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An Update on the Journey of the Sochi Strays

on 03/31/2014 - 10:55 pm

This Thursday marked a momentous change in the lives of ten Sochi rescues that touched down on American soil to face a brighter future. Human Society International is largely responsible for helping these dogs to travel to the US to get adopted.
 
HIS worked with multiple Russian organizations to get the dogs vaccines, papers, and travel plans. The dogs traveled for two days to get here. These particular ten handled the journey extremely well, remaining calm, friendly, and approachable the whole time.
 
Now that they’re here, they’ll be receiving some training and socializing before they are all hopefully put up for adoption. They’ll be enjoying the comfort of ...

That’s One Pricey Pup!

on 03/25/2014 - 09:54 pm

You may want to sit down for this one: a Tibetan Mastiff pup in China recently sold to a new dog breeder for two million dollars.  TWO MILLION DOLLARS. What?!!
 
Why, do you ask, would any dog attract such a number? The Tibetan Mastiff is a rare mountain breed rumored in legends to have “lion’s blood”. These independent, fierce guard dogs look almost like lions too. The dogs reach human weights, (the pup recently sold already weighs two hundred pounds) with shoulders reaching twenty-four to twenty-six inches in size. They also have a long lovable, teddy-like fluffiness to their exterior. Combine these elements with a giant, panting tongue and you’ve got re ...

Leave No Paws Behind Reunites Dog With His Owners

on 03/16/2014 - 01:15 am

A shelter in the LA area recently found a Dachshund on their doorstep with a note from his owners. The note read, “Our dog is thirteen and a half years old. He is sick starting yesterday with bloody stools, vomiting. Had a skin disease for a few years. We are both sick, with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills, or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us for all those years, he cannot function without us, please put him to sleep.”
 
The shelter contacted the organization Leave No Paws Behind, who swept in to take the dog to the vet, who informed them that the dog could be treated and even live for a few more years. This discovery led the organization to search ...

The Internet Has a Cross-Eyed Cat to Love

on 03/16/2014 - 01:01 am

Social media sites are purring with adoration for Jarvis P. Weasley, a cross-eyed rescue cat who is hard not to love. His owner, Daria Kelly, has been fostering cats for a while now. Typically they find homes after living with her. Jarvis was the one foster she couldn’t give up. She says he has a charming, happy persona. She was urged by friends to put him on social media. A photographer to whom she sent a Jarvis’s picture had a friend from lovemeow.com write an article, which caught attention. Now, Jarvis’s adorable mug is everywhere. He had a tough time starting out in life, but he’ll be just fine now. 
 

No More Greyhound Racing in Colorado

on 03/13/2014 - 01:33 am

Thanks to the state’s governor, John Hickenlooper, Colorado has now officially banned the dangerous pastime of greyhound racing. He signed the bill recently, supported by multiple animal rights organizations and 38 fellow greyhound-friendly states.
 
Greyhound racing has been controversial for some time. People have been very upset over the cramped and uncomfortable living conditions provided for discarded dogs to sleep in between hours of racing each other to destruction or even death. In Colorado, 2636 dogs were injured in races between 1993 and 2007, according to The Greyhound Protection Nonprofit.
 
Colorado is the 39th state to pass a bill banning the races, but the ...

New York Town Proposing Potential Pet Limit

on 03/09/2014 - 07:22 pm

In Oneida, New York, recently decided to table a proposal for a law limiting the amount of pets that can be legally owned by private citizens. Upset citizens flooded the council meeting where the law was to be discussed.
 
The law would decree that Oneida residents would be permitted to own any combination of four dogs and cats. Anyone exceeding this limit would have to get a kennel permit, which is currently not allowed in the city limits.
 
Residents with more than the legal amount before the law would be able to keep their animals. Owners of a large amount of baby animals would have six months to distribute the animals to other homes.
 
The people of Oneida are gener ...

Tito and Maya Memorial Letter

on 03/05/2014 - 11:13 pm

Tito was an Anatolian Shepherd Mix. She was one of the most loving dogs I've ever known with such a personality. Every time I came to visit my sisters house Tito would run up to me whining and excited, wagging her happy tail and greeting me with kisses. I've had many adventures with Tito in different states where my sister would be living. For about a month or two I was caring for her in Connecticut while living with my dad. We would go to to a 40 acre wood behind my fathers house where I would take her down so she could romp around and chase after tennis balls. We would even howl together like wolves, and she would sleep in my bed and put her paws on me while snuggling close. She also snore ...

Everyone and Their Dog Loves Ellen DeGeneres Even More Today

on 03/04/2014 - 07:56 am

As if Ellen DeGeneres wasn’t amazing enough already, last night she gained even more coolest-person-ever points by helping shelter dogs everywhere. DeGeneres, who hosted The Oscars last night, decided she would make this year’s celebrity swag bags extra special. In each bag she included a 10,000 meal donation to shelter dogs from her brand, Halo, Purely for Pets, and Freekibble.com.  The bags were awarded to 20 of this year’s non-winning nominees, who were no doubt touched and excited by the gift. Each recipient will now get to choose a shelter to benefit from the donation. This is just a fraction of the amount donated to animals by these two Ellen-loving companies. T ...