Category Archives: Rescue + Healing

Aiming to Prevent Pet Surrenders

Kerry Lowe Armstrong, founder of North Central Shelter Intervention Program, kisses Charlie, a dog that was helped by the program. The last thing Josephine Chalfino wanted to do was surrender her dog to … Continue reading

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NG Honors “Dogs of War”

To celebrate the “Hero Dogs” featured on the cover of the June issue of National Geographic, in the coming days, NationalGeographic.com will take a look back at a handful (of the many thousands) … Continue reading

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Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog

Rosie, a deaf pit bull mix, has spent the last three months in the Central Nebraska Humane Society, hoping for a new owner. In a sign that some things are just meant to … Continue reading

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Artist Paints Vick’s Dogs

“One of my main goals is to represent Pit Bulls as the dogs that I, and many others, know them to be—loving, humorous, intelligent, forgiving and triumphant,” says Kentucky artist Levity Tomkinson, of … Continue reading

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NKLA Adoption Weekend a Success

The NKLA Adoption Weekend, hosted by Best Friends Animal Society at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, CA helped over 400 animals head to forever homes this past weekend. The Hancock … Continue reading

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Million Pibble March in DC

Rebecca Corry organized the Million Pibble—an affectionate term for Pit Bulls—to demonstrate against breed-specific legislation (BSL) which took place this past weekend. “Today we are sending the message to legislators on the federal, … Continue reading

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Marathon Bombing Vics Guided by Dog

Jessica Kensky and her husband of seven months, Patrick Downes, are two of the 16 people who lost limbs in last year’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Each of them lost their left … Continue reading

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Woman’s Dying Wish for Dog

Hundreds of people have reached out to help a terminally-ill woman from Northern Colorado, whose last wish is to find a new home for her dog Sherlock. Patricia Cudd who was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Celebs Team Up with PetSmart Charity

PetSmart Charities has teamed up with actor/producer Josh Duhamel and his production company, Dakotakid Media, to launch an 8-episode web series, Rescue Waggin’: Tales from the Road. Here’s a preview of the series … Continue reading

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Friends for Life award at Crufts 2014

Meet the five dogs competing in the public vote for the Friends for Life award at Crufts 2014. According to the Crufts website the dogs the finalists for 2014 are: Cocker Spaniel, Molls … Continue reading

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Adopting a Sochi Street Dog

Sochi’s street dogs received a considerable amount of attention in days leading up to the Winter Olympics. The prevalence of these stray dogs in Sochi and the local organizing committee’s decision to hire … Continue reading

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Bald is Beautiful Dancing Dog

Okay, okay, so Nathan probably just has an itchy back, but let’s just focus on the music and the moves! He sure is full of personality! Interested in adopting a hilarious hairless pooch? … Continue reading

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Rescued Dog Helps Rescued Dog

Miley was saved after having been found living on a trash pile. She had mange, parasites and suffered from malnutrition. The people at Hope For Paws took her in, treated her and cleaned … Continue reading

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ASPCA Dog of the Year

Last fall, an animal-control officer in Georgia found an abandoned, malnourished Pit Bull puppy. DeKalb Animal Shelter volunteer Chrissy Kaczynski, convinced the pup didn’t have long to live, took her home to die … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love for Blind Dog

Jermaine and Jeffrey were rescued from a life on the streets in West Philadelphia just a few weeks ago and placed in Operation Ava‘s no-kill shelter. Jeffrey is totally blind in one eye … Continue reading

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K9s for Warriors on HLN

This Veteran’s Day, Robin Meade, news anchor for HLN’s Morning Express, and her team take a look inside the world of service dogs who specialize in helping veterans with PTSD. K9s for Warriors … Continue reading

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Pet Food Stamp Programs

(image: This New York City Brownie troop raised money for the Animal Relief Fund (ARF), which distributes pet food to pantries, and Manhattan pet food store Calling All Pets matched their donation—and delivered … Continue reading

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Tribute to Military Dogs is Dedicated

The United States’ first national monument recognizing the sacrifices of dogs in combat was dedicated by the U.S. military on Monday. The nine-foot tall statue features four dogs and a handler is inscribed … Continue reading

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8 Veterans Reunited with Afghan Dogs

Eight National Guard soldiers who had befriended a stray dog while in Afghanistan were reunited on Wednesday with the 65-pound mixed breed—and her seven puppies! The soldiers met and named the dog Sheba … Continue reading

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It’s National Dog Day!

Did you know today is National Dog Day (also know as International Dog Day & National Dog Appreciation Day)? Well, it is! According the the National Dog Day website, “National Dog Day is … Continue reading

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Celebs Team Up to Help Dogs in Need

Snoop Lion, the musician formerly known as Snoop Dogg, stopped by Chelsea Handler’s late night talk show, Chelsea Lately, to discuss a new product he’s releasing called Dog For Dog. Handler, and singer … Continue reading

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Wash Your Dog to Help Veterans

This Sunday is National Wash Your Dog Day—an event being held in 29 cities across the country to raise money for organizations who provide service dogs to military veterans. Behind the event is … Continue reading

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Take Better Pictures with Pose-a-Pet!

The primary purpose of the app Pose a Pet was to help you get great pictures of your pet. But it is also being used for shelter pets that are looking for a … Continue reading

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Pet Partners: Ready for Therapy

It’s natural to want other people to feel that special, unconditional joy that only your pet can give—especially when that person is a child in a hospital or a senior in a nursing … Continue reading

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NJ Mayor Cory Booker Rescues (Another) Dog

You may remember reading about Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker coming to the aid of an abandoned dog left out in the freezing cold this past January. Well, he’s done it again. Through … Continue reading

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