animal rescue

  • Injured Sea Turtle Saved By Dog Gets Released Back Into The Wild

    Injured Sea Turtle Saved By Dog Gets Released Back Into The Wild

    A Newfoundland was walking on the beach in January when she found a stranded sea turtle. The turtle was released after spending several months recovering at New England Aquarium.

  • 13 best animal rescue and advocacy campaigns for 2013

    13 best animal rescue and advocacy campaigns for 2013

    Welcome to the first year of the rest of your life. And their lives. Here at DogTime, we’re committed to making the world a better place for companion animals. So for 2013, we’re spotlighting 13 successes of the sheltering world and the folks behind them. Our hope is that those who care about dogs and […]

  • Animals of Hurricane Sandy: You can help

    Animals of Hurricane Sandy: You can help

    Superstorm Sandy continues to wreak havoc along the East Coast, triggering power outages, fires, and tremendous flooding in areas of New York and New Jersey. With entire towns under water, rescuers are frantically working to bring relief and supplies to individuals stranded in the most devastated areas. Our pets are among the most vulnerable during […]

  • Gentle Souls Sanctuary

    Gentle Souls Sanctuary

    DogTime salutes New Mexico’s Gentle Souls Sanctuary and founder, Becca Pearson. How did your organization get started?We had been fostering, rescuing, and rehabilitating dogs for a number of years and noted the disproportionate number of bully breeds and Pit type dogs (or dogs labeled as such) in local shelters. When we brought in a deaf […]

  • Take a chance on an animal — and its shelter

    Take a chance on an animal — and its shelter

    DogTime editor Leslie Smith examines the mentality of people who claim they could never work at a shelter because they "love animals too much" and other excuses.

  • Sarge the Elderbull, role model and inspiration

    Sarge the Elderbull, role model and inspiration

    Only four days ago, I posted this entry about a Pit Bull named Sarge who spent the first fourteen years of his life with an animal abuser and alleged dog fighter. Sarge not only survived, but after his rescue, became an advocate to end dog fighting and a certified “Pals for Life” therapy dog. I […]

  • Zani’s Furry Friends animal rescue

    Zani’s Furry Friends animal rescue

    DogTime salutes New York’s Zani’s Furry Friends rescue organization. How did your organization get started?We began as volunteers in the local city kill shelter. I was working in adoptions, then realized it was the dogs no one saw who needed the help! So I worked with rescue groups evaluating dogs and making the rescue match […]

  • Ring Dog Rescue

    Ring Dog Rescue

    DogTime salutes Opie Taylor (interviewed) and Ring Dog Rescue of Richmond, Virginia. How did your organization get started?I began fostering in 1999 for another local rescue. I was one of maybe three people willing to take Pit Bull type dogs into my home. I visited the shelters weekly and decided I had to do something […]

  • Haiti’s Animal Relief Effort, Post-Earthquake

    Haiti’s Animal Relief Effort, Post-Earthquake

    By Vladimir Negron, PetMD.com. It was not unlike any other day last January when an earthquake of enormous magnitude shook the tiny island of Haiti. If it had struck anywhere else, it would caused extraordinary damage, but the fact that it occurred in Haiti made it so much more destructive. To say that Haiti, the […]

  • Many ways to support your local shelter

    Many ways to support your local shelter

    This article courtesy of woofreport.com. Thank goodness pets can’t read. It would just break their hearts to see Petfinder.com’s most recent shelter and rescue group survey results. Though they may not contribute to the current economic crisis, America’s family pets are feeling its wrath. As much as 84% of Petfinder.com’s animal shelters and rescue groups […]

  • Small Paws Rescue Contest

    Small Paws Rescue Contest

    By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and Views The photo of an undernourished Bichon almost jumped off the page of the Small Paws Rescue newsletter. Bev VanZant has a soft spot for Bichons. She lived with a Bichon named Bailey for several years and was deeply saddened when she passed. This photo of a Bichon, […]

  • Send DogTime contributor to help animals in need

    Send DogTime contributor to help animals in need

    As a child, my parents instilled a sense of philanthropy in my siblings and me. I vividly remember the afternoons my mother and I spent driving around Bloomington, Indiana, delivering Meals on Wheels to families in need. As an adult, my veterinary work aims to improve the health of my animal patients, therefore positively affecting […]

  • Earthquake and tsunami affected dogs in Japan await rescue

    Earthquake and tsunami affected dogs in Japan await rescue

    by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society, Zoe, and The Stubby Dog Project When Isabella Gallaon-Aoki and her two colleagues loaded up her Toyota wagon with dog carriers, cat carriers and as much pet food and supplies as they could fit in the car, they became the first animal rescue team to head into the […]

  • Amid earthquake devastation, dogs in Japan are epitome of loyalty

    Amid earthquake devastation, dogs in Japan are epitome of loyalty

    Spoiler alert: Both dogs have been rescued by Kenn Sakurai and his team, and are in the care of professionals. There’s nothing dramatic, in the conventional sense, about this clip. You simply witness compassion in its purest and most honest form, a subtly moving tribute of one dog’s loyalty to his injured companion. Many […]

  • Open letter to Michael Vick on the occasion of his Oprah cancellation

    Open letter to Michael Vick on the occasion of his Oprah cancellation

    Dear Michael Vick, It’s understandable you cancelled the Oprah appearance. She’s a powerful lady with a huge media empire and devoted following. One teeny mess-up on your part and the entire world would hear about it. But here’s an idea: Save face and allow me to interview you. No one’s ever heard of me, and […]

  • Shop online? Raise money for shelters without spending a cent!

    Shop online? Raise money for shelters without spending a cent!

    Dear Reader, Are you someone who buys things? Any sorts of any things at all? If you said yes, I’ve got GREAT news for you! You can help animals in need every time you shop online, and it won’t cost you a cent. It’s called Save a Dog Shopping, and it’s already in place […]

  • 500 animals affected by the BP oil spill will get 2nd chance (thanks to you!)

    500 animals affected by the BP oil spill will get 2nd chance (thanks to you!)

    It’s official! DogTime is a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. Thanks to our Save a Dog/Save a Cat users and to DogTime readers, 500 dogs and cats in the Gulf region at risk of euthanasia will get new homes. For those who aren’t familiar with the Challenge: Each month Pepsi accepts submissions from […]

  • Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it

    Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it

    Yesterday I received two emails from two different animal welfare groups taking opposing views on the same topic. The first came from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and featured a photo of Justin, the 19-pound Doberman found starving and on the brink of death in a foreclosed home. The ALDF was reporting two […]

  • Missouri’s Prop B: Vote today! (Need a reason? Check out Doreen’s story.)

    Missouri’s Prop B: Vote today! (Need a reason? Check out Doreen’s story.)

    Missouri resident? Today’s the day to make a difference. A “yes” vote on Prop B means better (read: humane) care for puppies for sale — and their breeding mothers. It’s endorsed by leading animal welfare organizations (including Best Friends Animal Society, HSUS, and the ASPCA) and by Dogtime.com. If you need further proof as to […]

  • Prevent euthanasia for 500 Gulf animals — vote every day in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge

    Prevent euthanasia for 500 Gulf animals — vote every day in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge

    Though it’s been over six months since the BP oil spill, the first thing you see on the homepage of Louisiana’s St. Bernard’s Parish animal shelter is this: The BP Oil Spill disaster has had a devastating effect on the animals of St. Bernard Parish.  Dogs and cats by the scores are being surrendered to […]

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