Tag Archives: shelter dogs

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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Man Gives Free Haircuts to Senior Shelter Dogs So They Can Finally Find Homes


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mark Imhof poses with a recently shorn shelter dog, who now looks more adoptable.
Photo via boredpanda.com

Here’s a wonderful story about a New York City man named Mark Imhof who left the world of business and went looking for more meaningful work. His fiance suggested he think of working with. . .

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Videos: How a Long Lost Letter Changed an Elderly Shelter Dog’s Life


Written by: Phil Monahan

Karen Duffy and Roofus will now share a loving home.
Photo via wfla.com

Here’s an amazing story about how a shelter dog who had spent six years living in a shelter in Bradenton, Florida. After several failed adoption attempts, shelter workers assumed that the. . .

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Florida Cop Responds to Call at Animal Shelter and Adopts Irresistible Puppy


Written by: Phil Monahan

Officer Marcus Montgomery cuddles young Kylo.
Photo by Panhandle Animal Welfare Society via facebook

Last week, Fort Walton Beach (FL) Police Officer Marcus Montgomery was called to an animal shelter because of a disturbance caused by a former employee. But as he was doing his. . .

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Video: Dog and Duck, Best Friends, are Adopted Together


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sirence the dog and Thing Two the duck have a special bond.
Photo via .fox4news.com

It’s common practice that when two dogs who have bonded, because they are siblings or have lived as a pair, come into a shelter together that it’s best to adopt them out together. But a dog. . .

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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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