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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 cats […]

by Leslie Smith
January 25th, 2013

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 this […]

by DogTime
October 30th, 2012

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 Pit […]

by DogTime
October 27th, 2011

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 just […]

by DogTime
July 29th, 2011

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 as […]

by DogTime
May 31st, 2011

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 for […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Haiti’s Animal Relief Effort, Post-Earthquake

By Vladimir Negron, 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 poorest […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Many ways to support your local shelter

This article courtesy of goodness pets can’t read. It would just break their hearts to see’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’s animal shelters and rescue groups reported […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Small Paws Rescue Contest

By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and ViewsThe 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, named […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

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 the […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Earthquake and tsunami affected dogs in Japan await rescue

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society, Zoe, and The Stubby Dog ProjectWhen 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 devastation […]

by DogTime
March 22nd, 2011

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 of […]

by DogTime
March 16th, 2011

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 […]

by DogTime
February 16th, 2011

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 in your favorite […]

by DogTime
February 14th, 2011

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 individuals, […]

by DogTime
January 3rd, 2011

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 great […]

by DogTime
December 8th, 2010

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 you need further proof as to why such […]

by DogTime
November 2nd, 2010

Costner’s kindness, Clinton’s compassion

After Tin Cup, I vowed never to see another Kevin Costner movie (a pledge surprisingly easy to stick to). But after hearing this, I may re-think my policy.Costner is lending his celebrity presence to a little known organization out of Edmonton, Alberta. The group, Orange Dog , was founded by Canadian philanthropist Jan Folk. Its […]

by DogTime
July 29th, 2010
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