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Adopt Me! All Precious Needs Is a Comfy Windowsill

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Adopt Me! All Precious Needs Is a Comfy Windowsill

Originally posted 11/08/2013 06:30 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 Precious, a sweet kitty who enjoys watching the world from a windowsill.

If you look closely, you'll see what's so special about this pretty girl. She has striking markings and eyes that are two different colors. Precious is laid back and loves attention from people and other cats. She doesn't require a lot – a belly rub and a comfy windowsill where she can watch birds are just about all she wants in life.

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Adopt Me! Don't Let the Name Fool You, Diesel Is a Real Softie | Pet Adoption

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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'd like you to meet Diesel, an American pit bull who is a big baby at heart.

The 10-month-old dog could have used some comfort when he was a smaller puppy. He came to the North Shore Animal League America of Port Washington, N.Y., in January from Huntsville, Ala. The charming pup was adopted right away, but his owners returned him after only a couple of months due to his growing size and a skin condition. The poor pup was suffering from demodectic mange, and as bad luck would have it, got pneumonia on top of it, forcing him to be hospitalized.

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Adopt Me! Daisy Just Wants Someone to Love Her

Adopt Me! Daisy Just Wants Someone to Love Her

Originally posted 10/25/2013 11:20 AM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Daisy, a Great Pyrenees mix with a gentle soul.

Sadly, the 4-year-old has not had an easy life. "She was originally owned by a family that kept her in an outside pen," says Grace Kelly, owner of Finding Shelter, a rescue based in Norristown, Pa. "They wanted her to be a working farm dog. She was expected to be a herder."

When that didn't work out, the family sold her to another one, who put her on an outside chain for two months. "They finally dropped her off at a local shelter because they said she wasn't friendly to their other dogs," says Kelly.

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Adopt Me! Scruffy Is as Loyal as They Come

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Adopt Me! Scruffy Is as Loyal as They Come

Originally posted 10/18/2013 12:20 PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Scruffy, a happy terrier mix who's searching for a dedicated owner to help with his separation anxiety.

Does Scruffy's face seem familiar to you? That's because he's a dead ringer for Uggie, the adorable furry star of 2011's The Artist, and just like his onscreen alter ego, Scruffy is extremely loyal.

Not too long ago, he charmed someone into bringing him home from the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Me., but, sadly, he was returned because of a lifestyle change.

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Adopt Me! Moose Is a Little Dog with a Big Personality

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Adopt Me! Moose Is a Little Dog with a Big Personality

Originally posted 10/11/2013 12:30 PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Moose, a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix whose best match would be an active owner who can keep up with him.

Outgoing, fun-loving Moose has clocked a lot of miles in his short life. The sweet pup came to the Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue in Ellicott City, Md., from southern California where, says the rescue, Chihuahuas fill up shelters in alarming numbers due to their popularity in Hollywood.

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Adopt Me! Leroy Would Make a Great Friend – and Pillow

Adopt Me! Leroy Would Make a Great Friend – and Pillow

Originally posted 10/08/2013 01:10 PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Leroy, a 2-year-old hound/beagle mix who just wants to make someone happy.

This cheerful pup came to the To Love Canine Rescue, Inc., via the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina, where, because he was heart worm positive, he faced an uncertain future.

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The Daily Treat: Boy and Miniature Horse Became Best Friends Over Shared Disability

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How Sweet! A Boy and a Miniature Horse Became BFFs Over Shared Disability

Update 10/07/2013 07:30 PM Originally posted 10/07/2013 01:15 PM

Nothing brings two individuals together like common ground – and that's exactly what happened in the case of miniature horse Judd and Tyler Cribbs.

Judd was born at the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association in Grantville, Pa., two months ago with a condition that prevents him from supporting his own weight without splints. The association offers horseback riding as therapy to patients with disabilities, but in the case of Judd, the organization was faced with an opportunity to do the opposite.

"It's our turn to give therapy back," CATRA's Ben Nolt told local station WHTM, adding, "There are horses who have had this in the past and recovered normally. We're sort of a wait and see."

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Pierce Brosnan's Animal Artwork to Appear on Pet Lover's License Plate | Pierce Brosnan

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Animal advocacy groups need not fret over finding the right spokesman anymore because there's one who's happy to lend a hand: Bond. James Bond.

Actor Pierce Brosnan provided original artwork for a new license plate commissioned by the California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund Inc. and California Veterinary Medical Board.

"This license plate will provide much-needed funds which will enable people who couldn't necessarily afford to spay or neuter their pets to do so," said the actor, whose drawing of his own adopted pets, dog Shilo and cat Angel Baby, graces the plate.

Known as the Pet Lover's License Plate, it's currently available for sale through the California DMV, or can be purchased at PetLoversPlate.com. Standard plates are $50, while personalized plates cost $98.

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Adopt Me! Sweet Bella Wants to Be the Center of Your World

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Adopt Me! Sweet Bella Wants to Be the Center of Your World

Originally posted 09/27/2013 11:30 AM

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 Bella, a 9-month-old Lab/terrier mix who's had a rough start.

The friendly and playful pup was adopted a few months back, only to be returned to Precious Friends of Clarksville, Tenn., with demodex, an environmental skin condition commonly referred to as mange. But not to worry: Bella is responding well to treatment, and she's happy as can be.

"Her favorite thing to do is play with other dogs," says the rescue's director, Melissa Bellman. "She will bark at them if they ignore her. She likes to liven up the dog park."

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Adopt Me! Charley Wants to Get Up and Go

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Adopt Me! Charley Wants to Get Up and Go

Originally posted 09/20/2013 12:00 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, meet Charley, a cuddly canine with a winning personality.

Charley has "positude," according to Ron Plante from the Protectors of Animals rescue in East Hartford, Conn. "He is highly adoptable, friendly, happy, good with other dogs, obedient, lovable and cuddly."

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