These Dogs Were Rescued From a Dog Meat Farm And Were Terrified Of Humans But Watch Them Learn To Love And Trust Again
ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center.
There, the employees study these severe cases, and find ways to help them become happy dogs.
Kaya could hardly function…
When Hope For Paws got a video text message of two precious pups sitting atop a trash heap, they hopped in their car and went straight to the scene. For two months, these adorable little dogs were getting fed by nearby workers, but their living conditions were nowhere near perfect. No one wants to live in trash…
Shout out to all the grandpas and grandmas who never say no.
“I’m just here following my dreams.”
Sometimes it just takes a feeling to know you’ve found “the one.” That’s how Lisa Reilly describes the first time she saw Meatball (or Meaty), the pit bull mix who would melt her heart and become one of her most constant companions. She writes in an essay for PetCo that she first spotted the smiley dog in a photo posted on Fresno Bully Shelter‘s Facebook page. He reminded her so much of her bull dog, Kitty, who had passed away three months prior. She took him home and gave him the love and care he desperately needed. Upon welcoming her new companion, she came to realize that he loved the camera.
Reilly gladly snapped shots of Meaty and put his picture on Instagram, quickly realizing how his lovable aura translated across the screen. By scrolling through the images, it’s not hard to see why Meaty’s friendly face has nearly 40K followers falling in love, too.
Charlie dog died of cancer 2 weeks ago. Scout kitty loved him more than anything.
The first night I brought her home at 5.5 weeks old, she couldn’t sleep unless she was nestled up to my doggy.
The Kitsap Humane Society in the Seattle area has decided to think outside the box when it comes to getting their residents adopted. They’ve started what they call the Puppuccino Pals program.
Shelter volunteer Molly Clark takes a pup to a local Starbucks every Tuesday for a tall cold one (OK, it’s actually just a small cup of whipped cream).
The Starbucks posts signs telling guests about the “Puppuccino Pup Of The Week.” If a puppy isn’t comfortable in that type of environment, they’ll still get the exposure and their cup of whipped cream, too.
“Should a dog not be suited for an outing due to some type of limitation, Molly will take another dog on an outing, and bring a Puppuccino back,” Kimberly Cizek Allen, the shelter events and outreach assistant coordinator, told The Dodo.
Not only do the dogs get a break from shelter life and a creamy snack, they get exposure to an audience that might not otherwise visit a shelter. Learn more about this sweet program in the video below:
Meet Martin Studer, the world’s best postman. On his route, he encounters Pippa, a dog who must bring her family mail every single day.
But what happens when there’s no mail? Well, Studer said he has to “improvise” when it comes to what to give her. So, Studer writes Pippa her own mail. Is there a best postman award out there?
This dog was laying on a street of Udaipur, India. She was about to die of starvation, hopeless and dehydrated.
Shee wagged his tail to everyone who passed by, hoping someone would help her.
“Welp, time for my third nap of the day.”
Or when they hear the word “treat.”
By Amanda Froeli
On July 4th, a crusty, maggot-infested puppy turned up at the Speranza Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania.
Reportedly, the young pup – named Libre – had been given up in by an unnamed breeder. When the staff got to him, Libre was so weak he couldn’t stand, and his skin so infected he gave off a rotting smell.
Some might have given up on the dog, resigned to believe that he would eventually die. But thankfully, the owner of the rescue center, Janine Guido, believed he could recover.
“He was emaciated, dehydrated, and limp. I have never in my life seen a dog this close to death. He was literally clinging to life the first time I laid eyes on him.”
Immediately, the abused dog was transferred into the care of the Dillsburg Veterinary Center. He received antibiotics, laser treatments, and had to endure maggots being removed from his skin.