Blog Posts - Rescue Tales



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

2- and 4-Legged Bullying Victims Help Heal Each Other

So many of us know the wonderful and healing “medicine” that our canine companions can be.  Therapy dogs help those who are hurt in many different ways from physical to emotional to psychological, to heal or sometimes even just cope with...
by For the Love of the Dog on Nov 17, 2013

Hero Service Dog Saves Person During Colorado Flooding

Ronnie Webb, who is seeing-impaired, was walking his service dog around 8:30 a.m. near East 13th Avenue and Xenia Street when the two were sucked down a drainage culvert in northeast Denver.  Witnesses seeing the incident called for help and Denve...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 14, 2013

Dog Hogtied and Abandoned, Then and Now

Four years ago, October of ’09, I did a story about a small dog tied up in a blue shirt, tied to a picnic table, totally helpless and scared. Unwrapped from the shirt, it was discovered that the pup had also been hogtied and was emaciated and d...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 13, 2013

Saving Cadence – The Amazing Trust of an Abused Dog

You can see by Cadence’s face, she’s had it rough, most likely used as a bait dog.  She’s wounded, injured an in pain but amazingly, when a hand is reached out to her she accepts it.  Not only is she being rescued from hell and be...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 13, 2013

No Boots. No Helmet. No Armor… A Look Back and a Tribute to the Dogs of 9/11

They had only a sense of duty. It’s been twelve years since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.  Twelve years and America still grieves.  But take some time today to remember and honor the victims and heroes of 9/11/01 &#...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 11, 2013

Brutalized Bait Dog Gets Second Chance… No Ears, No Tongue; No Matter! VIDEO

Hooch hasn’t been very lucky so far in his life, to put it mildly!  Found as a stray and taken to the Bakersfield Shelter in Bakersfield, CA, it was obvious the French Mastiff was in very rough shape.  His ears had been brutally hacked off,...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 5, 2013

A Tribute… Happy Bridge Anniversary…

It was just a bit over four years ago that I shared my first “Rescue Tale,” a wonderfully touching story about a guardian angel and a vagabond collie… and of course a rescue angel, Johnny.  You can read how a stray beagle… or...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 2, 2013

A Lovely Old Gentleman – A Rescue Tale

Dogs are wonderful creatures; young, old, pure bred, mutt, big, little and and anything and everything in between, but there’s something special about a stately senior pup.  There’s a wisdom and acceptance in their eyes, the lovely silve...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 31, 2013

Princess Chloe, “Heart Dog” – A Rescue Tale

When we talk about rescue dogs it usually refers to dogs that are rescued by people and although that still holds true in this case, when you read the story, you will see that perhaps the dog was more the rescuer… This beautiful girl is Princes...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 25, 2013

Some Angels have Fur and Paws

Friends, I think we all know that there are amazing beneficial affects to sharing your life with a canine companion.  There are proven medical benefits as well as unparalleled theraputic benefits.  Study after study has shown  this again and again...
by For the Love of the Dog on Feb 2, 2013

After 2 Weeks, Stranded Dog Rescued from Suicide Gully – VIDEO

When a friend took Stephen and Alyssa Goad’s Bernese Mountain dog, Ohly, for a for a walk with friends and another dog in the parking lot of the Mount Seymour ski resort, the Goads didn’t expect to spend the next two weeks trying despera...
by For the Love of the Dog on Dec 11, 2012

A Happy Ending to a Sad and Scary Dog Tale

Imagine coming home from work one day and expecting to be greeted as usual by your beloved furbabies and then nothing.  No scurrying of little paws, no tapping of puppy toenails, no excited happy barking and jumping.  Imagine how devastated and los...
by For the Love of the Dog on Dec 8, 2012

They Rescued Him, He Saved Their Lives! Another Hero Dog Tale!

Karma can truly smile on those on deserve it… Tank was a 7-month-old, 68-pound boxer-mastiff mix dog languishing at the York County, S.C., Animal Shelter. Russell and Krystal Ewing rescued the pooch just days before he would be euthanized. On...
by For the Love of the Dog on Nov 21, 2012

Dog’s Agonizing 3-Year Vigil Finally Ends

Imagine being a dog and your people move out and leave you and you wait… and wait… and wait… For three years you wait for them to come back refusing to believe that they could have abandoned you. That is the story of Chen, a chow in...
by For the Love of the Dog on Nov 14, 2012

Canine Rescue Tail – Chappie Gurl & Dexser Doggie

This is a Rescue Tail shared on FTLTD’s Facebook page that I just had to share here. It’s touching and heartwarming like so many are… but this one just got me a bit and yes, brought me to tears. Two neglected, sick, puppy mill pups,...
by For the Love of the Dog on Nov 3, 2012

2012 ASPCA Humane Award Winner Dog of the Year – Fiona, Blind Rescue – VIDEO

ASPCA announced it’s 2012 Humane Award Winners and one of those is a blind dog that was rescued from a trash heap who captured hearts world wide.  The video, shown below, brought me to tears.  Tears of heartbreak that any living creature shou...
by For the Love of the Dog on Oct 25, 2012

DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption

Product DescriptionNow in paperback, this companion to the hit National Geographic Channel show, DogTown, tells the moving stories of homeless dogs and their caretakers at the Best Friends Animal Society, evoking both the joy and the occasional, but...
by Dog Supplies Advice on Jul 9, 2012

Together, Forever

   Every once in a while, you close a life chapter for good.   Sometimes, things come cycling back, usually abusers reoffending, abusers breaking their probation conditions, or God knows what. But in this case, this chapter gets closed only becau...
by For the Love of the Dog on Mar 15, 2012


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