Dog rescue and animal rescue stories

  • Wags and Walks Dog Rescue

    Wags and Walks Dog Rescue

    Thirteen years ago, Lesley Brog rescued her first Pit Bull. She was living on her own in New York City and wanted a tough-looking dog at her side — a sort of protection against unsavory urban dwellers and other potential threats. “But it turned out,” she says, “that Duncan walked up to everyone he saw […]

  • One dog’s horrific past… and heavenly future

    One dog’s horrific past… and heavenly future

    By Pam Frazier, StubbyDog.org A little more than year ago, if you had told me I would have a Pit Bull lying on my living room floor, I would have called you a liar. Here’s the story of how a Pit Bull began snoring on my couch: Every week, we had to go into the […]

  • Charles and Camilla Adopt a Shelter Pup

    Charles and Camilla Adopt a Shelter Pup

    All hail the king and queen (to be)! Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, adopted a puppy. Though pedigreed themselves, the royal couple made an absolutely noble decision when they opted to go for a shelter dog. Now that’s leadership. According to CNN, Camilla contacted the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and asked to […]

  • Healing creatures great and small in India

    Healing creatures great and small in India

    By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views Dr. Jack Reece, an English veterinarian, quietly goes about his daily routine tending to a wide range of animals from cats and dogs to peacocks and camels. Based in Jaipur, India, Dr. Reece has been a volunteer veterinarian for Help In Suffering for the past 12 […]

  • Fayette County Animal Rescue

    Fayette County Animal Rescue

    DogTime salutes Tennessee’s Fayette County Animal Rescue. How did your organization get started?In 1998 two women decided to make a difference in the lives of the many animals that were suffering needlessly in Fayette County. From two kennels in a garage to a shelter that houses over 100 animals in a sanctuary environment, their dedication […]

  • Shelter dogs and orphans

    Shelter dogs and orphans

    PupTalk with Eva Dalton, June 29, 2011 Read all PupTalk installments. Hi, it’s me again. I thought it would be a good time to do an update on Snoopy and some new dogs I met working at BARC (Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition) every weekend. I wanted this article to be about success stories and I […]

  • Pit Bull puppy gets 2nd chance

    Pit Bull puppy gets 2nd chance

    By Micaela Myers, for StubbyDog.org Shelters do their best to find homes for adoptable dogs, but with limited resources and space, as well as a constant influx of homeless animals, dogs with medical conditions – even treatable ones – are at high risk for euthanasia. Dogs labeled as Pit Bulls have even lower odds of […]

  • Saint Francis Animal Rescue

    Saint Francis Animal Rescue

    DogTime salutes Florida’s St. Francis Animal Rescue. How did your organization get started?St. Francis Animal Rescue (SFAR) was founded in 1992 when a group of women banded together to feed and spay/neuter a colony of feral cats living at the North Jetty in Nokomis, Florida. The women recognized there was a need to help stray,homeless, […]

  • PupTalk with Eva Dalton

    PupTalk with Eva Dalton

    Editor’s note: I’m thrilled to introduce DogTime’s voice of the next generation… Eva Dalton is the eight-year-old writer and animal advocate behind PupTalk, our new series looking at how kids can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. It is our hope — mine, Eva’s, and her parents’ — that Eva’s reports from […]

  • Pit Bull foster: too hard? or too hard not to…

    Pit Bull foster: too hard? or too hard not to…

    by Kim Smith, StubbyDog.org I remember when I saw Pocket’s photo on a mailing that went around from the shelter to local rescues asking if someone could take her – a five-month-old Pit Bull, only five pounds with unknown medical conditions swirling about her. My heart skipped a beat. Could Pit Bull Rescue San Diego […]

  • Muttville adopts out its 1000th dog

    Muttville adopts out its 1000th dog

    Max’s story is not unusual. Abandoned at age nine, his chances of finding a new family to love and care for him were grim. Despite mellow dispositions and having long since conquered housetraining, senior dogs are often the last to be adopted — if adopted at all. Lucky for Max, Muttville stepped in. When I […]

  • Mother’s Day For Dog Lovers: 5 Great Ways To Honor Your Mom

    Mother’s Day For Dog Lovers: 5 Great Ways To Honor Your Mom

    Not sure how to celebrate Mother’s Day? If Mom’s got all the perfume, recipe books, and scented candles she could ever want, consider making a donation in her honor to one of our favorite rescue groups. Homeless animals won’t know that it’s Mother’s Day. But they do feel the absence of a family of their […]

  • Dog magazine finds a starfish in their offices

    Dog magazine finds a starfish in their offices

    By Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly magazine I encountered a starfish in my office today. Kathy Campbell of Sierra Madre, California, is making a difference every day in the lives of dogs in need. She is a starfish. Does she run a shelter? No. Is she involved in formal rescue? No. But she makes a difference […]

  • Through the eyes of a Rottweiler

    Through the eyes of a Rottweiler

    Down the road from the animal shelter sits Santa Fe’s only enclosed dog park. A huge expanse on several acres, it features a small gated holding pen which walkers must pass through before entering the main run. Saturday morning, my friend (and fellow volunteer) Marilyn got a call from her husband. He’d just arrived at […]

  • Care, healing for neglected Heeler

    Care, healing for neglected Heeler

    JACK UPDATE, March 31, 2011:  Dispatch from the Espanola Valley Humane Society, March 25, 2011 On Thursday, a local police officer brought a Heeler mix he called Jack into the Espanola Valley Humane Society. The sight horrified those present, and the stench permeated the entire shelter grounds. Jack’s right front leg had been mutilated, and […]

  • PC Pound Puppies

    PC Pound Puppies

    Dogtime salutes Indiana’s PC Pound Puppies. How did your organization get started? In late 2004, two of our founding members began volunteering with the Posey County/Mt. Vernon Animal Control Shelter in an effort to give dogs that come into the shelter a new home and a second chance at life. ALL stray dogs picked up […]

  • Behind the Scenes at The Real Pit Bull

    Behind the Scenes at The Real Pit Bull

    By Mary Harwelik, CPDT, and founder of The Real Pit Bull, for Pet News and Views In October 2010, Sedona the Pit Bull made the trip from Ohio to New York and finally to The Real Pit Bull, Inc, in New Jersey thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers involved in saving 200 dogs from […]

  • From death row to assistance dog

    From death row to assistance dog

    Dogtime’s Road to Rescue program salutes San Franciso’s Pets Unlimited. How did your organization get started? Pets Unlimited was created by a small group of dedicated animal lovers in the 1940s. When a group of San Francisco citizens realized that wayward pets taken in by the pound were euthanized after a very short stay if […]

  • Thinking outside the cage

    Thinking outside the cage

    Dogtime salutes Pittsburgh’s Animal Friends How did your organization get started?Sixty-six years ago, at the height of World War II, a small group of Pittsburgh citizens came together in an effort to find homes for soldiers’ pets when they left to serve in the war. After the war, still faced with the need for ongoing […]

  • Elderly Cocker Spaniel seeking… answers

    Elderly Cocker Spaniel seeking… answers

    She’s fifteen years old, slightly overweight, and wears a black harness. Though she’s come in as a stray, clearly this dog had an owner. Her tail is docked. She’s spayed. No question she lived as someone’s family pet for a long time. So was it the tumor protruding from the right side of her muzzle […]

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