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Sneaky Neighborhood Dog

I sadly had to retire the two dogs I was training as service dogs. They simply weren't working out. One never got big enough to be the mobility dog I need, and the other couldn't handle the stress. Both went to excellent forever homes, but that left me with no dog to help me.

I was scanning the postings for the local shelters and craigslist for my area and came across the perfect puppy! I thought for sure I wasn't going to get her because there were three people ahead of me that had called. I almost didn't leave my number, but I'm glad I did because none of them called back, so they called and said I could have her!

Her mother is Golden Retriever and her father??? Well, he was a sneaky neighborhood dog that managed to climb over an 8' privacy fence! Our best guess would be a German Shepherd. "Endless" got her name because she was born with a deformed tail that has two kinks in it, and it only ended up about 6" long. She can't raise it, but it still wags just fine! Now no one can claim that my happy service dog is beating them with her whippy tail : - )

Sabra Welles
Glendale, AZ

Meet Zoe

One month after losing my beloved dog Mala to cancer I adopted Zoe. Zoe was born in the dirt under a porch & was rescued by a wonderful no kill shelter here in NY. Less than 3 months after adopting Zoe we discovered a tumor in her jaw, it was cancer. Zoe had surgery to remove the tumor & we are currently awaiting the results from the pathologist as to if they were able to remove all of the cancer. 48 hours post major surgery she sits here with me on the couch as happy as can be, keeping me strong until we get the news. At only 5 months old Zoe is a fighter & an inspiration to me every single day, I know she will beat this!

Michelle Korabek
Buffalo, NY

As Sweet as Her Name

At 68, I have been a cat person all my life, and my 6-yr-old rescue kitty lost her companion in April of 2010. I missed the one who died so much, but could not think of getting another cat to replace her, and I don't believe my remaining cat would have liked it, either. But I went to a pet store recently, where they were having an adoption fair, and my heart was taken by this incredible dog, named Sweetee, who more than lives up to her name. We are not altogether sure what she is, and she is either 8 or 10 years old, but she is a dear little old lady dog, perfect for both me and my cat. The woman I got her from said she had been rescued from death row, and I cannot imagine why anybody would even think of putting down this dog. I am so happy to provide her a warm and happy home for as much time as she is able to be here.

Ginny Schmidt
St. Petersburg, FL

Friends for Life

I am a volunteer for Abandoned and Feral Cat Friends in Honolulu, HI.

I first met Cleo in the spring of 2006. She was four years old.

Her human family no longer wanted a cat so they abandoned her by dumping her off in the country along the side of a road. Someone saw her frightened and scared and took her to the Humane Society.

There she proceeded to bite everyone in sight. She was labeled not adoptable and scheduled to be euthanized.

I happened to be at the Humane Society that day and heard her story. It took only one look into her sweet face to see a beautiful soul.

I took her home. She cried non stop for one week in fear and bewilderment. Finally, one day she stopped crying. She walked over to me and jumped into my lap. We became "Friends for Life".

Anna Rose
Honolulu, HI

Damaged Goods need LOVE TOO

Damaged Yet A Diamond

Hello world !!!!!!

My names Lacy and I would like to share with you my life up to now.

Life was a nightmare for me at first.

Tied to a line that wanted to hurt me.

It got all wrapped up on my leg cut into me and infected!!!!

From there it just got worse, off to the Heard Animal Control to fend for myself.

They just looked at me with sadness and little hope.

I heard one of them say let me make a call.

That call paid off!!!!!

My oh my did it ever!!!!

Michelle from the GEORGIA HUMAN SOCIETY of ATLANTA , GA USA came and got me!!!!!

Off in her car we left!!!! I could hear her making calls

First to the vet, I wasn't sure what one was but i KNEW it must be good!!!

Once there I got to LICK everybody that would let me !!!! FUN STUFF

Well my leg needed to go!!!!!! I was very scared but Michelle told me things are going to get better.

So a call went out on something called FACE BOOK (FYI I LOVE FB)

People from all over started loving me and donating to help lil ol me

Well from vet to my foster care I went.

My leg healed and I finally got to start playing!!!!!!!!

One day I was told that some one wanted to take me HOME!!!!!!!

That day came and WOW did I SCORE!!!!!

There was a doggie bed and toys for me in his van for the ride home.

I now have a brother and sister and my OWN bedroom!!!!!!

And all because of the the caring people from Georgia Human Society of Atlanta!!!!

YES I was DAMAGED but I'm a DIAMOND in my DADDY'S EYES!!!!

Lacy

ED DOBAR
CONYERS, GA

Buster Brown needs a Forever Home

This gorgeous little guy is Buster Brown. He is one of 9 puppies that my former foster (now permanent family member) Sadie gave birth to back in July 2010. Buster was adopted out to a great family when he was 8 weeks old. However, when he was 5 months old he was returned because the family could not longer afford a pet due to financial difficulties. Buster is a 6 month old Labrador and Catahoula mix. He is 45 lbs now and is expected to be about 80 lbs full grown. Buster is definitely still a puppy as he has endless amounts of energy. Buster LOVES to play with other dogs and older children. He likes younger kids too, but he doesn’t realize how big he is so he tends to knock them down. I really wish that I could keep Buster myself, but I am at my max allowed by the city. Plus, I have the tiniest backyard and he needs room to run. If you might be interested or know of someone who might be interested, please contact me. Buster is a great dog and he deserves a great family that will love him forever. My email is Sadieand9pups@hotmail.com. If you would like to see additional pictures of Buster (I have pictures from the day he was born to present day) please visit my Facebook page called Sadie Puppies.

Dawna Carabajal
Rowlett, TX

Pregnant and Abandoned - SAVED

This is Sadie. She was found pregnant and abandoned in the middle of nowhere out in the Texas summer heat in July 2010. Luckily for Sadie she was in an area that was monitored by animal rescuers. When Deborah found Sadie she just ran up to her and latched onto her leg as if to say Please do not leave me. But Deborah was aleady passed max number allowed in her home and outside. So she left her lots of food and took some pictures of her and had her story posted on www.readlarrypowell.com. When I read the story the next day i just could not stop thinking about her. I called her and told her I would foster Sadie. Sadie was very pregnant and very sweet. Three weeks after she arrived she gave birth to 9 puppies. Sadie was such a good mother. She loved those puppies and it showed. We were able to find good homes for all 9 puppies once they were around 8 weeks old. (However one was returned 4 weeks ago due to financial hardships). After they were all adopted I posted Sadie on some websites for adoption. However, I would always find a reason to not adopt her out whenever someone would call. Finally, after a couple of weeks, I realized that Sadie was already home. She had won over me, my husband, my 8 yr old Rottie and even my 13 yr old Lab/Rottie mix that usually hates other dogs. You should see the 3 of them play, they are a hoot. I am so glad that I brought Sadie into our home and that everyone accepted her. I love Sadie! She is family now.

Dawna Carabajal
Rowlett, TX

MY MAXX

MAXX WAS FOUND AT A TRUCK STOP IN NC. HE WAS BADLY ABUSED AND STARVED. MY NEPHEW JOHN RESCUED HIM AND BROUGHT HIM HOME TO ME. HE MUST'VE BEEN USED AS BAIT IN DOG FIGHTING RINGS BECAUSE HE HAS TROUBLE WITH HIS BACK LEGS WHICH GIVE OUT FROM UNDER HIM. THEN HE GOES SLIDING. I GIVE MAXX MUCH LOVE AND ATTENTION. HE LOVES IT! HE NO LONGER HAS TO STARVE OR STAY IN THE COLD. HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR JOHN MAXX WOULD'VE STARVED OR FROZE TO DEATH. THANK GOD MAXX HAS A LOVING AND WARM HOME NOW. I LOVE MAXX SO MUCH. HE BRINGS ME JOY AND HAPPINESS.

kellyann piergiorgi
lawton, OK

Adult dogs truly are the best!

In the fall we lost our dog of 12 years to a growth on his neck, it was such a hard time. I had never been dogless before and warily began searching on-line. I searched for months until just after New Year's when I finally found-what I thought-was the perfect dog for our family. While I was on the phone with the foster family she asked me if I had looked at the pound, I said yes but I didn't see any dogs that I thought would be a good fit. She told me about a 4 year old lab, who was an owner surrender and that he didn't have much time left. Well, here were all my fears rolled into one, could I handle a lab...after all they are puppies until they are at least 5, right? Would he be comfortable with us when we didn't have the bond from puppy-hood? Worst of all in my mind-an owner surrender-what was wrong with him that they would just give him up? My kids and I made the hour and a half drive to meet with him, when they brought him out I knew that I had been wrong all along about him, we had just found our dog! Ruger is full of personality and has the kindest face, he is fully trained, and house broken! I have no idea why anyone would give this dog up but their loss is our gain, he just smiles all the time happy to have a family again. He is ours...and we are definitely his! Open your heart and adopt an adult dog, they truly are the best!!

Annie
Battle Mountain, NV

Alpha Kitty

In this picture Scooby is 8 weeks old and full of mischieveousness. That's why we adopted him. I was looking for a calico. But when we went to see the available kitties. This orange bulls-eye tabby crawled up my husband's back and landed on his shoulder. He then proceeded to attack the other kitties. He was perfect for our 3 year old short hair who needed a friend to keep him active. Scooby is now 10 and definitely the Alpha Cat in our 4 cat household. No one messes with the Big Cat

Linda Downs
Modesto, CA
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