Wounded Foster Dog Delights Rescuers With A Surprise Delivery

Advertisement When a Canadian foster pawrent agreed to take in a seriously injured dog, she knew it would be a lot of work. But she had no idea she would also end up caring for 11 puppies! Nancy Duykers of Winnipeg learned about Sheba when she was taken in by Feed the Furbabies Canada. The dog had a terrible wound on her left front leg which may have been caused by a gunshot. At first it seemed as if Sheba’s leg would have to be amputated. But, after performing surgery to remove the…continue reading →
I Photograph Street And Shelter Dogs

I Photograph Street And Shelter Dogs

I spent the last 3 months traveling and volunteering in Eastern Europe with the aim of photographing street and shelter dogs. At the moment I'm in South of Athens, Greece, volunteering in a shelter for disabled dogs. Show Full Text With this photography project called "Everydaystray", I want to raise the awareness of street dogs and stop people from buying puppies from strange breeders instead of adopting from one of the thousand crowded shelters around the world. Have a look at some of the pictures I made so far. More info: Instagramcontinue reading →

Pastor & Parishioners Rescue Four-Legged Flood Victims

Advertisement A North Carolina pastor and two of his parishioners set out Friday afternoon to help victims of Hurricane Florence. Although they initially intended to locate humans stranded by floodwaters, they ended up finding cats and dogs in need. In a now-viral video, the trio of rescuers are seen saving two stranded dogs and a pair of water-logged kittens. [embedded content] Matthew Drake is the pastor at Richlands United Pentecostal Church in Jacksonville, NC – an area devastated by this week’s storm. Drake was accompanied by church member Leroy McGee, and a third…continue reading →
“Fun Size” Rescue Dog Beats The Odds Thanks To Her Devoted Foster Mom

“Fun Size” Rescue Dog Beats The Odds Thanks To Her Devoted Foster Mom

Advertisement On June 22,  Onslow County Animal Services (OCAS) in Jackson, North Carolina picked up an emaciated, nearly-hairless stray dog with a severe case of Demodectic mange. Adoption First Animal Rescue specializes in saving death row dogs from euthanasia. They pulled the pitiful pup out of the shelter and placed her with one of their seasoned foster moms, Heather Corradino-Llantada. Photo c/o Heather Corradino-Llantada The moment she took the dog in her arms, Heather knew something more serious than skin mites was wrong. The poor pup was burning up with fever. Heather rushed her to…continue reading →
Stray Dog Made Famous By Greek Wildfires Finds His Forever Home

Stray Dog Made Famous By Greek Wildfires Finds His Forever Home

Advertisement On July 23, the seaside resort town of Mati, Greece was overcome by the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades. Along with approximately 90 human casualties, the fires claimed the lives of hundreds of pets and strays. One little survivor named Loukoumakis has become the poster-pooch for the rescue effort after surviving the blaze by hiding in an outdoor oven. Artemis Kyriakopoulou, a volunteer for local rescue organization, Dogs’ Voice captured the following video of the 4-year-old Poodle mix. She discovered him cowering inside a charred home’s large brick oven, his white fur singed yellow. He has…continue reading →
Kind-Hearted Cyclist Pedals Injured Stray Puppy To Safety

Kind-Hearted Cyclist Pedals Injured Stray Puppy To Safety

Advertisement Avid mountain biker, Jarrett Little was cycling with some friends near Columbus, Georgia when they stopped near a copse of trees to rest. Upon hearing their voices, an injured, emaciated puppy hobbled out from the woods and approached the group in search of help. “We stopped to regroup and he came out of the woods to greet us. He was really thin, ribs showing and had a lot of road rash and a broken leg,” Little told CBS News. Little and his fellow cyclists offered the pup some of their water and…continue reading →

83 Dogs Rescued From Deplorable Conditions In Residential Puppy Mill

Advertisement WARNING: Some people may find the information and images in this post disturbing. Rescuers from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) were shocked and appalled when they entered a home in Trussville, Alabama on July 2. Thanks to a tip called in by a concerned citizen, they discovered a makeshift puppy mill with 83 dogs and puppies living in “heart-wrenching” conditions. “Many of the animals, some of which are in the late stages of pregnancy, were crammed two to three in a wire cage. Dogs were together in stacked, inadequate, wire-bottom cages and crates caked…continue reading →
Young Girl Helps Save Hundreds Of Dogs By Starting Her Own Rescue Project

Young Girl Helps Save Hundreds Of Dogs By Starting Her Own Rescue Project

Advertisement Most kids love dogs, but 13-year-old Molly Wogan has taken her passion to a whole new level! She began volunteering at her local shelter at the age of 9, and for her 12th birthday she launched the Precious Animals, Wonderful Shelters (P.A.W.S.) Project to raise money and awareness for homeless dogs. Last week, Molly was honored for her incredible work by the crowdfunding site, GoFundMe who named her one of their Kid Heroes! The P.A.W.S. Project began as a one year endeavor with a goal of raising $2,500 and collecting a few shelter…continue reading →

Dog Rescuer Ends 25-Year Marriage When Her Husband Said ‘It’s Me Or The Dogs’

Advertisement Liz Haslam’s life has always revolved around dogs. Growing up, her mother bred West Highland Terriers, and her father owned an animal food business. As she got older, she knew her home wouldn’t be complete without the sound of paws padding down the hall, and she eventually found her passion working with rescue dogs. Unfortunately, after years of living in a home filled with pups, Liz’s husband wanted to take a break from rescuing. When he gave her the ultimatum of, “it’s me or the dogs,” Liz knew what she had to…continue reading →
This Terminally Ill Pup Is Looking For A Family To Fill Her Final Days With Love

This Terminally Ill Pup Is Looking For A Family To Fill Her Final Days With Love

Advertisement Foster and adoption aren’t the only ways to help a homeless dog in need. When you become a “fospice” (foster + hospice) parent to a terminally ill pet, you selflessly provide them with the love, care and comfort they so richly deserve in their final days. Akira is a sweet pooch in search of a fospice home to call her own. Photo c/o LifeLine Animal Project She arrived at LifeLine Animal Project‘s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter in Atlanta, Georgia last June, and has been in the care of this wonderful organization…continue reading →
Soldier Finally Reunites With The Dog She Rescued In Iraq

Soldier Finally Reunites With The Dog She Rescued In Iraq

Advertisement Nine months have passed since Sgt. Tracy McKithern fell in love with a pitiful pup while deployed to Iraq. After caring for her overseas and battling to bring her home to the United States, McKithern’s efforts finally paid off this week with an emotional airport reunion. [embedded content] McKithern is a combat photographer and a major dog lover. After arriving in Erbil, Iraq in April 2017, she caught sight of a filthy white pup sniffing around the camp. McKithern learned from fellow soldiers that the dog’s mother had a litter of three, but…continue reading →
Animal Abuser Slapped With 15 Year Prison Sentence In Dog Fighting Case

Animal Abuser Slapped With 15 Year Prison Sentence In Dog Fighting Case

Advertisement Warning: Some people may find the images in this post disturbing. Devechio Rowland has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and another 35 on probation for starving, abusing and abandoning more than 100 dogs in the woods of Polk County, Georgia last year. Approximately 30 animal rights advocates sat outside the courthouse with a few of the dogs that suffered at Rowland’s hands. Some cried when they learned the abuser’s sentence. “I’m not good at all,” one man told NBC 11Alive. “I think that’s a slap on the wrist.” The man…continue reading →
What To Do When You Find A Stray Dog

What To Do When You Find A Stray Dog

Advertisement Being an animal lover means that every life matters. That includes the furry family you have at home and every stray dog you find by chance. Whether they’re staggering along the side of a road, emaciated and afraid, or rummaging through the trash cans behind your favorite place to grab lunch, it’s your instinct to help. Helping, however, isn’t always a simple concept. Stray dogs can act unpredictably, and they don’t always recognize a helping hand. These guidelines will help make sure your rescue attempt is as successful as possible. Assess the…continue reading →
Crate-Hating Dog Challenges His Rescuers, But Gets A Second Chance, Thanks To You!

Crate-Hating Dog Challenges His Rescuers, But Gets A Second Chance, Thanks To You!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible. Animal Investigation & Response (AIR) recently shared with us the success story of Goliath, a dog rescued from Hurricane Harvey who wouldn’t stay in a crate long enough to be flown to an area where it would be easier for him to be adopted. As told by the Animal Investigation & Response team: At the request of the Houston Humane Society (HHS), Animal…continue reading →
Woman Captures Scared Dog Getting Dragged Into Kill Shelter By Owner, And His Reaction Will Break Your Heart

Woman Captures Scared Dog Getting Dragged Into Kill Shelter By Owner, And His Reaction Will Break Your Heart

Our pets are much smarter than we give them credit for. Sometimes, they understand the situation perfectly and can sense what’s really happening. “Wait, we aren’t going to the park, you’re taking me to the vet!” Show Full Text Ann Flores, who was visiting Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, with a friend recently, saw a heartbreaking example of this unfold in front of her eyes. She was there because her friend was interested in adopting a dog, but before they could get that far she noticed a woman physically dragging her…continue reading →
Man Shocked To Find Dog Chained Up In Basement Of His New House, And The Dog’s Reaction Says It All

Man Shocked To Find Dog Chained Up In Basement Of His New House, And The Dog’s Reaction Says It All

Did ever get that nagging feeling, when leaving your old house behind, that you might have forgotten something? This heartbreaking story happened in St. Louis, when the new owners moved in and discovered somebody had left behind a beautiful dog, chained up and left to die. Show Full Text “I just bought a house and there is a pit bull chained up in the basement,” the new owner told staff at Stray Rescue of St. Louis. “I’m not sure how long it’s been down there.” With time of the essence, volunteers rushed to…continue reading →
Blind Senior Dog Rescued From Junkyard Seeks A Friend To Share His Twilight Time

Blind Senior Dog Rescued From Junkyard Seeks A Friend To Share His Twilight Time

Advertisement On October 20, 2017, the heroic rescuers from Hope for Paws responded to a call about an abandoned senior Pit Bull at a Sun City, CA auto yard. The dog was blind, frightened, and covered in motor oil. Despite his fear, the gentle dog who would come to be known as Duncan, was easily taken in by volunteers. [embedded content] Lisa Arturo of Hope for Paws was determined to give Duncan the second chance he so deserved. She contacted the fabulous folks at the Frosted Faces Foundation – a rescue organization that…continue reading →

Blue Was Given A Second Chance Because Of Your iHeartDogs Store Purchases!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  BLUE was in danger at the Riverside Shelter after having no rescue interest. He’d obviously had no training, was cumbersome and strong. With all this against him, he was looking at becoming another statistic. Image Source: START Rescue Yet, he touched the heart of Nikki T., who brought BLUE to START Rescue’s attention and with a few small miracles, BLUE made it out! “After spending some time in a boarding…continue reading →

Your Purchases Helped Kai Overcome His Fears, Now Let’s Help Get Him Adopted!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Do you ever wonder what makes a dog so fearful of human’s touch that they refuse everything, including food? Us too. Sadly, we may never know the answer to this question. RAD Rescue took in a very fearful Pit Bull mix over a year ago named Kai. He arrived at the Pima Animal Care Center as a stray and went directly into the Decompression Program where…continue reading →
Thanks To You Over 85 Animals Received Their Second Chance At Life!

Thanks To You Over 85 Animals Received Their Second Chance At Life!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Animal Lifeline successfully coordinated transport, immediate care, and foster placements for over 85 animals that needed assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. This tremendous effort was made possible thanks to a grant they received from Greater Good and the Second Chance Movement. The funding they received was able to relieve some of the burdens the Animal Lifeline staff and volunteers had been facing. Overall,…continue reading →