Adopt a Bichon Frise | Dog Breeds | Petfinder

Newark has approximately 300 cats and dogs, kittens and puppies available for adoption daily. Generally, 25 - 30% of our residents awaiting homes are purebred, and are no more or less lovable than our many mixed breeds and domestic shorthair cats. You can now check out many of our dogs and cats awaiting adoption by using the new online Petfinder tool below - just scroll down to look, or enter the type of pet you'd like to adopt. Not finding who you're looking for? You may also want to check out out or our .

Petfinder Adopted Dog | Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) | Mount Airy, NC | Talia

We are a Florida rescue and only adopt within the state. Applicants are subject to home visits, and veterinary references (please include phone number) will be checked. If you are browsing our dogs on Petfinder, and reading the bios, you will see a contact e-mail (usually the foster home) when you click to enlarge the photos. Feel free to e-mail the foster family with any questions about the dog.

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Petfinder Adopted Dog | Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) | Nashville, NC | Cash - CRITICAL! Deaf Dog Awareness Week is the last full week of every September. Petfinder celebrates it by showcasing the many homeless pets listed on our site who are available, adoptable, and deaf. Deaf pets, like other special needs pets, make wonderful furry family members. Their deafness in no way reduces their potential to bring joy to your life and become a loving companion for your family.

Adopt a Havanese | Dog Breeds | Petfinder

Nick Wheeler plays guitar in The All-American Rejects (AAR). Here he shares how he adopted his dog, Dexter, who has become the band’s unofficial fifth member. (Like Petfinder on Facebook and enter for a chance to win tickets to see The All-American Rejects in concert, plus a signed copy of …

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Susie’s Senior Dogs grants are intended to help facilitate the adoption of senior dogs in the care of Petfinder-member shelters and rescue groups. This grant is available by invitation only.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 … There are as many reasons for a dog to wind up in a shelter as there are dogs that need homes. According to Petfinder, purebred dogs make up at least 25 percent of the adoptable dogs available. While young puppies occasionally come to a shelter (often with their mother), many shelter dogs are adolescents — between six months and two years of age. Among these canine teenagers are dogs whose former families adored them when they were cute little puppies, but couldn’t or wouldn’t cope with their adolescent unruliness just a few months later. Other shelter dogs are senior citizens whose folks might not have wanted to be bothered with taking care of an elderly animal, or perhaps, whose people were seniors themselves and no longer able to provide their beloved friend with a home. What is Black Dog Syndrome?
In a survey, Petfinder member shelter and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder. (See what else the survey showed on our !)