Dogs are animals that we simply do not deserve. They're loyal, trustworthy and will always be by your side through the good and the bad.

I've been a dog owner most of my life and back in 2018, my fiancée and I adopted a beagle/pit-bull mix named Odessa from the SPCA.

There was not much information on her, but she was only 19 months old. She had a scar on her head, but she was the sweetest dog ever. It was the best decision we ever made to adopt her, and she's literally the nicest dog you will ever meet in your life.

So many dogs just need a chance at these shelters. They are often there to no fault of their own, and unfortunately, many of these dogs are pit-bull. That's largely due to the unfair stigma that pit-bull have garnered, when in reality, many of them are the nicest dogs ever.

One pit-bull terrier mix at the Niagara SPCA needs a forever home and he's been there a very long time.

Nate has been at the Niagara SPCA for almost a year (321 days) and the SPCA is hoping that Nate finally gets a forever home.

Nate looks very similar to our beaglebull, Odessa, and she's been everything for our family.

Hopefully Nate gets adopted very soon and never has to worry about whether or not someone will adopt him, ever again.

Let's help Nate out and share his story!

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Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.