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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.

Three Dog Rescue Stories: Building A Family

Life is better with two dogs. Or that is how our family functions best. My first dog when I graduated from college was a Dalmatian named Domino. I adopted him when he was nine months old and enjoyed his companionship until a ripe age of nearly 14 years old. He traveled with me across the U.S., through just about every state, four times but eventually we settled in North Carolina where I bought my first home. With new home ownership came a sense of settling down and my desire for a second dog grew stronger. So I set out to find a dog in need of a home through various local rescue groups and shelters. A little black lab mix with an adorable under bite found his way into our hearts. His name was Storm and he was about two years old. And this is where my love for the companionship of two dogs – for myself and for one another – grew into a must have in our house…

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Dog Rescue Story: First There Was Remington

Remington

Our first dog as a couple was a Golden Retriever named Remington. My husband was not allowed to have a dog while growing up so when our new neighbors moved in with a litter of Golden puppies, and Ken had to adopt one of them. Three-month-old Remington joined our family in early 1999 and quickly made Golden lovers of us. He was a huge part of our family until we lost him to liver cancer in July 2008. No warning, he just stopped eating and was gone within a month after the vet diagnosed his disease. We were devastated…

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Dog Rescue Story: Angie and Dana

Angie and Dana

I will never forget the day that we brought home our rescue pups, Angie and Dana. We had just bought our first house one month earlier. My husband, Brian, knew I wanted a dog but said that we needed to get settled first before adding to our long list of new responsibilities. That bright Saturday morning, I thought I was going on yet another house shopping trip with Brian, with a big grin on his face, turned into the pet store parking log where they were having an adoption fair. I just smiled at him and asked. Yes was the answer…

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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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