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    Clear the Shelters: Stay Home and Foster

    #StayHomeAndFoster is a national effort created by in partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters™ campaign and sponsored by the US Animal Health Business of Boehringer Ingelheim to provide a solution to the countless homeless pets at risk of being euthanized due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For individuals who are able to welcome...

  • pet fostering Apr 4

    Pet Fostering Takes Off as Coronavirus Keeps Americans Home

    Animal shelters across the U.S. say they’ve placed record numbers of dogs, cats and other animals as people suddenly find themselves stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • clear the shelters Apr 2

    Pet of the Week – Max

    The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Pet of the Week is Max. And in this corner weighing forty-seven pounds and full of energy we have Max the Pit Bull! This eleven month old neutered male pup loves to play and is looking for a new home that will keep him occupied with lots of entertaining activities. Max is still...

  • animal shelters Mar 30

    Animal Shelters Urge You to Have a Plan For Pets During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Alameda and Contra Costa animal shelters have united to ask the community to please make a plan for their beloved companion animals. With a COVID-19 peak expected in the San Francisco Bay Area, hospitals and medical providers are preparing to meet an overwhelming demand for medical assistance and hospital stays. Public animal shelters are preparing as well. Though this illness…

  • Pets Mar 26

    #StayHomeAndFoster Helps Pets in Need During Coronavirus

    Animal shelters are facing a new set of challenges during the coronavirus pandemic as shelter-in-place and mandatory stay-at-home orders are impacting homeless pets and animal adoption services.

  • coronavirus Mar 26

    Organization Helps to Connect Shelter Pets with Homes During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Shelter pets may be a great companion as a foster or adoption as you are staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. “Stay Home and Foster” is working to help people connect with shelters and foster animals while maintaining proper social distancing.

  • clear the shelters Mar 26

    Pet of the Week – Tilapia

    Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Pet of the Week is Tilapia. Tilapia has been waiting to be adopted for almost three years now. Tilapia is not only independent, playful and gorgeous, she’s also supremely intelligent. She’s the type of cat who would have graduated with honors from Cambridge University and speak five languages. Tilapia is a four year old...

  • clear the shelters Mar 19

    Pet of the Week – Petunia

    The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Pet of the Week is Petunia. Life is better with a dog.  Especially a dog who doesn’t believe in social distancing.  Meet Petunia, a spayed female three year old Chihuahua mix.  She wants nothing better than to close the distance between herself and her favorite humans.  She cuddles, she snuggles, and she kisses. ...

  • clear the shelters Mar 12

    Pet of the Week – Chase

    The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Pet of the Week is Chase. Black and white tuxedo cat Chase is already dressed to the nines and ready to come home with you.  This debonair four year old neutered male feline is a looker for sure and his affectionate purrsonality is likely to steal your heart forever.  Chase is calm, cool...

  • NBC Jul 26, 2017

    Do Pets Grieve?

    Animal experts say pets often process loss in a manner similar to humans. In a recent newsletter published by the Funeral Consumer Alliance of Maine, researcher Jessica Pierce says a growing body of research into ‘animal thanatology’ suggests common pets such as dogs and cats seem to share with humans many behavioral reactions to death, such as mourning and rituals...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. May 15, 2017

    Operation ‘Git-Meow’ Rescues Feral Cats from Gitmo

    A South Carolina couple is giving 25 feral cats from Guantanamo Bay a forever home in the Carolinas with Operation Git-Meow. Glynn Meade, who spearheaded Operation Git-Meow, said there are more than 500 feral cats in Gitmo.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 9, 2017

    ’Office Cat’ Fostering Program a Purr-fect Success

    Cedar Bend Humane Society is offering a “Office Cat” program where pet friendly businesses are encouraged to hire (foster) temporary workers (cats) to fill in positions of “Office Cat” until a permanent position (adoption) can be secured.

  • clear the shelters Aug 6, 2018

    Think Outside the Box When Adopting a Pet: Pigs Need Love, Too!

    If you’re considering a new pet for your family, the New Hampshire SPCA is asking that you think outside the box when considering adoption. The shelter has several potbelly pigs that need new homes and more pigs are being surrendered every week.

  • clear the shelters Aug 8, 2017

    Breed Quiz: What Kind of Dog is Best for Your Lifestyle?

    There are a million reasons why people love dogs. They make great companions, provide a slew of the health benefits and love unconditionally. Yet, there are lots of valid reasons why some people opt out of bringing home a furry friend. From cramped living quarters, to allergies, to busy work schedules and social lives, caring for a dog is a...

  • clear the shelters Jul 19, 2017

    Pet-o-nomics: The Cost of Owning a Dog or Cat

    Dogs are known to help reduce stress and teach family members lessons in responsibility — but dog ownership demands fiscal responsibility, too. The costs of bringing an animal into your home go far beyond any initial adoption fee, which will be waved or significantly reduced at hundreds of shelters around the country on August 18 for Clear the Shelters.

  • Jul 13, 2017

    9 Animals You Didn’t Know You Could Adopt

    Ferrets and dragons and goats, oh my! Although dogs and cats remain by far the most common pet to rescue and adopt, other kinds of animals do end up in shelters. From farm animals to small rodents and even reptiles, there’s plenty of options if you’re looking to bring home a different kind of furry — or scaly — friend….

  • Jun 20, 2016

    11 of the Best Dog Breeds for Senior Citizens

    A friendly dog can make the perfect sidekick for a senior citizen. According to PetBreeds, these 11 breeds are hardy and cheerful, making them excellent companion dogs. They are also highly intelligent and can be trained to assist less able-bodied owners.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 15, 2018

    Mother Dog Found Tied Up In Park Finally Has A Real Home

    Layla Mae, an American Bully dog, was found tied up in a park and appeared to have been abandoned by a breeder after she couldn’t have any more puppies. Her adopted mom Brooke is helping Layla Mae explore the world and showing the lovable pooch that she’s not a “throwaway mama.”

  • Miley Cyrus Aug 18, 2017

    Clear the Shelters: Celebrity Pets

    Singer Miley Cyrus, actor Justin Theroux, host Mario Lopez and actress Lori Loughlin share heartwarming stories with People magazine about their shelter pets.

  • Facebook Mar 30, 2017


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