Tag

dog rescue stories

Browsing

Rescue Story: Sweet Like Sugar

Anyone who knows pit bulls, understands they can be the sweetest breed of dogs. This fact makes “Sugar” a fitting name for this rescue pit. After their first meeting, Sugar’s mom, Maria, knew that she could give her a better future and ensure that she’d live up to her name. Sugar’s past Sugar was in a questionable living situation when I adopted her at six-weeks-old. In the hands of backyard breeders, she was already taken away from her mother. Sugar was living outside, in boxes during cold Colorado Fall nights. I responded to a post from the “breeders” on a local Facebook…

Salty: the smiling Greyhound

Some dogs seem to have all the personality. Salty is one pup whose personality shines through just by looking at her. With a fancy wardrobe and distinct smile, Salty radiates a joy for life. Turns out not only is Salty adorable, but this fabulous pup comes with a story.  From being a former racing dog to a dog in desperate need of a human to rescue her – read the unique adoption story of Salty: the smiling Greyhound. How did you rescue Salty? We got Salty from a wonderful rescue group, Gumtree Greys (@gumtreegreys). They rescued Salty when she was 5…

Soba: A Scruffy Bundle of Sunshine

If you are less familiar with rescued pups, hearing the term “adopted” or “rescued” may conjure up images of scary, adult dogs with behavioral issues. While that is true in some cases (we’ve seen some pretty impressive transformations!), sometimes rescued dogs are tiny, scruffy-looking, rays of sunshine right from the get go. Soba was one of the lucky rays of sunshine. Her adoption story encourages everyone to adopt, and proves that adopted dogs come in all sets of personalities and looks. How did you rescue Soba? I was looking on Petfinder for months for the right dog, and I fell in…

Joey and Rufus: From Unwanted to Rescued Buddies

With just one glance at Joey and Rufus you can feel their warm and loving personality. It’s almost impossible to imagine them both being abandoned and unwanted at one time. Luckily, these pups were scooped up and adopted by one person who couldn’t be any more grateful for these furry BFFs. How did you end up adopting Joey and Rufus? We adopted Joey from a woman who lived way out in the country. We noticed Joey sitting in the rain, on the side of the road for two days. She was in poor shape when she eventually ended up with…

Rowan: A Senior Pup with a Lot of Love to Give

It’s easy to gravitate to the perfect-looking puppies, but dogs come in all types of sizes, colors, and shapes. For one owner, the perfect dog came with a little tuft of hair and a crooked jaw. Meet Rowan, the senior rescue dog with a unique look and a whole lot of love to give. Rowan’s story is the perfect example of saving a pup you feel needs your love and affection, instead of buying a puppy from a pet store. How did you rescue Rowan?  I actually found Rowan’s photos on Instagram. He was on a rescue site from Pittsburg. I…

Styx MacGee: Rescued in the Nick of Time

If you’ve ever lived with a dog, it’s hard to imagine life without your fury friend. It’s even harder to imagine never meeting them in the first place. For the family of Styx Macgee, that was almost the case. Luckily, this family rescued Styx in the nick of time by a loving family. In addition to going on outdoor adventures, this adorable pooch is one of the many dogs hoping to end any negative stigma that may still exist with rescue dogs. Here’s what his owner said about how they adopted Styx and the impacts it has made on their…