Category Archives: New Leash on Life

Dog Abandoned with ‘FREE’ Written on Her Fur

It’s a sad fact, dogs are abandoned every day. But, not usually in the shocking manner that this sweet girl was left. Shannon Bettencourt was walking in downtown Benicia, California on July 3 when she spotted a dog, scared and whimpering next to a tree outside of a Chinese restaurant. The frightened dog had ‘FREE’…

When They Couldn’t Find a Dogsitter, This Family Did the Unthinkable

He used to have a home, a family, a comfy place to lay his head at night. Now, Louie, or #134846 as he’s known by caretakers at the Apple Valley Animal Services shelter spends his nights wondering what happened to his family. According to Louie’s Adopt-a-Pet profile, when his previous family wanted to leave town…

VIDEO: Abandoned Dog’s Amazing Transformation Will Melt Your Heart

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When a Compton family moved away more than a year ago, they left behind a most precious boy. He learned to adapt, to find food on the streets. He learned that humans were to be feared. It was, after all, a human that did this to him. Luckily for frightened little Theo, Eldad Hagar and…

Someone Threw This Puppy in the Trash – But Look at Him Now!

Patrick was just a puppy when he was found, starved and barely clinging to life, wrapped in a garbage bag at the bottom of a trash chute. If he had not been found and rescued, he would surely have died having never known true love and happiness. Luckily, for Patrick – and everyone that’s played…

Why a Senior Dog Should Be Your New Best Friend

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When thinking about dog adoption, many people imagine bringing home a furry, spanking new little pooch to grow up with their kids. Indeed, it’s a cute picture; however, most dog owners fail to realize the loads of work that actually come with raising a new puppy. Because younger dogs need plenty of exercise, training, and…

Bringing a New Dog In With Existing Pets

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Before you go out and get a new dog or puppy to bring into your home if you already have one or more other pets, consider these potential problems that can arise. One word of warning: although it doesn’t happen often, obtain your new pet with the understanding that you can and will have to…

Go Team USA! More Sochi Strays Adopted by American Olympians

Say hello to "Sochi Jack" and "Sochi Junior," among the many Sochi strays finding loving new homes with US athletes! Photo credit Athletes for Animals/Twitter.

If Olympic medals were handed out for doing good deeds, the athletes from Team USA would be bringing home even more Gold! While Russian authorities quietly ordered a massive effort to destroy the thousands of stray dogs roaming the streets of Sochi in advance of the Winter Olympic Games, good Samaritans, rescuers, and visiting athletes…

An Abandoned Dog’s New Owner Posts Touching Craigslist Ad

Sadly, the popular classified ads website, Craigslist’s “Pets” section is typically overflowing with ads of puppies and dogs for sale, the innocent victims of backyard breeding, free-to-a-good-home dogs that will often end up in the hands of abusers, and the occasional well-meaning pet owner sincerely looking for a good home for a pet they must,…

U.S. Olympic Freeskier to Adopt 5 Sochi Strays

Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy cuddles up to a litter of Sochi strays he's hoping to bring back to the states. Photo courtesy Gus Kenworthy.

For U.S. Olympic freeskier, Gus  Kenworthy, winning the silver medal in men’s slopestyle skiing yesterday wasn’t the only exciting thing to happen in Sochi! When the avid animal lover got word of a mother dog and her litter of puppies living underneath a security tent outside the main entrance of the media center in Rosa…

A Match Made in Heaven: 3 Nuns Adopt Senior Pit Bull

For several months, 9-year old pit bull, Remy sat in a New York shelter, waiting for her forever home. A combination of her age and breed made it unlikely she’d ever leave the shelter. That is, until three nuns from Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine of Nyack visited the Hi Tor Animal Care…

Actress Alyssa Milano Rescues Abused Dog From South Korea

In April of last year, California-based rescue organization, The Fuzzy Pet Foundation, received a plea for help from a South Korean animal rescue group, CARE, with a badly abused and neglected Jindo-mix dog. The dog had been raised and bred many times for South Korea’s dog-meat slaughter industry. She was found tied to a pole,…

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