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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

After Nearly 3 Years in Shelter, Bulldog Bentley Finds Home

After Nearly 3 Years in Shelter, Bulldog Bentley Finds Home

Bentley spent more than 1,000 days at a Philadelphia animal shelter, but now the longtime resident has finally found a forever home. To be exact, the lovable American Bulldog spent 1,076 days at the...

Aug 17, 2019

Cat Overlooked in 2018 Clear the Shelters Still Needs Home

Cat Overlooked in 2018 Clear the Shelters Still Needs Home

A Chicago-area shelter is hoping to find a home for a beloved cat, the only animal to ever be featured in two Clear the Shelters events at the facility.

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 9, 2019

Fla. Man Who Caught 'Chance the Snapper': My Rescue Pups Keep Me Grounded

Fla. Man Who Caught 'Chance the Snapper': My Rescue Pups Keep Me Grounded

Looks like Chance the Snapper isn’t the only animal Frank "Gator" Robb plans to take home from Chicago. The alligator expert who famously captured the elusive reptile in a Chicago lagoon doesn’t just have a soft...

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...

Aug 2, 2019

People Are Falling in Love With This Mustached Puppy

People Are Falling in Love With This Mustached Puppy

A 5-week-old puppy from Dallas, Texas, is going viral for her unique look. Salvador Dolly is capturing a lot of attention around the country thanks to her adorable mustache that makes her look a lot like...

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 16, 2019

How to Enter Pat's Prized Pets Challenge

How to Enter Pat's Prized Pets Challenge

Starting Monday, July 15, NBC4 viewers in the D.C. area can show off their furry friends in Pat's Prized Pets challenge for a chance to win the Pat's Prized Pet Bowl.

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