when he was adopted by Kelly – an advertising executive at Siltanen & Partners, a firm that works with Coldwell Banker. He also found himself starring in a commercial for Coldwell Banker’s newest passion project, Homes for Dogs, which will make its television debut this Sunday, February 22nd during the Academy Awards! Yes, that’s right – Max will be starring in a commercial during the Oscars! How’s that for awesome? Kelly and Max 04
Here’s what Kelly has to say about her loving relationship with Max: Read More

Coldwell Banker® kicks off Homes for Dogs Project

Posted by Dana on February 15th, 2015

CB-AAP-blogIt’s no surprise that we believe that every loving animal should have a loving family and a warm, snuggly place to call home. But we’re not the only ones! Our friends at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, the home experts with 108 years of experience helping people find their homes, are doing something really special to make that a reality for the shelter pets on Starting this week is the Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs Project, a national campaign that aims to help 20,000 dogs find loving homes to call their own! To kick off the challenge, Coldwell Banker has released a fun new commercial that makes its debut during the Oscars onSunday February 22nd and shows the joys of coming home to your dog. Check out our sneak peek of the commercial, called “Home’s Best Friend,” and show Coldwell Banker some love for their support of this awesome cause by using #HomeRocks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Read More

The Great American Pooch Smooch and Kitty Kiss is Back!

Posted by Dana on February 12th, 2015

pooch-smoochTo celebrate the season of love and to help more people realize that true love awaits them at their local animal shelter, is hosting the 3rd Annual Great American Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss, kicking off on Saturday, February 14th - Valentine’s Day!  To join in and help influence others to adopt a pet from their local animal shelter: Read More

A dog’s kiss

Posted by Dana on February 9th, 2015

a-dogs-kiss Their love heals us in the most amazing ways, doesn’t it? Click the cartoon above to view and SHARE this cartoon on Facebook. Read More

Bulldog puppy and dog tips

Posted by Jennifer on February 4th, 2015

Bulldog-pupBulldog puppies are so cute with their wrinkled little faces! You can find Bulldog puppies and dogs for adoption across the US and Canada on here. Like Pugsley in the photo, who’s for adoption as of the posting of this article. He’s 16 weeks old, super sweet and super smush face! Finding a purebred Bulldog puppy might take a bit of searching and patience, especially one local to you. The good news is Bulldogs are super cute at any age! Plus if you adopt a young or adult Bully instead of a puppy, you’ll be more likely to know what kind of personality and health issues you’re getting, which you can’t see fully or at all in a puppy. Plus you won’t have to worry about puppy messes, puppy training, and puppy chewed up shoes! Bulldog-puppy-chewing-shoesBulldog mix puppies are super cute too! So what should you know about Bulldogs before you adopt them? Read More

Take flight with Pilots N Paws

Posted by Guest Author on February 2nd, 2015

Pilot-n-paws-dogPilots N Paws is a pet rescue support organization that works with private pilots who volunteer their time and planes to fly animals in need to their fur-ever homes! Russ Landau is a pet owner and pilot from Los Angeles, CA, and Kate Quinn is the Executive Director of Pilots N Paws. Purina’s Petcentric caught up with both of them to find out more about how these volunteers make a life-changing difference for rescue animals. Click here to learn all about Pilots N Paws and how and why they to help fly animals from overcrowded shelters to new homes and families in other states. Read More

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 Facebook page. We love hearing stories about how 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 with a photo or two, and tell us how 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 very happy too! We love hearing stories about how 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 with a photo or two, and tell us how helped you with your adoption. Thank you for adopting a pet and saving a life! Read More

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