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Scrappy McDoodle

by Dina Mohl
(Teaneck, NJ 07666 usa)

Scrappy McDoodle rockin'  a rock

Scrappy McDoodle rockin' a rock

Scrappy McDoodle was a rescue pup from a high kill shelter in West Virginia. At 3 years old, she's a therapy dog, an unofficial officer of the canine geese police, and an honorary member of our Animal Control Department. All this, and such a happy-go-lucky goofball, you would never know she has epilepsy.

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Abandoned Missy Meets
Sister Oreo Again

by Seeara
(Centennial Co)


Well, we have 3 dogs, Sadie(old), Missy(puppy), and Oreo(sister with Missy-Puppy). Missy's real parents abandoned her so we dog sat her. We already had Oreo, so we thought it would be fun to dog sit "the twins" just until we find another owner.

Missy started to have her period around the house so we wanted to get her fixed (nuttered). If we did that, she would become ours. We did not want her bleeding everywhere so we got her fixed. My parents were going to give her to me for my b-day, but it wasn't for a couple weeks, so it was an early b-day present!! I love my Missy and she loves Oreo and Sadie!!

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Patch

by Kate
(England)

Zzzzz

Zzzzz

At a young age Patch (a Parson Jack Russell) was given to Martlesham RSPCA. When we saw him we were just going to have him for a few weeks and then some people were maybe going to take him. But we fell in love with Patch and decided to keep him ourselves.

We already had 2 cats , a dog and a hamster however along came patch making it 2 dogs, 2 cats and a hamster!!!! Now Patch just lives a normal life and luckily gets along with our other dog. Daisy, a Border Terrier.

Hello Kate, thanks for telling us about Patch the Parson Jack Russell. He has lovely markings... Be sure to look for his photo on our home page in September! All the best, Jo

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Wishbone is Her Baby - a rescue dog story

by Melissa
(San Benito , tx, USA )

This is the day we found him

This is the day we found him

This is the day we found him
This is a week or so later
This was taken before his night out in April
Here he is cuddling with one of his favorite toys

My story is not like some I have read here, but my baby wishbone was a rescue off the streets. My husband was working and called for me to go pick up a video from him that he had forgotten to return. As I drove up to his workplace, there was this cute little dog at the trash can looking for food and water.

I wanted to buy this pup something to eat, but at first my husband said no because the dog would never leave if I did. As I was leaving I saw the dog was wandering around looking for food and about to cross a very busy road. I told my husband to look out for him.

Well my husband has a very big heart. He tried to catch him but to no avail. He had to have some of his customers help him catch the dog, and luckily they did. He put him in his truck and called me to go pick the dog up.

I went to buy a few things for this li'l pup for when he came to his new home, and then I brought him home. I put down a carpet I had bought, and he automatically went to lie down on it.

To this day, 6 months later, he is a healthy, spoiled dog but we love him. He is our child seeing as we don't have any. Wishbone sleeps with us and there is nothing, and I mean nothing, he wants for - he means the world to us.

I love you my baby Wishbone and thank God you were brought into our life.

Melissa, thank you for writing us with your unique rescue story. It sounds like you were meant to be doggie parents for this cute little guy. He sure looks a lot like the one from the TV show called Wishbone - is that where the name came from?
All the best to the three of you - Jo

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Once upon an unloved dog

by Seeara M. Tyson
(Centennial Co)

Missy

Missy

Missy is my dog. She was abandoned and we had her twin sister. We decided to take her and love her. She is now mine!

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Indianna Jones

by Genevieve
(West Deptford NJ)

Indianna Jones is such a good dog, he's smart and a quick learner. He is also our second dog. He is a Cattle dog and a Jack Russell mix. Our family loves him and he loves us, with his cute face and three colors of tan/brown, white, and black... He loves everyone and plays with any dog.

But a problem was taking him away. He, like our other dog (who we gave away), was nipping. In a playful way, he would occasionally get out of control, running in circles and nipping at anyone who was in the area. Soon, this would take him back to the shelter.

Luckily, he learned that his nipping would take him away, back to the first home he had, the one he did not want to live in. The shelter treated him well and he grew to be five months old there. But he would rather stay in a home with two kids and the rest of what he considers his family. He guards us and enjoys playing outside in our backyard. He is our dog, our baby, and our Indi, who will stay in our home forever.

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My Best Pal, Amy
a Jack Russell mix

by Anne
(Escondido, CA, USA)

Amy is a rescue. I adopted her 13 years ago when she was 3. She came to me with many problems such as biting and an inordinate fear of riding in the car. Over the years, she has been at my side although she has never willingly sat in my lap. We lead a quiet life. I work at home. When I have to leave the house to run errands, grocery shop or see the doctor, etc., she still goes wild. I have taken only one vacation since I have had her. She is very smart and learned a lot of really fun tricks and some commands. Despite numerous obedience classes, she never learned to walk on a leash. Now Amy is very old. She has little control over her bladder and "leaks" and wears a diaper. She is totally deaf and blind in one eye. Nevertheless, she still zooms around the house in the morning and loves to eat. I can't imagine what my life will be without my pal.


Editor's note: We think Amy was very lucky to be rescued by such a caring owner and to so far have had a wonderful 13 years with you. Maybe, in time, you will be able to make another dog just as happy.

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Burned Up Buck

by Tim & Katie Kahler
(Rural Nebraska)

Buck enjoying a treat from his new family.

Buck enjoying a treat from his new family.

Hello, I am a newlywed. My husband and I have both grown up with dogs. Both of our families adopted our dogs from our local shelter. So about 3 months after we married and we moved into our own home we decided to check the local shelter for a small "pretty" dog. I wanted something cute I could show off. Well the shelter had mostly big dogs and one little rat terrier. My husband instantly noticed him and some bandages on his back. I didnt really look. I wanted a yorkie. My husband and I went home without a dog and a little discouraged.
We gave the shelter a call just to let them know what we were looking for and to call us right away if that happened to show up. But my husband wanted to know more about the little rat terrier. So we asked. The lady told us that he had belonged to an old man and woman since we was a few months old. He was now two years old and the woman died and the mans family moved him to a different town with them however they decided not to take his dog. So the dropped him off. This did not suprise us as this happens a lot in our little town.
But what the lady said next about Buck really touched our heart. The old man and woman had got him from a puppy farm. Sadly just 5 weeks after Buck was born the kennel where he and his mother and siblings were sleeping started on fire from a fan. Only 3 of the puppies survived. Buck being one of them. Sadly a few weeks after the fire all of the puppies except Buck died. Because of the fire he was left with severe scars. His ears are about an inch too short, he has some small scars on the top of his head and on the back of his neck and a huge spot on his back. The lady at the shelter said that the old man and woman took good care of him and he was very loving. That his scars were healed and the reason he had a bandage on his back was because a branch on the morning walk caught him. He likes to explore.
After hearing this story from the lady my husband and I were both in tears and told her we would like to meet him. So we drove back to the shelter that evening and played with him. It was love at second sight. He was so small and so loving. The lady let us take him for a short walk to talk and 5 mins later my husband and I knew that he was for us.
We were so anxious to get him home but since he had just been brought to the shelter they wanted to have him checked out by the vet and to neuter him before we got to adopt him. So a few LONG days later we brought our little fighter home.
He loves his new house and back yard that is medium sized and fenced in. He even gets to chase a few bunnies that somehow sneak under the fence.
Even though he is not the "pretty" dog we....I wanted at first, we can not imagine our lives without him.


Editor's note: Wow - that's an amazing story and we're so glad there are people like you who give dogs a second (or third) chance!

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Bella the Schnauzer


(Georgia)


I was found as a stray in Florida. I spent a month in doggy jail before I was found and taken in by Schnauzer Love Rescue! I had a great foster mom who really helped me.

Then the Tuesday before Thanksgiving 2007 my new parents gave me a forever home! I am so happy with them. On Thanksgiving day, I met my mommy and daddy's four grandchildren. WOW! I have a family. I have sooo much to be thankful for!


Editor's note: Bella, we are so glad you found a permanent home with lots of family members!

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