Rescue Dog's Stories
Let these loving shelter pups and their lucky owners tell you why rescuing is the right choice.
Ella and Stevie's Story
Submitted by: Kristen
My husband and I had been married for a few years, always wanting a dog, but we were concerned about having the time and expense to devote to one. We were considering buying a purebred, due to our reservations about getting a rescue with a "history." Well, my husband happened to be walking by our local rescue, as we often do, and there was this wonderful black lab mix, named Sunflower. At 11 months, she was a skinny pup wi...
Submitted by: Peta
We were on the way to the pound one day and I struggle every time I go there because I just want to adopt all the animals because I know the hard truth. There was one dog in a cage further away than the other and he was going to be put down. As I approach him he was whimpering in the back corner. I called him over as I start to do this the person who worked at the pound said he has been too abused and abandoned by the prev...
MyShadow, Sierra, Humphrey, Kelsey's Story
Submitted by: Nanci Lemburg
MyShadow wasn't actually a pup that had yet made it to jail, but my daughter found her at the front door of a store in a box and brought her home at 5 weeks old. She became one of the best dogs in my life. At 10 yrs old, she woke me up when I had stopped breathing by flinging my arm in the air. When I came to she had her head under my arm and her head up to my face which I think was to feel my breath. I realized I had...
Submitted by: Patty Clark
I got her from a man who came to my door a year ago. She was 4 weeks old. She is a jackchi. So full of love and bounce. I wouldn't trade her for anything. I think people need to open their hearts.
Submitted by: SooZ
After the death of my last shelter dog, I doubted I would want to go through losing another friend. However, as the years passed, I realized there was a feeling of loss. So, I scoured the local shelters to find an older dog who would want to share her life with me. I wanted one who was destined to be put down within 24 hours. So, there she was, a body matted with hair, toe nails so long that tapped the ground as she walked...