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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.

Dog Rescue Story: Blue

Blue

Eight years ago I moved to a large home and wanted a very small dog. I visited two shelters many times but never seemed to be there at the right time. In desperation, I asked the kennel keeper if she could suggest a dog for me. She said a 40-pound, year-old stray was on death row and might be a good fit if I had no children at home…

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Dog Rescue Stories: Charlie And Betty Lou

Charlie

One night while surfing online somehow this picture popped up and it was Charlie (to this day I have no idea how I found myself on the Furry Angels website). It was love at first sight. We had never heard about the Furry Angels Foundation, but we emailed a request to see if he was available. The foundation responded and after finding out what he had been through, we knew he was the one…

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Dog Rescue Story: Gracie The Unplanned Rescue

My wife, Kim, and I have donated to Best Friends Animal Society for 15 years. We really like their positive, upbeat approach to communications and their vision of a no kill nation through education, spay and neuter programs and rescue organizations. We volunteer at their international headquarters and sanctuary in southern Utah as often as we can. We already had two rescue dogs and a cat and I was not at all interested in adding to the family, but when I finally met Gracie, I knew I had to take her home…

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Reporting Live with Brooklyn And Bonnie

Morgan Thomas and Dogs

Our Top Dog(s) for July are Bonnie, a three year old black lab, and Brooklyn, a nine month old boxer/bloodhound mix. They are the sweet puppies of Morgan Thomas, a dear friend of mine and TV reporter in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since I met Morgan more than 10 years ago, she has always been in front of the camera working on a career in entertainment as well as a huge animal lover and advocate for helping find homes for furry friends.

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Interview with Super Smiley, That Flash Mob Dog

Smily and Angel the Dog

Super Smiley is this month’s Top Dog. He is a mixed breed pup with a killer smile that will charm the pants off of just about anyone. Perhaps this is how he can convince so many people that adopting rescue dogs is really the best way to go (and we could not agree more, Smiley!). His wide grin has captured the attention of Betty White, Katherine Heigl, Dick Van Patten and other celebrities too. He also has been the inspiration behind an award-winning radio show and documentaries, has received an Honorary Mention award from the Humane Society of the United States, and is the creator of nationwide touring flash mob and a humane education program for kids called The Super Smiley® Kindness Program…

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A Dogs March Toward Spring

New Puppy

Despite the fact that the groundhog saw his shadow a few weeks back, we are still getting pretty encouraged by the warmer weather on the horizon. And, no one is more excited than my dogs that have been spent every day during this past week of sunshine and 65+ degree days in NC in the backyard enjoying the rays and outdoor adventures! We’ve been busy this past month bringing you new tips and tricks to help you and your pup live an even happier life together. Here are a few of the ones we thought you might enjoy…

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