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Jacksonville Tradition Places Shelter Dogs In Homes For The Holidays

Thousands of dogs have to spend the holidays at a shelter each year. But they all deserve a warm, loving home more than anything. That’s why Jacksonville shelters started a special program in 2012 that helps adoptable dogs find a home for the holidays. It’s called “Silent Night.” To participate in Silent Night, Florida families …

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“Wonky-Faced” Rescue Dog Becomes Gorgeous Social Media Star

Johanna Handley thinks Alan the Saluki/Boxer mix is the most beautiful dog she’s ever seen. So, she knew she had to adopt him on the spot! But sadly, not everyone sees the 1-year-old pup for his true colors, and instead, they judge him at first glance. Lots of bullies have called Alan “ugly” and suggested …

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Abused Puppy Finds A Home With The Officer Who Saved Him

Two dogs named Hemi and Foreign suffered a traumatic past. Officers found them in critical condition in someone’s yard. Both were very thin and struggled to walk despite being only around 6 months old. Foreign couldn’t put pressure on her back leg while Hemi’s back leg was so swollen and bruised that an officer had …

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Defying the Odds: Meet Rescued Goldens, Molly and Stevie

Today’s Pet Game Changer nominee is Jessie Pickard, the adoption coordinator for GRREAT, a Golden Retriever rescue, training and education 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, eastern West Virginia, and south-central Pennsylvania. Rescuing and Rehoming Dogs for 25 Years and Counting “I come from a family of animal lovers,” Jessie …

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Forced Into Silence, Rescuer Saves 2,500 Greyhounds

For more than 16 years, Sonia Stratemann, our latest Animal Game Changer Award nominee, and her organization, Elite Greyhound Adoptions in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida, has rescued more than 2,500 greyhounds. Most of them were retired racing dogs, many with injuries such as broken legs and backs. It all started in 2003, when her family adopted …

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