Nice day for a cat wedding: Cats marry for charity – The News-Press

 Lou and Lily met at a picnic last year. They fell in love over a dish of chicken salad and a bowl of warm water. Months later, Lou proposed. Lily happily said “yes” — although she couldn’t quite fit the ring on her furry paw. Cat love can get …

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12 Days of Adoption Cheer with PetSmart Charities – Rocky from Atlantic City, NJ

Nonprofit PetSmart Charities works with more than 3,000 local adoption partners to facilitate roughly 400,000 pet adoptions each year.

This year alone, more than 1,000 pet adopters shared their uplifting adoption stories with PetSmart Charities on its website. They have chosen the top 12 that warmed everyones hearts the most and compiled them into a “12 Days of Adoption Cheer”.

Day 8 – Rocky from Atlantic City, NJ. Pet Parents: Sandy & Glenn Sorrentino

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Having three legs has never slowed Rocky down. If anything, it has had the exact opposite effect.

“He’s such a hoot,” said his pet parent, Sandy Sorrentino. “This dog believes he can do anything.”

Because Rocky was born with only three legs, he had a hard time winning hearts at his humane society in Grafton, W.Va. Thankfully, the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program took him on the ride of his life and brought him to Atlantic City, N.J., where he had a better chance of finding a forever home. It was there that Sandy first met Rocky, and after days of thinking about the puppy, she and her husband Glenn finally gave in to their love for him. They went back and officially adopted him, and now he spends his days running, playing and living a healthy life. Even though it took several months to find this special-needs dog a new home, nothing is missing from Rocky’s life now.
 

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Local miracle cat found after 5 months in the wilds of Maine – The Register Star

 Cat owners Gary and Wendy Spielmann of Kinderhook are calling their orange tabby, Rusty, “the miracle cat ” after surviving being lost and on his own in the wilds of Maine for five months. The Spielmanns describe themselves as “very lucky parents”.

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12 Days of Adoption Cheer with PetSmart Charities – Leo and Luca from Dallas, TX

Nonprofit PetSmart Charities works with more than 3,000 local adoption partners to facilitate roughly 400,000 pet adoptions each year.

This year alone, more than 1,000 pet adopters shared their uplifting adoption stories with PetSmart Charities on its website. They have chosen the top 12 that warmed everyones hearts the most and compiled them into a “12 Days of Adoption Cheer”.

Day 7 – Leo and Luca from Dallas, TX. Pet Parents: Radonna, Trevor & Ty Burns

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Losing a beloved family pet is always devastating. However, Radonna Burns knew that a new pet would help ease the grief that she and her sons, Trevor and Ty, were feeling after saying goodbye to their 11-year-old cat, Hobbes. When the family found Leo and Luca at a PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, everyone knew the two kittens were meant for Trevor and Ty (including the kittens themselves)! But they brought much more than comfort to a grieving family. Since bringing Leo and Luca home, Trevor and Ty have learned a valuable lesson in responsibility while taking care of them each day. And, to Radonna’s delight, her sons will now get to grow up with their sweet kittens as they go through the stages of life together.
 

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9 Reasons Science Says To Own A Dog

If this holiday season you’re thinking about welcoming a new furry friend into the family, consider a dog.

Loyal, protective, and always happy to see you, the dog has been a human companion for more than 18,000 years, making it one of the first domesticated animals in history.

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12 Days of Adoption Cheer with PetSmart Charities – Goose from Ontario, Canada

Nonprofit PetSmart Charities works with more than 3,000 local adoption partners to facilitate roughly 400,000 pet adoptions each year.

This year alone, more than 1,000 pet adopters shared their uplifting adoption stories with PetSmart Charities on its website. They have chosen the top 12 that warmed everyones hearts the most and compiled them into a “12 Days of Adoption Cheer”.

Day 6 – Goose from Ontario, Canada. Pet Parents: Charlene Miller & Isis Doyle

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Sometimes the right pet comes in an unexpected package. This was exactly the case for Charlene Miller and Isis Doyle as they searched for a small to medium-sized puppy to bring home with them. What they found instead was true love in the form of Goose, an 85-pound Perro de Presa Canario mix. One look and Isis knew Goose was the dog for Charlene and her, although past behavioral problems left Charlene a little skeptical. However, once the two interacted with him, the pup proved to be a perfect gentleman who was relaxed and calm. The couple decided they couldn’t leave without him. The puppy, now renamed Cairo, loves to take long walks and runs with his new pet parents. When he isn’t living an active lifestyle, Cairo can usually be found peacefully snuggled up with Charlene and Isis.
 

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