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Sweet Savannah Girl

I was looking for a small cuddle dog and found Savannah at Animal Control in Savannah, GA she was due to be put down in 2 days and I just had to have her. She may not be small but she's definitely a cuddle dog. She also surprised us by finding out she was pregnant and 5 weeks later we had a litter of 10 beautiful puppies. We were able to find good homes for 9 and kept 1 and he's our Tater. What love they have brought us.

Joyce Cooper
Bluffton, SC

OMG Let Me In!!

Millie showed up one night, scared to death of a tom cat that was chasing her and starving--you could feel every bone in her little body. We took her in and she ate, and ate and ate, and then slept for two days. She was so grateful---when we fed or held her, she would lick our hand. We took her to the vet to check for a chip (none) and found she was not yet a year old, but healthy in every way. We had her spayed and now she is a ball of fire around the house, playing with everything and she is a great companion for our other two rescued kitties.

Patti & Tommy Bullock
Lancaster, KY

Big Blob of Love.

My Shepard was 15 when she passed away and it broke my heart, she was my girl. Eventually, with time and prodding from my husband, we visited the local SPCA to bring another dog home for our remaining lab. Bell caught my heart and although my husband wanted a small dog, he gave in. Bell was big, clumsy, goofy and beautiful. She fit right in and has been my biggest fan since; no dog has ever loved a person more. When I come home she runs figure 8's around my legs, her backend shaking like nothing I have ever seen and a big smile wrinkling her face. She is always happy to see me and would be content to stay with me all day, I am the one who leaves her. At night she rests her head on my feet in front of the couch, every morning she does yoga with me. She walks and plays off the leash when we go out, constantly aware of where I am and what I ask of her, ignoring the cats, dogs and people that cross her path; she only has eyes for me. She knows we saved her and her gratitude and unconditional love she gives us in return. The bond with Bell is an undeserved blessing, a hunk of happy. No one deserves the love pets give, no one is the person their pets think they are, it's motivating and humbling. My husband laughs at us, we are both well aware that he does not have the energy or canine ability to greet me every time I appear with his whole body wagging and a grin from ear to ear. He's just as hooked on her as I am.

Go rescue a dog, it will improve your mental well being.

Lisa Crawford
Dallas, TX

When I found Bear Lee, he was "barely" a handful of fur!

I heard a cry from my shed. Inside, lying all by himself in the wheelbarrow was a white ball of fluff that "barely" filled my hand. He was hungry and dirty, but was immediately scooped up, fed and gently cleaned by hand. Well, Barely has grown up to be quite the man of the house. So big in fact, that I had to alter the spelling of his name. Bear Lee thinks he is big and bad, but he will always be my baby!

Mary Lippa
Austin, TX

Our Sweet Little Man......

While paying our Dog License for our Dog Redford at the local Animal Services, my Mother and Daughter saw a timid but adorable chi-terrier mix. by the time I got down there later in the day He was gone. We were sad and dissapointed, but in my heart of hearts I knew he would be ours.

We patiently kept checking status updates, and he was returned, only to be taken again and returned again. Our name was next on the list and as soon as we were called we immediatly went down and picked him up. Finally Ours!!!!!!!!!!

He had a few isssues we needed to work with him on, but Love brought him around and what an amazing dog he is. Prince "Easton" is my little baby boy. He follows at my heels everywhere and cuddles in the crook of my knees when I am asleep. He is an amazing dog, with endless love and kisses for us, He makes us laugh with his antics and takes away the blues of a hard or stressful day.

Julie C
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

What's in a name?

A friend found her photo in the newspaper one day and showed me; from that moment on I was hooked. Poor Ducky (as she was then called) had lived her entire life with one owner; when that owner passed away, nobody in the family wanted her and she was surrendered to the shelter. When I went to pay her a visit, the staff were overjoyed; she'd become like a mascot to them, had had her name changed to Lucky and had the run of the place.

Since coming home, she's gained a few more names: "Spud" (because she resembles a potato) and "Madame" because she knows what she wants. But no matter how many titles she carries, she remains a loving companion, vigilant guardian and true friend.

Doree Bardes
Del Haven, NJ

Brandy and Rex

These are the two most wonderful dogs we have ever had in our lives. We adopted Rex the lab mix from a shelter in MI, he was not a very nice dog at the time and we really worked with him. Rex had bad seperation issues. He tore up everything in site. One day my hubby brought home Brandy since her family no longer wanted this beautiful full blooded golden, it was love at first site and both Rex and our lives changed forever. They are the most loving animals. Rex has become blind but really manages well and has become more loving, We are so greatful to have them in our lives. Brandy is Daddy's girl and Rex is Momma's boy.

Renee Franklin
Simpsonville, SC

Feline Brothers

Keiller and Dundee (named for the black and white jar of marmalade) are brothers who have always been together. They were part of a litter from a feral mother; brought into the local shelter when they were less than a week old. Since they were so little, K & D were fostered by the Peninsula CatWorks until they were old enough for adoption. Playing, sitting on laps, and snuggling on cold winter nights seems to be their main goals in life. Now three years old, they are an endless source of warm and furry pleasure, forming a welcoming committee of two whenever anyone enters the door!

Palo Alto, CA

Jax & Tillie

I had to put my beloved Glory of 14 years to sleep due to cancer; it was a horrible day, but I met these two sweeties at the vet's. The next week was so quiet at home and lonely. I couldn't stop thinking about this brother and sister who had been left behind when their "people" were evicted. A week later Ajax and Mathilda came to live with me. The staff at the vet's were so happy brother and sister were adopted together into a new home. "Jax" and "Tilly" are sweet, funny, sometimes crazy and helping me heal.

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Cassidy's "Destiny"

Cassidy was abandoned near a local restaurant about three weeks ago. I had seen a man in two different locations several days before with her. He was holding up a sign that said, "I need a job." Although I know times are hard, I'd never abandon an animal. The vet says she's an older girl, but she fits in very well with her other rescue canine & feline siblings. She is such a love, and we are already so attached to her. She's happy and safe now.

We had to name her "Cassidy-Destina," since she just looked like a "Cassidy," and "Destina" is Spanish for destiny. We know it was Cassidy's destiny for us to find her.

Sherry Rentz
Moultrie, GA
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