Rescue Stories

Feeney's Story

Feeney's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? There really wasn't another option for me - I knew I wanted a dog and I never considered another option.   Please tell us your story with rescuing. It took me a long time to find a rescue to work with. First, my home owner's insurance limited my breed options, and then (as a big dog lover), my rescue options became limited because I don't have a fenced in yard. Finally, I found Save a Lab, who understood that I would be committed to walking my rescue every day and also sending him to daycare...

Read more →


Lucy & Linus' Stories

Lucy & Linus' Stories

Why did you decide to rescue? My boyfriend worked at an apartment complex as a leasing agent. One day a resident brought a dog in with no collar. My boyfriend kept it at his work waiting for someone to claim it. It was getting late and I wanted to feed and take care of it so my mom and I went to pick it up. We took it to the vet to see if it had a chip, which it didn't. No collar and no chip. It was a small and adorable dog. My whole family instantly fell in love...

Read more →


Maya's Story

Maya's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? I’ve always rescued pets. How can anyone not? We moved to a new home, and realized that not only could we now have a pet, but we needed someone to complete our home. Please tell us your story with rescuing. I followed Odd Cat Sanctuary on Facebook (you can find all their info there), and saw her post, and applied that night. I've actually coached a Special Olympics team nearly every Saturday since I was 12, so I’ve got a huge love and respect for people with disabilities. I saw on the Odd Cat Sanctuary’s FB page that...

Read more →


Jasmine's Story

Jasmine's Story

Meet sweet Jasmine aka Jazzy. She was initially brought to a free neighborhood dog day clinic for vaccines and a skin condition from local breeder. Her skin condition was treated at that time. Her owner reached out to @4RFriends in late May reporting that her condition had worsened. Jasmine was surrendered to 4RF and that afternoon was taken for emergency x-rays. These x-rays revealed a small fracture in her skull. Her entire head was swollen and she was also limping badly from a wound in between her toes. She was taken to a veterinary specialty center where an internal medicine...

Read more →


Scooter's Story

Scooter's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? I decided to rescue by accident, but I've always been in favor of rescuing and adoption over buying form breeders.  I think that purebred animals are cute and all, but the trade off is not worth leaving an extra animal in a shelter, in my opinion. Please tell us your story with rescuing.   I was originally serving as the intermediary between someone who had found a couple stray kittens, and someone who was looking to acquire two kittens.  In my short time fostering the kittens (only one week), I grew so attached to...

Read more →