Woman Overcomes Her Struggles and Opens an Animal Rescue in Honduras

In Roatan, Honduras there is a dedicated team that is fighting for the safety and well-being of the local animals and community. Behind the magic is a passionate animal lover, Janessa Baar, who overcame her personal struggles to make this dream a reality. In 2007, Janessa found herself immersed in the darkness of a pain killer addiction. After a series of painful back surgeries, she became addicted to the opioids that were prescribed to her and continued to struggle in … Read more

Veteran Gained The Support Of A “Doggie Buddy” Thanks To Our Customers!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  The Cape Fear Chapter of Pets for Vets was proud to match Gunner with his new Veteran Dad, Fidel. Fidel served in the Marines attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is also a combat Veteran, having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fidel is married with two young children and lives in a … Read more

Former Bait Dog Gets New Lease On Life Thanks To Your Help!

Warning: Some of the photos below may be disturbing for some viewers.  Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Based on her physical injuries, Blossom had a rough past. It’s believed that she was a victim of dog fighting and possibly used as a bait dog. Whatever awful things happened to, it left her with severe trauma to the left … Read more

Blue Was Given A Second Chance Because Of Your iHeartDogs Store Purchases!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  BLUE was in danger at the Riverside Shelter after having no rescue interest. He’d obviously had no training, was cumbersome and strong. With all this against him, he was looking at becoming another statistic. Image Source: START Rescue   Yet, he touched the heart of Nikki T., who brought BLUE to START Rescue’s attention and with a … Read more

Your Purchases Helped Kai Overcome His Fears, Now Let’s Help Get Him Adopted!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Do you ever wonder what makes a dog so fearful of human’s touch that they refuse everything, including food? Us too. Sadly, we may never know the answer to this question. RAD Rescue took in a very fearful Pit Bull mix over a year ago named Kai. He arrived at the Pima Animal … Read more

Without Your Support, King May Have Never Found His Forever Family

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  When a disaster strikes, shelters in nearby states will often intake adoptable pets from shelters in the affected area to make room for displaced owned pets to reunite with their families. The grant from Greater Good helped Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation to intake, house, and care for dogs at risk due … Read more

A Rural Shelter Received HUGE Updates Because Of Your Purchases!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  The ANNA Shelter (Association for Needy and Neglected Animals) is a small, rural shelter in Erie, Pennsylvania. They were the lucky recipients of Pedigree’s 48 – See What Good Food Can Do campaign for the entire state of Pennsylvania. They won a generous grant for improvements to their shelter along with much needed … Read more

Thanks To You iHeartDogs HEROES, These 85+ Animals Received A Second Chance At Life!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Animal Lifeline successfully coordinated transport, immediate care, and foster placements for over 85 animals that needed assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. This tremendous effort was made possible thanks to a grant they received from Greater Good and the Second Chance Movement. The funding they received was able to relieve some … Read more

Your Purchases Are Funding Much-Needed Service Dogs for Veterans

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible. 

Our veterans are in crisis. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. Patriot PAWS Service Dogs receives over 140 calls each week from veterans inquiring about a service dog and that number continues to rise. As Patriot PAWS Service Dogs continues to grow due to the great need for service dogs, they have increased the number of puppies coming into the program. At present, they have 62 dogs in the program, all at various stages of their training.

“Here is a group of service dogs in training, still puppies, who came into our program thanks in part to Greater Good’s grant. Pups: Chris, Kiera, Sebert, Reba, and Rose came into the program early this spring.” – Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

Image Source: Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

 

They had been at the Patriot PAWS main campus in Rockwall, Texas for their initial evaluation and training. From there, the training takes them to their inmate trainers in two of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice units, Crain and Lane Murray, with whom they’re partnered. It’s there that they work on their core foundation training. After the finish, the pups are sent on their way to Student Puppy Raisers at Texas A&M University to continue the foundation training, as well as important socialization.

Sebert @ Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
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These pups, like all who go through their program, will continue to rotate through the main campus in Rockwall, Texas, the inmate trainers at the three prison units within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Student Puppy Raisers at Texas A&M University, as well as Puppy Raisers in the DFW Metroplex for their 2 – 2.5 year training. The pups are continuously monitored and evaluated throughout their training and rotated to ensure the highest quality!

“The grant awarded to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs by Greater Good has made a direct impact. These pups are looking good and heading into an exciting leg of their training!” – Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

 

Image Source: Patriot PAWS Service Dogs via Facebook

 


Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is just one of the many groups that benefit from Greater Good through the Pets & Vets program. Every time you make a purchase from the iHeartDogs shop, you’re helping fund projects just like this!

 

20% of Sales Of This Product Are Donated To Help Pair Veterans with Shelter or Service Dogs

Your Purchases Helped Fund Crucial Updates For This Animal Care Center

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities like Rescue Rebuild. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Pima County Animal Care Center and the Christopher Columbus Park both had needs they couldn’t afford to address. While they had plenty of room for agility and enrichment, after taking care of all the animals, there was little money left to cover much-needed updates. They also wanted a way for … Read more

How This Bracelet Raised Over $400,000 To Provide Veterans with Service Dogs

As many of you know, iHeartDogs is a veteran owned company with a passion for supporting our troops, especially those deeply affected physically and emotionally by war. In November of 2020, we launched a new product, our Never Forgotten USA Flag Bracelet. Each purchase of this bracelet provided funds to help GreaterGood provide service dogs and shelter dogs to US veterans. Little did we know how popular it would become, and one year later we’re incredibly humbled to announce that … Read more

There’s a Puppy in This Airplane Pilot’s Lap for One Unbelievably Touching Reason

It’s not every day you see a puppy in the cockpit of an airplane. But this is no ordinary plane, no ordinary flight, and no ordinary airline. It’s mission isn’t to transport people from one place to another. It’s mission is to transport shelter pets from high risk, high kill shelters to no-kill shelters where they can be adopted by a loving family. These all volunteer pilots are heroes in the truest sense of the word, donating their time and … Read more

This Amazing Shelter Rebuild Was Made Possible Thanks To You!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Lake County Animal Shelter had an issue familiar to most shelters—they rely heavily on donations to fund vaccines, shots, spay/neuters, food, supplies, utility bills, etc. With so many expenses, it’s easy to let building and property maintenance take a back seat. This is where Rescue Rebuild entered the picture. The team started on … Read more

‘Pets For Life’ Programs Strive To Keep Dogs & Cats Out Of Shelters

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) does far more than operate shelters nationwide, they also do their best to keep pets from entering the shelter system at all. Their Pets For Life program targets high-risk, low-income communities and provides education, supplies and veterinary services to keep pets safe, healthy, and at home where they belong. Community Outreach is a fundamental principle of the Pets for Life program. Amanda and this wonderful family are a beautiful example of “peak … Read more

This Young Vet Runs A Clinic Providing Free Care To Homeless People’s Dogs

Ruby Shorrock is only 24-years-old, but she has already managed to graduate veterinary school, open a revolutionary new clinic, and selflessly serve the pets – and humans – of her community. The young vet is an inspiration to the homeless men and women she helps, as well as the entire veterinary community who have taken notice of her service and begun to spread the goodwill. A photo posted by The Trusty Paws Clinic (@trusty_paws) on Sep 4, 2015 at 12:05pm … Read more

Vet Offers Free Services To Homeless Owners & Their Dogs

For some people who are homeless, a dog is the only family that they have. What’s worse, many shelters don’t allow dogs, forcing homeless pet owners to make a decision: spend the night in a warm shelter with a bed and a meal, or stay cold and hungry on the streets so as not to abandon their dogs. Of course, most choose the latter. Realizing that there was a huge lack of resources for homeless pet parents, vet student Ruby Shorrock, along with … Read more

Community Decorates A Snow Covered Tree In Honor Of Dogs Past & Present

The city of Billings, Montana is a dream destination for dogs. On top of all the gorgeous walking trails and scenic parks, several restaurants and businesses also cater to the pooches. So when an impromptu memorial honoring man’s best friend began appearing around the city at Christmastime it was no shock to Marcia Clausing, co-chair of the organization Friends of Billings Dog Parks. “It’s probably the work of a neighborhood dog-walking group. They probably do it because they love their … Read more

Chef Creates Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinners For Shelter Dogs & Cats

Some very lucky shelter pets will enjoy Thanksgiving in style this year. Chef Malik Von Saint has pledged his culinary skills to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter where he will create decadent cuisine for the residents. Chef Von Saint has designed two separate three-course meals to delight both canine and feline palates. The shelter hopes the public event will raise adoption rates by drawing out a new crowd of potential adopters. Stop by next Wednesday and wish our cats and … Read more

11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Uses Her Wish To Help Local Shelter Dogs

Every 35 minutes the Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills a request for a child battling a life-threatening illness. Most kids wish for a trip to Disney World or a visit from their favorite celebrity, but 11-year-old Anna Getner’s dream was to improve her local shelter and help dogs get adopted. The sixth grader from Wilton, Connecticut completed a grueling treatment regimen for Leukemia that began more than 2 years ago. When the Connecticut chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted her to find … Read more

Dog Treat Company Employs Homeless Teens Who Can Relate To Homeless Pets

Homeless youth and shelter animals have a lot in common: they’ve been forced out of their homes; they’ve often been abused and neglected; and they’re searching for a place where they can belong. But unlike shelter animals, these kids can learn how to build a successful life for themselves, when given a few skills and a second chance.   That’s why dog treat company Lindy & Co. thought that the homeless teens of Dayton, Ohio–where the company is based–would make the perfect employees.   There, the … Read more

Check Out The Swankiest Boarding Facilities You’ve Ever Seen

55% of Americans leave at least some of their vacation time unused each year. In many cases, the worry and expense of leaving their pets behind plays a role in that decision. If you’re anything like me, you experience a feeling of guilt every time you walk out the door and leave your pups behind – even if it’s just for a few hours.   The people behind K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel can relate. That’s why they created 7 … Read more

Help Us Find This Adorable Dog a Home!

In case you missed it, watch as we introduce a local rescue pup in need of a home. We have partnered with a local rescue to feature pets who are a little more shy and in need of permanent homes, who don’t get the chance to show off their personalities in stressful situations, such as adoption events. We are located in Orange County, California, and so are our adoptable pets. ABOUT SAWYER Say hello to Sawyer! This tiny 2-year-old fellow … Read more

Your Support In Action: The Ft. McMurray Wildfires

When the Ft. McMurray wildfires devastated so many homes, residents left with only the clothes on their backs. We were able to work with the Edmonton Food Bank and GreaterGood.org to help. Their biggest need was donations of new clothing. Thanks to your continued support, we were able to send over 2,500 iHeartDogs.com brand shirts to those in need! CREDIT: DarrenRD, Creative Commons