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Kris Bedalov:
I was on my way out to do grocery shopping on that Saturday morning, while living in California, when I heard this meowing from a kitten that was sitting on the steps, above me, that led to other apartments. I being a cat lover and all around animal lover couldn’t resist feeling I needed to take this kitten under my wing. Well, I picked the kitten up and hurriedly placed it in the bathroom of my apartment and shut the door, so there would be no cat fights while I ran off to the store. See, I already had a female cat that had been living with me, for a year. I returned that day with groceries in hand. I then went to see how the new kitten faired being cooped up in the bathroom for a couple of hours. I found the kitten sitting, looking at me, with this pleading look, as if too say, “please let me stay, I promise to be a good boy”. Well, who was I to turn down this beautiful kitten’s plea. “Okay, you can stay,” I told the kitten. Thus, that is how Eddie came into my life for 19 ½ years.
Kira F:
I was going through a rough time when Opie came into my life. A bad relationship was taking just about everything I had. But when a friend told me some new two-month-old kittens had just been brought in to her shelter, I had to go and see. Opie was there with his sister, who was your typical loud meowing, clawing little kitten. Opie, on the other hand, couldn't have been more different. He fell asleep in my arms the first time I held him- which was very surprising, since these kittens had been found wild on the streets. Since then he's had to move with me several times as I left my bad relationship. But everything I've been through, he's been right there to lend a furry ear and cuddle up next to me. I can hardly believe I used to be able to hold him in just my two hands- now it takes all of both arms! I had no idea he would grow to be so big, I've even been told he must be at least part Maine Coon. At three years old, he is a healthy muscular 17lbs! He loves his window bed, stuffed mice, and playing with his friends. He also enjoys wearing bow ties, as he knows they make him look so handsome. All in all, I am so absolutely grateful to have him in my life. He is so much more than just my pride and joy- words simply fail to describe what this feline means to me. I love you Opie!
mfloeter:
I was suffering from depression after losing my dog and cat this Spring. Baxter had been abused as a puppy and had a couple of spots on his back that would never grow fur as a result. Because he wasn't perfect, he wasn't adopted for three months. I was his last chance, and I think he just might have been mine. We saved each other!
Susan S Gottfried:
In the last couple of years I have lost my husband, sold my home, and finally, in July, I had to let go of the 2 old herding dogs that my husband and I had had for many years. A few weeks later, getting more and more depressed and lonely, after going to many rescues and not finding a suitable dog, I walked into the Humane Society of Cocoa, Florida. The first dog I saw was Bizzy. We made eye contact and never looked back. Not much is known about her history and we don't know how old she is. We're still learning to live together and working out little bugs here and there. We went to obedience school and got a star! She makes me laugh every day and I think we'll be together for a loooong time. She's a very good girl who has helped to bring me back from unimaginable sadness.
uncommonsensesc:
We got Beebe a little over 2 years ago - a neighbor found her at an abandoned house in a huge briar bush and asked me to help get her out. She was around 3 weeks old according to the vet. She was so tiny - I hand fed her, rubbed her to help use the bathroom, set her in the litter box and loved her unconditionally. She repaid all that millions of times over - I had no one to talk to, I was unemployed and depressed. She listened and never judged. She mewed her support and love when I talked with her. Even though we have 3 more rescues, she handles herself with incredible grace and class! She will be my baby until the day I die!
jg 28:
Exactly one year after my husband survived a heart attack at age 38, and just months after our wedding, we got one of the most special gifts of our lives. We had previously applied to adopt a dog from a local rescue group, but the dog didn't get along with our two cats. We decided to go back to one of the group's pet store clinics and volunteer. During our time there, we were asked to walk around a 15-pound mixed breed dog, Dasher, who we assumed was a puppy. He was so sweet and gentle, and we fell in love with him. When we returned, we learned that he was not only nearly a year old, but liked cats and had a tough, tough past in Kentucky. He was likely abandoned there and brought to a high-kill shelter as a stray. He was down to his last day before euthanizing when the rescue group brought him to our state. We met him several months later - and brought him home that day. He was scared of his own shadow, skittish around other people, not fully housebroken and even scared of the dark, but he quickly warmed up to us and became fast friends with our cats. Over time, he grew to a healthy 22 pounds, made a lot of human and animal friends and has helped keep my husband healthy and happy. He is still sometimes skittish, but has become far more trusting. I like to think that we saved Dasher, but I really think he saved us.
kk-kk:
Steve became disenchanted with his living arrangements. He was the only cat in a house full of birds. He escaped by selling himself on Craigslist. I couldn't resist his ad. I drove 200 miles to pick him up.
ibequeen:
This is my love and mentor. He teaches me more about life and acceptance - thankfulness and joy under any circumstance. What a privilege to be chosen to love and care for him!
leahlhays:
My husband found Dakotah at a kill shelter very week and sick. He had been dumped there at 3 months old severely dehydrated and malnourished. My husband knew that I would know what to do, so he brought the puppy home to help ease my pain of the death of my other dog to cancer. Our vet said that he would never be a very big dog do to the lack of food and proper care he had. I cleaned him up, fed him and gave him plenty of love and proper vet care. Dakothah is now a very intelligent 85 lbs. big boy that knows several tricks and loves to play. Although we saved Dakotah, Dakotah saved me.....
Milton is a ringneck turtledove who showed up on our terrace in Manhattan in the spring of 2002. Among his favorite things are peanuts, feet, pizza crusts, twist ties, and the windowsill in summer, roughly in that order. Milton is also quite a celeb in New York City. A few years back, he caught the attention of Page Six in the New York Post, and Gawker got wrapped up in his story as well. Happily, celebrity hasn't changed him.
miiriisan:
Without a doubt we saved each other! I had moved to England in 1998 and was all alone and very lonely. I thought of a pet and a name. Went to the rescue center and brought home my Sabrina who had thrown into a garbage container as a pup. I later moved with her to Argentina together with my other dog Joxter and moved again to the U.S. We will be together forever and forever and after. She is for sure the Queen of our house!
Robert Mollere:
Friends told me there were quail eggs abandoned and wanted to know if I wanted to try to incubate them. They hatched and bonded. They always had the freedom to leave and as they got older they found their own way.
Our resident feral cat. Not as famous as brother Milt, but just as interesting. Glarey Cooper will come right to the door and stare you down until he gets some food!
ChickEpoo:
Fortunately I got MYA....BEFORE she had the chance to be used as a tiny little "breeder girl"........
ChickEpoo:
When I got Maggie she was a "hot mess". At 7 mos. she knew "nothing"....not even how to go up 4 steps. She was terrified of being picked up.....and she was starving...and on and on..... She is NOW an 8 lb. "bag of sugar".....
Linda McRae:
She is a special nurse dog. When ever I have needed surgery (I have two arthritic knees) she has never left my side during recovery. She is the most wonderful little dog I have ever known.
miiriisan:
Joxter joined our home in 2000 from a breeder in England. We lived there with Sabrina who has also been shared in this post. The 3 of us moved to Argentina and moved again to the U.S. We go everywhere together! Nobody is left behind no matter how far. I love my family!
Lalistadeaura:
I got my bird from a pet store. He is a male orange wing Amazon. He is just like a real son to me.
kentmagnuson53:
Jesse James and Ani Okly
Paula Housman:
We got Sascha from German Shepherd Rescue in Pahrump, Nevada which is just a few miles outside of Las Vegas. She was going to be put down because the pound people thought she was vicious but they, fortunately, had agreed to immediately contact a person from the GSR whenever a German Shepherd came in and Belinda was smart enough to recognize a scared dog when she saw one and get Sascha out. I can never thank Belinda enough for my sweet baby.
rpross2000:
Pebbles was only 8mos old when she got very sick. We had only had her 6 months, the vet was not sure if he could save her or not. Most people would have put her down. But that was not even a opinion for us. She did make it an is a fairly healthy 4 yr. now. She has some side affects from being sick, and always will, but that does not stop her. She is a sweet happy 4lb. Yorkie
rpross2000:
Ashley is my shadow & would walk through fire to get to me. She is 14yrs old now, but is full of life still.
rpross2000:
Don't like the sweet little face fool you, she is full of the devil!! But I would not trade her for nothing. At just 6mos. old ChiChi is a handful!! But can be sweet.
sctishldy:
CLYDE isn't he handsome!...is part of Bonnie & Clyde Both Brother & Sister, are totally DEAF from birth.. 2 rescued Harlequin Great Danes..breeder could not find a home, no $ in it, so possibly would be PTS by the breeder, as that is what some breeders do. They are always together, sleep together, bathroom same time, eat etc they also follow me everywhere I go and neither let me out of their site for one minute, even if they are sleeping , and I go to the bathroom, they will wake right up and have to follow me everywhere I go..a little insecure huh!, maybe something to do with the deafness, so they are my constant companions, I have never had Danes quite like these 2. I would be lost without them and they me. Very Loving Dogs and show love constantly, kissing, cuddling wanting attention ...all the time. I make sure I feed them well and walk them every day, I even changed my home so as we could all be together on a quiet Island no less, so as they have the best of a Life, kills me financially but it is all for them and I feel ok with that. There are also 2 other rescued Danes in the family that preceded them. I am reffered to the "old woman with the Big Dogs" my claim to fame.
sctishldy:
BONNIE isn't she adorable!...is part of Bonnie & Clyde Both Brother & Sister, are totally DEAF from birth.. 2 rescued Harlequin Great Danes..breeder could not find a home, no $ in it, so possibly would be PTS by the breeder, as that is what some breeders do. They are always together, sleep together, bathroom same time, eat etc they also follow me everywhere I go and neither let me out of their site for one minute, even if they are sleeping , and I go to the bathroom, they will wake right up and have to follow me everywhere I go..a little insecure huh!, maybe something to do with the deafness, so they are my constant companions, I have never had Danes quite like these 2. I would be lost without them and they me. Very Loving Dogs and show love constantly, kissing, cuddling wanting attention ...all the time. I make sure I feed them well and walk them every day, I even changed my home so as we could all be together on a quiet Island no less, so as they have the best of a Life, kills me financially but it is all for them and I feel ok with that. There are also 2 other rescued Danes in the family that preceded them. I am reffered to the "old woman with the Big Dogs" my claim to fame.
Cal Orey:
Yes, pic taken by brother Bruce Orey
Cal Orey:
Yes, you have permission to use pic, taken by brother Bruce Orey
Cal Orey:
Yes, I took the pic
sctishldy:
SAMPSON ..a rescue Dane came to me by way of Indiana, a rescued boy who had been turned over to a shelter by the wife, as the husband almost beat him to death on many occasions he was only 18months old when I got him. He has a wonderful personality but still some 6 years later, timid of Men. I wonder why!. I wonder how anyone could have beat this beautiful boy so badly, as he has a wonderful typical "gentile Giant personality. He is now 7.5 years old and lives with Bonnie & Clyde & Chanel...3 other rescued Great Danes. Loves people & other dogs...and a Big Boy! at 200 pounds, a few inches short of the last, Guiness Book of record holder. His favorite thing is his nightly walks to catch a glimpse of Deer where we live. He looks out for Bonnie & Clyde Great Danes who are Deaf, when they wander, run too far away when hiking, he gets them back...a definite Big Brother to the rest of the pack.
sctishldy:
Chanel....is ironic how she came to me. I had bro & sis Fawn Danes Sassy & Ceasar. I found Sassy 9 years old passed at the bottom of my bed suddenly & without warning. Out of the blue, and the same night I had an email from breeder (who I had no contact with for years before) asking me if I was interested in a single born great dane puppy (also unusual for a Dane to have one puppy)..he needed a home for. I later found out he had used a sperm bank for her breeding and had the same father as Sassy. I was calling her "Destiny" as that seemed to fit, however her grace & breeding, personality, I decided Chanel. She is 5 years old acts like a hen Mother to Bonnie & Clyde "Deaf Danes" reprimanding them, keeping them in line, as if they were her own & she acts like a Sister to Sampson.
ibequeen:
They love each other even though they're not supposed to. They can teach a lot to us, can't they?
brett11:
I found Parker in a Park in Chinatown, NYC. I was going to bring him to a rescue group, as I already had (have) a cat, but he won me over in one night, and I've had him for 2 years now. He's a great cat!!!
Jo-Leigh Gonzalez Ruiz:
We adopted Boomer from a local shelter. He was the best dog ever! We lost him to cancer this past year and our home is so lonely without him. But I can tell you this, when the time comes for us to get a new pet, its only shelter dogs for us. We didn't rescue Boomer, Boomer rescued us!
Riz Antonio:
This guy was the runt of his litter. The owners who sold him to me said that he was really sick after he was born and they had nursed him back to health, but weren't sure how well he would do. Now he is going to be 7 years old this December and has been nothing but stubborn pure joy :)
rpross2000:
This is Simon, Oscar and LuLu. They are only 8 weeks old. The mama a stray, had them in my garden. I lost LuLU last week to feline distemper. And the vet says that Simon & Oscar could still get sick & die. http://www.gofundme.com/4ntsfo
Cal Orey:
Yes, I took the pic of my zen-like Siamese-mix
carolinajewel:
Groucho Barks!!
rpross2000:
Rosie is 4yrs. old and thinks she is a Great Dane, until she gets chased, they she yells like she is being killed! lol
carolinajewel:
Like Father, Like Son!!
carolinajewel:
Why not to dig in the yard!!!
carolinajewel:
Nothing like take-out!!
carolinajewel:
Sister Love!!!
carolinajewel:
Just Quilting!!
carolinajewel:
Taking it Easy!!!
carolinajewel:
Kidssss! Time for dinner!!!!
carolinajewel:
Window Pain!!!
Ratbert310:
Left in a box in the snow @ 4 days old. This little guy has been the light of our lives after almost dying from exposure.
PABresler:
Todo getting ready to pack.
toosharp:
I rescued Freddy as a kitten and had no idea he would grow soo much!!
Randi Biller:
Rescuing Trooper was the best thing we ever did. He literally walked into my office with a patient. He shows us unconditional love...we may have rescued him but he rescued us right back!
Machelle Williams:
My pumpkins definitely saved me. On a road trip last Thanksgiving they did their "mom" a favor and sat in the same seat together for about 20 minutes...then the fighting began. I love them both. They are the bright spot in an otherwise very dull existence.
Lola Greye:
Ricco was a pound puppy when I got him, he discovered me, and I knew he had to be part of our family.
gypsyagogo468468:
Celebrating the holidays with my girl, Roxy the Doxie!
shadylady:
Here is Bobby, in larger than life photos in Pet Supermarkets (his FAVORITE store, btw!)
shadylady:
Bobby, modeling Vermont Teddy Bear pj's (his all time favorite hang out clothes, btw!)
Benrdsknrd:
This is Mable, anxiously awaiting the arrival of her human sister to join her on the ride home after school. We're pretty sure that this is Mable's favorite time of day.
BonniK:
Rescued when she was only 4 weeks, bottle fed her and lifted her in to the litter box when she squeaked to get in.
Mark It Right:
Rupert saves me on a daily basis from stress and many other things. He always reminds me of what unconditional love is all about.
Timothy W Bennett:
the clostest thing to a son we will ever have
lotusly:
This is my dog, Foster, that I adopted and who was the best dog in the world. He would let me dress him up an take pictures for the yearly family calendar. He was a lost dog that a friend of mine found and when no one claimed him, he became my best friend.
lotusly:
Louie is my little red dachshund that I got after my first foster dog passed away and I realized that life was not worth living without a dog in it! He is the joy of my life and makes me feel loved and needed.
Mark It Right:
I am Rupert and this is my younger brother Beau. He is always trying to groom me. I have tried to tell him dogs don't like that, but he won't listen. Oh well, he does it out of love. So I guess I will continue to let him do it.
lotusly:
Foster Dog ready to show his stuff for the Halloween trick or treaters. He was the perfect dog who made my life worthwhile and brought me so much joy during the last few years of his life.
Vicki Huyser:
Let's Ride
lotusly:
Here is Foster, my rescued dog, acting like a celebrity! He posed for pictures for the family calendar every year and brought joy to everyone he met. He loved sitting in my lap and getting ear rubs. I had not had a dog since childhood, but after I adopted him, he was my constant companion and never let me out of his sight. He brought me such joy and I was truly heart broken when he passed away. After years of neglect and heartbreak in his life, I knew that my home and my love were the best things he ever had and that I made his last years the best that I could.
Edward Minnich:
She loves to sit like this.
ami0c:
Peterbald half sisters. Lavender and Blue point, with my allergies to cats, being hairless, I can tolerate them. Both of them together weigh just over 10 pounds. Very sweet and loving...
lkllkl:
She was "dumped" by a puppy mill----and rescued me!
bpack302:
ALWAYS SQUAKING
Lisa N Tommy:
Ready for the beach
bxpd10373:
My sweet rescued baby, abused to the point his eyes had to be removed, now 18 yrs. old and happy at last!!
lotusly:
Sugar is the adopted dog that my friend, Carolyn, rescued. She is very shy and skittish around strangers but the sweetest dog.
imforfrogs:
This is Shoki - my little runt-pup! He started out w/some health & skull issues, but I took the chance cause I knew he was for me!! He is now a happy, healthy (still little) Pug!
lotusly:
Leah was my best friend's dog that he rescued and when he passed away, Leah became his brother's dog, but then his brother and Leah came to live with me, so, I guess, Leah kind of became my dog too. She is so smart and sweet. She loves to sit in the yard and watch for squirrels!
Margaret Babbitt:
No dishes allowed in this sink. There is no room.
Margaret Babbitt:
She found us 3 years ago. A stray kitten no bigger than a hot dog bun.
ashg22:
My babies! LOVE THEM.
lotusly:
Sizes differ but friendship lasts forever.....even though Leah could chew Louie up in one bite, she loves him and follows his lead. They keep me busy and love to play "baby" with me by retrieving their toys and balls for little treats! Here they are enjoying the sunshine in the yard.
Norma Medlin Painter:
My blessing..
talyadeluya:
California Sunshine!
mnsmith:
He is the most special Kerry Blue Terrier ever....I was home alone late at night and he kept burglars at bay, saved me from a bad experience. He has had so many surgeries for a genetic disorder and his vets love him because of his wonderful disposition said he is their best patient....I concur.
Vicki Levitt Huberman:
Mellie adopted us about 4 years ago. Although she doesn't like to be held, she loves it when we pet her. She has a heated cat bed for the winter and lots of toys in the garage. She still won't come in the house
waterflydog:
I often wondered who'd "Kick The Bucket" first, Charly, me or you. I sorta hoped it would be me, knowing how deeply I would mourn your loss. Well, you beat me to it ol' girl, and for that I envy you. Farewell my furry little friend. You were a good little dog indeed...
jerseygem7:
All Ears
Gotta Opinion:
Max is a rescue dog that was billed as a Lab/Daschund .
Maggie Lea:
This is Yuna taking a nap at a shore house we rented, She is a 6 year old husky/beagle mix and she's the cuddliest of the cuddlers!!!
Terree Moore:
This is my girl Luna...Dumped in a park last summer, took my neighbor and I a full week or more of feeding and talking to her for her to realize we wasn't going to hurt her...She is my foster fail...that I love dearly....
Maggie Lea:
This is Patch, a 6 year old mixed breed. We think he's pointer and something else. He loves to bathe in the sun, to drool and snogging... although his definition of snogging is "running into your face at full force!!" He's a few fries short of a happy meal (if you know what I mean) but it just makes us love the bombous meat head even more!!
Terree Moore:
this lil 8 week old pup i took out of a ditch last march, she will be 2 this coming march...how can anyone throw away such a raggamuffin I will never know...
Fudge68:
"Clean? I'm just covered in cat spit." Her expression is priceless. Gabby loves playing in the dryer when I am about to put a load in.
Terree Moore:
My old girl Penny and my Lilly....both taken in off the streets...Penny is 10 yrs old and still a puppy at heart...Lilly is a mess...lol...but i love them so..
Maggie Lea:
This is Louie he is a 5 year old terrier mix. His head is too small for his body, and before we got him his tail was strangely docked right in the middle. He's a very talkative dog and extremely motivated by food!! Until recently he was extremely overweight because he would steal and get into things. He's lost that weight now (DIET) but now he has these extremely muscular chicken legs from carrying that weight for so long. I feel bad making fun of him for it hehe. His nickname is stinky because...he stinks up every room in the house!!! He is such a sweetheart. He will cuddle up and fall asleep with you for hours!!!!! Still... I don't think I have ever met a dog who is more of a foody than him!!! I love him so much!!
Fudge68:
Gabby brings such joy to our lives. We adopted her the same day we had to put down our beloved cat, Yo' Money - I didn't think he could be replaced but she filled that void quickly. How could you not love that face.
Terree Moore:
Found her about 5 yrs ago in the middle of a street...Bad hurt paws from maybe jumping out of a car or wandering around a long time...No one posted her as missing, so she became one of my pack...
Cecile Fain:
relaxing in the yard.
dodge74grl:
He is the most lovable cat I have ever owned. Always wants to be near me. Always makes me smile. He is always in the window when I come home from work. We race to see who gets to the door first. Sometimes I even win.
Blanca Colon:
Benji in a bed day
Blanca Colon:
Benji normally rest in bed with mom....He has the most adorable personality... I love him
Blanca Colon:
Benji is visiting my daughter at MSU college...
Janice Rakos:
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Rebecca Hebb:
Lily taking a nap...
Jrbolt:
Molly Blue Just relaxing !
Paula Almquist:
This one-year-old tortie loves to snuggle up next to her owner, and is very affectionate and playful.
krelorjac:
The bestest cat ever!
Glenda ColemanMarch:
WINDSOR WAS FOUND NEXT TO A DUMPSTER, IN A PILE OF LEAVES, COMPLETELY MATTED AND LITERALLY SKIN & BONES. HIS HAIR WAS SO MATTED, IT CUT THE CIRCULATION OFF TO HIS LEG SO HE CHEWED HIS REAR LEFT FOOT OFF. HE WAS RUSHED TO THE VETS, IMMEDIATELY, WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT WINDSOR WAS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE NEGLECT AND PHYSICAL ABUSE AND WAS VERY SICK.. HE WAS TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS AND NUTRIENTS, BUT HAD TO HAVE HIS LEFT REAR LEG AMPUTATED DUE TO COMPLICATIONS, FROM CHEWING HIS FOOT OFF....THINGS LOOKED BLEAK FOR WINDSOR FOR SEVERAL DAYS, BUT HE WASN'T ABOUT TO GIVE UP AND HE HAD A POWERFUL WILL TO LIVE.. WINDSOR WENT HOME WITH HIS NEW MOMMY AFTER HIS SURGERY AND HAS DONE EXTREMELY WELL..HE LETS NOTHING HOLD HIM BACK AND CAN RUN ON HIS 3 REMAINING LEGS ,FASTER THAN MOST DOGS RUN WITH ALL 4 LEGS..HE NOW HAS A LOVING AND DEVOTED MOMMY (GLENDA COLEMAN- MARCH),WHO HAS NURTURED WINDSOR BACK TO HEALTH ,SURROUNDED HIM WITH A LOVING FAMILY AND SWEARS THAT WINDSOR REALLY RESCUED HER!...WINDSOR NOW WEIGHS 28 LBS AND IS ENJOYING HIS NEW LIFE. — gL
lilikat111:
This is our adorable 5-month-old calico, Sophie, who came to us after our old calico girl, Phoebe, died in January. Sophie did indeed rescue US, as our grief from Phoebe leaving us was overwhelming -- we don't think of Sophie as a replacement, but as a SUCCESSOR to Phoebe!
rugbymom75:
One night, while driving home from law school, my daughter noticed a car slowing down in front of her and the back door opening. A monster threw out a severely, emaciated, neglected female pit bull. My daughter waited for them to drive off and then stopped and scooped up the frightened dog up. The love and trust was immediate. The poor dog was infested with fleas and had pressure sores all over her from being confined to a small space. My daughter took her to the vets, had all her medical needs addressed, spayed and microchipped. She named her Daisy Dukes. I originally told her to get rid of the "demon" pit bull before it ripped her face off. Yes, I was one of "those", who believed all the myths about the breed. Boy, was I wrong. Within minutes of meeting Daisy, I fell head over heels in love. She is the sweetest, most loving dog in the world. The worst thing she would do to you is lick you to death.
Sommer Efird:
We foster puppies for The Humane Society of Charlotte and this picture is of our dog Athena (Black lab mix) teaching her foster puppy brother how to swim. It was the sweetest moment and shows how mothering our rescue girl is to others.
Sommer Efird:
Athena is a Parvo survivor and now donates blood to help other puppies fight parvo. To date she has saved about 30 puppies and is scheduled to donate next week. She is the most gentle loving her girl. Check out her tongue. Do you see something in the spots......................it's a paw!
heidiho202:
Heidi jacobsen
Elaine Duffyluedtke:
Brought to us by a liitle boy then left, that was 7 years ago
Elaine Duffyluedtke:
adopted from a shelter 5 months ago
Lisa N Tommy:
Ready to ride mom. Happy dog.
Mark Polk:
We rescued Roxie from a life in the wild when she was very close to death. After months of vet care and TLC she has almost completely recovered and is the best dog I have ever owned. Watch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NfxgxWKGgU
Tony Cz1:
Paco and Scoobie Rescued ME. They are the sweetest dogs and love unconditionally.
UPTOWNGIRL2012:
Billie, an Englishe Springer Spaniel, aka "Capulet's Uptown Girl", in her former show dog days, is the sweetest puppy in the world. We adore her and she loves us completely! She brings comfort and cheer to residents of local facilities in her new life as a Certified Pet Therapy Dog. And she just participated in the the Blessing of the Animals Prayer Service at our church, in honor of St. Francis.
azernot:
D V She does not think she is a dog.
Mcota64:
Q...or Quince was found wandering the streets of Memphis on a cold day in January 2012. She was skin and bones and had just had a litter of puppies, according to the vet. She also had heartworms and deformed legs and had her ears cropped (nearly chopped off) with scissors. She hopped in my car and the rest is history. We brought her back to life, and her gratitude is evident every day. She's happy and sweet, and we certainly didn't need another dog, but we love her.
sharonpatterson6:
My Son and his Wife found my dog for me. I had been looking to rescue a small, female, short haired dog. One day my Daughter-in-Law called to say they had found a dog for me. She said "He was so pretty, with long hair" I told her I wanted a female and I wanted a short haired dog. She would not give up, so I told her to bring him to let me see him, just to get her to "shut up". They bought him in and I was laying on the couch, kind of out of it, because I had, had a minor procedure done that day. She sat her down on the couch and he climbed up and laid down on my hip. You could feel his ribs and backbone. He was a mere 3 lbs, 2 lbs under weigh. I laid my hand on him, he looked at me with his bug eyes and he was so sad. I just said "He can stay". He has seen me through many heart aches in the 5 years I have had him and I love him dearly. His name is Tucker, the sweetest and best natured little dog I have ever encounter. If something were to happen to him I would grieve as if it were one of my children and I am so sure no other dog could ever replace him.
auroracmd:
Life in Beagle Land is really interesting from this pint of view.
Kimberly Dickinson:
Beans - my PTSD dog. Keeps me sane and happy and loves his job!!
Patti Cannon:
I adopted MYLO from an animal shelter that was going to put him down. He is 15 years old and he has a heart murmur and a little arthritis in his hips. I brought MYLO home and for the first couple of days he was lost. Now, he is the first to meet me at the door and he is such a happy little fellow. I know he may only have days, months or maybe even years. He isn't in any pain and his appetite has really improved. He has gained weight, but what I love most, when he looks at me with his big brown eyes, he is looking at me with love.
yoceeoman:
She came to our house a few years ago just before the weather would turn cold..left her food on our porch everyday...was able to grab her and take her to the vet for a checkup...was told she was already "fixed" and she's been with us ever since...4 years now...not the nicest cat but she's at least not alone and we are happy she "picked" us out of all of the houses in our neighborhood.
charlotte7224:
Chika, our roadside rescue, 12 yrs ago....
lovebug7489d:
My young husband died of pancreatic cancer, my house was too quite and I was too alone. Bought a corgi puppy three months later another. Love them, they have changed MY life.
lovebug7489d:
So much company!
Nicole Nix:
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera
Sonja Bolyard:
A picture is worth a thousand words. These two beautiful Chihuahuas were adopted by us, two years apart, from a no-kill shelter here in our state. We have had them now for over four years and six years respectively. They are a set of gloves in that they are inseparable. Our Charlie, our Big Man, loves his Pretty Girl, as the photo attests to. Our Pretty Girl, our White Beauty, has seizures and therefore we work our schedules around her so she is never alone. We can't say for sure if we have changed them, but the love we receive everyday from both crazy pups is reward enough and proof that maybe we have in some small way. Have they changed us? In every possible way imaginable, and all for the better.
Jackie Stidham:
When i was 8 my parents had a nasty divorce and it was a dark time for me and my little brother. A few days after i met a girl at my dad's church who said her cat just had kittens and she needed homes for them. So the next day she brought all six to my mom's house for me to meet. All of them were very sweet and full of energy and wanted nothing more than to play. At first i liked a calico named Moony, Then the biggest kitten that had been sleeping in the corner the whole time walked over to me and laid in my lap. I looked to my mom and said he was the one! We were not prepared for a cat so we had to make a makeshift litter box out of a Tupperware container and newspaper until we could make it to the store. The girl i got him from had named him Goliath, he was the largest in the litter, but i felt that name didn't fit him well enough. At the time i was obsessed with Beany Babies, my favorite being a black cat named Zip. So that's what i named him. Little did i know he would live up to his name! I would sneak him to school a few times, and we played outside. He would wait for me on top of the refrigerator after school and when i got home he would jump down into my arms! I told him everything! When i was in 5th grade Zip had an allergic reaction to Harts flea drops. He was taken to the Vet and given many blood transfusions. I had never been more terrified in my life. He pulled through with flying colors! When i was a teenager i had a very bad relationship and also had a friend die. In the end i would always tell myself ZIp is the only man i need. And i would sit with him in my lap and recite the tag on the Beanie Baby. "Keep Zip by your side all the day through, Zip is good luck you will see it's true. When you have something you need to do, Zip will always believe in you." Zip never left my side. When i got pregnant with my first baby I had to move out and i couldn't take him with me, so my mom kept him. I ended up getting married and had another baby but would still visit him as often as i could. My husband joined the Marine Corps and we had to move. At this point Zip was 14 and I was afraid he was too old to come with us so i left him in my moms care. I missed him terribly. I would think i saw him laying on the floor when it was just a discarded black shirt. I would think i heard him meow at night when i knew he wasn't there. Then on our Christmas trip back to Missouri my husband asked me if i wanted to bring Zip back with us. I was happy beyond words. So i went to my mothers house, picked him up and after a health check from the Vet he was cleared for travel! He made the trip without so much as a meow. When we arrived at the house he was a little weary at first, but now he plays with my two boys gets along with our two dogs and sleeps on my husbands chest. he still curls up on my lap when i read or play on the computer. We call Zip my first born. Now at almost 20years old he is still healthy though his chest hair is a bit grey. He still plays well with my kids it makes me cry and warms my heart. They love him so much and it makes me love him more. Now Zip is here for me again when my Husband is deployed . He will always be by my side and I will always love him!
Beverly A Carroll:
I found Ginger outside of a restaurant where my BF and I eat breakfast every Saturday. Oh no, the last thing I needed was a dog! My boyfriend already had too many. But we couldn't leave the sweet,friendly dog running around in the steaming hot parking lot, located on a busy highway. We left and came back in an hour; she was still there. She jumped right in my car and I took her to a no-kill shelter just down the road - they were full. They checked, she had no chip. I posted info on a local radio station, put up signs, asked the restaurant staff to be on the lookout, seeking her owners, without results. Meanwhile a love affair was blooming. I was in a depression that was threatening to get worse and derail my life. But with Ginger, I had to go outside and walk her at least twice a day. I had to take her to the vet. I needed to buy a collar, dog food and maybe a toy or two. My spirits were lifting, the dark cloud that was following me was fading away. I was feeling better. Nearly six months later Ginger is part of my family, which includes my 10-year-old cat Elphaba; my dearly loved feline who gave the last and most important stamp of approval to the rambunctious youthful red head. It was surely
Tamara-Ed Rousseau:
I had just lost my horse of many years -32 years - I had been sick for the since 2001 and she was always there to comfort me. Then she was gone, just like that in a blink of an eye I had my sweet little mare and the next she was over the rainbow bridge - to never be by me again. I was on facebook and came upon a rescue group that had all these horses needing forever homes - I had to look - any horse person would have to look at those beautiful animals. There she was - a beautiful young filly - I knew at first sight I HAD to have her. I called - never saw her in person first, but it didn't matter - I knew she was mine! In less than a week they brought her to me ! She was and is all I could have ever hoped for. She knows we are a team, which makes it nice for me but not so for those at the stables for she wont mind them. I spend all the time I can with her and she is learning new things every time I see her. She is like going to a spa for those that are not horse people ! All worries disappear when I am with her. She puts a smile on my face and a skip in my step when I am with her. I have no plans of getting on her until she is fully grown - close to five years - by then I will just mount and off we will go into the beautiful desert. She was a true gift from God - things seem to have away of working out that way. You get what you need when you need it. In this case I needed my little filly and I got her and I would like to think she needed me just as much for now she has her forever home.
Crystal Hagemeister:
Karma is a vision in pink as she is THE Princess! Wiley is ALWAYS into something! *Her A.K.A. is not appropriate on a public forum* She knows everybody who enters our home is here to see her, and Edgar was a foster boy we had only briefly but he made a lasting impression on everyone he met!
talyadeluya:
California Girl!
talyadeluya:
Little queen
Krisgolden:
Skillet is a 10 month Juliana Pig. She is the funniest little thing in the world! She makes everyone who meets her smile. She even has her own FB page Skillet the Mini Pig!! I love to make her crazy hats.
danielmoline7:
Doesn't have the will power to always be good. Hear he is on a time-out. Depressing
debjersey:
Chloe has giving me unconditional love.
debjersey:
Chloe save me...
sadiemae1214:
Found Pip, my cat, when he was just a handful. He was all alone trying to get across a road but he got scared and rolled up in a little ball. I saw him in my headlights, jumped out of the car, snatched him up and took him home. He's now 10 years old. My dog Tesha was 6 months old when I rescued her from a drug addict. Poor baby spent the first 6 months of her life in a pet carrier. She hasn't been in one since and she'll be 18 years old!
Angela Stimson:
Sherlock Bones!
reelj1:
When Lucky was two, he chased two Canada geese out over the the thinning lake ice and fell through. The next half hour was harrowing for both Lucky and me as I struggled to rescue him alone. We both came "this close" to buying the farm. Thankfully he is with us today.
nebuer32874:
I found him under my car suffering from heat stroke when he was a little kitten. He kept crying. I brought him in, healed him up and had him neutered. He's so loving and protective. He actually hugs me for long periods of time. I named him Spooky because he used to try to puff himself out and spook the other cats away especially at meal time. He's quite comical.
metnyc:
It was Friday, August 20, 2010: my birthday and the day before my wedding. I decided to take a peaceful run on the beach to clear my head, and spend some time being introspective and reflective. I had ran about two miles, when a little dark object caught my eye along a stretch of rocky shore. As I got closer, I recognized immediately that it was a puppy, being swept out by the tide, and then struggling helplessly every time it washed up. I ran over and lifted it immediately from the warm waters. She collapsed in my hands. From that moment on, "August" was a part of the family. Although she was literally pronounced dead just a couple of weeks after her rescue and had to go through intense treatment at an emergency vets, she was a fighter from the start. She made it out of the "water" so to speak, and today she is a happy and healthy dog, who loves spending time with her two Pomeranian brothers, eating their food if she can get her paws on it, and lounging on her beloved arm chair.
Krystil Destinee:
This is my little lady Joplin the day that I adopted her. She was saved from a high kill shelter in Virginia at 5 weeks old and was adopted by me at North Shore Animal Shelter on December 24, 2012. This dog has showed me what "unconditional love" really means. Love this little diva.
Gracie, a "Puppy Mill" baby.... Chika's "sister". About 12yrs old.
Susie Rollins:
This is Mr. Clyde and had the bless to have him for 12 1/2 yrs. but the day came to where I had to let him rest and not hurt anymore, Clyde was there for me, never judged me and loved me even with my faults, he will always have a place in my heart that no one or nothing can fill, I miss him still after almost 10 months, he was my boy and I love him.
FOXYROSE:
I found Cloudy 13 yrs ago at our local shelter. It was my intent to buy her as a gift for a friend, since I already had a cat and dog - after 1 day she was mine. Cloudy was 6 mos old and blind in one eye and oh so lovable Her nic name is Lovebug Kitty.
Vanessa Pollard:
This beautiful girl, is my baby. I adopted her when she was 2.5 years old. I believe she was meant for me. I was going through a deep depression when she came into my life. I have had her for almost 4 years now and I love her to the moon and back. she is my life and I adore her. without my sweet girl, I don't know where I would be. I love you baby girl.
minimaniac99:
Barneys new toy
Tamara-Ed Rousseau:
I lost my Mare of 32 years - I wasn't looking for a new horse yet - but there on Face Book was this rescue group with her beautiful picture on it ! With one look I knew she was mine and with in a week they brought her to me ! I could not have gotten any better horse if I had seen before hand ! She is beautiful and smart ! We make a Great Team !
Krystil Destinee:
First dog, first love, first everything.
FOXYROSE:
I found Kitty about 3 yrs ago while driving down a country road w/a friend. While I was talking, I noticed something white in the tall grass next to the road. I had to turn around to see what it was - a very small 5 week old kitty. There were hawks circling above - I certainly could not leave the baby there. That was the beginning of our love affair. When I got her home she would not leave me alone for 1 min - she wanted to be on me 24/7 - finally hung a purse around my neck and she slept in there for the next 2 weeks.
Krystil Destinee:
Just be honest with yourself, there has never been a better looking German Shepherd in the existence of shepherds in all the land.
Michael Gordon Penn:
This 9lbs. of joy is a Chinese Crested "Powderpuff" and he is a hairy little dog unlike his siblings, our pride and joy for six years now. This little rescue, rescued us!
David Nesmith:
Hey! This is my 14 month old Pitbull, Breeze. Her favorite past time are sleeping, playing fetch, going for walks, and chewing my shoes.
Krystil Destinee:
My little nappy headed nugget. Found him on the streets in the middle of a cold winter night. Could i be more lucky?
Michael Gordon Penn:
Often people mixes Fido up with a schitzu but he is a chinese crested powderpuff and being an alpha male he likes to be referred to as a "power puff." The surprise is he is from the breed known for being the "ugliest in the world." This little rescue proves to be a bundle of joy on so many levels.
FOXYROSE:
I lost a very special dog to Lymphoma 3 yrs ago - it broke my heart and I decided I was not going to get another dog because losing them to sickness or old age does not get easier, harder. That lasted a few days, I just can not live w/o a dog in my life. I brought her home and introduced her to my 2 cats -they were less than thrilled lol. They all get along now and everyone has their special time with me during the day and they all sleep in my bed. Yes, they are all very spoiled - why not? I love them all so very much - I can't imagine my life w/o my 3 fur girls.
Karin Ventola:
A rescue of course, she knew she was mine from the first second I held her. She is sweet, she is smart and most of all she is a Diva. We are a team.
Michael Gordon Penn:
He is fiesty, finicky, and a fur ball who brings everyone joy. This little guy is a rescue who hates to be groomed. Fortunately, at his worse he is a natural beauty. He was no bigger than one hand when we adopted him from the Humane Society in Vero, Florida. He is the best friend of man and that is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
attababy:
happy happy happy going for a ride
Cheryl Berwick:
Sophie & Kyra...all it took to get them to "pose" was the promise of a treat.....
attababy:
friends to the end...rip Zoe
Donna Ruedinger:
Donna Ruedinger
nwbl:
I adopted Ollie from a shelter 14+ years ago when my former cat died suddenly. He is a wonderful companion. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer. His tumor has been removed and he seems healthy but I don't know how much time he has left.
attababy:
we are being "VERY" nice might we have just one morsel of food
attababy:
fun with the mastif
Lily Diaz:
I rescued Bianka a year and a 1/2 ago she was scared very skinny did not how to play walk swim kiss etc now she is very happy and confident she loves to dress up and run on the beach I change her life and she change mine
ikibobo:
A little over five years ago our puppy died in my arms. My son was heartbroken. A friend of a friend found out our situation and offered Dakota to us. She had spent most of her time in a bathroom because the two other dogs in house wouldn't accept her. She was 4 months old when she found us. Our friend met us in a parking lot and all I saw was this tiny little bundle and two paws swimming out toward my son's embrace. It was love at first hug! We've been in love with her since then. I don't know what we would've done without her in our lives. She is sweet, funny, quirky and just special.
KDML:
These kittens were abandoned in a vacant lot near our home. Boscoe crossed a street and went past four other houses to end up clinging to our screen door. Mt husband said we should return them, and that was when we found Jenny, injured and unable to climb down from a tree. They have been with us for tow years now.
KDML:
Two homeless kittens are now large and in charge, to the despair of our other two cats.
ArkieGirl:
This is Maize, doxie, Elmo, ?? and Paige, Maltese mix. All rescues. I volunteer for a local rescue and end up with a fair share of loving companions. These 3 are part of a group of 8...life is never dull with them around.They all light up my life!!
nan22297:
Nearly 30 years ago, I helped implement an adoption program for the family-owned pet supply stores where I worked. That's where my precious Ragdoll, Bacall, entered my life, & my heart. Her mother was a gorgeous show cat who won dozens of blue ribbons, & who was very pregnant when she was brought to us. One week after arriving, at 2a.m, she delivered 4 gorgeous babies, my Bacall being the last to be born, & the tiniest. I brought her home to join my 2 other rescue kitties, a mother/daughter Siamese mix, & she became fast friends with Bogie, the younger of the two. She also made it known that I belonged to her. Through the years she was my shadow, my buddy, always just a few feet from my side. When Bogie's Mom, Pee, passed at 21 y.o., Bacall comforted me. A year later Bogie passed, she was only 12 y.o., & though my heart was breaking, it was my turn to comfort Bacall. She seemed lost without her sister. Just when we were getting back to normal, I suffered a couple of mini-strokes that effected the pain center in my brain, causing my entire L side to feel intense pain 24/7. Meds helped control it for several years, & when I had bad days Bacall could sense it, & she'd stick to me like glue. I would have gone crazy at times, if it weren't for my baby. She was more comforting than my husband. In Sept. 2010, Bacall fell ill. For 7 weeks the vet tried to figure out what was wrong with her, diagnosing her with 4 or 5 conditions before they finally told me she had intestinal lymphoma. By then, it was too late to try any treatment. I had to say goodbye 10/20/10. She was 19 y.o. I know I'll see her again, & I try use her memory to keep me going.
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Kris Bedalov:
I was on my way out to do grocery shopping on that Saturday morning, while living in California, when I heard this meowing from a kitten that was sitting on the steps, above me, that led to other apartments. I being a cat lover and all around animal lover couldn’t resist feeling I needed to take this kitten under my wing. Well, I picked the kitten up and hurriedly placed it in the bathroom of my apartment and shut the door, so there would be no cat fights while I ran off to the store. See, I already had a female cat that had been living with me, for a year. I returned that day with groceries in hand. I then went to see how the new kitten faired being cooped up in the bathroom for a couple of hours. I found the kitten sitting, looking at me, with this pleading look, as if too say, “please let me stay, I promise to be a good boy”. Well, who was I to turn down this beautiful kitten’s plea. “Okay, you can stay,” I told the kitten. Thus, that is how Eddie came into my life for 19 ½ years.
Kira F:
I was going through a rough time when Opie came into my life. A bad relationship was taking just about everything I had. But when a friend told me some new two-month-old kittens had just been brought in to her shelter, I had to go and see. Opie was there with his sister, who was your typical loud meowing, clawing little kitten. Opie, on the other hand, couldn't have been more different. He fell asleep in my arms the first time I held him- which was very surprising, since these kittens had been found wild on the streets. Since then he's had to move with me several times as I left my bad relationship. But everything I've been through, he's been right there to lend a furry ear and cuddle up next to me. I can hardly believe I used to be able to hold him in just my two hands- now it takes all of both arms! I had no idea he would grow to be so big, I've even been told he must be at least part Maine Coon. At three years old, he is a healthy muscular 17lbs! He loves his window bed, stuffed mice, and playing with his friends. He also enjoys wearing bow ties, as he knows they make him look so handsome. All in all, I am so absolutely grateful to have him in my life. He is so much more than just my pride and joy- words simply fail to describe what this feline means to me. I love you Opie!
mfloeter:
I was suffering from depression after losing my dog and cat this Spring. Baxter had been abused as a puppy and had a couple of spots on his back that would never grow fur as a result. Because he wasn't perfect, he wasn't adopted for three months. I was his last chance, and I think he just might have been mine. We saved each other!
Susan S Gottfried:
In the last couple of years I have lost my husband, sold my home, and finally, in July, I had to let go of the 2 old herding dogs that my husband and I had had for many years. A few weeks later, getting more and more depressed and lonely, after going to many rescues and not finding a suitable dog, I walked into the Humane Society of Cocoa, Florida. The first dog I saw was Bizzy. We made eye contact and never looked back. Not much is known about her history and we don't know how old she is. We're still learning to live together and working out little bugs here and there. We went to obedience school and got a star! She makes me laugh every day and I think we'll be together for a loooong time. She's a very good girl who has helped to bring me back from unimaginable sadness.
uncommonsensesc:
We got Beebe a little over 2 years ago - a neighbor found her at an abandoned house in a huge briar bush and asked me to help get her out. She was around 3 weeks old according to the vet. She was so tiny - I hand fed her, rubbed her to help use the bathroom, set her in the litter box and loved her unconditionally. She repaid all that millions of times over - I had no one to talk to, I was unemployed and depressed. She listened and never judged. She mewed her support and love when I talked with her. Even though we have 3 more rescues, she handles herself with incredible grace and class! She will be my baby until the day I die!
jg 28:
Exactly one year after my husband survived a heart attack at age 38, and just months after our wedding, we got one of the most special gifts of our lives. We had previously applied to adopt a dog from a local rescue group, but the dog didn't get along with our two cats. We decided to go back to one of the group's pet store clinics and volunteer. During our time there, we were asked to walk around a 15-pound mixed breed dog, Dasher, who we assumed was a puppy. He was so sweet and gentle, and we fell in love with him. When we returned, we learned that he was not only nearly a year old, but liked cats and had a tough, tough past in Kentucky. He was likely abandoned there and brought to a high-kill shelter as a stray. He was down to his last day before euthanizing when the rescue group brought him to our state. We met him several months later - and brought him home that day. He was scared of his own shadow, skittish around other people, not fully housebroken and even scared of the dark, but he quickly warmed up to us and became fast friends with our cats. Over time, he grew to a healthy 22 pounds, made a lot of human and animal friends and has helped keep my husband healthy and happy. He is still sometimes skittish, but has become far more trusting. I like to think that we saved Dasher, but I really think he saved us.
kk-kk:
Steve became disenchanted with his living arrangements. He was the only cat in a house full of birds. He escaped by selling himself on Craigslist. I couldn't resist his ad. I drove 200 miles to pick him up.
ibequeen:
This is my love and mentor. He teaches me more about life and acceptance - thankfulness and joy under any circumstance. What a privilege to be chosen to love and care for him!
leahlhays:
My husband found Dakotah at a kill shelter very week and sick. He had been dumped there at 3 months old severely dehydrated and malnourished. My husband knew that I would know what to do, so he brought the puppy home to help ease my pain of the death of my other dog to cancer. Our vet said that he would never be a very big dog do to the lack of food and proper care he had. I cleaned him up, fed him and gave him plenty of love and proper vet care. Dakothah is now a very intelligent 85 lbs. big boy that knows several tricks and loves to play. Although we saved Dakotah, Dakotah saved me.....
Milton is a ringneck turtledove who showed up on our terrace in Manhattan in the spring of 2002. Among his favorite things are peanuts, feet, pizza crusts, twist ties, and the windowsill in summer, roughly in that order. Milton is also quite a celeb in New York City. A few years back, he caught the attention of Page Six in the New York Post, and Gawker got wrapped up in his story as well. Happily, celebrity hasn't changed him.
miiriisan:
Without a doubt we saved each other! I had moved to England in 1998 and was all alone and very lonely. I thought of a pet and a name. Went to the rescue center and brought home my Sabrina who had thrown into a garbage container as a pup. I later moved with her to Argentina together with my other dog Joxter and moved again to the U.S. We will be together forever and forever and after. She is for sure the Queen of our house!
Robert Mollere:
Friends told me there were quail eggs abandoned and wanted to know if I wanted to try to incubate them. They hatched and bonded. They always had the freedom to leave and as they got older they found their own way.
Our resident feral cat. Not as famous as brother Milt, but just as interesting. Glarey Cooper will come right to the door and stare you down until he gets some food!
ChickEpoo:
Fortunately I got MYA....BEFORE she had the chance to be used as a tiny little "breeder girl"........
ChickEpoo:
When I got Maggie she was a "hot mess". At 7 mos. she knew "nothing"....not even how to go up 4 steps. She was terrified of being picked up.....and she was starving...and on and on..... She is NOW an 8 lb. "bag of sugar".....
Linda McRae:
She is a special nurse dog. When ever I have needed surgery (I have two arthritic knees) she has never left my side during recovery. She is the most wonderful little dog I have ever known.
miiriisan:
Joxter joined our home in 2000 from a breeder in England. We lived there with Sabrina who has also been shared in this post. The 3 of us moved to Argentina and moved again to the U.S. We go everywhere together! Nobody is left behind no matter how far. I love my family!
Lalistadeaura:
I got my bird from a pet store. He is a male orange wing Amazon. He is just like a real son to me.
kentmagnuson53:
Jesse James and Ani Okly
Paula Housman:
We got Sascha from German Shepherd Rescue in Pahrump, Nevada which is just a few miles outside of Las Vegas. She was going to be put down because the pound people thought she was vicious but they, fortunately, had agreed to immediately contact a person from the GSR whenever a German Shepherd came in and Belinda was smart enough to recognize a scared dog when she saw one and get Sascha out. I can never thank Belinda enough for my sweet baby.
rpross2000:
Pebbles was only 8mos old when she got very sick. We had only had her 6 months, the vet was not sure if he could save her or not. Most people would have put her down. But that was not even a opinion for us. She did make it an is a fairly healthy 4 yr. now. She has some side affects from being sick, and always will, but that does not stop her. She is a sweet happy 4lb. Yorkie
rpross2000:
Ashley is my shadow & would walk through fire to get to me. She is 14yrs old now, but is full of life still.
rpross2000:
Don't like the sweet little face fool you, she is full of the devil!! But I would not trade her for nothing. At just 6mos. old ChiChi is a handful!! But can be sweet.
sctishldy:
CLYDE isn't he handsome!...is part of Bonnie & Clyde Both Brother & Sister, are totally DEAF from birth.. 2 rescued Harlequin Great Danes..breeder could not find a home, no $ in it, so possibly would be PTS by the breeder, as that is what some breeders do. They are always together, sleep together, bathroom same time, eat etc they also follow me everywhere I go and neither let me out of their site for one minute, even if they are sleeping , and I go to the bathroom, they will wake right up and have to follow me everywhere I go..a little insecure huh!, maybe something to do with the deafness, so they are my constant companions, I have never had Danes quite like these 2. I would be lost without them and they me. Very Loving Dogs and show love constantly, kissing, cuddling wanting attention ...all the time. I make sure I feed them well and walk them every day, I even changed my home so as we could all be together on a quiet Island no less, so as they have the best of a Life, kills me financially but it is all for them and I feel ok with that. There are also 2 other rescued Danes in the family that preceded them. I am reffered to the "old woman with the Big Dogs" my claim to fame.
sctishldy:
BONNIE isn't she adorable!...is part of Bonnie & Clyde Both Brother & Sister, are totally DEAF from birth.. 2 rescued Harlequin Great Danes..breeder could not find a home, no $ in it, so possibly would be PTS by the breeder, as that is what some breeders do. They are always together, sleep together, bathroom same time, eat etc they also follow me everywhere I go and neither let me out of their site for one minute, even if they are sleeping , and I go to the bathroom, they will wake right up and have to follow me everywhere I go..a little insecure huh!, maybe something to do with the deafness, so they are my constant companions, I have never had Danes quite like these 2. I would be lost without them and they me. Very Loving Dogs and show love constantly, kissing, cuddling wanting attention ...all the time. I make sure I feed them well and walk them every day, I even changed my home so as we could all be together on a quiet Island no less, so as they have the best of a Life, kills me financially but it is all for them and I feel ok with that. There are also 2 other rescued Danes in the family that preceded them. I am reffered to the "old woman with the Big Dogs" my claim to fame.
Cal Orey:
Yes, pic taken by brother Bruce Orey
Cal Orey:
Yes, you have permission to use pic, taken by brother Bruce Orey
Cal Orey:
Yes, I took the pic
sctishldy:
SAMPSON ..a rescue Dane came to me by way of Indiana, a rescued boy who had been turned over to a shelter by the wife, as the husband almost beat him to death on many occasions he was only 18months old when I got him. He has a wonderful personality but still some 6 years later, timid of Men. I wonder why!. I wonder how anyone could have beat this beautiful boy so badly, as he has a wonderful typical "gentile Giant personality. He is now 7.5 years old and lives with Bonnie & Clyde & Chanel...3 other rescued Great Danes. Loves people & other dogs...and a Big Boy! at 200 pounds, a few inches short of the last, Guiness Book of record holder. His favorite thing is his nightly walks to catch a glimpse of Deer where we live. He looks out for Bonnie & Clyde Great Danes who are Deaf, when they wander, run too far away when hiking, he gets them back...a definite Big Brother to the rest of the pack.
sctishldy:
Chanel....is ironic how she came to me. I had bro & sis Fawn Danes Sassy & Ceasar. I found Sassy 9 years old passed at the bottom of my bed suddenly & without warning. Out of the blue, and the same night I had an email from breeder (who I had no contact with for years before) asking me if I was interested in a single born great dane puppy (also unusual for a Dane to have one puppy)..he needed a home for. I later found out he had used a sperm bank for her breeding and had the same father as Sassy. I was calling her "Destiny" as that seemed to fit, however her grace & breeding, personality, I decided Chanel. She is 5 years old acts like a hen Mother to Bonnie & Clyde "Deaf Danes" reprimanding them, keeping them in line, as if they were her own & she acts like a Sister to Sampson.
ibequeen:
They love each other even though they're not supposed to. They can teach a lot to us, can't they?
brett11:
I found Parker in a Park in Chinatown, NYC. I was going to bring him to a rescue group, as I already had (have) a cat, but he won me over in one night, and I've had him for 2 years now. He's a great cat!!!
Jo-Leigh Gonzalez Ruiz:
We adopted Boomer from a local shelter. He was the best dog ever! We lost him to cancer this past year and our home is so lonely without him. But I can tell you this, when the time comes for us to get a new pet, its only shelter dogs for us. We didn't rescue Boomer, Boomer rescued us!
Riz Antonio:
This guy was the runt of his litter. The owners who sold him to me said that he was really sick after he was born and they had nursed him back to health, but weren't sure how well he would do. Now he is going to be 7 years old this December and has been nothing but stubborn pure joy :)
rpross2000:
This is Simon, Oscar and LuLu. They are only 8 weeks old. The mama a stray, had them in my garden. I lost LuLU last week to feline distemper. And the vet says that Simon & Oscar could still get sick & die. http://www.gofundme.com/4ntsfo
Cal Orey:
Yes, I took the pic of my zen-like Siamese-mix
carolinajewel:
Groucho Barks!!
rpross2000:
Rosie is 4yrs. old and thinks she is a Great Dane, until she gets chased, they she yells like she is being killed! lol
carolinajewel:
Like Father, Like Son!!
carolinajewel:
Why not to dig in the yard!!!
carolinajewel:
Nothing like take-out!!
carolinajewel:
Sister Love!!!
carolinajewel:
Just Quilting!!
carolinajewel:
Taking it Easy!!!
carolinajewel:
Kidssss! Time for dinner!!!!
carolinajewel:
Window Pain!!!
Ratbert310:
Left in a box in the snow @ 4 days old. This little guy has been the light of our lives after almost dying from exposure.
PABresler:
Todo getting ready to pack.
toosharp:
I rescued Freddy as a kitten and had no idea he would grow soo much!!
Randi Biller:
Rescuing Trooper was the best thing we ever did. He literally walked into my office with a patient. He shows us unconditional love...we may have rescued him but he rescued us right back!
Machelle Williams:
My pumpkins definitely saved me. On a road trip last Thanksgiving they did their "mom" a favor and sat in the same seat together for about 20 minutes...then the fighting began. I love them both. They are the bright spot in an otherwise very dull existence.
Lola Greye:
Ricco was a pound puppy when I got him, he discovered me, and I knew he had to be part of our family.
gypsyagogo468468:
Celebrating the holidays with my girl, Roxy the Doxie!
shadylady:
Here is Bobby, in larger than life photos in Pet Supermarkets (his FAVORITE store, btw!)
shadylady:
Bobby, modeling Vermont Teddy Bear pj's (his all time favorite hang out clothes, btw!)
Benrdsknrd:
This is Mable, anxiously awaiting the arrival of her human sister to join her on the ride home after school. We're pretty sure that this is Mable's favorite time of day.
BonniK:
Rescued when she was only 4 weeks, bottle fed her and lifted her in to the litter box when she squeaked to get in.
Mark It Right:
Rupert saves me on a daily basis from stress and many other things. He always reminds me of what unconditional love is all about.
Timothy W Bennett:
the clostest thing to a son we will ever have
lotusly:
This is my dog, Foster, that I adopted and who was the best dog in the world. He would let me dress him up an take pictures for the yearly family calendar. He was a lost dog that a friend of mine found and when no one claimed him, he became my best friend.
lotusly:
Louie is my little red dachshund that I got after my first foster dog passed away and I realized that life was not worth living without a dog in it! He is the joy of my life and makes me feel loved and needed.
Mark It Right:
I am Rupert and this is my younger brother Beau. He is always trying to groom me. I have tried to tell him dogs don't like that, but he won't listen. Oh well, he does it out of love. So I guess I will continue to let him do it.
lotusly:
Foster Dog ready to show his stuff for the Halloween trick or treaters. He was the perfect dog who made my life worthwhile and brought me so much joy during the last few years of his life.
Vicki Huyser:
Let's Ride
lotusly:
Here is Foster, my rescued dog, acting like a celebrity! He posed for pictures for the family calendar every year and brought joy to everyone he met. He loved sitting in my lap and getting ear rubs. I had not had a dog since childhood, but after I adopted him, he was my constant companion and never let me out of his sight. He brought me such joy and I was truly heart broken when he passed away. After years of neglect and heartbreak in his life, I knew that my home and my love were the best things he ever had and that I made his last years the best that I could.
Edward Minnich:
She loves to sit like this.
ami0c:
Peterbald half sisters. Lavender and Blue point, with my allergies to cats, being hairless, I can tolerate them. Both of them together weigh just over 10 pounds. Very sweet and loving...
lkllkl:
She was "dumped" by a puppy mill----and rescued me!
bpack302:
ALWAYS SQUAKING
Lisa N Tommy:
Ready for the beach
bxpd10373:
My sweet rescued baby, abused to the point his eyes had to be removed, now 18 yrs. old and happy at last!!
lotusly:
Sugar is the adopted dog that my friend, Carolyn, rescued. She is very shy and skittish around strangers but the sweetest dog.
imforfrogs:
This is Shoki - my little runt-pup! He started out w/some health & skull issues, but I took the chance cause I knew he was for me!! He is now a happy, healthy (still little) Pug!
lotusly:
Leah was my best friend's dog that he rescued and when he passed away, Leah became his brother's dog, but then his brother and Leah came to live with me, so, I guess, Leah kind of became my dog too. She is so smart and sweet. She loves to sit in the yard and watch for squirrels!
Margaret Babbitt:
No dishes allowed in this sink. There is no room.
Margaret Babbitt:
She found us 3 years ago. A stray kitten no bigger than a hot dog bun.
ashg22:
My babies! LOVE THEM.
lotusly:
Sizes differ but friendship lasts forever.....even though Leah could chew Louie up in one bite, she loves him and follows his lead. They keep me busy and love to play "baby" with me by retrieving their toys and balls for little treats! Here they are enjoying the sunshine in the yard.
Norma Medlin Painter:
My blessing..
talyadeluya:
California Sunshine!
mnsmith:
He is the most special Kerry Blue Terrier ever....I was home alone late at night and he kept burglars at bay, saved me from a bad experience. He has had so many surgeries for a genetic disorder and his vets love him because of his wonderful disposition said he is their best patient....I concur.
Vicki Levitt Huberman:
Mellie adopted us about 4 years ago. Although she doesn't like to be held, she loves it when we pet her. She has a heated cat bed for the winter and lots of toys in the garage. She still won't come in the house
waterflydog:
I often wondered who'd "Kick The Bucket" first, Charly, me or you. I sorta hoped it would be me, knowing how deeply I would mourn your loss. Well, you beat me to it ol' girl, and for that I envy you. Farewell my furry little friend. You were a good little dog indeed...
jerseygem7:
All Ears
Gotta Opinion:
Max is a rescue dog that was billed as a Lab/Daschund .
Maggie Lea:
This is Yuna taking a nap at a shore house we rented, She is a 6 year old husky/beagle mix and she's the cuddliest of the cuddlers!!!
Terree Moore:
This is my girl Luna...Dumped in a park last summer, took my neighbor and I a full week or more of feeding and talking to her for her to realize we wasn't going to hurt her...She is my foster fail...that I love dearly....
Maggie Lea:
This is Patch, a 6 year old mixed breed. We think he's pointer and something else. He loves to bathe in the sun, to drool and snogging... although his definition of snogging is "running into your face at full force!!" He's a few fries short of a happy meal (if you know what I mean) but it just makes us love the bombous meat head even more!!
Terree Moore:
this lil 8 week old pup i took out of a ditch last march, she will be 2 this coming march...how can anyone throw away such a raggamuffin I will never know...
Fudge68:
"Clean? I'm just covered in cat spit." Her expression is priceless. Gabby loves playing in the dryer when I am about to put a load in.
Terree Moore:
My old girl Penny and my Lilly....both taken in off the streets...Penny is 10 yrs old and still a puppy at heart...Lilly is a mess...lol...but i love them so..
Maggie Lea:
This is Louie he is a 5 year old terrier mix. His head is too small for his body, and before we got him his tail was strangely docked right in the middle. He's a very talkative dog and extremely motivated by food!! Until recently he was extremely overweight because he would steal and get into things. He's lost that weight now (DIET) but now he has these extremely muscular chicken legs from carrying that weight for so long. I feel bad making fun of him for it hehe. His nickname is stinky because...he stinks up every room in the house!!! He is such a sweetheart. He will cuddle up and fall asleep with you for hours!!!!! Still... I don't think I have ever met a dog who is more of a foody than him!!! I love him so much!!
Fudge68:
Gabby brings such joy to our lives. We adopted her the same day we had to put down our beloved cat, Yo' Money - I didn't think he could be replaced but she filled that void quickly. How could you not love that face.
Terree Moore:
Found her about 5 yrs ago in the middle of a street...Bad hurt paws from maybe jumping out of a car or wandering around a long time...No one posted her as missing, so she became one of my pack...
Cecile Fain:
relaxing in the yard.
dodge74grl:
He is the most lovable cat I have ever owned. Always wants to be near me. Always makes me smile. He is always in the window when I come home from work. We race to see who gets to the door first. Sometimes I even win.
Blanca Colon:
Benji in a bed day
Blanca Colon:
Benji normally rest in bed with mom....He has the most adorable personality... I love him
Blanca Colon:
Benji is visiting my daughter at MSU college...
Janice Rakos:
Janice Rakos
Janice Rakos:
Janice Rakos
Janice Rakos:
Janice Rakos
Rebecca Hebb:
Lily taking a nap...
Jrbolt:
Molly Blue Just relaxing !
Paula Almquist:
This one-year-old tortie loves to snuggle up next to her owner, and is very affectionate and playful.
krelorjac:
The bestest cat ever!
Glenda ColemanMarch:
WINDSOR WAS FOUND NEXT TO A DUMPSTER, IN A PILE OF LEAVES, COMPLETELY MATTED AND LITERALLY SKIN & BONES. HIS HAIR WAS SO MATTED, IT CUT THE CIRCULATION OFF TO HIS LEG SO HE CHEWED HIS REAR LEFT FOOT OFF. HE WAS RUSHED TO THE VETS, IMMEDIATELY, WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT WINDSOR WAS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE NEGLECT AND PHYSICAL ABUSE AND WAS VERY SICK.. HE WAS TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS AND NUTRIENTS, BUT HAD TO HAVE HIS LEFT REAR LEG AMPUTATED DUE TO COMPLICATIONS, FROM CHEWING HIS FOOT OFF....THINGS LOOKED BLEAK FOR WINDSOR FOR SEVERAL DAYS, BUT HE WASN'T ABOUT TO GIVE UP AND HE HAD A POWERFUL WILL TO LIVE.. WINDSOR WENT HOME WITH HIS NEW MOMMY AFTER HIS SURGERY AND HAS DONE EXTREMELY WELL..HE LETS NOTHING HOLD HIM BACK AND CAN RUN ON HIS 3 REMAINING LEGS ,FASTER THAN MOST DOGS RUN WITH ALL 4 LEGS..HE NOW HAS A LOVING AND DEVOTED MOMMY (GLENDA COLEMAN- MARCH),WHO HAS NURTURED WINDSOR BACK TO HEALTH ,SURROUNDED HIM WITH A LOVING FAMILY AND SWEARS THAT WINDSOR REALLY RESCUED HER!...WINDSOR NOW WEIGHS 28 LBS AND IS ENJOYING HIS NEW LIFE. — gL
lilikat111:
This is our adorable 5-month-old calico, Sophie, who came to us after our old calico girl, Phoebe, died in January. Sophie did indeed rescue US, as our grief from Phoebe leaving us was overwhelming -- we don't think of Sophie as a replacement, but as a SUCCESSOR to Phoebe!
rugbymom75:
One night, while driving home from law school, my daughter noticed a car slowing down in front of her and the back door opening. A monster threw out a severely, emaciated, neglected female pit bull. My daughter waited for them to drive off and then stopped and scooped up the frightened dog up. The love and trust was immediate. The poor dog was infested with fleas and had pressure sores all over her from being confined to a small space. My daughter took her to the vets, had all her medical needs addressed, spayed and microchipped. She named her Daisy Dukes. I originally told her to get rid of the "demon" pit bull before it ripped her face off. Yes, I was one of "those", who believed all the myths about the breed. Boy, was I wrong. Within minutes of meeting Daisy, I fell head over heels in love. She is the sweetest, most loving dog in the world. The worst thing she would do to you is lick you to death.
Sommer Efird:
We foster puppies for The Humane Society of Charlotte and this picture is of our dog Athena (Black lab mix) teaching her foster puppy brother how to swim. It was the sweetest moment and shows how mothering our rescue girl is to others.
Sommer Efird:
Athena is a Parvo survivor and now donates blood to help other puppies fight parvo. To date she has saved about 30 puppies and is scheduled to donate next week. She is the most gentle loving her girl. Check out her tongue. Do you see something in the spots......................it's a paw!
heidiho202:
Heidi jacobsen
Elaine Duffyluedtke:
Brought to us by a liitle boy then left, that was 7 years ago
Elaine Duffyluedtke:
adopted from a shelter 5 months ago
Lisa N Tommy:
Ready to ride mom. Happy dog.
Mark Polk:
We rescued Roxie from a life in the wild when she was very close to death. After months of vet care and TLC she has almost completely recovered and is the best dog I have ever owned. Watch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NfxgxWKGgU
Tony Cz1:
Paco and Scoobie Rescued ME. They are the sweetest dogs and love unconditionally.
UPTOWNGIRL2012:
Billie, an Englishe Springer Spaniel, aka "Capulet's Uptown Girl", in her former show dog days, is the sweetest puppy in the world. We adore her and she loves us completely! She brings comfort and cheer to residents of local facilities in her new life as a Certified Pet Therapy Dog. And she just participated in the the Blessing of the Animals Prayer Service at our church, in honor of St. Francis.
azernot:
D V She does not think she is a dog.
Mcota64:
Q...or Quince was found wandering the streets of Memphis on a cold day in January 2012. She was skin and bones and had just had a litter of puppies, according to the vet. She also had heartworms and deformed legs and had her ears cropped (nearly chopped off) with scissors. She hopped in my car and the rest is history. We brought her back to life, and her gratitude is evident every day. She's happy and sweet, and we certainly didn't need another dog, but we love her.
sharonpatterson6:
My Son and his Wife found my dog for me. I had been looking to rescue a small, female, short haired dog. One day my Daughter-in-Law called to say they had found a dog for me. She said "He was so pretty, with long hair" I told her I wanted a female and I wanted a short haired dog. She would not give up, so I told her to bring him to let me see him, just to get her to "shut up". They bought him in and I was laying on the couch, kind of out of it, because I had, had a minor procedure done that day. She sat her down on the couch and he climbed up and laid down on my hip. You could feel his ribs and backbone. He was a mere 3 lbs, 2 lbs under weigh. I laid my hand on him, he looked at me with his bug eyes and he was so sad. I just said "He can stay". He has seen me through many heart aches in the 5 years I have had him and I love him dearly. His name is Tucker, the sweetest and best natured little dog I have ever encounter. If something were to happen to him I would grieve as if it were one of my children and I am so sure no other dog could ever replace him.
auroracmd:
Life in Beagle Land is really interesting from this pint of view.
Kimberly Dickinson:
Beans - my PTSD dog. Keeps me sane and happy and loves his job!!
Patti Cannon:
I adopted MYLO from an animal shelter that was going to put him down. He is 15 years old and he has a heart murmur and a little arthritis in his hips. I brought MYLO home and for the first couple of days he was lost. Now, he is the first to meet me at the door and he is such a happy little fellow. I know he may only have days, months or maybe even years. He isn't in any pain and his appetite has really improved. He has gained weight, but what I love most, when he looks at me with his big brown eyes, he is looking at me with love.
yoceeoman:
She came to our house a few years ago just before the weather would turn cold..left her food on our porch everyday...was able to grab her and take her to the vet for a checkup...was told she was already "fixed" and she's been with us ever since...4 years now...not the nicest cat but she's at least not alone and we are happy she "picked" us out of all of the houses in our neighborhood.
charlotte7224:
Chika, our roadside rescue, 12 yrs ago....
lovebug7489d:
My young husband died of pancreatic cancer, my house was too quite and I was too alone. Bought a corgi puppy three months later another. Love them, they have changed MY life.
lovebug7489d:
So much company!
Nicole Nix:
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera
Sonja Bolyard:
A picture is worth a thousand words. These two beautiful Chihuahuas were adopted by us, two years apart, from a no-kill shelter here in our state. We have had them now for over four years and six years respectively. They are a set of gloves in that they are inseparable. Our Charlie, our Big Man, loves his Pretty Girl, as the photo attests to. Our Pretty Girl, our White Beauty, has seizures and therefore we work our schedules around her so she is never alone. We can't say for sure if we have changed them, but the love we receive everyday from both crazy pups is reward enough and proof that maybe we have in some small way. Have they changed us? In every possible way imaginable, and all for the better.
Jackie Stidham:
When i was 8 my parents had a nasty divorce and it was a dark time for me and my little brother. A few days after i met a girl at my dad's church who said her cat just had kittens and she needed homes for them. So the next day she brought all six to my mom's house for me to meet. All of them were very sweet and full of energy and wanted nothing more than to play. At first i liked a calico named Moony, Then the biggest kitten that had been sleeping in the corner the whole time walked over to me and laid in my lap. I looked to my mom and said he was the one! We were not prepared for a cat so we had to make a makeshift litter box out of a Tupperware container and newspaper until we could make it to the store. The girl i got him from had named him Goliath, he was the largest in the litter, but i felt that name didn't fit him well enough. At the time i was obsessed with Beany Babies, my favorite being a black cat named Zip. So that's what i named him. Little did i know he would live up to his name! I would sneak him to school a few times, and we played outside. He would wait for me on top of the refrigerator after school and when i got home he would jump down into my arms! I told him everything! When i was in 5th grade Zip had an allergic reaction to Harts flea drops. He was taken to the Vet and given many blood transfusions. I had never been more terrified in my life. He pulled through with flying colors! When i was a teenager i had a very bad relationship and also had a friend die. In the end i would always tell myself ZIp is the only man i need. And i would sit with him in my lap and recite the tag on the Beanie Baby. "Keep Zip by your side all the day through, Zip is good luck you will see it's true. When you have something you need to do, Zip will always believe in you." Zip never left my side. When i got pregnant with my first baby I had to move out and i couldn't take him with me, so my mom kept him. I ended up getting married and had another baby but would still visit him as often as i could. My husband joined the Marine Corps and we had to move. At this point Zip was 14 and I was afraid he was too old to come with us so i left him in my moms care. I missed him terribly. I would think i saw him laying on the floor when it was just a discarded black shirt. I would think i heard him meow at night when i knew he wasn't there. Then on our Christmas trip back to Missouri my husband asked me if i wanted to bring Zip back with us. I was happy beyond words. So i went to my mothers house, picked him up and after a health check from the Vet he was cleared for travel! He made the trip without so much as a meow. When we arrived at the house he was a little weary at first, but now he plays with my two boys gets along with our two dogs and sleeps on my husbands chest. he still curls up on my lap when i read or play on the computer. We call Zip my first born. Now at almost 20years old he is still healthy though his chest hair is a bit grey. He still plays well with my kids it makes me cry and warms my heart. They love him so much and it makes me love him more. Now Zip is here for me again when my Husband is deployed . He will always be by my side and I will always love him!
Beverly A Carroll:
I found Ginger outside of a restaurant where my BF and I eat breakfast every Saturday. Oh no, the last thing I needed was a dog! My boyfriend already had too many. But we couldn't leave the sweet,friendly dog running around in the steaming hot parking lot, located on a busy highway. We left and came back in an hour; she was still there. She jumped right in my car and I took her to a no-kill shelter just down the road - they were full. They checked, she had no chip. I posted info on a local radio station, put up signs, asked the restaurant staff to be on the lookout, seeking her owners, without results. Meanwhile a love affair was blooming. I was in a depression that was threatening to get worse and derail my life. But with Ginger, I had to go outside and walk her at least twice a day. I had to take her to the vet. I needed to buy a collar, dog food and maybe a toy or two. My spirits were lifting, the dark cloud that was following me was fading away. I was feeling better. Nearly six months later Ginger is part of my family, which includes my 10-year-old cat Elphaba; my dearly loved feline who gave the last and most important stamp of approval to the rambunctious youthful red head. It was surely
Tamara-Ed Rousseau:
I had just lost my horse of many years -32 years - I had been sick for the since 2001 and she was always there to comfort me. Then she was gone, just like that in a blink of an eye I had my sweet little mare and the next she was over the rainbow bridge - to never be by me again. I was on facebook and came upon a rescue group that had all these horses needing forever homes - I had to look - any horse person would have to look at those beautiful animals. There she was - a beautiful young filly - I knew at first sight I HAD to have her. I called - never saw her in person first, but it didn't matter - I knew she was mine! In less than a week they brought her to me ! She was and is all I could have ever hoped for. She knows we are a team, which makes it nice for me but not so for those at the stables for she wont mind them. I spend all the time I can with her and she is learning new things every time I see her. She is like going to a spa for those that are not horse people ! All worries disappear when I am with her. She puts a smile on my face and a skip in my step when I am with her. I have no plans of getting on her until she is fully grown - close to five years - by then I will just mount and off we will go into the beautiful desert. She was a true gift from God - things seem to have away of working out that way. You get what you need when you need it. In this case I needed my little filly and I got her and I would like to think she needed me just as much for now she has her forever home.
Crystal Hagemeister:
Karma is a vision in pink as she is THE Princess! Wiley is ALWAYS into something! *Her A.K.A. is not appropriate on a public forum* She knows everybody who enters our home is here to see her, and Edgar was a foster boy we had only briefly but he made a lasting impression on everyone he met!
talyadeluya:
California Girl!
talyadeluya:
Little queen
Krisgolden:
Skillet is a 10 month Juliana Pig. She is the funniest little thing in the world! She makes everyone who meets her smile. She even has her own FB page Skillet the Mini Pig!! I love to make her crazy hats.
danielmoline7:
Doesn't have the will power to always be good. Hear he is on a time-out. Depressing
debjersey:
Chloe has giving me unconditional love.
debjersey:
Chloe save me...
sadiemae1214:
Found Pip, my cat, when he was just a handful. He was all alone trying to get across a road but he got scared and rolled up in a little ball. I saw him in my headlights, jumped out of the car, snatched him up and took him home. He's now 10 years old. My dog Tesha was 6 months old when I rescued her from a drug addict. Poor baby spent the first 6 months of her life in a pet carrier. She hasn't been in one since and she'll be 18 years old!
Angela Stimson:
Sherlock Bones!
reelj1:
When Lucky was two, he chased two Canada geese out over the the thinning lake ice and fell through. The next half hour was harrowing for both Lucky and me as I struggled to rescue him alone. We both came "this close" to buying the farm. Thankfully he is with us today.
nebuer32874:
I found him under my car suffering from heat stroke when he was a little kitten. He kept crying. I brought him in, healed him up and had him neutered. He's so loving and protective. He actually hugs me for long periods of time. I named him Spooky because he used to try to puff himself out and spook the other cats away especially at meal time. He's quite comical.
metnyc:
It was Friday, August 20, 2010: my birthday and the day before my wedding. I decided to take a peaceful run on the beach to clear my head, and spend some time being introspective and reflective. I had ran about two miles, when a little dark object caught my eye along a stretch of rocky shore. As I got closer, I recognized immediately that it was a puppy, being swept out by the tide, and then struggling helplessly every time it washed up. I ran over and lifted it immediately from the warm waters. She collapsed in my hands. From that moment on, "August" was a part of the family. Although she was literally pronounced dead just a couple of weeks after her rescue and had to go through intense treatment at an emergency vets, she was a fighter from the start. She made it out of the "water" so to speak, and today she is a happy and healthy dog, who loves spending time with her two Pomeranian brothers, eating their food if she can get her paws on it, and lounging on her beloved arm chair.
Krystil Destinee:
This is my little lady Joplin the day that I adopted her. She was saved from a high kill shelter in Virginia at 5 weeks old and was adopted by me at North Shore Animal Shelter on December 24, 2012. This dog has showed me what "unconditional love" really means. Love this little diva.
Gracie, a "Puppy Mill" baby.... Chika's "sister". About 12yrs old.
Susie Rollins:
This is Mr. Clyde and had the bless to have him for 12 1/2 yrs. but the day came to where I had to let him rest and not hurt anymore, Clyde was there for me, never judged me and loved me even with my faults, he will always have a place in my heart that no one or nothing can fill, I miss him still after almost 10 months, he was my boy and I love him.
FOXYROSE:
I found Cloudy 13 yrs ago at our local shelter. It was my intent to buy her as a gift for a friend, since I already had a cat and dog - after 1 day she was mine. Cloudy was 6 mos old and blind in one eye and oh so lovable Her nic name is Lovebug Kitty.
Vanessa Pollard:
This beautiful girl, is my baby. I adopted her when she was 2.5 years old. I believe she was meant for me. I was going through a deep depression when she came into my life. I have had her for almost 4 years now and I love her to the moon and back. she is my life and I adore her. without my sweet girl, I don't know where I would be. I love you baby girl.
minimaniac99:
Barneys new toy
Tamara-Ed Rousseau:
I lost my Mare of 32 years - I wasn't looking for a new horse yet - but there on Face Book was this rescue group with her beautiful picture on it ! With one look I knew she was mine and with in a week they brought her to me ! I could not have gotten any better horse if I had seen before hand ! She is beautiful and smart ! We make a Great Team !
Krystil Destinee:
First dog, first love, first everything.
FOXYROSE:
I found Kitty about 3 yrs ago while driving down a country road w/a friend. While I was talking, I noticed something white in the tall grass next to the road. I had to turn around to see what it was - a very small 5 week old kitty. There were hawks circling above - I certainly could not leave the baby there. That was the beginning of our love affair. When I got her home she would not leave me alone for 1 min - she wanted to be on me 24/7 - finally hung a purse around my neck and she slept in there for the next 2 weeks.
Krystil Destinee:
Just be honest with yourself, there has never been a better looking German Shepherd in the existence of shepherds in all the land.
Michael Gordon Penn:
This 9lbs. of joy is a Chinese Crested "Powderpuff" and he is a hairy little dog unlike his siblings, our pride and joy for six years now. This little rescue, rescued us!
David Nesmith:
Hey! This is my 14 month old Pitbull, Breeze. Her favorite past time are sleeping, playing fetch, going for walks, and chewing my shoes.
Krystil Destinee:
My little nappy headed nugget. Found him on the streets in the middle of a cold winter night. Could i be more lucky?
Michael Gordon Penn:
Often people mixes Fido up with a schitzu but he is a chinese crested powderpuff and being an alpha male he likes to be referred to as a "power puff." The surprise is he is from the breed known for being the "ugliest in the world." This little rescue proves to be a bundle of joy on so many levels.
FOXYROSE:
I lost a very special dog to Lymphoma 3 yrs ago - it broke my heart and I decided I was not going to get another dog because losing them to sickness or old age does not get easier, harder. That lasted a few days, I just can not live w/o a dog in my life. I brought her home and introduced her to my 2 cats -they were less than thrilled lol. They all get along now and everyone has their special time with me during the day and they all sleep in my bed. Yes, they are all very spoiled - why not? I love them all so very much - I can't imagine my life w/o my 3 fur girls.
Karin Ventola:
A rescue of course, she knew she was mine from the first second I held her. She is sweet, she is smart and most of all she is a Diva. We are a team.
Michael Gordon Penn:
He is fiesty, finicky, and a fur ball who brings everyone joy. This little guy is a rescue who hates to be groomed. Fortunately, at his worse he is a natural beauty. He was no bigger than one hand when we adopted him from the Humane Society in Vero, Florida. He is the best friend of man and that is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
attababy:
happy happy happy going for a ride
Cheryl Berwick:
Sophie & Kyra...all it took to get them to "pose" was the promise of a treat.....
attababy:
friends to the end...rip Zoe
Donna Ruedinger:
Donna Ruedinger
nwbl:
I adopted Ollie from a shelter 14+ years ago when my former cat died suddenly. He is a wonderful companion. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer. His tumor has been removed and he seems healthy but I don't know how much time he has left.
attababy:
we are being "VERY" nice might we have just one morsel of food
attababy:
fun with the mastif
Lily Diaz:
I rescued Bianka a year and a 1/2 ago she was scared very skinny did not how to play walk swim kiss etc now she is very happy and confident she loves to dress up and run on the beach I change her life and she change mine
ikibobo:
A little over five years ago our puppy died in my arms. My son was heartbroken. A friend of a friend found out our situation and offered Dakota to us. She had spent most of her time in a bathroom because the two other dogs in house wouldn't accept her. She was 4 months old when she found us. Our friend met us in a parking lot and all I saw was this tiny little bundle and two paws swimming out toward my son's embrace. It was love at first hug! We've been in love with her since then. I don't know what we would've done without her in our lives. She is sweet, funny, quirky and just special.
KDML:
These kittens were abandoned in a vacant lot near our home. Boscoe crossed a street and went past four other houses to end up clinging to our screen door. Mt husband said we should return them, and that was when we found Jenny, injured and unable to climb down from a tree. They have been with us for tow years now.
KDML:
Two homeless kittens are now large and in charge, to the despair of our other two cats.
ArkieGirl:
This is Maize, doxie, Elmo, ?? and Paige, Maltese mix. All rescues. I volunteer for a local rescue and end up with a fair share of loving companions. These 3 are part of a group of 8...life is never dull with them around.They all light up my life!!
nan22297:
Nearly 30 years ago, I helped implement an adoption program for the family-owned pet supply stores where I worked. That's where my precious Ragdoll, Bacall, entered my life, & my heart. Her mother was a gorgeous show cat who won dozens of blue ribbons, & who was very pregnant when she was brought to us. One week after arriving, at 2a.m, she delivered 4 gorgeous babies, my Bacall being the last to be born, & the tiniest. I brought her home to join my 2 other rescue kitties, a mother/daughter Siamese mix, & she became fast friends with Bogie, the younger of the two. She also made it known that I belonged to her. Through the years she was my shadow, my buddy, always just a few feet from my side. When Bogie's Mom, Pee, passed at 21 y.o., Bacall comforted me. A year later Bogie passed, she was only 12 y.o., & though my heart was breaking, it was my turn to comfort Bacall. She seemed lost without her sister. Just when we were getting back to normal, I suffered a couple of mini-strokes that effected the pain center in my brain, causing my entire L side to feel intense pain 24/7. Meds helped control it for several years, & when I had bad days Bacall could sense it, & she'd stick to me like glue. I would have gone crazy at times, if it weren't for my baby. She was more comforting than my husband. In Sept. 2010, Bacall fell ill. For 7 weeks the vet tried to figure out what was wrong with her, diagnosing her with 4 or 5 conditions before they finally told me she had intestinal lymphoma. By then, it was too late to try any treatment. I had to say goodbye 10/20/10. She was 19 y.o. I know I'll see her again, & I try use her memory to keep me going.
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