Tag Archives: dog stories

Petfinder: Faithful Friends


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Sheriff, a guy just looking for a friend
Photo by Faithful Friends Animal Society

Sometimes all you need is someone you can count on.

Sheriff is an American Shelter Dog who was rescued from a neglectful situation by the good folks at Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington, DE. That kind of a start in life can leave you pretty rattled! The staff at Faithful Friends decided it would be a good idea to let Sheriff get a little R&R for a while in a foster home with a quiet environment.

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Abused Dog Becomes Companion for Autistic Kids and the Homeless


Written by: Phil Monahan

Hooch’s life is not easy, but he still loves to help others.
Photo courtesy Zach Skow, via wtop.com

Yesterday, we posted a photo essay about a woman who refused to give up on a puppy that had the odds stacked against it. Here’s another tale of a person giving a dog a second chance. . .

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Woman Believes that a Dog Cured Her Depression


Written by: Phil Monahan

Julie Barton poses with Bunker in 2007, shortly before he passed.
Photo courtesy of Julie Barton, via nypost.com

We have posted a lot about the healing powers of dogs, and a new book makes the case that a Golden Retriever puppy named Bunker saved Julie Barton’s life. At twenty-two years old, . . .

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Petfinder: A Helping Hand for Hank


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Highly Adoptable Hank
Photo by Petfinder

Sometimes all a guy needs to make himself appealing is a little polish! Such was the case with Hank, who arrived at the Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue with some behavior issues. Hank is a sweet-tempered two-year-old who came to the Rescue from a shelter in West Virginia. His previous owners had gotten him as a very young puppy, and were unprepared for the energetic demands of a full-grown dog….

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An Animal Behaviorist Reveals Truths About Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Best-selling author and behaviorist Dr. Alexandra Horowitz and Finnegan the dog.
Photo via philly.com

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz is a Barnard College professor and animal behaviorist whose work focuses on dogs. She combines the affection of a dog lover with the rigor of a scientist, and her. . .

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Saying Goodbye to a Dog Who Helped a Man Get Off the Streets


Written by: Phil Monahan

Raymond Goynes and Mary Kilty spent a few last moments with Ms. Kilty’s ailing terrier, Sonja.
Photo by Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

We post a lot of stories about people who help dogs who are living on the street, but this tale from the New York Times turns that equation on its head. Raymond Goynes had been living on. . .

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Looking at the Final Days from the Dog’s Perspective


Written by: Phil Monahan

According to his owner, Benny was a “soul extension” and a “human with fur.”
Photo by Jasmine Hargrave, via

Dog owners have discovered lots of different ways to deal with the loss of a beloved friend, from making video elegies, to doing good work, to taking time to remember the best parts of. . .

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