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I Have Rescued a Dog

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    QueenByAllMeans QueenByAllMeans 26-30, F Aug 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    MrMan1978 MrMan1978 31-35, M Feb 4, 2014

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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 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 22-25 1 Response Jul 16, 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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    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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    Trooper! American Bulldog mix- abandoned at a

    police station. Best dog ever.
    Jmb850 Jmb850 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 27

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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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    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

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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

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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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    Youcanthandlemyusername Youcanthandlemyusername 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 2

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Dec 17, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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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    She is the best dog ever

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

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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...
    TampaPete TampaPete 36-40, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    If my dog could talk

    and sometimes I wonder what goes though my labs head
    sabresfan2010 sabresfan2010 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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