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This Hound Can’t Help Howling A Happy Song Because Of Your Generosity

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on November 27, 2023

To look at Roscoe the rescue pup is to love him. And being the hound dog he is, this good boy would love to howl a song of happiness for you that tells of his rescue by 9 Lives Rescue of Oklahoma. But Roscoe’s rescue refrain wouldn’t be possible without you, dog lover!

When you shop with iHeartDogs, every single purchase funds donations for canines in need. Whether you purchase a cute dog shirt for yourself or supplements for your dog, that cart full of goodies gives compassion. Through our partnership with Greater Good Charities, we ensure shelter dogs receive food and other necessities while waiting for their forever homes.

One Happy Hound Dog

To date, the GOODS Program has delivered over 578 million meals to shelters and rescues nationwide. That’s more than 6,000 truckloads delivered to hungry animals! And Roscoe was sure happy to get his big bowls of food from GOODS.

He’d been dumped on a country road and called a dirty, old mattress in a trash pile his home. There were no good snacks or snuggly spots to curl up safely. But when Jim from 9 Lives Rescue learned Roscoe was living in such a way, he hopped in his truck and headed out to get the boy.

“As soon as I opened my truck door, he bounded to me and jumped in,” Jim of 9 Lives explained. “He was pretty skinny and hungry…. but now happy!”

“Roscoe turned out to be a wonderful, loving hound. I spend time with him every day, and he is so affectionate.”

Now, like his hound brethren, this boy loves to sing his happy tale for all to hear! Jim loves to listen to that hound dog howl so much, and he said, “Unless I find someone who loves the sound they make, Roscoe will be my forever hound.”

Without the food donations that roll in from GOODS, dogs like Roscoe wouldn’t get their chance at forever, as so many animal shelters and rescues across the country are struggling to keep up with the demand.

“Like most rescues currently, we are overwhelmed with abandoned animals. Without the GOODS Program, there is no way we could continue to save lives. This program is everything to us, and we are so appreciative of all involved.”

Roscoe and all the other dogs and cats hunting for homes say thank you for getting involved and shopping with purpose so they can live happily ever after. Help more hounds and pups sing their forever home glory and treat yourself to some cute stuff for you and your dog!

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