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Anthony Head Celebrates 20th Year of Dog Rescue

Actor Anthony Head, who has brought such diverse characters as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and King Uther Pendragon in Merlin to life on the small screen, recently helped to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a dog rescue organization that offers a new lease on life to greyhounds and lurchers. Stepping into his […]

Shelter Saturday: July 16

Muhammad Ali once said that “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” In shelters from coast to coast dogs are waiting for the chance to teach a forever pet parent the […]

Clear the Shelters Adoption Drive July 23

In the U.S. July is traditionally the warmest month in the calendar year, and one Saturday this July may just go down in the record books as the most warm-hearted day of the year as thousands of dogs and cats from coast to coast find forever families to love during the Clear the Shelters pet […]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

Each year the lives of approximately half a million companion animals are affected by fire in their home, with close to 1,000 of those incidents accidentally caused by a dog or cat. To extinguish the concerns of pet parents, the American Kennel Club and ADT Security have teamed up to tackle this hot topic by […]

Shelter Saturday: July 9

The fourth of July has come and gone, and while the fireworks have faded from the night sky the panic that dogs and cats face from the annual displays of pyrotechnics have yet to disappear from their minds. The days following America’s annual birthday celebration are always hectic for animal shelters from coast to coast, […]

Who’s Top Dog? Time to Vote in the #HeroDogAwards

They’ve already won top dog honors in their respective categories, and now eight four-legged finalists in the American Humane Association’s 6th annual Hero Dog Awards are trying to win the hearts of voters who will help to decide which stout-hearted Spot is named 2016 American Hero Dog. The Finalists Through August 24th you can vote […]

Miley Cyrus Adopts from The Beagle Freedom Project

Barbie, a dog who was once confined to a laboratory cage, recently celebrated America’s independence and her own personal freedom alongside Miley Cyrus, her new, high-profile pet parent thanks to The Beagle Freedom Project. Barbie is currently enjoying her first days with her new four-legged siblings, among them Milky the Pit Bull from the Linda […]

Shelter Saturday: July 2

As we celebrate our freedom this Fourth of July holiday weekend, homeless dogs across the country are hoping that they will soon get to celebrate freedom from shelter life. Each year approximately 3.9 million dogs find themselves in the U.S. shelter system. One way to help the ongoing effort to change this staggering statistic is […]

ID Your Pet Day is July 1

The fourth of July holiday is just around the corner, and while people look forward to Independence Day as a time filled with family-oriented fun and fireworks, for our four-legged friends the fourth is faced by fear. Frantically searching for safety from the sights and sounds of popping pyrotechnics, more dogs and cats find themselves […]

Get Ready for Strut Your Mutt + the #9000Steps Challenge!

Stepping into the real life role of an animal advocate, movie star Amanda Seyfried and her dog Finn are shining a spotlight on a fundraising event that will make great strides in the creation of a better tomorrow for our four-legged friends in need. Already a celebrity supporter of Best Friends Animal Society, the actress […]

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