Right now through Nov. 6th, all adoption fees at Best Friends Animal Society are just $20.12 for the Decision 2012 adoption promotion!


  • Breed: Manchester Terrier
  • Gender: Male
  • Playful with other dogs
  • Affectionate

Spider-Man is an awesome dog who, although a little reserved at first, quickly bounces for joy. This handsome, energetic Manchester Terrier sniffs strangers, then moves away. But strangers soon become friends and he jumps up to say hello. He's great with other dogs, and fine with children, too.

Born in 2005, Spider-Man came to the Sanctuary from a California family that could no longer afford to care for him. He needs drops for dry eyes, but takes them like a trooper, holding still while you take care of each eye. But when you're done, he takes off as if he were on a pogo stick!

Could you give Spider-Man a home and be a real-life hero to this deserving dog?


  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair
  • Gender: Male
  • Loves other cats
  • Beautiful shiny, healthy coat

Whisper has every reason to be concerned. He was rescued from Pahrump, Nevada, where hundreds of cats were living in a shelter that had fallen apart. But now, he thinks he's ready for a home. What Whisper really need is a good friend.

Whisper is healthy and was born in 2005. He does very well with other cats. And he's so pretty and shiny. When you spend time with him, you can tell he wants to be your friend. But it's going to be a process, because it doesn't seem like he's ever had a friend before. And sometimes he seems a bit timid.

Whisper hopes there's someone out there who understands what he feels -- and is willing to come change his life.

Best Friends adopts to all of the United States and Canada. Please contact Best Friends Animal Society right here.  See all the animals that need homes... at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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Brittany Creely
583 days ago

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6 days ago
Hi Ellen, I’m Brittany, a sixteen year old from Pittsburgh, PA and I have seen the grace of innocence. I have met angels but not the kind you would imagine. They have no fluffy, feathery wings but they do wear a fluffy coat. They are not clothed in shades of white but they have specks of white mixed in with their orange and black fur. They are as pure as fresh snow. They can tell no lies nor commit no crime. They do what they have to do in order to survive and stick together. I have had since august of this year three stray male cats living on my porch; one black and white cat that I have come to call Moo for his color and two orange and white cats that I have rightfully named Einstein for his brains and Courage for his courageous attitude. My family and I have feed them and cared for them everyday since. They are in truth little miracles despite their situation. They are the friendliest cats I have ever known. Each day they have made it a habit to paw at our windows, walk us to our cars, greet me when I get home from school and follow me as I take my dog for walks. My family and I have repeatedly tried to find these three cats a home with no luck. I am worried for their safety, winter is coming and the streets of my neighborhood are no place for innocence. I am scared for them and writing you today to express that fear and hoping you can change it. I am old enough to no that there is no Santa Clause but wise enough to know there are people out there that embody Saint Nick’s kind soul. For Christmas this year I could care less about presents all I desire is a place that Moo, Einstein and Courage can call home with owners who will care and love them as much as I do. So please Ellen help me find these strays a home. Innocence should be nurtured. The strays of this world should be loved. Angels should be cared for and no one on Christmas should go without a home.

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