This Veterinarian who used to have to euthanize homeless dogs, now he can rescue them by the thousands.
Dog Adoption Stories
Along with being blind, they’ve also been diagnosed with a degree of hearing impairment. The trio of pups have had to learn to rely on their senses of smell, taste and touch to navigate around, but Stewart says, “To see them playing out in our fields you really wouldn’t know that they were different from any other dog — well, aside from the occasional bump into a fence.”
Wacku is the survivor of a horrific attack that was carried out by a drunken man with a machete. The incident has left half of this sweet dog’s face and snout hacked off.
I had no intention of adopting any pets, and I fell in love with him immediately. I had no idea what I was missing out on…and it was unconditional love from a bitty, grateful soul.
See how this adorable Beagle brought comfort after the sad passing of a loved one.
Suzie greets me every afternoon when I get home from work now.
Marvin has raised over $88,000 from the proceeds of his book and paintings, becoming the largest contributor to the RISPCA.
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.
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…
Human: JessicaCanine: SimbaLocation: Carson,CaType: Shih Tzu / Lhasa Apso mixOur 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 surprised me with a […]
Human: Tracy WhittingtonCanine: LabiLocation: Kinshasa, CongoType: Basenji / Mutt mixOur 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 her side from where […]
Human: StacyCanine: MochaLocation: Franklin, TNType: German Shorthaired PointerOur 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 spirit to die so […]
Human: RuskleCanine: PacoLocation: SanType: Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mixOur 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 and work on a […]
Human: NicoleCanine: ArthurLocation: OaklandType: American Pit Bull TerrierOur 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 his little puppy cage […]
Human: AmyCanine: SquirtLocation: Genoa City, WIType: DachshundOur 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 the moment we saw […]
Human: Lori DixonCanine: Joe BLocation: petfinder NYType: Cairn Terrier / Chinese Crested mixOur 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 rescued from Manhattan SPCA […]
Human: Deborah ColeCanine: JackLocation: Frisco, TXType: American Pit Bull Terrier / Chinese Shar-Pei mixOur 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 to be put down […]
Human: Laura MichaelsCanine: MowgliLocation: Rural New MexicoType: Alaskan Malamute / Collie mixOur 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 with them. It was […]
Human: JennCanine: CougarLocation: MissouriType: Golden Retriever / Chow Chow mixOur 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 my husband to get […]
Human: Jeannie EvansCanine: TiggerLocation: USType: Chow Chow / German Shepherd Dog mixOur 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 my husband said was […]
Human: connieCanine: gunnerLocation: streets of philadelphiaType: MuttOur 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 them and feed them […]