Tag Archives: Rescue

Snowflake: The Dog That Lived on a Bus

A very interesting phone call came through our call center last week from a woman looking to insure her puppy. Now, this story is not about Sue’s young puppy, but about a 12-year-old mixed-breed dog named Snowflake. Snowflake is a … Continue reading

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Animal Rescue: A Katrina Experience

The following post was written by Tamara, a web developer at Trupanion. I live in Seattle, Washington, making my living in computers, but usually have some time free between Web development contracts. Late one afternoon in September 2005, two weeks … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Adopting an Abused Dog – Part 2

The following guest post comes from Jackie, a writer for 1-800-PetMeds, who loves to help and support the pet community. You can find Pet Meds on Twitter or connect with Pet Meds on Facebook. This is part 2 of a two-part … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Adopting an Abused Dog – Part 1

The following guest post comes from Jackie, a writer for 1-800-PetMeds, who loves to help and support the pet community. You can find Pet Meds on Twitter or connect with Pet Meds on Facebook. This is part 1 of a … Continue reading

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In the News: Day Hike Leads to Dramatic Cliff Rescue

A father and sons were hiking with their 1-year-old Shepherd mix, Lola, when she decided to try and fetch a tossed water bottle over the cliff and find herself 150 feet below on a very narrow ledge. The 19-year-old son, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: What is a Rescue Group?

The following post comes from Melissa at PetConnect Rescue. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6-8 million animals end up in shelters.  Of these, 4-5 million are euthanized every year.  That is an extremely high number of … Continue reading

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Dewey’s Story

The following guest post comes from Michelle W.; I don’t know the story of how Dewey found himself at a high kill shelter in California, and I doubt he’ll ever tell me. Today he sits on the deck outside in … Continue reading

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Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week

This week, we recognize those pets that are a little less likely to be rescued from the shelter. If you’ve been looking to adopt a new pet, how about adopting a senior pet? Most people who rescue are looking for … Continue reading

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Puppy Mills and Uninsured Assets

A Philly.com headline from Monday read NY kennel owner admits gassing 93 dogs with farm engine. As an animal lover, I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “It was obviously a mistake, right?” Sadly, the answer is no. The dog breeder … Continue reading

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A Dog By Many Other Names

Before I officially adopted Finnegan, I did a lot of reading. I wanted to change his name. And I wanted to do it the right way. My research said to do it slowly…that the dog may not take to the … Continue reading

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