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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><rss version="2.0" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:sy="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/" xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/" > <channel> <title>Petfinder</title> <atom:link href="https://www.petfinder.com/feed/" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" /> <link>https://www.petfinder.com</link> <description>Pet adoption: Want a dog or cat? Adopt a pet on Petfinder</description> <lastBuildDate>Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:17:34 +0000</lastBuildDate> <language>en-US</language> <sy:updatePeriod> hourly </sy:updatePeriod> <sy:updateFrequency> 1 </sy:updateFrequency> <item> <title>Happy Tail: Pony prances into a couple’s life and heart</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/02/happy-tail-pony-prances-into-a-couples-life-and-heart/</link> <pubDate>Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:00:22 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Petfinder]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[chinese crested]]></category> <category><![CDATA[dog adoption]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=37214</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/02/pony1.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail: Pony prances into a couple’s life and heart" title="Happy Tail: Pony prances into a couple’s life and heart" style="float:right;" />Ilana Pinto grew up around dogs in Canada — running dog sleds and spending ample time at the nearby dog park — but she never had her own. When she and Eric Pinto got married, she knew it was time. “I’m old enough to be married; I’m old enough to have a dog,” she told herself. Her husband recalls her …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/02/happy-tail-pony-prances-into-a-couples-life-and-heart/">Happy Tail: Pony prances into a couple’s life and heart</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img class="alignright wp-image-37217 size-medium" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/02/pony1-253x272.jpg" alt="pony1" width="253" height="272" />Ilana Pinto grew up around dogs in Canada — running dog sleds and spending ample time at the nearby dog park — but she never had her own. When she and Eric Pinto got married, she knew it was time. “I’m old enough to be married; I’m old enough to have a dog,” she told herself.</p> <p>Her husband recalls her persistence during their first year of marriage. “She was looking at the Petfinder app every day nonstop [asking] ‘What about this one? What about this one?’” But Eric wasn’t quite as ready for a dog and was actually allergic to certain kinds. However, after some research and more gentle nudges, Ilana finally wore him down.</p> <p>“I was like, ‘What about these <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/Chinese-Crested-Dog" target="_blank">Chinese Crested</a>? They kind of look like 80s Japanese rock stars!’” she said. Eric agreed the breed would be a good fit, and after finding Pony on <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/">Petfinder</a>, the couple adopted him on July 3, 2011 from Bluebell’s Rescue in Houston, Texas. The rescue even provided them a carrier, leash, toys, food and bowls, making the adoption process incredibly seamless.</p> <p><img class="alignleft wp-image-37216 size-medium" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/02/pony2-253x272.jpg" alt="pony2" width="253" height="272" />Pony — whose name is inspired by how he moves —soon became Ilana’s “little shadow” following her everywhere she went.</p> <p>Eric quickly warmed up to the new addition in his life as well. “[Before Pony] I was more of a cat person, but he’s kind of like a cat-dog,” he said. He especially appreciates the companionship Pony offers throughout the work day. “I work by myself so it’s really nice to have him with me. He’s my buddy and he’s customer service with everyone else who comes into the store.”</p> <div style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/why-should-my-dog-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags.</a></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/02/happy-tail-pony-prances-into-a-couples-life-and-heart/">Happy Tail: Pony prances into a couple’s life and heart</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>5 Pet Safety Tips to Always Remember</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/02/5-pet-safety-tips-to-always-remember/</link> <pubDate>Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:01:49 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Petfinder]]></dc:creator> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=37178</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/02/5-pet-safety-tips-to-always-remember.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="5 Pet Safety Tips to Always Remember" title="5 Pet Safety Tips to Always Remember" style="float:right;" />1. Keep Pet Food Bags Away From Dogs and Cats While your pet is probably excited to have what’s inside his bag of food, make sure you keep the opened bag in a place your pet can’t access, and dispose of it immediately once it’s empty. Doing so will help ensure your pet doesn’t venture inside for a crumb, or …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/02/5-pet-safety-tips-to-always-remember/">5 Pet Safety Tips to Always Remember</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-37182" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/02/5-pet-safety-tips-to-always-remember.jpg" alt="5-pet-safety-tips-to-always-remember" width="632" height="475" /></p> <h4>1. Keep Pet Food Bags Away From Dogs and Cats</h4> <p>While your pet is probably excited to have what’s inside his bag of food, make sure you keep the opened bag in a place your pet can’t access, and dispose of it immediately once it’s empty. Doing so will help ensure your pet doesn’t venture inside for a crumb, or even to play, risking suffocation. Also make sure bags of chips, cereal, etc. are out of reach, as they pose the same, devastating risk.</p> <h4>2. Take a Peek at Your Plants</h4> <p>Many dogs and cats like to eat grass or chew on plants. However some plants can cause vomiting, diarrhea or even death. Before you let your pet chomp down on those leafy greens, check out this <a href="http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ccah/health_information/plants_pets.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">guide to toxic and non-toxic plants.</a></p> <h4>3. Use Pet-Friendly Products When it’s Time to Clean</h4> <p>If the bottles in your home don’t say they’re pet safe, it’s best to keep these products where your dog or cat can’t reach them. If your pet does ingest a household cleaner, the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association recommends you “do not call a human poison control center; they do not have any information on pets. Instead, contact your veterinarian and/or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Hotline (888-426-4435) for accurate information.”<br /> <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-37183" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/02/dog_tennisball-253x272.jpg" alt="dog_tennisball" width="253" height="272" /></p> <h4>4. Save the Sticks</h4> <p>If you have a dog, try to keep sticks away from him. They can cause choking and severe injuries in dogs’ mouths and throats. So, if your dog likes to chew and chase, pack a dog-friendly toy instead.</p> <h4>5. Steer Clean of String</h4> <p>If ingested, string, thread, ribbon, yarn, etc. can cause life-threatening intestinal issues in cats. Learn more about <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Petfinder/photos/a.10151130460573215.452621.8354538214/10150961363848215/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank" rel="noopener">string and cats</a>, then check out these <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/cats/cat-care/beating-boredom-cat/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">safer ways to play with your cat.</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/02/5-pet-safety-tips-to-always-remember/">5 Pet Safety Tips to Always Remember</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail: For this cat-loving couple, two is better than one</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-for-this-cat-loving-couple-two-is-better-than-one/</link> <pubDate>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:30:37 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Petfinder]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[cat adoption]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=37151</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/01/image1.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail: For this cat-loving couple, two is better than one" title="Happy Tail: For this cat-loving couple, two is better than one" style="float:right;" />When Mathé and Jordan visited the PS9 Pet Store hosting cats from New York Animal Care and Control last December, they knew they wanted a cat, but two? They didn’t see that coming. To their own surprise, the couple left with two young kittens, and now they can’t imagine it any other way. Two pets may sound like double the …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-for-this-cat-loving-couple-two-is-better-than-one/">Happy Tail: For this cat-loving couple, two is better than one</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-37153" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/01/image1-253x272.jpg" alt="image1" width="253" height="272" />When Mathé and Jordan visited the PS9 Pet Store hosting cats from New York Animal Care and Control last December, they knew they wanted a cat, but two? They didn’t see that coming. To their own surprise, the couple left with two young kittens, and now they can’t imagine it any other way.</p> <p>Two pets may sound like double the work, but the couple is grateful to have both Frank and Meryl (named after characters from Jordan’s favorite video game “Metal Gear”) at home with them in Brooklyn. “Two is definitely better than one,” said Jordan. “They’re best friends. They do everything together.”</p> <p>When the duo isn’t off playing, the couple finds opportunities for quality one-on-one time. For Frank, the laser pointer isn’t just for entertainment — it’s become a source of exercise. “Frank used to be a really bad leaper… Meryl is much more athletic. We had to get [Frank] right up to speed with her so the laser was kind of like his boot camp,” Mathé explained. But she also appreciates their quieter moments together. “I could sit and pet them for hours. It’s really stress relieving.”</p> <p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-37154" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/01/image2-253x272.jpg" alt="image2" width="253" height="272" />One reason the couple was drawn to cats in the first place is how low maintenance and independent they are. They occupy themselves most of the day, but let Mathé and Jordan know when they want attention and affection. Jordan recalls when Frank was sick, Meryl meowed a lot because she was lonely. “She just wanted to love. It’s nice to give that to another animal.”</p> <p>Their word of advice for new cat parents? Invest in a premium litter box. “You can never have a litterbox that’s too nice,” Jordan said. “There’s no litter situation that is too clean.”</p> <div style="text-align: center"> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/cats/lost-and-found-cats/why-should-my-cat-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all cats should wear collars and tags.</a></p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-for-this-cat-loving-couple-two-is-better-than-one/">Happy Tail: For this cat-loving couple, two is better than one</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail: Bella Is a Beautiful Addition</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-bella-is-a-beautiful-additon/</link> <pubDate>Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:30:42 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joan, staff writer]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[Chihuahua]]></category> <category><![CDATA[dog adoption]]></category> <category><![CDATA[Miniature Schnauzer]]></category> <category><![CDATA[pug]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=37043</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/01/dog-adoption-pug-bella-borrero.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail: Bella Is a Beautiful Addition" title="Happy Tail: Bella Is a Beautiful Addition" style="float:right;" />Monique Borrero had Princess, a Pug mix, for nine years when she decided to adopt Charlie, a Chihuahua mix. Charlie’s mother had been surrendered when she was pregnant, so Charlie had only known life in the shelter before his adoption, and he was happy in his new home, but Princess didn’t really appreciate a new dog in her house, particularly …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-bella-is-a-beautiful-additon/">Happy Tail: Bella Is a Beautiful Addition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Monique Borrero had Princess, a <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/pug" target="_blank">Pug</a> mix, for nine years when she decided to adopt Charlie, a <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/Chihuahua" target="_blank">Chihuahua</a> mix. Charlie’s mother had been surrendered when she was pregnant, so Charlie had only known life in the shelter before his adoption, and he was happy in his new home, but Princess didn’t really appreciate a new dog in her house, particularly because he kept sniffing at her.</p> <div id="attachment_37046" style="width: 263px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-37046" class="size-medium wp-image-37046" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2016/01/dog-adoption-pug-bella-borrero-253x272.jpg" alt="Charlie, Lukas and Bella pose for the camera." width="253" height="272" /><p id="caption-attachment-37046" class="wp-caption-text">Charlie, Lukas and Bella pose for the camera.</p></div> <p>“I kept telling him to stop,” Monique says, but it didn’t dissuade him. Only later, when she took Princess to the veterinarian, did she discover that the dog had cancer and that Charlie was sniffing at the very place were the cancer was located.</p> <p>“Charlie was so loving and caring that whenever Princess had a seizure he would know and would go and snuggle with her and stay until the seizure was over,” Monique says. “When she passed away, he started howling.”</p> <p>Shortly after that, she adopted Lukas, a <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/Miniature-Schnauzer" target="_blank">Miniature Schnauzer</a> mix. His owner had surrendered him, and it wasn’t clear how he had been treated because when Monique picked him up he went stiff. After a few months though, he and Charlie became best friends and he relaxed. “He is very cuddly and likes to give lots of kisses,” Monique says.</p> <p>Since the death of Princess, Monique had longed for another Pug, so she began looking on <a href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a> to see if any were available in her area. Up popped Bella. “She was so beautiful, but I did hesitate a little bit only because Charlie and Lukas were such good friends and I didn’t know how the dynamic would be when I added a female Pug.”</p> <p>She overcame her reservations, however, and went ahead with the adoption. She brought Bella home just as the dog had come out of knee surgery. “Charlie immediately started licking her wounds and taking care of her,” Monique says, “and ever since then, those three have been inseparable and are absolutely amazing together.” So much for “three’s a crowd.” This little crowd is good company.</p> <p>All three of the dogs were adopted from the <a href="/shelters/CO125.html" target="_blank">Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region</a>.</p> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/why-should-my-dog-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags.</a></p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-bella-is-a-beautiful-additon/">Happy Tail: Bella Is a Beautiful Addition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail: Scrappy gets a home and a best friend</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-scrappy-gets-a-home-and-a-best-friend/</link> <pubDate>Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:30:10 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joan, staff writer]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[dog adoption]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=36992</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-scrappy-burke.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail: Scrappy gets a home and a best friend" title="Happy Tail: Scrappy gets a home and a best friend" style="float:right;" />When Emily Burke stepped into her room just before Christmas, she knew someone had been there, and it wasn’t Santa Claus. Cellophane wrappers from caramels littered the floor. The family dogs, Toto and Scrappy, looked innocent, except Scrappy was still chewing on one piece of candy, his tail wagging. Toto, looking as if he had nothing to do with it-he …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-scrappy-gets-a-home-and-a-best-friend/">Happy Tail: Scrappy gets a home and a best friend</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>When Emily Burke stepped into her room just before Christmas, she knew someone had been there, and it wasn’t Santa Claus. Cellophane wrappers from caramels littered the floor. The family dogs, Toto and Scrappy, looked innocent, except Scrappy was still chewing on one piece of candy, his tail wagging. Toto, looking as if he had nothing to do with it-he was, after all, just lying on his bed–had caramel stuck in his whiskers. The pair had found the Christmas-stocking stash. Luckily, there was nothing toxic in the stash, but the anecdote reminds us to make sure we keep potentially harmful things out of our pets’ reach.</p> <div id="attachment_36996" style="width: 263px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-36996" class="size-medium wp-image-36996" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-scrappy-burke-253x272.jpg" alt="Scrappy came to the shelter full of dreadlocks and fears." width="253" height="272" /><p id="caption-attachment-36996" class="wp-caption-text">Scrappy came to the shelter full of dreadlocks and fears.</p></div> <p>Toto, 12, had needed a buddy for some time, but every dog the Burke family thought about adopting growled at him, and that wouldn’t do at all. And then they introduced him to Scrappy, who was listed on <a href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a> by <a href="/shelters/TN16.html" target="_blank">Washington County/Johnson City Animal Control Center</a> in Tennessee.</p> <p>Scrappy, who was about two, had come from an abusive background and was so scared that he huddled in the back of his cage. “He looked like a little matted fox,” Emily says. When she went to meet him, she sat with him in his pen and eventually got a leash on him so she could take him to the playroom. The next hurdle was to meet Toto.</p> <p>“Though Scrappy was terrified of us, he loved Toto,” Emily says, “and since then he has tried to copy everything Toto does. He even lets Toto take his bones after he chews the hard parts that Toto can’t manage anymore.”</p> <p>Scrappy has gradually overcome his shyness with the family. He loves to run around which inspires Toto to get a little exercise, too. Scrappy also enjoys cuddling, and “he likes to sit at the foot of my dad’s recliner and get petted,” Emily says. He’s still wary of strangers and loud noises scare him, but he has come a long way.</p> <p>Scrappy has gone from “bedraggled scaredy cat” to happy member of the family. It’s a beautiful journey for a once neglected dog.</p> <div style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/why-should-my-dog-wear-a-collar-and-tag">Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags.</a></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2016/01/happy-tail-scrappy-gets-a-home-and-a-best-friend/">Happy Tail: Scrappy gets a home and a best friend</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail: Hitchcock has a new story</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-hitchcock-has-a-new-story/</link> <pubDate>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:30:13 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joan, staff writer]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[cat adoption]]></category> <category><![CDATA[Maine Coon cat]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=36986</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/cat-adoption-maine-coon-hitchcock.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail: Hitchcock has a new story" title="Happy Tail: Hitchcock has a new story" style="float:right;" />When 12-year-old Fonzie saunters into the room, you can be pretty sure that Hitchcock isn’t far behind. The two cats have bonded like brothers, and Hitch likes to keep up. Fonz had lost his best friend, 18-year-old Sneakers, several years ago. “Fonz seemed to really miss having the companionship of another cat these past few years, so earlier this past …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-hitchcock-has-a-new-story/">Happy Tail: Hitchcock has a new story</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>When 12-year-old Fonzie saunters into the room, you can be pretty sure that Hitchcock isn’t far behind. The two cats have bonded like brothers, and Hitch likes to keep up.</p> <div id="attachment_36989" style="width: 262px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-36989" class="size-full wp-image-36989" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/cat-adoption-maine-coon-hitchcock.jpg" alt="Handsome aptly describes Hitch." width="252" height="272" /><p id="caption-attachment-36989" class="wp-caption-text">Handsome aptly describes Hitch.</p></div> <p>Fonz had lost his best friend, 18-year-old Sneakers, several years ago. “Fonz seemed to really miss having the companionship of another cat these past few years, so earlier this past year, I finally decided that I was ready to open my heart and home to a new cat,” says Erin Levin of Linwood, New Jersey. “I’d been searching for a kitten, but one day decided to expand my search to include adult cats. I came across the most handsome 2-year-old grey tuxedo <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/Maine-Coon" target="_blank">Maine Coon</a> mix. He looked just like a combination of Fonzie and Sneakers.” He was listed on <a href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder </a>by <a href="/shelters/PA82.html" target="_blank">P.A.L.S.</a>, based in Broomall, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>She drove an hour to his foster home in Philadelphia to pick him up. “He came over to me right away, purring. It was love at first sight.” She named him after Alfred Hitchcock because of his distinguished profile, and within a week Hitch and Fonzie had become fast friends.</p> <p>His fosterer had told her that Hitch was a very vocal cat, but she had yet to hear much of a peep out of him, except a growl when he first met Fonzie. About the same time that he and Fonz became best buddies, she heard a crazy croaking sound coming from the kitchen one night. She went to investigate. It was Hitch. That first meow that sounded like a croak seems to have been another signal that he had settled into his new home. It’s a distinction all his own, and people who hear him think he sounds a little like a frog.</p> <p>“Recently Fonz had an unfortunate bout of illness that has taken him a few weeks to recover from,” Erin says. “Hitch is such a great cat that he sort of settled back a bit so that Fonz could heal, but he has continued to remain close to wherever Fonzie is in the house, as if he is watching over him. Sometimes he even cleans Fonzie’s face.”</p> <p>Hitchcock, formerly homeless, has a new story: Life with Fonzie.</p> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/cats/lost-and-found-cats/why-should-my-cat-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all cats should wear collars and tags.</a></p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-hitchcock-has-a-new-story/">Happy Tail: Hitchcock has a new story</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail: Teaming up to do good work.</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-teaming-up-to-do-good-work/</link> <pubDate>Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:30:29 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joan, staff writer]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[basset hound]]></category> <category><![CDATA[dog adoption]]></category> <category><![CDATA[great dane]]></category> <category><![CDATA[Labrador Retriever]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=36928</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-buddy-zidek.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail: Teaming up to do good work." title="Happy Tail: Teaming up to do good work." style="float:right;" />Lisa Zidek and her husband are sitting on the couch, watching television, when they feel someone behind them, breathing on their necks. They aren’t alarmed. It’s just their dog, Buddy. He was about 4 months old when they adopted him. Now, just over a year later, “He has grown to be quite large,” Lisa says. “When I take him to …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-teaming-up-to-do-good-work/">Happy Tail: Teaming up to do good work.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Lisa Zidek and her husband are sitting on the couch, watching television, when they feel someone behind them, breathing on their necks. They aren’t alarmed. It’s just their dog, Buddy. He was about 4 months old when they adopted him. Now, just over a year later, “He has grown to be quite large,” Lisa says. “When I take him to the farmers’ market, people say, ‘Look! There’s Marmaduke,'” although she says he talks more like Scooby Doo. The family thinks he’s a <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/great-dane" target="_blank">Great Dane</a> mix.</p> <div id="attachment_36931" style="width: 263px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-36931" class="size-medium wp-image-36931" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-buddy-zidek-253x272.jpg" alt="Buddy shows off his Canine Good Citizen ribbon." width="253" height="272" /><p id="caption-attachment-36931" class="wp-caption-text">Buddy shows off his Canine Good Citizen ribbon.</p></div> <p>“Although we know he’s large, he thinks he’s a lap dog and often pulls the typical Great Dane move of slowly backing onto your lap if you’re sitting on the couch,” Lisa says.</p> <p>Lisa and her husband aren’t the only ones who sometimes sense someone behind them. For Buddy, though, it turns out to be his own tail, which is coming along back there–at some distance because he’s so big. He decides the tail is fair game and begins to chase it, running into walls and chairs until he gets distracted.</p> <p>The distraction might be something on TV because he’s a TV watcher. One evening while the Zideks were watching a nature show, Buddy saw a bug on the screen. He ran over and followed the bug’s movements, transfixed, until it disappeared. “Since then we look for nature shows with bugs,” Lisa says.</p> <p>The Zideks have three sons. Andrew, Jacob and Joseph. Joseph, 13, is the youngest and was mainly responsible for choosing Buddy. They went to meet him at <a href="/shelters/FL846.html" target="_blank">Humane Society Pet Rescue FL</a> after seeing his listing on <a href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>. “I was a little reluctant to agree to the adoption at first,” Lisa says, “because Buddy had a very aloof attitude and I really wanted a dog that would succeed as a therapy dog, but Joseph instantly took a liking to him so we brought him home.”</p> <p>Within 24 hours in his new home with three boys and two other dogs, the aloofness disappeared, and the clown came out. He loves to wrestle with Abbie, a <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/newfoundland" target="_blank">Newfoundland</a>/<a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/labrador-retriever" target="_blank">Labrador Retriever</a> mix. Dudley, a Shepherd/<a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/Basset-Hound" target="_blank">Basset Hound</a> mix “is the supervisor and will yell at them when he thinks things are getting out of hand. Buddy likes to snuggle with Dudley when he is ready for a nap or bedtime,” Lisa says.</p> <p>“As soon as he was old enough, we started puppy training,” she continues. “In November, he graduated from Canine Good Citizen and has now started working toward his therapy dog certification.”</p> <p>Soon Lisa, Joseph and Buddy will start their journey together as a therapy dog team. Good work for a good dog.</p> <div style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/why-should-my-dog-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags.</a></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-teaming-up-to-do-good-work/">Happy Tail: Teaming up to do good work.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail:  Rufio recovers and finds a home</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-rufio-recovers-and-finds-a-home/</link> <pubDate>Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:30:55 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joan, staff writer]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[dog adoption]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=36960</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-american-staffordshire-terrier-rufio.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail:  Rufio recovers and finds a home" title="Happy Tail:  Rufio recovers and finds a home" style="float:right;" />Trevor had been looking for a puppy to adopt for some time, so on his day off, as he browsed on Petfinder, he really didn’t have high expectations of finding one. And then he saw a photo of a brindle-faced American-Staffordshire-Terrier mix that gazed right into Trevor’s eyes and wound his way into his heart. The puppy’s description on Petfinder …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-rufio-recovers-and-finds-a-home/">Happy Tail:  Rufio recovers and finds a home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Trevor had been looking for a puppy to adopt for some time, so on his day off, as he browsed on <a href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>, he really didn’t have high expectations of finding one. And then he saw a photo of a brindle-faced American-<a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/american-staffordshire-terrier" target="_blank">Staffordshire-Terrier</a> mix that gazed right into Trevor’s eyes and wound his way into his heart.</p> <div id="attachment_36963" style="width: 263px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-36963" class="size-medium wp-image-36963" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-american-staffordshire-terrier-rufio-253x272.jpg" alt="Isn’t love grand?" width="253" height="272" /><p id="caption-attachment-36963" class="wp-caption-text">Isn’t love grand?</p></div> <p>The puppy’s description on Petfinder said he, his mother and 11 other puppies had been found as strays. They were taken in by a veterinary clinic, all suffering from parvovirus. From there it was a hard-fought fight, but this puppy was a survivor. By the time Trevor saw him on Petfinder, he was in a foster home.</p> <p>Trevor didn’t waste any time; this was the dog he had been waiting for. He contacted the foster home, and within a week, the puppy, now named Rufio, was in his new home.</p> <p>“As of now, Rufio is 8 months old; he is healthy and strong and has just graduated puppy training school and is on his way to advanced training,” Trevor says. “He enjoys playing with other dogs and loves tug-o’-war.” Trevor and his girl friend have adopted a kitten, Andy, and in so doing, have provided a best friend for Rufio.</p> <p>With the help of many people, Rufio has made it. He’s home.</p> <div style="text-align: center"> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/why-should-my-dog-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags.</a></p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-rufio-recovers-and-finds-a-home/">Happy Tail:  Rufio recovers and finds a home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail: Life is more fun with Charlie</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-life-is-more-fun-with-charlie/</link> <pubDate>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:00:02 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joan, staff writer]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[Australian shepherd]]></category> <category><![CDATA[dog adoption]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=36913</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-australian-shepherd-charlie-grigaliunas.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail: Life is more fun with Charlie" title="Happy Tail: Life is more fun with Charlie" style="float:right;" />Mari Grigaliunas was worried. She and her fiancé, Jeff Stachura, were about to meet an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd mix they had spotted on Petfinder, listed by All Herding Dog Breed Rescue in Joliet, Illinois. She’d been looking for the perfect match for some time and, when she saw this pup’s “wild coloring, puppy dog eyes and floppy right ear,” she …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-life-is-more-fun-with-charlie/">Happy Tail: Life is more fun with Charlie</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Mari Grigaliunas was worried. She and her fiancé, Jeff Stachura, were about to meet an 8-month-old <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/australian-shepherd" target="_blank">Australian Shepherd</a> mix they had spotted on <a href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>, listed by <a href="/shelters/IL728.html" target="_blank">All Herding Dog Breed Rescue</a> in Joliet, Illinois. She’d been looking for the perfect match for some time and, when she saw this pup’s “wild coloring, puppy dog eyes and floppy right ear,” she knew he was the one.</p> <div id="attachment_36916" style="width: 263px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-36916" class="size-medium wp-image-36916" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-australian-shepherd-charlie-grigaliunas-253x272.jpg" alt="A visit to Santa Claus marks the season." width="253" height="272" /><p id="caption-attachment-36916" class="wp-caption-text">A visit to Santa Claus marks the season.</p></div> <p>But on the way to the rescue, she fretted: What if he didn’t like them? What if it wasn’t a good match?</p> <p>Jeff said he would like them-and he was right. The puppy “walked up to us and lay down at our feet, waiting for a belly rub,” Mari says. Everything was OK. They adopted him and named him Charlie “after Charlie Kelly, a loose-cannon character on the sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” because he too is a bit of a wild card.”</p> <p>The couple understands that love is a two-way proposition, so though they were surprised when Charlie cowered under their chairs for an hour at his first dog training class, they were patient. “Charlie loves us when we have a bad day and when we have a great day just the same, and we owe him the same kind of love,” Mari says.</p> <p>Having Charlie around is like the best tonic in the world. “When I wake up in the morning, tired and grumpy, Charlie runs to me bouncing around because he is simply so excited for another day,” Mari says. “When I come home, he greets me with the enthusiasm humans save for loved ones who return from war, even though I might have only been gone an hour.”</p> <p>She’s also noticed that he has an amazing internal clock. “Some days I am home before Jeff, … and within 10 minutes of Jeff’s usual arrival time, Charlie begins staring out the window, looking for his car, then dashes to the front door to check if someone is there yet.”</p> <p>Charlie has changed their lives in the four months they’ve had him. “He reminds us every day to stop and smell the roses,” Mari says. “In the midst of our chaotic, busy life, he ensures we take time for a walk every day-in the sun, in the rain, in the snow, and he always enjoys it. Life is simply more fun with Charlie.”</p> <div style="text-align: center"> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/why-should-my-dog-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags.</a></p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-life-is-more-fun-with-charlie/">Happy Tail: Life is more fun with Charlie</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> <item> <title>Happy Tail:  A Bull Terrier is a big goofy love bug</title> <link>https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-a-bull-terrier-is-a-big-goofy-love-bug/</link> <pubDate>Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:30:03 +0000</pubDate> <dc:creator><![CDATA[Joan, staff writer]]></dc:creator> <category><![CDATA[Adoption stories]]></category> <category><![CDATA[Bull Terrier]]></category> <category><![CDATA[dog adoption]]></category> <guid isPermaLink="false">https://www.petfinder.com/?p=36884</guid> <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="1" height="1" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-bull-terrier-coach-wright.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Happy Tail:  A Bull Terrier is a big goofy love bug" title="Happy Tail:  A Bull Terrier is a big goofy love bug" style="float:right;" />Kaitlin Wright was driving her boyfriend, Brent, crazy with all the Petfinder photos of adoptable dogs she was forwarding to him. “He was begging me to just pick one!” she says. It was hard. Her beloved dog, Riley, of 14 years had died, and he had been such a special dog to her that “the next dog had some really …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-a-bull-terrier-is-a-big-goofy-love-bug/">Happy Tail:  A Bull Terrier is a big goofy love bug</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></description> <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Kaitlin Wright was driving her boyfriend, Brent, crazy with all the <a href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a> photos of adoptable dogs she was forwarding to him. “He was begging me to just pick one!” she says.</p> <div id="attachment_36886" style="width: 263px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-36886" class="size-medium wp-image-36886" src="https://d17fnq9dkz9hgj.cloudfront.net/uploads/2015/12/dog-adoption-bull-terrier-coach-wright-253x272.jpg" alt="Coach is part of a happy team." width="253" height="272" /><p id="caption-attachment-36886" class="wp-caption-text">Coach is part of a happy team.</p></div> <p>It was hard. Her beloved dog, Riley, of 14 years had died, and he had been such a special dog to her that “the next dog had some really big shoes to fill,” she said.</p> <p>Then in March 2015, she saw Bandit, a <a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/bull-terrier" target="_blank">Bull Terrier</a> mix listed by the <a href="/shelters/NY132.html" target="_blank">SPCA of Tompkins County</a>. “I immediately fell in love with his face, his ears, his eyes. He just looked like a big goofy love bug.”</p> <p>A problem loomed. Kaitlin lives in Rochester, New York, and Bandit was in Ithaca, and the shelter wasn’t open on Wednesdays, the only day she and her boyfriend had off work. She fretted about it, but her boyfriend stepped in to help. He could foresee being bombarded with more photos. He called the shelter, and the staff was more than willing to let them visit on a Wednesday.</p> <p>Wednesday came, and they set off, including Brent’s dog, Roxie, for a meet and greet. Kaitlin began to get cold feet. “I had never adopted a dog before and was nervous about training,” she says. Brent calmed her down and reminded her how despondent she’d been over the loss of Riley. She took the plunge and adopted Bandit that day.</p> <p>She promptly re-named him Coach K after Mike Krzyzewski, the coach of the Duke University Blue Devils. It’s clear that she’s a diehard Duke basketball fan.</p> <p>Coach had been a stray before the shelter took him in, so there was plenty to do. “He didn’t know how to behave in a home,” Kaitlin says. “But here we are, eight months later, and he is 100% comfortable living in a home. He and Roxie are like two peas in a pod. They love to wrestle and chase each other, and they cuddle up together when we’re all just hanging out watching a movie.”</p> <p>Roxie was a little overweight when Coach moved in, but no more. She’s now at her ideal weight. “We also believe that he has brought her youth back. She’s much more active and playful and just seems happier to have a partner in crime to hang out with while we’re at work during the day,” Kaitlin says.</p> <p>Her first impression that Coach was a goofy guy was right on. “He is the funniest dog we have ever known,” she says. “Not a day goes by that he doesn’t bring us to tears, laughing so hard at his silly antics.”</p> <p>Goofy he may be, but that quality and the laughter it brings is the perfect antidote for a grieving heart.</p> <div style="text-align: center"> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/happytails/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ht-submit&amp;utm_campaign=blog-ht"><img src="/images/happytails/submit_happy_tail.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/why-should-my-dog-wear-a-collar-and-tag/">Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags.</a></p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com/blog/2015/12/happy-tail-a-bull-terrier-is-a-big-goofy-love-bug/">Happy Tail:  A Bull Terrier is a big goofy love bug</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.petfinder.com">Petfinder</a>.</p> ]]></content:encoded> </item> </channel> </rss> 

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