Gus the black dog on a walk outside on the sidewalk next to a person's legs

Dog adoption in the time of coronavirus

By Nicole Hamilton on April 20, 2020

Couple planned to adopt Gus after he completed dog behavior training, but when NYC began shutting down, that plan kicked into high gear

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Woman holding a small, tan one-eyed Chihuahua-type dog she's fostering

New Yorkers step up to foster pets during coronavirus quarantine

By Nicole Hamilton on March 26, 2020

Big help for pets in the Big Apple as people stay home and foster

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Volunteer Fabio Vitolla walking a large gray dog on a crosswalk on a street

Volunteer’s passion for helping pets spans two continents

By Nicole Hamilton on February 19, 2020

Fabio Vitolla loved visiting the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City, so when he relocated from Switzerland he knew exactly where he wanted to volunteer

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Bertha the grey and white pit bull terrier with mouth open and tongue out sitting in front of pink throne

NYC pit bull terrier gets a home fit for a queen

By Tara McKenney on February 10, 2020

Bertha, a senior pit bull with hypothyroidism, got to be queen for a day at a fancy pet hotel and then she scored her perfect new home

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Melo the puppy wearing a bandana

Foster puppy shows family with allergy issues you don't have to buy a 'doodle' to make the perfect match

By Laura Reindel on January 17, 2020

For Danielle and Brian, going outside their comfort zone and against their initial plans paid off in a big way

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Kash, the blond three-legged dog, still shaved from the amputation

Three-legged dog teaches young boy that what makes us different also makes us special

By Nicole Hamilton on December 19, 2019

Kash lost his leg after being hit by a car in Atlanta, but today he’s teaching his New York City family about accepting pets and people with special needs

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Busy event producer still finds time every week to make a difference for homeless pets

Busy event producer still finds time every week to make a difference for homeless pets

By Nicole Hamilton on December 2, 2019

Lauren Fishman owns and manages her own boutique special events and consulting company, and while she loves her job, her heart belongs to dogs who need homes

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Dallas the dog getting adopted from the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York after being featured on Animal Planet

Sparks fly for Dallas and her new dad

By Kelli Harmon on November 26, 2019

TV appearance leads to spontaneous road trip – and a new home for one lucky dog

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Wayne the dog kissing a woman while on a rock next to a river

High-energy dog meets his match

By Nicole Hamilton on October 31, 2019

Wayne is a boisterous and rowdy dog, but after training, he met an adopter who understands him and helps him channel his energy into something good

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Malcolm the dog sitting in the back seat of a red car with a man and a woman sitting in the front seats

From street life to sweet life: Long-term resident dog finally goes home

By Nicole Hamilton on October 3, 2019

Two dog trainers come together and open their homes to help an enthusiastic dog learn the skills needed to get him adopted

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