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Adopt Me! Missy the Greyhound Has Beauty & Brains

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Adopt Me! Missy the Greyhound Has Beauty & Brains

Originally posted 04/04/2014 06:30 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. In honor of Adopt-a-Greyhound Month, we'd like you to meet Missy, a 3-year-old former racing dog who has been waiting too long for her forever home.

This beautiful and friendly pup comes from good stock, with both of her parents having made names for themselves on the track. Missy (short for Missing You) was adopted into a loving home shortly after she retired from racing, but sadly she was returned when the family decided they no longer had time for her.

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Adopt Me! Gweeda Dreams of Being Someone's Good Dog

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Adopt Me! Gweeda Dreams of Being Someone's Good Dog

Originally posted 03/28/2014 11:30 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Gweeda, a sweet senior pup who's looking for a permanent place to call home after bouncing around in recent years.

In 2006, the Anatolian shepherd mix was adopted into a happy home where she lived for four years. Sadly, in 2011, her owners brought her back to the Kootenai Pets for Life rescue in Libby, Mont., because they were moving and couldn't take her with them.

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Adopt Me! You'll Fall Hard for Timber the Husky

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Adopt Me! You'll Fall Hard for Timber the Husky

Originally posted 03/21/2014 10:30 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Timber, a sweet husky who recently survived a harrowing ordeal.

Timber was thrown from a moving truck on the bustling Highway 35 in Round Rock, Texas, when he was just a young pup. A concerned citizen immediately stopped and helped the dog – who miraculously wasn't injured – off the highway and took him to a local shelter. He was later taken in by a foster family from the Texas Sweeties Dog Rescue in Austin.

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Adopt Me! Harriet Will Love You Forever for Rescuing Her

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Adopt Me! Harriet Will Love You Forever for Rescuing Her

Originally posted 03/14/2014 05:15 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Harriet, a 7-year-old pooch who has come a long way since arriving at the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford, Conn.

The 45-lb. pup may be the picture of perfection now, but this former stray was freezing cold, flea-infested and missing most of her fur on February 4 when animal control officer Audrey McKay captured her and brought her into the shelter.

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The Daily Treat: Shelter Dog Saves Family 2 Weeks After Adoption

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Shelter Dog Saves Family 2 Weeks After Adoption

Update 03/12/2014 05:45 PM Originally posted 03/12/2014 03:10 PM

Hunter the dog is more than just an adorable face.

Just two weeks after finding a forever home, the husky-mix puppy thanked his adoptive family by rescuing them right back.

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Adopt Me! Stella Just Wants to Be a Part of a Family

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Adopt Me! Stella Just Wants to Be a Part of a Family

Originally posted 03/07/2014 02:30 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Stella, a 2-year-old Lab who would thrive in a boisterous family atmosphere.

Two months ago, a good Samaritan brought this playful and loving pup to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League with a horrible problem: A collar made of nylon boat rope had become embedded into her neck due to neglect.

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The Daily Treat: Australian Rescue Penguins in Need of Hand-Knit Sweaters | Animals & Pets, Cute Pets, Pet News

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Australian Rescue Penguins in Need of Hand-Knit Sweaters

Originally posted 03/06/2014 04:50 PM

Think you've seen every possible combination of adorable animals in sweaters? Prepare to be proven wrong.

Meet the penguins of Australia's Phillip Island Nature Park. This bunch of stylish birds happily models a wide variety of sweater designs, all handmade specifically for them. But their clothing serves more than a sartorial purpose: The penguins here are being treated for feather and skin damage caused by oil spills. The sweaters keep them warm and prevent them from pecking at the oil with their beaks, reports ABC Melbourne.

The Penguin Foundation, also based on Phillip Island, is responsible for distributing these sweaters, which it gives to other wildlife rescue centers, as well. For those looking to contribute to the cause, a knitting pattern is available on their website, along with directions on where to send the finished products.

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Adopt Me! Max the Husky is Beautiful Inside and Out

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Adopt Me! Max the Husky is Beautiful Inside and Out

Originally posted 02/28/2014 06:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Max, a handsome husky who charms everyone that he meets.

This stunningly beautiful pup, who is 3 to 4-years-old, arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, N.J., two weeks ago from an over-crowded Ohio shelter. While his full back story is unknown, Max's coat is in such pristine condition it's believed he was never a stray.

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Meet the Billionaire Saving Sochi's Strays

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Meet the Billionaire Saving Sochi's Strays

Originally posted 02/28/2014 03:45 PM

The Winter Olympics may be over and the crowds have packed up and left Sochi, but the stray dogs that captured the world's attention are still there. And so is Oleg Deripaska, the Russian billionaire who developed much of the area and is now determined to do what he can to shelter and find homes for the area's estimated 4,000 dogs.

"It is a problem, a big problem," says Deripaska in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, while flipping through countless photos of strays on his cellphone. "Here, look," he tells his visitor a moment later, pointing to a picture of ten puppies in a cardboard box. "Somebody dropped these off at our shelter a few days ago."

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Adopt Us! Get Double the Cuddles with Nika & Loxi

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Adopt Us! Get Double the Cuddles with Nika & Loxi

Originally posted 02/21/2014 12:30 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Nika and Loxi, two feline best friends whose personalities complement each other.

This adorable pair was first adopted from the San Francisco SPCA in 2008, but they were sadly returned due to unfortunate circumstances. They are so bonded that the shelter has been trying to find them a home together, which clearly hasn't been easy.

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