Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Remington's Story

Submitted by: Sandy H.


My name is Remington. I was found wondering the street,scared,malnourshed and severely matted by Animal care and control. I was only 1 year old. They put me in a cage,surrounded by the voices of other scared dogs. I became more scared and retreated to the back of my cage. No one wanted a filthy,matted and scared poodle mix. I was passed over day by day. I was put on the e list( to be euthanized) because no one wanted me....

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Elvis 's Story

Submitted by: Emily


About 5 years ago my family met the 4 paws that now is the puppy love that made the best impact on our lives. His name is Elvis. He's the Chihuahua love our house needed. We came across him in the newspaper from a rescue . Not expecting what we had seen when we went to meet the little Guy. He had been so skinny his bones were visible and he had clearly. Been abused physically and mentally. He didn't want anythi...

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Shaggy's Story

Submitted by: Diann Colose


When I worked at library I would take the old newspapers to the local SPCA each month. Rarely would i walk through the kennels because we already had 2 small dogs and most of the dogs they had were big. This one day I decided to walk through and as I passed the rows of big dogs a little white paw reached out of the cage near the end. I knelt down by the cage and the scruffiest looking terrier mixed breed dog I had ever s...

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Lexington's Story

Submitted by: Catherine


Just over two years ago, I met my best friend Lexington after I picked her up from Freetown Animal Sanctuary in Tennessee. It wasn't love at first sight. Lexie was terrified of me, and I felt as though I'd just invited a wild animal to shack up with me in my one bedroom apartment. Lexie had no idea what it meant to be a dog. She was afraid of the grass, she was afraid of leaving her crate, she showed absolutely...

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Stella's Story

Submitted by: Pat Magilton

I had lost my chocolate lab due to a tumor that burst and she was bleeding internally and did not make it through the was quick. That was July 26, 2012. I was determined to get another dog because they are the best company anyone can have. On August 15, 2012, accompanied by a volunteer Megan, we went to the Phia. SPCA to look at some of the available dogs who were just so anxious to get out. Well, out came a y...

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