Once Stray Living on Trash, Lucky Cricket Now Winning Rally Honors
Lucky Cricket RAE CD OA OAJ owned by Beth Jansen by Albuquerque, NM Cricket joined Beth’s family in 2013 after she was found living in a trailer park with another dog, surviving on trash. Some good samaritans noticed the dogs and contacted a rescue group, who placed the dogs in foster care. When Cricket arrived […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/once-stray-living-on-trash-lucky-cricket-now-winning-rally-honors/ | April 2, 2017
Rescue Pup Wins Fight with Parvo & Prevails to Agility Championship
MACH Cobber CGC MJS MXB XF was once an abandoned puppy who was nearly euthanized after becoming ill with parvo. But Kirsten Swenson of Columbus, OH, and her veterinarian sister had other ideas. They saved Cobber, who is not only Kirsten’s best friend, but also has become an AKC Master Agility Champion. Kirsten tells their […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-pup-wins-fight-with-parvo-prevails-to-agility-championship/ | February 15, 2017
Sold for Drug Money as Pup, Ally Gains Great Home & Rally Career
Ally RAE CGC owned by Viki Smartt of Knoxville, TN In 2010, a friend of Viki’s spotted an addict trying to sell a young puppy on a street corner and immediately knew he had to help. The friend offered the man $4 as that was all he had in his wallet at the time. It […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/sold-for-drug-money-as-pup-ally-gains-great-home-rally-career/ | February 7, 2017
4-H Volunteering Inspires Dad to Start Agility with his Dog
PACH Ellie Ferdinand MJP 4 MJPB PAX MFP owned by George Ferdinand of Yelm, WA George became interested in agility before he got Ellie. His daughter was in the Thurston County Dog 4-H program with her Pug, Max, and George started volunteering with the youth group. “After helping the kids with training, I became hooked. […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/4-h-volunteering-inspires-dad-to-start-agility-with-his-dog/ | February 2, 2017
Piper Sue – Who Could Resist Those Baby Blues?
Piper Sue CD BN RAE owned by Gene Rhamey of San Antonio, TX At 10 weeks of age, rescue puppy Piper was desperately in need of a home so Gene adopted her. “Who could resist those blue eyes? She fit right in and learned many of her skills from big ‘sister,’ Lily,” Gene said. “Piper […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/piper-sue-who-could-resist-those-baby-blues/ | January 31, 2017
Rescue Dachshund Stars on Rose Bowl Surfing Dog Float
Coppertone, a rescue Miniature Dachshund, is already a star for her surfing prowess, but she received the national spotlight on New Year’s Day as part of the Surf Dog Float in the Rose Bowl Parade. The float, at 90 feet long and 148,000 pounds, set a Guinness World Record for the heaviest and longest float […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-dachshund-stars-on-rose-bowl-surfing-dog-float/ | January 6, 2017
Rex Defies Old Injury to Earn Barn Hunt Championship & More
RATCHX Rex Von McKinney Rausch BCAT CGC owned by Jeanette Rausch of Mount Juliet, TN Eight-year-old Rex was once a stud dog at a kennel that was shut down by the authorities.  “I stumbled across his photo online and fell in love with him so I reached out to the organization to arrange meeting him […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rex-defies-old-injury-to-earn-barn-hunt-championship-more-2/ | January 3, 2017
Pup Left at Fire Station Gets New Start & Advanced Obedience Title
Emmy Emmy UD BN RE NA NAJ AXP AJP owned by Patricia Jane Martin & Yaro Hospodarsky of Mt. Vernon, IL Emmy was surrendered to the local fire station during the mortgage crisis of 2008. She ended up in the shelter where Patricia adopted her along with Jenny, another All-American Dog. “Both dogs settled right […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/pup-left-at-fire-station-gets-new-start-advanced-obedience-title/ | December 29, 2016
Found on Street, Monkey Joe Develops into Agility Champ
MACH The One and Only Mini Great Ape Joe MXB MJB owned by Naci Berkoz of Tarzana, CA Monkey Joe was one of three pups that were found on the street with their mother, an American Eskimo, at roughly 4 weeks of age.   Naci’s friend agreed to foster the puppies until they were old enough […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/found-on-street-monkey-joe-developes-into-agility-champ/ | December 28, 2016
Former Shelter Dog Makes Theater Debut
Mori was selected to play the role of Sandy in a local theater production of Annie. Patrice tells the story of his theater debut. In July, I received a call from a friend who had been approached by a mutual acquaintance looking for a “light-colored, fluffy” dog to play the role of Sandy in a […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-shelter-dog-makes-theater-debut/ | December 27, 2016

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