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I Rescued a Dog

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    Daphne

    Daphne was 5 months old when I got her from the ASPCA, she was a quiet dog, very gentle, very loving.  I choose her because she wasn't as hyper as her sister.  I decided that I wanted a dog because my Siamese was getting old, I knew he wouldn't make it...
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    My Dog Pepper

    I rescued my dog Pepper back in 2010. She was just this beagle mix bundled up in a cage, scars covering her muzzle. I had finished reading a book called Shiloh, and when I saw her, I begged my mom to save her. She would have been put down the next day! I had to save her! She was...
    Iamawerewolf Iamawerewolf 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Odds Against!

    This true recolection takes its beginning with the death of my nine month old whippet puppy Alex. He had been diagnosed with cerebral tumor as well as haemophelia. Both very painful and dibelitating. For Alex´s sake I had to have him put to sleep. With a shattered heart and...
    greydk greydk 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Not a Shelter Dog, But Still a Rescue.

    Daisy is a puppy, probably part wire haired terrier. She was running along with the big dogs at the apartment complex where my Mom lives and I was afraid she'd get run over, so I took her. She's probably 3 months old, had fleas and a scar on her back. My nephew found...
    desertrat54 desertrat54 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    I Felt Great

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    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    Jack

    I had a black Pomeranian named Jack that I had rescued from a horrible situation. He was kicked like a football (in front of my face!). I told them if they had no more respect for him, I would love to have him...he jumped in my lap as if to say "I'm outta here, this is my new...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 Jun 19, 2012

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    Me and Sam

    Sam is my 9-yr hybrid coyote whom I rescued from being drowned.  God gave her to me at just the right time!  My mother died in my arms of a massive heart attack suddenly, and God knew I was going to need a companion.  She's my best friend, my life!  I love her...
    coydawg coydawg 46-50 Dec 16, 2008

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    Who Still Buys Puppies From Petstores?

    I love dogs. Through my love I rescue animals that I will not let go to just anyone. I resent puppymills and all who support them. I resent brokers also. I resent breeders who breed for the new designer breed because it brings them more money all the while creating a nightmare of...
    thingsthatmakeusayhumm thingsthatmakeusayhumm 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    I Saved My Husky But In Reality He Rescued Me.

    Hi my name is Odessa and a year ago I rescued my baby boy sky a husky. I fell in love with since I first saw him . He is just so beautiful and so funny. He has given me so much love and trust me I needed that kind of love. I'm married but it seems my husband doesn't really care...
    katlovesky katlovesky 26-30 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    My 50 lb. rescued dog rarely let's me out of her sight. She thinks she's a lap dog stay with me for hours, happily sleeping on my lap. If I try to sleep in, she'll jump up on the...
    gmeza98 gmeza98 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I have had several dogs in my time, my favorite though was a rescued Staffordshire Bull Terrier I named "Mitz". It was used as a fighter by its previous owners and had its tail...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I love my dog Jessi. She's s chihuahua I rescued. She was 2 months old, found in freeway with her brother and he didn't make it sadly. So they brought her to our rescue center...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    i love my doggies!
    EvaLolita EvaLolita 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My whole life I have been around dogs, and I can't stand being around them. There are multiple reasons for this: my family treats their "babies"better than humans, even their own...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F a week ago

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    This happened in 2011 so about 3 years ago. My dad, my sister and I lived together in an apartment. We had two GORGEOUS dogs (one white, one black) and a cat. The black one was...
    Marries Marries 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Puppy (dog) mills exist because everyone wants a cute puppy. Backyard breeders exist because people want dogs but don't want to pay the price for a dog professionally bred by...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F Oct 7

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    To start with, I'm an animal person generally. I'm happier to visit a dog than to live with one, though. They're more high-maintenance than my cats who amuse themselves and prefer...
    bellehistoire bellehistoire 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    My dog is so great. Stella is her name. She is likely a pitbull, but she might have something else mixed in. I don't really know. I got her from an animal shelter, back in 2010...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    The dog is man's friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to...
    PinkNPunky PinkNPunky 31-35, T Oct 11

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    I love sitting at night catching up with my television programmes. All my family are upstairs, I get settled on the sofa with my feet up and my remote in hand when suddenly our dog...
    mysticangel40 mysticangel40 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm definitely a dog person. I haven't had a dog since our family dog died about 10 years ago. Lately I've really been wanting to adopt a dog, but I live in a pretty small one...
    OhioGuy88 OhioGuy88 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i was out at my parents house on the river when i went outside. i was gazing out over the bluff when i spotted a quite large all white pit bull standing still and whimpering...
    snelletrail snelletrail 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm glad those street dogs and my dog loved the homemade food . I tried feeding stray whenever I can , Is sad that whenever I feed the stray people in cars or motorbike ,start...
    KoalaLuis KoalaLuis 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I love stray dogs and animals Some of you may not have stray dogs in your countries. When I travel, I take some extra food with me for stray dogs (and other animals). Family dogs...
    NatureTraveller NatureTraveller 41-45, M Oct 11

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    Well dogs don't stab you in the back Dogs don't gossip about you Dogs don't care about how you look And dogs are so selflessly loving, unlike humans who for the most part, use you...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I need advice! My 9 month, fixed, female, golden retriever is ripping apart everything in my back yard. She only needs to be left alone for a few mins, and she will tear apart...
    caddriss caddriss 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 30

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    I love being a dog sitter! Only been doing it for 3 weeks and have had dogs these 3 past weekends. Right now I have a little mutt what you would call adorably ugly, you know ugly...
    AbnormalNormal AbnormalNormal 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    ,I can't have a dog where I live I want one so bad. But where I work sometimes we do drug trials for medicine that helps animal like dogs and cats and sometimes birds. When we do...
    buzzed90 buzzed90 22-25, M Oct 10

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    i think its so much fun to listen to my dog bark in her sleep and how she "runs"... It makes me really feel like there has to be a lot of intelligence in there, because not only...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    My First dog was a year old and 1/2 yellow lab named Pillsbury. He was an unique and special dog, who did wonderful and unusual things. He was passive, gentle and always chewing on...
    Onigiri Onigiri 36-40, F Oct 14

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    A dog. The dog. That dog. What dog?
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to share a link for those who want to make a difference for the most misunderstood and abused breed of dog, The AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER-The American Pit Bull Terrier is...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to share a link for those who want to make a difference for the most misunderstood and abused breed of dog, The AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER-The American Pit Bull Terrier is...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I love my dogs more than I love myself I have 2 dogs Dusty and Mirah but Dusty is my favorite she's soooo sweet and cuddly she sleeps next to me every night and goes to work with...
    audiophile81 audiophile81 18-21, M Sep 22

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    I love my dog he is my ride to die he's been there through my hardships and has traveled everywhere he is the best travel buddy he protects me and he is amazing... Some ladies kid...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I was raised as a toddler with 4 dogs around me and grew up as a seven year old with 7 dogs 😂 It's not the same since all of them slowly died 😞 I love all the dogs who got...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I miss my puppy.he was a short-haired dachshund named " MR.Beans". I loved him sooooo much. He kept me going. I know your probably thinking WHY IN YOUR RIGHT MIND WOULD YOU SELL...
    Puglover101 Puglover101 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    When I was little I didn't have many friends so my parents wanted to give me someone to talk to and be with. They got me a puppy who was 5 months old. I named her Scrappy. She was...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I have a dog... Her name is Alice. First dog I ever had. Didn't want her to begin with. Promised my daughter when we moved out of my parents house (once financially stable) we...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I do prefer dogs over cats. I have a dog and a cat, my cat is vicious though. I like my dog better.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    How many dogs does it take to change a lightbulb? Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I have had my dog Juno for the past 6years. She's moved with me, been with me through many life struggles, and has been my shadow. When I got a job forcing me to be away from home...
    rachelleigh89 rachelleigh89 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So, I don't know if any of you would find it rude, but what is a good reason to have a service dog? I'm dealing with vestibular migraines and the worst part is the vertigo and...
    zay194 zay194 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Dogs are notorious for hope. . . Every morning, in dog pounds all over America, hundreds of dogs awake to their last day with gladness in their hearts.
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    My dog is one lucky dog all yesterday we were tied. Best day ever <<3
    howbouthis067 howbouthis067 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 24

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    I think they are for some people. I know for a fact that my dog is my best friend, Christ, he's my family. I love him and i know other people feel the same about their dogs. Others...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I once had two dogs and they were my life but recently one put down which hit me like a truck! Now I've only got Boo(the other dog) but when Milo got put down, my life changed. I...
    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    My service dog is Soleil, a yellow lab. I finished her guide and mobility task training in May, and I'm working on hearing dog and retrieval tasks— I'm Deafblind. She is my 4th...
    pawpower pawpower 36-40, F Sep 27