Love Stories Tag: 25k winner

Amber, Nic + Duke

When my husband came home from his tour in Iraq, he was a different man. Nic received a diagnosis of severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For the next four years, we were heading down a lonely dark and lonely path. We began isolating ourselves from our friends and family. We… Read more »

Betty + Foster Kittens

Over the course of a truly terrible year, I endured several devastating losses – my husband Jim, my son Allen, my aunt Helen, my 21-year-old cat Sundance, my 16-year-old dog Bonnie and my 16-year-old bird Ochi all died that year. I had an extremely hard time dealing with these losses…. Read more »

Arnold + Scooter

Kahlua found us in late winter of 2016 at Spay and Save in Norristown, Pennsylvania. While staying with Chrissy Daniels, a dear friend who happens to be the president of Spay and Save, she mentioned she had a dog at the shelter, which was rare since they mostly handle cat adoptions. [petco-story-quote]… Read more »

George + Colson

Until nine years ago, I always had at least one dog in my life. Because of my schedule, personal life, and traveling—and the emotional attachment of my last dog—I went years without a dog in my life. On Sunday, March 13, 2016, however, a series of events changed all that… Read more »

Jacqueline + Zeke

Mom hasn’t shown her teeth lately. That might sound like a good thing, but it’s not. Unlike us dogs, humans show their teeth when they’re happy. Mom says she’s in a rut. I think that means she quit having fun. It’s up to me, Zeke, to fix that. [petco-story-quote] Mom works… Read more »

Johnny + Lexi

Life can be challenging, especially raising a medically-fragile child. So, what joy to see that within minutes of bringing home a five-month-old rescued puppy, the quality of our son’s life was enriched dramatically. [petco-story-quote] Our son, Johnny, was born with severe Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. He cannot breathe on his own,… Read more »

Kellan + Guinness

I adopted Guinness a year before I found out I was pregnant. Before I knew the results of the test, I felt he knew. Throughout my entire pregnancy, Guinness never left my side. He followed me everywhere and often slept with his head on my belly. [petco-story-quote] I had always… Read more »

Thomas + Hammie

When I first met Hammie, she was hanging out by herself. She sat in the corner like she was in a dimly lit dive bar not wanting to be disturbed. I decided to meet her and say hi anyways. I moved in slow, shuffling my Chuck Taylor’s, looking around to… Read more »

Carolyn + Buzz

Buzz joined our family in April 2008 when he was 4 months old. He had come to Central Texas Dachshund Rescue from someone who purchased him at a flea market, and he was in a small cage full of other dachshund puppies that were all trying to get to the… Read more »

Maria + Peanut

In 2011, I was sentenced to two years incarceration at Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW) and I truly felt like it was the end of the world. I had hit rock bottom, was bitter and angry. While incarcerated it was suggested to me to join the Second Chance Greyhound Program… Read more »