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Pup With Disability Was Abandoned. Now Dozens Of People Are Vying To Take Him In

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News

There was love in the air this past Valentine's Day when Ruff Start Rescue found a 3-month-old hound puppy abandoned in a snowbank in Minneapolis, Yah...

WATCH: Dog Rescued After Plunge From 200-Foot Cliff

Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

Firefighters rescued a trapped pit bull on Sunday afternoon after she fell down a 200-foot-high cliff in Northern California. Video from San Franc...

Rescue Puppy Saves Owner's Life By Alerting Her To Gas Leak

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News

A heroic dog from Indiana saved his family from a potential disaster by sniffing out a gas leak, according to Fox 59. Erin Cramer from Shelbyville,...

Dog Stuck On Cliff Happy To Have Helicopter Rescue

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A rescue worker dangling from a helicopter plucked a stranded dog from a Northern California seaside cliff. The Sonoma Co...

Elderly Couple 'Sick With No Money' Reunited With Beloved Dog They Were Forced To Give Up

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact

One California couple was convinced they would never see their beloved Dachshund again. But they were in for quite the surprise. When the couple co...

This Rescue Dog Is A Major Aquarium's Surprising New Star

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green

You'd better up your game, dolphins, because a quartet of rescue dogs at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium might just be stealing your spotlight. Earlier th...

Megan Griffo

How Single Photographs Are Saving The Lives Of Shelter Animals Across The Country | Megan Griffo | Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News

A terrified dog walks into a rescue shelter. He's dirty, disoriented and unsure of what's about to happen. A person he doesn't know stands over him wi...

These 26 Mixed-Up Mutts Prove Pedigree Can't Trump The Pure Charm Of An Underdog

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Good News

Mutts have long been slighted by the pet industry in favor of glitzier, pricier purebred pooches. For some of these pups, not having purebred cachet c...

Protecting Your Pets Paws This Winter

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

Most aren't aware and even I wasn't before joining Little Shelter, most ice melt is toxic to animals. I've seen my dogs and others on walks this winte...

From the Streets of LA to 90210; The Real Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Julia Orr | Posted 03.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Orr

Against all odds, the life of a 9lb Chihuahua-mix dog called Anastasia changed dramatically, from living on the streets of LA with a homeless girl, to a Beverly Hills mansion.

WATCH: The 'Infuriating' Reason This Sweet Dog Was Given Up

OWN | Posted 01.28.2014 | OWN

Six years ago, former mobster-turned-animal-rescuer James Guiliani rescued a sweet dog named Rocco and placed him with a family. Back then, Guiliani m...

A Surprise Happy Ending For This Rescued Pooch

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Buddy, a sweet little Chihuahua who's had a bit too much to eat, lives in a senior citizen's home in Brooklyn. After his owner passes away, her best f...

The Real Truth About Rescuing Dogs -- and Wolves

Nicole Wilde | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

When you bring a dog home from a shelter or adopt one from a rescue, you're doing a noble thing. You're taking a dog whose days might be numbered, a...

One Woman Spent 500 Hours To Rescue This Dog, And It Was Totally Worth It

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kelly Lecain spent a ton of time -- 500 hours, to be exact -- trying to rescue and rehabilitate a deserted dog, but in the end she gained as much from...

WATCH: This Junkyard Dog's Luck Is About To Change

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

It's midnight in a bad neighborhood in New York City. In a dark junkyard, a sweet pug is chained to a car bumper. This lonely, cluttered mess is his "...

How one little rescue dog is helping a grieving family heal

Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center On, October 29, 2013, Long Island was bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. For us, it all started with e...

PHOTOS: This Firefighter Just Rescued A Husky From An Ice-Covered Bay

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Firefighters man, they just have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Sylvie, a 13-year-old Siberian husky, was playing with her...

Oscar, the Pug in a Box

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.23.2014 | Good News
BJ Gallagher

A man walked into the animal shelter, placed a small cardboard box on the counter and said, "I'm turning this dog in because he's old and can't walk anymore." The poor dog was a mess. It was apparent that his owner had let the dog's health deteriorate for months -- probably years -- and done nothing to get medical attention for his canine.

WATCH: Firefighters Take Icy Plunge To Rescue Dog

Posted 12.23.2013 | Green

Firefighters took an icy plunge to save a Massachusetts dog on Sunday afternoon. A woman's five-year-old Golden Retriever, Crosby, fell through th...

Dogs Get Rescued From Icy Lakes, We Get Sand In Our Eyes (VIDEOS)

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

We've got an easy recipe for a holiday cocktail called Christmas Tears: One part howling dog, one part frozen lake, and one part heroic effort by fire...

The Story Of This Rescue Dog Will Inspire Even The Biggest Cynic

Posted 12.12.2013 | Good News

In March, a team from the Humane Society of the United States rescued more than 60 dogs from an alleged puppy mill in Sampson County, N.C., according...

'We Don't Just Rescue Two-Legged Victims'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

The Austin Fire Department has been battling widespread flooding after a fall storm dumped up to 15 inches of rain over parts of central Texas. Crews ...

Woman Steals 21 Dogs, Keeps Them All In Her Car

Posted 10.15.2013 | Weird News

Twenty one dogs were found in the back of a car in a Honolulu parking lot last Thursday. A woman on a walk heard incessant barking and followed th...

Is Your Dog Who You Thought He'd Be?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

They typically envision an affectionate dog who's fairly easy to train, won't make major demands on their lifestyle, and is friendly with the family and visitors. There's nothing wrong with that. I mean, really, who goes looking for a dog with baggage? Who wants a long-term project?

Kathleen Miles

People Who Give Up Pets Aren't Heartless, They're Struggling | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.03.2013 | Los Angeles

It's easy to have sympathy for sad-eyed dogs that end up in shelters. But one woman also has sympathy for pet owners who can't afford to keep their fu...