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LaPerm cat breed profile

This curly-haired cat breed is outgoing, inquisitive and gentle.

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Bombay cat breed profile

This sleek, majestic cat has physical traits similar to black panthers — but much smaller! Here’s everything you need to know about this cat breed.

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Scottish Fold breed profile

Scottish Folds may be named after their folded ears, but what if we told you that not every Scottish Fold looked the same?

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Mutt or mixed-breed dog profile

Mixed-breed (also called mutt) dogs are so fun because they carry qualities from several different breeds.

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Everything you need to know about hypoallergenic dog breeds

Adopting a hypoallergenic dog breed may be the solution to your pet dander allergies; just make sure you know which breeds are best for you.

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How to adopt or train an emotional support animal

Are you looking for an emotional support animal? Here’s what you need to know about how to adopt or properly train your pet the right way.

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Adopting from an animal shelter near you

When it’s time to adopt a pet, you’ll want to find an animal shelter near you to check out all your choices. Here’s how to find and adopt from an animal shelter.

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How to adopt a pet: a step-by-step guide

When you’re ready to invite a pet into your family, here’s how to adopt the right way.

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British Shorthair cats: the scoop on their personalities, history and health

British Shorthair cats are great pets for people that have a chill lifestyle. They’re low-energy and appreciate some alone time.

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Breed profile: Norwegian Forest cat

This cat breed is independent but appreciates the occasional cuddle, too.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Siberian cats

Siberian cats are playful, friendly and love a bit of adventure.

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7 kid-friendly dog breeds for families

A pro in dog personalities shares what traits to look for when considering the addition of a kid-friendly pup to the family.

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5 apartment-friendly dog breeds

Smaller, easy-to-train dogs tend to do best in city apartments.

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A wheelchair helps Reuben the Chihuahua mix walk again

This little dog doesn't let his disability stop him from exploring his new home of New York City. After a serious injury, he put in the work to regain normalcy in his day-to-day life.

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George the schnoodle proves that age is just a number

At 12 years old, this playful pup survived heart failure and more — but, you’d never know by his upbeat attitude.

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Sydney the pitbull mix loves toys so much he eats them

This rescue pup’s adventurous spirit can end him up in the emergency vet clinic. But, with Fetch by The Dodo pet insurance, he’s able to get the best care and get back to exploring.

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Greyson, the pitbull who runs a doggy daycare

This friendly pup is the heart of her parent's business — but sometimes, she can get too excited about her daily responsibilities.

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A St. Bernard mix named Dante adjusts to life in a wheelchair

This pup’s family was very hands-on in his recovery process — they’re the reason he is a success story.

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A long hospital stay has nothing on Diego, the sassy cat

This playful cat’s feisty, confident spirit never dwindled through multiple emergency surgeries — even when moments were grim.

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Waldorf the pitbull overcomes back-to-back surgeries

During an active day at doggy daycare, this goofy pup ended up with two knee injuries — but the unexpected vet bills didn’t stop there.

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The most popular dog names of 2021, according to new Fetch by The Dodo pets

Out of all of the dogs that were signed up for Fetch pet insurance in 2021, these were the names we saw the most.

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Brandywine Valley SPCA

Since 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA has been getting the community involved with all aspects of animal welfare — including educational camps to teach the next generation of pet parents how to properly care for animals.

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Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Through several initiatives (like driving across an entire Canadian province to rescue animals) the Ontario SPCA & Humane Society proves there’s no distance they won’t go to to save and help animals.

A brown and white dog stands in grass with a staff member in The Dig’s article about the Jacksonville Humane Society

Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society proves that they’ll do anything for animals — even lead a coalition to make Jacksonville the nation’s largest no-kill city.

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