Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Ky and Lucy's Story

Submitted by: Kasey

My husband and I adopted two shelter dogs. Ky was adopted first. We believe he is a Rottweiler/Border Collie mix. He is a cute ball of energy who stole our hearts and is an endless supply of kisses. He chose my husband when we went to look at shelters. Came right up to him, put a paw on each shoulder, and showered him with kisses. He loves to go on walks, play with our other dog, and sometimes just wants nothing more than ...

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Hammy's Story

Submitted by: Jessica


I wasn’t always a “dog person.” In fact, most of my life, I was scared whenever one would approach me, especially larger breeds. But after my fiancé and I moved in together, and after I took a new job alongside die-hard animal lovers (especially one in particular – she knows who she is!), I quickly became convinced that maybe having my own little fur ball would be enjoyable. From then on, whe...

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Tony's Story

Submitted by: olga carr


Originally, I planned to continue working in Massachusetts. My 9 year old dog stayed with my husband and is just perfect. But, being with 5 cats in a house in the woods, I was a little nervous so I decided to adopt. We ended adopting our Brindle Boxer Terrier mix and it was love at first sight. He is a about 1 1/2 years old and gets along well with Molly and our 7 cats (mostly strays). Then the opportunity came along and I...

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Zoey's Story

Submitted by: Rene'


A nice little old man found a tiny little dog on Hwy 21. Hwy 21 is a very dangerous highway even for drivers. This man took her home and ran ads in the paper and posted signs everywhere. About a month later, I got the little girl from a friend of mine. When I brought her home this poor little thing was so full of worms, her nails were so long they were curled in her paws and she walked in circles real bad. I thought she wa...

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Waldo's Muttley Crew's Story

Submitted by: Patricia Brennan

Waldo's Muttley Crew

Second Chances When “Sage” was found on the streets of Indianapolis by a volunteer of Waldo’s Muttley Crew, she weighed an appalling 35 pounds - half the normal weight for a dog her size. The vet who later examined the 2-year-old lab/shepherd mix attributed her condition to starvation and horrific abuse. Stories like Sage are familiar territory for Waldo’s Muttley Crew. Over the past three years, th...

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