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Adopting Dogs

What They Should Have Told Me Before I Rescued My Pit Bull

Ashley Gulla | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Ashley Gulla

They said, "He's strong, about 67 pounds, and he's a puller but with some training he'll be great." Okay, I thought. Easy enough. But what they should have told me was something entirely different. What they should have told me was this: This is an adventure. Welcome to the best years of your life.

Why This Woman Would Rather Have Dogs Than Kids

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kim Bode has four adopted dogs and looks at them as her children. Actually, she thinks higher of them than that. "They're like my kids, but I think...

Life Is Full of Pawsibilities: Dogs and Their Owners Tell How They Met

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Heather Hummel

When I was fostering, curious people wanted to know how I was able to give up my foster dogs. In time, they willingly and excitedly found their way into the hearts and homes of their new owners. With each wet-nosed kiss goodbye, I learned that that life really is full of pawsibilities.

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Liz Keller | Posted 11.22.2012 | Green
Liz Keller

Shujaa was paralyzed. He had been shot multiple times and had to have a bullet removed from his spine. After having the bullet removed, he recovered with a great foster mom and the second phase of his rescue was being planned.

Linus's Heart Has Healed -- Now He Needs a Home

Phyllis Taiano | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Phyllis Taiano

I looked over at him and realized how brave he really is. He had no idea where he was heading and what he was about to endure, and yet he sat there trusting this human who he had barely known for three weeks.

Rescue Pets And The Gay Community: A Natural Match?

John Bartlett | Posted 05.14.2012 | Gay Voices
John Bartlett

I started to think about the relationship between the gay community and rescue animals. Personally, keeping my gay identity secret for 18 years made me more empathic to the "underdogs" of society -- and there is no more heroic underdog than the shelter pet.