July 24th, 2014
10:02 AM ET

See What Fido Might Look Like by Your New Sofa

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," we look at a brilliant plan to get deserving pets out of shelters and into your home. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

What would go well with that new bedroom set you're thinking of buying? A throw pillow? A rug?

How about a dog who needs a family?

A group of shelters has teamed up with home goods behemoth Ikea for a noble cause.

They're putting life-sized cutouts of their shelter dogs and cats into the Ikea displays.

Now you can actually see what the pet would look like if you brought him home.

The cutouts have codes on them, enabling Ikea customers to scan them with smartphones and get the information they need about adopting the animals.

So far, Ikea has tried the project in Singapore, and in a store in Tempe, Arizona.

In Tempe, all six dogs on display were adopted almost immediately.

The company plans to expand the program to other cities to get more animals adopted.

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July 24th, 2014
12:13 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, July 24, 2014

A botched lethal injection raises questions in Arizona. The U.S. presses diplomacy in the Middle East. And the GOP and White House can't get together on immigration reform.

It's Thursday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."


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