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Adopt Me! Abandoned on Christmas Eve, George Seeks Wonderful New Life

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Woodward Animal Center

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, we bring you George Bailey, a cat abandoned at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., on Christmas Eve.

George's former owner didn't leave much explanation for why he had to let the black-haired feline go, just a heartbreaking note left alongside the cat.

"I cannot take care of him anymore," the anonymous letter read. "He is a great indoor/outdoor cat that loves people ... I didn't know what to do with him and I know you are a no-kill shelter. I'm sorry."

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Adopt Me! Colby Just Wants Someone to Snuggle With

Credit: Courtesy Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation

Adopt Me! Colby Just Wants Someone to Snuggle With

Originally posted 12/20/2013 06:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, we bring you Colby, a hound mix who just wants to snuggle up to someone this holiday.

"In a word, he is AWESOME," says Colleen Learch from the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation of Arlington, Va., who took in the stray with an uncertain past. This 2-year-old "sweetheart" loves many things but at the very top of his list are snuggling and playing.

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Adopt Me! Stay Warm with Baby the 'Cuddly Marshmallow'

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Adopt Me! Stay Warm with Baby the 'Cuddly Marshmallow'

Originally posted 12/13/2013 02:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, we bring you a 7-year-old pit bull mix who just wants someone to love.

Baby, it's cold outside – but not with Baby by your side. This adorable senior pooch was taken in by New York City's ASPCA after a good Samaritan found her tied to a tree. They cleaned her up, nursed her wounds and now the super-friendly canine is ready for her forever home – which everyone is hoping will arrive in time for the holidays.

"For Baby, a stranger is just a best friend she hasn't met yet," says Arthur Hazlewood, senior director of the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan. "She always seems to have a smile on her face."

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Adopt Me! Dreamer Could Be Your Dream Dog

Credit: Courtesy Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island

Adopt Me! Dreamer Could Be Your Dream Dog

Originally posted 12/06/2013 04:40 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, meet Dreamer, a 1-year-old pit bull terrier mix whose wish came true in April when she was transferred from an overcrowded shelter to the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island.

Over the past few months, Dreamer has been out to prove just how dreamy she is. The outgoing, people- and dog-friendly pooch has an unmistakable "goofy nature [that] is sure to bring a smile to your face," reads her bio.

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Adopt Me! Shilo Wants to Be Your Snuggle Buddy

Adopt Me! Shilo Wants to Be Your Snuggle Buddy

Originally posted 11/29/2013 09:00 AM

In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we'll be introducing you to an adult furball looking for a place to live out its golden years throughout November. Today, we'd like you to meet Shilo, an easy-going dog who just wants a lap to snuggle in.

He may be 9-years-old, but Shilo has a lot of good years ahead of him. Everyone loves spending time with this terrier mix – from adults to children to other dogs and cats. His positive spirit is infectious, according to the Adopt Me Rescue of Studio City, Calif., who is currently trying to find him a happy home.

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Blind Dog and His Guide Brother Find Forever Home

Credit: Courtesy Chester County SPCA

Blind Dog and His Guide Brother Find Forever Home

Originally posted 11/25/2013 12:15 PM

... And they lived happily ever after!

Jeffrey and Jermaine, the two homeless pups whose story melted hearts when a photograph of them hugging each other in their shelter pen went viral, have found a place to spend forever.

The no-kill animal shelter Operation Ava sorted through more than 10,000 adoptions applications for the 8-month-old pups, who are inseparable because Jeffrey is blind and his brother, Jermaine, is his loyal guide dog. The lucky new owners: Jonathan Hochman and his wife, Veronica McKee.

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Adopt Me! Jessie Is a 'Big Time Cuddle Bug'

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Adopt Me! Jessie Is a 'Big Time Cuddle Bug'

Originally posted 11/22/2013 12:30 PM

In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we'll be introducing you to an adult furball looking for a place to live out its golden years throughout November. Today, we'd like you to meet Jessie, a kitty who has remained sweet despite having his whole world turned upside-down.

When his owners moved in September, they couldn't take Jessie along. The 8 lb. senior cat was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas in Dallas, but the cheerful cat hasn't allowed shelter life to get him down.

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The Daily Treat: Blind Dog Hugs Brother, Melts Our Collective Hearts

Credit: Courtesy Chester County SPCA

PHOTO: Blind Dog Hugs Brother, Melts Our Hearts

Update 11/18/2013 06:10 PM Originally posted 11/18/2013 03:00 PM

Can't you just feel the love?

There's no denying that, as this picture illustrates, canine brothers Jeffrey and Jermaine are inseparable – and not just because they adore each other.

Jeffrey is blind and his brother, Jermaine, is his loyal guide dog. The 8-month-old pups were found on the streets of Philadelphia in October, according to Operation Ava, the animal rescue that is trying to find them a permanent home together.

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Adopt Me! Get Ready to Fall in Love with Fraggle's Quirks

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Adopt Me! Get Ready to Fall in Love with Fraggle's Quirks

Originally posted 11/15/2013 11:20 AM

In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we'll be introducing you to an adult furball looking for a place to live out its golden years throughout November. Today, we'd like you to meet Fraggle, a cocker spaniel/poodle mix who resembles a grumpy old man – and until recently, had a lot to be grumpy about.

This 8-year-old pooch was found wandering the streets of the Bronx nearly a year ago. According to Dr. Julie Horton, medical director at the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, Fraggle was a "medical mess" upon his arrival. He suffered from chronic ear infections that had been unattended for so long they were no longer treatable. As a result, Fraggle have to have both ear canals removed to relieve his pain, leaving him almost completely deaf. An eye condition also prevents him from producing enough tears, so he requires regular medication.

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The Best 'Roar' Take Yet: Kittens, Kittens and More Kittens

Update 11/15/2013 06:30 AM Originally posted 11/13/2013 03:30 PM



We think Katy Perry would app-purr-rove!

Singer/bassist Kate Davis has put her own spin on Perry's hit song "Roar" by taking the pop song one step furrier, er, further: She filmed a folk version of the ditty at a New York City animal shelter.

Shot Nov. 2 at the Humane Society of New York in midtown Manhattan, Davis and her band – which includes guitarist Gabe Schnider and drummer Conor Szymanski – performed the song in a room full of adorable and very adoptable felines, many of whom rock out as the sweet songstress belts out the tune. And by rock out, we mean go all acrobatic on a cat tree and knead lovingly on a blanket.

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