Love Stories Tag: health

Mac + MayBelle

For 64 years, Mac McCrory was invincible. A self-proclaimed risk-taker with an appetite for adventure, this former U.S. Air Force jet pilot and survivor of two civilian plane crashes was seemingly indestructible, until May 2014, when a malfunction in his heart caused him to suffer a series of ischemic strokes…. Read more »

Brenda +Crawford

I can’t tell you why I suddenly started thinking about adopting a rabbit. My husband and I had been happily pet-free for several years. But we found Crawford at the Ohio House Rabbit Rescue, and he joined our family just before Christmas in 2014. From the very first day, he… Read more »

Carie + Savannah

“I am dying of emphysema, and I don’t know what will happen to my dog, Savannah. I have been thinking that it might be best to have her put down before I die. Will you help me?” I had known Alice and her little seven-year-old spaniel mix for six years…. Read more »

Alodie + Tripp

When we adopted Tripp from Angels Among Us in 2014, his foster mom said our boy really wanted his own family. Watching Tripp run around our house for the first time, I agreed. He seemed delighted with his new home. [petco-story-quote] Tripp was our sixth rescue, and by this point,… Read more »

Sarah Catherine + Rachi

During the fall of 2013, I was on medical leave from school and faking a recovery from anorexia. In early September, I convinced my parents that a puppy would give me motivation. They fell for it. We agreed that if I gained weight six weeks in a row, I could… Read more »

Dorane + Kahlua

After my two elderly cats died, I adopted two shelter cats and was thoroughly enjoying them. Some recent health diagnoses, however, made me think if I ever wanted to have a dog, it’s now or never. I may not be able to have a dog in the future. My local Petco recommended DMK… Read more »

Dax + Molly

I was scrolling through Facebook late one night. At the time, my little six-year-old was undergoing extensive medical testing. There was no end in sight. My poor child felt terrible every day. While searching desperately for answers to his medical dilemma and trying to ease my mind of worry, a… Read more »

Sheryl + Oscar

Five years ago, I died. My heart stopped at Penn Station in New York City, and I was dead. The New York Police Department revived me, and I ended up having triple bypass surgery. My recovery was difficult and I was out of work for months. I had no energy,… 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 »