Ellie was picked up as a stray. No microchip and no owner stepped forward to claim her so she was sent to a high kill shelter. Luckily, a rescue group saved her and transported her for foster. I had been looking for a dog for some time and happened upon “Foxy’s” PetFinder. The rescue was holding a meet and greet that weekend for all of their pups. Fast forward through all the prereqs.. My partner and I showed up early and anxious to meet the goofy little Foxy dog we were interested in. Her foster was running late but as soon they came through the doors, our Ellie literally came flying into my arms. She chose us before we ever even saw her. Over the first few months, our pup that started out over excited matured into a fearful dog. She is leash reactive towards other dogs, strangers, and loud vehicles. Her training evolved into specific behavior modification utilizing positive reinforcement. I will forever dedicate myself to showing her the world isn’t such a scary place after all.
White is a stray dog, Whitw’s health is not good, super thin, not fat to eat, but can not check the cause. There are serious skin diseases, often bald, itching, redness etc. Tried a lot of methods, medication (medicine), herbs, are not much effect, although that is very helpless, but can only continue to use to see if improved.
In addition, the White is the leader of three stray dogs, whenever the tiger or coffee(tiger and coffee are another two stray dogs) forced to do bad things (chasing the car), it will go fierce them, very good, and very smart, eat before the first smell, Alert.
But in one night it was in the alert state was killed, and the week I happened to go out because of the school, even the last to see it side and the chance of burial it did not.
I am sad with know it dead. But, its death, ignited the determination I want to sound for the animals.
My parents let me pick Sienna out of a litter when I was in high school. When I went away to college, she stayed with my parents. After a couple years away, I noticed my family becoming more busy and Sienna becoming more neglected, she would lay on her bed throughout the day and wouldn’t get walked more often than she did, the worst occasion was when she was infested with fleas and had chewed her hind legs raw. So I convinced my parents that she and I would benefit from her moving in with me and now she is my spouse and child all in one. We spend hours everyday getting filthy and feeding each others delusions of catching squirrels. She tolerates a shower with me because she loves being toweled off before we climb into our bed that she manages to commander most nights, I know more about her nutritional needs than my own and sacrifice daily my own social endeavors to ensure she has the most stimulating and reasonably independent life a dog could hope for.
My husband & I decided we wanted an Aussie because of their loyalty, smarts, beauty and personality. Oli was born while we were on a trip to Europe where Oli’s human dad & I got engaged. We chose a puppy on the day of our litters birth.
A week before taking home our boy, we learned he had a heart murmur. Most puppies grow out of it, but our breeder wanted to ensure he had the life he needed. So, she graciously traded us the puppy she was keeping.
Oli truly makes our lives whole. He loves to hike, be active & simply just watch TV with us on a lazy night. Oli makes our house a home. We truly feel as if Oli coming to us was fate as we started our lives as a family. I couldn’t imagine living without him, and constantly wonder how we lasted as long as we did without him around. Oli is truly our heart dog and we consider him our son. He lights up our world in ways we never knew were possible. We will forever go to the ends of the earth to keep him healthy, happy and with us always.
I always ask my dogs, “Will you follow me to the ends of the earth?” I promise them a lifetime of love, joy & adventures together.
Telly was found in a dog shelter in Colorado, trained by inmates in prison, before joining me at the University to become a therapy dog. When I moved from US to Singapore, I brought Telly with me across the ocean as I cannot imagine life without her. Everyday, I bring Telly to the office and she brings joy to the kids we work with. We also have lots of fun together, from hiking up mountains to swimming in the sea. I remember fondly hiking with Telly one winter in Colorado. She would run ahead, before looping back to herd me. Sometimes, she would hide in the snow and jump up when I walked by as if to yell, “Surprise”.
Puppy Hope recently joined our family after I met her in Australia. She is a bundle of joy and has just started joining us on adventures.
They are my faithful companions. We’ll go to the ends of the earth with & for each other. #AddictionSg
Six years ago my mother and I rescued Jasper from a bad situation. He was being abused by a man. When I got Jasper, he was terrified. When he met my dad, he backed into a corner and peed all over himself. He was very jumpy and he would always hide when anyone would approach him. He was scared of everything. It took a lot of TLC to make this boy the man he is today. Now, he thrives in his new life style. My dad still frightens him after six years, but he has come so far. He is the smartest dog I’ve ever had. And even the best. He is in amazing athlete, his jumps are beautiful! He lives to run and please my mom and I. I love him so much. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for this guy. He’s literally the love of my life. I wouldn’t trade him for anything better. Because there is nothing better than Jasper. I can’t believe this dog, who was so terrified of life, will now be my service dog for MY anxiety. It’s amazing what we learn from animals.
Callie was a feral cat; part of the swelling population of unwanted/abandoned animals in my community. Although not my cat, I worried about Callie and the future of the kittens she produced. So that summer, I live trapped her and her kittens. Calls to area veterinary clinics resulted in price quotes over $200 to have her spayed. With this information, an idea was born. There needed to be alternatives for people who simply couldn’t afford these prices. Since there were no low cost options in our community, I began making weekly trips to a cooperating veterinarian 120 miles away. That first year, over 300 animals were spayed/neutered – animals who would not be fixed because of cost. Since then, I recruited veterinarians and volunteers to operate a low-cost clinic right here in my community. Over 20,000 animals have been spayed/neutered. Callie and her kittens no longer live as unwanted, unloved cats and now have a safe and contented life.
While we didn’t go to the end of the earth for Cheiss, we did have to pull him from Hades. His saga started long before we got him, when he was a homeless dog wandering the desert. He came into our lives after he ran onto the freeway and was hit – by us.
Somehow, this resilient pup managed to survive the crash, and still had enough life left in him to disappear into the desert. But I stopped and called my wife, and together we found him half-drowned in a canal.
We rushed him to our veterinarian and learned that besides being severely underweight and anemic from tick infestation, he also had a crushed femur. Surgery would be about the same cost as a car we had planned to buy.
“What do you want to do?” The veterinarian asked.
“Fix him up,” we answered. “We’ll figure out a way to pay for it.”
Cheiss is now 15 years old, which for a senior 65-lb dog, is incredible. He gets laser therapy, chiropractic services, great nutrition and more love than any one dog can handle.
We didn’t have to go the ends of the earth for Cass, we just had to make a 1000 mi drive.
We met, and immediately loved, this feisty cat while attending an adoption event. She raised such a ruckus to escape her kennel that I offered to let her hang out with us in our booth. She spent the next few hours gleefully grabbing the tails of unsuspecting dogs as they paraded by. We took her home that night and she rode in a dog car seat with a harness and seatbelt, sleeping the 500 miles through rainstorms.
Cass is (mostly) fearless. She walks on leash, takes over the dog beds, and parades through the house like a lion. The rescue suspected she was hit by a car (hence her fear of them) resulting in a slight crippling of her back legs, but she never lets it keep her down. She runs like a rabbit and rules over 3 big dogs. She only demands that she never be kenneled!
We didn’t have to go to the ends of the earth for Cassie, but we wouldn’t hesitate to do it if we ever needed to!
Special was found as a kitten in abandoned in a box unable to move from neck down.CATSI help to raise funds for her to be brought to the vet.
The vet told us that she was paralysed from neck down and her neck was dislocated with minimal chance of recovery and suggested PTS.We brought her to another vet for a 2nd opinion and they are the only vet that can customised a neck brace for her for support and we also brought her for acupuncture which was recommended by public. We had to wake up every hour to change her to another side to avoid bed sores. We hand feed and gave her alot of TLC until our other cats were extremely jealous.After a few session and some home remedies and exercises,she now managed to walk and even run!They called her the miracle baby and we named her Special.