From "foster failure" to adoption success story, one family in Maine can't imagine its home without its furry friend. Last summer, Janice Ribeiro and her son, Sam, started feeling like they were ready to have a dog again. Their previous pet had passed away, and they wanted to ease back in to pet ownership. They decided to be a foster family for a dog at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.
A Massachusetts family has been reunited with their cat seven years after the furry feline went missing. "It was disbelief...even a couple of days later it was still disbelief that this cat was found and back home," said Dennis resident Rebecca Collins West.
When Kris Gamayo first adopted her pit bull, Moki, she knew easing her into life with her other animals - two guinea pigs - would be a process. At first, she'd keep Frida and Pandora, the guinea pigs, separated from Moki, before she eventually eased into letting the pittie sniff and lick them while they lie on her lap.
If you're considering a new pet for your family, the New Hampshire SPCA is asking that you think outside the box. The shelter has several potbelly pigs that need new homes and more pigs are being surrendered every week.
Do you have a hard time saying goodbye to your dog in the morning? If the answer is "yes," there's some good news for you. More and more companies are letting their employees bring their canine companions to the workplace. Save the Date: Help Clear the Shelters on August 18