A Shelter Dog No More

When my mom Renee Lardieri read LifeZette’s story Give Me Shelter about abandoned dogs in the United States, she knew she had to act.

“I wanted company for my first dog, and the kids wanted a little puppy. When you told me it was Adopt-a-Shelter Dog month, I went on Petfinder.com and saw all the faces. I was hooked,” my mom told me.

She found Zoe, a big-eyed, 8-week-old shepherd and labrador retriever mix.

Read on… A Shelter Dog No More

Published by Alexa Lardieri

I am a reporter and digital producer for the Civic section of U.S. News & World Report, where I write about breaking news. I came to U.S. News in 2016 as a researcher and writer for the Rankings and Reviews section and in 2017, joined the news team, where I helped launch America 2020. I have previously worked for LifeZette.com as a reporter and social media specialist and was an editor for several outlets at my alma mater. I am a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can follow me on Twitter (@arlardieri) and Facebook (/AlexaRLardieri) or connect with me on LinkedIn (/in/alexa-lardieri).

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