Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Charlie and Chester's Story

Submitted by: Marnie

Charlie and Chester

I'd suffered from depression and insomnia for 6 years when I decided to adopt a furry friend to help alleviate the loneliness and isolation my illness had caused - and, fittingly, a dog who'd also had a rough time seemed the perfect choice. After months of searching for a dog who would fit in with my needs and the other animals I already lived with, I happened across Charlie and Chester at a local rescue centre w...

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sadie and lady peanut's Story

Submitted by: juanita and mark scott

we have a wonderfull rottie naned rocky had him from eights old he is so smart and funny with a big heart.then we heard about sadie her owers was goiny take to put her asleep and we heard about it went and got her .Then lady she is a rottie sheewas caged and not feed and not feed she was skinny and only weighed 55 pounds at two years old .our rocky weighted that 5 mouths so i new she was under weight.We had her 3 weeks wit...

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Chubby's Story

Submitted by: vikki

On Valentines Day, 2010 (shortly after losing one dog and anticipating another soon) we saw one of those flyers on a store wall with the pull off phone number tags, advertising "beagles"for sale. We already had one at home and love their temperament. I know they were bread to hunt rabbits and are still often kept out in small cages year round for this purpose, but cannot understand after spending any time with this breed h...

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Nelly's Story

Submitted by: Laurie Brown


We had lost our dog of 17 years and had an enormous hole in our hearts. Several months after her passing we began looking at It took us about three weeks to find Nelly. She was a stray that had been picked up and was on her last week at a county-run pound. Someone working there put out a plea on Facebook for "someone to please come adopt this sweet little dog" and the group that we adopted her from answere...

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Nova's Story

Submitted by: Katy Lutz


My boyfriend and I bought a house last October, soon after that he started talking about getting a dog to complete our home. I wasn't as sold on the idea at first. We talked about it on and off for months, then one day in February we were on our way home from the store and I suggested that we stop at the local humane society on the way home. I thought that we would just "go look" at the dogs. We walked in to look ...

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