Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Caesar's Story

Submitted by: LJ Sorensen

After purchasing my first home, I was looking for a companion to keep me company while I enjoyed the many outdoor activites present here in the Pacific NW. I was browsing profiles of pooches on when I came across the profile of a dog that caught my eye. I was a little disappointed to find that she had been preadopted, so I continued my search. I had no preference to sex or breed although I had grown up with b...

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Braveheart's Story

Submitted by: Brett Snyder


When Braveheart first trotted into our lives, we hadn’t planned to adopt a dog. The shelter he was at was getting over-crowded so we agreed to take Braveheart in for a few weeks as a foster until we could find him the right home. We should have known that once he curled up on the couch and drooped his big head on my lap, we’d never be able to let him go. I had grown up with breeder dogs so admittedly I was te...

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Peaches, Georgia, Jasmine's Story

Submitted by: Debi Kaluhiokalani

I had to put down my daschund/ jack russell (jasper was 5 1/2). He severed his spine from a severe fall. We tried everything to help, but nothing helped. Then i first found Peaches in a shelter in st. louis mo, so i adopted her (she was 3 mo old). She has been my companion for 3 1/2 (she is a mix). Then I found a chihuahua puppy (3 mo old) in dumpster ( jasmine, she is now 1 1/2). Peaches raised jasmine from a puppy. Then ...

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Bailey's Story

Submitted by: Evan


We met Bailey the same day we moved into our new apartment. My wife and I had wanted a dog so badly, we pounced at the first possible opportunity to go bring one home. There was never a question that we would adopt. That's how we chose dogs in my family growing up, and it's something I felt strongly enough about to continue with my wife. At the Humane Society in Alpharetta, GA, we started by meeting an adorable b...

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Paige's Story

Submitted by: Misty Weiner

We had to put down our other dog due to septic uterus last year during the time I was getting ready to go back to college and didn't want to come home to a dogless-home. When we first found out about Paige, we were told she was a husky-lab mix but when we got to the shelter we were told she was a German Shepard-lab mix. What she really was was a German Shepard-husky-lab mix and she is very hyper-active and this was so...

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