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This all started about 12 years ago. I was at work, a pool construction company. I working in the office and my husband working as site manager out in the field over looking jobs. One of our city permit pullers at the time had called me from Los Angeles, CA, Building Dept. He was obviously getting some blueprints approved for one of our jobs. Anyway, it was during the month of July and we were having yet, another heatwave, about 116 F' !!! As he was pulling out of the parking lot he noticed a little gray kitten in the middle of the street with very heavy traffic! He pulled aside of the road and stopped all oncoming traffic and picked her up, she was so lethargic and panting from the extreme heat. He called me at the office from his cell phone and said ' Ok Chris you really need to help me out and continued to explain. I told him to stop ASAP to get her some water and drive her back to the office to me. I put her in a box with water under my desk and she was out in like 10 minutes. I carried her w/ box and all to my car and took her home with me. My husband slept in our computer room with her that night in his sleeping bag. She ran up to his face and gave him that little paw hit a couple times just to wake him up. Then would run a couple feet back to see his reaction, then when she trusted him, she would burrow to the bottom of that sleeping bag. She does the same thing now, but in our bed. Cutest thing ever :)
We've had Phoebe for four years now and she is the best little dog anyone could ever want! She was rescued from a living a life on a concrete slab outside, along with her Mom and three siblings, by K-9 Angels small dog rescue here in the Atlanta area. She's a very smart dog! I've taught her several tricks and she also knows the meaning of a lot of words. If you spell b-o-n-e outloud, she dances in circles and runs to the cabinet where the bones are kept. When you mention 'company', she will go to the end of the deck and stick her head through the rails where she can see the driveway to welcome her guests. She will do the same thing if you tell her 'your Daddy's coming home'. She knows that the little girl 'Abby' lives on one side of us and her buddy 'Jack' (Schnauzer-Scotty) lives on the other side of us. If you aks her where Jack is, her head snaps around looking for him in his yard. If you say 'let's go see Abby', she runs to that side of the yard. She has been so much company to us and I don't know what we ever did without her!
We don't really know what kind of dog she is. She resembles a LARGE (23 lbs.) Maltese Terrier and her hair is very similar. Whatever combination she is, it's a good one for sure!
Lynda and Mack
After my 17-yr old pekignese died, I adopted 2 older dogs from Pekignese Rescue of TN that needed forever homes (one of them is blind). One year later, I adopted 2 more. Each of them is special, with their own stories of survival... But Auggie is extra special and especially lovable considering his background.
Auggie was a puppy-mill breeder dog and is about 8 yrs old. I hate to think of what he's been through in his past. When I brought him home, he had already lost 1 eye and 10 teeth due to poor health and lack of care. He had a bad skin condition and terrible ear infections. The vet also discovered that Auggie also had huge tumors in both ears that had to be surgically removed, along with holes in both eardrums.
Long-story-short...after all he's been through in his life...he is now fat & healthy, and his hearing is fine. And he's the sweetest, cuddliest little dude! Having Auggie is like having a pet Teddy Bear! I look forward every night to being met at the door by all my doggies, but I especially enjoy the "koala" hugs I get from my Auggie Doggie...who spends the evening cuddled up at the foot of the recliner with me!
Everyone loves cute little puppies...but please remember that there are adult and especially "senior" dogs out there that need forever homes too!
Before she was rescued from the streets, Tootie was being fed outside by an elderly gentleman. He related that whenever he went to catch the bus she would walk with him to the bus stop and wait until the bus came and he boarded it before walking back up the street. He was unable to care for her as an indoor cat - he has 5 cats. Our rescue group found her a wonderful indoor forever home and she is very happy!
Grace was 14 weeks old when the Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas pulled her from an animal shelter in Houston. She weighed 10 pounds and was blind. She was infested with hookworms, severely anemic and dehydrated as well as emaciated to the point that she could barely stand on her own. She was also missing a chunk of her upper lip on both sides. We thought it was only by God's Grace that she was still alive and so she was named Amazing Grace.
We took her in as a foster and immediately fell in love with her. We had a couple of medical scares early on because she was so sick but she proved to have a strong spirit and fought her way to health. As she regained her strength, her personality began to shine through. She loves to cuddle and be near you when she sleeps. Everything we read and heard from others about blindness stated clearly not to coddle them. Well, Gracie took care of that on her own. She was independent and adventurous from the start and did not want to be held unless it was on her terms. She mapped out our house and backyard in no time at all.
Gracie has been an ambassa-dog for WRNT and whenever we take her to a rescue event, she draws a crowd. She has the sweetest nature and just seems grateful for everything. Soon into fostering her, our family knew she wasn't going anywhere...she had found her forever home. We are learning as we go about having a blind dog. Mostly, we are learning how to appreciate the little miracles in life. She has proven again that dogs have the ability to forgive and forget the wrongs done to them by humans and love us anyway.
This is our Oliver. He was rescued from a shelter by the SPCA where I volunteer. We wish he could speak to tell us who could possibly give up such an amazing poodle. He is smart, adorably curious, and incredibly affectionate. He is quiet, well-mannered, and always ready to play. Despite weighing less than 10 pounds, he is a great watchdog and can run with me for at least 2 miles! Oliver has brought so much joy to our family in such a short time that we are looking forward to forever.
We were going with my son to look at puppies, when we got to the house we saw the mother dog was thin and sickly looking. As we were sitting a little rolly polly came up to me and wanted on my lap, I was hooked. We bought her and found out she was riddled with mange and soon developed a tumor on her leg.After spending a small fortune on her she is now a healthy ,very happy, loving pit. I can't tell you what joy she brings every day. The vet loves her and anyone that meets her falls in love.
Everyday she amazes us with her understanding of things, and Lord does she love to snuggle
The streets were meaner than normal one hot summer day in 2007 somewhere in suburban Chicago. A cat, who was named "Madison" was trying to take care of herself and her kittens.
Animal Control was less than sympathetic to her situation and when they found her they put her and her family in a box. Along the way, the man found other homeless kittens and threw them into the box with Madison as well.
All were sick with severe lung infections as well as not having anything to eat or drink. Through it all, Madison tried her best to take care of her, and her "adopted" family.
Then came the time for Animal Control to do what they do....kill them! The man looked into the box and saw a little mother struggling so hard to live! He just couldn't do it! A call went out very late one night. "If You Want These Cats To Live.....Get Here Now"! A person, who can only be described as a real Angel, got out of bed and raced over there to get them!
They were all in bad shape. They ended up being transfered to another shelter who could treat their severe problems.
Because of the love and kindness of one Animal Control man, one selfless person who drove over and got them and the many people who worked so hard to save them.....Madison is now...."Angel"! She is so sweet and loving, a real lap cat! It's hard to imagine the horror she went through. Some of her kittens didn't make it, but, most of them did.
If this note gets to anyone who helped her, please accept our sincere, heartfelt Thank You!
My husband and I adopted Traveler from the Humane Society. He was abandoned and brought to the shelter. He has become the joy of our lives and I never knew you could love a pet so much. He loves to sit outside in our screened lanai and stalk the squirrels and lizards. They provide a lot of entertainment for him. He basically has run of the townhouse during the day while we are at work and wants lots of affection when we get home. I love that part. He loves paying with pieces of yarn more than any toys that we have bought him. I crochet, so there is lots for him to play with. You can see the yarn around him in the photo. My Mom calls him her "grandson" mainly since I never had children. We know that he is so thankful to have a loving safe home, but we are the lucky ones to have him.
We rescued our handsome, wonderful German Shepherd thru Ceasar's Foster Care here in Washington State. He is our second of three rescues. We also rescued two cats and have a litte mini Schnauzer and an Arabian horse to complete our family. Please folks, use Petfinder.com to find a healthy rescue. They are waiting for you now. It is the BEST way to give an animal a home. They will love you forever!