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Gwenny and Oreo: A Love Story between a Dog and a Rabbit

It’s only January but we think we may have The Best Adoption Story of the Year already. Seriously.

Gwenny, a 70-lb pittie adopted from Anchorage Animal Care & Control (AACC), has always been a good mother to the kittens her human family fosters for AACC. As if that wasn’t sweet enough, Gwenny showed the same urge to mother Oreo, a 15-week old rabbit, when her mom, Leah, brought him home to foster.

At that time Gwenny was going through a long and difficult recovery from hip surgeries. She was restless, anxious, and tearing out her stitches despite wearing a cone and her mom’s best attempts to keep her away from the sutures. Everyone was having a hard time.

But then…enter Oreo: “Gwenny has had a TOUGH recovery, just struggling to stay calm and not inflict further damage on herself. But ever since we brought Oreo home, she has calmly waited outside his cage for hours, patiently staying still until the moments he would grace her with sniffs and face time. This bunny has seriously been better than ANY med at keeping her laying low as she recovers.

Today I had Oreo in my lap as I worked, Gwenny watching nearby, when all of a sudden he hopped a touch closer to her and she just tucked him under her paw and fell asleep.”

Any tears happening yet? Don’t lie.

As Gwenny and Oreo’s inter-species love story unfolded, their mom struggled: should she adopt Oreo and add to her already full house or let Oreo go to another home?

And then the call came from AACC – there was a potential adopter who wanted to meet Oreo. Gwenny looked on anxiously as the family prepared to leave with her rabbit. Oreo’s mom and foster sister, Josie, headed to the shelter with mixed feelings. Holding Oreo on her lap, Josie, whispered, “Maybe you should bite him and then he won’t want you.”

The adopter was supposed to meet them at AACC at 5:00. 5:05. 5:10. 5:15. Customer Service calls the adopter – no answer. 5:20. 5:25. Leah asks Customer Service for an adoption application. Soon thereafter, Leah and Josie take Gwenny’s rabbit back home, where he’ll spend the rest of his life in Gwenny’s embrace (and Josie’s!).

Didn’t we say this is the best adoption story?

Follow Gwenny, Oreo and their family on Facebook and Instagram (@leah_campbell_writes).


Pet of the Week – Kinley (A208435)

Here is the Mix 103.1 Pet of the Week:

Kinley (A208435)

Kinley (A208435)

Here is Kinley, a 1.5 year old, female, lab mix.  Curious, active and friendly, this young girl likes exploring on walks, sitting with you after exercise, and will climb into your lap to give you a kiss! She’s kennel-trained, used to long car rides and playing outside for 1-2 hours a day. She likes cuddling, playing ball, tug, and chewing on bones and Kongs, and will sit nicely for a treat and take it gently. She’s friendly with kids (though may be too bouncy for really small children). A fine companion for an active home!  Kinley can be adopted for $152, which includes her spay deposit, MOA dog license, vaccinations, and microchip.

Pet of the Week – Titan (A202986)

Here is the Alaska Dispatch News Dog Blog Pet of the Week:

Titan (A202986)

Titan (A202986)

Please meet Titan, a 1 year old, neutered male, pit bull mix.  Alert and attentive, this active young fellow is good-natured and ready to please. He has a bright, happy personality and enjoys being with people. Friendly and playful, he likes to fetch tennis balls, run, go for walks, and cuddle with his humans after exercise. He’s lived happily with kids 9 and 10, but does not get along with cats. Affectionate and will climb into your lap to give you a kiss! Sweet pup–a great all-around companion!  Titan is already neutered and current on his required vaccinations, so he is only $42 to adopt, which includes is MOA dog license and microchip!

A202986 Titan2

New Ways to Find Lost Pets Unveiled by Animal Care & Control

Adoptable and Lost/Found Pet Searches Improved on

Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) is excited to announced their new online features for the Adoptable and Lost/Found Pet pages on These enhancements have been integrated into the current website to better serve the public, the shelter and ultimately, the animals.

Sign up to automatically receive emails on animals entering the shelter!

One of the most common inquiries received at AACCC are requests from community members to be contacted when specific breeds that match their missing pet enter the shelter as strays, or when specific breeds they wish to adopt become available. Through the new integration between and the AACCC database system, community members can sign up to automatically receive emails on animals they have lost, animals they have found or animals that they wish to adopt. They can restrict their selection based on breed, age, gender and even color.

Email photos to friends and family!

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2015 Poster Dog Winner Announced!

This year’s Poster Dog Contest was a huge success! We had over many WONDERFUL entries and all of the judges commented on how hard it was to make their selections! A winner had to be picked and final results are in!

Poster Dog Winner:  Bonnie Blue, owner Carrie & Aaron Stilwell

Bonnie Blue

Bonnie Blue

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Pet of the Week – Bob (A208011) & Ed (A208012)

UPDATE 9/5:  Bob and Ed have been adopted together!

UPDATE 9/5:  Did you miss their spot on KTVA?  Check it out here!

Here are the KTVA Channel 11 New’s Pets of the Week:

Ed and Bob

Ed and Bob

Bob and Ed will be featured on KTVA’s Channel 11 News Daybreak show tomorrow morning!

Ed (A208011)

Ed (A208011)

We have a dynamic duo for you to meet today!  Happy and friendly, though shy at first meeting, these two guys–Ed and Bob –love being with Continue reading ‘Pet of the Week – Bob (A208011) & Ed (A208012)’

Pet of the Week – Tigra (A208242)

Here is the Alaska Dispatch News Pet of the Week:

Tigra (A208242)

Tigra (A208242)

Here is Tigra, a 4 year old, spayed female, pit bull mix.  Calm, cool and collected, this sweet girl is friendly and easy-going, though somewhat shy and reserved.  She’s alert and intelligent, focused, and really enjoys being with people. She’s easy on leash, responsive and affectionate. She’s been to doggy daycare and the dogpark, enjoys playing with other dogs (and has lived with one), rides well in the car, and is used to 1-2 hours of exercise a day. She will chase small animals, so best to a home without felines. She has lived with kids, but will not be a good match for young children due to her shyness. Distinctive striped coat!  Tigra can be adopted for $72, as she is already spayed, which includes her MOA dog license, vaccinations and microchip.

A208242 Tigra2

Pet of the Week – L.B. (A208260)

UPDATE 9/12:  L.B. has gone to one of our rescue partners to find her new home!  Good luck L.B.!

Here is the KFAT 92.9 / Wolf 96.3 Pet of the Week:

L.B. (A208260)

L.B. (A208260)

Please meet L.B., a 6 year old, female, pit bull mix. Gentle and docile, this girl is shy at first meeting, but warms up fast and is quite friendly and attentive. She’s very receptive to calm, gentle handling, likes petting and attention, and especially rump rubs! She rides well in the car, has been to obedience training and the dogpark, and likes playing with baby toys. She’s lived happily with a Chihuahua (they slept together), listens well, and knows commands. Easy to walk and handle and really wants to please. She’ll make a wonderful friend for walks, playtime, and just spending time together. Loving and super sweet! L.B. can be adopted for $152, which includes her spay deposit, MOA license, vaccinations, and microchip.

A208260 LB

Pet of the Week – Daisy (A207957)

UPDATE 8/29:  Daisy has been adopted!

Here is the Mix 103.1 Pet of the Week:

Daisy (A207957)

Daisy (A207957)

Please meet Daisy, an adult, spayed female, Doberman Pinscher mix. Well-mannered, intelligent and focused, this beautiful girl wants to please. She’s easy to walk and handle, attentive, and enjoys being with people. She will fetch and catch tennis balls, sits nicely for treats, and makes a pleasant walking and sitting pal. Calm, quiet and lovable! Daisy can be adopted for $72, as she is already spayed, which includes her MOA dog license, vaccinations, and microchip.

A207957 Daisy2

Pet of the Week – Gizmo (A207835)

UPDATE 8/31:  Gizmo has been adopted!

Here is the Alaska Dispatch News Dog Blog Pet of the Week:

Gizmo (A207835)

Gizmo (A207835)

Please meet Gizmo, a 2 year old, spayed female, Rotti mix. Active, energetic, but attentive and easy-going, this good-natured girl is alert and playful. She enjoys interacting with people, and likes playing fetch and tug with rope toys. She’s affectionate and tolerant, has lived with kids to 7 years old, and with a small dog–did great with all. Sits politely for treats, rides fine in the car, is kennel-trained, and used to 1 to 2 hours of exercise a day. A pleasant companion for walks, playtime, and just spending time together. Gizmo can be adopted for $72, as she is already spayed, which includes her MOA dog license, vaccinations, and microchip.

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