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.
Photo by LAURA MCDERMOTT/SPECIAL TO THE RECORD

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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