Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Jen's Story

Submitted by: Lona & Brian


We found Jen after she had been at the pound three times before she became my forever dog. We had been looking for a dog and one day came upon a dog who was just enamored with Brian. She watched him walk by with her big puppy eyes and sold him on her. We heard her story upon her adoption. Jen had arrived as a 3 month old street puppy at the humane society. After she had been adopted fro a few years, in the middle of the ni...

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Dude's Story

Submitted by: Sabrina


We had just lost our beloved GSD Freyja weeks before and my daughter, whose dog Freyja was, and hub were beside themselves with heartbreak. I had grown up with GSDs and said that I intended to have another when they were ready. Enter "Toulah and The Dude"! They had been left tied to a post near a church for 3 days. A wonderful lady who runs Woods Rescue" took them in, got them to the vet and we found them mere days later a...

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Missy's Story

Submitted by: larry & Pam Quigley


We were wintering in Yuma az,with our 9 yr old Bicshon. We had her from a pup,but from 2 yrs on she started having lots of serious health problems. We did everything we could,but she was suffering,we decided she deserved better,so we had her sent to Rainbow Bridge.It hurt real bad.. Well, as days passed,we decided to wait until we went back to Idaho to adopt. But I needed my dog fix,so I started going to Humane society to ...

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Quinn's Story

Submitted by: Dianne Slater

We had to say goodbye to our lovely Misty, aged 14, just before Christmas. Misty was a rescue dog and so, in her memory, we started looking for another rescue dog. Dillon, our 4 year old black lab needed someone to play with as he had put on a few pounds because poor Misty couldn't walk far or fast. We thought we would look for another black lab and were lucky enough to spot 2 in a rescue centre in Whitby, 2 hours awa...

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Bubba and Bertha's Story

Submitted by: Kathy

Bubba and Bertha

We were heart broken when our family dog of 17+ years passed on .Our 3 year old Lab was missing him as much as we were.. After a few months I began scanning thru pet finder,and 1 day I came upon this adorable little guy that was the spitting image of our dog that passed..He had come up from Ky and was at a shelter close to us called 4paws4u4ever.I made an apt and the family including our lab went to meet him.He was scared ...

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