Dog Adoption Stories

  • Dee Kerr and Monica from shelter, Hayward, CA

    Dee Kerr and Monica from shelter, Hayward, CA

    Human: Dee Kerr Canine: Monica Location: shelter, Hayward, CA Type: Jack Russell Terrier / Chihuahua mix Our Story: The day I met Monica was the best day of my life. I walked by her cage and I knew she was for me. Upon seeing her I noticed her eye was swollen and red. The tech. […]

  • Leeann and Anya from SAMS CLUB, ALABAMA

    Leeann and Anya from SAMS CLUB, ALABAMA

    Human: Leeann Canine: Anya Location: SAMS CLUB, ALABAMA Type: Labrador Retriever Our Story: **SHE HAD US AT THE PAWSHAKE** We are from Southern California and my dad’s job moved us to Liberty Park, Alabama. My mom, brother, and I were not really happy. Alabama rubbed us the wrong way. The weather,the slowness, and the distance […]

  • Rosanna Krenn and Chico from Wheeling, West Virginia

    Rosanna Krenn and Chico from Wheeling, West Virginia

    Human: Rosanna Krenn Canine: Chico Location: Wheeling, West Virginia Type: Puggle Our Story: I am an animal rescue transport driver and it happened during a transport in July, 2009. I live in Pittsburgh, PA, and I picked up Chico, who was just under a year old, in Cambridge, OH, and transported him and his fellow […]

  • Deborah Franecki and LULU from Tim’s House

    Deborah Franecki and LULU from Tim’s House

    Human: Deborah Franecki Canine: LULU Location: Tim’s House Type: Golden Retriever Our Story: We had two dogs already. My son Tim also has two golden retrievers, Thor and Venus. Venus was pregnant and we were all excited for the puppies to be born. Sherry called me at 4:15 on a Tuesday morning saying the puppies […]

  • Barbara and Cheetos from Tylertown, Mississippi

    Barbara and Cheetos from Tylertown, Mississippi

    Human: Barbara Canine: Cheetos Location: Tylertown, Mississippi Type: Boston Terrier / Rat Terrier mix Our Story: I was volunteering at the Best Friends shelter in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. I was in charge of an area called Toyland where the small breed dogs were housed. A rescuer brought a little dog in from New Orleans. […]

  • Marty and Kelly and Shockey from Liberty Humane Society, Jersey City, NJ

    Marty and Kelly and Shockey from Liberty Humane Society, Jersey City, NJ

    Human: Marty and Kelly Canine: Shockey Location: Liberty Humane Society, Jersey City, NJ Type: Pointer / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Our Story: We were looking for a dog to adopt and wanted to rescue one from a shelter. I was browsing through the petfinder website and every picture I saw just broke my heart. […]

  • Joan and Bojangles from Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment in Crawfordville, FL

    Joan and Bojangles from Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment in Crawfordville, FL

    Human: Joan Canine: Bojangles Location: Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment in Crawfordville, FL Type: Cockapoo Our Story: I was volunteering at CHAT that day and the director, Lisa, asked me if I wanted to help her with the meds for the new incoming dogs from the Wakulla County Animal Control. She asked me to go […]

  • michelle and meatball from petfinder/new jersey shelter

    michelle and meatball from petfinder/new jersey shelter

    Human: michelle Canine: meatball Location: petfinder/new jersey shelter Type: Basset Hound / Beagle mix Our Story: My Chihuahua, Jackey, just wasn’t totally doing it for me so i wanted another doggie. Possible play companion but a dog i could walk. A bigger dog. I became very fond of Basset Hounds after being a groomer for […]

  • Connie and Lilly from On State Rt. 39 SE in Ohio

    Connie and Lilly from On State Rt. 39 SE in Ohio

    Human: Connie Canine: Lilly Location: On State Rt. 39 SE in Ohio Type: Chow Chow / Mutt mix Our Story: A woman came to the door of my farm house frantically pleading for my help in getting a dog off of the State Route and very busy county road intersection about an eighth of a […]

  • Terrie & Pete and Willie from Highway

    Terrie & Pete and Willie from Highway

    Human: Terrie & Pete Canine: Willie Location: Highway Type: Basset Hound / Beagle mix Our Story: My husband and I were heading to a graduation party at our church when we rounded the corner and found four Beagles running down the middle of the road. As Beagle lovers (we have 2 more), we immediately stopped […]

  • Cheryl and Sammy from Field behind my house

    Cheryl and Sammy from Field behind my house

    Human: Cheryl Canine: Sammy Location: Field behind my house Type: German Shepherd Dog Our Story: On July 28, 2009, at about 7:00 p.m., I was out in the backyard checking my humming bird feeders when I heard this terrible cry. At first I thought it was an injured deer as there are many around where […]

  • Debra and Sweetie from Capitol Area Humane Society

    Debra and Sweetie from Capitol Area Humane Society

    Human: Debra Canine: Sweetie Location: Capitol Area Humane Society Type: Poodle Our Story: I was volunteering for the Columbus Ohio Capitol Area Humane Society. I was a foster Mom for little kittens that were too small to get shots yet. One weekend I was asked to come in and help with 40 dogs that were […]

  • nikki & brian and Bogey from pennsylvania

    nikki & brian and Bogey from pennsylvania

    Human: nikki & brian Canine: Bogey Location: pennsylvania Type: Miniature Schnauzer Our Story: We had just put our beloved Romeo (Miniature Schnauzer) of 15 years to sleep due to kidney, liver and heart failure. We went home and knew we would get another one and were cruising the internet for breeders in PA. We had […]

  • Bradley and Jet from I don’t remember

    Bradley and Jet from I don’t remember

    Human: Bradley Canine: Jet Location: I don’t remember Type: Boxer / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Our Story: Well, my family and I were coming home from our grandma’s house when my brother sees a small dog in the truck. It was jumping around everywhere. The driver probably saw my brother’s expression and made an […]

  • Delcee and Tanner Forest from East Freedom PA

    Delcee and Tanner Forest from East Freedom PA

    Human: Delcee Canine: Tanner Forest Location: East Freedom PA Type: Labrador Retriever / Basset Hound mix Our Story: My brother-in-law at the time was working with a logging company and one morning in December he stumbled upon this young pup and siblings. So he packed them up after work and took them home. He kept […]

  • Mandy and Kalani from Clovis NM

    Mandy and Kalani from Clovis NM

    Human: Mandy Canine: Kalani Location: Clovis NM Type: Labrador Retriever / Australian Cattle Dog mix Our Story: Kalani was abandoned by her owners when they moved and left her chained up in the backyard. From there she was bounced from adoptive home to foster home back and forth beginning to form the impression that no […]

  • Anna Juarez and Electra from Young Park, Las Cruces, NM

    Anna Juarez and Electra from Young Park, Las Cruces, NM

    Human: Anna Juarez Canine: Electra Location: Young Park, Las Cruces, NM Type: Australian Shepherd / German Shepherd Dog mix Our Story: When my beloved Ruby (Chow/Blue Heeler mix) died, I knew I could never find another dog like her. I went to the shelter for a couple of months, looking, but just never made a […]

  • Sue and Penny from Redding, CA

    Sue and Penny from Redding, CA

    Human: Sue Canine: Penny Location: Redding, CA Type: Labrador Retriever / American Pit Bull Terrier mix Our Story: Mu husband and I were at the local dog park with our hound dog, Balou. A young woman and small girl had this beautiful four-month old Pit Bull mix puppy who was playing with the other dogs. […]

  • Robin and Honey Bear from Phoenix AZ-California

    Robin and Honey Bear from Phoenix AZ-California

    Human: Robin Canine: Honey Bear Location: Phoenix AZ-California Type: Chow Chow Our Story: After being in a serious car accident on the East Coast which left me unable to travel for weeks, I finally was able to travel back to California. Two days after I got home, my beloved Chow Chow Kylie, whom I had […]

  • Isabelle and Mootsie from Northeast Animal Shelter

    Isabelle and Mootsie from Northeast Animal Shelter

    Human: Isabelle Canine: Mootsie Location: Northeast Animal Shelter Type: English Springer Spaniel / Border Collie mix Our Story: My friends and I had been dropping off donations at the animal shelter all summer long. My family and I had been talking about getting another dog, but we had some pretty specific criteria. The dog had […]