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Shelter Saturday: May 28

As people from coast to coast celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, dogs in animal shelters across America are hoping that the beginning of a new season will bring with it the start of a new life in a forever home. Each year an estimated 3.9 million dogs wind up in […]

Lisa Vanderpump Works to #StopYulinForever

Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump was joined by L.A. animal lovers and famous friends of Fidos at West Hollywood Park on May 22nd to mark World Dog Day. A pet holiday founded by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, World Dog Day was held both in honor of the joy that our four-legged fiends […]

Win a Kuranda Bed in the Fido Files Identity Crisis Photo Contest!

If you’ve visited a pet shelter, you’ve undoubtedly seen the Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds, the orthopedic, chew-proof dog beds that provide a comfortable cot for adoptables as they wait for their forever homes. They’re used by hundreds of shelters (the shelters where both Irie and Tiki came from used these!) and they’re also used […]

Animal Planet Unleashes #TheVetLife June 4

The season for sweltering may be just around the corner, but Animal Planet will have the cure for your summertime blues– the brand new series, The Vet Life. Prescribing a healthy dose of dramedy with each episode, the reality show shines a spotlight on a trio of veterinarians as they share with television viewers not […]

Rescue Dog Wins Palm Dog Award at Cannes Film Festival

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival has come to an end, and while movie buffs are applauding I, Daniel Blake’s‘s Palme d’Or win, fans of Fidos are cheering for the tail-wagging talents of a rescued Rover who won top dog honors at the festival’s annual celebration of Spots on the silver screen. Nellie the English Bulldog […]

Shelter Saturday: May 21

The Italian historian Francesco Guicciardini once wrote that “Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose the chance to make them.” If you are looking to make a new four-legged friend, take the opportunity to pay a visit to your local animal shelter. Every year an estimated 3.9 million dogs enter […]

Kristen Bell Hosts Shelter Me: Hearts & Paws

Television viewers and film fans know her for her roles in Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Frozen, but fans of our four-legged friends know actress Kristen Bell for her real life role as an animal advocate. Stepping in front of the camera with Lola, one of the former shelter dogs who takes center stage […]

Shelter Friday: May 13

The Tony Award nominated actress Jennifer Westfeldt once said that “Dogs just need you and love, that’s all.” Each year an estimated 3.9 million dogs in animal shelters across the country look for that special someone to love. You can help to make their search successful simply by sharing photos of shelter animals on social […]

Emmylou Harris’ Rescue Helps Second Chance Dogs

The lyrics “We believe in new beginnings/ Giving in and forgiving/ We believe in happy endings/ You and I” are more than merely lines from a chart-topping duet co-sung by Emmylou Harris. Today the words also describe emotions expressed as both female offenders and adoptable dogs embark on a new beginning at the completion of […]

British Stars Shine Spotlight on #StopYulin Campaign

Composer Robert Schumann once said that “To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts- such is the duty of the artist.” Three recording artists are using their combined star wattage to shine a light on one of the darkest corners of the animal welfare world– the plight of dogs facing their fate in the […]

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