Kansas Foster Dog Delivers A Mother’s Day Surprise

A Wichita family was treated to a delightful Mother’s Day surprise when their foster dog, Chloe gave birth to six puppies. The dog was rescued from a local kill shelter at the end of March when the facility closed due to COVID-19. Chloe was facing euthanasia before Beauties and Beasts, Inc. stepped in to save her. “She was one of those dogs put on the euthanasia list because of resources and she didn’t have a place to go and at … Read more

Shelter Pup Charms With His Goofy Grin

Choosing which pets to pull from a kill shelter is one of the most difficult parts of a shelter director’s job. Courtney Wingate, director of the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, knows this firsthand. Recently she was at a local animal control center when she spotted three 8-week-old Labrador mix puppies. At first glance, they were typical shelter pups, but then one of them “smiled.” Wingate fell in love. She contacted HSNWL volunteer, Sarah Walton who promptly picked up the pups. … Read more

New Jersey Shelter Ignores Major Law In Treatment Of These Helpless Pups

Charges of animal cruelty and official mismanagement have been filed against two men for violations against state laws governing euthanasia at animal shelters in New Jersey. A total of 236 cats and 93 dogs were killed at Hamilton Township Animal Shelter prior to the required 7-day holding period. What the State Law Requires The laws regarding animal adoption and euthanasia in New Jersey are very clear. You don’t need a law degree to interpret the very simple and straight forward … Read more

Shelter Dog That Survived Euthanasia Procedure Deserves A Forever Home More Than Ever

A Texas dog dubbed “Valor” is living up to his name after surviving a euthanasia attempt at a Texas shelter. It is believed the dog woke up in a landfill after the lethal drug failed to end his life. Frightened, confused, and partially blind from the botched procedure, he was left to wander the streets alone. Rescuers suspect Valor was one of many dogs scheduled to be euthanized on the same day and was accidentally given the wrong doseage before … Read more

Death Row Dog Hugs His Rescuer On His Way To Freedom

Schenley and Joe Kirk run the 501(c)(3) organization, HOUND Rescue & Sanctuary from their home in Findlay, Ohio. The dogs they welcome have been abandoned, surrendered by their owners, or pulled from high-risk shelters where they faced euthanasia. A beautiful 2-year-old Beagle named Gregory fell into the final category.   Although first assessed as a healthy stray, he was added to the euthanasia list when shelter staff discovered he was heartworm positive. If no one came forward to rescue him by … Read more

Mama Dog Rescued From Death Row Gives Birth To 18 Puppies

Remember that part in 101 Dalmatians where Purdy delivers puppy after puppy after puppy? That scene recently played out in Ashlee Holland’s spare bedroom – on a more realistic scale, of course! Holland is a life-long animal lover with a heart for rescue. Recently she took in a dog named Ava who was formerly scheduled for euthanasia at a local shelter. She knew that Ava was expecting puppies when she fostered her, but she had no idea she was expecting … Read more

Abandoned Bonded Brothers Find A Loving Forever Home

What goes through the mind of a dog when he or she is surrendered to a shelter? Chances are it is a combination of fear, heartbreak and confusion. Twin German Shepherd mixes, Apollo and Adonis found themselves in a high-kill Texas shelter back in April with only each other for comfort. Likely given up by their owner for being heartworm positive, they were terrified and cowering at the back of their kennel when New York-based A-Team ELITE Rescue swooped in. … Read more

Unadoptable Dog Becomes Ohio’s First Pit Bull Police K9

When Leonard arrived at the Union County Humane Society in Ohio, the staff were concerned about his chances for adoption. Not only is he a Pit Bull-type dog, he also displayed “very high hunt, ball, and possessiveness drives.” Luckily, shelter director, Jim Alloway recognized Leonard’s potential. He has an extensive background with police dogs and saw that those very behaviors could make Leonard an ideal candidate for narcotics work! Leonard is a dog that came to us about 7 months … Read more

How You Helped Provide This High-Risk Dog With A Second Chance

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.  Like many rescue groups, The Brittany Foundation Animal Sanctuary is always in need of funding and supplies in order to save as many lives as possible. With the donated food from Greater Good charity partner, Rescue Bank – an organization that provides meals to pets in shelters, rescue groups and foster care – … Read more

Urgent Shelter Dog Is Rescued & Reborn Thanks To His Foster Mom

Nicole Pitts was already a seasoned foster mom when she met Eric the dog through LifeLine Animal Project’s Fulton County Animal Services shelter. Eric had been in the shelter for 3 months and was not adjusting well. He was nervous and shy, easily overlooked by adopters, and bullied by the other dogs in his pen. Eric was given his own kennel, but with more than 300 pets in a shelter designed to hold 100, his time was quickly growing short. “I … Read more

UPDATE: Deformed Dog Nobody Wanted Now Has Fans Lining Up To Adopt Him

UPDATE 3/29/17: Remember Picasso? The impossibly adorable pup born with the unique facial deformity? Thanks to donations from his fans and dear friends at Luvable Dog Rescue, he has undergone successful dental surgery to alleviate discomfort in his lower jaw from his upper teeth digging into the gums. Don’t worry, they have no intention of changing Picasso’s “signature look”, the surgery was just to help him live pain-free! Once he has fully recovered, Picasso and his brother, Pablo can be … Read more

Woman Stops Everything To Save 2 Death Row Dogs Just Minutes Before Shelter Closes

When you see a person or animal in need, sometimes you just have to spring into action and have faith that it will all work out for the best. That’s what Charytee Windham did when she came across a post for two four-month-old Chihuahua mixes who were scheduled to be euthanized. The reason for their “death row” status was that one of them had an eye infection. Unfortunately, for a shelter with limited resources, the more dogs that they take in, … Read more