Tag Archives: dog adoption

UK Group Hosts Puppy Awareness Week to Highlight the Horror of “Puppy Farms”


Written by: Phil Monahan

On Saturday the UK’s Kennel Club will host Pup Aid, a celebrity-judged fun dog show that aims to raise awareness of the horrific practice of puppy farming. (We call those “puppy mills” on this side of The Pond.) It’s the kickoff event for Puppy Awareness Week, which seeks to educate potential dog owners about. . .

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Video: The Amazing Comeback of Tessa, the Dog Who Suddenly Went Blind


Written by: Phil Monahan

Despite her handicap, Tessa is full of life and love.
Photo via thepetcollective.tv

Here’s a touching story about a beautiful little dog whose life was turned upside down when she lost her sight. Not knowing what to do, her family dropped her off at a shelter in Los Angeles. And that’s when something magical began.

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Video: A Costa Rican Shelter’s Brilliant Idea to Increase Adoption of Stray Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

This great video tells the story of an organization in Costa Rica called Territorio de Zaguates, which cares for stray dogs. They figured out a brilliant strategy for helping potential adopters see the value in mixed breed dogs.

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Video: Family Gives Dog a Loving Home for However Long She Has Left


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a beautiful, heartwarming story, even though it is sure to have a sad ending. Rio was already in a shelter when she survived Superstorm Sandy last fall, and she was flown to The Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California, in hopes that she could. . .

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Video: Eldad Hagar Rescues Young Siblings from a Life on the Street


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s another wonderful rescue video from Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws, this time in tandem with a pet shop called Bark n’ Bitches, which also does dog adoptions. Dash and Violet are cute, 10-month-old pups who were abandoned on the streets. As always, it’s incredible how the. . .

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Video: Adopt Me Maybe 2013


Written by: Phil Monahan

There are lots of way to get a point across about a serious issue, such as dog adoption. One way is to focus on the plight of dogs stuck in shelters or facing euthanasia. But another way is to make the whole idea of adoption seem fun. This video, made to help Westminster (CA) Adoption Group and Services raise money for their animal adoption program, offers a. . .

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Video: To Raise Money to Pay for Dog Adoption, Young Girl Becomes a Business Whiz


Written by: Phil Monahan

Five years ago, when then 11-year-old Madison Reed asked her parents if she could get a dog, they said, “Sure. But you have to raise the money to pay for it.” They figured that it would Madison a while to come up with the cash, but she had other. . .

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New Jersey Passes “Patrick’s Law” to Increase Penalties for Animal Abuse


Written by: Phil Monahan

A law named for Patrick the pit bull—who weighed just 19 pounds when he was found at the bottom of a trash chute in March 2011—was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday. It increases first-time animal abuse fines from $1,000 to $3,000, and second offenses could jump to. . .

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