Where Should You Get the Canine Love of your Life?

Written by: Jill Jones


If you decide on a purebred puppy, look for a rescue organization of reputable breeder.
Photo by Daina, Missoula

After much thought, and, ideally, a lot of homework, you’ve made the decision: you’re ready to get a dog! But where? There are two good options (unless you have a friend who happens to . . .

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Petfinder: A Happy Ending for a Champ


Comet: A Retired Athlete
Photo by Cache Humane Society

Take a look at that picture! Is that a gorgeous dog or what?! Her name is Comet, and in her youth, she was a champion Iditarod racer. She was born and raised in France, where her owner bought her and brought her back to the United States to breed her. What self-respecting male dog could pass up a face like that?! …

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Petfinder: Faithful Friends


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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Petfinder: Help for a Mom in Need


A family portrait
Photo by Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue

Things are not always what they seem. Take Darcie, above left, for example. She was a stray who was busted for raiding local farms and eating their chickens. Sure sounds like a canine criminal! She was picked up and turned into Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue, where it was discovered that she was actually starving and pregnant! How’s that for a good reason to eat a chicken?!

Darcie was placed in the Pawsitive Beginnings Puppy Rehabilitation program, which rescues abandoned puppies and homeless mothers with litters, often moments from euthanasia….

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Petfinder: A Helping Hand for Hank


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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