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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

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

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

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

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

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

Cracking Down on Internet Pet Sales

The USDA is finally taking a stab at cracking down on internet pet sales by issuing new regulations that will require sellers to be federally licensed.  Those who breed more than four females and sell the puppies either online, by mail or over the p...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 11, 2013

Groomer Kills 8 lb. Dog, Feared for Her Life, She Claims

Dog people know that small dogs can get nippy and any dog can react out of fear or anxiety.  This is something that anyone who handles dog should know and should know how to handle.  In this sad case, Rebecca Barbara, a groomer at the Spring Valle...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 9, 2013

Injured Foster Dog Missing – Please Share & Keep and Eye Out – REWARD!

This little dog, a sweet, 3-year-old girl, is Polly.  Polly is recovering from surgery to repair her face after she was shot point blank.  She was just getting settled in with a foster so she could recuperate and await further surgeries when she w...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 8, 2013

A Tribute to a Beloved Dog, Sarah Silver’s Touching Words

It doesn’t matter who you are; young or old, rich or poor, celebrity or everyday person, the loss of a beloved canine companion is heartbreaking and devastating.  You give them a piece of your heart, you love them often like a child and furry...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 6, 2013

REWARD – Dog Thrown in Rogue River with Rock Tied to Leg

This beautiful hound/retriever mix is a very lucky dog today, lucky to be alive, that is, and now authorities want to know who would throw this dog into the Rogue River with a rock tied to his leg.  The incident happened on Aug. 26 ear the intersec...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 6, 2013

“Dead Dog” Ad Puts Sneaker Company in Dog House

Running shoe maker Pearl Izumi thought they’d be cute with a new ad campaign showing that you could run your dog into the ground with their new running shoes but all they did is piss off a bunch of dog lovers.  It didn’t take long for th...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 5, 2013

Animal Abuse – What Does it Take to Get Authorities to Act?! VIDEO

UPDATE! This dog was finally removed from the Property by Animal control.. Your voices have been heard! (see update from 100+ Team at bottom of page!) How can anyone see this horrifically sad dog; skeletal, emaciated, dehydrated, too weak to even mov...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 4, 2013

Puppy Killer Already Back on Street, Living in Home with Dog

Seven dogs tortured, one dead and the convicted abuser/killer spent only eight months in county jail and the conditions of his sentencing will allow this monster to own dogs again in the future.  Anthony Walker left three 3-week-old tortured and mu...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 30, 2013

Puppy Mills, One Down (for now), 99 More to Go – VIDEO

One of the puppy millers on the HSUS’s Horrible Hundred list has given up their license after receiving fines for violations ranging from neglect to failure to provide veterinary care. The commercial breeder aka puppy miller, is Debra Pratt a...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 28, 2013

Alone Again

Why… why do people get a dog only to leave them languish outside 24/7/365… living at the end of a chain… burning with the heat of the summer… freezing in the cold of the winter… desperate for just a little love and atten...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 28, 2013

Huge Dogfighting Ring Busted, Almost 370 Dogs Rescued – VIDEO

In the second largest dogfighting ring bust in US history, the result of a three-year multi-state investigation, 367 dogs were rescued.  There were 260 rescued Friday alone st 13 different properties in 3 states, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.  ...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 26, 2013

Huge Dogfighting Ring Busted, Almost 370 Dogs Rescued

In the second largest dogfighting ring bust in US history, the result of a three-year multi-state investigation, 367 dogs were rescued.  There were 260 rescued Friday alone st 13 different properties in 3 states, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.  ...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 26, 2013


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