Rescue

Our guide to rescuing dogs, including stories about people and the dogs that have saved them. We truly believe that the term “who saved who” could not apply more when it comes to rescuing a dog in need of a forever home.

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ASPCA’s CEO Matt Bershadker & Behavioral Rehab Centers for Animals

The ASPCA is developing groundbreaking dog rehabilitation approaches that are giving rescuers new hope, and even more importantly, victimized dogs a second chance. That’s the idea behind the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey, where a team of experts uses scientifically-based behavior modification techniques to help severely undersocialized dogs overcome their fears…

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Adopt, Don’t Shop: A Phrase Worth Thousands Of Lives

Have you heard the latest catch-phrase, “Adopt, Don’t Shop?” If so, you might be wondering what it means. Adopt, Don’t Shop is a campaign slogan that a growing number of animal rights proponents are using to promote adopting pets from shelters, rather than buying them from pet stores. What’s behind the movement? Is it controversial? And how can you get involved? Read on for answers to all these questions and more…

Izzy The Chow And Amber Of We The Dogs DC (Caption: Top Dog: Izzy The Chow & We The Dogs)

Get To Know Izzy The Chow And We The Dogs

Izzy isn’t just any adorable chow. She’s a rescue pup and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Fluff on a mission to help other pups. Her mom Amber was one of the co-founders of We The Dogs DC, a nonprofit which aims to connect local dog owners and advocates to support animal rescue organizations…

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Adopting & Fostering With Cavalier Rescue USA

I adopted our Cav Lexie through Cavalier Rescue USA and wanted to share more about the great work their organization is doing in hopes it could help others who are considering adopting (or fostering) this lovable breed. So we interviewed Michelle from Cavalier Rescue USA to learn more…

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How To Become A Foster Dog Parent

The stigma that shelter dogs are bad dogs is a stereotype that is completely untrue. Unfortunately, too many dogs are in shelters, and people are scared to adopt them because they think there must be some reason that they were sent to the shelter to begin with. Read on to learn the real deal about shelter dogs and what you can do to help…

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How Your Pet Shelter Donations Can Help Pets In Need

Most pet shelters operate using donations from the community. Often, the number of resources the shelters have don’t even come close to the amount of need they face. Unfortunately, while pet shelter donations are something that many people think about, they rarely seem to make them. While you may think that money is the only way you can help, there are actually many things you can do to aid your local animal shelter. Whether you donate your time or items that can either be used, sold or auctioned, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many pets in just a few simple steps…

Domino and Storm Hiking in Blue Ridge Mountains NC

Three Dog Rescue Stories: Building A Family

Life is better with two dogs. Or that is how our family functions best. Domino and Storm came first. Now Bella and Lily fill our home and our hearts with joy. But how did we find one another and who rescued who?

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Pandemic Rescue Dog Stories: Who Saved Who During COVID-19?

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in pet adoptions across the world. As people quarantined at home, they’ve looked to furry family members to fill their life with joy and companionship. Studies show that pets help people cope with anxiety and loneliness. Read these uplifting stories from readers who rescued dogs during the COVID-19 lockdown…

Sally the dog with pup parents Kimberly & Pat (Caption: Dog Adoption Process: Sally's Story)

Bringing Sally Home: Our Dog Adoption Process

My husband and I went to the local Humane Society on a Saturday morning, after waiting years for the right time to get a dog. In the past, we moved around a lot and just didn’t feel it was the right time for us to care for another living creature. After getting a permanent home for ourselves and also getting our schedules to slow down, we knew it was the perfect time to grow our family…

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How To Adopt A Dog Guide (And Our Experience)

You’re considering adopting a dog! And you are taking the time to research how to care for it before you’ve even adopted – way to go! We couldn’t be more pleased with your decision. There are many dogs in shelters just waiting for great homes like yours to call their own. Dog adoption is a fun experience but you also have many things to consider, like the age of dog you’re going to adopt. We’ll tell you what to expect for each age group to help you make your dog adoption experience a successful one full of love and joy…

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Susie’s Hope Film: A Rescue Story

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and we’re not the only dog lovers with canine rescue stories and animal humane treatment on the brain. RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC seems to have an interest in canine rescue, too. At their 2013 festival, RiverRun will be screening Susie’s Hope, a film, based on true events, that tells the story of Donna Lawrence and her adoption of a Pit Bull-mix puppy — a puppy that someone had set on fire and left for dead — just months after surviving a horrific Pit Bull attack herself…

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