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Science Says You Need To Adopt A Pet

If you've been thinking about adopting a pet, we think it's officially time to make the plunge. Although it's a huge responsibility, owning a pet can improve your life significantly. Don't believe us? Well,...
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George And Amal Clooney Adopt A Shelter Dog!

Celebrities, they really are just like us. Case in point? George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, who just adopted a shelter dog in California.According to Us Magazine, the newlyweds adopted a Basset Hound mix named...
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Why You Should Adopt A Senior Dog

In today's world, so many people tend to have a higher preference for the much younger pups to the older ones. In many cases, people assume that the former are easier to train and...
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Organization Focus: Bark Avenue Foundation

We love spotlighting organizations that are doing their best to cut down on the abandoned animal populations in cities and towns through a grass roots movement involving everyone in the community.This post highlights the...
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19 Things To Know Before You Adopt A Siberian Husky

There's no doubt that Siberian Huskies are beautiful, beautiful dogs. And did you know they are also a very friendly and active breed? It's true, but those aren't the only qualities of a Siberian Husky. While we...
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28 Adorable Photos Of Dogs Who Just Got Adopted

It breaks our hearts to know how many puppies sit in shelters every day. That's why here at Four Legged Guru, we love stories about adopted dogs. And do you know what's better than...
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Breed Spotlight: Top 6 Reasons to Adopt A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

So you’re in the market for a new puppy. You know you don’t want a large dog or even a medium-sized one. So, which small dog breed would be best for you? Think about looking...
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Adopting Greyhounds: A Forgotten Breed

When people think of rescuing a dog, sometimes they will be blind to any particular breed. At other times, they will look for a way to rescue their favorite type of dog. Greyhounds – especially...
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Helping Hands: North Shore Animal League’s Incredible Initiative

Animal shelters play such an important role in helping find forever homes for pets who have been abandoned or surrendered. For today's Helping Hands feature, we're focusing on one of the largest no kill shelters in the...
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Helping Hands: The Richmond SPCA

Lots of animal shelters have a bad rap. Images of cramped and dirty quarters litter the Internet and pictures of animals who will no longer be with us pull at our heartstrings. But not every...

Pop Up Cafes

You know what pop up cafes are. They are temporary restaurants that seem to appear out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly.Well, the pop up café is morphing into something called a “pup...
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The 411 On Running A Grassroots Shelter Campaign

Whether you love cats or dogs, an animal in your local shelter can use your help. A great way to get involved is by forming a grassroots campaign in your hometown. We've gathered some...
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“You Make My Dreams Come True” Animal Adoption Video

Now for a video that will make you happy and sad all at the same time.Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF for short) released a video of its staff members lip-syncing Hall and...
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Should You Foster A Cat With Medical Issues?

To foster a cat can be tremendously rewarding while at the same time, a little scary.  After all, this is an animal who has come into your life on a temporary basis and she isn’t...
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Hamster vs. Gerbil: Which Is Best For Your Child?

Get used to this factoid: Both gerbils and hamsters are members of the rodent family.Did that make you feel queasy? That’s normal. But hamsters and gerbils are wonderful first pets for kids and can...
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Should You Get A Pet For The Holidays?

Whether or not adopting a pet for the holidays is a good idea, has long been the topic of discussion in households all over the country. But is it a good idea? For some families...
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Breed Spotlight: Everything To Know About Golden Retrievers

Golden retrievers are one of the top 10 most popular dogs in the United States today.  They’re friendly, easily trainable and make a superior family dog. If you’re in the market to adopt a...
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What You Need To Know When Adopting A Senior Dog

It’s wonderful to adopt a puppy, but it's also pretty great to adopt a senior dog.  Often, these are the dogs who are left last when they should be enjoying a happy and loving...

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