Rescue Dog's Stories

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

Panda, Mugsy and Skittles's Story

Submitted by: Sharon Kurtz

Panda, Mugsy and Skittles

My three beautiful babies all came from a shelter in Paris, Kentucky. As a volunteer with a local rescue, this is one of the shelters that they pull from. I saw thier beautiful faces and knoew theywere menat to be with us. Being an animal lover (and having these three girls, 12 cats and 3 birds {all rescues}) has givine my husband and I the greatest joy. Our children and grandchildren all love to see the happy faces as the...

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Billy's Story

Submitted by: Barbara Elias

This is not actually about my rescue dog Billy, although he does have a story to tell. This is about Care for Dogs in Chaing Mai Thailand. Thai people are very fond oftheir dogs and usually take good care of them but sometimes........well we all know that story, "Care for Dogs" is a rescue shelter outside of Chaing Mai, Thailand and if you ever go there, do take time to visit "Care for Dogs". They sell a wonderful tshirt a...

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Sam's Story

Submitted by: Mal


I moved to North Carolina in May of 2009, with my Significant Other, dog Wilson, and Kitten the cat. Wilson was and still is the love of my life, I miss him terribly. He ran away 28 days after we moved, never have I felt such a loss. I searched for him for 3 weeks, sometimes getting up in the very early morning hours and driving around looking for my little guy. I did everything humanly possible including calling and payin...

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Murphy's Story

Submitted by: Nicole


Things were going on in our family and not the good kind,it was affecting my younger brother very hard. So me and my mother discussed on getting him his own dog. I was about to leave for college and my own dog Molly was coming with me. So having her leave was not helping him either. We agreed that it had to be a small dog but also a puppy because my brother wanted to watch him grow and we had already had experience with tr...

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Nikki's Story

Submitted by: Dave Chapdelaine


Nikki is not the only rescue dog I have had, she is the 2nd. The 1st was a dog I picked out of the pound as a boy. Nikki is now 11 years old. When I 1st got her, she was scared, skinny, and only 7 months old. The first few days were tough, and I wondered if I had done the right thing. Today she is such a sweetheart.........The gray is starting to show in her face, and I know the day we part is coming much sooner than I wou...

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