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Vanessa Leslie-Gomez had trained dogs at a rescue when she lived on Cape Cod, but then she moved inland and decided she needed to adopt a best friend for herself. A Beagle listed on Petfinder caught Vanessa Leslie-Gomez’s eye. Buddy had been adopted once but was returned because he hadn’t gotten …

About nine years ago, Judith Navratil’s dog, Snoop, died. Six months later the Pittsburgh woman began thinking about adopting another dog and began to look on Petfinder. A litter of puppies that had been abandoned at a shelter in West Virginia caught her attention. “I fell in love with the …

Mitch was timid when he came to his new home with the Sundins in Edina, MN, but he also had a mind of his own and convinced them he didn’t want to spend any time in a crate, not even sleeping, probably because he had lived in a kennel the …

Dixie, a Beagle/Doberman Pinscher mix, was on the short list for euthanasia at an underfunded, overcrowded shelter when Lucky Dog Animal Rescue of Washington, DC, whisked her away to a foster home, thus saving her. Meanwhile, Lorie Foster was having her own crisis. Her 7-year-old assistance dog had passed away …

Winomie and Matt Wilson and their four children have fostered many dogs for the local shelter, but in January, after losing a beloved pet, they decided to adopt a Beagle. “I started a search on Petfinder, thinking it would be hard to find one, but the first picture that came …

Anna Rempfer hated watching her black Labrador Retriever getting old. Deja was the first dog she’d had as an adult, and there’d been a special bond between them because Deja had chosen her. “When I first met her at the humane society,” Anna recalls, “I sat with her in her …

It was Jan. 1, 2011, the start of a new year. A stray dog from Paris, KY, was being transported with other dogs to Tall Tails Beagle Rescue in Freeport, ME, to get a new start in life at a place less crowded than the shelter she was coming from. Somewhere …

Read Dezzi Mae’s story in Sarah’s own words. It’s not every formerly stray pup who is memorialized on adorable kid-size bikes. But stop in at any Toys”R”Us store and you can see a cartoon of Dezzie Mae the dog decorating the Avigo 12″ girl’s Dezzie Mae BMX bicycle. Not long …