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In great news for pound puppies everywhere, the ASPCA has opened the U.S.’ first dog Behavioral Rehabilitation Center. Located in Madison, N.J., the facility aims to help rescued dogs overcome mainly fear- and anxiety-related behavioral issues. Not only will the rehab center help pets find forever homes, it will also conduct important research on animal behavior.

The rehabilitation program works with a team of 10 people, including two behavior experts from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, where the facility is housed. Volunteers and staff will take charge of day-to-day tasks with the animals. After completing the Behavioral Rehabilitation Center’s program, rescued dogs will return to an animal shelter for placement in a forever home. Part of the ASPCA’s program involves following up with the pets, ensuring the animals’ recovery is successful.

“If they are hiding in the back of the cage and they are fearful, No. 1, they don’t have a good quality of life and, No. 2, they are not going to be selected for adoption and when they go home, they are not really prepared to be the family pet that adopters seek, so this is just a win-all-around,” says ASPCA President and CEO Heather Cammisa.

The ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center will take in shelter dogs from around the counter, along with rescues. Pets from puppy mills and hoarders will be the main beneficiaries, as they are more likely to suffer from fear and anxiety. The facility’s first dogs are due to arrive in a few days from shelters in the Pacific Northwest.

The ASPCA’s project is scheduled to take two years and handle around 400 dogs during its duration. Although the facility won’t directly have widespread impact on rescued dogs, it could lead to new methods of easing fear and anxiety in neglected animals.



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dog adoption

This shy one year old is sweet and quiet - won't you take her home today?

Speckles is a timid doggy with a spotted coat to match her name. Won’t you give this shy girl a forever home?

Suspected to be a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix, Speckles is one year old and an itsy-bitsy 14 pounds. At first she can be shy, but after a bit of petting she’ll be sitting in your lap! Speckles just wants a pet parent she can trust. Her vision is a little blurry in her left eye due to a bite injury. Speckles is fully healed now and does not let her injury stop her; she has no problems getting around and is okay around other dogs. A quiet home with lots of love would be best for Speckles. She is spayed, microchipped, fully vaccinated, and dewormed.

Contact Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption to meet Speckles today!

About the Adoption Group

Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption is an organization devoted to rescuing cats and dogs from all across Georgia. The group takes in animals from other shelters and local animal control, giving them a chance to find their forever home. All animals brought into the shelter receive exceptional medical care; those with behavioral needs are placed into foster homes in order to raise their spirits and give them some TLC. Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption also supports programs that pair animals with at-risk youth, the elderly, and veterans.

To donate or adopt your next pet from Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, please visit their website!



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A Great Pyrenees mix, McKool is a lovable pooch who would prefer a female pet parent with another canine companion.

McKool is a big boy with a big heart. Won’t you let this gentle giant into your home?

A Great Pyrenees mix, McKool is a good-sized dog who is still growing! He needs a pet parent who can take care of his exercise needs and preferably has a canine playmate for him. McKool loves car rides and long walks on the beach. This caring canine is also a big snuggler and will jump into bed with you – if you let him! McKool prefers women over men. He is neutered, fully vaccinated, and house-trained.

Contact Metroplex Mutts to meet McKool today!

About the Adoption Group

Metroplex Mutts is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization based in Dallas, Texas. The group does not have a single shelter and works from a network of foster homes. MM works to spay and neuter all incoming animals as well as evaluate their behavioral health in order to find them forever homes. Metroplex Mutts has educational outreach programs concerning spaying and neutering and fostering pets.

To donate or adopt your next pet from Metroplex Mutts, please visit their website!



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puppy adoption

This baby terrier mix is currently learning manners, house training, and crate training. Monroe will be a great family dog!

If Monroe isn’t one of the cutest puppies you’ve ever seen, then get your eyes checked! Are you in need of a little puppy love?

Only nine weeks old and five pounds, this terrier mix is currently learning house- and crate-training as well as doggy manners. Monroe is tolerant of other dogs and older children; she hasn’t met a cat yet, but the shelter can do a feline test. Coming from an overcrowded California shelter, Monroe needs a loving home with lots of attention. She loves playing with toys and socializing with other dogs and is very sweet and loyal. Monroe is spayed, partially vaccinated, microchipped, and given worm and flea treatments.

Contact People United for Pets to meet Monroe today!

About the Adoption Group

People United for Pets, or PUP, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter based in Issaquah, Washington. The group specializes in small breed dog rescue, but takes in the occasional cat as well. PUP dogs are given excellent medical care at the shelter, including full vaccinations, spaying/neutering, microchipping, and flea and parasite treatments. Foster homes work with pets to provide socialization and basic behavioral training.

To donate or adopt your next pet from PUP, please visit their website.



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Missy is a quiet, lovable terrier mix with a big voice and little body!

Missy is a wee little terrier mix weighing in at just under ten pounds. Won’t you help this rescue dog find a home?

Around one year old, Missy came from an overcrowded shelter in California. Extremely sweet, Missy can be nervous at first, especially when being picked up. Over time she relaxes and her friendly side comes out. Missy can be vocal, so she is not recommended for apartment or condo dwellers! She is currently learning potty training and is crate-trained. With a bit of patience and love, Missy will be your best friend forever. Missy is spayed, microchipped, fully vaccinated, dewormed, and given flea preventatives.

Contact People United for Pets to meet Missy today!

About the Adoption Group

People United for Pets, or PUP, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter based in Issaquah, Washington. The group specializes in small breed dog rescue, but takes in the occasional cat as well. PUP dogs are given excellent medical care at the shelter, including full vaccinations, spaying/neutering, microchipping, and flea and parasite treatments. Foster homes work with pets to provide socialization and basic behavioral training.

To donate or adopt your next pet from PUP, please visit their website.



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puppy adoption

As a herding dog, London would be best suited to a home with other dogs and wide-open spaces - a farm would be perfect!

London is a four month old puppy currently in a foster home. Are you looking for a companion for your other canines? Here’s your dog!

As an Australian Shepherd mix, London is a high-energy breeding dog with lots of exercise needs. A pet parent who has experience with herding breeds is preferred, or a home with other dogs; London loves socializing and playing! She is very vocal, another characteristic of her breed. London would be the perfect working dog. She is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and tested negative for parasites.

Contact The Milo Foundation to meet London today!

About the Adoption Group

The Milo Foundation is a non-profit, no-kill animal sanctuary named after founder Lynne Tingle’s deaf-blind Australian Shepherd dog, Milo. This group is determined to give all animals a home, no matter their handicaps or age. The Milo Foundation shelters cats and dogs of all ages, as well as the occasional farm animal or small mammal. The sanctuary is based in Albany, California on two hundred and eighty-three acres.

To donate or adopt your next pet from the Milo Foundation, please visit their website!



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Honey is an adorable pit bull mix who needs a forever home. How can you say no to those eyes?

Honey is a young pit bull mix with a coat and personality to match her name. Won’t you adopt this sweet dog today?

Around two to three years old, Honey is only thirty-five pounds. This itsy-bitsy pooch is very versatile; she gets along with all animals and children. Honey also enjoys taking walks, going on hikes, and generally being active, but she is also at home lounging around. Car rides are Honey’s favorite thing ever! She is shy at first, but after a few days at home Honey will open up and show you her sweetness inside. Honey is house trained, spayed, fully vaccinated, negative for heart worm, and microchipped.

Contact Doggie Protective Services to meet Honey today!

About the Adoption Group

Doggie Protective Services (DPS) works from a network of foster homes throughout northern and southern California and Las Vegas. DPS also runs a grassroots rescue operation in Taiwan to rescue abandoned and injured animals. All animals are spayed or neutered; DPS is dedicated to preventing overpopulation and protecting those who arise from it. They have a rigorous adoption process to ensure all pets are placed in loving homes.

To donate or adopt your next pet from Doggie Protective Services, please visit their website!



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This pint-sized pooch needs a forever home with older children and other well-behaved animals. Do you fit the bill?

Costello is an itsy-bitsy Chihuahua looking for his forever home. Won’t you take in this diminutive dog?

Rescue in California, Costello was brought to Washington for safety reasons. He’s currently five months old and weighs only seven pounds! At first Costello can be a bit shy, but he opens up after a bit and loves to be held and cuddled. Because of his timidness, a home without children under ten would be the best fit for him; Costello is friendly with other animals who will respect his space. Costello is neutered and fully vaccinated.

Contact Homeward Pet Adoption Center to meet Costello today!

About the Adoption Group

Homeward Pet Adoption Center is located in Woodinville, Washington, and are moving to a roomier location just down the road. The non-profit, no-kill organization was founded in 1990 – 60% of all their animals are rescued from other shelters, where they would otherwise be euthanized. With an extensive volunteer core of 200 plus, Homeward Pet is able to successfully place over 1,300 animals every year in loving homes.

To donate or adopt your next pet from the Homeward Pet Adoption Center, please visit their website!



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puppy adoption

Aww, look at his face! Virgo is an unexpected mix of Australian Shepherd and Bulldog and the result is pure cuteness.

Virgo is a unique blend of Australian Shepherd and Bulldog! Won’t you help this puppy have a wonderful life in a forever home?

This sweet puppy was brought to the shelter with his five siblings, all named after astrological signs. Virgo and his litter mates were rescued from another shelter and brought to Magnificent Mutts. He has a gorgeous short tan coat with adorable white markings on his nose and chest. After adoption Virgo will be neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, tested for heart worms, and dewormed if necessary. As Virgo is a puppy, he is not house-trained, but that is easily remedied!

Contact Magnificent Mutts to meet Virgo today!

About the Adoption Group

Magnificent Mutts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run organization founded in 2001 and based in Hillside, Illinois. Founder Linda Latelle longed for many pets as a child, but her parents told her she had to wait until she had her own house – then she could have as many pets as she wanted! Linda took this to heart and created Magnificent Mutts to provide sanctuary and healthcare to companion animals in need. The group takes in homeless and surrendered cats and dogs along with rescued from other local shelters.

To donate or adopt your next pet from Magnificent Mutts, please visit their website.



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Buffy is a friendly dog who needs a loving home. Will you make him a part of your family?

Buffy is a rescue dog who is an all-around great family dog. Won’t you bring him home today?

This Cocker Spaniel was found by Animal Control and was very frightened when he arrived at his foster home. After a while Buffy warmed up and was friendly as can be! He’s very sociable and enjoys the company of cats, children, and other dogs alike. Buffy is only one year old and is white with tan splotches and freckles. He is house trained, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

Contact Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue to meet Buffy today!

About the Adoption Group

Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue is a Colorado-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that takes in surrendered and rescued Cocker Spaniels, often from other shelters. Veterinarians evaluate the dogs both physically and for behavior issues and any health problems are cared for. A network of volunteers’ foster homes allows the dogs to be cared for and socialized or trained if needed. RRCR also neuters and spays all dogs as well as fully vaccinates and microchips them.

To donate or adopt your next pet from Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, please visit their website.