Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Olive's Story

Submitted by: Michelle Williams

I have always been an animal lover as well as a pet spoiler. I was heartbroken when my childhood dog had to be put down at age 12 due to having lost her ability to walk and see among numerous other ailments.  Not too long after, one of my two dogs, a chihuaua that my husband had found wandering in a parking lot as a tiny pup 5 years before died of cancer. I played with the idea of gettin another dog from the shel...

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Clu and Bleu's Story

Submitted by: Jim David

Clu and Bleu

I was about 23 when I finally moved out of my apartment. I got a trailer house with three bedrooms, one bathroom and a fenced in yard, all to myself. But as soon as I moved in, I found out that the trailer park was a retirement trailer park that helps seniors and handicapped people like the deaf and blinded. I made a few friends in the neighborhood, but they usually stayed home. It's not like I could say, "Wanna play ...

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Zeus's Story

Submitted by: Kent Wakefield


Today I wake up to a big wet kiss from Zeus the pup I adopted that's his way of saying let's go for a walk. But that's not how it used to be...... My life started out like any other young adult life (I was 22) I had a great house with a big back yard and a lot of room it was on a dead end street with no cars and hardly any people but my street only had elderly people who really nice but you can not go as...

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Fenway's Story

Submitted by: Ben and Grace


I was on a date with my new wife when we saw posters of dogs and puppies for adoption we looked at them and I saw one that melted my heart it said This is Fenway he was born blind and deaf his owners hated him and all he needs is owners who will love him take care of him and give him love. My wife was reading it too and she looked and said honey we need to save him. I told her ok so as soon as we got home I called ...

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Diesel and Conway's Story

Submitted by: Jackie

Diesel and Conway

Diesel and Conway were found at a gas station in Littleton Colorado were there was lot of cars and trucks. A Guy named Dan and his girlfriend were getting gas when his girlfriend said to Dan "I just saw a dog!" He answered and said honey their is not a dog running loose around a gas station his owners are probably with him.Then she screamed as a pick up truck came around the corner and hit the dog. Dan quickly rushed ove...

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