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Apr 3, 2017 - I saw this dog's photo at the Porterville animal shelter and knew he had to come to Luvable…!!!! Then I found out he was on the euthanasia list.
North Shore Animal League America—the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization—has saved the lives of over 1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at risk of euthanasia. Through our many innovative programs, we reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes. As a leader in the no-kill movement, we are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions; encouraging spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; ending euthanasia; and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare. Please join us in saving the lives of innocent animals by donating to support our lifesaving mission.
Almost all of the dogs taken in by Old Dog Haven need someone to drive them from shelters or rescue organizations to ODH foster or Final Refuge homes. For the dogs that meet...
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Animal Shelters & Rescues for Pet Adoption - Petfinder
Chained dogs, unvaccinated, and unsterlized pets result in roaming animals and bites. Worst of all, these animals add to the numbers of unwanted pets in shelters all over the country. Avoid pet heat cycles, unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, and the added expense of high-cost vet care by having your pet spayed or neutered. Pets are an antidote to loneliness. Evidence shows that petting an animal can actually reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Did you know that over 1,000 people per hour run a search right here looking to adopt a pet? Pet adoption is quickly becoming the preferred way to find a new dog, puppy, cat or kitten. Best of all, there are so many benefits when you adopt a dog or adopt a cat over buying. For instance, pet adoption will almost always be more affordable than buying a puppy for sale from a breeder or finding a kitten for sale from a litter. There are more benefits as well. Since pets in rescues and shelters usually come from a home where the owners ran out of money, got divorced, or had to move, it's common to find that the dogs and cats on our website are already housetrained, good with kids, or do well with other pets. People are finding out that buying a puppy for sale from a breeder isn't all it's cracked up to be and the stress of training a puppy is too much these days. Best of all, rescues care for their animals, and the dogs and cats don't leave the organization without having their shots and being taken to the vet. That means less stress, and more savings! So what are you waiting for? Go find that perfect pet!I saw this dog’s photo at the Porterville animal shelter and knew he had to come to Luvable…!!!! Then I found out he was on the euthanasia list. Then I found out he had a “normal looking” brother who was also on the euthanasia list. Both dogs had been surrendered to the shelter by their breeder/owner. 9. Some Rescue Dogs are Already Well Trained for a Home – Even though living in a dog rescue isn’t ideal, most rescues (and some shelters) are helping the dog in more ways than just keeping it alive. Dogs for adoption can be socialized with other animals that help make them friendlier with all types of animals. Many rescue organizations use foster homes, where puppies and kittens for adoption are socialized with children and other dogs and cats, and given basic obedience training before they go to their new homes. This makes the transition to your home much easier for both dog and owner. Something else to point out, many dogs for adoption in shelters and humane societies are already housebroken, trained and ready to go! Sometimes this is on behalf of the hard working shelter volunteers, and foster care givers, or it is because the animal has already lived in a home and understands basic household rules like using the bathroom outside, or not jumping onto furniture.