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Petswelcome.com was started in 1997 by Chris Kingsley and Fred Grayson, two passionate dog (or cat or both) owners who wanted to find pet-friendly hotels, bed and breakfasts and inns that accept dogs, cats and other favorite creatures we didn't want to leave behind whenever we got the urge to hit the road, whether it be for pleasure or business. Since those early days we've greatly expanded the site to include pet-friendly vacation rentals, cafes, bars and parks, as well as a pet friendly road trip planner that allows you to create your own itinerary with pet friendly properties along the way. We're also the only pet friendly travel site that allows you to search hotels by the type and size of pets you have, as well as the amount of pet fee a particular hotel charges. And you can save that information in our Petswelcome Passport Program so that anytime you do a search for a property, you don't have to wade through tons of hotels that don't match your pets' needs and your own preferences. We also give in-depth commentary about the places you want to visit, whether it is a city like Las Vegas or a vacation destination such as Cape Cod, the Outer Banks, the Upper Peninsula or dozens of other popular tourist sites. In addition, we also have you and your pet covered by enabling you to create a pet emergency evacuation plan so that you can find pet friendly hotels and, if need be, shelters at safe locations in the unfortunate event of a natural disaster such as hurricane occurring in your area. Throughout the years, we have worked hard to make Petswelcome.com a reflection of our love for our pets in all their diversity, capturing their personalities, dignity, humor and quirks throughout the entire site. We understand, as only pet owners can, that pets are not just animals that live in our homes and whom we sometimes take on trips—they are a choice we make, a lifestyle, to enrich our everyday lives with their love, dedication, enthusiasm, endless good cheer and, yes, even occasional grumpiness. We look forward to expanding the like-minded community of traveling pet owners by helping make it easier and more rewarding for you to take your pets anywhere.

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BringFido is the world’s leading pet travel and lifestyle brand. Our website and mobile apps connect millions of pet owners around the globe with more than 500,000 pet friendly places. Users can seamlessly compare and book thousands of pet friendly hotels and vacation rentals directly on the app, all with no booking fees. And planning an epic dog-friendly road trip is a breeze using BringFido’s database of pup-approved restaurants, dog parks, hiking trails and shopping destinations. Pet parents can rest easy knowing that our directory of licensed veterinarians, sitters, and groomers is just a tap away. Whether you’re trekking across town or around the world, BringFido’s team of pet travel experts are available by phone or chat to help you find pet friendly resources or book a pet friendly hotel. With over 12 years of experience helping millions of dog lovers discover and plan their purr-fect pet friendly getaway, BringFido is every dog lover’s second-best friend! Melissa Halliburton is the founder and CEO of BringFido. Shortly after rescuing her first dog, Rocco, in 2004, Melissa grew frustrated with the lack of pet policy information on hotel websites. After a year of research, in which she and her friends called every hotel in the United States, Melissa launched BringFido with the mission of making pet travel easier. Over the past 16 years, the company has grown to include more than 500,000 places to stay, play and eat with your pooch in over 14,000 cities worldwide. In addition to launching and managing BringFido, Melissa is co-author of Ruff Guide to the United States. She has been recognized for her achievements in the travel and pet business communities, having recently been named to Pet Age magazine’s “Forty Under 40” list for 2017. Melissa lives in Greenville, SC with her husband Jason (BringFido’s Chief Operating Officer), their son Jack, and their well-traveled pups, Ace and Roxy.

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The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is committed to the wellbeing of animals and those who care for them, and as such will not stay silent as people suffer due to systemic racism, sexism and other prejudices. Let us be clear, just as our veterinary oath applies to all species, our commitment is to all people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality or identity. ABVP was founded in 1978 and its Diplomates have a common desire and willingness to deliver superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary veterinary service to the public. They are veterinarians who have demonstrated expertise in the broad range of clinical subjects relevant to their practice and display the ability to communicate medical observations and data in an organized and appropriate manner. ABVP certification is available to practicing veterinarians without the need to pursue a formal residency or postgraduate education. The main purpose is self-improvement through demonstrating specialist-level skills and knowledge. The certification process is demanding and requires a thorough mastery of species-oriented practice. ABVP is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for certification of each AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty™ listed above. The ABVP undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), a committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association, every three years to ensure that it is maintaining the required standards for the certification process. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) is committed to excellence in species-specialized veterinary practice for the wellbeing of animals and those who care for them, striving to make a difference in the world through professional certification, education, and innovation. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) vision is to promote and provide the highest standard of care in the total patient and to advance the quality of veterinary practice throughout the world.

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Big Dog Ranch Rescue was founded in 2008; since then, we have saved the lives of more than 48,500 dogs. Our mission is to save 5,000 dogs every year, to heal and place them with loving families and to educate people about the proper care for dogs and the importance of spaying and neutering. Every aspect of our world-class, 33-acre campus has been designed to rescue homeless and abandoned dogs and to provide loving, emotional and medical care for thousands of dogs as we prepare them for their forever families. From the state of the art medical Intake and Quarantine Buildings, designed so that no rooms share air to minimize cross contamination to Puppy Land, created for pregnant Moms to give birth to their litters in a stress-free cabin with an attached play yard, the attention to detail of every corner of the Big Dog Ranch Rescue Campus is unparalleled. We believe in enhancing the lives of dogs and the community through education and partnership of specific groups on a national and global level.

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In 2013, Maricopa County was one of the worst places to be a pet. Shelters were facing the second-worst pet overpopulation crisis in the United States. The Arizona Humane Society was a large rescue shelter, taking in thousands of homeless animals, but there were still many pets with treatable illnesses being euthanized throughout the state. We knew a radical shift in thinking was needed to save more animal lives. So, we began systematically launching multiple initiatives to care for the most vulnerable in our community. Today, we take in the pets that other shelters can’t care for: the ones who are sick, who are injured, or who would normally be euthanized in other shelters because of their tough medical needs. We serve as a safety net for the Valley’s most vulnerable pets, and our Ethical No-Kill Philosophy™ ensures we never euthanize a pet for space or based on the length of time they’ve been with us. And every effort has been worth it. Since 2013, we’ve reduced euthanasia by 83%—that’s 130,000 additional lives saved. Here’s how we’re transforming animal welfare in Arizona. Our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs™) are out in the community seven days a week responding to reports of injured strays and abused pets. And when they find a pet who needs help, our vets are waiting for them at our Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. This hospital* is the largest shelter-based trauma hospital in the Southwest, and we treat nearly 11,000 homeless pets every year. Many owners love their pets but struggle to care for them due to housing instability or financial struggles. We tackle this issue from multiple angles: Our two veterinary clinics provide affordable care and connect our customers with additional financial aid when needed. Our Pet Resource Center (PRC) connects members of our community with resources to help them keep their beloved pet. And through our Project Home Away From Home, we provide temporary pet foster care through our Foster Heroes until they’re able to get back on their feet.

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Austin Pets Alive! was founded by local attorney James Collins and his then-wife Judy Ford as an all-volunteer advocacy group to help increase homeless companion animal lifesaving. Our story hasn't necessarily been for the faint of heart. Austin Pets Alive! began when vulnerable, homeless pets truly needed us the most. When we were first imagined, Austin had a kill-rate of 87% – today, we have a save-rate of 97%. Through hardships, we have found inspiration; and through this inspiration, we have saved lives. APA! is not a typical shelter setting. Our innovative programs save more than 10,000 animals from euthanasia annually, keeping Austin no-kill since 2011. Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to Keep Austin No Kill. Since 2008, APA! has saved over 100,000 dogs and cats from being killed at Central Texas shelters.

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The Animal Defense League got its start as part of the Child Protective & Humane Society, which began operating in 1923. This was an initiative to help children, companion animals and beasts of burden. In 1934 the Animal Defense League was incorporated and became a new organization with a mission to prevent cruelty to animals. Over the years our mission has expanded from providing basic shelter and care to finding permanent homes for the thousands of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens annually. In the early 1960s, ADL moved to its present location in northeast San Antonio. Our Nacogdoches campus encompasses more than 12 acres and includes an adoption center, kennel buildings, a cattery complex, an education center, a two-acre pet park, and a separate clinic for on-site ADL animal surgeries and medical care. In 2004, housing was expanded with the addition of two kennels built to house canines and in 2014, three additional kennels were built in partnership with the city of San Antonio further increasing canine housing by an additional 69 runs. In 2016 ADL expanded its service locations when it was awarded the operating contract for a second City owned, tenant operated 3.4 acre campus, The Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions. The Animal Defense League of Texas takes in rescued cats and dogs, provides medical treatment, nutrition, and shelter in a safe, live release facility until they are matched with their forever families. Through community education and empowerment, we advocate for truly responsible pet ownership.

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The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, founded in 1978 as a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, is one of the highest volume single-site animal shelters in America. Our mission is to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas valley. Much like a public hospital, as an open-admission shelter, The Animal Foundation takes in every animal who comes to us in need, no matter how sick or injured. From the expected dogs, cats, and rabbits, to pigs, chickens, and exotic animals, we serve them all. Just like a hospital, we can’t save them all. What we can do, with the support of the community, is save every healthy and treatable animal who comes to us in need.

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Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. Animal Haven’s Community Engagement Program assists hundreds of pet guardians each year at risk of losing their animals due to unexpected crises including domestic violence, housing emergencies, and illness. The effort recognizes that simply having a pet can be a significant barrier when facing emergencies. Using an integrated model combining animal welfare and social work, this program provides direct services, pet retention support, advocacy, and policy development so that the people don’t have to choose between their animals and accessing help and safety. Animal Haven is committed not only to saving the lives of homeless pets, but also enriching those lives and providing key resources to adopters to aid in healthy, happy lives with their new pets. As the proud recipients of a generous grant from the Regina B. Frankenberg Foundation, Animal Haven has implemented a comprehensive rehabilitation and behavioral training program. Overseen by a certified dog trainer, this program follows our rescued animals from the moment they enter our doors through the process of settling into their new homes. We have made a commitment to evidence-based, positive reinforcement training and handling methods free of force, fear, pain or coercion. The most current scientific research supports humane, positive reinforcement training methods as the most effective method for modifying animal behavior from basic obedience to the most difficult cases.

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North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. We’re proud of our history of innovation in animal welfare – striving to make continuous innovations that save more lives and support other shelter and rescue groups. Our Vision is a future in which all companion animals find responsible, loving homes where they are free from abuse, hunger, fear, and loneliness and receive the care and respect they deserve. What We Value: The inherent worth of all companion animals. The principles and goals of the no-kill movement, which we’ve pioneered since our founding in 1944. The richness and complexity of the human-animal bond. The power of humane education, which is the heart of our Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Our global network of rescue partners, with whom we share our decades of experience and expertise. The generous support of friends and donors who make our work possible. Honesty, diversity, integrity, transparency, sustainability, and innovation.

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Animal Samaritans believes in the healing power of animal-human connections and views all living creatures with compassion and respect, with a primary focus on dogs, cats, and the people who love them. Our no-kill shelter is a refuge for at-risk, adoptable dogs and cats. We house, feed & water, socialize, and provide medical care for these animals until we match them with their new humans and new forever homes. We provide quality, affordable full-service standard veterinary care from our medical facilities in Indio and Thousand Palms. We offer financial aid for qualifying low-income pet owners. We provide state-accredited, grade-appropriate humane education to all our Desert schools, at no cost to students or schools. Our Animal Companion Therapy program utilizes the healing power of animal-human connection and provides free animal visits to residents of area nursing homes and assisted living facilities, special needs facilities, and area hospitals.

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The Animal Shelter Society, Inc. is committed to housing, caring, and finding homes for the homeless animals in our community. All of our K9’s/Felines are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped prior to adoption. As a private, non-profit 501c3 organization, the Animal Shelter Society exists to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of homeless animals in Muskingum County through the dedicated efforts of employees and volunteers and the generous support of our caring community. We will strive to accomplish our Mission by focusing our efforts on: The efficient and effective adoption of homeless animals to responsible owners; The diligent promotion of spay and neuter to curb the population of unwanted animals; The recruitment and training of knowledgeable staff, dedicated volunteers and community supporters; The continuous public education programs on the prevention of cruelty to animals; The prudent stewardship of the Shelter’s tangible and intangible assets. We are an “adoptable, no-kill” shelter, which means that we never euthanize for space. There is no “death row” at our facility! We do, however, have occasions where it is in the best interest of the animal to perform a humane euthanization due to an extreme medical or behavioral condition that cannot be rehabilitated. In 2019, we had an adoption rate of 99.1%.

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Almost Home Adoptions for rescued cats (Almost Home) is a no-kill, private 501c3 nonprofit, cage-free rescue and adoption center. Almost Home does not receive government funding (tax dollars) like the municipal (kill) shelters receive, and therefore we depend on generous and caring individual donors and volunteers to keep our doors open. Almost Home is dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for rescued, homeless, and abused animals. Almost Home takes in homeless, abused and abandoned cats and kittens. Many cats that find their way to Almost Home are strays. Our residents come primarily from the streets of Colorado and public shelters where they had once been scheduled to be killed. We do not turn cats away due to age, medical need, or “lack of adoptability.” Almost Home is a safe haven for several older, chronically ill, or handicapped cats. These cats are able to live full and happy lives with medical care, adoration and the connection to life to which they are all worthy. Almost Home provides consoling care and a warm, loving environment for chronically or terminally ill cats to live out their lives in comfort. Almost Home is one of the few area rescues that takes in orphaned and abandoned “bottle babies” (babies not yet weaned). Often weighing only a few ounces, bottle babies must be kept warm and fed around the clock. The cage-free environment helps in the overall physical and mental health of the cats, and it provides a communal living environment for the cats with plenty of horizontal, vertical and cubical space for exercise and play.

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American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For more than a hundred years, American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation. In the late 1800s, several Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals had been established throughout the United States. Although these organizations met great successes throughout their existence, they lacked a unified voice in promoting the humane movement. So, four years later, delegates from 27 humane organizations from 10 states joined together in the first forum where they could combine their strength and unite their missions. It was at this meeting that American Humane was founded, and it immediately began to address one of its first tasks — to put an end to the inhumane treatment of farm animals and the deplorable conditions in which they were kept. Since that fateful meeting in 1877, American Humane has held to our ideals, mission, and vision as the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the welfare of both children and animals. The mission of American Humane, as a network of individuals and organizations, is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society. American Humane envisions a nation where no child or animal will ever be a victim of willful abuse or neglect. As a recognized leader in professional education, training and advocacy, research and evaluation, American Humane joins with other similarly missioned individuals and organizations to make this vision a reality.

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The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is committed to seeing the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in 2003 with the goal of transforming New York City into a community where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. Before the Alliance's founding, the live release rate at NYC's municipal shelter system, Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), was under 25%. Driven by our ten-year strategic plan that outlined the organization's core objectives and key initiatives, the Alliance created strategic programs and services aimed at delivering on our goal of creating a no-kill community in NYC. These programs and services, coupled with the work and dedication of the more than 150 Alliance Participating Organizations that collaborated in our mission, achieved our goal. In 2019, ACC's live release rate is above 90% for the third consecutive year. Having accomplished our mission to make New York City a no-kill city, the Alliance reevaluated our programming to adapt to the evolving landscape of animal welfare in NYC. In 2019, we thoughtfully and carefully transitioned our key programming — Wheels of Hope, Adoptapalooza, and the New York City Feral Cat Initiative — to other nonprofit Alliance partners. The Alliance will continue to think critically about our role in NYC as the capacity-builder, as the connector, and as a hub for NYC animal welfare, and how to best transition those roles in the future. Going forward, the Alliance will maintain our website to serve as a self-help desk for NYC residents who want to help animals, or who need help; continue to provide limited services, resources, and guidance to local animal rescue groups and shelters; continue to work with the City, thinking critically and strategically to address animal welfare-related issues in our community; and will continue to act as a consultant, advisor, and mentor in municipalities nationally.

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We provide services to the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles, in addition to performing various services for 44 contracted cities. In the United States, efforts to protect and control domestic animals–primarily dogs, cats and horses–began early in the 19th century. In 1863, the City of Los Angeles established a public animal pound. In 1872 a municipal ordinance was approved that directed the city Marshall to register and license dogs. On June 6, 1895, the County adopted a law establishing animal pound districts. On Sept. 29, 1937, at the height of a statewide rabies epidemic in California, the Board of Supervisors established a Pound Department. The new department was created in direct response to 1,700 rabies cases that were reported in Los Angeles County that year. During the early years there were no housing facilities, no animal control equipment and very little staffing. There were 22 humane societies in the county and they were paid to provide housing for impounded animals. By 1945, it had become apparent the humane societies could no longer meet the housing and care needs of the growing County. Construction began for the County’s first animal care facility at 11258 S. Garfield Avenue in Downey. That shelter opened on July 1, 1946. At that time, the county population (outside the City of Los Angeles) was only about 70,000 people. During the post-war building boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s, additional County animal care facilities were opened in Baldwin Park (1958), Lancaster (1959), Carson (1961), Castaic (1972) and Agoura Hills (1976). In January 1968, the Pound Department name was changed to the Department of Animal Control. During this period, the Department was given the responsibility for licensing and regulating pet kennels, pet shops and other animal-related businesses. In 1978, the department was renamed Animal Care and Control to reflect its commitment to animal welfare. Throughout the years, the Department has continued to develop innovative solutions to remain a leader in the animal care and control field. Specialized units have been created to address the needs of the communities. The Major Cases Unit investigates high profile, felony or otherwise complicated cases of animal abuse or animal attacks against people. The Departmental Animal Response Team is a partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire Department to rescue horses that have fallen into inaccessible areas. Through the use of helicopters, the Team uses specialized slings and harnesses to lift horses out of danger and transport them for medical treatment and recovery. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control Equine Response Team (LACDACC-ERT) rescues horses and other animals in danger from wildfires, floods and other disasters. The Department’s Enforcement Services Division is a national model for effective pet licensing enforcement.

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Helen Woodward Animal Center, established in 1972, is an organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” This unique nonprofit organization benefits the community by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, as well as humane care and adoption for homeless animals. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s passionate belief that animals help people and people help animals, through trust, unconditional love, and respect, creates a legacy of caring. Sharing this philosophy with others, the Center inspires and teaches, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 45 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. We are a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions from private donors to continue our life-saving mission.

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Zoomies is the nexus for pet owners, pet-related suppliers, and pet-friendly businesses to socialize, support, and learn from each other in a hyperlocal community. Zoomies is a FUN, ENGAGING, EDUCATIONAL social app for everyone who enjoys, cares for, helps, serves and loves pets. Join the frenetic fun with your friends and neighbors in a vibrant local community. Zoomies, or Frenetic Random Activity Periods (FRAPs), refer to those explosions of energy that pets have on occasion, usually involving frantic, repetitive behavior such as running in circles or spinning around. The Zoomies Library is the home for a vast library of educational information, news-feeds and short stories curated by humans and catered to your interests.

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For more than 50 years, Anderson Humane has been the leading animal welfare organization in our community, saving the lives of over 80,000 homeless dogs and cats through adoption. A one-of-a-kind animal welfare organization, Anderson Humane focuses on creating and supporting mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. Current programming such as our Adoption Program, Military Veterans’ Program, and Healing Paws Pet Therapy Program create positive, impactful connections between people and animals, improving the lives of both. Future programs will be offered in partnership with human-service organizations throughout our community, maximizing impact and changing lives for the better. Anderson Humane is a resource for pet owners, providing information and services that allow them to provide better care for their pets. Services such as our Low-Cost Vaccination, Dental, and Spay/Neuter Clinics provide affordable veterinary care options, preventing owners from having to give up their pets simply because they can’t afford care. On the horizon are additional programs aimed at keeping pets in homes, such as a pet food pantry, affordable pet training options, and temporary housing for pets when families are in crisis. Our expanded mission includes all animals. Wildlife. In March 2020, Anderson merged with Fox Valley Wildlife Center, expanding our animal care programming to include injured and orphaned wild animals. Click for more information. Little Critters. We have begun to accept "little critters" such as hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, etc. on a limited basis. Until we have the resources to house these special pets in our facilities, they will be cared for in foster homes until adopted. We are currently seeking foster volunteers to provide care for these pets. Click for more information. Parrots and other pet birds. Many parrot species are long-lived and highly intelligent. Some can live up to 80 years, and often outlive their owners. There are few resources for these wonderful pets, and Anderson is committed to changing that. We are seeking experienced parrot fosters, to provide care and training for homeless parrots and other pet birds. Click for more information. Horses. Through a partnership with the Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption Program, Anderson will promote the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of homeless horses. Through a partnership with HorsePower Therapeutic Riding Program, we will help make the therapeutic riding experience available to even more people, harnessing the healing power of the horse.

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Welcome to Adopt-a-Pet.com. We're all about getting homeless pets into homes. We help over 21,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month, all for free. And now, we’re a Kinship company too. Haven’t heard of them yet? They’re a coalition of brands, teams, and partners, all using their individual strengths to help bring more care to pet care. We use the power of the Internet to connect adopters with shelter pets and help pets go from alone to adopted. We're working to help the good people at shelters and rescue groups find homes for their pets. But we don't stop there. We also provide useful and informative information on the human/companion animal relationship to help keep pets healthy and permanently in their loving homes. Our blog has articles, and our YouTube channel has useful pet training as well as entertaining videos, all produced by our expert staff of professionals in animal training and behavior, as well as human psychology.

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Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment (A.D.O.P.T.) is a private, “no-kill”, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has found homes for more than 20,000 pets. We provide a temporary, loving home for dogs and cats that no longer have a family of their own. The animals in our shelter have ended up here for a variety of reasons ranging from abandonment, to rescue from an abusive situation, to owner surrender because they no longer are able to take care of them. Our animals are loving, family pets who are desperately awaiting their forever home. A.D.O.P.T. was founded in 1989 by a group of dedicated volunteers determined to find homes for animals in need. Over the years, our objective has remained the same: to place animals into permanent, caring homes and advance the humane treatment of animals through education.

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A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation is a non-profit dog rescue group that operates in the Northern Virginia / Washington Metropolitan area. We strive to make quality dogs available for adoption and do our best to match prospective adopters with the right animal! We are a group of experienced rescuers that can help you find just the right pet to fit your lifestyle – whether you’re a couch potato, an avid runner or anything in between. Visit us at one of our adoption events and see what difference experience can make! AFH is registered with GuideStar and JustGive. GuideStar is a database of IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. JustGive is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people with the charities and causes they care about and to increase overall giving. You can donate to AFH via the JustGive icon on the left side of each page.

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The American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership. On September 17, 1884, a group of twelve dedicated sportsmen, responding to a “meeting call” from Messrs. J. M. Taylor and Elliot Smith, met in the rooms of the Philadelphia Kennel Club in that city. Each member of the group was a representative or “delegate” from a dog club that had, in the recent past, held a benched dog show or had run field trials. This new “Club of Clubs” was, in fact, The American Kennel Club. The next meeting of the group, on October 22, 1884, was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. At that time, a Constitution and By-Laws were adopted and Major James M. Taylor became AKC’s first president. With no official headquarters, meetings were held in several different cities, principally New York, but also Cincinnati, Boston, and Newark, New Jersey. By 1887, a room was rented at 44 Broadway, furnished with a desk, filing cabinet, a couple of chairs, and occupied by Alfred P. Vredenburgh, the AKC’s third secretary. In 1888, August Belmont, Jr. became the AKC’s fourth president. This was the beginning of the long Belmont/Vredenburgh reign that lasted well into the twentieth century. During this period, it became apparent that the club had to have a reliable stud book. Dr. N. Rowe, starting in 1878, had already assembled three volumes of The National American Kennel Club Stud Book, and subsequently offered these three initial volumes gratis to the AKC. In 1887, the AKC acknowledged this gift in the fourth volume of The American Kennel Club Stud Book. The following year, Belmont put the wheels in motion to produce a “gazette” by guaranteeing against any of the magazine’s losses for five years with his own personal security of $5,000 per year. In January 1889, the Gazette made its first appearance; survived those first five years without needing even a penny of Belmont’s support; has been published without interruption for over a century; and is one of the oldest dog magazines in existence.

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All 4 Paws Rescue is a non-profit, foster-based, all-breed, no-kill animal rescue based in Malvern, PA that offers rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary to animals in need. Our goal is to offer each and every one of these animals a safe, permanent and loving home. All 4 Paws Rescue was founded in May 2009. Since inception, All 4 Paws Rescue has saved over 13,000 needy animals and continues to grow and save lives daily. For most of the animals rescued by All 4 Paws, we are their last chance. Many reside in shelters that are not even open to the public, but are instead holding facilities where the animals go to die. Many come from commercial breeding facilities that throw them away like trash when they are no longer useful for breeding purposes or not fit for sale. Puppies, purebreds, family pets - these are animals you would never expect to end up in these horrible situations, but it is a sad reality. Through our extensive rescue network, All 4 Paws has developed relationships nationwide that allow us to save countless lives that would otherwise have been ended. As a foster based rescue, our animals live in homes with our families and our personal pets, so we are able to learn a great deal about them and work on preparing them for their forever home. There is no greater feeling than releasing these wonderful animals into a safe yard and watching them run and play as they should. They sleep curled up in soft beds in our homes when hours before they laid on concrete floors. They feel grass beneath their feet when many have never experienced the outdoors. Having never known freedom or a full belly, they are so very thankful. This is why we at All 4 Paws Rescue do what we do - because they all deserve a home.

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HALO is an acronym that stands for Helping Animals Live On. It is a succinct, four-word definition of what we are here for. It is the reason each and every employee and volunteer puts two feet on the ground. It is a passion that goes beyond just loving dogs and cats. It is a driving force in our lives; to make this community, this world, a safe place for homeless pets. Located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year. We are a no-kill facility, which means we never euthanize an animal because we have run out of room, but it also means we are limited in the animals we can take in at any given time. These animals are lovingly cared for while they are prepared for adoption, and then they are adopted into loving homes. Our commitment goes beyond just caring for the animals within our shelter, we are working to create a better welfare system for all the animals in this community and beyond. We feel it is critical to continue to nurture relationships with other welfare agencies to create life-saving strategies, so we can all fully utilize our available resources to save as many lives as possible. We are committed to seeing an end to the killing of savable pets. In order to reach this goal, we must all work together, building from our strengths, to provide the care you as the public want and expect us to give. In return, we ask for your support by providing a helping hand, temporary shelter or the financial means to provide the care they need. Their lives are dependent upon every person taking part and joining the fight to save them.

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Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill humane 501 c 3 organization dedicated to finding homeless pets forever homes while educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets in order to help with the pet overpopulation problem. It was founded in 2002 by Dr Herbert Preiser whose mission it is to provide care, humane treatment and adoption for cats and dogs in need through community outreach, progressive programs and partnership collaboration.

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Founded in 1998, Help For Homeless Pets is a volunteer, no-kill, non-profit organization. Help for Homeless Pets (HHP) is a 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter operating in Billings, Montana, and serving primarily Yellowstone County since 1998. Our primary goals are: to find permanent homes for homeless pets; and to promote spay/neutering in an effort to curb pet homelessness and other tragic consequences caused by overpopulation. HHP does not kill or euthanize animals; rather, we provide shelter at the facility or in a foster home until a homeless pet finds its permanent home. We house up to 100 cats and 40 dogs at our facility located at 2910 Hannon Road in Billings, Montana. We have a wide variety of adoptable cats and dogs, including adorable kittens and puppies that can't wait to find their forever homes! Thousands of stray and feral (wild) cats die each year in pounds and shelters. They are the offspring of unfixed abandoned or lost pet cats that have been forced to make their home in the streets in every community. Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane option to help reduce their numbers, as opposed to the traditional method of trap and kill. Trap-Neuter-Return is shown to be the only method that works. We need people to recognize this and to support their community ferals by feeding, sheltering and spaying and neutering, after all it's the only right and compassionate thing to do.

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At Home at Last Dog Rescue, we are a group of volunteers whose goal is to save the lives of homeless dogs suffering in high-kill shelters, as well as owner-surrender dogs who need to be re-homed due to unfortunate circumstances. We are not a shelter, and we have no central location for the dogs we rescue. We pull dogs from various shelters and provide foster homes until they are adopted. In doing so, we hope to provide an alternative to the purchase of puppy mill and pet store dogs, thereby reducing the demand for, and ultimately, the supply of, such dogs. We strive to match each dog with the right family after the dog has been observed in a foster home. As a growing rescue group, we are in constant need of volunteers who can assist us in saving dogs.

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Homeless Pet Clubs (HPC) is an adjunct organization of The Homeless Pets Foundation (HPF), which was created in 1998 by Dr. Michael Good, an Atlanta, Georgia veterinarian, to save homeless pets. Dr. Good founded the 501 (c) (3) nonprofits to help animal shelters adopt-out more pets. Dr. Good wants to help these animals find loving, forever homes. His mantra, "We want to save them all!" HPF provides critical medical care, food, foster care, and comfort to homeless animals. The organization also maintains a network of communication between volunteers, shelters, advocates, and potential adoptees, leveraging volunteer enthusiasm and technology to save lives. Since late in 2002, HPF and HPC have placed nearly 20,000 animals in loving homes. The Homeless Pet Clubs were created to bring two groups together to help find homes for homeless pets. First, the shelter or rescue organization and then the clubs (which could be the 2nd grade class at your local school, the fire station, your office, or a group interested in helping homeless pets find their forever home). The way this works is that the shelter or rescue group setup their organization on our website. They select some dogs and cats that may have a hard time attracting families to adopt them (maybe they are senior pets, maybe they have health issues that need attention, maybe they need to be the only pet in the home). The photos and info about these pets are added to the website. Next, clubs are formed. You may be asked to be a club by the area organizer of the Homeless Pet Clubs, or you can click the "Get Involved" link on our website and start your own club. The club then selects one of the pets from your Homeless Pet Clubs local shelter or rescue group and then goes to work, bringing information to your community with the goal of finding a forever home for your selected pet. Once adopted, your club selects another pet and you do it again; find the next forever home! School clubs are perfect because the kids love to help and feel accomplished when the pet they selected from the local Homeless Pet Clubs shelter finds their forever home. The other great thing that comes from kids being involved is that they learn what it means to help their community!

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Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from low-income, rural animal shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them; abandoned hunting dogs who are dumped in woods or left at shelters; owned pets whose owners can no longer care for them; and animals who have been injured, abused and neglected. We have helped internationally as well: we have rescued dogs from Thailand, China, Korea, Russia, Peru, Greece and Kuwait. And we have run a full-time program in Puerto Rico for 4 years, rescuing more than 450 dogs and providing Trap-Neuter-Return services for more than 500 cats. We actively seek to reduce the rate of euthanasia, support proactive spay/neuter practices, and educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. We facilitate adoptions from local shelters and support a large network of foster care providers who take homeless dogs and cats into their homes, care for them, rehabilitate them when needed, and prepare them for their permanent adoptive homes.

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Gulf Coast Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida in 1947. Our shelter does not receive any federal, state, or county funding and no funding from the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA. We rely solely on donations, grants, bequests and fundraising events to further our mission of caring for the neglected and abandoned pets of Southwest Florida. As a no-kill facility, the pets of the Gulf Coast Humane Society remain in our care until they find their forever home. Our mission is to provide humane care for surrendered animals by offering refuge, providing medical care, and facilitating an adoptive home. Each year we take in more than 3,000 animals in need of compassionate care. The work we do to care for these animals is all possible thanks to the support of those of you in the community who care deeply about the welfare of homeless pets. They thank you - and so do we.

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Community leaders established Houston SPCA nearly 100 years ago to meet the needs of animals in Houston, and we have always put their care and wellbeing first in everything we do. An iconic Houston nonprofit, our organization has grown along with our beloved city, and we have continually adapted our efforts to help the animals in our community best. Since our inception, Houston SPCA has saved and provided services for millions of animals. Our mission at Houston SPCA is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. We have constructed facilities that enable our professionals to share resources across the entire campus, making our services and programs much more efficient. There’s no better way to illustrate the scope of our programs and services than by giving an overview of the Houston SPCA campus.

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Hearts United for Animals is a Smithsonian Award-winning, state-of-the-art no-kill shelter and sanctuary dedicated to the relief of animal suffering. HUA has rescued over 10,000 dogs from puppy mills, has provided low cost spay/neuter services for over 13,000 patients, provides temporary housing for animals of families fleeing domestic violence. Place dogs and cats in wonderful new homes across the country through our JetSet Dogs program, and assists with veterinary expenses of animals in need when their owners have nowhere else to turn. Dogs and cats who cannot be placed due to medical or behavioral issues stay with us forever as Sanctuary Sweethearts. By the end of 2016, the HUA Clinic surpassed the number of 16,000 dog and cat patients, preventing over 1 million births. The 50-dollar fee requested by the clinic (and waived if it is a burden) includes tests, vaccinations, and anything else our animal welfare veterinarian and staff can do for the health of the animals. Hearts United for Animals is determined to place each dog and cat in the right home for that particular animal. We take lots of time to get to know each one and can tell you in detail about their personalities.

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For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904, we were founded to protect the city's horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed, the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow. At the Society, the quality of each animal's life is paramount. Long before it was popular to think of animals as individuals - to consider their physical and emotional needs when taking responsibility for their care - we were doing just that. That means every day, every dog gets exercise time in the rooftop run, and the chance to walk outdoors with staff and volunteers. Cats enjoy daily play sessions outside their kennels. This very personal care is fully as important to a pet's well-being as the inoculations, spay/neuter and other veterinary care provided during its stay in the adoption center. "This doesn't feel like a shelter" remark many visitors to the Society. "It feels like a home." On any given day, the Humane Society of New York is responsible for hundreds of animals with diverse needs. The Humane Society of New York has long been noted for its innovative, highly individualized approach to animal care; its pioneer attitude is now reflected in programs coming to the fore nationwide. Each year finds us reaching for a higher level of care. As new technologies and medical advances such as digital radiography and ultrasound-guided biopsy become available, the Humane Society of New York evolves as well. Developing programs offer exciting opportunities for support and sponsorship.

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The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides shelter for homeless & at risk animals, adoptions, hospital and TNVR services for the general public; operates independently of the Humane Society of the United States. And we, along with our animals, would love to have you as a partner on this journey. Stand with us and other like-minded individuals, animal welfare organizations, foundations and companies as we work to end animal homelessness in Tampa Bay. By lending your voice, mobilizing supporters and customers, and helping to raise critical funds, you can change the lives of pets and people. Collaboration and partnership are important to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. We understand that needs-driven, community-based work is the key to ending animal homelessness. Help end animal homelessness by partnering with a leading animal welfare nonprofit.

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Every iHeartDogs product is developed with this core concept in mind. We strive to make the highest quality, most unique products for pups and people that also do something even greater. That’s why when you shop iHeartDogs, we make a donation through each purchased item towards one of a variety of give-back programs. In May 2015 we asked ourselves, “What do shelters need? What would truly and tangibly make an impact”. The answer? Food. As our Flagship Program, many of the items in the iHeartDogs store provide meals for shelter dogs. Every product in our Pets & Vets Collection provides funds to help pair companion dogs with veterans suffering from physical and emotional injuries, such as PTSD. When shelter dogs are seen playing with a toy, adoption rates skyrocket! That’s why for every Project Play™ toy purchased, we donate a durable toy to a shelter dog. The Second Chance Movement™ provides funding to charities that transport adoptable pets from overcrowded, high-kill shelters to shelters and rescues in areas where families are waiting to adopt. Our K9 Body Armor Collection was a symbolic way to show support for our brave police force and to fundraise for K9 body armor and the medical expenses of our injured K9 heroes, often not provided for in municipal budgets. Every purchase from our Rescue Rebuild Collection generates donations for underfunded, crumbling shelters and those impacted by natural disasters. Every Give Warmth™ purchase provides a cozy, warm, durable blanket to a shelter dog in need. Oftentimes, dogs in underfunded shelters don’t have much more than a water dish in their kennel.

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IndyHumane was originally founded as the Humane Society of Indianapolis in 1905 by nine individuals who wanted to make a difference for those who were suffering. At the time, we took in not just abused and neglected pets, but women and children of abusive marriages and relationships, as well. As IndyHumane expanded to serve a larger number of animals, the organization’s footprint in the city expanded, as well, eventually holding properties as far north as the Indianapolis Zoo near its home at the time in Washington Park. In the mid-1960s, IndyHumane’s leadership decided it was time to consolidate and establish a single location for all our operations. In 1965, we purchased a small farm at the corner of 79th Street and Michigan Road from local legend Otto Ray. The farmhouse and several outbuildings — all larger than the organization had worked in previously — were converted to housing homeless and abused animals. Dogs and cats were kept near horses, donkeys, and other barnyard animals, and just a handful of staff and volunteers took care of everything. In the late 1980s, both Indianapolis and animal welfare laws had changed significantly, and we were called upon less and less for barnyard animals and more and more for dogs, cats, and other domesticated pets. A plan was put together to build a brand-new shelter specifically to house and care for companion pets, and the facility as we know it today began taking shape. Construction lasted between 1989 and 1991, and the new shelter – with capacity for 300 dogs, cats, and small mammals – opened to a wave of excitement and community support. Not long after, however, IndyHumane’s leadership realized the need to add more medical capacity to adequately handle the complex medical needs of shelter pets, and to better care for sick and injured pets in a shelter setting. The 12,000-square-foot IndyHumane Downtown Clinic, created with the assistance of Halstead Architects, has allowed us to continue expanding our services to animals and owners in need throughout Indianapolis.

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Kitsap Humane Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization that depends upon the kindness and generosity of its community to find homes for homeless pets. We spay/neuter thousands of animals each year to prevent animal overpopulation and reduce the number of future homeless pets. Sheltering animals since 1908, Kitsap Humane Society envisions a time when all adoptable pets have loving homes. At the heart of our work is always the pets we serve – both those who come through our shelter doors and into our care, as well as owned animals in our community. We commit to humanely supporting animals through our variety of shelter programs and comprehensive veterinary services – and rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding loving homes for as many animals as we can. Lifting up our community programs and services, including equipping our Animal Control Officers with resources they need to meet our community members where they are at, as well as forming new and strengthening existing relationships with fellow animal welfare organizations, social services organizations, government partners, and representatives, tribal groups, and more is crucial to ensure long-term sustainability and efficacy in our work to continue transforming animal welfare in our community. We strive to reduce unnecessary surrenders to the shelter, break down unnecessary barriers and provide life-changing solutions to people and pets in need. Through the expansion of our Pet Food Pantry and low-cost veterinary services, in addition to restoring programs and services – such as our microchip and vaccination clinics – previously paused during the pandemic, we can continue our work to improve the health and wellness of vulnerable pets in Kitsap and Mason counties. More than ever, it’s time to provide our shelter and community pets with a veterinary facility that matches the excellence of our work. Thanks to recent legislation, Phase 2 of our Pet Lifesaving Campaign will usher in a new era at Kitsap Humane Society with the breaking ground of our Veterinary Lifesaving Center in 2022, which will include the development of a community clinic and ensure KHS is able to provide a full spectrum of innovative animal welfare programs and facilities.

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It was the spring of 1997. Kitten Rescue founder, Sue Romaine, was leaving her volunteer shift at the West Valley Animal Shelter. She happened to cross paths with a gentleman carrying a brown paper bag. The bag contained a tiny four-week-old kitten that the man had found in his yard. He was headed into the shelter to turn it in. The man told Sue that he had brought the siblings in the day before, but this one had been hard to catch. Sue’s heart sank, as she knew that the siblings had been euthanized immediately by shelter staff due to their young age. This kitten would surely face the same fate if she did not intervene. Without hesitation, Sue said, “I will take it.” She named the kitten Jackpot, and he became Kitten Rescue’s first foster kitten. Twenty years and over 17,000 cats later, here we are! Kitten Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving homes for unwanted, homeless cats and kittens. We rescue cats and kittens from the streets of Los Angeles and from City Shelter euthanasia. Since our start in 1997, we have grown into one of the largest, most well-respected animal welfare groups in LA. Kitten Rescue volunteers adopt out over 1,000 cats and kittens into homes every year. Since we began, we have rescued and placed over 21,000 cats into loving homes. Thousands more have been helped through our volunteer-fueled education and outreach programs. We educate the public about responsible pet guardianship, how to care for kittens and cats, and the importance of spaying and neutering. Kitten Rescue makes educational material available via events, print, school presentations and here on our website. We also provide Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance for communities in and around Los Angeles, and teach people how to manage and care for feral cat colonies.

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The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), located in Louisville, KY, is a private, nonprofit organization that is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency. KHS is also the state’s oldest animal welfare organization, founded in 1884. The Kentucky Humane Society is a champion for companion animals. Through leadership, education and proactive solutions, we are creating more compassionate communities. KHS envisions a day when every companion animal is given the care, resources and lifelong home they deserve. Our success is measured in the number of dogs, cats and horses we save – through adoption or placement in another rescue, or those who are returned to their owners. In 2020, 5,508 dogs, cats and horses ultimately were adopted. Thanks to our amazing supporters, 3,286 cats, 2,150 dogs and 72 horses found new homes. This includes 90 animals who were transferred out to other rescues. While KHS is most known for adoptions, we have many programs—all designed to strengthen the bond between people and pets, and ultimately end pet overpopulation and homelessness. In a typical year, the KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic (Spay/Neuter Incentive Program) spays or neuters more than 12,000 dogs and cats each year – helping reduce pet overpopulation and eliminate future animal suffering. KHS offers a variety of training opportunities designed to keep pets in their original homes and out of shelters. KHS’s behavior trainers are professionally trained and certified. We offer a wide-range of classes from puppy and basic manners, to classes for dog-reactive dogs and shy dogs, canine sports classes such as agility, and even group therapy sessions for special issues. KHS instructors use only positive reinforcement techniques, and classes are taught at locations throughout Louisville. Our Equine C.A.R.E. (connect, assist, rescue & educate) Program focuses on helping Kentucky’s at-risk horses.

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The City of Los Angeles Animal Services Department (LAAS) was established 153 years ago. LAAS’s major areas of responsibility are saving the lives of animals that end up at one of our six City shelters, Public Safety and Enforcement of Municipal Code (Article 3:53.00). LA Animal Services operates six animal shelters and has field staff serving the community. The shelters are award-winning facilities that have been built within the past 10-15 years. LAAS is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the U.S., serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls each year involving animals or people in danger. Each shelter has at least one veterinarian as well as Registered Vet Techs to assist. Our veterinary team has training and experience in orthopedic surgery, wildlife, high volume spay/neuter and more. Our field staff includes a world-class Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team (SMART)– one of only two in the country, our Animal Control Officers are recognized experts in handling animal cruelty cases, they handle permits and all code enforcement including licensing, spay/neuter, leash laws and more whether they are helping dogs, cats, hawks, alligators, horses, turtles, etc. or the people who love them or fear them. LAAS is often the leader on progressive animal issues. Los Angeles was the first major city to pass the ban on the use of the elephant bull hook inspiring other cities to fall into step, Ringling Brothers began making plans to retire the elephants from circus acts. The earliest declawing legislation began here and is now being considered by New York and beyond. The anti-puppy mill ordinance to prevent the importation of mill bred puppies and kittens began in Los Angeles and cities across the United States are starting to join that movement.

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Last Chance Animal Rescue operates in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We take in cats and dogs from more than 50 high-kill shelters in 12 states and provide disaster-relief services for pets. We partner with more than 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions. Last Chance annually rescues and rehomes some 10,000 pets and since 1999, we’ve provided loving homes for more than 100,000 cats and dogs. We rescue animals from high-kill shelters to help them find permanent homes... We are part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)! CFC#69822. We are one of the largest no-kill animal rescue organizations in the United States. Partnering with PetSmart Charities and PETCO, Last Chance rescues and rehomes approximately 10,000 animals a year.

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Based in Atlanta, LifeLine Animal Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters. We are the largest animal welfare organization in Georgia. LifeLine manages the Fulton and DeKalb County Animal shelters, as well as provides enforcement services for Fulton County. We look at the root causes of animal homelessness and work with our community to provide accessible pet care. Our goal is to keep people and pets together. If you are looking to add a cat or dog to your home, visit a LifeLine shelter today. From spay/neuter services to general wellness care, LifeLine also has top-notch veterinary care at affordable prices. LifeLine Animal Project is a nationally lauded leader in animal welfare and the largest animal welfare organization in Georgia. Since its inception, LifeLine has taken a strategic approach to create a safety net for companion animals at risk, both in our shelters and in our community. Thanks to the leadership and vision of LifeLine founder and CEO Rebecca Guinn, LifeLine has transformed the way metro Atlanta cares for animals in need, and annually, tens of thousands of animals are no longer euthanized in Atlanta area shelters. Animal welfare solutions are rooted in the needs of each community, so LifeLine offers a variety of programs and services to address those needs. Whether we’re providing free vet services to thousands at community events, bringing pet supplies directly to homes with no access to pet services or transportation, providing resources for community cats or helping people adopt their new best friend, LifeLine’s programs ultimately save lives.

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Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Support from the community enables around 115 staff members and more than 800 volunteers to care for around 10,000 animals each year and makes possible a variety of programs to address issues that contribute to the surrender of unwanted animals. Lollypop Farm adopts animals at our main campus and satellite adoption centers. Cats, dogs, rabbits, small pets, birds, horses, pigs, and other farm animals enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment, veterinary treatment, and expert care while waiting for a new home. Learn more about adopting. Lollypop Farm is a private, nonprofit charity, not affiliated with any other humane society, SPCA, or animal welfare organization. We receive no government or funding assistance from other animal organizations, relying entirely on donations from businesses, grants, and community support from people like you. Your donation of funds, supplies, or volunteer time makes a real difference for pets in our community—your support saves the lives of homeless and abused animals, educates the community on the importance of proper animal care, and investigates animal crimes. Together with our community, we better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care.

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Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation helps homeless pets find their way to loving homes through rescue and adoption. The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) was incorporated as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization in 2001 when Pam McAlwee and Ross Underwood, a couple of Arlington, VA restaurant owners, decided to formalize their efforts to save homeless pets in their community. They purchased 63 acres of land in Sumerduck VA and began building The Lost Dog Ranch, a kennel facility for homeless pets with plenty of outdoor space for dogs to run and a cage-free building for cats. Since 2001, LDCRF has saved the lives of more than 40,000 homeless pets, most of whom were facing the threat of euthanasia at over-crowded municipal shelters. Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is overwhelmingly a volunteer-run organization with a small paid staff providing direct care to animals at the Lost Dog & Cat ‘Rescue Care Center’ facility located in Falls Church, Virginia. Many other animals are cared for in our network of volunteer foster homes and some cats are housed at Petsmart Cat Adoption Centers. Every weekend, LDCRF holds off-site adoption events at local PetSmart and PetCo stores and places more than 2,000 dogs and cats per year for adoption. LDCRF was founded with the belief that through an open, friendly adoption process, we could match great people with homeless pets and send those pets to their new homes without unnecessary barriers. To that end, we have done same day adoptions with two-week trial periods since 2001, and continue to look for ways to remove barriers that prevent adoptions. We also believe that a rescued pet is a spayed or neutered pet, with no exceptions other than life-threatening medical conditions. We are very proud that every pet adopted through LDCRF since 2001 has been spayed or neutered prior to being placed in the hands of the adoptive family. LDCRF makes a lifetime commitment to the animals we rescue and will always accept those animals back into our care should the need arise.

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DogTime has been keeping tails wagging since 2008. Dogtime’s mission is to keep pets out of shelters and get them adopted to good homes by providing novice and experienced owners alike with the important information needed to make them, and their pets, very happy and healthy. At DogTime, our mission is to keep dogs out of shelters by providing tools and education to current and potential pet parents.

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Baark was formed in late October 2009 by a small group of animal advocates after a letter written by 14-year-old Kirsh Duncombe to the Bahamas Tribune Editor. It was revealed that every Friday morning up to 50 animals are euthanized each week at the Canine Control Unit, known locally as The ‘Pound’. This number is made up of animals surrendered by their owners and strays trapped by Pound staff. We wanted to significantly reduce this number in addition to the amount of stray/roaming animals on the streets. Spay and Neuter is the only proven humane method in reducing stray and roaming animal populations and in turn needless suffering. We operate TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs and provide assistance for low income families. Education on animal welfare and responsible pet ownership is of the upmost importance. We have a strong focus on children, as those taught to treat animals with compassion and respect are not only kinder to other humans, but they take those values into adulthood and pass them onto future generations. Our programs provide free or subsidized spays and neuters of cats and dogs. Baark strongly believes in partnering and working together with members of each community in order to spread the accountability, education and to have a lasting impact. Fewer stray/roaming animals create cleaner, safer and more healthy environments.

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The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter providing sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, and community outreach to the Atlanta Metro. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, Georgia, we have been caring for our community and animals for more than 148 years. We believe the relationship between humans and animals has deep significance, and we call on our city and each other to take action. Together, we put up a united front against cruelty, neglect, and displacement. With a heart to better lives, we connect homeless animals with good homes, provide neglected animals with safe spaces, and uplift our community by instilling compassion. The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services, including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy, and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes. The vision of the Atlanta Humane Society is to be the premier leader and organizational resource for the welfare and protection of companion animals in the southeastern United States.

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13th St. NAC Cat Rescue is a small but determined group of volunteers, lead by Joanne, serving the Northside area of San Jose since 2005 (officially). We are dedicated to improving the lives of feral and social cats and in controlling the population by the use of TNR. Trap-Neuter-Return is an effective, internationally recognized program by which cats are trapped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and returned to their original location to be cared for. Kittens and cats that can be socialized are taken into foster care and are then put up for adoption. We are not based at a shelter or in one location on 13th Street. All of our animals are housed in foster homes. You can find us at different pet fairs during the month or at various neighborhood functions. See Adoption Fairs/Events page. You can help our organization and the neighborhood by volunteering to trap cats and transporting them to the vet for vaccinations and neutering, fundraising, fostering cats temporarily in your home or even just donating to the cause. Under the 13th Street NAC (Northside Action Committee), 13th Street Cats is a 501c(3) nonprofit, so your donations are tax-deductible.

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Maxx & Me Pet Rescue is a dog rescue organization founded in 2014 by Lea Haverstock in memory of her beloved rescue Golden Retriever, Maxx. We are dedicated to the well-being and deserving care of animals – large and small, young and old, healthy and in need. We are a 100% volunteer, foster-based, canine and feline rescue and adoption organization serving the greater Tampa Bay area. We do not do out of state adoptions. Maxx & Me can only be successful with the support of the community like you. Your help is very appreciated. Your adoption fee, help towards vetting, all goes towards the animals. We have no paid staff and are all volunteers. When you adopt a dog you help with their medical needs, vetting and many other critical cases.

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Elizabeth Morris began housing and caring for animals in Philadelphia in 1858. Founded in 1874, the Morris Animal Refuge is a pioneer in Animal Welfare. The Philadelphia-based life-saving organization is committed to adoption, education, and high-quality care with the goal of finding positive and humane outcomes for animals in need. Morris Animal Refuge provides care for a wide range of animals, from those ready for placement in a new home to those exhibiting behavioral or medical issues that aren’t able to immediately be placed. We are dedicated to helping find a positive and humane outcome for every animal that comes to us in need, reducing unnecessary euthanasia, and ensuring that every animal that enters our care is given a chance at a loving home. Our hard work has paid off - and today we are happy to report that we have a 98% Save Rate! Morris Animal Refuge is committed to taking in any animal in need that we can humanely care for. As a managed admission shelter, we do surrenders by appointment only to allow us to better manage the flow of animals to avoid unnecessary euthanasia and to plan the necessary time needed with each owner to get the most information they can about the animal. We will also work with the owner to help them find alternatives to surrender – for example – giving them information on low-cost food resources, low-cost medical care, alternative pet-friendly housing, etc. As a life-saving organization, Morris Animal Refuge is committed to the mission of finding forever homes for all adoptable animals. Morris Animal Refuge seeks to expand the definition of what animals are considered to be "adoptable" and to support other shelters and rescue organizations by transferring in animals. Throughout the history of animal sheltering, only young, perfectly healthy animals with no recognized behavioral issues were considered suitable for adoption. We’ve turned to an adoption counseling method, which focuses on finding the best fit between adopter and animal, and we've begun to build resources for medical care and behavioral rehabilitation through our Life Saver Fund. Through these changes, we’ve found more homes for animals with chronic medical conditions or behavioral issues that require consistent training. As the Refuge has been able to adopt out more animals efficiently, we've had the ability to begin transferring in medical and behavioral cases from local and out-of-state rescue partners. We seek to support the larger mission of animal welfare, not only throughout our city and state, but throughout the country.

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The Maryland SPCA adopts out more than 3,000 needy and unwanted pets each year. There is no time limit for an animal to stay in our care until they're adopted. Our staff and volunteers provide excellent care to the dogs and cats. Each pet receives medical care including neuter surgery, vaccinations, treatments, as well as TLC. Enrichment is also provided so that the animals have positive activities to reduce stress. Our state-of-the art adoption center provides warmth and comfort while the pets await new homes. Our Spay and Neuter Clinic performs approximately 9,000 surgeries each year, making the Maryland SPCA the state leader in providing this crucial life-saving service. The Maryland SPCA also acts as a referral resource for residents throughout Maryland searching for neuter services. Surgeries are provided to animals in our adoption program, other shelters and rescue groups, low-income pet owners, and feral cats, all with the aim to reduce pet overpopulation in our community. In addition to our adoption and spay/neuter services, we also transport pets in need from other area shelters. Each year, we bring in more than 1,300 animals from other shelters to help save more lives in the community. Other lifesaving programs include a foster program that cares for young and injured pets who need time to grow and heal in a home setting. Our Wellness Clinic provides care for over 5,000 pets in the community every year. Training classes are offered to help keep pets in homes and out of shelters. Volunteers and staff also visit area schools each year to teach kindness to animals to children. Thanks to the support of the community, we are able to provide these programs that help pets and people and save animals’ lives.

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Michigan Humane was founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, Michigan Humane achieves 100 percent adoption of more than 8,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for humane treatment. Michigan Humane operates three adoption centers and four veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, Westland and Howell; seven adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supply, Petco and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team. It is Michigan Humane's mission to improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals.

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Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is dedicated to improving the lives of animals locally, nationally and internationally; alleviating their suffering and elevating their status in society through the rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need and through the education of their community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, advocating the value of all animal life, in hopes to end the neglect and abuse of all animals and to end the devastating pet overpopulation through spay and neuter advocacy. Motley Zoo Animal Rescue dedicates its work to end pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanization of healthy, adoptable animals due to limited space and funds of our local, national, and international animal welfare organizations as well as working to end abuse and neglect of all animals resulting from lack of information and education of the community, all the while advocating the value of all animal life. Motley zoo Animal Rescue is a rock N' roll themed, volunteer-powered, foster-based, no-kill, 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is dedicated to improving the lives of animals locally, nationally and internationally; alleviating their suffering and elevating their status in society through the rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need and through the education of their community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, advocating the value of all animal life, in hopes to end the neglect and abuse of all animals and to end the devastating pet overpopulation through spay and neuter advocacy. Motley Zoo Animal Rescue dedicates its work to end pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanization of healthy, adoptable animals due to limited space and funds of our local, national, and international animal welfare organizations as well as working to end abuse and neglect of all animals resulting from lack of information and education of the community, all the while advocating the value of all animal life. ​​Motley Zoo has a 99% live release rate. This means that while less than 1% of the animals we’ve rescued have died or were humanely euthanized, we have saved 99% of them! In comparison, Washington state has an approximate 90% live release rate. In all, we’re doing pretty well in the northwest. However, in some states, live release falls to a deplorable 40%. This means, in many places around our country, more than half of the animals in shelters are put to death.

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MRFRS (Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society) began in 1992 as a few caring souls who decided to come to the aid of the 300+ free-roaming cats barely surviving along the Newburyport, Massachusetts waterfront. The effort our founders launched was one of the first in the nation to use Trap-Neuter-Return to improve the lives of free-roaming cats. Once all the cats had been trapped and fixed, we fed them twice a day at waterfront feeding stations and monitored them for illness, injury, and any new additions. Those cats that showed an ability to be socialized were taken into foster care and adopters found. Thanks to that work, the final cat in the waterfront colonies, “Zorro,” passed away of old age in 2009. Since our inception, the MRFRS has assisted over 133,000 cats — placing over 23,000 cats and kittens into homes, spaying or neutering over 14,000 feral cats at our TNR clinics, and over 68,000 cats on our Catmobile.

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At Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, we provide a loving haven for rescued dogs and cats on their way to finding their forever homes. We dedicate our lives to saving theirs and work to create a supportive, family-friendly environment that inspires a bond between our animals and those who love them. Since 2008, we have been dedicated to helping neglected, abandoned, and mistreated dogs and cats in need of loving homes. We started as a small group of animal lovers working out of a garage until Nathan “Nate” Benderson, a local developer with an affinity for animals, caught wind of the group and joined. Nate provided the necessary vision and leadership to establish what is now known as Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue. Today, together with a staff of caring volunteers and an incredibly supportive community, we save thousands of homeless and at-risk animals each year at our eight-acre, no-kill shelter and adoption facility on Lorraine Road. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization, we are proud to provide a place where homeless cats and dogs can receive the love and care they deserve while they wait to be welcomed into their forever homes.

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NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society that brings together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters throughout Los Angeles. Now, Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city, is just inches away from achieving no-kill. When Best Friends launched the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) initiative in 2012, only 56% of the dogs and cats in the city’s shelters were making it out alive. But thanks to the hard work of so many, including the entire NKLA Coalition, Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles Animal Services, our fabulous local community and devoted volunteers, we are thrilled to announce a sustained save rate of 90.49% for 2020. Led by Best Friends, the NKLA coalition has enhanced life-saving through client-service driven, high volume adoptions at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center and NKLA Pet Adoption Center, as well as large scale adoption events; high-profile and comprehensive marketing campaigns and strategic, community-based low-cost spay/services. Best Friends is taking this collaborative model and expanding it nationwide, leading an effort to take the country to no kill by 2025. And LA is proof that we can accomplish this with the support of shelters, rescue groups and communities across the United States. Join us and help make L.A. a no-kill city. Together, we can Save Them All®.

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National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country. During her years as a breeding dog, Lily spent all of her days confined to a small, cold wire cage in a dark, foul-smelling barn. Never was she removed from her cage for exercise or socialization. In her dreary confines, Lily was forced to produce one litter after another with no respite. Like all commercial breeding dogs, she was a veritable breeding machine whose worth was measured in only one way – her ability to produce puppies. By seven years of age, Lily was worn out. Commonplace in the industry, she had received little to no veterinary care throughout her life, the result of which, for her, was terribly disturbing. Due to years of no dental care, poor quality food, rabbit bottle watering and no appropriate chew toys, the roof of Lily’s mouth and lower jaw, had rotted away. Her chest was riddled with mammary tumors and she was absolutely terrified of people. Strader brought Lily and twelve others home from the auction and declares that even for a highly seasoned rescuer, the following months were the education of a lifetime in rehabilitation. That she would take up the cause for the mill dogs was never in question and National Mill Dog Rescue was promptly underway. Since 2007, NMDR has been supported by hundreds of volunteers and rescued more than 16,000 dogs. Run almost solely by volunteers, NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the puppy mill industry. Through widespread informative efforts, NMDR hopes to educate the public to acquire their companion animals through reputable breeders or, better yet, from shelters and rescue groups across the country. After her rescue, Lily spent the remainder of her life as a beloved member of the Strader family, where she received medical care, warmth and companionship. In time, Lily found courage and her disfigured little body educated countless people about the horrors of the puppy mill industry. Lily died, at home, peacefully, in the arms of her loving dad with her family gathered around, in May 2008, fifteen months after she was rescued. National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.

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Established in 1976 by Cindi Shapiro and her siblings — Randi Cohen and Don Shapiro — Northeast Animal Shelter is one of New England’s largest animal adoption centers. In 1994, Northeast Animal Shelter implemented a robust animal relocation program — one of the first of its kind — to help reduce the nation’s overpopulation problem at local animal shelters across the country. Since its inception, Northeast Animal Shelter has transported over 125,000 cats and dogs to New England — where the demand for adoptable pets is high — and placed them in homes. Northeast Animal Shelter aims to help as many animals, and people, as possible by providing humane care and resources for homeless and owned pets in need. Each year, the shelter’s animal relocation program transports thousands of cats and dogs from overpopulated animal shelters across the country to Massachusetts, where each animal receives medical care, enrichment, and behavior training prior to adoption. We also promote compassion for all animals through our community programs and partnerships, which focus on strengthening the human-animal bond to keep people and pets together. Northeast Animal Shelter’s affiliation with the MSPCA-Angell presents an opportunity to connect thousands more pets with adopters than either organization could accomplish on their own. NEAS’ animal relocation network, combined with the MSPCA-Angell’s veterinary and adoption center resources, works to protect the largest number of animals possible by serving as New England’s premier destination shelter for the nationally coordinated movement of animals. Our affiliation not only provides hands-on care to homeless animals in need, but we also work together to offer access to affordable care to pet owners through our community veterinary clinics and through our community outreach teams who work directly in Massachusett’s most underserved communities.

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Oakland Animal Services (OAS) is Oakland's only open admissions shelter, and takes in about 6,000 animals annually. Friends of OAS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting the agency by raising funds to provide medical care, lab work, enrichment and beds for the shelter's animals. Friends of OAS also funds the foster program, adoptions program, facility improvements, animal transports, and staff training. In 2020, OAS joined the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) coalition as a Tier 1 pilot shelter. HASS promotes community collaboration to reimagine the role of animal services, transforming the sheltering system through innovative programs and services. OAS participates in the Home-to-Home program to help find new homes for animals without requiring a stay at the shelter: Our staff provides critical services to our community, sheltering thousands of Oakland’s stray animals each year and responding to animal-related calls for service in Oakland. We are a city agency that proudly provides public safety and animal welfare services, as well as human health and social services. We are here to serve our community’s residents, and promote responsible pet ownership and humane care.

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OPIN (Outreach to Pets in Need) was co-founded by shelter volunteers and is an all-volunteer registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our mission is to promote adoption of homeless animals, and to provide assistance to pets in need through medical treatment, training, and education. We provide solutions to prevent pet homelessness. OPIN supports Stamford CT pets through a suite of welfare services. Our long-term goal is to have 100% of Connecticut shelter pets find homes. Stamford Animal Care & Control reached a 98% adoption rate in 2007 and 2008, thanks in part to OPIN financing the medical, training and dietary needs of the resident pets; investing in programs that increase adoptions; providing educational programs and information to help decrease return and surrender rates, the number of lost pets, and the number of future litters. OPIN continues to help pets and pet guardians beyond Stamford Animal Control as a way to expand our outreach to pets in need.

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Oregon Humane Society is the largest animal welfare organization in the Northwest, and adopts more animals from its Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS puts no time limits on how long animals remain at the shelter—a pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home. If a pet in the care of OHS needs medical attention, the OHS veterinary hospital provides the pet with the same level of care you would want your own pet to receive. Founded in 1868 by noted humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, OHS is the fourth-oldest humane society in the nation. Eliot initially established OHS to stop the neglect and abuse of draft animals. The mission expanded to include companion animals and, until 1933, orphaned children. The Oregon Humane Society finds homes for more than 11,000 pets each year. The OHS medical team provides free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for thousands of pets owned by low-income families OHS educators reach more than 12,000 youths and about 2,000 adults annually through humane education programs. The OHS Second Chance program brings more than 8,000 pets annually to OHS from other shelters around the region. In the state capitol, OHS is the driving force behind efforts to improve laws that protect animals and punish offenders. OHS Humane Special Agents are commissioned by the Oregon State Police to enforce animal cruelty and neglect laws around the state.

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On the Wings of Angels Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no kill rescue. We rescue dogs that are without homes, whether it be due to fearful behaviors, lack of basic manners, or health issues. Providing the dogs the training, and medical attention they need, we rehabilitate them to be adopted. Our dogs are crate-trained, leash-trained and taught basic manners and obedience before being placed up for adoption. Training plays an extremely important role in the lives of our dogs. The majority of behavioral issues are learned—therefore, if behaviors are learned they can be unlearned, or re-taught by giving clarity and structure rather than have the dog try to figure out what is expected of it on its own. We specialize mainly in dogs that have fear-based issues or need some manners due to high-energy or lack of boundaries. Each of our dogs is assigned to one of our trainers on staff who specialize in different behavioral "issues." The trainer will then construct a training plan for each dog based on individual needs and once a dog completes their training process and is medically cleared, they are then made available for adoption! ​We do not do day of adoptions, rather we do a series of meet and greets. After receiving an adoption questionnaire that we feel would be a good fit for one of our dogs, we will contact the potential adopter to schedule a "meet and greet." During the meet and greets, adopters can ask in-depth questions regarding personality, quirks, health, training, etc. We go over walking, crating, playing, and any obedience the dog may know. The number of meet and greets is dependent on the dog being adopted and whether or not another dog lives in the household. After all human members of the household meet the dog of interest, we then schedule a dog meet and greet where we ensure the dogs get along before they go home. All our dogs go home with a rabies certificate, a copy of their medical records, bathed, nails clipped, ears cleaned, any medications they may be on, and a week's worth of food. We are here to help for the entirety of the dog's life and aim to keep our pets in their homes. If for any reason an adopter is unable to care for their pet anymore, all our dogs always come back to us. We know a lot of rescues will only adopt out locally however, distance is not an issue to us so long as the adopter is willing to make the drive. We have had adopters come from all over the country including Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Pennsylvania!

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PALNV was formed in October 1993 by a small group of people who were concerned about the well-being of unwanted animals. On February 4, 1994 the State of California and the Federal Government granted PALNV their non-profit status. From our inception until the spring of 2011, PALNV took in over 15,000 unwanted or abandoned animals, had them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and adopted. When Robert Lowry, a local resident of Wrightwood, CA passed away, he left his estate to 3 charities and PAL was named as one of the recipients. We were thrilled that Mr. Lowry felt us worthy of sharing his legacy. Part of the donation PALNV received was a house in Wrightwood. In September 2011, PALNV relocated their office to the house and continue to operate their California programs from there. On April 4, 2014, the State of Nevada granted PALNV their Foreign Qualification status to transact business in the state. PALNV moved the non-profit to Las Vegas in May 2014 and is now operating their Cat Adoption Program and Rescued Treasures Cat Café to help get our community cats off the streets and out of the shelters. PALNV is also partnering with local businesses and rescue groups to fulfill their mission.

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Paw Print Hearts Animal Rescue of Tampa, Florida was established in June 2014 after a group of volunteers spent time at a local county animal shelter and discovered the volume of dogs being abandoned at shelters in Hillsborough County and surrounding counties. Our volunteers learned that healthy dogs are euthanized in these high-kill animal shelters due to overpopulation. Paw Print Hearts Animal Rescue works toward getting dogs placed in local foster homes. We raise funds for boarding and vetting the dogs we save. We hold local adoption events. As of 2018, we saved more than 1,000 dogs and that number increases daily thanks to generous donations, the kindness of foster families, and dedicated volunteers. Our rescue consists of a group of dedicated volunteers that take dogs into their homes and lives while the dogs and puppies are awaiting adoption. No salaries are paid to volunteers or anyone associated with the rescue. All funds collected go directly to the care of the dogs and puppies. We are in constant need of foster homes to allow us to save more dogs and puppies. Please consider being a foster home for a needy dog or puppy. We are always seeking financial donations to allow us to provide more services for our dogs. One hundred percent of all donations are used to benefit the dogs and puppies.

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PAWS is people helping cats, dogs and wild animals go home and thrive – whether home is the family room or the forest. We do this by rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating the community to inspire compassionate action for animals. Since 1967, PAWS has united more than 130,000 cats and dogs with loving families, cared for more than 140,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals, and made the world a better place for countless others through outreach, education and advocacy. PAWS envisions a world where all people recognize the intrinsic value of animals and consistently make choices that demonstrate compassion and respect. PAWS Core Beliefs are: The recognition and respect of the intrinsic value of animal life. The capability of animals to express their natural and innate behaviors in appropriate ways, and experience the highest quality of life possible. The right of animals to be free from cruelty, neglect, and abuse. The importance of ending companion animal overpopulation. The caring guardianship of companion animals. The preservation of wild species and their habitats. The role that all humans play in the active stewardship of maintaining the environmental and ecological balance of the earth. The consideration of the animals’ best interest when making decisions, along with consideration of the long-term consequences and the impact of our work when determining how best to allocate PAWS’ resources. The trust that the public places in us with regard to animal care and the management of our resources. People and animals are well-served when everyone gives thoughtful consideration to how their attitudes, actions, and behaviors impact the animals with whom we share the earth. Public outreach and education efforts are most effective when presented using legal and non-confrontational methods. PAWS advocates for animals by leading issue campaigns, working with elected officials, proposing animal-friendly legislation, and providing education to the public; and through the compassionate and appropriate way we treat the animals in our care. Wild animals are best served by being allowed to live undisturbed in their natural environment. Wild animals should not be owned as household pets or property. Wild animals of any kind should not be used for commercial exploitation. Companion animals should be spayed or neutered because this is the most humane and effective way to end the suffering, killing, and need for euthanasia of animals caused by companion animal over-population. Breeding that is not managed or is irresponsible contributes to companion animal over-population and is therefore opposed. Farm animals have the right to physically move about freely, to engage in their natural behaviors, and to live without imposed stress and fear. Animal-friendly diets and lifestyles are promoted because they alleviate the suffering of farm animals as well as positively impact the health of people and the environment. Cruel and inhumane research and product testing on animals promotes animal suffering. Non-animal methods for research and product testing should always be explored and used. Companion animals are euthanized only when all reasonable courses of treatment and determination of adoptability have been exhausted. Wild animals are euthanized only when there is no reasonable chance of release and survival in their natural habitats. In our role of upholding the rights of animals, we believe it is our responsibility to educate the public about the positions PAWS holds and values. The role that all humans play in the active stewardship of maintaining the environmental and ecological balance of the earth. The consideration of the animals’ best interest when making decisions, along with consideration of the long-term consequences and the impact of our work when determining how best to allocate PAWS’ resources.

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PAWS Chicago is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by over 91 percent since its founding in 1997. PAWS Chicago has grown from a grassroots organization to a national leader in the No Kill movement, guiding other communities in how to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs. In 2020, PAWS Chicago found homes for 4,100 dogs and cats through its Lincoln Park and Highland Park Adoption Centers and performed almost 10,000 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van. These two medical resources give PAWS Chicago the ability to provide subsidized spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and humane education to under-served families and neighborhoods that need the most help in controlling pet population. Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator, has rated PAWS Chicago at its highest 4-star ranking for 18 consecutive years—an accomplishment that less than 1% of the charities in the nation have reached.

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Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 11,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. Our mission is to use Internet technology and the resources it can generate to: Increase public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets. Increase the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America to the extent that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated. Elevate the status of pets to that of family member. From the comfort of their personal computers, pet lovers can search for a pet that best matches their needs. They can then reference a shelter’s web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes discussion forums, a pet-care resource directory and a library of free pet-care articles to help keep pets in their homes. Petfinder is made up of animal-care professionals and regular people volunteering for their local animal welfare organizations, all working together to maintain active and accurate homeless pet lists. Most animal welfare volunteers have “real jobs” by day. The success and the magnitude of this project is largely due to their tireless efforts to make a difference.

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The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is a non-profit research and education organization that is gathering, funding and sharing scientific research to demonstrate the positive health impacts of companion animals. The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment. Founded by the American Pet Products Association, Zoetis, and Petco, and supported by a growing number of organizations and individuals, the HABRI Foundation is fast becoming the go-to resource for research and information on the human-animal bond. Since its formation in 2010, HABRI has created the world’s largest online library of human-animal interaction science, HABRI Central, and has funded more than $3 million in innovative research projects. HABRI Central has become a powerful tool utilized by academics and research scientists to scientifically document the health benefits of companion animals. HABRI also informs the public about groundbreaking human-animal bond research and the beneficial role of companion animals in society. The growing body of scientific evidence that demonstrates the specific health benefits of the human-animal bond can be used by everyone – from doctors to policymakers – to make informed decisions that improve the health and wellbeing of people, pets and the communities where they live.

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PAWS rescues and re-homes approximately 200 dogs and 700 cats annually. Many of the dogs are strays from local animal control facilities, and most of the cats that we help are strays and abandoned kitties who roam our streets. A portion of the pets that come to PAWS have been relinquished by their owners, who are no longer able to care for them. PAWS has a handful of paid staff and a team of dedicated volunteers who help with everything from fundraising, kennel work, walking dogs, socializing cats, and much, much more. Every person at PAWS is a valued member of our team. Without them, we could not accomplish the miracles that happen every day! We constantly seek to increase the number of lives we can save by finding adoptive homes for the animals in our care, working closely with other animal groups, and raising funds to secure the supplies and facilities necessary for our operation. PAWS also seeks to decrease the number of unwanted pets by informing and educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering. PAWS is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that began in 1962 by Westport, Connecticut resident Betty Long to rescue homeless dogs and place them in permanent homes. In the early 1980s, our rescue efforts were expanded to include cats. For 37 years, PAWS rented space from local boarding kennels and veterinary hospitals. Over time, the demands placed on us by the community increased, and we felt that in order to increase and expand our services, we would need our own shelter. In 1999, PAWS undertook the task of building a shelter of our own. We moved into our own shelter in 2001 and have since greatly increased the number of pets we have been able to help.

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PAWSibilities Animal Rescue is compiled of a caring staff whose goal is to save and improve the lives of domestic animals. Whether sick, injured, stray, or abandoned, PAWSibilities is there to give animals the love and care they deserve. We are a no-kill shelter with a wish to make a difference in the lives of the animals we rescue. We strive to educate the public on the animal overpopulation problem and the importance of spaying and neutering, so more people will realize the benefits of opting to adopt instead of buying a pet. We provide medical attention to the animals in our care, as well as love and companionship. Our animals are like family. We want what is best for them, which means searching hard to find them forever homes. PAWSibilities Animal Rescue was founded in 2009 by Samantha Carroll. It is located in Skippack, Pennsylvania, and is a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to serving animals in need. We provide a safe and loving environment for all domestic animals that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or simply unloved. We provide shelter and care to all types of animals including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, sheep, goats and more! Our hope is to rehabilitate and home all animals that come through our doors. This, however, is not always possible, and therefore we do have some resident animals that provide friendship and act as shelter ambassadors. As a teenager, Samantha saw a need for an energetic non-profit to support our community's animals. Now as a young mother, she continues her quest to help homeless and sick animals. She is a great role model for young people, teaching about animal behavior, care, and medicine. PAWSibilities has many ways the community can be involved, through volunteering opportunities, internships, youth camps, and pet adoptions. We've grown considerably since 2009, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!

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Hillrose Pet Resort is a unique Pet Resort in SeaTac Washington and we can't wait to tell you all about us! Renovated in 2000 to one of the highest quality pet resorts, our facility is state of the art and maintained to the best “Ultra Clean” standards. Our pet resort is one of the unique pet boarding facilities in the greater Seattle area. The property itself has been a home-away-from-home for pets for over 75 years. Owners, Melvin and Koko Ambuehl have bred and raised Wire Fox Terriers for years. In the early part of the decade, they searched all across the United States for the best dog and cat boarding facility. They found it in SeaTac, Washington, and took over operating the facility on June 1, 2005. They work with a caring staff to make Hillrose Pet Resort “A Pampered Pet’s Paradise”. They proudly welcome you to their home. Hillrose Pet Resort is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau. Our lovely South Seattle pet boarding facility houses a state of the art cattery, pet safe kennels, dog and catsuits, pet sitting & day care, and pet playtimes. Our dog facilities are located to the right of the lobby and are really two buildings, one inside the other. The outer building provides large outside runs where it never rains or snows and is comfortably cool in the summertime. The inside kennel building is tiled and heated by radiant heaters. Small dogs go upstairs to avoid the big dogs, and big dogs get more room on the first floor.

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At Petpedia.co, we understand why people love pets. They are cute and loveable. Well, this goes without saying. They offer companionship and comfort. They improve our health and wellbeing. They make us laugh. And for some of us in this modern day and age, they are a substitute for human contact. But, we are also aware that owning a pet isn’t all fun and games. It takes a lot of work to look after another living creature, especially one that can’t take care of itself. That’s why it is crucial that owners have a trusted go-to knowledge resource that provides them with all they need to know about pet care, from advice about your pet’s health to training tips and pointers on how to have a happy and playful friend. Animals can have a hard life, as not all pets get a chance at a happy and caring home. It is shocking how many cats and dogs are abandoned every day in shelters or simply left on the street to fend for themselves. We believe that raising awareness about such issues, as well as others that affect domestic animals worldwide, will help make a small dent in the number of mistreated pets everywhere. Our team is dedicated to giving you the best and latest information on all things pet-related. We appreciate how much owners want to keep up-to-date with all the new developments on the pet market, so we strive to provide them with the most relevant facts and figures of the animal kingdom. We also know that choosing to get a pet, as well as for settling on the right one for you, can be a very tough decision to make. Let us help you make the right call by giving all the info on pets you could or ever would want to know!

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Pets for Patriots helps United States military veterans adopt a new pet friend while giving the most overlooked shelter dogs and cats loving homes. Learn more about how our program works. We offer veterans various benefits to promote the human-animal bond, reduce surrender back to shelters, and make lifetime pet guardianship more affordable. These include ‘welcome home’ contributions towards pet food and other basics, as well as access to high-quality, affordable veterinary care and discounts on various pet goods and services. Every day, 20 veterans take their own lives. Every eight seconds, a dog or cat is put to death for lack of anyone to adopt them. Companion pet adoption saves two lives. We are the only nationally operating nonprofit that: Serves veterans at all career stages and from all armed forces, from WWII to active duty. Focuses on the most overlooked, sheltered animals. Addresses surrender prevention by making pet guardianship more affordable for our nation’s veterans. Pets for Patriots, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to bringing pets and people together in a lifelong bond of mutual friendship, loyalty, and love. Our mission is like no other because we are serving the men and women of the most extraordinary military of the most exceptional nation in the world. The ways we think, act and deliver are all in support of fulfilling our mission: to build a nationwide network of shelter/rescue and veterinary partners who share our values and vision. Find loving homes for the most overlooked sheltered animals: adult, special needs, and long-term homeless pets, and large breed dogs and finally, educate the military community and the public about the plight of animals surrendered to shelters, promoting companion pet adoption as the only humane and responsible alternative to buying or breeding animals.

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At PetSmart Charities, we make the world a better place for pets by investing in community partners that advocate and care for the well-being of pets and all who love them. A world where communities unite in support of pets together with their families. We're proud to be the leading funder of animal welfare in communities across North America. Since 1994, we've granted over $500 million to change-making organizations that help transform the lives of pets and those who love them. Whether it's through our in-store adoption centers, National Adoption Week, or our online search tool, we help pets in need find loving families to call their own. We support pets & their families through programs that work to make veterinary care more accessible, help battle food insecurity, and provide disaster response. We never sell dogs or cats at PetSmart. PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Centers—in more than 1,600 PetSmart® stores—provide a clean, quiet, and convenient place to get to know your new best friend. We’ve joined forces with over 3,000 animal welfare organizations to help save pet lives. Since 1994, we have granted more than $267 million to help save homeless pets. To reduce pet overpopulation, we have subsidized more than 1.4 million spay or neuter surgeries since 2009. We know that when families face food insecurity, so do their pets. 1 in 8 people may face food insecurity, so our collaborations with partners such as Feeding America allow us to equip local food distribution events with pet food to help feed all members of the community—including our beloved pets. As many as 50 million US pets don’t receive necessary veterinary care. Difficulties in obtaining care for our pets can range from financial hardship to transportation/location difficulties, so our goal is to help outfit our partners with grants that can help them take care of the pets in their community. A critical pillar of PetSmart Charities is assisting individual incidents where pets are impacted by man-made or natural causes.

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Several years ago, our founder, Genevieve, and her husband visited New York City. They saw a homeless man with his beautiful, healthy, mixed breed dog at his side. He was panhandling. She had always ignored the panhandlers, but this time, something was different. She couldn’t get that dog out of her mind. She tried to imagine what brought the man to be homeless. Was it drugs, alcoholism? That’s the conclusion most people make about the homeless. This man didn’t look like an addict, and she wondered why and how he got to where he was in life. And, what about his dog? It was obvious the dog was devoted to the man. He was not on a leash and could have run away at any time. She was confused about why anyone homeless, who could barely feed or take care of themselves, would even consider having a pet. When she returned home, she researched the homeless with pets and came across the “National Coalition for the Homeless.” At the time, their estimates indicated that 3.5 million people in America were homeless and that between 5%-10% of homeless have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country, the rate is as high as 25%. Most people who experience homelessness are homeless for a short period and usually need help to find housing or a rent subsidy. Unfortunately for those with pets, it becomes more difficult, and many homeless are forced to choose between their pet and a roof over their head. Surprisingly, most choose to stay on the streets with their pets. Why? The answer became evident to Genevieve. Their pets are nonjudgmental; provide comfort and an emotional bond of loyalty. In some cases, they provide the homeless with protection and keep them warm. Genevieve’s family has almost always had dogs and cats, which made her wonder, what would she do if faced with homelessness? Could she give up her pets? It felt equal to giving up her children. While they would possibly be better off emotionally, it would be a devastating decision to make because of the comfort and unconditional love they give. It was one of those “ah-ha” moments when she realized that she could do something for those pets. And so began Feeding Pets of the Homeless®. Donors have told us over the years that they feel such compassion for the pets of the homeless but were afraid to approach due to safety concerns and welcomed the opportunity our organization give for a safe and easy way to help. That one day in New York changed Genevieve’s life. It created a passion she did not know she held that utilized her past education, life experiences, and careers to start this unique nonprofit. Each day, she looks forward to knowing that Feeding Pets of the Homeless® is providing pet food and veterinary care to the hundreds of thousands of pets that wander the streets with their owners. And she looks forward to each day knowing that we can assist the calls from the homeless or about to be homeless. The homeless with pets are often desperate to find a shelter to go to that will allow their pets. They seek help to find an agency that will give them pet food. They are frantic to find emergency veterinary care for injuries or illnesses.

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PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk pets. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of affordable, basic veterinary care for pet owners and rescue organizations that cannot otherwise access it. Each year, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals in need, and enables thousands of families to keep their cherished pets. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every savable pet is guaranteed a home. The generosity of individual, corporate, media, and foundation supporters is amplified by a highly qualified staff, a dedicated and active volunteer base and board of directors, frequent media appearances, and widespread community backing. Support for PAWS funds lifesaving initiatives which help reduce and will ultimately eliminate the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia’s healthy and treatable pets. PAWS’ Adoption Center, in the Old City section of Philadelphia, is a shelter like no other. It houses adoptable pets in a quiet, boutique-style setting and is open seven days a week. Typically, dozens of cats live there while they wait for their forever homes. Cats live in community rooms or individual units, depending on their personality and preferences. Staff and volunteers provide daily care, exercise, and TLC, and most residents have a view of passersby and neighborhood activity. Since opening in 2008, the adoption center has matched thousands of animals with loving homes, raised awareness of the urgent need for adoption and foster care, and enabled countless people to join our mission by donating or volunteering.

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The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is a local, private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. Among our major programs, PHS/SPCA adopts fully 100% of the healthy dogs and cats in our care and also, through our charitably funded Hope Program, makes well and finds homes for thousands of animals who come to us sick, injured, or too young to survive without supportive care. PHS/SPCA is truly an open admission shelter, not only accepting many pet animals who might be refused at other shelters, but also taking care of injured and orphaned native wildlife from San Francisco through San Mateo and the northern half of Santa Clara County. Our work means more than 5,500 lives saved each year. PHS/SPCA is one of the few shelters in the entire state accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, we have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and we’re a Platinum-level GuideStar Exchange participant.

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Providence Animal Center was established in 1911 with the original purpose of providing watering troughs for workhorses around Delaware County. In the 1930s, our existing facility, in Media, Pennsylvania, opened to serve all animals in the community. After serving many years as an open-intake facility, in 2012, we made the courageous change to become a lifesaving organization, which means no adoptable animal is put down. In 2022, we celebrate 10 years as a lifesaving organization! In 2016, we announced our new name: Providence Animal Center, which better portrays the important lifesaving work that happens every day: we care for and adopt out pets we rescue from overcrowded shelters, pets who are relinquished by their owners as well as rescue and rehabilitate animals who have suffered cruelty and neglect. We are not breed-specific and have a special loyalty to “bully” breeds. In addition to placing orphaned pets in forever homes, we prevent future pet overpopulation through community programs including low-cost public veterinary and behavioral services, humane law enforcement and education and pet food pantries. At Providence Animal Center (formerly known as the Delaware County SPCA), we offer life-affirming rescue, medical care, treatment, protection and placement of companion animals that forever upholds the critical importance of the human-animal bond. We have an unwavering commitment to this mission and will always strive to deliver the most optimal, advanced care to our animal friends – and their owners. Providence Animal Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State. We are not affiliated with any local or state government or federal agency or any other animal welfare organization. Our work is supported entirely by private donations.

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What’s in a name? Well, it turns out – a lot! It is surprising to many that the Pennsylvania SPCA is not associated with the ASPCA or any other SPCAs throughout the state or country. The ASPCA does not serve as a governing body, and though we are all partnering at times to improve animal welfare, we are not formally attached to one another. We are all our own nonprofit with individual missions. The PSPCA’s mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty and to improve the health and quality of life throughout Pennsylvania. We do this through our four physical locations – North Philadelphia, Danville, Lancaster and Main Line Animal Rescue, as well as through our Humane Law Enforcement Department which covers 18 counties throughout the state. So why does this matter? The PSPCA has boots on the ground 365 days a year throughout Pennsylvania. When you support the PSPCA, your donation directly goes toward helping animals suffering from cruelty and neglect in your own community. Thank you for valuing our work and for enabling us to continue our lifesaving mission. Animals come in to our shelter every day looking for a fresh start. Take a look at those currently available, and check back often! We would love to help you meet the perfect companion. We offer high-quality, low-cost veterinary care options that make it easier to care for your pet. Check out our full range of services and pricing. For 150 years, we have been rescuing animals from cruelty and neglect. Join our mission to end animal cruelty today.

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Journey Home Animal Care Center is a shelter in western Garfield County that shelters and provides care for over 1,500 lost, ill, injured or orphaned animals each year. Journey Home Animal Care Center provides financial assistance to help with spaying and neutering your pets in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation. Rifle Animal Shelter, a 30 plus year old building, originally served as an impound facility for the City of Rifle. In 1998 the shelter was on the verge of being shut down for not meeting the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) standards. A group of volunteers started a campaign to help renovate the shelter. In just six months, the shelter was renovated with donated labor and materials. Volunteers from all over Garfield County came together to make this project a success. This core group of volunteers formed a 501 © (3) non-profit corporation and became Garfield County Animal Welfare Foundation, Inc., also known as Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter (FRAS). FRAS’s next goal was to spay/neuter and provide medical care for every animal coming into the shelter. Today, no animal leaves the shelter without being current on vaccines, altered and microchipped. In approximately 2002, FRAS expanded its services to include financial assistance to the Garfield County community and began to help community members alter their family pets. On January 1, 2012, FRAS took over operations and management of the Journey Home Animal Care Center. With this contract came expanded services, more efficient operations and greater public outreach.

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Robin’s Nest of Indy, Inc. is a unique animal care group that specializes in the care of pregnant cats and kittens from newborn to weaning. We serve mostly central Indianapolis, but we also assist several remote counties and occasionally some of the surrounding states. Our focus is on unwanted or stray pregnant cats and litters of kittens. We provide a safe and loving environment for our rescued cats and give our Mom cats the prenatal care and nutrition needed to deliver healthy kittens. We make available comfortable and quiet settings where they can give birth to their kittens and post-natal care so that they can nurse wholesome kittens. Post-natal care includes vaccinations and spaying once the kittens are weaned. Our kittens are provided vet examinations, vaccinations and adopted into loving and committed families. Mom cats stay at our foster homes, where they get regular interaction with family and other animals until we can find them a suitable forever family. Robin’s Nest of Indy, Inc. only accepts a limited number of cats and kittens so that we can provide superior care for them and make available only healthy cats and kittens to adoptive families. Our adoption fees are designed to cover a portion of the costs involved in preparing our cats and kittens for adoption, and we try to keep them affordable. Most importantly, we strive to find responsible families who will continue with the care and nurturing that we’ve begun. We believe it is essential to the well-being and health of cats and kittens that they are kept updated on their vaccinations and maintained on parasite control medication. We also urge cat and kitten owners to help us in our fight to reduce the number of cats and kittens euthanized in our state by being responsible in having their pets spayed or neutered. Indianapolis has several low-cost options to have both dogs and cats vaccinated and altered (see Resource Links). We do not charge a fee to take in a surrendered cat or kitten litter, but we do require a release to be signed releasing ownership of the animal(s) to us. We do not judge the circumstances of the surrender of a cat or kittens; rather, we are grateful to people who seek out a rescue alternative. Our complete concern and focus is for the welfare of the mother cat and/or kittens. Newborn and very young kittens require special care, especially if their mother cat is not around to care for them. Unfortunately, it is easy for well-meaning people to do the wrong thing when they are trying to help, and we have had kittens who could not be saved because of mistakes that were made in the hours between the time they were found and the time they were brought to us. So, whether you plan to bring a newly-found kitten to us or another rescue, we encourage you to look at the tab on Raising Orphan Kittens if you have questions about how to give a newborn kitten the care it needs.

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Safe Place For Pets is a RedRover project with the National Link Coalition and Sheltering Animals and Families Together. Research clearly shows that offenders of domestic violence often have a pattern of abuse involving all members of the household – including children and pets. When victims of domestic violence seek to escape their abusive homes, they’re not only faced with the challenge of finding shelter for themselves and their children, but also for their pets. Unfortunately, many shelters do not have the means to house companion animals and many victims are left facing the difficult decision to either leave their pets behind or remain in the abusive environment. Sadly, nearly 50% of victims have delayed leaving abusive relationships out of fear of harm to their animals. Equally disturbing, more than half of victims have reported leaving their pets with their abusers, where the pets may face torture or even death. Several organizations recognized the lifesaving urgency of this issue, and noticed that one way to address the problem was to make it easy for victims and shelter advocates to locate existing programs that can house victims’ pets. By creating this one-stop, powerful search directory, we hope to make the process of locating available resources easier in a time of great distress for a victim. Another goal of SafePlaceForPets.org is to raise awareness about how easy it can be to create safe pet housing options and support family violence shelters in their efforts to do so. And lastly, by raising awareness about the issue to those concerned about domestic violence victims and pets, we want to increase access to opportunities to help create and maintain such programs.

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Saved Me Rescue is a non-profit organization that is focused on saving dogs from shelters that are forced to euthanize due to limited amount of space. We provide quality medical care, shelter, food, and a safe & healthy environment for our rescues. The Saved Me Rescue is focused on saving as many lives as possible. We are determined to find great homes for our animals and ensure that all adopters provide a safe, responsible, and loving home for our rescues. We’re dedicated to improving and enriching the quality of life of abused, abandoned, and neglected pets. We provide individualized, high quality care and rehabilitation for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes. We’re thankful to have an amazing partnership with The Pet Mechanic Veterinary Center which allows us to provide high quality medical care for sick, injured, abused, and neglected rescues. We're all about saving homeless animals! Saved Me rescues animals from overburdened shelters locally and nationwide 11,000 have been saved so far.

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The SAVE shelter facility has the capacity to house upwards of 100 animals at a time (approximately 75 cats and 25 dogs). Our number of adoptions is growing every year. We are committed to strengthening the human animal bond and to finding good homes for many deserving pets. As the region's model animal welfare organization and a premier adoption and volunteer center, funding is critical to the scope and quality of our services. SAVE is not supported by your tax dollars and does not receive funding at the local, state or federal levels. Founded in 1941, SAVE is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals in the greater Princeton area. Through six core programs of Rescue, Shelter, Health and Welfare, Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education, SAVE focuses on the rehabilitation and successful placement of treatable and adoptable animals. SAVE endeavors to build, foster, and strengthen the human-animal bond. Cornelia Jaynes became the third female graduate from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1927. After spending a year as a research technician at the Rockefeller Institute, she opened her own practice on a farm in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1941, Dr. Jaynes established the Small Animal Veterinary Endowment (SAVE), which rescued strays and provided neutering services regardless of the clients’ ability to pay. During her lifetime, Dr. Jaynes was never able to raise enough funds to build a shelter. She died on her farm April 24, 1969, and bequeathed her farm, our previous location at 900 Herrontown Road in Princeton, to SAVE. In 2006, SAVE merged with Friends of Homeless Animals, an organization founded in 1998 that had purchased property in Skillman, NJ for a shelter. The newly merged organization was renamed SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals and is now the largest shelter for companion animals in the greater Princeton region. Together, these organizations were able to build the shelter of which Dr. Jaynes had dreamed, in the community where she had spent 40 years caring for homeless animals. SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, officially moved in to the new shelter in December 2015.

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South Carolina Animal Care and Control Association - SACCA's mission is to promote the professionalism of our the animal care and control industry through training and networking opportunities for its members. To educate and train animal welfare and control personnel and any other individuals or organizations having related interests. To share knowledge and skills for the mutual benefit and support of professional organizations and groups involved in similar programs. To provide a liaison with other professional organizations and groups involved in similar programs in order to benefit from their expertise. To provide guidance and promote professionalism to the public, officials of City, County and State levels in dealing with animal care and control challenges. To affect positive change and promote best practices with in our field. To support efforts to promote legislation that protects pets in our communities.

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San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Our lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable shelter animals from being euthanized. We are a private, independent, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. With campuses in El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona and San Diego, we provide animal services for 14 cities within San Diego County. We not only care for more than 40,000 animals in our communities annually, but also share the expertise we have gained through our innovative programs with shelters nationwide, so they can save more lives in their communities. While our influence is expanding nationally, our top priority is meeting the needs of San Diego. We provide exceptional care for all animals through world-class veterinary medicine, shelter and most of all: love. Our commitment is to continue keeping healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized while we expand our innovative programs to help other shelters locally and across the country Stay at Zero euthanasia. We are deeply committed to meeting the varied needs of animals and the people who love them. But we can’t do it without the generosity of our friends in the community – friends who know that when they donate to San Diego Humane Society, they are making extraordinary work possible. As an independent nonprofit organization not affiliated with any other humane society or Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals, philanthropy is crucial to our mission, providing more than 40% of our budget each year.

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Seattle Dogs Homeless Program is a 501c3 nonprofit street outreach program that helps homeless dogs in the city of Seattle. It's ironic that I started out on theses very streets in the 80s and was a part of a documentary about homeless youth, now here I am 32 years later helping those living in homelessness on the very streets that I began on long ago. Seattle Dogs started in 2014, one bag, one paw at a time, we handed out pet food. After having lost our own home and dealing with homelessness with our 4 dogs, we understood the obstacles, needs and necessities of these dogs and their humans. We had no idea when we started this that we would grow and become what we are today, and we look forward to learning and growing as we navigate our way through the needs of our city. Diagnosed with stage 4 liver disease I truly felt the need to continue with this program so with a prayer, some hope, a dream, a spouses unwavering support and amazing donors we've continued to move forward and help pets in need by providing food, supplies, vet care, boarding and rescue.

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Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane proudly promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need. We are one of the region’s leaders in animal adoption, education and welfare. Watch this video to hear how Seattle Humane is more than a shelter – we are a community resource center, providing adoption services, a pet food bank and support for pet owners, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and wellness exams, humane education for all ages and more. Our work is made possible by the support of a generous community, and through our outreach, advocacy and services we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. In 2022, we are celebrating 125 years of saving lives and completing families. Learn more about our rich past and present, and our vision for the future at seattlehumane125years.org. Seattle Humane is also proud to share our Storyline, an aspirational document intended to paint a clear picture of our five-year strategic vision and where we see ourselves in 2026 and beyond. Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography. We believe everyone deserves a chance to experience the love of a pet and the lifelong benefits of the human-animal bond. With this lens, we will continue to expand our programs and services to impact as many lives as possible. Throughout history, the human-animal bond has played a pivotal role in creating our communities and culture. There is a direct link between human welfare and animal welfare—all life has value. Systemic issues of inequality and inequity create the pipeline of pets that come to Seattle Humane in need of care and shelter. Animals often end up in shelters due to housing inequities, lack of access to quality veterinary care, and people having to make tough decisions like choosing between an overdue bill and a beloved pet. These societal issues are created and sustained without equal access to quality education, community resources, good job opportunities, and the ability to build generational wealth.   Understanding that it’s all connected, we are committed to doing our part to break this cycle and build a culture of equity and inclusion in our organization and in animal welfare.  Seattle Humane is, and always will be, a safe place for people from all backgrounds and experiences to unite around a common goal of helping pets in need.  We believe in creating a community of support, showing empathy, understanding, respect, and kindness in our daily lives and in our work at the shelter. We are working to be a greater ally in this wonderful and diverse community we serve.

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Serving since 1919, the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society is an open admission 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that takes in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals that need tender loving care until they can find a permanent home. We help these animals find their permanent home, prevent animal cruelty and educate people on the humane treatment of animals. The SFAHS is 100% community-funded and is not affiliated with nor funded by any national humane societies or pet organizations, and we do not receive any financial aid from the city, state, or federal government. The funds for our organization are raised through donations and bequests, special events, adoption fees, and community fundraisers completed by generous people right here in our own communities. Our mission is to be a safe haven and human voice for all animals in need. We currently provide services to an area with over 250,000 people with humane officers outside Sioux Falls city limits, public low-cost microchipping, community pet food bank, and a reference library for pet tips. We are proud to host many amazing events throughout the year, provide tours and give the opportunity for service groups, and are continually amazed by the generous individuals to donate to our shelter every day. We are blessed to have a community that supports our mission through monetary donations, adoptions, food and wishlist donations, as well as volunteering their own hours to help us care for the animals in need and so many more ways.

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Shelter Animals Count is the trusted source for collecting and sharing credible and accessible data to positively impact animals and communities. Shelter Animals Count sets industry-wide standards through collaborative input. Thousands of shelters and rescues voluntarily enter their data into The National Database. Data are publicly available and allow for detailed analysis not previously possible. A variety of attempts were made over the past few decades to create a platform for shelter data reporting – from Asilomar Accords and Live Release Rates, to Naked Data – much has been learned. There was strong desire to come together as an industry and create a standardized database system to collect baseline information nationally. So in late 2011, a cross-section of animal welfare agencies banded together to create and share The National Database that would enable the measurement of progress in animal welfare, inspire life-saving collaboration and have a positive impact over pet homelessness over time. This steering committee outlined a vision and in the Fall of 2012, adopted a formal governing Board of Directors and incorporated Shelter Animals Count, a neutral, independent non-profit created to share and steward The National Database of sheltered animals that provides facts and enables insights to save lives.

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Since 1939, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has been dedicated to its mission: support animals, save lives, spread compassion. We are northern New Mexico’s largest open-admission, no-kill shelter. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our federal tax ID # is 85-6000484. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter focuses on accessible spay and neuter programs in an effort to beat animal population at its core. Creative adoption efforts and dozens of programs provide support for marginalized animals and work to place homeless animals into loving families. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Santa Fe and the Bureau of Land Management, the main Shelter is housed on a 100-acre campus complete with walking trails and play yards for daily enrichment for our Shelter residents, as well as single and multi-use public dog parks. Come visit our facilities to experience how Santa Fe cares for its animals, or take a virtual tour instead. The Shelter is not just a place to adopt an animal or to find a missing one, but a place to visit over and over again. This is your Shelter, built by this community – a place to find joy with the animals.

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The Association of Shelter Veterinarians seeks to improve the health and well-being of animals in shelters through the advancement of shelter medicine. The ASV brings shelter veterinarians together to share and learn from each other, setting guidelines for shelter animal care and spay & neutering, promoting the teaching of shelter medicine in veterinary colleges, serve as a resource to other professional organizations (AVMA, USDS, etc.) on legislative or regulatory issues pertaining to animal care and welfare in group housing facilities. Over the last 20 years, ASV has achieved notable advancements in the field of veterinary shelter medicine. This timeline represents those advancements. As we grow, we will continue to update our guidelines and educational platforms to evolve long into the future.

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The first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was organized in England in 1824, primarily to prevent the abuse of carriage horses in the days before automobiles. Horses were driven through freezing cold winters and stiflingly hot summers, often with little food, water or rest. The carriage drivers were interested only in making as much money as possible and would beat the horses if they refused to or were unable to pull the carriages. The first SPCA helped to pass laws that regulated the carriage-horse business. With this success, the Society expanded to include dogs and other animals in its fight against cruelty. The first American SPCA was started in 1866 in New York City. There are now SPCAs all over the U.S., and indeed, all over the world. SPCA International was founded in the U.S. in 2006. The mission of our organization is simple but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. The majority of local SPCAs and humane societies around the world are not affiliated with national organizations, as most people may presume. Therefore, SPCA International seeks to develop and utilize a worldwide network that both supports independent animal groups and promotes the safety of animals. SPCA International strives to assist the growth and impact of independent shelters through alliance building, information networking, national and international programs. In 2007, SPCA International launched our first major shelter initiative – Shelter of the Week (later renamed the Shelter Support Fund). SPCA International provides financial support at the local level by awarding grants to selected animal welfare organizations. These grants make a big difference to struggling shelters, in the U.S. and worldwide, and help to improve physical conditions, enhance spay and neuter programs and ultimately reduce euthanasia rates. From dog and cat rescues, to wildlife rehabilitation centers, to special needs recovery centers, to foster programs, SPCA International has extended support to shelters in every U.S. state, as well as to international organizations in over 60 countries. And our support continues to expand. SPCA International founded our second major initiative, Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide, at the request of many U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This program provides veterinary care, clearance and transport for animals that U.S. service members befriend during deployment. Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide is an expensive and logistically challenging program, but it does more than save the lives of these animals; it also brings comfort and peace of mind to our U.S. soldiers serving overseas and helps them cope when they return home. To date, SPCA International has helped hundreds of soldiers transport their animals out of the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and more. SPCA International also runs a variety of Education initiatives. Together with our partners, SPCA International provides humane education to thousands of people through printed material, online resources, school programs and in-person clinics. Through our website and email support, SPCA International staff and volunteers provide a global information and referral resource that assists animal guardians and advocates. As we forge ahead, SPCA International continues to expand the scope of programs, launch new initiatives, increase the size and volume of shelter grants awarded and expand education programs. This small international organization is making a big difference in the lives of animals throughout the world.

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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa Bay is the only non-profit, animal welfare agency that runs an open-admission For-All animal shelter and veterinary center in Pinellas County. The SPCA Tampa Bay animal shelter in Largo cares for nearly 7,000 animals annually that have been surrendered by their owners, along with injured wildlife. Plus, our pet hospital in St. Pete provides pet health care for dogs and cats! SPCA Tampa Bay cares for dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotic animals, and livestock like goats and pigs. Animals receive immunizations, medical care, enrichment and loving care while they live at our shelter. Our adoptions team and volunteers work to match families with animals that are a good fit with the family’s home, lifestyle and personalities. Every animal receives compassionate care, regardless of its breed or size. Our Vision is to create a community where every animal matters. Through passionate collaboration with our community, we transform the lives of animals. SPCA Tampa Bay is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit locally governed by a volunteer board of directors. Like most U.S. animal shelters, we rely entirely on our program revenue and fundraising to sustain our operations, provide care for animals and serve the community.

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The SPCA of Wake County (SPCA Wake) helps pets and people in over half of the counties across NC through collaborative partnerships. SPCA Wake is an animal welfare agency headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Donations keep families together, make frontline rescue work possible, and save pets and people in crisis across NC. SPCA Wake is an independent, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization and shelter, Our mission is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Our vision is to create a humane community. Funded by charitable support, we provide vital community programs that pick up where local government agencies leave off. For 52 years, we have provided comprehensive support services to companion animals in need with sheltering, care and adoption services. We provide people-focused programs that keep families and pets together, including spay/neuter assistance programs, affordable access to basic pet vaccines and preventative care, delivery of pet food and supplies for home-bound, low-income seniors, professional pet behavior assistance, disaster relief and response efforts, and youth education programs that promote empathy. The SPCA of Wake County operates two separate animal shelters and each facility serves a different purpose. The SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, built in 2003, is located at 200 Petfinder Lane in Raleigh and provides pet adoption, public education, and pet supplies through its on-site retail store. The Adoption Center location does not accept incoming animals. The SPCA Admission Center, built in 1971, at 327 Highway 70 East in Garner, accepts incoming animals from the public by appointment only. We also transfer as many animals as possible from the Wake County Animal Center, as well as other animal sheltering organizations around the area. Limiting intake allows the SPCA to effectively manage its shelter capacity and prevent the euthanasia of homeless animals for reasons such as space or time. The SPCA opened The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic adjacent to the SPCA Pet Adoption Center in 2009. The clinic provides sterilization surgery for all SPCA animals prior to adoption, as well as pets owned by the public. Because the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act prevents us from providing services to owned animals, the physical clinic space is leased to a veterinarian who operates the clinic independently, but in collaboration with, the SPCA.

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The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue healthy and treatable dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia, nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes, and reserve euthanasia for those animals, in a veterinarian's professional opinion, who are in a state of terminal suffering or have been determined aggressive. Rosie Ellis is shelter founder as well as its Executive Director. From the very first kitten she rescued, she put her heart and soul into rescue. As an industry peer recently said, Rosie was rescuing before ‘rescue’ was even a thing. She has such an incredible connection with animals and never seems to tire or grow weary of working on their behalf. Even to this day, although she has likely been part of rescuing tens of thousands of at-risk dogs and cats, she can’t share a story about animals at the shelter without coming to tears. A longtime resident of Indianapolis’ Southside, Rosie started rescuing stray kittens in her home in 1987 and in 1994 she and her son purchased the property where the shelter current resides. After receiving her 501(c)3 status in 1995 and winning zoning approval, she and her staff starting building what you see today as Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter. She has always been and continues to be an active member of the rescue and shelter community and works collaboratively with other leaders to reduce the suffering and pain of Indianapolis’ at-risk dog and cat community. Rosie received the Channel 6 Leadership Award for the work she’s done with companion animals, in 2009, Southside Animal Shelter received the Belle Award from WFYI, Planet Soul and Puddlejump Pictures and continues to receive local recognition for her work on behalf of Indianapolis’ animal population. Without fundraising or marketing staff and not having any city contracts, Southside has always depended upon adoption fees, donations from Southside’s wonderful and supportive community as well as and the support of grants. Although Rosie has often donated her own money as well as her time, some years it has been difficult to make ends meet. Somehow though, as Rosie says, “we always find a way and something always comes through… often at just the right time.” Southside has long been a family affair, with Rosie’s husband and son and daughter-in-law as her number one fans. Whether it was their support as board members, with dollars or with in-kind services, the Ellis family has always been standing right beside Rosie in her quest to save as many animals as she could. In addition to the importance of family, longtime staff and volunteers have been critical to Southside’s ability to rescue, rehabilitate and place at risk dogs and cats. Ultimately though, Rosie knows it isn’t just Rosie, her staff or her volunteers that make the most difference, it is instead the entire rescue community that together are making progress and improving the lives of so many. How long will Rosie keep at it? Her answer? “…for as long as the good Lord allows me to walk.”

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Storm's Angels is a companion animal rescue located in Northeast Ohio. We work to rescue and rehabilitate companion animals and place them into homes. We are a volunteer run foster based companion animal rescue.Storm’s Angels was created in honor of the founder’s first dog “Queen Night Storm” who was rescued from a puppy mill. She ended up becoming diabetic and then slowly lost her eyesight and hearing as she aged. Storm lived 7 years as a diabetic and was managed at home. She developed degenerative myelopathy around 11 years old and was in a wheelchair until she passed away from bladder cancer at almost 14. Storm’s Angels saves companion animals in her honor. We focus on animals who are not considered adoptable. We work to rehabilitate these animals and place them into forever homes.

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Street Tails Animal Rescue began in 2001 as a one woman effort to literally save one dog at a time. Initially operating out of her pet store, The Chic Petique, founder Lindsay Condefer spent years pulling and adopting out one dog at a time. In 2010, with the help of friends and supporters, her dream to help even more dogs in need became a reality. The operation blossomed into its own location. Since then, the number of animals STAR has helped find loving homes has grown exponentially. Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless, unwanted and abandoned dogs in the Philadelphia area. Our goal is to pull local animals out of shelters and find them loving, forever homes. To us, rescue is about saving a life, and each animal’s life, no matter the cost, is worth saving. Since our animals often require extra care and support, covering the costs is our greatest challenge.

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The Rescued Dog is a non-profit, all-breed dog rescue in San Diego, CA. We consist of a network of fosters and volunteers dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs in need throughout California and Mexico. We are committed to placing dogs in loving, forever homes and educating adopters on the responsibilities of dog ownership. The Rescued Dog strives to work with local area shelters and other rescue groups to create a better world for homeless pets. The founders of The Rescued Dog forged our bond during our volunteer work together at a local dog rescue. We recognized in each other a mutual respect for our human friends and the dogs we were helping to rescue. When the time came to start our own rescue, our collective mission was clear: save at-risk dogs from high-kill shelters and place them in loving, forever homes for the benefit of the dogs and humans alike. We believe the best way to end pet overpopulation and animal cruelty is a unified front with local shelters, other rescue groups, and the community. While The Rescued Dog is currently a foster-based rescue, our long-term goal is to have a kennel and training facility, which will enable us to increase our number of rescues and take time to train and, if needed, rehabilitate dogs in need. The founders of The Rescued Dog are committed to saving the right dogs for the right people, and offering support and education to ensure a successful forever situation for both our dogs and the humans who adopt them.

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Top Dog Tips, a site that helps new and veteran dog owners make informed decisions about their pets' health, care and products based on advice from the experts. If you've ever tried to find information about training your newly adopted puppy, how to deal with a health problem of an aging dog or which type of pet product is worth investing in, then you know that a lot of the advice out there is conflicting or difficult to decipher. Top Dog Tips' mission statement is to provide dog parents with accurate and in-depth information on any canine related subject that is based on evidence, testing and years of experience. We try to provide all content straight from the horse's mouth, written by professionals – veterinarians, certified dog trainers, working pet groomers, animal scientists and industry insiders – in an easy-to-understand language. When it comes to pet supplies, our editors buy, test, review and rank them to ensure that whatever you choose to buy for your pooch is worth the cost. We're obsessed with everything “Dog,” so if you're after an extensive library of expert dog care, health, nutrition and product tips, then you've come to the right place!

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Maddie's Fund offers the industry a national voice, important funding opportunities, learning resources and easy access to network connect and share ideas to keep people and pets together. Maddie was a beloved Miniature Schnauzer whose unconditional love, loyalty and spirit inspired a revolution. Dave and Cheryl Duffield founded Maddie's Fund® in 1994 to honor their delightfully feisty dog. While playing together in the living room one evening, they made her a promise: If they ever had any money, they would use it to help companion animals and the people who love them, so they could experience the same joy they had with Maddie. The rest, as they say, is history. Dave and Cheryl made good on that promise after successfully launching several technology companies. In their lifetime, they have given more of their personal wealth to animal welfare than any other individuals. All thanks to Maddie. Achieving a no-kill nation today is not only possible, it’s inevitable. This outcome however did not always seem certain. When we look back at the movement’s start in the 1970s, we can appreciate just how far we’ve come to making no-kill a reality. Conversations held 40 years ago seem absurd today. They centered on the best way to kill shelter animals rather than ways to save them. The generally accepted method was a decompression chamber, the save rate was 12%, and no one wanted to talk about it. Practices and ideas from this time included: killing all females as a method of birth control; death was considered a "kindness"; and minimal veterinary care provided in the shelters. Volunteer programs were rare. Foster care practically nonexistent. And it was believed people with jobs shouldn’t have pets. In fact, the general attitude was the public couldn’t be trusted to adopt pets.

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Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million per year to about 347,000. That means there are still more than 950 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. By choosing to adopt a pet from a shelter, you are saving a life. Plus, no matter what type of dog or cat you're looking for, you're sure to find your new best friend at a shelter, where there are wonderful pets of every breed, size and age. You can also adopt from the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City. Each pet at the center comes from a Utah shelter and is vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped before going into a new home.

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To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a non-profit, all-breed, foster-based dog rescue operating in suburban Philadelphia, PA. Our mission is to rescue and find permanent homes for abandoned, stray and surrendered dogs in order to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals. Our vision is to make the right connections between our rescued dogs and families in order to give our dogs their final, happy, loving homes. TLC strives to be a valuable resource to our community by working with struggling dog owners and by providing education on responsible dog ownership including the importance of spaying/neutering, behavior training, heartworm testing & prevention, and microchip implanting. TLC was born in the spring of 2013 when our eight founding members decided they wanted to combine their collective experience in pet rescue and community service into one organization. We have a mutual passion, and a unified vision, for saving dogs as well as a thirst to educate the community on reducing the number of dogs needing rescue. At TLC, bonding with our dogs is very important. Rather than going to a shelter where they often become depressed and withdrawn, our dogs join us in our warm, comfortable homes where they thrive with attention and love. As soon as dogs arrive in our foster homes, we begin house training when necessary, and work on basic manners. Our dedicated foster families socialize and interact with the dogs to learn their strengths and understand their challenges. It is important to evaluate personality and temperament of our dogs to better facilitate placement in homes in which their needs and the family’s lifestyle and experience are in alignment. Our dogs receive an enormous amount of love and the medical attention necessary to ensure good health. TLC dogs are spayed or neutered, and brought up to date on shots appropriate for their age. They are also microchipped prior to being placed in their new homes. It is our goal to connect devoted families to loving dogs in need of their everlasting home. We believe in being very honest with our potential adopters and we present everything we learn about our rescues in order to make sure we have a successful adoption. Additionally, TLC foster families and associated trainers will work with adoptive families to ensure a smooth transition and help facilitate additional support and training that may be needed to create and maintain a stable and happy home for our dogs. From puppies to seniors, there is a perfect dog out there for everyone. We pride ourselves on making the right connection between dog and family in order to give our dogs their final, joyful, loving home. Ultimately, our wish would be for empty shelters, so no dog is left behind… until they all have a home.

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The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a difference for animals and the people who love them. Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 140 years. WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. Our Federal Tax ID is: #39-0810533. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals. We receive no general government funding, and we are not part of any national umbrella organization. As the largest shelter in the state of Wisconsin, WHS offers the following specialized services: A comprehensive adoption program that matches 10,000 homeless animals with new families; there are no time or space limits for any animals in our adoption program. We receive nearly all the area's surrendered animals, as well as animals from local and state animal control facilities, and animals transferred from other shelters. We are the stray animal holding facility for municipalities in Racine, Brown, Door and Ozaukee Counties only. Affordable spay/neuter services open to the public at the WHS Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. A pet food bank to assist families with pets through tough financial times. Youth programs for children designed to teach compassion, respect, and care for animals. Outreach programming to serve families with pets in underserved areas. A foster program for animals in domestic violence situations. Dog training classes for dogs and puppies. A Wildlife Rehabilitation Center that provides rescue, rehabilitation, and release for 5,000 wild animals annually, at our Milwaukee Campus.

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VCA is committed to continuously improving the standard of care for our hospitals and veterinary medicine as a whole through the compassionate, high-quality primary care that we provide at our nationwide family of hospitals. At VCA, your pet’s health is our top priority, and excellent service to you is our goal. We’re a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Our technicians and support team members are all animal lovers who treat pets with the compassion and respect that they deserve. VCA has over 1,000 neighborhood hospitals and over 6,000 Veterinarians. To stay on top of the latest advances, every VCA Veterinarian completes 30 hours of continuing education a year--more than twice the industry standard. VCA Clinical Studies is dedicated to discovery and advancing veterinary medicine for longer, healthier lives of pets and people. Veterinary clinical studies allow VCA hospitals to stay at the forefront of veterinary care for your pet and give quality care to improve the lives of pets and understand disease, treatment outcomes, and quality of life.

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The Voorhees Animal Orphanage (“VAO”) is a 501-c-3, non-profit Municipal Animal Shelter dedicated to providing shelter, food and medical care to stray and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found. We are an open-intake animal shelter serving 26 municipalities in Southern New Jersey, 19 of which are in Camden County. Although the Voorhees Animal Orphanage serves more than half of Camden County, NJ, we do not receive any operational or financial support from the County. The only income we receive are the monthly fees we receive from the municipalities that we serve, and adoption fees. Otherwise, we rely very heavily upon the generosity of charitable donations to help us meet our budget. We are also an Adoption Center. That means when space allows, we are able to rescue cats & dogs from over-crowded, high-kill shelters and rescues. We work with local, regional and national shelters and rescue groups, saving lives wherever and whenever we can. In 2019, we were able to save the lives of over 1,800 cats and dogs who made their way to our shelter. We have saved over 33,000 lives since our inception in 1988. We do not discriminate against any breed, nor do we turn an animal away due to medical conditions or age. Each and every animal in our shelter receives individual consideration and attention, regardless of the number of animals we may have in our care. We believe that every animal has the right home and family waiting for them. Our goal is to operate to meet or exceed a 90% live release rate (a.k.a., “No-kill”).

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Dog Is My CoPilot is a 501(c)3 that transports at-risk animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic regions where loving families are waiting. Peter E. Rork, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and lifelong pilot, co-founded the organization in 2012 with the goal of saving as many animal lives as possible. We work collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and individuals in fifteen western states to coordinate transports. We provide our air services at no cost to the shelters and adoption centers with whom we partner. Since our inception, we have helped save the lives of over 16,500 dogs and cats with our transport flights. Every year in the US, approximately 733,000 shelter pets are euthanized because there is no room for them in municipal shelters. We are working to reduce euthanasia rates by transporting animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other communities where loving homes are waiting to adopt the animals. We fly as many animals as possible in a single flight to maximize efficiency and do not charge partner organizations for our transport services. As opposed to long-distance ground transportation or the red tape of commercial flights, transporting animals by plane is efficient and affordable — just $100 per animal, per flight. Since its founding, we have grown from saving a few hundred lives a year to more than 5,000 annually. Our success is due supporters like you and our dedicated team of shelters, adoption centers, and volunteers. Throughout the year, Dog Is My CoPilot flies animals to safety from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other parts of our country. We fly from overcrowded shelters, primarily in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to destination animal adoption organizations located primarily in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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At PetMag our Mission is to provide you with detailed, honest, and most of all, helpful pet product reviews in order to simplify your shopping experience. The product selection process is split into two key components. The first part involves leveraging our expert reviewers’ personal experiences. Whether you’re looking for the best dog and cat products or fish and reptile products, our diverse team of reviewers has the experience necessary to point you in the right direction. Our reviewers are long time pet owners who have seen it all! The second part of our selection process is the data driven component. While our personal feelings towards a product are important, it is essential to factor in user reviews about the product and brand to truly understand what’s best. Our review team analyzes user reviews for every product and brand on our website. This time-consuming, but incredibly important process includes aggregating reviews/feedback from reputable e-commerce sites, forums, YouTube and major beauty publications. We’re a diverse team of animal lovers with a penchant for pups and a fascination with felines. As pet owners, we know that all pets are part of the family. Whether you live with pooches, pussycats, rodents, or reptiles, we want to support them in living happy, healthy lives. Nothing tops our unwavering love for animals, but sharing all of our tips and tricks here at Pet Mag is a close second. We’re here to guide you through all of your pet care needs, like fighting fleas, picking grooming gloves, or simply hunting down the tastiest treats available.

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KeepPet is a global pet certification platform. We aim to provide pets and their owners with freedom of movement, access to a veterinary service and legal assistance anywhere in the world. The system is based on distributed database and blockchain technology. Thus, it gives immediate access to reliable and secure information about the animal anywhere in the world. KeepPet will be able to improve animals and their owners' life quality. KeepPet gives you the peace of mind that you have always wanted when it comes to giving your pet what they need, when they need it. KeepPet eliminates unnecessary visits in the middle of the night to the vet for a low cost. Relief for your heart, pet, and wallet in a hurry. In order to be a responsible pet owner, you need to have some knowledge about your pet’s health, nutrition, training. To make it happen, we collaborate with exceptional pet specialists: veterinarians, pet trainers, nutritionists, to deliver the latest and most reliable information to pet owners.

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WAGS is funded and run. WAGS is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is contracted by two cities with a predetermined estimated amount of money to care for the pets that would be brought in based on previous year’s data. In fact, the contract spans 3 years. It is not lucrative money but limited monies to care for the cities stray, lost and homeless animals. To point out, there are no extra funds to handle hoarder and puppy mill cases (at least in this contract). Additionally, possibly due to our good reputation, WAGS has already exceeded the number of pets brought to us in the contracted estimated number. Possibly, we have more pets on property than anticipated because we do our best to rehabilitate and care for animals under our roof. We sometimes assume we have more homeless and lost pets because of our philosophy of care. Overall, WAGS cares for about 400 pets on property on any given day. WAGS has many programs to help pets get adopted. Notably, We strive to provide great medical care. To emphasize, we use standard protocols for care of the pets and facility. With this in mind, we pride ourselves on keeping WAGS in clear order and renovate when ever we have the funds to improve a room or two. We have vast volunteer opportunities, sponsorship, and donation options. Also, We are always open to suggestions for improvement and welcome the community in daily.

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Woof Gang Bakery is a leading specialty retailer of pet food, pet-related supplies, and pet grooming, with more than 90 locations across the U.S. Woof Gang Bakery offers the very best in pet care by providing quality products at competitive prices and knowledgeable, caring customer service. Each Woof Gang Bakery location is a convenient, neighborhood store with connections to the local community. The company is committed to the well-being, health, and happiness of pets. In 2016, Woof Gang Bakery received the Retailer of the Year Franchise Award from Pet Product News, the Multi-Service Excellence Award from Pet Business Media and was ranked among the nation’s top retailers by Pet Business magazine. Recently, the company also was named the best overall multi-unit retailer by Pet Business Media and recognized by Pet Insight magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing pet chains. At Woof Gang Bakery, we know that pets are a part of our families, our faithful companions and they bring us great joy. We’ll help you show your love and appreciation for their unconditional affection and devotion.

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Canine Weekly – your trusted online resource for information about big dog breeds! Here, you’ll find everything you need to navigate the challenges and joys of large dog ownership. We cover every facet of pet care imaginable, including breed profiles, dog food, grooming, product reviews, and training. And we always do so while specifically focusing on large dog breeds. And by “large” we mean dogs that are at least 50 pounds. We hope that small-dog owners still find our content helpful, but we want to be perfectly clear: We are big-dog people! You’ll only find accurate, relevant and thorough pet-care information here at Canine Weekly. Every article we publish is written or reviewed by a dog owner or an experienced pet-care professional. In addition to dog owners, our articles are written by a community of professional groomers, trainers, veterinarians, kennels staff and retail pet employees. All of our content is reviewed by our senior content editor prior to publication. This helps to ensure all of the information provided is accurate and focuses on the specific needs of large dogs. We don’t ask you to take our word for it and we help you dig deeper. You’ll find that many of the facts contained in our articles are linked to credible universities or veterinary resources, which allows you to verify them yourself and research the subject more thoroughly if you like. We hope that by implementing these three key principles, we can better serve our readers and provide a trusted resource for all of your large-dog needs and questions.

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Wings of Rescue is the biggest air transporter of at-risk shelter pets in the world. We are unique in that in a matter of hours we are able to fly a large number of dogs and cats on long distance flights to markets in need of adoptable pets. At Wings of Rescue all our pets are examined by licensed veterinarians and issued health certificates prior to their boarding our planes. Our precious cargo is treated with the utmost care, respect and safety and our pets arrive healthier and less stressed than those transported on land transports. Pets transported long distances by land are all too often not taken out of their kennels for potty breaks and arrive stressed and sick. The average length of stay for a pet transported by Wings of Rescue in his/her receiving shelter is 3 1/2 days before they are adopted into wonderful loving homes.

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Hey there! My name is Jill and I am the girl behind CharityPaws. CharityPaws is a digital magazine and community focused on helping the animal welfare community by providing tools and resources for shelters/rescues to raise money, improve marketing and inspire change. I also focus on helping animal lovers by providing pet industry news, products and creative ways they can help their local shelters and rescues. I have been a passionate advocate for many years and thought having an outlet like this would be useful to the animal welfare community and allows me to give back! I have volunteered at rescues, as a NJ pet photographer I have spent countless hours photographing pets for adoption and fundraisers and am an active member of several animal communities. I am the mom of Cleo, a rescued American PitBull Terrier and Snoopycat – whom is also a rescue! I also was a proud mom to (2) pittie sisters Ginger and Riley who passed, but forever live on in my heart. My ultimate goal is to give back, whether via donations – free downloads or with great resources to help animal welfare organizations succeed. I have a huge desire to help bring awareness to important issues and inspire others to get involved to make change, so the world can be a better place for animals!

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At Doggie Designer our mission is to create a better world for dogs and their owners. We do this by bringing you the very best dog-care resources so that you can better care for your four-legged friends. Doggie Designer enlisted a pair of practicing veterinarians, Dr. Joanna Woodnutt and Dr. Beth Arnold, to handle your most pressing health-related issues in Ask a Vet. They will personally review your question and provide you with their expert opinion in as much detail as possible. We provide a complete index of all the wonderful dog breeds and mixes that we cover on this website. So much work has gone into compiling this definitive list of dog breeds over the years, so we really hope that you find our special reports on each dog breed useful. We give Dog Food and Nutrition advice as deciding what you can and cannot feed your four legged friend is a crucial decision that you make every single day. Not everyone has the time to take their dogs to a local training class to teach them basic commands or obedience. It’s 2020, and everything is online now, including dog training websites and courses you can take in order to train your dog — all from the comfort of your own home, on your own time. We have put together a list of the top 20 dog training sites and courses this year, so you can maximize your time and energy into a program that really works.

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PetBridge saves lives with our animal shelter software and pet adoption apps. Shelters across the United States use our innovative pet adoption portals to successfully match pets to families. This results in less crowded shelters, more lives saved, and animals finding “forever homes” at faster rates! PetBridge is built and powered by Baseline Creative. Features include: Real-time database feeds and rehoming. Mobile Pet Adoption for iOS and Android, pet alerts, electronic kennel cards and lost and found poster generator. PetBridge helps shelters stay less crowded, while finding happy homes for animals. PetBridge is passionate about helping shelter animals find “forever homes.” With our animal shelter software and pet adoption apps, we use your shelter’s existing intake database to match pets with the perfect owner. Our pet adoption portals make it possible for shelters to showcase animals in real time by displaying video, images, and “Meet-Your-Match” data without any duplicate data entry required. Your shelter’s pet listings are automatically sent to more than 100 different national websites, which dramatically improves the likelihood of your animals finding a loving family.

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Petco Love was founded in 1999, formalizing Petco's longstanding commitment to animal welfare. Over the years, we've served as a leader and valued partner in animal welfare, always focusing on one thing: Creating a better world for animals and the people who love and need them. In April 2021, we took the next step in our lifesaving mission and adopted a new name, Petco Love. We will continue to lead the way every day to harness the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier--and create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized. Together with our animal welfare partners, more than 1,500 Petco stores and animal lovers across the country, we're making a difference in the lives of animals. Together we find a way to harness the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. With $300 million invested, we’re creating a lifesaving nation. Since 1999, we've invested $300 million in lifesaving animal welfare work across the country. With more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference in the lives of animals. Through our adoption efforts in more than 1,500 Petco stores nationwide, we've brought more than 6.5 million pets together with loving families. And we're just getting started.

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Care Animal Hospital, founded in 1987 by Dr. Richard Kane, is Hillsborough County’s largest full service mixed animal veterinary facility. Their Brandon (FL) animal hospital provides a comprehensive range of veterinary services for large and small animals of all species all over the Tampa Bay Area. From dogs and cats, to birds, reptiles, large and small exotics, pocket pets, horses, goats, pigs, zoo animals and everything in between, they will treat them all. Care Animal Hospital offers much more than dog vaccinations or cat vaccinations. They are advocates for overall animal health. Their highly trained staff of veterinarians and technicians enjoy the challenge of difficult or unusual cases. The Care Animal Hospital is a leader in assessing and diagnosing a problem, illness or disease. Once diagnosed, they make a determination as to whether your animal would be best treated on-site at their facility or referred to a specialist.

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The goal of the Humane Society of the United States is to create a world where people and animals thrive together. If you work or volunteer with animals –whether you’re a shelter staffer, rescue volunteer, animal services officer, community cat advocate, wildlife rehabber, cruelty investigator, equine protector or veterinary professional– they want to help you make that a vision a reality in your community. HumanePro helps you support pet owners and others in your communities and save more animals’ lives. They work with shelter directors and other community leaders to bring you the best ideas, tested strategies and lifesaving insights from organizations around the country and the globe. While experts throughout the HSUS contribute to HumanePro, their core team includes advocacy journalists and former shelter directors, cruelty investigators, animal services officers, rescue group leaders and nonprofit board members with a wealth of experience navigating the challenges you face. Just like you, they live and breathe animal protection every day. Together, let’s shape the future of animal welfare.

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Founded in 1876, the SPCA Serving Erie County is the second-oldest humane society in the USA. As the view and treatment of animals have changed over time, so too have their efforts. However, their commitment to providing care and compassion to all animals in need has never wavered. In the late 1800s, the organization helped horses and other animals working on the Erie Canal. In the early 1900s, as more animals started living in homes as pets, their work played a more prominent role in the lives of dogs and cats. Today, as their community’s impact on the environment grows, they see more wild animals needing assistance to survive. The SPCA Serving Erie County is a place for animals who, in their greatest time of need, have nowhere else to turn. We invite you to learn more about our organization and how you can help put an end to animal cruelty. The SPCA promises to transform the lives of animals in Erie County, NY and beyond –whether neglected, beaten, starved, abandoned, injured, or unwanted. The SPCA Serving Erie County continues to grow and carry out their mission thanks to loyal, dedicated people. People who know the love and affection of a pet. People who care about homeless animals. People who will not tolerate animal abuse and cruelty.

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Pawp gives you unlimited 24/7 access to licensed vets & a $3,000/year pet emergency fund. It’s like pet insurance, but better. You’re covered in any emergency, big or small. Caring for your pet is expensive — Pawp is committed to making it affordable for everyone. We handpick our pet experts who are best-in-show at veterinary care and who have the patience, experience, and understanding needed to help you and your pet. We built our telehealth clinic to be lightning fast to get you connected to a vet with the shortest wait times possible — no appointments required. Our vets always have your back. We want to give all pet parents the peace of mind of knowing they have expert, on-demand pet care at their fingertips 24/7.

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24/7 pet care, from anywhere! Airvet enables pet parents like you to get live help and advice from your veterinarian or other Airvet network veterinarians right when you need it! Start a video call, send a message, upload photos/videos and talk to a vet! We believe that pet care should extend beyond the walls of an office to support your pet's health wherever you are. Each Airvet™ veterinarian is licensed and board-certified to ensure the highest standards of pet care. If you’re a veterinarian, use Airvet and offer the same telehealth experiences that your clients are getting in human medicine. Engage with your own clients (or with pet parents from across the country) via video and real-time chat to drive clinic revenue and create a continuity of care never achievable before, all while becoming a part of the most innovative veterinary community.

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Insurance covers the unexpected illness and injuries for your dog or cat. Plans provide financial protection in case your pet should ever need medical care. Wagmo offers one plan and three different ways of paying for it. Choose the price that fits your budget, we’ll take care of the rest. Wagmo pays up to 100% of the bill after your deductible. No more mystery bills, no more surprise loopholes. With Wagmo, you will always know exactly how much you owe. After all, we’re here to help you– not confuse you. A monthly wellness plan that will reimburse Wagmo members for routine care services that keep pets healthy and happy. Unlike insurance, Wagmo Wellness plans reimburse you for the routine care that you are already doing for your pet. Our pet Wellness plan includes things like vet visits, grooming, and more. A Wagmo Wellness membership includes all the essentials to keep your furball healthy from day one. Wagmo coverage includes all wellness exams and routine physical exams. Including mobile exams and in-home care as well. Reimbursement is subject to a maximum annual limit as outlined in the membership agreement. New pet parents, we're looking at you! Wagmo covers routine vaccines and booster shots. Reimbursement is subject to a maximum annual limit as outlined in the membership agreement. Keep your pet healthy by staying ahead of their health. Coverage includes all routine bloodwork. Things like standard blood panels, CBC and more. Reimbursement is subject to a maximum annual limit as outlined in the membership agreement.

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We’ve redefined dog training here at the Zoom Room, where you and your dog will develop skills you never dreamed possible. Zoom Room dog training classes are specially designed to encourage dogs to build confidence and success as they master new behaviors in a simple, step-by-step process. And we utilize only positive dog training methods, which your entire family can easily practice and embrace. We don't train dogs. We train the people who love them. Our indoor dog gym and dedicated canine event center provide the perfect place for you to play, learn and get fit with your pup in the good company of like-minded dog owners. We offer classes in agility, obedience and puppy classes, plus enrichment offerings like dog tricks, Pup-lates®, Canine Cross-Training®, Urban Herding, Therapy Dog, and Shy Dog classes ideal for rescues.

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PackHire’s job search platform is the perfect meeting place for jobseekers and employers in the pet world. PackHire was created by pet people for pet people. We believe that animal lovers should have their own place to search for jobs that cater to their skills, background and interest in working in pet care. Say goodbye to poor and irrelevant search results and expensive membership fees. Now you can easily browse various categories and positions that interest you and perform focused searches with pawsome results… for free! Do you love working with pets or do want a career where you can showcase your talents in an industry you are passionate about? Look no further! PackHire is an employment search platform connecting businesses in the pet care industry with candidates seeking careers in pet care. Companies just post jobs and candidates can search open positions, post resumes, and apply directly! The global pet care market is expected to reach 202 billion by 2025 as a result of people around the world embracing the pet-owning and pet-loving lifestyles to a far greater extent as compared to previous generations. Our favorite pet supply and service companies in retail, ecommerce, healthcare, insurance, grooming, training, daycare, walking/sitting and non-profits are hiring at lightning speeds to keep pace with the demand to care for our furry, slimy, and slithery friends. Why not find your dream job today?

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We know nothing compares to coming home to a wiggle butt or waking up to soft purrs. We want every pet to have the best care, but know it can be hard when vet visits are often only once or twice a year. Our stomachs drop when we don't know if their ear scratching is excessive or if behavior changes are a sign of something more serious. We spend hours finding the best paw wax for winter ice, or looking into raw food and multivitamin combos for their long term joint health. Until now, our best option was often going to the emergency vet. Our founders, Eric and Zubin, have been there as pet parents themselves. The idea behind Fuzzy began when Zubin rushed his pup Mo to the emergency vet. After 7 stressful hours, he left with a $2500 bill, only to learn the luxated patella could have been treated at home. Always available via 24/7 Live Vet Chat, our Fuzzy vet team can help with all issues - big or small. Through curated, vet-recommended health supplements and a mobile app that personalizes pet care, help is just a click away.

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Karan Dalal and Arnuv Tandon founded PetCode in May 2020, and the origins of the idea were unconventional to say the least. After bouncing ideas off one another at length in a Snapchat group chat, the idea of a QR tag that virtualized pet information surfaced. Karan and Arnuv fell in love with the concept, and expanded it to incorporate a suite of features that assuage the difficulties of pet management. Our team has been working tirelessly for the past 8 months to build PetCode, and we’re ecstatic to finally introduce this ultimate, all-in-one pet management system. Our passionate high school team hails from across North America and is composed of skilled, passionate individuals committed to bringing users the best experience possible.

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