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Clear the Shelters: Full Coverage

Clear the Shelters: Full Coverage

Full coverage of Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event Aug. 17

Sep 29, 2019

Mass. Couple Adopt Puppy Who Looks Like Salvador Dalí

Mass. Couple Adopt Puppy Who Looks Like Salvador Dalí

A special puppy found her forever home with a Provincetown, Massachusetts couple. What makes the canine unique is her black "mustache," which resembles surrealist painter Salvador Dalí’s. After hundreds...

Aug 17, 2019

You Want To Be a New Pet Owner. Now What?

You Want To Be a New Pet Owner. Now What?

You've seen that doggie in the window and fell in love—but you've never raised a dog before. Or a cat. Or a hamster. You've never even had a bowl of goldfish as a kid. Now what?

Aug 16, 2019

Clear the Shelters: Meet Walter, Virginia Class of 2015

Clear the Shelters: Meet Walter, Virginia Class of 2015

Shirley Thomas and her husband made a trip to the Prince William County Animal Shelter in 2015 to meet their new best friend: Walter, an 8-year-old stray cocker spaniel.

Aug 16, 2019

Greater Good: LA Shelter's Oldest Resident Gets Kennel Makeover

Greater Good: LA Shelter's Oldest Resident Gets Kennel Makeover

Lili is the longest resident dog at Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, the tummy-rub-loving white bulldog mix has been waiting for her fur-ever home for 6 years. The shelter was surprised with $10,000 on Tuesday...

Aug 17, 2019

'Why I Rescue': Chicago Residents Share Their Pet Adoption Stories

'Why I Rescue': Chicago Residents Share Their Pet Adoption Stories

In honor of "Clear the Shelters" coming up on Aug. 17, we asked our NBC Chicago Facebook audience, "Why did you decide to adopt your pet?" Their responses were filled with stories of love, companionship...

Jul 30, 2019

Tales for Tails: Texas Shelter's Reading Program Helps Kids and Adoptable Pets Alike

Tales for Tails: Texas Shelter's Reading Program Helps Kids and Adoptable Pets Alike

A unique reading program at the DFW Humane Society is helping both young people and shelter pets. Once a week, school children go to the animal shelter in Irving and read to the four-legged residents.

Jul 9, 2019

Clear the Shelters Dog Provides 'Emotional Support' for Veteran, Family

Clear the Shelters Dog Provides 'Emotional Support' for Veteran, Family

Bailey, a long-haired Chihuahua mix, is living her best life in Orange County where her owners and their grandchildren give her plenty of tummy rubs and affection. But Bailey's life wasn't always this easy. She

Jun 26, 2019

Hoarded Puppies Seized From Affluent Calif. Home Ready for Adoption

Hoarded Puppies Seized From Affluent Calif. Home Ready for Adoption

Applications to adopt puppies rescued from a suspected hoarding situation in the city of Orange will be accepted by OC Animal Care beginning Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors said. Organizers said...

May 15, 2019

Dumped Coachella Puppies Are Getting Chunkier by the Day

Dumped Coachella Puppies Are Getting Chunkier by the Day

Six puppies rescued from a Coachella trash bin, where they were allegedly dumped by a woman found with dozens more dogs at her home, are gaining weight and getting healthier thanks to care from a foster...

Mar 26, 2019

They're 'Best Friends': Inseparable Cat and Dog Get Adopted Together

They're 'Best Friends': Inseparable Cat and Dog Get Adopted Together

Kitty and Leila, an inseparable cat and dog duo surrendered to a Boston animal shelter, have been adopted together, assuring that this odd couple will remain close fur-ever. Leila, a 2-year-old Chihuahua,...

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