Florida Couple Runs Busy Dog Rescue Right Out Of Their Home

Danny and Run Rescue

Most dog rescues rely on dozens of foster homes to function. But anyone who has fostered a canine knows that having an extra dog around can be a lot of work. Imagine if you had to care for about 70 adoptable dogs at once! A Florida couple runs a dog rescue right out of their own home. They could have anywhere from 20 to 75 dogs in their house at once, and they make it look effortless. Since they started … Read more

8-Year-Old Boy Rides His Bike To Save Dogs From The China Meat Trade

Boy biking for dogs

When most 8-year-olds go for a bike ride, they just do it for fun. But Rhys Stevens is doing it to make a difference in this world. Rhys will keep biking long distances to help raise money and awareness for the victims of the dog meat trade in China. And so far, he’s raised more than enough money to make an impact. Specifically, Rhys gathered enough money to bring a rescue Husky away from the meat trade and toward a … Read more

UPDATE: Pup Thrown Off Balcony Is Training To Become A Veteran’s Service Dog

Miracle German Shepherd

A few months ago, a one-year-old German Shepherd survived a nasty fall. Her human tossed her off a second-floor balcony, right in front of police officers. Volusia County Animal Services took the pup into custody and nicknamed her “Miracle.” That drop could’ve killed her, but she landed on her feet and sustained minimal injuries. After life in foster care, Miracle is now preparing for her happily ever after. Humans rushed to save her life that day, so now it’s time … Read more

15-Year-Old “Southern Gentleman” Needs Some Luck On His Side

Swampy featured

Swampy the bully mix is all dressed up for Saint Patrick’s Day, but with nowhere to go. At 15-years-old, finding a forever home is hard. Poor Swampy already lost two loving families through no fault of his own, and now he’s down on his luck. But maybe the luck of the Irish will finally be on his side. The St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter in Louisiana is working hard to find a forever home for Swampy. They describe him as … Read more

Shelter Director And Overlooked Pit Bull Trade Places For A Day

Dog and Human Trade Places

A Pit Bull named Max has spent over 440 days at the Susquehanna SPCA in New York. He’s the longest current resident, and staff find it unfair that such a sweet dog keeps getting overlooked. So, the shelter devised a plan to draw more attention to the charming pup. Shelter director Stacie Haynes chose to swap places with the 5-year-old Pit Bull for a day. She knows that staying at a shelter for too long can take a toll on … Read more

Paralyzed Dog Is Searching For A Family To “Ski” With And Love Forever

Courage Skis

Courage the rescue dog doesn’t let anything hold her back. She might not look like the average dog, but she acts as if nothing is wrong. Courage’s back legs are paralyzed, but she’s still able to run around and play like before. It’s all thanks to her special wheelchair and loving foster mom. But Courage’s wheelchair is so much more than just a set of wheels. It also has ski attachments, which allow her to sprint through the snow. Like … Read more

“How A Tiny, Injured Puppy Healed Me When I Needed It Most”

ellie rescue story

As a licensed vet tech, I have met many injured pups throughout my career. Working in emergency medicine introduces you to so many furry friends in need, but one touched my heart in a different way. About 5 years ago I walked into my job at the animal hospital, ready to start a normal shift. Across the room on the treatment table was a tiny puppy with multiple wounds, visibly shaken up from her traumatic evening. The technician currently working … Read more

Special Needs Puppy Stood Up By Adopters Receives Hundreds Of Gifts & Adoption Requests

Jack Special Needs Puppy

Jack, the 9-month-old American Bully, got all spruced up when someone expressed interest in adopting him. The 30-pound pup has special needs that make it difficult for him to walk, but he refused to let that stop him from finding a home. Rescue staff drove Jack 40 minutes away to meet his potential adopters, but sadly, they never showed! Jack was heartbroken. Staff and volunteers did everything they could to comfort Jack after the disappointment. Someone even gifted him a … Read more

Abandoned Pit Bull With Frostbite Clings To Towel For Warmth

A jogger in Branford, Connecticut found a lonely dog on their morning run. The white Pit Bull mix was alone in a parking lot, sleeping on an old towel. No one was around and the dog seemed malnourished and in pain. So, the jogger called animal control to alert them of the situation. Officials suspect the dog was abandoned the night before, left to fend for himself during one of the coldest nights of the year. On top of all … Read more

Injured Dog Seeks Love After Family Removes His Eyes And Surrenders Him

Louis the Blind Dog

Louis thought life was great. He had a family who seemed perfect to him despite their flaws. But they weren’t everything he dreamed them to be. When the going got tough, Louis’ family turned their backs on him. Now, he’s left wondering what he did wrong. After waiting too long to treat Louis’ eye infection, the family opted to remove his eyes. Louis knew he could adapt, but post surgery, his family wasn’t happy. Now that the pup was blind, … Read more

Abandoned Dog Sleeps On Human’s Jacket, Waiting For Their Return

Abandoned Dog with Jacket

Dogs are so loyal and devoted that many families don’t deserve them. A sweet dog named Honey was abandoned by her humans and left on the side of the road. She had nothing but her human’s jacket with her, so she curled up on it, praying they’d return. The scared dog waited on that familiar jacket for as long as she could, but cars just kept passing. Little did Honey know, she also suffered from severe medical conditions during her … Read more

Rescuers Shut Down Cat Meat Restaurant And Slaughterhouse Saving 19 Cats & 5 Dogs

Millions of cats and dogs are butchered across Southeast Asia every year, but animal welfare groups have been hard at work trying to stop the barbaric dog and cat meat trade. And groups like Four Paws are making progress at every turn. In 2019, Four Paws, an international organization working to save animals from cruelty, began an investigation into the cat and dog meat trade in Vietnam. Research showed that 5 million animals, 1 million of those being cats, are … Read more

Starving Dog Unrecognizable When Returned To Shelter

Please note: some photos depict extreme neglect.  When we adopt a dog, we’re making a promise for the rest of their lives. But is that promise to keep them with us through thick and thin, or to make the best possible choices for them? Those aren’t always the same thing. At the age of two years old, Roland – then named Shorty – was up for adoption at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas. His intake photo shows … Read more

UK Shelter Dogs Write Letters To Santa Begging For Forever Homes

Shelter Dogs Letters to Santa

Every December, dogs all over the world sit at shelters, wishing they had a home for Christmas. These dogs have often been overlooked for months, and sometimes even years. Shelters and rescues try their best to make Christmas as special as possible for the dogs in their care, but it’s never the same as having a forever family. This year, dogs all over the United Kingdom are speaking up. They wrote letters to Santa, asking him for a forever home. … Read more

Shelter Tradition Places Dogs In Temporary Homes For The Holidays

Thousands of dogs have to spend the holidays at a shelter each year. But they all deserve a warm, loving home more than anything. That’s why Jacksonville shelters started a special program in 2012 that helps adoptable dogs find a home for the holidays. It’s called “Silent Night.” To participate in Silent Night, Florida families can choose to foster a dog for the holiday season. This gives the dogs a comfortable place to stay and it might even land them … Read more

Dog Takes Cross-Country Journey Home, But Gets Adopted By Someone Else

Keeping Finn

Things don’t always go as planned. But sometimes, they actually end up being better than expected. So, a rescue pup named Finn is glad his journey to find a family wasn’t quite as easy as planned because he wouldn’t change his life for the world. Brothers Henry and Elias Friedman went on a cross-country road trip together to bring Finn to his new family. Yet, when Finn’s family had a change in plans, the brothers didn’t panic. Instead, Henry decided … Read more

Officials Search For Woman Dragging And Kicking Dog In Horrific Video

WARNING: Topic, images, and video may be sensitive to some. Laredo Crime Stoppers in Texas were on the lookout for a woman whose actions are unforgivable. She’s seen on film abusing a dog, but her identity and location were unknown at first. Officials needed all the help they could get to put an end to this cruelty, so they reached out to the public for information about the situation. Luckily, a tip helped them in their search. What Happened? A … Read more

Puppy Found Sick And Abandoned Has An Important Job Now

Some thoughtless person’s loss became the Surrey and Sussex Dog Unit’s gain in the form of an abandoned dog named Dustin. Well, formerly named Dustin. The pup, since renamed Badger, had a major “glow up,” as they say. Last summer, a resident of Redhill, Surrey found four sick, starving, abandoned Cocker Spaniel puppies. The neglected litter, among which Dustin numbered, had patchy fur and crusty eyes from infections. Soon after, the puppies were taken to the Millbrook Animal Centre in … Read more

Abused And Disobedient, Bulldog Becomes Bilingual To Find His Forever Home

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A frightened American Bulldog was found tied to the gates of an RSPCA animal centre in the early hours of an August morning. Not only was the pup tightly chained and terrified about what he had just been through, but there were also a few unexpected complications to come as well. It took two members of the RSPCA to free the abandoned Bulldog, as he was tied so tightly that he could barely lie down. Once the team was finally … Read more

Terrified Puppy Found Abandoned On Bench With Heartbreaking Note

Dog abandoned on bench

A helpless puppy was found tied to a bench in Mexico, unable to move. He had no food and no water, but he was too terrified to let anyone approach him. The only explanation of his heartbreaking past was a note in Spanish, which seemed to be written by a child. This poor puppy thought his life was coming to an end that day, but animal rescuers refused to give up on him. They helped show him how amazing life … Read more

“Big Head” The Pit Bull Begs For A Home After California Fires

Big Head featured

The deadly California fires weren’t only horrific for the people who witnessed them, but homeless animals were affected too. Many shelter dogs had to relocate during this time. Sadly, this made it even harder for some of them to find homes. A loving Pit Bull named Big Head is one of the many dogs who had to be moved amid the wildfires, but he’s still struggling to find a home. Animal rescue advocates are praying that the power of social … Read more

Family Abandons Pit Bull At Kill Shelter Because She’s “Not A Cute Puppy Anymore”

Pit Bull at shelter

Sadly, not every family treats their dogs with respect. A sweet Pit Bull named Ellie thought she had a loving home. She came to her first family as a puppy, when she was adorable and irresistible to them. But as soon as she turned a year old, her loved ones turned their backs on her. They surrendered her at a high kill shelter in Tennessee, saying they no longer wanted her because she was “not a cute puppy anymore.” This … Read more

America’s Top Shelter Dog Makeover Prize Goes To Matted, Neglected Dog Named Scruffy

As dog lovers, we see the beauty in every dog. Sadly, there are sometimes we have to look a little harder when a dog has lived a life of maltreatment and cruelty. But even when those dogs are scabbed, matted, and starving, we see the magic that is the dog. With the love, patience, and devotion of animal rescue workers and volunteers, these dogs of lost beauty find their canine good looks again. And once they’ve been restored, these gorgeous … Read more

From Alone To Hugs And Kisses, Chowder Is A Happy Puppy

Just a puppy of four months old, Chowder was left to fend for himself in the world. With puncture wounds dotting his face, one can imagine his short life had already known cruelty. As a baby, he should have been snuggled sweetly in a cozy bed in his forever home, but sadly this wasn’t the life he knew. But little did Chowder know, one rainy day while he curled up in a pile of trash snug beneath an old mattress, … Read more

Puppy With Heart Defect Begs Dog Lovers For Support

Josie donaions

Josie the Papillon mix isn’t your typical puppy. Due to a heartbreaking past and unfortunate circumstances, her life expectancy is not much. At only 8 to 12 weeks old, Josie isn’t expected to even live to be a year old. But she’s not ready to give up. Life-changing surgery can increase her lifespan to over 10 years, which is what it should be. This surgery can’t be completed without generous donations though. The Carthage Humane Society in Missouri used to … Read more

Dog With Broken Leg Tied Up And Abandoned At Bus Stop

2020 has been a year for the record books in so many terrible ways. Some sorry excuse for a dog owner has given us one more reason to question the state of humanity. A big, beautiful dog with a front leg that was literally broken in two was found tied up. His human apparently left him there to fend for himself. Thankfully, a good samaritan saved the dog and improved our opinion of mankind.   Mixed Breed Lurcher Found Tied … Read more

16 Neglected Boston Terriers Suffering From Flea Infestations And Wounds Getting Back On Their Paws

Inside the walls of the place they should have called their happy home, 16 Boston Terriers lived a life of pain and neglect. With their owners being evicted from their house, the dogs were relinquished into the care of the Valley Oak SPCA and appeared to have suffered “horrid” conditions. According to Lydia House, executive director at Valley Oak, “Every dog suffered from extreme flea infestations. All were anemic due to the fleas. Many had flea allergies that caused hair … Read more

Senior Dog’s Impatient Family Wanted Her Euthanized, But Someone Saw Her Value

On her 11 acre property in Conyers, Georgia, Melissa runs “Old Dog Home.” The senior dog rescue offers patience, love, and support to rescue dogs over the age of 7 years from the Atlanta area. Just like people, when dogs age they face new challenges that accompany getting old. But that doesn’t make them any less of loving and worthy companions and family members. Sadly, older dogs are often abandoned because their people don’t want to commit to their care … Read more

Lonely Pit Bull Mix Still Needs A Home After 722 Days And Counting

Drools Rescue

For some rescue dogs, finding a family is easy. But for others, it can seem to drag on forever. Drools the 4-year-old Pit Bull and Boxer mix has been waiting for his adoption day for 722 days so far. And he still needs to find that perfect family. Conour Animal Shelter in Monte Vista, Colorado says that Drools is the perfect companion. Like all dogs, he has some specific requests for his new home, but all he really wants is … Read more

Dog Survives After Family Attempts To Bury Him Alive

As Olga Lystseva drove along a highway in northern Russia, she noticed a sad and filthy German Shepherd on the side of the road. While at first she kept driving, she couldn’t stop thinking about him. So, she turned around and drove 9 miles back to where she saw him. Lystseva got some food for the dog and put him in the back of her car. For the entire 93-mile ride to Ukhta, 7-year-old Kiryusha slept soundly. Once there, Olga brought … Read more