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Dog Rescue

Dog Starved To The Brink Of Death Undergoes 'Miracle' Transformation

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.25.2015 | Good News

A rescue dog named Angel who bounced back from the brink of death is reminding us this week of hope’s healing power. When rescuers first...

Woman Who Flung Puppy Out Of Car Goes To Jail

Hudson Hongo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green

A year after she flung a 3-month-old puppy from a car window, cracking the tiny dog's skull and damaging her brain, Alsu Ivanchenko made no attempt t...

The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Is Good Reason to Be Thankful This Thursday

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Xaque Gruber

America has 8 million animals in their shelters, and only half of those make it out alive. Troubling statistics like these, which only seem to multiply each year, were enough to keep Emmy nominated producer, and avid dog-loving activist, Michael Levitt awake at night.

Homeless Man Takes Massive Risk To Save His Dog

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.14.2015 | Green

This man's best friend was hours from being killed — so he did what most law-abiding people would consider unthinkable.  ...

Dog Rescued From Slaughterhouse Can Pick His Own Toy Now

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green

Weeks after being rescued from an illegal slaughterhouse operation, perhaps best described as hell on earth, this sweet young pit bull is finally lea...

It Is Now Time For Us to Become Their Best Friend

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 11.10.2015 | New York
Craig E. Sherman

These poor creatures are entangled in a system where their fate is determined by financial viability rather than an undeniable right to exist. For many animals, the sand is flowing quickly and unimpeded. However, there is hope.

'Saddest Dog In The World' From Heartbreaking Viral Photo Finds Foster Home

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.09.2015 | Good News

This once-devastated pup just needed some support to come out of her shell.  Lana the dog was adopted from Rescue Dogs Match, an Ontario, Canada,...

How Austin Became America's Largest No Kill City

Kristen Auerbach | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Kristen Auerbach

This coming February, Austin will celebrate its five-year anniversary of being America's largest no kill city, saving more than 90 percent of its homeless animals since 2011. We're looking forward to the next five years, with the hope of taking the lessons we've learned to help other cities towns save more lives.

Drowning Dog Lets Her Rescuers Know How Happy She Is To Be Saved

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green

When an unsuspecting street dog fell into a well, she likely thought she wouldn't survive — until a few kind humans did everything they could to...

Senior Dog Petrified Of Humans Transforms Into Total Sweetheart

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Good News

An elderly dog found hiding in the woods was so frightened that she bit one of the people trying to rescue her, but a few weeks of care brough...

Internet Helps Rescue Dog In Plastic Bag Thrown Into Ditch

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.26.2015 | Good News

A social media plea from a compassionate woman may have saved an abandoned dog's life.  Marcia Lutz of Marechal Cândido Rondon in Brazil, s...

The Unlikely Love That Opened My Broken Heart

K.C. Wilder | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
K.C. Wilder

Last winter, with my heart still broken from divorce, I fell in love. And no, I wasn't trying online dating, though it was a match made through socia...

10 Rescue Dogs That Actually Rescued Their Owners

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.23.2015 | Good News

While the term rescue dog implies that the canine was the only one who was saved, in many cases, the owner's life has changed for the better too...

Singer Meat Loaf Rescues Dog From Dumpster, Proves He'll Do Anything For Puppy Love

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.24.2015 | Good News

This little dog is one "Special Girl." After a rehearsal for a show in New Mexico, rocker Meat Loaf and his road crew rescued a puppy from behind a du...

Dog That Was Buried Alive Gets The Loving Home She Deserves

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Green

A dog who was saved from certain death after being found buried alive in an unconscionable act of cruelty is now discovering what it means to be a che...

Facebook Post Saved This Abandoned Pup's Life

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green

Never underestimate the power of animal lovers working together to help victims of cruelty.  ...

Hayden and the Inflight Gas Leak

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.20.2015 | Good News
Steve Rhode

This story will put a big smile on your face and it's the perfect read if you are having a stressful day. Hayden was great passenger with us on a recent flight and we flew him to his new forever home. He's just a big puppy and it's hard to keep that in mind since he's still so young.

Chill Out! Decompression Tips For New Foster Dogs

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 10.20.2015 | Education
Steffen Baldwin

Shelters are stressful environments full of strange noises and smells. All of that can be overstimulating for a dog, causing them to act out in ways that they might not normally. Your new foster is going to need quiet time in your house. Basically, the dog needs to CHILL OUT.

Dogs Left To Die In Empty House Still Wag Their Tails

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green

The men and women of Guardians of Rescue are used to saving dogs from terrible situations.  ...

A Feel Good Dog Rescue Story to Make You Smile

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Rhode

Three more dogs saved from a kill shelter and flown to new forever homes. Now that's not a bad days effort.

This Rescue Pit Bull Made His Bed Every Day While Waiting To Be Adopted

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.12.2015 | Good News

During his wait for a forever home, this pooch remained particularly polite throughout his stay at an animal shelter. A video uploaded to Yo...

The Depressing Photo That Saved Nine Starving Dogs

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.10.2015 | Green

When three emaciated 5-month-old pit bulls huddled around their sleeping mother, a young woman named Janette Gonzalez peered through a fence to captu...

7 Puppies Lived To Tell The Tail Of Their Rescue, Now Have Safe Homes

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.09.2015 | Good News

For more than a year now, Tanisha Degenhardt has been keeping her eye on a stray dog near where she lives in Alberta, Canada. Last year, the dog...

Severely Abused Dog Saved By Facebook Post

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green

When Barry the dog was discovered in a Hong Kong neighborhood early Saturday morning, she was hovering near death. Bleeding and whimpering, with a sw...

Generous Donor Pre-Pays Adoption Fees

Rescue Idiot | Posted 10.06.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to 88-year-old Bessie Elliott. In July, after noticing many of the same pets, still needing homes on the Multnomah County Adoptable Pets page, Elliott decided to action.