Blog Entries ( Personal Stories )

A boy and his puppy

November 17th, 2014
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It all began last Christmas, when two of Shyba’s older children, Jack and Zoe, met Santa Claus in New York and asked him for a puppy. After a few weeks of searching local shelters, they found a puppy that they fell in love with – Theo. We found him tucked together with his two siblings in the back yard of the Santa Cruz SPCA," mom of three ...

We Made the Top 50 Pet Blogs

September 23rd, 2014
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Thank you for choosing us as one of your favorite sources for everything related to dogs. This infographic by the team at Rebates zone lists DOGSPIRED as a top 50 dog blog. .  

How A Dog’s Smile Can Change Your Life

September 18th, 2014
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There are moments in life in which you know you need to do something. And along the way, you discover that you actually love dogs when you have no idea that this was the case. This is exactly what happened just a few weeks ago. I was walking with a friend and in the middle of the road we saw a dog that seemed to be ...

Three-legged dog named Dorey inspires 5K

September 3rd, 2014
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The female pit bull mix with three legs needed another chance. Lauryn Haynie provided it, and now she’s hoping others will follow. The dog, named Jill St. John by the staff at Richmond Animal Care and Control, sat at the agency’s shelter for more than four months with no takers. Then one morning, Haynie looked on her Facebook news feed and saw that the caramel-colored pooch was scheduled ...

Brody’s Story

August 18th, 2014
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Since she was a little girl, Tori Sturz loved animals, from her first dog, Sally, to her donkey, Katie. As a child, these animals were not only her pets, but also loyal and loving companions. As time passed, Tori became exposed to the neglect and abuse that many animals faced everyday of their lives. It was heartbreaking for her every time she heard a story or saw another animal that ...