Resilient Dog Survives Life on a Clothesline, Now Lives on the Couch!

Resilient Dog Survives Life on a Clothesline, Now Lives on the Couch!

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 a grant from GreaterGood.org funded by the iHeartDogs.com community, Fella came to the Humane Society of Tulsa in December 2018 as part of an 87 dog hoarding case in Spavinaw, OK. In this particular situation 50 large dogs were living inside a single trailer, several puppies, and then a handful of dogs living in the backyard. Fella was wearing a harness, attached to…continue reading →
Two Shelters Get Improvements Thanks to iHeartDogs Heroes!

Two Shelters Get Improvements Thanks to iHeartDogs Heroes!

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. Two shelters in one trip = a rewarding double build. Rescue Rebuild split both the crew and volunteers in half to help renovate shelters in Kentucky. This took quite a bit of juggling of both people and our one trailer of tools. Builds like this remind us why we do what we do—a one state stop and hundreds of cats and dogs helped! One half…continue reading →
Puppy Mill Pup Mends Rescue Vet Worker’s Broken Heart

Puppy Mill Pup Mends Rescue Vet Worker’s Broken Heart

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. Zeek was born into a puppy mill situation. His momma had given birth to many litters. He and his brother were very underweight. For a Chihuahua being even slightly underweight is a big deal. Thankfully, House of Hope Rescue was able to get Zeek to a healthy weight with high-quality pet food donated through GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank. House of Hope RescueZeek found a forever home…continue reading →
New Orleans Shelter Gets a Huge Rebuild In Just One Day!

New Orleans Shelter Gets a Huge Rebuild In Just One Day!

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 headed to New Orleans, Louisiana where the weather was in our favor. The team spent the week preparing for our Hartz volunteers to join us for an afternoon packed with projects at the Jefferson Parish Eastbank Animal Shelter. Our 50 volunteers walked off the bus ready to work! The Rescue Rebuild team loves to work with other people who are as passionate about…continue reading →
Left Behind to Eat Garbage, George Has Found His Forever Home

Left Behind to Eat Garbage, George Has Found His Forever Home

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 his owners moved, they abandoned George and left him outside to fend for himself. He took refuge in a small area of trees in between subdivisions. George was so scared that no one could approach him, and he would only eat on garbage days or when a nearby home would put out some food. He lived this way for months, fearful of all people.…continue reading →
You Helped Give Hope a Chance to Find a Home!

You Helped Give Hope a Chance to Find a Home!

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. Hope is a senior Beagle who came to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) from Anderson County Humane Society (ACHS) thanks to a grant from GreaterGood.org funded by the iHeartDogs.com community. Hope suffered from lack of care before being rescued by ACHS; she had significant hair loss due to demodectic mange, which ACHS treated. At KHS, Hope was spayed and received a dental to remove painful,…continue reading →
Skinny Outside Dog Finally Lives Happy Life Indoors

Skinny Outside Dog Finally Lives Happy Life Indoors

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. Foxy came to All Species Kinship’s (ASK) through their direct-outreach service for outside dogs. Foxy struggled to maintain adequate body weight, due both to her guardian’s financial status and lacking understanding of how much one should feed a dog. The ASK team started their engagement by providing her with intermittent food support and straw, along with guardian-engagement on a positive transition to a house dog.…continue reading →
Donations Helped Keep This Veteran And His Last Living Friend Together

Donations Helped Keep This Veteran And His Last Living Friend Together

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.  Gerald has distinct memories of Korea, where he served with the 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (82nd AAA) based out of the 38th parallel. A lot of life transpired between his time in the Army and where he is today – in his 80s, divorced and largely alone – but life changed radically and for the better when he adopted a companion pet through Pets for Patriots…continue reading →
Rescue Dog Finds Forever Family, Leaves Life Of Breeding Behind Her

Rescue Dog Finds Forever Family, Leaves Life Of Breeding Behind Her

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. “Lacey Lou was used as a breeding dog and terribly neglected. Someone took her in and contacted Divine Canine Rescue after she found Lacey Lou being given away as a breeding dog on the streets. Photo: Divine Canine Rescue “Thanks to high quality donated pet food from GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank program, Lacey Lou got her health back quickly and left her life of breeding behind.…continue reading →
Outside Dog Surrendered, Spends First Birthday Indoors With Loving Family

Outside Dog Surrendered, Spends First Birthday Indoors With Loving Family

Before Bobby was even a year old he was already living his life outdoors. Instead of being a treasured pet he was kept mainly for breeding purposes. Bobby hadn’t been indoors since he was a pup, he had no dog house and no access to clean water or good food. As the colder winter months approached, it became an urgent matter to get Bobby off his chain and indoors. His owners loved him and realized they couldn’t care for him the way that he deserved, and approached P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue in Garden City,…continue reading →
A Little Turf & Elbow Grease Turn This Parking Lot Into A Play Area!

A Little Turf & Elbow Grease Turn This Parking Lot Into A Play Area!

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. “Drinking lots of water was crucial to getting through this build! Summers sure get hot and humid in Nashville, TN. “Metro Animal Care & Control (MACC) was in desperate need of a play yard for their energetic pups. It is crucial for these shelter animals to be able to have an energy release and to get outside, not only for their health but also for…continue reading →
This Veteran Needed A Buddy To Help Him Get Through His Day

This Veteran Needed A Buddy To Help Him Get Through His Day

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. “Derek was a seaman in the Navy/Coast Guard and deployed in San Diego, CA. He approached Pets for Vets looking for a companion animal. Derek suffered from PTSD and occasionally had anxiety in public places. He believed a dog might help him relax and be a ‘buddy’ who could keep him company. Photo: Pets for Vets “After meeting with Derek and his family a few…continue reading →
Read This Veteran’s Firsthand Account Of How His Canine Companion Changed His Life

Read This Veteran’s Firsthand Account Of How His Canine Companion Changed His Life

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. “Hello, my name is Chuck G. I was in the Marine Corp. from 1967 to 1971. I was a second-place finisher in the Southeast-Asian War Games. “When I came home, I had spine damage, eyesight damage and years later found out I was suffering from PTSD. “My therapist at the VA recommended Pets for Vets for me. I contacted them, and they were very…continue reading →
Rescue Rebuild and Nashville Humane Association Team Up To Help Neighboring Shelter

Rescue Rebuild and Nashville Humane Association Team Up To Help Neighboring Shelter

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. “Teamwork makes the dream work. Both the Rescue Rebuild (RR) and Nashville Humane Association (NHA) teams got together to help another local animal shelter nearby. The team had a fun-filled two days working side by side with both NHA and Cheatham County Animal Control (CCAC). RR learned that the staff at both of these shelters sure know how to work hard and get the…continue reading →
Litter Of Pups Rescued After Hurricane Florence Is Thriving!

Litter Of Pups Rescued After Hurricane Florence Is Thriving!

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.  “We rescued this litter of seven four-week-old puppies (Florence, Amanda, Potato, Bulldozer, Barry, Trex, and Sophie) in a makeshift shelter in South Carolina following Hurricane Florence in September 2018. The owner was threatening to shoot the puppies, so a neighbor took them to safety. “The puppies were too young to eat solid food, and would need to eat gruel. We mixed puppy food we received…continue reading →
Abandoned Dog Finds New Home With Veteran

Abandoned Dog Finds New Home With Veteran

Advertisement Dani, abandoned and pregnant, wandered to a family’s home in West Virginia. Unable to care for Dani, the family reached out to their local rescue. They took Dani in, and there she had three beautiful puppies. Her journey, however, was just beginning. Dani made her way to Tales of Courage in Danbury. It was apparent to everyone who met her that she was a special dog. Dani’s vibrant personality won over everyone she met. Tales of Courage spoke with Rachael, one of the trainers at Pets for Vets and ROAR (Ridgefield Operation…continue reading →
Rescue Rebuild and MuttNation Foundation Team Up To Help Get Senior Dogs Adopted

Rescue Rebuild and MuttNation Foundation Team Up To Help Get Senior Dogs Adopted

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to GreaterGood, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  County superstar Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation teamed up with Rescue Rebuild yet again! Together they were able to improve the lives of senior dogs that have yet to find their forever home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Everyone has heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but sometimes we just can’t help it. That proves the same for the outside of buildings as…continue reading →
Kindness Helps Turn Life Around For Abandoned Dog

Kindness Helps Turn Life Around For Abandoned Dog

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. Not much is known about Meg’s past, except that life had not been kind to her. She was abandoned, and when found Meg was underweight and caring for seven puppies. She was taken to a rural shelter where she was found to be heartworm positive, but the kindness of even a few people would help things turn around for the better. Photo: Unleashed Love Pet…continue reading →
Senior Dog Surprises Veteran With Her Zest For Life

Senior Dog Surprises Veteran With Her Zest For 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. Ginger is a career Army Reservist and part of a pet-loving family. Thanks to the most recent grant Pets for Patriots received from GreaterGood.org, Ginger adopted a 14-year-old dog who faced a grim fate. While Willow was in the care of a “no kill” shelter, she faced the prospect of terminal homelessness and spending her final months or years without a family to call her…continue reading →
This Death Row Dog Only Needed One More Chance To Find Her Forever Home

This Death Row Dog Only Needed One More Chance To Find Her Forever Home

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to GreaterGood, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  In June 2016, police and animal control rescued Pippa from a nightmare situation in a Riverside County house. They discovered thirty-eight skeletal dogs in the home, ten were already dead. The other twenty-seven, including Pippa, were removed and taken by animal control to the San Jacinto Shelter and held as evidence. She was severely underweight and so sad. In August after only a few weeks in the…continue reading →
Rescue Rebuild Makes Lives Better For Tennessee Shelter Dogs Through Outdoor Play

Rescue Rebuild Makes Lives Better For Tennessee Shelter Dogs Through Outdoor Play

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.  From Rescue Rebuild: “Whether you have two or four legs, we all love sunshine! In 2017, Rescue Rebuild was able to positively transform many of the dogs’ lives at Maury County Animal Shelter. Placed in a rural area of Tennessee, this shelter has only a few staff members and volunteers, limiting the amount of extra time they have after daily tasks to focus on enrichment…continue reading →
You Helped Save Over 600 Greyhounds With Rescue Bank

You Helped Save Over 600 Greyhounds With Rescue Bank

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.  From The Greyhound Inmate Experience: “Scotty came to us skinny, stinky with fleas and ticks and cuts and scrapes. He is one of the 600 greyhounds that have gone through the prison program. He came off a hauler after a long trip from Mobile, AL. He was shy and afraid, yet affectionate and loving. Together, our “journey to be free” will begin with a ten-day bonding…continue reading →
Dog Has A Happy Life After Being Rescued From High-Risk Shelter

Dog Has A Happy Life After Being Rescued From High-Risk Shelter

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.  iHeartDogs readers have been helping support The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (START) through the Second Chance Movement. START provides transport for at-risk pets in high-risk shelters, and finds them a safe place in a no-kill facility. Tuco was in a kennel at a San Bernardino, CA Shelter. He was found as a stray and taken in, but once his stray hold was up, he’d…continue reading →
Scrawny Shelter Pup Grows Up, Finds Forever Family

Scrawny Shelter Pup Grows Up, Finds Forever 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.  Benton was born to a shy, malnourished mother. Like his mom, he ended up being quite shy as well, so House of Hope Rescue worked with him on his confidence. Benton was incredibly scrawny and ate like he was never going to get food again! It was important to work on his eating habits as he was eating everything. His eagerness for food got the best…continue reading →
Pets&Vets Helps Reunite Marine With Stray Canine “Battle Buddy”

Pets&Vets Helps Reunite Marine With Stray Canine “Battle Buddy”

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.  Puppy Rescue Mission is just one of the incredible organizations that benefits from GreaterGood.org’s Pets&Vets program. The funding PRM recieves through Pets&Vets helps bring animals that have become “battle buddies” with soldiers in conflict zones to the United States. Odin was a stray until he wandered into a U.S. Marine encampment in the Republic of Georgia. The Marines fed him and cared for him, and…continue reading →
Rescue Rebuild and Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Turn A Ramshackle House Into A Beautiful Shelter!

Rescue Rebuild and Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Turn A Ramshackle House Into A Beautiful Shelter!

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.  Lindale, Texas, is a small, East Texas town that you may not have heard of, but soon will after local country superstar Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation teamed up with Rescue Rebuild to build one of the most awe-inspiring dog parks and adoption centers to date. Lindale has a unique problem. They don’t have an animal shelter; they have a holding facility. These holding…continue reading →

“Words Fail To Express My Gratitude For Her.” Veteran Thankful To Be Matched With Service 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.  US Army LTC Al had a long and varied career serving our country from 1970-2005, state-side, in Germany, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During his service, Al was a Platoon Leader, Unit Commander, Medical Evacuation Pilot and US Army Comptroller. He applied for a service dog to mitigate the effects of PTSD resulting from his service as a Medical Evacuation Pilot. Al received service dog, Aggie,…continue reading →
Sweet Dog Abandoned When She Could No Longer Be Used For Breeding Gets A Second Chance

Sweet Dog Abandoned When She Could No Longer Be Used For Breeding Gets A Second Chance

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.  “Bessie is our newest foster here at Saving GRACE “Giving Rescue Animals Chances Everyday.” She was found tied to a street sign in very poor shape. She had an incredibly large mammary tumor and was very emaciated as well. It was also apparent that she had likely bred many times; we are guessing she got dumped due to the tumor being so large that nursing…continue reading →
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 →