This Pitbull Is Proving To Everyone That Fighting Dogs Can Be Rehabilitated

Gremmie was one of 50 dogs rescued off two separate properties in North Carolina – one in Pamlico County and another in Jones County in the same day that the Humane Society of The United States (HSUS) raided. Both were suspected dogfighting operations. “To see him in the condition he was in was heartbreaking,” says Megan Morrisey, Gremmie’s mom. “I remember watching the videos of him and just crying.” Morrisey saw the video of him when he was still in … Read more

This Rescued Pitbull and Her Ball Pit Are Taking The Internet By Storm

Best Friends Animal Society has a very special Border Collier/American Staffordshire Terrier mix looking for a home. She currently resides at their Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Safira is a spayed four-year-old who is “always happy to see her friends and appreciates their attention.” However, she is a bit shy and unsure of new people, so a she will need a patient family to help her bring her out of her shell. A sanctuary visit is required to adopt her. … Read more

A New Way To Adopt? Dog Trainer Offers Trained Rescue Dogs for Sale

One of the main reasons some people will not adopt is that oftentimes, rescue dogs come without much training. Regardless of age, they usually have bad habits and may not even know basic obedience. Jennie Jones, owner of Kindred Spirits Dog Training in Wartrace, Tennessee, has decided to do something about this, hopefully creating more adopters from people that would normally shy away from a shelter dog. In her program, “Saved and Trained,” she selects, trains and socialize rescue dogs … Read more

Deaf Rescue Dog Is Using Her Long Tongue To Spread A Big Message

In 2012, Farrah Marx was 20, living on her own and dealing with a bunch of health/medical issues. She need something, someone, to focus on – a responsibility that wasn’t herself and could help her forget about all the health stuff. So she decided to get a puppy from the Inland Valley Humane Society. In her own words: I was set on adopting a male puppy. I wanted my puppy to be a boy. I was set on it. When … Read more

40 Animals And Counting Have Been Saved, Thanks To One Inspiring Little Boy

From the time that we are young, some of us are lucky to know what are calling in life is. With this gift, we use our talents, our ambitions, and our heart to propel ourselves into the direction in which we want to take our lives. For Ken, a ten-year-old boy living in the Philippines, he knew from a very young age that he wants to dedicate his life to saving animals. With this dream, he created an idea to … Read more

EMERGENCY ALERT – This Dog Needs A Home NOW.

The World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S) is helping Anna Barbosa of  Houston K911 Rescue get a message out about a very special stray dog in Dotson Park located in Houston, Texas. “There are dogs literally everywhere,” says Tom McPhee, producer and director for WA2S. “This gently dog needs to have some immediate attention, but everybody’s filed up.” It is suspected that Houston has more than one million stray dogs. The rescues are doing all they can, but there are just too … Read more

What Should You Do If You Think An Animal Is Being Abused?

Do you suspect an animal in your area is not being cared for properly? Want to do something, but you’re afraid of making your neighbor mad or not following the law correctly, which can sometimes make the situation worse? Every animal lover should know what to do to help save an animal that is not being treated well. The following are the steps recommended by the Humane Society of The United States (HSUS). Know The Signs The first step is knowing … Read more

12 Awesome Things You Can Do For Your Local Shelter

Looking for something special you can do for your local shelter? The amazing team at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary gave us the inside scoop on things that really help a shelter out, which you may have never even thought of before. #1 – Bring in food/snacks for staff/volunteers on busy days #2 – Decorate lobbies and common areas for holidays #3 – Make videos of adoptable animals #4 – Donate your professional time in areas such as marketing, public relations, graphic design, photography, … Read more

Rescuers Noticed Abandoned Dog Was Acting Strangely Until They Saw What Was Under The Porch

While animal rescuers assisted World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S) canine survey volunteers counting stray dogs during phase one of the canine survey in Detroit, Michigan, the field teams frequently came upon dogs that appeared to be in need or under duress. This black dog had become infamous in the neighborhood – pacing the sidewalk outside of an abandoned house and barking at everyone. “She barks at everybody but she hasn’t bit nobody, some people are scared of her,” says the … Read more

Rare Behind The Scenes Look At Rescuing Bait Dogs

Often we see bait dogs after they have been rescued or already adopted. These stories are amazing and some of my favorite to share. However, I think this video is especially important because it actually shows how these dogs are found. Sharing this video can help bring into light the horrifying lives these dogs live prior to being rescued, and why it’s so important that we fight to get stricter penalties for dog fighting everywhere. Executive Director of the World … Read more

This Amazing Man Gives Rescue Dogs A Second Chance To Serve And Protect

Many police and military dogs come from very specific breeding programs all over the world and because of their genetic nature, can be very expensive. While it takes a special type of dog to learn to fight and apprehend a dangerous suspect, there is another line of work that requires no special skills. Detection work, be it search and rescue, illegal drugs or weapons, only needs a strong nose – something every dog has. Fortunately, Brad Croft has founded Universal … Read more

Marine Is Reunited With Abandoned Puppy He Saved While In Afghanistan

Real men are kind to animals. We have always admired men who show their sweet and gentle side to animals. I’m sure the women readers agree, right? A man who is capable of harming an animal is most likely going hurt women and children too. And that is exactly the reason why we admire men who rescue animals, especially the soldiers who have rescued dogs in the areas they are deployed. The thing with dogs is that they crawl their … Read more

Teen Helps Local Rescue Save Dog That’s Living In Abandoned House

This story is proof that age has nothing to do with making a difference. Armand and Mikey are kids in a Detroit neighborhood that help the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue  by calling them when they see a stray or if someone abandons a puppy. In a rough neighborhood and the kids are often not in school, but as one of the rescue workers points out, they could be doing worse things than helping them rescue dogs. On this trip, … Read more

Woman Writes Heartwrenching Letter To Puppy Mill Breeder

Ever wish you could confront the people that were responsible for causing the love of your life, your dog’s, misery?Thersea Strader founded the National Mill Dog Rescue in 2007 in honor of her Italian Greyhound Lily – who was a poster child for the abuse and neglect puppy mill dogs experience. Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a breeding dog. Here is her story, according the website: “Lily spent all of her days confined to … Read more

Abused, Tied Up, & Malnourished, This Dog Now Has a Wonderful Home & Happy Ending!

Last year AT&T technician David Baxter was out on what should have been a routine call when he found a severely neglected dog. She was malnourished to the point of death and her limbs were hogtied with twine. “It was very sad to see a dog in that kind of condition,” Baxter says. She had been tossed into an enclosure that was rarely visited—one every couple of months as the most. The dog had freed herself from the blanket put … Read more

First He Rescues a Puppy. Then He’s SHOCKED to Pull THIS Out from Behind The Trash.

Sometimes, amidst a struggle, you will find something beautiful. That is exactly what Chris Ouwerkerk, a Rescue Driver of the Michigan Humane Society, has discovered. He was dispatched to a call where a puppy was supposedly chained up to a couch that has been thrown out to the curb. What made things worse was that it was raining and it was really cold that day. When he got to the area, he noticed that there was a puppy sitting in … Read more

5 Important Reasons To Adopt, Not Shop!

There will always be dog breeders available. Whether reputable, back yard, or the puppy mill variety, puppies are often a dime a dozen—so to speak. Not only are puppies plentiful, they’re down right adorable. Most potential owners insist on getting a puppy for a variety of reasons; to have an animal their kids will grow up with, they want less “emotional baggage”… the list goes on. But what half of these humans don’t consider is that puppies are work. They … Read more

Saving a Scared, Injured Dog Reveals A Bush Full Of Puppies

Searching for stray dogs can be a dangerous task. Often the dog will hide in places very difficult to get into and aren’t always welcoming to strangers. This sweet girl, later named Iris, made her den in a row of bushes. But as the rescues begin their efforts to pull her from the bushes, a much bigger surprise is revealed!