Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Lucky's Story

Submitted by: Timothy Wirth

I started to volunteer at the aspca in frederiscksburg texas in 2003. I wanted to work with the abused dogs... so I went to a dog named lucky. He was in a outside kennel during the day,,, I started by just talking to him outside the kennel,, walking all around it.. I came back everyday for awhile dooing that. Then I went inside the kennel and just sat beside him and petted him and talked to him for along time,, I did this ...

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Triton's Story

Submitted by: Rebecca Baker


We adopted Triton from the local pound in May. I saw his picture on Facebook and he reminded me of the dog we had at the time who's health was starting to fail. I showed my son his picture and of course he wanted him. We adopted him and lost my other dog a few months after he came to live with us. He's been a handful but is so loving and wants to cuddle all the time. He plays with my son all the time and I feel...

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Saffron and Fitz's Story

Submitted by: Stephanie

Both our babies are rescue dogs, and our home would be considerably less bright without our rescue babies as part of our family. Both came from an adoption day at a local pet supply store, about a year apart from each other. In both cases, we weren't necessarily looking to adopt anyone, but were open to the idea, and once I had picked them up and they wrapped their little paws around my arm, I couldn't imagine pu...

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Octane and Axel's Story

Submitted by: Andrew

Octane and Axel

I grew up with a mixture of rescued dogs and a couple from breeders. My parents being animal lovers would feed and house any stray dogs that came our way until their original owner could be found, or a could home could be found. When Octane came into my life he was a dog from the streets of Atlanta, no collar, no microchip, emaciated malnourished and with heartworms. Octane spent almost 2 weeks at the vet getting back to...

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Berkeley's Story

Submitted by: Kelly Sullivan


I adopted Berkeley 2 years ago from the Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption. She had been tied up at a gas station and left for days before someone found her and brought her to the rescue organization. I don't know how anyone could ever abandoned her, but I'm so glad she ended up with me! She's my little partner in crime and I don't know what I'd do without her!

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