— After struggling with his own mental health, founder David Rogers committed himself to advocating for dogs facing such challenges.
— "The Walking Dead" star has joined The Majority Project, a photo campaign to change negative perceptions of Pit Bulls and their owners.
— Edna's of Asheville takes its name from the owners' prized Pug, who greets customers and helps out with animal rescue fundraisers.
— After adopting a resource-guarding Basset-Hound Lab from Wayside Waifs, Greg Connally found a delicious way to thank the group.
— The tragic case of domestic-abuse victim Christy Mack got me thinking about her dogs and the pets of other survivors; fortunately, one shelter has a way to help.
— The dog-loving seamstress will be in a celebrity gifting suite for Oscars attendees, giving her small business -- and Pit Bulls -- a ton of exposure.
— These one-day events introduce animal advocates to the art of lobbying -- so they can encourage their state legislators to support humane laws.
— The makers hire at-risk teens to work in the bakery, helping them to learn valuable work skills and overcome homelessness.
— Hope for Paws spotted a photo of the Tijuana stray on Facebook, crossed the border to pick her up, then sent Iggy north to a loving forever home.
— Through sales of pet products and Valentine's Day kits, Tito's Vodka helps Emancipet provide low-cost and free spaying and neutering services.
— Found Animals will award five $2,500 grants to spay/neuter groups that use the #50shadesofspay hashtag on Facebook this month.
— From retrofitting his vehicle into a Bully taxi to running rescue transports, this retired military vet is a true hometown hero!
— The Poodle mix with spinal issues needed a lot of help on his road to adoption, but it worked out in the end -- he now has his forever home.
— The guitarist/singer has a soft spot for older pups, and she will walk in a dog fashion show to benefit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.
— Owner Christine Iverson is baking dog treats to benefit animal rescues while encouraging others to do the same with her free downloadable bake sale kit.
— The rescue German Shepherd will appear in a Nicholas Sparks novel thanks to the calming influence he's had on his military family.
— Let's meet the selfless volunteers who take these infant guide-dog pups into their homes, train them, love them, and then let them go.
— The book by author Christina Capatides and illustrator Ryan Bauer-Walsh educates the earliest readers about shelter animals and second chances.
— The Belgian Malinois shows his friendly side to fans, showing that police dogs don't always have to be scary.
— When a small-town shelter in Georgia faced the possibility of euthanizing dogs to clear space, an angel army arrived, placing the dogs in foster homes.
— "It's not a formal refuge," says founder Mike Whitley. "We're just volunteers with the time, space, and love to share our home with dogs.”
— The cruel practice of using dogs as test animals is alive and well, and Beagles are one of the most popular breeds.
— The Poodle-Bichon Frise survived being thrown away to become a rescue star and a mascot for One Spirit, One World.
— We chat with founder jme Thomas, who hit on a great way to give dogs more exposure: Name them after rockers!
— Heidi Wagner writes, "I was blessed to have him in my life for two months and five days. In that short amount of time, he helped heal my heart."
— In the program, veterans train dogs to become service animals who will help them navigate post-war life.
— The Pit Bull was set on fire as a puppy, but brave Susie wouldn't give up on life -- or humans. Her story has changed animal-cruelty laws in North Carolina.
— The Dogo Argentino survived unimaginable brutality as a puppy, but went on to find a family and an international audience.
— From educating the public to hosting spay/neuter events, this North Carolina group is dedicated to saving Pit Bulls.
— The eco-friendly beds are a big hit with celebrities, including Jessica Alba, and Kari puts Greener Pup's profits toward the Ace of Hearts rescue.
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