Dog Adoption Stories

  • Carol and Chewy from Street corner near our home

    Carol and Chewy from Street corner near our home

    Human: Carol Canine: Chewy Location: Street corner near our home Type: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Our Story: It was August. We had our 10-year-old neutered white Boxer boy put down from tail cancer (the kind that spreads like wildfire and can’t be stopped). We also have a 4-year-old female spayed German Shepherd. They had bonded. […]

  • Gary and Bo from Animal Shelter, Las Vegas, NV

    Gary and Bo from Animal Shelter, Las Vegas, NV

    Human: Gary Canine: Bo Location: Animal Shelter, Las Vegas, NV Type: Golden Retriever Our Story: After my Rottweiler died I wanted to get another dog as soon as possible. After 4 weeks I decided it was time. A lady I knew from the dog park told me that when I went to the animal shelter […]

  • Lisa and Charms from humane society

    Lisa and Charms from humane society

    Human: Lisa Canine: Charms Location: humane society Type: Golden Retriever Our Story: It had been a few years since I had a dog due to living in rental property, so when I bought my house I decided to get a canine friend again! I found a mixed breed I was interested in, but when I […]

  • Louise and Lucas from Glasgow, Scotland

    Louise and Lucas from Glasgow, Scotland

    Human: Louise Canine: Lucas Location: Glasgow, Scotland Type: German Shepherd Dog / Staffordshire-Bull-Terrier mix Our Story: I had been looking for my first dog for at least 6 months and was starting to become disillusioned with the whole thing. I had no experience with dog ownership, yet was drawn to large breed dogs, and many […]

  • Rietta and Yeller Dog “Elle” from Dresden Tennessee

    Rietta and Yeller Dog “Elle” from Dresden Tennessee

    Human: Rietta Canine: Yeller Dog “Elle” Location: Dresden Tennessee Type: Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog mix Our Story: At a vet clinic. She was suppose to be euthanized. Here’s what happened… I was a long time breeder of purebred German Shepherds. I had shut down my kennel and had one old female that I […]

  • Diane and Chester from Redcliffe Australia

    Diane and Chester from Redcliffe Australia

    Human: Diane Canine: Chester Location: Redcliffe Australia Type: Jack Russell Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog mix Our Story: After tragically losing my precious wee girl “Amber” in Oct 2006, a nearly 13-year-old Jack Russell, to a motorist who did not even had the decency to stop, I thought I would never be able to get […]

  • Gail S. Green and Twyla from Rescue Organization, Berkeley, CA

    Gail S. Green and Twyla from Rescue Organization, Berkeley, CA

    Human: Gail S. Green Canine: Twyla Location: Rescue Organization, Berkeley, CA Type: Border Terrier / Mutt mix Our Story: Oh my gosh, not THIS one! She was not what I went there for. The volunteers did say she hadn’t been out for a walk for a while, and they were short-handed that morning. So the […]

  • Dee Bright and Rudy from Ohio Pet Rescue

    Dee Bright and Rudy from Ohio Pet Rescue

    Human: Dee Bright Canine: Rudy Location: Ohio Pet Rescue Type: Chihuahua Our Story: Was looking through the photos of Chihuahuas in rescues and there was this adorable photo of a little brindle Chihuahua pup with Sammie emblazoned across the bottom of the photo. The ad said that “Sammie” had a grade 4 heart murmur and […]

  • Joanne and Samson from Dog Pound

    Joanne and Samson from Dog Pound

    Human: Joanne Canine: Samson Location: Dog Pound Type: German Shepherd Dog Our Story: My Animal Control Officer and the police officers I work with knew I was looking for another shepherd to keep my present shepherd company. Samson (my name for him, he didn’t have one) was picked up just wandering the streets and was […]

  • ALS and Maya from Lexington, KY

    ALS and Maya from Lexington, KY

    Human: ALS Canine: Maya Location: Lexington, KY Type: Beagle / Chihuahua mix Our Story: Here is how it works: My mom wanted a dog so bad that when she moved out of the dorms her junior year in college to an apartment she had to get a dog. She told me that she got me […]

  • Amanda and Goliath from Waukesha, WI

    Amanda and Goliath from Waukesha, WI

    Human: Amanda Canine: Goliath Location: Waukesha, WI Type: Saint Bernard Our Story: We were finally ready for a new dog. After several months of going to different Humane Societies and pouring over the paper and never finding our dog, we gave up. We had met so many hopefuls. This one would like me and the […]

  • Tina Staffey and Shiloh and Sheba from Cambridge,Ohio

    Tina Staffey and Shiloh and Sheba from Cambridge,Ohio

    Human: Tina Staffey Canine: Shiloh and Sheba Location: Cambridge,Ohio Type: Labrador Retriever / Mutt mix Our Story: Sheba: We took her in when a friend could not keep because of health issues. I tried not to, but after awhile, I just fell in love with her. She has been with us for 3 1/2 years […]

  • Tami and Tucker from St. Joseph, MN

    Tami and Tucker from St. Joseph, MN

    Human: Tami Canine: Tucker Location: St. Joseph, MN Type: Brittany Our Story: My 13-year-old Golden was diagnosed with terminal cancer and March 20, 2009, I had to put her down. She had been such a wonderful friend and I was so sad but I knew it was best for her and that she had given […]

  • Barbara and Molly from Rochester

    Barbara and Molly from Rochester

    Human: Barbara Canine: Molly Location: Rochester Type: Beagle / Toy Fox Terrier mix Our Story: We called Animal Rescue. They had a few dogs when we came. Molly was the second dog we saw and it was love at first sight.

  • Angie and Bronte from Seattle, WA

    Angie and Bronte from Seattle, WA

    Human: Angie Canine: Bronte Location: Seattle, WA Type: Doberman Pinscher / Mutt mix Our Story: I was living in Dallas in 1996, just finished my degree and wanted to find a canine companion and running partner. I knew was looking for a Doberman or mix of the breed. So, one Saturday I set off to […]

  • Michelle and Skeeter from Highway

    Michelle and Skeeter from Highway

    Human: Michelle Canine: Skeeter Location: Highway Type: Miniature Schnauzer / Poodle mix Our Story: My beloved Skeeter. We met each other in 1998. My husband was down the road at a neighbor’s, visiting, and Skeeter was a stray. I was across the road cleaning his truck and he called me over and asked, “Do you […]

  • Becky Johnston and Ginny from Parkersburg WV Puppy Mill Rescue

    Becky Johnston and Ginny from Parkersburg WV Puppy Mill Rescue

    Human: Becky Johnston Canine: Ginny Location: Parkersburg WV Puppy Mill Rescue Type: Jack Russell Terrier Our Story: August 2008, HSUS, Best Friends, and Parkersburg, WV, Humane Society conducted a raid on a puppy mill operation. Nearly 1000 small breed dogs and puppies were rescued over a 24 hour period. I was one of the volunteers […]

  • Diane and Laddie from Eleventh Hour Rescue, Rockaway, NJ

    Diane and Laddie from Eleventh Hour Rescue, Rockaway, NJ

    Human: Diane Canine: Laddie Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, Rockaway, NJ Type: Shetland Sheepdog Our Story: I saw Laddie on Petfinders.com – I had been looking for “The One” and I kept clicking on his picture. His story and those sad eyes made him so hard to resist. He came from Georgia – he had been […]

  • Lanie and Milo from Kansas City, MO

    Lanie and Milo from Kansas City, MO

    Human: Lanie Canine: Milo Location: Kansas City, MO Type: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog / Border Collie mix Our Story: I lost my husband and my beloved adopted red Doberman, Zoe, within two months of one another in 2007. We also have a now elderly miniature dachshund, Louie, who is 14 years old. He has grieved […]

  • Brenda Keinath and Angel from Whitehouse, Tx

    Brenda Keinath and Angel from Whitehouse, Tx

    Human: Brenda Keinath Canine: Angel Location: Whitehouse, Tx Type: American Pit Bull Terrier Our Story: Angel strayed up to my house looking like a dog that may have been from Ethiopia. Starved within an inch of her life. No hair, only ribs, couldn’t even tell what kind of dog she was. I could put my […]