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I Have Rescued a Dog

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    Let Me Tell You About Our Other Rescue Doggie - Junior

    We made a promise to Chico (our original Chihuahua doggie) that from the day that he died we would always rescue dogs and not buy them. We wanted another Chihuahua. I contacted a rescue group after going to the pound and losing out on 3 doggies that we had selected. Apparently...
    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne 41-45, F May 5, 2012

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    The Dog Out Of The Corner Of My Eye

    I live a pretty pedestrian life but this morning I was running uphill, on a nearby college campus, when I looked to my left and briefly gauged some movement or motion. A half husky/half something was darting in front of me headed for the road. A car was approaching from the...
    uga2002 uga2002 31-35, M Nov 23, 2013

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    Buddy & Buddy

    I rescued 2 Springer Spaniel/Boarder Collies, at different times in my life.  They both were named Buddy.  Buddy l & Buddy ll.  They were opposites of each other.  Buddy I was tall and thin like a Springer Spaniel with beautiful soft...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    I Have Rescued A Dog While Going To Get...umm..stuff

    So this happened around around 2003..I was 23 years old. I am going to be totally honest with this story and how I came about to bring home a dog lol Growing up we always had animals in the house. My family has never been without at least one or two dogs. We have had birds...
    romina0523 romina0523 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    About a month ago, me

    and my mum were wanting to get another dog. This time we were going to adopt after working at the shelter. In my city they kill many animals everyday because of countless breedings, dog abusers, and strays wandering the streets without care (tearing up at the moment.) Sadly my...
    tsukiyodesu tsukiyodesu 16-17, F Dec 17, 2013

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    I Have Rescued a Dog

    I Rescued a little girl name Bailey @ The Atalanta Humane and i cant wait to do it again.just knowing that i saved fur little friend makes me feel happy.I hope you all do the same thing too.DONT BUY A DOG FROM A BREEDER ADOPT PLEASE!!! 
    alejandra0507 alejandra0507 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    It'd Be Cool....

    It would be cool if stray/rescued dogs came with their own journal of what their life was like before they came into our lives. Its been almost a year since I rescued my rottie Athena right off the street. She was emaciated, under weight and in need of a home a some tlc. She is...
    BiButterfly BiButterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2012

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    Madman Across The Water

    Talked the boyfriend (ok, it took lots of persuasion) into spending his only day off of the week at the beach with Persnickety, a nine-pound, smooth-haired dachshund and a permanent resident of the local animal shelter where I walk the dogs once a week. Persnickety is, in a word...
    HootieBootieInLuv HootieBootieInLuv 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    More Like A Herd!

    Maybe I have too big of a heart but I've adopted four!  I guess that's why I'm too busy to write more right now.  More later though.
    prissycrissypoo prissycrissypoo 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    My Rescue Puppy

    I rescued Benson, my 90 pound big brown lovable mutt for the humane society when I was in sixth grade. That was the best day of my life.. no lies. Even though he chewed all my stuff up in the beginning, I love him more than anything. <333
    acollin acollin 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2010

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    MrMan1978 MrMan1978 31-35, M Feb 4

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    Chopper And Layla

    I have 2 rescue dogs, Chopper and Layla. I think people should stop buying dogs and hit their local shelters. To many wonderful animals are being killed due to over crowding. If I had a bigger place I would definitely adopt more.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2013

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    Sophie

    Her name is Sophie.  A perfect combination of a Beagle and Basset Hound.  We got her from her Foster family, who was taking care of her for the shelter.  See, Animal Control picked her up as an abused, PREGNANT, stray and dropped her off at Wright Way Rescue in...
    greenali1986 greenali1986 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2009

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    Actually, I Have Rescued Many Dogs

    I have 6 dogs now, and 5 of the 6 were either rescues or emergency adoptions from friends of friends who could no longer keep their pets.  My 6th dog is the daughter of one of my others.  She got pregnant at less than 9 months old and had 7 pups.  I've never bought...
    suigeneris suigeneris 41-45 1 Response Apr 14, 2009

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    Last Night

    My fiance was taking me home after we watched a fireworks display, and there was this tiny dog running around in the middle of the highway, we almost ran over him! But I lured him into the car, took him home, fed him and gave him a bath because because he was all covered with mud...
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    How Trixie Came To Live With Us

    One day we were going to visit my mom and dad.We were living about two hours away at the time and my husband worked all the time, so we only made this trip about once a month or so. We were exhousted from the ride with the kids when we got there, we had a baby and two 2 year olds...
    jennieanne jennieanne 26-30, F 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Several over the years actually,

    But the latest one brought me a little extra. She was an older Jack Russel that had signs of either abuse, an accident or she tangled with another animal. I am guessing the later two of the three because she is so trusting of humans. She was a drop that I stumbled on in the...
    babybearjean babybearjean 56-60, M Feb 25

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    The Perfect Hitch Hiker!

    So about 2 summers ago i was driving to pick up my kids from vacation bible school,i was running late since i had been in town going to yard sales,my suburban was full,lol. I pick the kids up and head down to my house. I come around the S curve and there's a small brown dog...
    Jeepinmom Jeepinmom 26-30 May 7, 2012

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    I Just Rescued A 3 Yr Old Bloodhound

    My previous dog passed away 2 years ago and financial pressures kept me from getting a new one. About a year ago I started volunteering with a local K-9 Search and Rescue group and while being a support person was fun I really wanted to get my own dog to begin training as a...
    308shooter 308shooter 56-60, M May 5, 2012

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    I rescued a golden retriever named Heidi.

    She is more red looking though. I have had her for like two years but she is still shy. The dog is really pretty but pretty annoying. She follows me around everywhere like air. But I still love her.
    RedtheEmerald RedtheEmerald 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Me And Mr. "g"

    My daughter was walking her dog and this little stray dog would follow them. This went on for days. When she and her dog would get home she would feed and water the little dog. He was pitiful and scared, but she couldn't get close to him. Finally one day when she offered him...
    bgilly53 bgilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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    Cinder

    I love all animals with that said have rescued more than i can count. I usually get them from a shelter . i remember i was at my sisters one day and she had a fa,ily of psychos who lived next door. I witnessed a scene i never forgot. They had duct tape around this pups nose and...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Hated Dogs, Now I Love Them...

    I have a rescued dog that we found almost four years ago. Okay...well...before we rescued my dog, I truly hated dogs. I was more of a guinea pig lover. Dogs, in my experiences, were just dirty, noisy, slobbery, disobedient, mess makers. It was Thanksgiving break, we had gone down...
    KeevaRaev KeevaRaev 18-21, F Apr 8, 2012

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    Jake

    2006 was a very rough year for us. My husband and I lost our Black and white American bulldog to poison. Brutus was only 2.5 years old so it was really hard. Our other baby Randy (6 year old black lab) took it really had too. Randy would wake Chris up in the middle of the...
    Supervixen76 Supervixen76 31-35, F May 25, 2012

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    Gringo, Our Accidental Rescue

    What can I say about Gringo?  I originally wanted to call him Jughead.  He just didn't look like a Jughead.  So here is his story.  I get home one day and yes, my husband found another Chihuahua dog roaming the streets here where we live.  Gringo has huge hazel eyes, a red...
    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Who Rescued Who?

    I have often thought that the two rescue dogs that I've had really rescued me.
    wheretheskymeetsthesea wheretheskymeetsthesea 56-60, F Oct 16, 2012

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    A Girl And Her Dog

    Several months ago, my daughter met this one adorable Boston Terrier that she fell in love with. Since that time, she's been wanting a Bostie of her own. So, for her Christmas present, I decided to get her one. Specifically, we chose to get her one from a rescue organization...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    My Last Two Dogs

    My last two dogs were both pound puppies. I don't plan to breed them -- there are enough unwanted dogs in the world anyway, why add to the problem. And so of course I rescue dogs. I also rescue them when I find them. Driving down the street when I see a dog I stop and look at...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2010

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    Rescued A year and a half ago I rescued Rusty,

    a dachshund chihuahua mix, so I'm told. He's a great little dog, except that he seems really frightened of other dogs. I'm not sure if this is simply the breed, or whether there was some trauma he suffered with other dogs. I'd sure like to hear from anyone who has this mix.
    justaguy1802 justaguy1802 51-55, M Dec 6, 2013

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    His name was Rocky and he was a Labrador cross

    Border Collie mix. We adopted him from the Nelson, SPCA when I was in Grade 7 but apparently he was originally in Cranbrook. It was interesting because Nelson was beside a lake, but he hated water.. So that made us slightly suspicious, because lab's love water.. So the next time...
    Kida07 Kida07 22-25, F Jul 10

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    My First Rescue

    I rescued my pup last spring when he was four months old. He had been beaten and starved his long hair neglected and left in mats. when I first brought him home he was terrified of everything and shook almost non stop. now he is the happiest boy ever loves toys and pulls what he...
    NobodiesDaughter NobodiesDaughter 31-35, F Mar 4, 2012

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    She's a German shepherd/cattle-dog mix

    and is super sweet. She's obsessed with my dad is so annoying but cute at the same time. Her name is Lana:)
    elizabethlove25 elizabethlove25 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Russell Came To Stay...

    Basset hound rescue called us to ask us to take in a homeless hound whose original owner claimed to be leaving the country.  We drove two hours in a snow storm to get this poor guy, in Port Hope of all places. He was a beautful reddish color and so very thin, it was painful to...
    caithness caithness 51-55, F 3 Responses May 9, 2012

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    I rescued my yellow lab,

    Annie, from Venezuela. I had taken a job on a small cargo ship running wood from the Orinoco to the big shipyards in FL. We were loading up the last of the cargo when I saw a puppy desperately swimming. A garbage bag wrapped around her neck suggested someone had dumped her in...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M a week ago

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    Just Adopted A Rescued Puppy!

    I just adopted a 10 week old terrier - schnauzer mix! His name is Mo, he was one of four. Two girls and two boys, Eenie, Meenie, Miney, and Mo! haha. My dad adopted his sister Eenie :) Wish we could have taken all four :-/ So far he is just the cutest little thing and is so well...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F Sep 11, 2013

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    Comrade Bulldozer

    "Jakey", as he was originally called by the ACC, was put directly on the euthinasia list when he got to the shelter. Why? Well, he's a pure-bred blue nose pit bull for one, and also he had some serious injuries. Fortunately, a good samaritan posted on craigslist about him, and...
    andthelawwon andthelawwon 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Sweet Schnauzer

    Monday night, my fiance and I went to a local Speedway. I needed caffiene. We do trivia on Monday nights for a little extra spending money. So, I went in, searching for Rockstar and what I saw was a beautiful, cowering black dog on an old lead. The hand holding the lead belonged...
    angryexarmywife angryexarmywife 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    Many Heartbeats

    Over my fifty years, about one hundred dogs have passed through my life. Each one was a unique and wondrous creation. Each one was a personal friend that looked into my eyes and instantly connected with my spirit. Do not confuse me with a hoarder, I take diligent care of the dogs...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 6 Responses May 3, 2011

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    Dogs (Plural) Why Would The Person Who Started This Group Think That People Only Rescue One Dog?

    DOGS (Plural) Why would the person who started this group think that people only rescue one dog? Maybe they are young and just getting started. Over the years I've lost count of all the dogs (and cats) I've taken in and found good homes for.
    halbert halbert 46-50, M Jun 9, 2013

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    Puppy Magnet

    I honestly think I'm an injured/needy animal magnet. I'm always finding myself in situations where there's a pet (usually a dog) that needs to be saved...usually by me. For example, one dog that I've rescued was given to me literally in the middle of a street. It was a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2008

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    Who Rescued Who?

    I have taken in countless stray critters in my day. When I was younger my ego would tell me what a wonderful and caring person I was for being so kind to animals. I was the RESCUER, the SAVER I was saving all these furry critters. What a crock! I wasn't saving anything, they...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 23 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    I'd Rescue Them All If I Could

    I rescued my first dog "Yogi" whos a Chihuaha/ Mini-Pin in 2003 from the Hawaiian Humane Society...he was a featured pet of the week. From then on I've rescued 5 more....Shelby (Mixed terrior) Nicky Chihuahua/fox. Skipper is a Pomeranian/Fox who got thrown out of...
    Booperz808 Booperz808 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2008

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    Roscoe P. Coletrane!

    I have to have the COOLEST rescue dog ever!! He's a boston terrier (full blooded to boot) that my bf and I adopted almost 3 years ago. He's got so much personality, and it's a complete crack up. I remember we had been to the Humane Society several times before we saw him. The...
    MommaJ1086 MommaJ1086 26-30, F Apr 5, 2012

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    Marina

    When I was about 25 years old, I was bumming around at the lake with my dad and one of my brothers. We were collecting rocks for a project, when out of nowhere this scrawny black female dog appeared. She was sweet as could be, wagging her tail eagerly and adoring the attention we...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Nov 19, 2011

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    Bully Boo, Our Rescue Staffyxboxer

    We were regulars up at the local dog rescue home throughout the 1st half of 2006.We went every weekend without fail and sometimes we managed to get a visit during mid week too.We were looking for a rescue dog to bring home and give a good life to.We have 2 children, at the time...
    June30 June30 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2010

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    Tijuana Pups

    I worked with many dog rescue groups and always if I can will pick up strays and call their owner or take to shelter. What sticks in my mind are the two puppies i was asked to foster. They were found at 4months old in the streets Tijuana ravaging the streets for food. What makes...
    Victoriap9 Victoriap9 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    In 2011 I met a dog he didn't have a name at

    the time but that changed the moment I met him he is my Odin. I knew he was meant to be with me you just know it by their eyes and the way you feel inside you get the that's my dog feeling. He was an earless, abused, ex-bait dog with mismatched eyes. Despite his past he is...
    TheFasterWeFall TheFasterWeFall 26-30, M Jun 4

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    Madness

    I remember when I was 10, there was a house nearby my school, and I remember playing and looking over noticing the dog was neglected. From then on i sneaked food through for the dog until a teacher wondered what I was doing when she called the RSPCA and they took it away. It was...
    LivinLifeAsAMisfit LivinLifeAsAMisfit 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Thrice The Fun!

    Any dog I've ever had I adopted. Granted they are not all perfect but neither am I and who's to say buying a dog results in better behavior. Each has come into my life under different circumstances. They all have their unique stories and paths of how they adapted to and became...
    boldlyme boldlyme 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2011

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    Armani

    We rescued a shih tzu named Armani recently. He's kind of huge for a shih tzu but his pedigree is not important. We saw him a few times at PetCo and really connected w/ him. After a month or so of discussion we decided to give him a try. I picked him up on a Saturday and was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    I Rescued A Dog, In The End She Rescued Me.

    My Beloved dog of 18yrs, (16yrs with me) Pepsi was put to sleep on Monday 19.30hrs. 30/07/12. Pepsi came to us, chose us from a bar in Spain. Followed us home with no collar or lead. One Crazy noisy dog, always vocal. I think this is why she was abandoned. Constantly talking...
    Emsie76 Emsie76 36-40 4 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    I rescued my yellow lab,

    Annie, from Venezuela. I had taken a job on a small cargo ship running wood from the Orinoco to the big shipyards in FL. We were loading up the last of the cargo when I saw a puppy desperately swimming. A garbage bag wrapped around her neck suggested someone had dumped her in...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M a week ago

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    Related Experiences

    We have 2 dogs...one is lab and australian cattle dog mix and about 6.5 years old. The other is a Great Dane and blue tick coonhound mix and still a puppy at about 3 months old.
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F Jun 28

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