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I Have Rescued a Dog

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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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    He is a rescue dog like no other.

    I discovered him in the possession of a migrant worker who was living in a middle eastern country not his own. He was keeping the tiny puppy in a cage unfit for a hamster and feeding him shelf stable milk. The little guy was probably 4 weeks old, at most. I'd provided some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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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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    my boyfriends niece found our little one

    starving in the street. she was only a puppy and clearly not going to last much longer. I've always preferred big dogs and she's a Chihuahua, but I fell in love with her immediately. over a year later and she's very healthy and happy. our little stevie (after stevie nicks) :)
    atiekay atiekay 22-25, F Feb 11, 2015

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    I have three rescue dogs.

    My oldest, Max is a black Labrador Retriever. He's 11 years old. Max was found behind my grandfathers work. A 4 month old puppy, starving and covered in ticks and fleas. He was so weak a could only walk a few steps. My grandpa brought him to are home (knowing we couldn't resist...
    harmlesshope harmlesshope 18-21, F Feb 23, 2015

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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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    yep I did my good deed.

    I adopted a lil Maltese puppy from a neighborhood lady. she got talked I to getting her and then decided it was to much because shes never home. so she came to us asking if we would take her. so I said sure. I have a soft spot for animals! :) if I could id probably have my own...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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 56-60, F 6 Responses May 3, 2011

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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 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 13 Responses Jan 24

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    We rescued our dog from the shelter

    when he was a year and a half old, and we trained him to be a Search and Rescue dog for our team. He's 3 now and just passed his state licensing test! Despite being a professional he's a weirdo.
    jaaldrich1 jaaldrich1 16-17, M Sep 20, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 56-60, M Dec 6, 2013

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    In my country, dogs are treated horribly.

    The streets are full of strays and so they are either beaten up or poisoned by the municipality. Recently, few people tried to open up a shelter and they found a stray dog living in an underground hole after apparently falling from the 4th floor of an empty building. I wanted...
    NancyRK NancyRK 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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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    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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    MrMan1978 MrMan1978 31-35, M Feb 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses May 9, 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 61-65, M Feb 25, 2014

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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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    She is the best dog ever

    and nit just a dog shes my best friend too
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    Adorable Pomeranian Puppies For Adoption call

    me +1 202 688 7368 if interested thanks
    nyikob nyikob 26-30, M Dec 17, 2014

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    my dog was a greyhound rescued from a racetrack.

    he was four, and had a successful money making racing career, and was to be euthanized.....yup, that's how they do business. He came straight from the track. lol....he had a few things to learn , never having been inside a house before, some silly moments, but boy did he learn...
    meforHim meforHim 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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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 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    QueenByAllMeans QueenByAllMeans 26-30, F Aug 24, 2014

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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 22 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    This isn't entirely true.

    She part rescued me also. At the kennels, days left on death row. "she's jumpy that one, might not be good with you having kids" knelt down at the bars, eyes down, calling softly 'hello girl' I know she's next to me, can feel her breath on my face. "This one" Rope lead, down...
    notext notext 46-50, M Feb 10, 2015

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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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    I have a rescued dog.

    I am absolutely crazy about. Her name is Lizzie. I found her on a camping trip in the middle of nowhere by a lake. I was cooking dinner while my husband and son were out exploring. As I was cooking, she showed up and simply laid down. She looked exhausted. There were no camp...
    dreamingquietly04 dreamingquietly04 26-30, F Jun 22, 2015

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    As I was walking around the playground in South

    Korea, I saw a husky approaching my dog as I was walking him. The owner of the husky kindly informed me that her dog didn't bite. As soon as she ended her sentence my dog was attacked by an Alaskan Husky. I ran to save him and grasped him in my arms before the husky was about to...
    syleepandora syleepandora 13-15, F Jul 8, 2015

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    i was out working in a nearby town

    and out of nowhere this pitbull came out of nowhere he was literally skin and bones he looked so sad it broke my heart so i took him home fixed him up and now he's the sweetest most loyal dog ive ever known he's my best friend i hate the people that abandoned him and abused him...
    bonzie87 bonzie87 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    Trooper! American Bulldog mix- abandoned at a

    police station. Best dog ever.
    Jmb850 Jmb850 36-40, M Jul 27, 2015

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    My family and I saw her at Kitty City (strange

    place to find dogs). We were actually going to get a Shepard-mix puppy because my dad wanted a guard dog. They were all boys. Then, we saw what the boys were doing to the only female. They kept humping her and pushing her around. We adopted her to get her out of there. It turns...
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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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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    All my dogs are rescues.

    Not once have I supported puppy mills. Three shelter dogs and a stray. I've also brought around 30 stay dogs back to their rightful owners... There's only one I wish I hadn't. If I were to ever find that dog again I would have two stray dogs and that man could rot in hell.
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Jan 20, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 17, 2013

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