cat adoption

Adopt a dog or cat for the 4th of July

Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted on July 4, 1776; here are 27 adoptable animals who share their names with those who signed the document.

by DogTime
June 29th, 2015

Your Valentine may have four legs

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (February 14), and if you’re thinking of adding a pet dog or cat to your household, Best Friends Animal Society has a deal for you.

by DogTime
February 13th, 2015

Study results: Adopt or purchase a pet?

PetSmart Charities’ 2014 Shelter Pet survey reveals surprising results from the 3,000 pet dog and cat owners who participated — especially in regard to adoption.

by DogTime
October 13th, 2014

Saving lives starts with support, not shame

Editorial: Several outreach programs are working to help spay and neuter pets and keep them in homes and off the streets with non-judgmental tactics. And they’re working.

by Nina Stively
July 8th, 2014

Why mandatory spay and neuter laws don’t work

Editorial: “Okay, so we just force people to spay and neuter their pets to solve the overpopulation problem — that’ll work, right?” No, it won’t, and here are seven reasons why.

by Nina Stively
March 31st, 2014

Scare tactics, safety, and free to a good home

Editorial: The Internet doesn’t lack horror stories of pets who were given away, but with a little due diligence, you can ensure an unwanted pet finds a safe forever home.

by Nina Stively
March 5th, 2014

National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013

Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.

by DogTime
November 5th, 2013

How to tell a shelter pet’s age

Millions of dogs and cats are in shelters, but how are their ages determined when they first enter the facility? Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM, gives an answer.

by Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM
November 1st, 2013

Buying Is Not Rescue

Some think buying a puppy or kitten from a pet store is the same as rescuing it; it isn’t – in fact, doing so merely perpetuates a cycle of mill breeding and misery.

by Nina Stively
August 5th, 2013

Being a pet parent may cut risk of heart disease

New information released this week proves what the 70 million dog owners and 74 million cat owners in the United States already know: Owning a pet is good for the heart.In a scientific review conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA), one of the most trusted authorities on heart health, it was discovered that owning […]

by DogTime Staff
May 10th, 2013

Contact RescueGroups

Want to list your shelter’s dogs on list of available animals on our site comes from, a national organization that aggregates this information from rescue groups around the country. To list animals from your shelter with RescueGroups, contact them directly:• Link:• Email: [email protected]• Phone: (888) 805-5081 or (301) 805-5081About is a […]

by DogTime
December 20th, 2010
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