Tag Archives: dog shelters

Shelter Veterinarians Have a Special Love of Dogs in Need of a Home

Written by: Kelly J. Diehl, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, Morris Animal Foundation


Photo courtesy Morris Animal Foundation

When dogs live in shelters while awaiting permanent homes, their health is of primary concern to shelter veterinarians. Because dogs are housed in larger numbers than what you’d find in . . .

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Videos: Last Weekend’s “Clear the Shelters” Event a Big Success


Written by: Phil Monahan

More than 300 animals were adopted in Fort Worth, emptying the facility.
Photo by Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Last weekend, almost 700 animal shelters around the country took part in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption initiative that aims to connect animals in need with loving new. . .

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Shelter Worker Goes Above and Beyond to Comfort Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Shelter worker Chrissy Ireland helps console prissy after surgery.
Photo courtesy Conway Area Humane Society via thedod.com

From the hundreds of stories that we have posted about animal shelters, we know that the vast majority of people who work at these facilities love dogs and want the best for them. But this. . .

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Terminally Ill Shelter Dogs Get a Chance at a Happy Ending in “Fospice”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Biscuit, a hefty 13-year-old Pit Bull, found a loving home for his final days.
Photo via goodnewsnetwork.org

Here’s a beautiful story about a program that helps to find short-term forever homes for terminally ill shelter dogs, where they can live out their final days surrounded by love. Foster Dogs NYC. . .

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Shelter Decides to Do Away with Breed Info as a Way to Promote Adoption


Written by: Phil Monahan

Does knowing this dog’s breed affect your decision to adopt?
Photo by Corbin Carson via ktar.com

A dog shelter in Arizona is taking a novel approach to dog breeds, as a way to break down barriers that may be in the way of adoption. The Arizona Animal Welfare League will no longer identify. . .

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A Dog Returned to the Rescue 20 Times Finally Finds a Forever Home


Written by: Phil Monahan

Toby is an inveterate jokester.
Photo by Tica Clarke Photography via dogster.com

Here’s a wonderful story from dogster.com about a high-spirited shelter dog who seemed unadoptable after some 20 failed attempts. For two years, six-year-old Toby was back and. . .

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