Posts tagged "pet adoption"

Dog Gets Makeover To Help Him Get Adopted From A High-Kill Shelter

Meet Charlie. Charlie is a terrier mix who was found on the side of the road in Los Angeles and was taken to a “high-kill” shelter where he had one week to be adopted before he would be put down.
Charlie was believed to be about 3-years-old when he was taken in, and had matted…

Katie Oldenburg / November 25, 2014

Now You Can Adopt Puppies Through A Catalog (Sort Of)

Not even Peggy Olsen could have come up with an advertising plan like this: how could anyone resist thinking about rescuing a homeless pet when their cute faces are planted right into a catalog? Green Wood Animal Shelter in London teamed up with British company Furniture Village put together an online brochure that includes the additio…

Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Rescued Beagles Have The Freedom To Run For The First Time

I am so glad I worked from home today and am not wearing my meticulously applied black liquid eyeliner, because it would be completely ruined and streaming halfway down my face after watching this video. The Beagle Freedom Project is dedicated to rescuing the adorable breed from a life spent in cages as test subject…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2014

May The Fourth Be With You: 13 Adorable & Adoptable Dogs And Cats With “Star Wars” Doppelgangers

As you probably know, today is May 4, which means it’s “Star Wars” Day (“May the 4th be with you!”)! I love a nerdy holiday as much as I relish an opportunity to encourage and support pet adoption, so I jumped at the chance to share these photos of dogs and cats with their “Star…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Web Series About Adopted Pets And Their Humans Will Melt Your Heart

We here at The Frisky love animals of any kind, but we have a special place in our heart for adopted petsThe Sidekick Series, a webseries that features adopted pets and their owners, will melt you at the seams. The videos aim to encourage animal adoption by showing what wonderful companions rescue pets can make.

Claire Hannum / March 19, 2014

Photographer’s “Why We Rescue” Project Champions Pet Adoption With Moving Photographs And Stories

Adopting my dog Lucca from a shelter nearly eight years ago is, hands down, the best and most gratifying decision I’ve ever made. While I would never suggest that the love I feel for Lucca is greater because of it, I do think the experience of rescuing a dog, rather than buying from a breeder…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2014

Celebrity Selfies Are So Much Better With Puppies In Them

Frivolous celeb selfies might actually do some good in the world, if Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) has anything to say about it. The nonprofit aims to make no-kill shelters the norm in Dallas, TX, and to find homes for rescue dogs. Their oh-so-brilliant marketing geniuses have gotten into the habit of #muttbombing, or reposting celebs&#8217…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2014

A Black Friday Sale We Can Get Behind

Black cats have it pretty rough. Not only do they have the stigma of a negative superstition around them, but tons of people adopt or buy the cats for Halloween, only to discard them days after. And shelters report that it’s often difficult to get good photos of animals with black fur.  But a cheeky…

Julie Gerstein / November 23, 2012

Shelter Dogs Ask, “Adopt Me, Maybe?”

We were skeptical about the “Call Me, Maybe” dating cards that surfaced last week, but here’s a variation on the trend that we can totally get behind: “Adopt Me, Maybe” cards for shelter pets. So freakin’ cute. [Buzzfeed]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 1, 2012

Jennifer Aniston On Adopting Her New Puppy Sophie

“We were [at the shelter] for three hours. I was almost walking out with three puppies. That’s why we named her Sophie, because it was [like] ‘Sophie’s Choice.’ I was crying – it was so hard. … Sophie came right up to us. That was sort of a big indicator – they choose you.”
– Jennifer

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 27, 2012

Shelter Success Stories Make For Cute Stamps

We’re all about adopting animals here at The Frisky, and many staffers have given homes to strays or shelter dogs and cats. So, we’re pretty pleased about the initiative the U.S. Postal Service is launching later this month. The USPS will offer a set of stamps featuring adopted pets photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce found in her…

Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2010