Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Nora Jean's Story

Submitted by: John and Teresa Pemerton

Nora Jean

Teresa and I had two dogs that we had sine they were 8 weeks old Zoey was 15 when she pasted away and I hurt for the loss. Our other dog Rudy was 16 at the time and I had told Teresa that I did not want another dog the pain was just too much. 6 months later we moved to Ga and had settled in and Teresa brought up the subject of another dog. I again expressed that I did not want another dog that I was dreading the day that R...

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Cookie Monsta's Story

Submitted by: Nancy

We toiled with the idea of getting a dog. I then heard that a Shitzhu was dropped off at our local shelter. The howls and barks when you walk into the holding pens are heartwarming. They all want to be loved, and there was CM, the smallest of them all, not barking but going in circles and just staring into my heart. That was it! He was coming home. I wasn't able to bring him right away as he had health issues, but a f...

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Ellie's Story

Submitted by: Cayla Sheets


My name is Cayla and I am a veterinary technician that runs the lab at Animal Clinic Northview in North Ridgeville, Ohio and that's where my puppy Ellie's story begins. On July 18th, 2014 she was brought into the clinic because she was attacked by a larger dog and was doing poorly. Dr. Hallie Holcomb took the case and stuck by Ellie's side the entire time. We found out quickly that Ellie couldn't walk o...

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Rayna's Story

Submitted by: Whitney


September 16, 2014 my boyfriend & I heading to my house when we saw her almost get hit by cars multiple times, then jump off the road into the ditch. Of course, we can't ever say no, so we turned around & stopped to pick her up. She saw him get out the truck & she cowered down & moved back in fear, but when she saw me, she came straight to me. Terrified of men, she was definitely a woman's dog. Fo...

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Harley's Story

Submitted by: Sunny Kato


Harley arrived at the shelter around the same time I became an intern at the Champaign County Humane Society. He was severely over weight, with a bad case of skin dermatitis leaving him with crusty bloody skin. His fur was terribly mangled and due to his overweight frame, he had skin folds leaving parts of his skin hidden becoming sweaty and smelly. His behavior was no better. Harley would growl and be extremely territoria...

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