Rescue Dog's Stories

Let these loving shelter pups and their lucky owners tell you why rescuing is the right choice.

Vegas's Story

Submitted by: Courtney


I didn't expect to get a new dog last January. I was sparing time at Petsmart and saw they added the new humane society adoption center inside. Being the dog lover I am I made my boyfriend go in with me. The minute we walked in that door, I knew we weren't leaving empty handed. The cage looked empty at first, until we got close and a very under weight terrified dog used all his might to crawl up and jump on the f...

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Olivia's Story

Submitted by: jeanaann Barnaby


At 6 months of age I was surrendered to the local animal shelter where I waited 3 months for my huMom to find me. February 19, 2011 the door to the kennel opened & there she was. None of the many visitors heard my bark. None, except my new Mom. As I leaped higher & higher barking out loud she walked forward, read my chart & calmly said, “Molly, (that was my name then) sit.” I sat. She told me I was ...

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Thrown away dogs's Story

Submitted by: Sally

I don't really have a fantastic story. I have adopted from shelters a few times but I really wanted to tell about all the strays we loved and took care of when I was a kid growing up. Atleast once a month a stray would show up at our house that someone just threw away on the side of the road. I can't think of a one that didn't wag his tail and show us how happy they were that we feed them and took them in an...

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Martini's Story

Submitted by: Sofiah

One hot summer day a few months after our beloved bordercollie Dixie passed away, we were just devastated. We didn't want another dog; it didn't even cross our minds! So my dad and I were driving home one day when he asked if I wanted to look at the dog pound just to go see all the pups and whatnot. Me being a 15 year old girl I was like yes because what hound teenager doesn't like dogs and puppies! So we pu...

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Martini's Story

Submitted by: Sofiah

A year after my dog I'd had since I was three passed away I couldn't handle not having a furry buddy as they make our lives so much happier and bright. It was may of 2013 when my dad and I decided to go to San Antonio animal care services to see about bringing a new companion home. After a good hour of reading doggy bios and walking some dogs around we found a little male doberman. As we were walkin to the office...

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