Unconditional Stories #6: Rescued by Love

Girdwood Alaska—August is a retired sled dog who ran  at least three different Iditarod races—over 1,000 miles each—in his prime. When Jeanine first met August two years ago, he had. . .

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Rescued Dog Enlisted for a Rescue of His Own

Shane Jackson and his German Shepherd, Jersey, relaxing on the back porch of his Flint, Michigan, home.

In May 2014, Jersey the German Shepherd was rescued along with 28 other dogs from a veterinary hospital in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, but he has now taken on an important role in the life of. . .

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Detroit Gets Its First No-Kill Dog Shelter

Volunteer Robin Beasley carries a dog named Chevy to have a bath.
Photo by David Guralnick, The Detroit News

We have posted before about the notorious stray-dog problem in the city of Detroit. There’s now new hope for those street dogs because Detroit Dog Rescue, founded four years ago as a. . .

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9 Things You Should Know About Fostering a Dog

Samantha Okazaki falling in love with my third foster dog, Paulie Bleeker Jr. Just look at that face!
Photo by Hilary benas, via today.com

Fostering a dog from a shelter is one of the more rewarding things a dog-lover can do, but as Samantha Okazaki writes, it’s important that you go into the situation with eyes wide. . .

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Story: How My Rescue Dog Rescued Me

Illustration by Gracia Lam via bostonglobe.com

The question “Who rescued whom?” has been a bit if a cliche in the dog world for quite some time, but writing in the Boston Globe magazine, Linda Matchan tells a story that really drives the. . .

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