Guest Post: Save a life. Adopt a dog.


Sadie’s comfort level in her new surroundings helped seal the deal for Dave.

Several weeks ago, my wife, Brandi, took our cat to the vet to get his annual checkup and shots. While at the office, she met a woman who was fostering a Silver Lab named Sadie. Brandi. . .

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Story and Photos: Ode to a Dog Bed

Some years ago, my friends were going to Colorado for the holidays, and I quickly volunteered to take their one-year-old yellow lab, Sampson, to my parents’ house in Pennsylvania for a few days. We grew up with a yellow Lab that we had lost just a few . . .

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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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Classic Story: How My Dog Taught Me The Value Of Love


Natasha and Peeky shared so much together over more than a decade.
Photo by Natasha Abadilla

Here’s a beautiful essay from a young woman named Natasha Abadilla, who writes about the important lessons she learned from her best friend of 11 years, Peeky. It’s wonderful that. . .

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Woman Believes that a Dog Cured Her Depression


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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Photos and Story: Dog and Guinea Pig are Best Friends


Rex and Smores are inseparable.
Photo via thedodo.com

Rex the Boxer suffers from degenerative myelopathy, a spinal disease that leads to paralysis of a dog’s back legs. Last year, he was sitting in a kill shelter in Orange County, California, when. . .

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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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Big-Hearted NFL Player Adopts a Dog No One Wanted


Ronnie Lewis and his girlfriend share a moment with Winter.
Photo via Facebook

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), posted a touching story on its Facebook page yesterday, about a big man in search of a rescue dog. Baltimore Ravens offensive. . .

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


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


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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