Dog Adoption Stories

  • How We Met: Brenda And Ubie From Fairborn Ohio

    How We Met: Brenda And Ubie From Fairborn Ohio

    See how this adorable Beagle brought comfort after the sad passing of a loved one.

  • Rescue Stories: Kathy And Suzie From Elkridge, MD

    Rescue Stories: Kathy And Suzie From Elkridge, MD

    Suzie greets me every afternoon when I get home from work now.

  • How I Met My Soulmate: EJ and Marvin from Harrisville, Rhode Island

    How I Met My Soulmate: EJ and Marvin from Harrisville, Rhode Island

    Marvin has raised over $88,000 from the proceeds of his book and paintings, becoming the largest contributor to the RISPCA.

  • Adoption Stories: David And Ellie From New York

    Adoption Stories: David And Ellie From New York

    This is a great organization that breeds and trains mostly Labrador Retrievers to help the blind become independent. But not every dog makes the cut.

  • How I Met My Soulmate: Cameron And Milo from Oakland, CA

    How I Met My Soulmate: Cameron And Milo from Oakland, CA

    Milo and I met at a backyard breeder's in Modesto in October of 2001. He was a law-school graduation present from my ex...

  • 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. […]

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