Dog Adoption Stories

  • Jessica and Simba from Carson,Ca

    Jessica and Simba from Carson,Ca

    Human: Jessica Canine: Simba Location: Carson,Ca Type: Shih Tzu / Lhasa Apso mix Our Story: I have always been an animal lover and always wanted a dog, I asked my mom pretty much everyday for 4/5years if we could please get a dog and the answer was always no. Shortly before my 18th birthday she […]

  • Tracy Whittington and Labi from Kinshasa, Congo

    Tracy Whittington and Labi from Kinshasa, Congo

    Human: Tracy Whittington Canine: Labi Location: Kinshasa, Congo Type: Basenji / Mutt mix Our Story: While serving in Africa, I met a scrawny, giant-eared street dog living along the banks of the Congo River. The local kids threw rocks at her, and the other dogs beat her up. She had a grey, hairless patch on […]

  • Stacy and Mocha from Franklin, TN

    Stacy and Mocha from Franklin, TN

    Human: Stacy Canine: Mocha Location: Franklin, TN Type: German Shorthaired Pointer Our Story: At Broward county Humane Society. But let me step back… we had recently lost one of the best dogs anyone has ever met to cancer. Our other dog was starting to show signs of being lonely and we really didn’t want her […]

  • Ruskle and Paco from San

    Ruskle and Paco from San

    Human: Ruskle Canine: Paco Location: San Type: Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mix Our Story: Just before the world series we discovered through a friend of a friend a dog headed to the pound and we decided to meet him. Well Paco was just a a big love and after thinking we’d foster him […]

  • Nicole and Arthur from Oakland

    Nicole and Arthur from Oakland

    Human: Nicole Canine: Arthur Location: Oakland Type: American Pit Bull Terrier Our Story: I met Arthur at Hopalong Animal Rescue in Emeryville, California. Arthur, who was first oddly named Joshua, was meant to be a foster dog until he found a forever home. The second I walked into the room and saw him snoozing behind […]

  • Amy and Squirt from Genoa City, WI

    Amy and Squirt from Genoa City, WI

    Human: Amy Canine: Squirt Location: Genoa City, WI Type: Dachshund Our Story: I met Squirt through a newspaper ad-free to give away. We already had two dachshunds, we didn’t plan on keeping him, after we had him neutered we would foster for a rescue to be sure a good home was found. It all changed […]

  • Lori Dixon and Joe B from petfinder NY

    Lori Dixon and Joe B from petfinder NY

    Human: Lori Dixon Canine: Joe B Location: petfinder NY Type: Cairn Terrier / Chinese Crested mix Our Story: After a horrible Christmas 2001 where my first cairn terrier Simon suddenly developed a highly malignant pleural tumor and passed away suddenly, I saw the most adorable 11 year old cairn mix on Petfinder. He had been […]

  • Deborah Cole and Jack from Frisco, TX

    Deborah Cole and Jack from Frisco, TX

    Human: Deborah Cole Canine: Jack Location: Frisco, TX Type: American Pit Bull Terrier / Chinese Shar-Pei mix Our Story: We found Jack at an animal shelter. We went in looking for a small dog as we live in an apartment. All the dogs were yapping and barking, but not Jack. You see, Jack was set […]

  • Laura Michaels and Mowgli from Rural New Mexico

    Laura Michaels and Mowgli from Rural New Mexico

    Human: Laura Michaels Canine: Mowgli Location: Rural New Mexico Type: Alaskan Malamute / Collie mix Our Story: As I was driving down my dirt road, headed for work in the morning, some of the neighborhood dogs were playing in the road ahead. I slowed down, and saw the gawkiest, most goofy and adorable puppy playing […]

  • Jenn and Cougar from Missouri

    Jenn and Cougar from Missouri

    Human: Jenn Canine: Cougar Location: Missouri Type: Golden Retriever / Chow Chow mix Our Story: After we lost our Shepherd, I thought I’d never want another dog. But a couple of months later I was really missing the companionship. So I started looking at dogs on petfinder.com. I found a few that I forwarded to […]

  • Jeannie Evans and Tigger from US

    Jeannie Evans and Tigger from US

    Human: Jeannie Evans Canine: Tigger Location: US Type: Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mix Our Story: One day out of nowhere, a little ball of black and brown fur appeared on my doorstep. Apparently someone dropped her and her 3 brothers, who we found later, off in the middle of our woods. First thing […]

  • connie and gunner from streets of philadelphia

    connie and gunner from streets of philadelphia

    Human: connie Canine: gunner Location: streets of philadelphia Type: Mutt Our Story: I received a phone call from my brother about dogs being neglected. My brother was working for a company delivering auto parts. He kept noticing these poor dogs who were always outside, never any food or water so he would take food to […]

  • Angela and Bella from Brooklyn, NY

    Angela and Bella from Brooklyn, NY

    Human: Angela Canine: Bella Location: Brooklyn, NY Type: Golden Retriever / Border Collie mix Our Story: Bella was on the street, no collar, thin, with many infections. A good friend saw her, called her to his car, and drove her directly to my house. My dog Ti’ana, had just died that past February. I had […]

  • Sarah and Bentley from York, PA

    Sarah and Bentley from York, PA

    Human: Sarah Canine: Bentley Location: York, PA Type: Scottish Terrier Our Story: When looking for the perfect first dog, my search led me to the local SPCA. I had a short list of breeds that I was interested in, and thought that they didn’t have anything to match my list. I actually passed him over […]

  • Rachel and Khaista Chunk from Garmsir Afghanistan/ JFK Airport

    Rachel and Khaista Chunk from Garmsir Afghanistan/ JFK Airport

    Human: Rachel Canine: Khaista Chunk Location: Garmsir Afghanistan/ JFK Airport Type: Mutt Our Story: My husband is in the Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008. They ended up in Garmsir, a very dangerous place in 2008.They were living in some of the worst conditions imaginable for 4 1/2 months while fighting the Taliban. […]

  • Rebecca Rosiek and Molly from Millersburg, Ohio

    Rebecca Rosiek and Molly from Millersburg, Ohio

    Human: Rebecca Rosiek Canine: Molly Location: Millersburg, Ohio Type: Bernese Mountain Dog Our Story: My husband Ron and I have been trying desperately to have a baby since we were married in October 2004. In April of 2008 we became pregnant and were ecstatic; sadly, I miscarried nine weeks later. Approximately two months later we […]

  • Angela Cook and Sophie from Concord, NC

    Angela Cook and Sophie from Concord, NC

    Human: Angela Cook Canine: Sophie Location: Concord, NC Type: Old English Sheepdog / Polish Lowland Sheepdog mix Our Story: It was a day that I felt drawn to visit my cousin Christy’s grooming shop. That day she was bathing a dog in the back and was having a difficult time. The dog was frightened and […]

  • Patty and Frankie from US

    Patty and Frankie from US

    Human: Patty Canine: Frankie Location: US Type: Shih Tzu / Lhasa Apso mix Our Story: Frankie was found lost and wandering in Merced, CA, when someone picked him up and dropped him at the shelter. Poor thing, he was a senior dog with maggots and foxtails all over his face. The shelter cleaned him up […]

  • Anne and Jesse from Queens NY

    Anne and Jesse from Queens NY

    Human: Anne Canine: Jesse Location: Queens NY Type: Siberian Husky Our Story: We met at a Queens, NY street fair. It was the ending of the day and Jesse (name was Jessica at the time) was hot and tired, it was a warm day! I went over and pet her and asked the pet shelter […]

  • Rob and Phoebe from Maryland

    Rob and Phoebe from Maryland

    Human: Rob Canine: Phoebe Location: Maryland Type: Great Dane Our Story: We brought home our first Great Dane, Apollo, in the summer of 2006. Later that year, when he was about 9 months old, we adopted his pal Athena from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Sadly, in early 2009, Athena passed away from bloat. […]

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