Category: Dogs

This Man Has Dedicated His Life To Adopting Senior Dogs and Farm Animals Considered ‘Unadoptable’ By Most

Steve Greig adopts unadoptable pets

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It all started when Steve Greig’s beloved dog died. Even after months went by, he was still devastated by the loss so he decided to give another dog a good life.

But when he went to his local shelter, he wasn’t looking for a young pup, he wanted to adopt the “least adoptable” senior dog, as they’re often overlooked and have a slim chance of finding a forever home.

His first was a 12-year-old chihuahua named Eeyore, who came with four bad knees and a heart murmur. That was just the beginning, Greig told The Dodo.

Now, he’s a super busy human dad to a host of animals, including a total of 10 elder dogs.

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The Story Of Fido, The Dog That Waited 14 Years For His Owner to Come Back

fido the dog that waited 14 years for owner to return

Carlo Soriani was a laborer. He lived in Borgo San Lorenzo, a small city near Florence. During the winter of 1941, Carlo was coming home from work when he heard something. It was a little street dog lying hurt by the road. Carlo took the tiny puppy back home with him and took care of it. The street puppy, with the help of Carlo fully recovered.

The puppy was a mixed breed and Carlo named the dog Fido. They became best friends and the little dog followed Carlo everywhere. It even followed Carlo to the bus stop where he took the early morning bus to work. Fido would wait all day by the stop until Carlo returned back on the evening bus. When he would return, Fido greeted him with a joy that only real dog lovers can imagine. Every day was the same for the next two years, and everybody in the town knew about their friendship.

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6-Year-Old Boy with Autism Reads To Shelter Dogs To Help Them Find A Home

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The dogs at Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, California have found comfort and companionship in 6-year-old Jacob Tumalan, who visits every Thursday after school to soothe the animals with his storytelling. Jacob, who has autism, sits on a mat before the cages and reads to the abandoned dogs, who grow calmer in his presence.

The weekly ritual began when Jacob’s aunt, an animal rescue worker, first brought him to visit the shelter six months ago and saw the special bond he formed with the four-legged, furry friends. Though his autism means he’s often uncomfortable around loud noises and hectic activity, he’s easily relaxed and focused while engaging with the pups, who also give him a sense of purpose.

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Chained Up Dog Who Couldn’t Even Rest Her Head Is Finally Rescued

cala dog rescue
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Cala was a guard dog at a mechanic’s shop near San Jose, Costa Rica. The mechanic never took her to the vet when she got sick, nor did he feed her on a daily basis. She was malnourished to the point where she couldn’t stand on her own feet and when she sat down, the short chain around her neck kept her from putting her head on the floor. Cala’s health grew increasingly worse and she even started having trouble breathing. If help didn’t come soon, Cala was going to die.

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This Blind Golden Retriever Has His Own Seeing-Eye Dog Companion

charlie and maverick blind dog and seeing eye dog

In 2016, Charlie lost both of his eyes from glaucoma. His left eye was removed in 2016 and his right was taken out a year later.

His owners, Chelsea and Adam Stipe, decided to get a puppy who turned out to be a savior for Charlie.

As the two dogs became friends, Maverick began to notice that something was different about Charlie.

“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,” Chelsea said.

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Homeless Man’s Dogs Wait Patiently Outside Hospital For His Return


Cris Mamprim

Cris Mamprim was working the night shift at Hospital Regional Alto Vale in Rio do Sul, Brazil, when a homeless man named César came in seeking treatment.

While César was getting treated for a preexisting condition, Mamprim noticed that a group of dogs had congregated outside the door, waiting for their friend to get released. And, as Mamprim noted on The Dodo, these dogs looked much better fed than your average stray animals.

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