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I Rescued a Dog

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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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    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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    I Felt Great

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My wife and I adopted a retired racing greyhound about six months ago. We'd been considering a dog for the last ten years, but really wanted to wait until the time felt right. Her...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M Jul 28

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    My brother and I adopted her from a rescue ranch. She had been kicked out of homes and turned into the pound twice. A kind soul discovered & rescued her from the pound mere hours...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F Jul 27

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    The world is evil. My dog was good. When my brother died, after all the drama was over, I went off by myself with my dog, sat down in an old chair and just broke down and cried and...
    Jensenson Jensenson 66-70, F 4 hrs ago

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    How can I forget. This one time I was waking home from school when I saw a rather large dog laying in the middle of the road. I tried to call it over but it wouldn't move. I...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I get really bad panic attacks. Today i didn't know my friends dog was in the house cause last time it was at her mums. She didn't know I'm scared of dogs. She opened the door and...
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I CANT STAND DOG DISCRIMINATION! Today I was at the dog park with my 2yr old red nose pit and also my blue nose baby pitbull 4 mo. My 2yr old pit was off leash in the dog park...
    Jaidori Jaidori 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I just had "the talk" with my girlfriend about her dogs. I have anxiety and I cannot physically be around them without getting nervous, fast heart rate, etc. We were being intimate...
    pilotguy72 pilotguy72 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    My dog bailey is 3 years old. She used to be able to play with any kind of dog (small or big) without getting defensive/protective over what's hers. I know I have moved twice and...
    Jessica5431 Jessica5431 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I hate my husbands dog. He's a 80+lb lab. The dog is actually very sweet but my husband take terrible care of him. He was never neutered or leash trained. As a result our backyard...
    sincitymom sincitymom 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Three year old miracle girl found alive after 11 days in Siberian taiga - thanks to her puppy: Her dog saved her by caring for Karina for nine days then returning home and guiding...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I like animals VERY VERY much X//{3 Well I really do I would be a vet but I'm really bad at the sciences >w< I know it's stupid to let that stop me but... O///O I don't wanna...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 4 days ago

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    i have poor grammar so bare with me. so here is what happened. i was getting ready to back up my car. i have a diesel so i wait for the glow plugs and stuff to start up. then i...
    eliminaterethan eliminaterethan 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I just ran into a stray dog I was takin out trash and there happened to be dog food in the trash so I was diggin in the trash and feedin him and he followed me but he was too...
    CRizma7 CRizma7 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I love my pure bred dog- and I'm not ashamed at all to say it. I volunteer with rescue dogs and do not have a problem with them, however, I want to enjoy doing AKC and UKC dog...
    dobermanlady93 dobermanlady93 18-21, F Aug 13

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    I just found out that my dog of 9 years has heart worms. His name is buddy and he absolutely loves people and other dogs. I've already recently lost one dog I can't lose him too. I...
    Cagedbird2 Cagedbird2 16-17, F Jul 23

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    "Like" dogs? No I LOVE dogs! I am such a dog person I have three! I love kids as well but just do not think I want any so they are my fur babies. Instead of a crazy cat lady I will...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    My aunt has a very large dog. It just annoys me because it drools all over everything, knocks things over/breaks things with its tail, and barks at anything and everything very...
    movince movince 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I do enjoy dogs. However I work at PetSmart and the weekends can be hell with all the dogs in the store and the ones waiting to be adopted and the training class. The barking can...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was dog grooming, there was this Springer Spaniel her name was Bella and I notice she was staring at me! Kept staring at me intensely! When I did look at her all i could see...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I could swear this dream happened before, but the first time I was alone. I'd be letting my dogs in from outside and somehow, there would be two of each of my dogs. Then, two lab...
    Jaytalon Jaytalon 16-17, F Jul 22

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    My dog Kitto is a Yorkinese & 1 yr 7 months. I had another dog, Jack, before (a Puggle). But he lived w/ my dad (who I don't really see) & my dad gave him away. So this is my first...
    girlinNJ girlinNJ 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have always been an animal lover, but dogs are probably my favorite. Humans and dogs have bonded since way before recorded history and for good reason. Dogs can read human...
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    Okay! I love my two dogs. One is a Yorkshire Terrier (Purebreed) another is a Lab Plot Hound mix. Why does it seem that they only do bad things in my room. I babysit them when my...
    ToTo3000 ToTo3000 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    So are dog people more tolerant letting their dog lick them? It doesn't bother me in the least. My wife thinks it's gross. Mouth & drilling my ears .... (and other parts) off...
    Lifeisacaveat Lifeisacaveat 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've decided that my niece and my new dog are soulmates. They have the same energy levels, the same inquisitiveness, and the same stubbornness. They also love each other to pieces...
    ARestlessSoul ARestlessSoul 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My dog's name is Bear, he's 15 months old and he's a Rottweiler malamute (or husky) mix. He weighs in at 90lbs and is still growing- has a lot of filling out to do xD he's really...
    shell17 shell17 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Dogs are such intelligent creatures! I love them so much that someday I hope to be as amazing as my dog thinks I am
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F Jul 22

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    Growing up with dogs is always the best thing that can happen in dog lovers life :)
    Luiskoala Luiskoala 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    My dog Kitto/Pequito. He's a Yorkinese & a year & a half. He's my first dog, sorta. I had a Puggle, Jack, who lived w/ my dad, but I never saw b/c I don't really go to his house...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    My dog, Winston, got hit by a bus and two vans... Before I finally said we could put him down, but in no was way he sad! He was the happiest dog hopping on 3 legs (he got used to...
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I believe that dogs are a man's (or woman's) best friend. There is simply no other creature that will hunt with you/for you, cuddle with you, keep all your secrets, wake you up...
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My older sister went home (we were staying with my nana and papa for the weekend) so she could pack for her trip. When he got home she sent me a message saying Zya (my rabbit) has...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    How do you "think" he is dying? Your dog is either dead as hell or jumping around in your flower garden. There is no in between. Bill: How is your dog doing? Steve: I think he...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I decided to give my dog away when I found myself without a home a while ago. I thought I was giving him to a family friend whom I could trust. They would periodically send me...
    carsona carsona 22-25, F Aug 4

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    I'm supposed to be getting an emotional support dog but my landlord is taking forever to get back to my mom. 😭 I already named him Branson and I've been wanting a dog for so...
    kayelani kayelani 16-17, F Aug 4

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    Dog this ma pizza! Lmao ma dog
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Wow.....FYI........Many of you will be pleased to know that they now have gluten free dog food.........so now your dog can be a trendy ******* too...........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 7

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    Best dog ever.....Who else has this type of dog
    skeehn1189 skeehn1189 22-25, F Aug 8

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