Rescue Stories

Freddy's Story

Freddy's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? For us rescue was really the only option. We've always been very passionate about rescuing. I can't imagine NOT rescuing a pet.  Please tell us your story with rescuing.   I suffer from depression and anxiety and a few months ago was actually diagnosed as bipolar. I had read many articles about how pets can help with these things, and I love dogs, so I decided to begin my search. I put in a few applications for various pups, but they all got adopted before I could get to them. I saw a photo of...

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Clover's Story

Clover's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? My family and I have always been animal lovers and as vegans, we couldn't ignore the horrific lack of animal welfare in China anymore. Year after year we saw the horrendous pictures from the Yulin dog meat festival and wanted to do something. When a friend of ours posted a picture of her new rescue dog, we looked into the charity she got him from and found Rushton Dog Rescue had just launched their 'darkness to light' project in China, rescuing dogs from the meat trade. We immediately contacted Cindi, the owner and founder of...

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Gimli & Lilly's Stories

Gimli & Lilly's Stories

I decided to rescue because I have always grown up with rescue dogs. I have never owned a purebred dog in my life. I have always owned a rescue! I currently own 4 rescue dogs so each of their personalities are all unique and different! My puggle Gimli is small and likes to think he's king of the house and my wolfhound terrier Lilly is the goofiest dog I have ever met! My 2 oldest dogs Boots and Buddy may be older but that doesn't stop them from having the characteristics and personality as a young dog or puppy! All...

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Symon's Story

Symon's Story

Why did you decide to rescue? I wouldn’t say that I decided to rescue.  I made a decision that I wished to bring another dog into my life.  The rescue part found me. Please tell us your story with rescuing. Before my rescue, I didn’t know much (if anything) about rescuing animals.  I sure didn’t know the importance of it.  Growing up, if a family wanted a dog, going to the local pet shop was normal.  I’ll admit that I already had two beautiful Yorkies purchased just this way: Sophie (dob: 8/9/05) and Sam (dob: 10/16/06). In the Summer of...

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Penni's Story

Penni's Story

When the time arrived, I never considered a single option other than rescue. This was influenced by a host of reasons, but it really is as simple as this: there are tens of thousands of dogs that absolutely deserve another chance (a first chance in many cases). But that doesn’t mean that the rescue process was simple. Over the course of about six months, I was rejected by several rescue groups. While relatively non-specific, the feedback I continued to receive was that I “wouldn’t be a good fit.” From what I could gather, because I work a normal Monday through...

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