Browsing: Shelters & Rescues

Dogs photo of nakio walking with his prosthetic legs
The World’s First Bionic Dog

A veterinary surgeon, Christie Tomlinson, went to a Colorado rescue center to find a playmate for her golden retriever and saved the life of Naki’o a red heeler cattle dog.…

Shelters & Rescues shelter pet project
The Shelter Pet Project

PetsBlogs is a steadfast supporter of adopting a pet from your local shelter. Whenever we get wind of a project that encourages adoption, we like to help spread the word.

The Shelter Pet Project is a public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council. The Shelter Pet Project, launched in 2009, is a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable, and encouraging potential adopters to consider the shelter as the first place to look when acquiring a “new best friend.”

Hooper Finds A Family

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1 and will end on November 30. Hopefully we’ll be spared any horrific storms like Hurricane Katrina that hit the United…

Blog the Change

Blog the Change

Yesterday was the second Blog the Change for Animals event of the year. It is an event for bloggers to post about an animal cause that’s close to their heart in order to raise awareness for that cause.

There are countless opportunities for animal lovers to bring awareness to the needs of our animal friends. Four times a year Blog the Change inspires us to share links, ideas and join together to make a difference.

Chicago English Bulldog Rescue Helps Cranberry

A group of graduate students at DePaul University in Chicago are working on a project to spread the word of the efforts The Chicago English Bulldog Rescue is using to bring awareness to pet adoption. They are implementing various media to accomplish this goal and we were delighted when contacted to participate in the project. After reading the press release and looking at the before and after pictures, help us spread the word about Cranberry’s rescue and a new chance at life!

Please read the following press release and see if it touches your heart like it did ours.

Why Adoption Is Win-Win for Owner & Pet

This post is authored by “” Although there are millions of pets in shelters needing homes each year, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about “pet adoption” when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. Often the case is that many people simply are not aware of how many great pets are available at shelters. They might also have the misconception that pets in shelters have something wrong with them. In fact, most pets end up in shelters not because of any problem with pet behavior, but because an owner died, moved, or simply didn’t have the time or money to care for the animal. In some cases animals are lost and never found by their owners. These animals are healthy and very eager to please. Rescued pets are wonderful- just ask anyone who has one.
Another stereotype facing shelter pets is that some people are seeking purebred animals and believe these breeds are not available in shelters. Nearly a quarter of all animals in shelters are purebred. Often someone buys an expensive purebred animal and then attempts to breed that animal to recoup their money, the outcome is that these animals are not placed in homes, and end up in the shelter.


The brand new video for “White Knuckles” premiered Monday, September 20th on the Ellen Degeneres Show. It caught our eye because they are an awesome group and it features dogs with a request to support animal rescue.

A bio by Ira Glass on the website gives a wonderful description of the band. “OK Go is the polymath band who – with only five bucks and a camcorder – did what none of the giant record labels could, inventing a new way for a band to connect with fans and changing the way people think about music and the Internet. Great story, though it overlooks the most important thing about the band: its music. What makes OK Go great is that they write and perform great songs.”