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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.

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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Fifty the Two-Legged Pit Bull Dog

Fifty the Two-Legged Pitbull Dog

In September 2007, Fifty fell victim to Pit Bull breed discrimination and was shot with a gun by a police officer in both of his right limbs. This led to a double amputation and survived with two strong legs. He was put in a shelter and was adopted 9 months later by his current mom. Fifty now lives happily in his forever home in Chicago, Illinois where he is an ambassador for pit bulls and dogs everywhere to make sure they are treated with respect and dignity. Let’s learn from our mistakes and stop history from repeating itself. His smile and spirit is likely to help you understand why you should never, ever judge a book from its cover. Now, let’s get to know Fifty the two-legged Pitbull in this exclusive interview…

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Top Dog Interview: Knox the Dox

Knox the Dox in PJ's

What’s not to love about this adorable one year old, long-haired, honey red colored, mini dachshund from North Carolina? Knox the Dox is Sadie Tripawd’s little brother. Together they are two peas in a pod and too cute for words. We think you’ll agree! Knox is an Internet sensation (you may have seen this picture of him in his PJ’s online – even Snoop Dogg shared it). So we pounced on the chance to chat more with Knox about his sense of style, his experiences to-date with fame and what it’s like being so darn good-looking…

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2015 Dog of the Year Interview with Peanut

Peanut in the park: Fitbark Dog Interview with Peanut

The latest in our Top Dog series is an interview with Canine Journal’s 2015 Dog of the Year Contest winner! Peanut is a small dog but has a huge heart and quite the personality. Since he was the winner of our Dog of the Year contest we wanted to take a moment to get to know Peanut better. Learn his story, his favorite tips and tricks and his best tips to stay active in the new year and beyond…

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Top Dog Interview with Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver was born on the 4th of July and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is your typical Labrador Retriever and loves swimming, fetching, rolling in everything, making her family happy and playing with her sister Masey, a Golden Retriever, and her two brother kittens, Pouncer and Clover. Her absolute favorite two things to do are playing in the creek behind the house and being an active member of our family! She is a very, very special dog with a unique personality that is well-loved and taken care of by her family. Everyone that meets Denver quickly realizes she truly has a personality unlike any animal they have ever seen…

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Top Dog Interview with Rosie Pig

Rosie Pig in antler ears

Rosie Pig has been called “part chihuahua, part pig”! Of course she’s not really part pig! She got her most unusual name, because of the sound her nose makes as she searches the floor for tidbits and crumbs dropped by her people. Get to know her better in our exclusive interview…

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Top Dog Interview – Malchik, A Sochi Dog Rescue Story

Malchik in grass

Malchik is one of the dogs saved from the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia. He’s approximately 3.5 years old, according to his DNA test he is a Whippet-Beagle-Dalmation-German Shepherd-Mixed Breed mix and lives in North Carolina with another shelter dog named Finn. It took a day for him to travel from Sochi to Moscow and then he flew from Moscow to Dulles, Virginia. He’s been traveling ever since! He gets to go to work some days, he’s been to 9 states plus the District of Columbia in just over a year, and wants to have his story help other dogs in need. He’s a little 30 pound dynamo with lots to do! (Though he might get distracted by a squeaky toy from time to time)…

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