Rebuilding And Beautifying Texas Shelter Helps Adoption Rates!

Rebuilding And Beautifying Texas Shelter Helps Adoption Rates!

Advertisement 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.  City of Temple Animal Shelter had been looking for new ways to beautify their shelter and make it more inviting to prospective adopters. Studies have shown that the brighter and more relaxing a shelter is, the better adoption rate they will have, which is the ultimate goal. Rescue Rebuild made their way to Texas, and the rebuild commenced. The day started with some lighter and…continue reading →

Great Dane Who Was Almost Euthanized 4 Years Ago Has Happy Family

Advertisement 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.  “My husband and I have tried to help animals in need since 1998. At times it becomes a little overwhelming how many need help; let alone how expensive it is to get them the help and food that they need. “On December 19, 2014, we received word about a Great Dane/Hound that was on his way to face euthanization. He was already at the vet’s…continue reading →
With Her Service Dog, Veteran Can Follow Her Dream Of Becoming A Doctor

With Her Service Dog, Veteran Can Follow Her Dream Of Becoming A Doctor

Advertisement 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.  US Army Veteran Freedom served as a combat medic, and was diagnosed with severe PTSD as the result of service-related events. Freedom received a service dog through Patriot PAWS. Because of her severe disabilities, she believed that her dream of attending medical school and becoming a doctor would never come to pass. But then she was matched with Gus. [embedded content] Gus is a male…continue reading →
Rescue Rebuild Helped This Shelter Play Area Become Parvo-Free

Rescue Rebuild Helped This Shelter Play Area Become Parvo-Free

Advertisement 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.  The Grapevine Animal Shelter reached out to Rescue Rebuild looking for help. Their old play yards were grass, which is hard to maintain and had parvo exposure, a deadly virus that can stay in the soil for years. This meant that they had no place to let their dogs outside! They were desperate to find a solution, and Rescue Rebuild was the right call to…continue reading →
This Golden Spent Her Life Unloved Until A Rescue Stepped In

This Golden Spent Her Life Unloved Until A Rescue Stepped In

Advertisement 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.  “Courtney lived her life in a pen. Little human attention, and being stuck outside by herself made for a horrible existence. When her owners moved they abandoned her, leaving her behind like a bag of trash. The new people who moved into the house tried to keep Courtney, but their German Shepherd didn’t like her and was aggressive toward the gentle golden retriever. Thankfully, the…continue reading →
Lucky Dog Saved From Breeding Has Amazing Recovery

Lucky Dog Saved From Breeding Has Amazing Recovery

Advertisement 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.  Momma was a stray used for breeding. When she came to Roughneck Rescue & Sanctuary, she was skinny, infested with fleas, had a cough, a green snotty nose and an infection in her mammary gland. She needed surgery because she had mastitis. Photo: Roughneck Rescue and Sanctuary After Momma had surgery she gained weight and got healthy. A couple who live on 10 acres adopted her.…continue reading →

This Shelter’s “Face-Lift” Is Helping Adoption Rates

Advertisement 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.  As animal shelters struggle to cast off the “dog pound” and “dog jail” image, Rescue Rebuild has learned that an important part of that process is enhancing a shelter’s curb appeal. Sebastian County Humane Society in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, was one of those shelters in need of a face-lift. They wanted their adopters to feel more “at home” when they visited the shelter. Rescue Rebuild…continue reading →
You Funded 48 Pet Adoptions For Veterans Last Year!

You Funded 48 Pet Adoptions For Veterans Last Year!

Advertisement In late 2017, your purchases through iHeartDogs and iHeartCats made a $12,000 grant possible to Pets for Patriots. This grant fully funded 48 veteran-pet adoptions. One such veteran funded through this grant was Raymond. Raymond is an elderly Army veteran living in Florida. With the help of a supportive neighbor – who herself hails from a military family – he decided to adopt a companion pet not only to save an animal in need, but to help him cope with the day-to-day challenges he faces as a result of some health issues.…continue reading →
Rescue Rebuild Renovates Women’s Domestic Violence Shelters to Accept Family Pets

Rescue Rebuild Renovates Women’s Domestic Violence Shelters to Accept Family Pets

Advertisement 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.  Rescue Rebuild has built and renovated numerous animal shelters and dog parks and helped more animals get adopted than an accountant could easily count. However, helping animals find their permanent home isn’t the only avenue they use to help animals—they also care about their owners. Recently, Rescue Rebuild came off of a successful build at a women’s domestic violence shelter in Missouri. Many people aren’t…continue reading →

A Veteran Found His Perfect Dog Thanks To You!

Advertisement 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.  Chris served in the Army and the Army National Guard as a Calvary Scout. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he was deployed to Iraq. Since returning home, Chris has suffered from PTSD, anxiety and depression. He found GreaterGood.org partner, Pets for Vets® online and after talking with his caseworker he decided to apply. The ideal dog for him would be calm to counteract his stress but…continue reading →

You Helped Find A Veteran A Best Friend, And A Shelter Dog A Forever Home!

Advertisement 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.  Richard served in the Army as a Specialist during Operation Enduring Freedom, and he received many ribbons and medals throughout his service. But after returning home, Richard suffered from PTSD, TBI, depression and anxiety. He asked Pets for Vets to find him a dog that would be his companion through each day and encourage him to walk more. Richard and his wife have two cats,…continue reading →
Dog Goes From Starving Stray To Loved Family Pet, Thanks To Customers Like You

Dog Goes From Starving Stray To Loved Family Pet, Thanks To Customers Like 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.  START Rescue pulled Paris from a shelter in Riverside, CA back in October 2017. She’d been found roaming the streets, literally starving. She was so weak she could barely stand. Image Source: Greater Good Thanks to some TLC, Paris healed and was ready for the next step along her journey to happiness. With help from the Second Chance Movement, she was transported by START to Cheryl…continue reading →

Thanks To Your Support, This Deserving Veteran Receives A Service Dog Who Turns His Life Around

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.  Dave, a United States Navy Veteran, served in Vietnam as a Navy Corpsman and is the recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He came to Canines for Veterans seeking greater independence after years of not feeling like himself, growing more and more isolated, less communicative and unhappy. Dave’s smile when he first saw Nicodemus was genuinely touching. Dave is now engaging in his community…continue reading →
Anxious Veteran & Lonely Shelter Dog Become Each Others’ Heroes, Thanks To Customers Like You

Anxious Veteran & Lonely Shelter Dog Become Each Others’ Heroes, Thanks To Customers Like 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.  At the time of his adoption, Miller was a seven-year-old black Labrador mix who no one seemed to want. He spent most of his life in shelters and seemed destined to be homeless for the rest of his life – until William changed his world. Image Source: Greater Good William is an Army veteran. Together with his wife, Pamela, they were searching for a new pet…continue reading →
Dog Found Nearly Dead Recovers & Goes Home With Her Soldier, Thanks To Support From Customers Like You

Dog Found Nearly Dead Recovers & Goes Home With Her Soldier, Thanks To Support From Customers Like You

Advertisement 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.  Formerly a stray, Aida was shot and had 14 wounds. Here is her story, told by her soldier: “One of the pilots discovered this girl laying on our base, near our housing area. She was on the ground, and she wasn’t moving. The pilot approached her concerned that she might actually be dead. As she approached her tail started to wag, and she looked at…continue reading →

If You’ve Ever Bought a Toy from iHeartDogs, YOU Helped Give This Abandoned Dog An Unforgettable Day!

If you haven’t been watching Dog’s Day Out, you’ve been missing something really incredible! In each episode, Rocky Kanaka takes a shelter dog out to spend one day doing some of the things they love to do most, and showing people that these dogs have so much to offer a new family. In this episode, Rocky took out Wade, an adorable Frenchie at Marley’s Mutts who is being treated for Valley Fever, and has a long road to recovery ahead. When Wade’s former family found out that he was sick, they abandoned him…continue reading →
Your Purchases Support Dogs Like Russell, A Formerly Matted Stray Who Was Rescued & Adopted!

Your Purchases Support Dogs Like Russell, A Formerly Matted Stray Who Was Rescued & 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.  Russell was a stray Shih Tzu found roaming the streets of Detroit. His fur was horribly matted and overgrown, and he had skin issues due to lack of care. Image Source: Greater Good  Russell had all but given up on life until NBS Animal Rescue (NBSAR) came into the picture and made all the difference. GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank program provided NBSAR with donated grain-free food that…continue reading →
This Deserving Veteran Was Paired With His “Best Buddy,” Thanks To Your Support!

This Deserving Veteran Was Paired With His “Best Buddy,” Thanks To Your Support!

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.  W.A. is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army. He cannot drive any longer due to his poor vision and struggles with balance and dropping items, as well as PTSD. He lives on a ranch and enjoys the simple life. His family reached out to Patriot PAWS after W.A. was no longer able to drive. His anxiety heightened. He needed help around the house when…continue reading →
Stray Dog Hit By Car Gets The Love He Needs, Thanks To Your Purchases!

Stray Dog Hit By Car Gets The Love He Needs, Thanks To Your 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.  Roady is a young Great Dane mix who was hit by a car that did not stop. For a week, people saw him limping around in the heat, but no one stopped to help. Finally, a Good Samaritan got close enough for animal control to pick him up. They reached out to Sanilac Scoopers Animal Rescue to ask if they could help. Image source: Greater Good…continue reading →

Dog Displaced By Hurricane Harvey Gets Flown To His New Forever Family, 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.  Thanks to Greatergood.org, Wings of Rescue had the privilege of flying four large cargo flights carrying pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey to safety. They were taken to high-demand shelters, where they were quickly adopted. Image Source: Greater Good One of those animals was Enzo. Joe L. from Washington adopted a pup named Archie from the Noah Shelter in Stanwood, Washington and renamed him Enzo. This is…continue reading →

Animal Shelter In Mexico Gets Much-Needed Improvements, Thanks To Your Help

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.  What Animal Brigade of Mexico City lacks in donations, they make up for in heart. The impoverished animal shelter is located in a rural area outside the capital city of Mexico, and despite challenges, it’s a well-run organization that does a lot of good for local animals. They do miraculous things with the few resources they have, but they’re determined to do even more. Before they…continue reading →
Your Purchases Helped This Rescued Mama Deliver 14 Healthy Pups

Your Purchases Helped This Rescued Mama Deliver 14 Healthy Pups

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.  When the staff at the West Feliciana Animal Humane Society (WFAHS) first met Emily, she was heartworm positive and “looked beaten up, scarred and bruised” with injuries to her inner ear, front legs, and eye. She was also heavily pregnant with only two weeks left to rebuild her health before her due date. Image Credit: West Feliciana Animal Humane Society Emily was given lots of love…continue reading →
Puppy Trapped In Hoard Gets Rescued, Thanks To Funding From Customers Like You

Puppy Trapped In Hoard Gets Rescued, Thanks To Funding From Customers Like 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.  In the words of a CATNIP Foundation rescuer: “Our team received a call for assistance with cats abandoned at a flooded home in Vidor, Texas, one of the areas that was hit the hardest by Hurricane Harvey. It was described as a breeder/hoarding situation with a large number of cats and kittens at risk. Another rescue team had already been to the home and successfully rescued multiple…continue reading →
Thanks To Your Purchases, This Veteran Has A Service Dog Who Helps Him Live A Normal Life

Thanks To Your Purchases, This Veteran Has A Service Dog Who Helps Him Live A Normal 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.  US Army Veteran Wayne introduced himself to the founder of Canines for Service at a medical office after seeing him with a service dog. Later that day, Wayne stopped by the office to talk with the team about receiving his own service dog. He quickly completed his application and was approved. Image Source: Canines for Service  Wayne received service dog Zoar, and it was love at…continue reading →
Emaciated Dog Found In Desert Has Amazing Home, Thanks To Customers Like You!

Emaciated Dog Found In Desert Has Amazing Home, Thanks To Customers Like 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. Bessie was abandoned in a desert, miles away from food, water, or shelter. When she was found, she was so emaciated that she looked like just skin and bones. Many of her rescuers had never seen a dog as emaciated as Bessie – at least not one that survived. Image source: SevaDog Rescue Bessie was originally brought to the California City Animal Shelter, but she needed much…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 →
Your Support Helped Transport These Street Dogs To Wonderful New Lives

Your Support Helped Transport These Street Dogs To Wonderful New Lives

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.  Every day thousands of pets are killed in shelters across Southern and Central California. The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (START) provides transport services to rescue organizations in the Pacific Northwest where these animals have a fighting chance to find new lives. iHeartDogs’ Second Chance Movement helps fund organizations like START so they can relocate dogs to no-kill shelters. To date, your Second Chance Movement purchases have provided more than…continue reading →

Blind, Matted Stray Dog Is Finally Getting The Care He Needs – 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.  Bennie had a rough life. He was found stumbling down a sidewalk during an extra cold winter. A homeowner saw him and took him in. Bennie was freezing, not able to move much and terrified. He was blind and completely full of mats. In fact, there were twigs in his mats that were preventing him from walking well. He had mats in between all of his…continue reading →
Volunteers Flocked To Rebuild Waterfowl Sanctuary After A Tornado, Aided By Your Support

Volunteers Flocked To Rebuild Waterfowl Sanctuary After A Tornado, Aided By Your Support

Advertisement 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.  In the spring of 2012, a tornado ripped through the grounds at the Carolina Waterfowl Sanctuary in Indian Trail, NC. The storm destroyed buildings on the property that were used to house injured waterfowl during inclement weather. Amidst the damage and chaos, many birds were either lost or re-injured. Thanks to 46 volunteers traveling 2,500 miles, Rescue Rebuild was able to help. Image via Rescue…continue reading →
Volunteers Flocked To Rebuild Waterfowl Sanctuary After A Tornado, Aided By Greater Good’s Support

Volunteers Flocked To Rebuild Waterfowl Sanctuary After A Tornado, Aided By Greater Good’s Support

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.  In the spring of 2012, a tornado ripped through the grounds at the Carolina Waterfowl Sanctuary in Indian Trail, NC. The storm destroyed buildings on the property that were used to house injured waterfowl during inclement weather. Amidst the damage and chaos, many birds were either lost or re-injured. Thanks to 46 volunteers traveling 2,500 miles, Rescue Rebuild was able to help. Image via Rescue Rebuild…continue reading →

Shelter Dog Gives Birth The Day She’s Brought To Safety & Her Transport Was Funded By You!

Advertisement 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.  Liberty came from the Lancaster Shelter in California. She was not only petrified and shaking in her kennel, but she was also pregnant. This was a special rescue for the Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.), as it took a great deal of teamwork to get Liberty out of the shelter and to safety. Image Source: S.T.A.R.T. Left Photo: Before, at the Lancaster Shelter in CA…continue reading →
Dog Rescued From Abandonment Gets The Nourishment He Needs, Thanks To You!

Dog Rescued From Abandonment Gets The Nourishment He Needs, Thanks To You!

Advertisement 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.  Someone found Micka in a garage with six other dogs. He was skin and bones before Almost Home rescue took him in. There, he able to learn to trust and love people, probably for the first time in his life.  Micka had been abused and had no socialization skills. But the Almost Home team worked with him day after day, showing him what love and…continue reading →

Your Purchases Helped Pair This Veteran With His Beloved Dog

Advertisement 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.  Elmer is an Army veteran who needed a companion to make life a little less stressful. He is certainly not alone: lots of veterans, especially, benefit from the love and loyalty of a pet or service animal when transitioning back into civilian life. It’s something they most certainly deserve after serving our country. Pets and Vets is an organization through Greater Good that pairs companion…continue reading →
Thanks To Your Purchases, This Rural Shelter Got A Much-Needed Makeover

Thanks To Your Purchases, This Rural Shelter Got A Much-Needed Makeover

Advertisement 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.  Geary Animal Shelter in Junction City, Kansas, was a rural animal shelter that just needed a little help with building maintenance. Typically, rural shelters have fewer donations due to location, so whatever money comes in, they spent on the animals. With volunteers from the local community and a local U.S. Army Base, Rescue Rebuild was able to make a substantial difference in only one day! …continue reading →
Senior Dog Gets A Second Chance To Find Love, Thanks To Customers Like You!

Senior Dog Gets A Second Chance To Find Love, Thanks To Customers Like You!

Advertisement 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. Mickey was already 10 years old when he was dumped by his former people at a high-kill shelter in California. A senior dog with sad eyes, Mickey was confused as to why he had been left there at all. He only wanted to be loved, and had plenty of love to give in return. Mickey was at risk so long…continue reading →
Petition To Airlines Goes Viral After Dog Dies Shoved In Overhead Bin

Petition To Airlines Goes Viral After Dog Dies Shoved In Overhead Bin

You may have seen recent reports of the death of a pup while aboard a United flight from Houston to New York earlier this week. A flight attendant told a family that their dog, who was in a TSA approved carrier, would need to be put in the overhead bin. After some argument, the attendant assured the family that their dog would be safe, but three hours later when they arrived at their destination, he was dead. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, and this extreme ignorance can’t be…continue reading →
Veteran Gained The Support Of A “Doggie Buddy” Thanks To Our Customers!

Veteran Gained The Support Of A “Doggie Buddy” Thanks To Our Customers!

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.  The Cape Fear Chapter of Pets for Vets was proud to match Gunner with his new Veteran Dad, Fidel. Fidel served in the Marines attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is also a combat Veteran, having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fidel is married with two young children and lives in a wonderful family and pet-friendly community. “He submitted an application to Pets for Vets…continue reading →

Former Bait Dog Gets New Lease On Life Thanks To Your Help!

Warning: Some of the photos below may be disturbing for some viewers.  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.  Based on her physical injuries, Blossom had a rough past. It’s believed that she was a victim of dog fighting and possibly used as a bait dog. Whatever awful things happened to, it left her with severe trauma to the left side of her head. Her ear was all but gone, her jaw shattered…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 →