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How a Heroes and Hounds program can help your long-stay dogs get adopted

Did you know that having veterans work with long-stay shelter dogs is a win-win for both veterans and the dogs? That’s exactly what Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) discovered when they launched their Heroes and Hounds program, pairing veterans with at-risk dogs who need a little special attention to get ready for adoption.… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Who will #ADOPTABACHELOR, and who will go home?

Are you looking for love? Obviously, the answer is to adopt a pet! Are you an animal shelter or rescue organization looking for homes for your pets? Obviously, the answer is to get more people to adopt a pet! It’s a total win-win! And that’s the secret to the guilty pleasure that is the dog… Learn More


Remembering Roo: Little dog leaves legacy of lifesaving

A little dog named Roo taught everyone at Maddie’s Fund a lot. She showed us what happens when courage meets compassion, demonstrated the power of taking chances, and wrote a new chapter in the story of saving lives. This valiant dog finished her work on earth this month, and the Maddie’s Fund family mourns her… Learn More

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Eighth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day: Get pets adopted by joining a party!

Getting more pets adopted can be more fun than anything else you can do from your chair — and today, we’re proving it! Today, Thursday, December 7, is the The Shelter Pet Project‘s Eighth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. Originally designated “Shelter Pets Take Over Facebook Day,” its goal was to encourage people to share… Learn More

The truth about free pet adoptions

Once shunned, no-fee pet adoptions have really come into their own. It was once conventional wisdom in the animal shelter world that pets adopted for free would suffer at the hands of diabolical people lurking in the shadows just waiting to abuse them. Surely, we thought, people who get animals for free don’t value them,… Learn More

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