Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Precious's Story

Submitted by: Adrianna

I saw her picture on a SPCA site. She is a pekinese but her eyes were those of a terrified animal. I waited because I was not planning to get a dog till I was done renovating my home but fate stepped in.I decided to see if she was still at the shelter, sure she was not, so I stopped in and there she was. She was a senior ( i had decided to adopt only seniors as I am one myself). I couldn't use cost as they (SPCA) had ...

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Duffy's Story

Submitted by: Barbara Roulette

When I lost my beloved Border Collie to cancer, I needed to fill the hole in my home and my heart, so I visited the local Humane Society. Duffy was a youngster of 1 to 2 years, and reportedly a stray, although he had been neutered. He was such a cutie pie, little did I know that this handsome little guy could wreak havoc every time I tried to leave without him. Suffering from separation anxiety, Duffy was desperate to keep...

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Harley-doo's Story

Submitted by: Heather Garvey


Harley came to me two months after loosing Ruby-doo. Like Ruby she was a shelter dog. Harley was found with 3 other microchiped pitbulls all spayed and neutered. But no one came. I was in love with her upon first site. She had the personality of my beloved Ruby. Harley was different from her friends that she arrived with for she was blind. She was a special needs dog and in many cases they are not considered adoptable by t...

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Ruby-doo's Story

Submitted by: Heather Garvey


I am a shelter worker and in 2004 my duties were to asscess the temperment of new arrival dogs. This story is not how I saved her but how we saved each other. I at this time I was not a fan of the bully breed(Pit Bulls). A young adult un-altered yellow lab came in . He passed and so I put him in with another dog to see how he would do. Ruby was a spayed female age 6. The lab keep mounting her I told him to stop he took exc...

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Wrinkles, Reese, and Bandit's Story

Submitted by: Sherry

Wrinkles, Reese, and Bandit

My husband and I had always had two dogs and two cats at the same time. All were rescues from the Carson Animal Shelter (pound) in CA. We had Wrinkles and Reese, and Frankie our older male cat needed a friend. We adopted a kitten, "Minor". He was such a joy. One month apart they died. Frankie of cancer, and Minor a motorist. I was devastated. My husband said visit the pound. I decided with the economy the way it was it wou...

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