Blog Entries ( Rescue Dog )

9/11 Ground Zero search dog still lends a helping paw

September 22nd, 2014
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Some heroes boast muscle and brawn. Others possess steely nerves and impeccable timing. But this hero is a little different. This one has feathery fur, a sunny smile, a calm nature and — for a dog — an uncanny ability to zero in on the people who need her most. She’s a 15-year-old golden retriever named Bretagne, and she’s one of the last surviving search dogs ...

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 ...

Wheely adorable! The disabled dog recused from animal control who uses a pink WHEELCHAIR to go for walks

April 30th, 2014
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Abandoned by her owners at just two months old and born with two paralysed front legs, Daisy had a tough start to life life. The Brussels Griffon and Terrier cross was moments from death after being discovered by an animal control officer who scheduled for her to be euthanised after no owners came forward. However, at the last minute she was saved by A Home 4 Ever ...

Search dog makes unexpected rescue on a cold night

February 20th, 2014
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A search dog in training made what her handler described as an unexpected rescue this week, possibly averting an exposure-related injury near an Anchorage trail. Echo, a 3-year-old mixed-breed husky from Bethel, has spent the last two years training with the Backcountry Alaska Rescue K-9 team, or BARK-9. The team trains dogs for wilderness search and avalanche rescue. Her handler, Jayme Schroeder, 26, works the night shift ...

Adopted dog shows the meaning of love to all around him

February 19th, 2014
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Love takes many forms, and humans are fortunate in being able to express in poetry and song the depths of their affections. In the past 10 weeks I have come to share my life with a kind and sensitive soul unable to verbalize his feelings on Valentine’s Day. He also can’t order rose bouquets, purchase heart-shaped candy boxes or mail out mushy yet heartfelt greeting cards. Such ...