Thinking about rescuing a dog (or cat or bunny or bird or...)? Here are some helpful resources.

The Humane Society of the United States

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Pet Finder

Searchable database of adoptable dogs (and cats and other animals) by breed and zip code.

The Beagle Freedom Project

Beagles are the most frequently used breed in scientific experiments because they are so trusting. Often when the studies and experiments were completed, the beagles would be euthanized. Now when the studies and experiments are completed, some beagles are getting a chance to live as a family pet. I discovered this organization when I read Teresa J. Rhyne's memoirs The Dog Lived (and So Will I) and its sequel.

Can't adopt right now? You can raise money for the ASPCA (or lots of other charities) by walking, running, or cycling—for free! Download the Charity Miles app to your smartphone.