Can Your Dog Pull His Weight?
Many dogs were developed to pull heavy loads to assist their owners. Today, many dogs enjoy the sport of weight pull, which enables dogs to put on a special harness and pull a cart that is loaded with weight, often bags of dog food. Chase, a mixed-breed dog, loves the sport and shows his good […] | July 27, 2015
First-Time Dog Owner Becomes Partner for Life with “Unadoptable” Dog
MACH PACH Kipp MXB MJS MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX XF XFP owned by Judith Stucky of Englewood, CO Kipp and Judith adopted each other after Kipp was shuffled through multiple shelters and foster homes.  Like many rescue dogs, Kipp had fear and abandonment issues, while Judith, like many first-time dog owners, faced a rocky […] | July 27, 2015
Pitbull Abandoned by Owner Gets New Family & Career
Pitbull Abandoned by Owner Gets New Family & Career Jasmine of Lindenbrook UD owned by Nan & Kevin Daley of Woodside, CA Jasmine was dropped off at the Daley’s house by a friend of their daughters' to watch while his landlord inspected his rental house. “He didn't come back as expected and then told us […] | July 24, 2015
Rudy: A Small Therapy Dog With a Big Heart
Lemke’s Rudy THDD owned by Judy Lemke of West Sacramento, CA Ten-year-old Rudy is an unassuming little dog who is a mix of Schipperke and Toy Poodle. “Packed within this small dog is a loving and willing heart,” Judy said. Rudy tested in March 2009 for Lend A Heart, Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy […] | July 24, 2015
Stray Dog Follows Neighbor Home & Becomes Multi-Titled K-9 Athlete
Houdini’s Hanky Panky RN OA OAJ NJP OF CAX owned by Pam Brownlee of Kingsport, TN Hank appeared one unusually warm and stormy February day in 2008 when Pam was walking her three dogs. “Hank followed us all the way home and ended up in my garage since I couldn't bear to see him running […] | July 23, 2015
Country Music Duo Features Shelter Dogs in Video
Country duo Dan + Shay features nearly 40 shelter dogs in its new video, “Nothin’ Like You,” which was filmed in Nashville earlier this summer, according to The Tennessean. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney said they wanted to raise awareness of the great dogs available in shelters. A Nashville rescue group, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, provided the […] | July 22, 2015
Two Canine Partners Win at Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Jesse Belle and Cindy Stewart-Mackes of  Pedricktown, NJ, placed third in the large dog agility competition. Tack and Rhonda Koeske  of The Villages, FL, placed third in the small dog agility competition. The event took place July 11-12 in Boston, MA, and is a preliminary event for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge finals that are […] | July 22, 2015
Family Dog Thought to Be Dead, Heading Back Home
Zeus is a Rottweiler-mix who was staying with a family friend in North Carolina while his military family was stationed in Korea. But the friend called the family to tell them the dog had passed away. It came as a huge surprise when they got a call this week from a good samaritan who found Zeus and […] | July 21, 2015
Once Tied to a Propane Tank, Ginger Became Agility Champ
MACH4 Bob’s Hundred Dollar Dawg MXB2 MJB2 T2B OF owned by Dr. Bob Potter DVM of Sussex, NJ, and Sandy Mainardi of Lincoln Park, NJ Ginger is a rescue originally purchased from a pet shop with papers that show her to be a mix of Shetland Sheepdog and Australian Cattle Dog.  The original owners bought […] | July 21, 2015
Meet Chance & Bramble – Not Twins, But Best Buddies!
Photos by Katherine Martucci I adopted Chance from Ani-Care Animal Shelter in Ontario, OR, in December 2012. He was a 10-month-old Flat-Coated Retriever mix named "Zip" and had already been in  five different homes in that short span of life. He was more of a cuddly teddy bear than a zippy boy so I decided […] | July 20, 2015

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