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Our 3 Rescue Hounds

We rescued all 3 of our hounds. The poodle from a local humane society and the other two from local pounds. The time was almost up for both of them. The black one, Sadie, had already been taken back to be put down once, but they just couldn't do it. She had heart worms and was black, so hard to adopt out. Chester, the lab mix, was so skinny. After we brought him home, he just couldn't get enough to eat. Now that he knows the food will always be there, he'll go all day without even touching it. They have their forever home now and our lives would be really boring without them. Please adopt!

Lori Beckelman
Coppell, TX

Mr. Monet, the Perfect Dog for me

I decided in May 2008 that I wanted to adopt a little dog who could travel with me when I went to visit my elderly parents.

I looked at many pictures of little dogs on Petfinder over the summer, but I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted and stopped looking for a while. By fall I had written a list of the things I was looking for in a dog - tiny, handsome, smart, etc.

The next time I logged on to Petfinder I saw a picture of a little white dog with a brown spot on his head who was very cute and up for adoption from Rohe Animal Rescue. Aside from a photo and description, they had posted a video of Mr.Monet - only about a minute long but I could see how nice he was, wagging his tail and being sweet. They said he was a Chihuahua. I didn't know yet what a wonderful breed the Chihuahua was, but I decided to pursue this dog further.

I filled out the application and the Rescue folks asked what I was looking for - when I gave them my list I think they must have had an idea right then and there that this might be a good match.

They brought him to my house for a visit and the moment he got out of the car I was in love. Over the past few months he has blossomed. The best part is not only does he make me laugh in his own funny, charming way, but he loves me back.

My parents love him too - it's great to see my 102 year old Dad laughing when Monet yawns and stretches out his tiny paws.

silk hope, NC

Rescue Puppy

We found Miller through an organization that rescues puppies from high kill shelters in the south. He and his sister were weak and weary but when we went to meet him despite him not being 100% he jumped and played and ran around the yard and gave the sweetest little puppy kisses. Our hearts melted. You could say we rescued him, but I like to think that somedays he rescues us! He's a joy to have around. He's the happiest dog I've ever met and he bring happiness to those around him. Rescue animals are the best.

Melissa S
Beverly, NJ


My friend wanted to get a kitten from the Humane Society and I agreed to go with her. Although I wasn't looking to add to my 2 cat household, I fell in love with a shy adult tabby. Rowan is still timid with strangers, but she cuddles with me every night.

Chico, CA


We found Sashi, an Australian mix, on Pet Finders. There was just something about her picture. We drove over 3 hours and rescued her from the pound. What a character she is! Very vocal. She likes to swim in our pool, play with her toys and sleep on her comfy bed. Of course her favorite part of the day is our hike in the hills!

Oak Park, CA

A change of heart

Dec. 2006 Spookie entered our world. At 13 degrees, she came to our door and adopted us by laying on our feet.

We did not want another pet and my husband is allergic to cats, but she was just too sweet. The next April my husband became very sick and after returning from the hospital after 3 months and being confined to bed, Spookie "watched over him". He didn't want her around for several months, but she won him over with her silent love. Now, they are best friends and she follows him all over. He's not allergic to her and she has become our little angel.

Gayle Boyd
Ft. Myers, FL

From Jerusalem to Tampa

I found Lefty living in a garden in Jerusalem and surviving off scraps. Of all the strays on the streets of Israel, he was the friendliest and had the most magnetic personality. He had only one eye so I knew no one would take him in. When it came time to come home, I just couldn't leave him behind. Thanks to British Air and my brother, Lefty is living the most pampered condo life in Tampa, Florida.

Linda Meiberg
Philadelphia, PA

One Eyed Jack

I could see he had had a rough life, he had one eye, one ear and half a tail. He was dumpster diving at a restaurant when I met him, but he had a few cute kitten tricks so I took him home. Soon he became the master and now "he calls for his pipe and he calls for his bowl and he calls for his fiddlers three". All in all a very happy ending.

Frank Thomalla
Louisiana, MO

My New Family

After losing my Yorkie, Suki, at age 9 to kidney disease, I decided to adopt a Yorkie. When I saw Benji and Chloe's pictures on Petfinder I knew I had to have them. They had to go together as they are brother and sister. To have put them to sleep would have been cruel. They are the most loving and adoring sweethearts and I wouldn't part with them for anything. They are the loves of my life.

Natick, MA

Smokey: Spokesdog for Animals

I was a week away from going on vacation in Africa when I saw Smokey at a broken down motel tied to a lamp post in the TX August sun. The man who'd been keeping him agreed to give him to me because he couldn't have Smokey in his room.

Now, 14 years later, he goes with me when I table for my organization, The Queenie Foundation, and brings people over because he loves working the crowd. He's a dog with a job and lots of love.

Enid Breakstone
Manchester, CT
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