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Giving Five Precious Puppies a Chance – Hope for Paws Rescue – VIDEO

When momma dog went missing two weeks earlier a kindhearted neighbor woman did what she could to help the five orphaned stray puppies but the situation wouldn’t last. Thankfully Lucky Puppy Rescue contacted Hope for Paws… Didn’t you...
by For the Love of the Dog on Mar 7, 2016

Dog, Man’s First Friend

Few quotes get straight to the heart of it as Rudyard Kipling’s from, “The Cat Who Walked by Himself”, a story of how first humans and first animals came together and dog became First Friend. Dog… man’s first friend and...
by For the Love of the Dog on Jan 29, 2016

The Rainbow Bridge Welcomes Nico Swan

My heart is breaking… Nico is flying free… From a story I shared in 2014 about a Dog Argentino, known as Nico, whose story began even earlier, in 2009 with a picture that had become viral… This photo is not unknown to animal lovers...
by For the Love of the Dog on Jan 27, 2016

About Cecil, Cute Baby Lions, and American Dentists...

Lions have been much in the news lately, as in the story of the American tourist who was killed by a lion in Johannesburg's Lion Park, and more recently the killing of Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the Lion by an American trophy hunter. It came as no sur...
by Joburg Expat on Aug 17, 2015

Flint – From Emaciated Stray to “Potato Dog”

Imagine driving down the street and seeing a dog in obviously desperate need of help; dirty, emaciated with ribs, hips and spine poking out, scuffed and scarred up, scared and in such sad shape that he’s practically oblivious to his surrounding...
by For the Love of the Dog on Apr 16, 2014

Poison Meatballs Found in Gunbarrel Park, At Least Three Dogs Treated – VIDEO

You have to ask what kind of a sick “person” would leave poison meatballs in a park for innocent dogs to find but that’s exactly what someone did at a park in Boulder County, CO.  As of this writing, at least three dogs have been t...
by For the Love of the Dog on Apr 15, 2014

Toxic Treats Back on the Shelf Again – BEWARE!

Yes, believe it or not those killer chicken jerky and other China made and sourced treats are back on store shelves again just waiting for their next victims! Several brands of chicken jerky treats were pulled from shelves more than a year ago after...
by For the Love of the Dog on Apr 15, 2014

Happy World Animal Day

Today, October 4th, we celebrate World Animal Day. This event, appropriately, coincides with the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Although everyday we should give care and love, make sure you take a moment to spread a litt...
by For the Love of the Dog on Oct 4, 2013

October is ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog Month’

Did you know… That October is ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog Month’? Spread the word and remember, when you adopt, you not only save the life you adopt but the life of the that there is now room for… oh, and let’s not forget that so often...
by For the Love of the Dog on Oct 1, 2013

Craigslist Refuses to Consider Removing “Pet” Section After Puppy Doe Torture and Over 40K Signature Petition

After Puppy Doe was found on August 31; beaten, burned, starved and tortured, a petition was begun to request that Craigslist remove their Pet section except for rescue and shelter groups which can screen applicants.   Even though the petition has g...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 27, 2013

Update on Emaciated Doberman Pup

In early September, this picture posted by 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida, of an emaciated doberman pup lying in the hot Florida sun went viral.  Hundreds and thousands of calls were placed to animal control, police, media and even local...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 27, 2013

Remember Me Thursday – Shining a Light on Orphaned Pets Everywhere – VIDEO

  Remember Me Thursday - Pet Adoption Awareness Campaign Millions of shelter pets lose their lives each and every year. Join the awareness campaign – be a light for pets by promoting awareness about pet adoption. By remembering those we have...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 26, 2013

A Second Chance for Chance… The Rescue of a Scared Pitbull from the Streets

Over a week ago FTLTD shared the rescue of Cadence, the terribly abused sweet girl who gave mankind a second chance even though she’d known only cruelty at their hands.  At the end of the heartwarming and touching video, you see another big pi...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 26, 2013

From Beloved Family Dog to Tortured Victim due to BSL and Craigslist Ad – REWARD

Dubbed “Puppy Doe,” the reports of the torture endured by this young pitbull defy imagination.  Once a beloved family dog, forced by BSL to “get rid” of the pitbull… there is no happy ending here… this poor dog...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 21, 2013

Dumping Senior Dogs and Pets – A Rant

Every day my email and Facebook newsfeed are filled with sad little horror stories of dumped and abandoned dogs and it rips my heart out every time but what really gets to me the worst is the abandoned senior dogs and pets.  These dogs; 8, 10, 12, 1...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 20, 2013

Animal Abuse Gets a Pass in Clayton County, GA – PETITION – VIDEO

When animals are being abused, you’re told to call animal control or the police but what do you do when they refuse to do anything?  This is the situation one animal advocate is running into in Clayton County, GA, and she sent me the video to...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 19, 2013

Dog Harnesses Fail Safety Tests

How sad is this… they tell you to restrain your dog, to harness them in as you would a child but when the harnesses were actually tested, many of them failed and failed dramatically!  Even harnesses advertised as tested, failed.  Were they ac...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 18, 2013

Dead Dog Halloween Prop… Sick, Sick, Sick!

Can someone tell me what kind of a sick mind dreams up a dead, skinned, tire-marked dog on a chain to use as a Halloween prop?  Seriously…I mean, I know Halloween is a time to get weird and creepy but this is over the line and cannot promote a...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 17, 2013

Best Day of My Life… Canine Style – VIDEO

Ahhh… all dogs should have a wonderful life… as “man’s best friend,” we owe it to them to be their best friend too and looks like this cutie’s person knows that… Happy, happy, feel good… a day in the li...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 17, 2013

Update on Dogs Seized from Dog Fighting Ring

This sweet face is just one of the dogs found during the raid a few weeks ago when almost 400 dogs were rescued from the second largest dog fighting ring in US history.  Only weeks old, this tiny puppy already wore a heavy weighted chain, many times...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 16, 2013


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