Stories

Readers share their dog stories of rescue, companionship, friendship and more. Please send us yours and we would may just feature your story as well.

Bringing Sally Home: Our Dog Adoption Process

Sally the dog with pup parents Kimberly & Pat

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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Top Dog Interview: Lilly And Chicko

Group of Goldens on road in Germany

Our next Top Dog interview is with Lilly an adorable Golden Retriever and therapy dog living in Germany with his parents and brother Chicko, a rescue Golden. Learn what it’s like living in Europe, some of Lilly’s favorite pastimes (hint: it involves mud) and more about this sweet pup…

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Top Dog Interview: Bugsy Airstream Dog

Bugsy on top of mountain

Bugsy the Airstream dog loves adventure! That might come as a surprise to anyone who knew her when she was plucked from the winter streets and brought to the pound in 2015, terrified, starving, and sickly. When she first came home, she was scared of everything outside: loud bangs, people, cars, trains, bikes – basically anything that moved or made noise. Packing a skittish beastie into an Airstream and roaming around the country didn’t make complete sense, but in each new place, she relaxed and blossomed more, and soon became a confident, expert traveler. Get to know Bugsy in our latest Top Dog interview…

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Top Dog: Batman The Batpug

Batman the Batpug sitting on the floor

Batman the Batpug is an adorable pug from the UK who love dressing up as (well you guessed it) Batman! He might not have superhero powers, but he is super cute and has one funny sense of humor. He’s also quite talented and has his own App which allows you to share adorable pug emojis on your keyboard (genius right?). Read on to learn more about how Batpug came to be a celebrity dog and have a good chuckle in our latest Top Dog interview…

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Top Dog Interview: Eggnog The Bulldog

Eggnog the bulldog drinking eggnog out of a mug

Eggnog the Bulldog is an adorable pup that is less than a year old but has already created quite the following with her sweet, wrinkly face. Scroll through her Instagram account (@eggnogthebulldog), and you’ll see her adventures with her mom Jen (including her love of eggnog, of course). This pup definitely has found a happy home, and we were so thrilled for the chance to chat with Eggnog in our latest Top Dog interview series. Read on to learn more, including how she helps raise money for dogs and families in need…

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Top Dog: Keeping Up With Chloe Kardoggian

Chloe Kardoggian

When Chloe was born too small to breed, she was given away. After bouncing around from home to home, she has found her way to her forever home. Shortly after going to live with her new human, they started an Instagram 
account to keep Chloe’s old family current on 
her new life in New York City. She was so photogenic 
and eager to pose that they started having some 
fun with the captions and photos and soon enough 
Chloe’s followers were climbing by the thousands. At 12 years old, Chloe and her human are doing great work to spread the word about senior dog adoptions and Chihuahua rescue. Read to learn more…

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Top Dog Interview: Garth The Golden

Garth the Golden laying on stairs

Garth the Golden has quite the precious face and he has built quite the social media following in a short period of time. From his birth through where he aspires to be one day. Read on to learn more about the Golden Retriever named after one of Country Music’s legends, Garth Brooks in our latest Top Dog interview…

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

Rescue Dog: ASPCA Giving Dogs a Second Chance

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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Top Dog Interview: Blind Hiker Trevor Thomas’ Dog Tennille

Blind Hiker Trevor Thomas' Dog Tennille

As if that list isn’t impressive enough, she is also a sponsored athlete and brand ambassador for SPOT, Ruffwear, Marmot, Big Agnes, and In Clover. She has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, NBC Nightly News, numerous local and regional television spots, will be featured on The Secret Lives of Dogs in January 2017, and is a feature in Service Tales Book by Ace Collins. Tennille is currently in active service and resides in Charlotte, NC with her partner, Trevor Thomas…

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Interview with TurboRoo the Two-Legged Chihuahua

Interview with TurboRoo the Two-Legged Chihuahua

TurboRoo was only 4 weeks old when he was brought into The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis, Indiana. The breeder surrendered him, expressing concern because he was born without his two front legs and knew that he would need more one-on-one attention. Now TurboRoo is happily adopted, loving life and inspiring others to do the same. He has such an uplifting story to share and we were thrilled to have the chance to chat with Turbo’s mom and TurboRoo himself…

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