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Dog Debuts Ugly Christmas Sweater at Office Party
A 7-year-old pit bull mix named Baby caught a few double-takes from co-workers on Monday when she wore a “horrifying” 3-D Christmas sweater to the office holiday party, according to witnesses.
"The thing had a reindeer on it, with pom-poms," says Grace Commack of Accounts Payable. "A green collar with a plunging neckline — it was a mess."
But the fashion faux paw certainly didn’t hinder her good time. “She’s a real people person,” says Jeff Saunders of the Sales department. “No matter what hideous get-up she’s wearing, everyone always has a great time with her. The holiday party was no different.”
You can vote for Baby in the ASPCA’s Cute Dog, Ugly Sweater contest right now for a chance to win fabulous prizes! And if you’d like to take Baby home for the holidays, she’s available for adoption!

Dog Debuts Ugly Christmas Sweater at Office Party

A 7-year-old pit bull mix named Baby caught a few double-takes from co-workers on Monday when she wore a “horrifying” 3-D Christmas sweater to the office holiday party, according to witnesses.

"The thing had a reindeer on it, with pom-poms," says Grace Commack of Accounts Payable. "A green collar with a plunging neckline — it was a mess."

But the fashion faux paw certainly didn’t hinder her good time. “She’s a real people person,” says Jeff Saunders of the Sales department. “No matter what hideous get-up she’s wearing, everyone always has a great time with her. The holiday party was no different.”

You can vote for Baby in the ASPCA’s Cute Dog, Ugly Sweater contest right now for a chance to win fabulous prizes! And if you’d like to take Baby home for the holidays, she’s available for adoption!

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Vote Now in our ‘Cute Dog, Ugly Sweater’ Contest

In our quest to figure out new and innovative ways to humiliate our pets, we’ve decided to team up with the ASPCA for a Cute Dog, Ugly Sweater contest! It’s exactly what it sounds like: we dressed adorable puppies in hideous holiday sweaters and made them compete in a fashion face off for our enjoyment (and yours!). You can browse through the contestants in the gallery above.

Vote now for your favorite by clicking here and you could be entered to win an ASPCA prize pack!

Remember — these pups are all available for adoption and would love a good home for the holidays!

So which puppy wears its sweater best? Er, worst? Uh…

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Adorable Girl and Puppy Say ‘No’ to Puppy Mills

What happens when you combine the cutest little girl and the cutest dog in one video? You can watch it above.

The ASPCA launched a new campaign at NoPetStorePuppies.com, where they encourage visitors not to purchase products or animals from pet stores, many of which breed through puppy mills.

Instead, contact your local shelter. You might just rescue the newest member of your family!

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LIVE: Will These 5 Puppies Find True Love Tonight?

Thanks for tuning in to the ASPCA’s live #PuppyLove Twitter party! These five puppy contestants have a shot at meeting their perfect match tonight, but they’re going to need your help. If you know of a good home for one of these precious pooches (especially if it’s your own!), please contact the ASPCA by calling (212)-876-7700, ext. 4900.

And if you’re ready to make a new addition to your family (of the dog or cat variety), you can always visit the ASPCA’s online adoption center.

Not enough cuteness for you? There’s a Twitter party happening right now, with plenty of chances to win sweet prizes, including FluffPo swag! Follow @ASPCA, @TheFluffPo, @DogTipper and the hashtag #PuppyLove to play along at home.

Thanks for watching, and thanks for adopting!

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Help These 5 Pups Find a Good Home

Tonight is the big event! The ASPCA’s #PuppyLove Twitter party kicks off at 6pm EST, and you’re invited to answer trivia questions, win prizes, and meet these five adorable contestants. The Meet Your Match dating show will stream live, right here on The FluffPo, and you might just fall in love with one of these adoptable pooches.

Follow @ASPCA, @TheFluffPo, @DogTipper and the hashtag #PuppyLove for all the action. It starts at 6pm EST, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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ASPCA to Host Live #PuppyLove Twitter Party for Valentine’s Day
Are you ready to fall in love with some adorable, adoptable pets? The ASPCA is hosting a live Twitter party on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 pm EST where you can win prizes and meet some precious pups who will steal your heart — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The event is co-hosted by @ASPCA, @TheFluffPo and @DogTipper, so follow those accounts and the hashtag #PuppyLove for all the action. Answer trivia questions on Twitter for a chance to win prizes every five minutes, and tune in to the live stream for a ’70s-style dating show featuring adoptable dogs.
Tweet us if you plan to join in the fun. We’ll see you there!

ASPCA to Host Live #PuppyLove Twitter Party for Valentine’s Day

Are you ready to fall in love with some adorable, adoptable pets? The ASPCA is hosting a live Twitter party on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 pm EST where you can win prizes and meet some precious pups who will steal your heart — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The event is co-hosted by @ASPCA, @TheFluffPo and @DogTipper, so follow those accounts and the hashtag #PuppyLove for all the action. Answer trivia questions on Twitter for a chance to win prizes every five minutes, and tune in to the live stream for a ’70s-style dating show featuring adoptable dogs.

Tweet us if you plan to join in the fun. We’ll see you there!

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Just Say No to Puppy Mills This Holiday Season

We like to joke around a lot at The Fluffington Post, but we’re all kinds of serious when it comes to treating animals well.  That’s why we’re happy to join the ASPCA in calling for an end to puppy mills.

If you’re planning to add a puppy to your family this holiday season, please consider adoption instead of purchasing one through a pet store.  And if you’re planning to buy gifts for the pets already in your life, please try not to purchase anything from pet stores that sell puppies from puppy mills.

Americans plan to spend more than $2.5 billion on pets this holiday season, according to recently released poll.  Unfortunately, more than half of pet shoppers say they would consider shopping at a store that also sells puppies — meaning a big chunk of that $2.5 billion could directly or indirectly support the puppy mill industry.

When you’re out shopping for your pets this month, make sure you’re shopping at stores that don’t use puppy mills.  And please like or reblog this post to help us spread this important message.