Blog Entries ( adoption )

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 ...

How to Make Your Rescue Dog Feel at Home

August 20th, 2014
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Kudos on bringing home a rescue dog! It certainly takes a lot of will and determination to rescue a dog from a pet shelter instead of purchasing one. You should be proud of yourself for taking the first step to saving a life despite knowing that you might not have a smooth road ahead. Some rescue dogs may have a behavioral problem. When we brought Collie ...

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 ...

Shelter Dog Makeovers Prove Every Sad Stray Is Handsome Underneath

August 11th, 2014
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When was the last time a widely publicized beauty makeover made the world a better place? The jury is still out on makeovers for people, but shelter animals are having their moment with the "Top Shelter Dog In America" contest. In collaboration with Wahl and, the campaign helps provide makeovers for neglected animals in need of adoption. "Unfortunately, due to limited resources, only half of all ...

Gus Kenworthy Literally Flips for Pet Adoption at Petco Park

July 31st, 2014

Olympic silver medalist, Gus Kenworthy, literally flipped out tonight trying to raise awareness for pet adoption at the San Diego Padres game. Gus was in San Diego to throw out the first pitch along side Tucker, an adorable pup up for adoption from the San Diego Humane Society. And he flipped out! Not only did he nail the first pitch, but he wowed the crowd ...