Archives: Love Stories

Dell the Service Dog

Dell, a lab mix, was wandering the streets before he found himself at a shelter in North Carolina. After a local organization identified that he had the characteristics sought for service dogs, he joined the training program with K9s for Warriors, an organization that saves shelter dogs, trains them for service… Read more »

Skye to the Rescue

Skye, a high-energy Border Collie, was awaiting rescue in a South Dakota animal shelter. [petco-story-quote] Thankfully, someone recognized he needed a job. The Search Dog Foundation, an organization that trains rescued dogs and pairs them with first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters, was called in to… Read more »

Truman the Therapy Cat

Once an aimless wanderer, Truman knows what it is like to be stuck in an unfamiliar place you don’t want to be. Scooped up off the sidewalk by a Good Samaritan, Truman found himself at an animal shelter in Connecticut. [petco-story-quote] Now, an internet star with his own Facebook page, he… Read more »

Finn the Therapy Dog

Before joining the UCLA Health People-Animal Connection (PAC) program, which brings therapy animals and hospital patients together, Finn, a Great Pyrenees/lab mix, was a stray. [petco-story-quote] After passing the Delta Society’s (now Pet Partners) evaluation and registering as an animal-assisted therapy team, the duo started volunteering at the UCLA Health Ronald Reagan Medical Center…. Read more »

Siri the Hearing Dog

Siri’s life changed when Service Dogs, Inc. found her in an animal shelter outside of Houston, TX, and immediately recognized her potential. After an evaluation to see if she would be a good fit for their program, Service Dogs, Inc. knew Siri would make an exceptional hearing dog when she… Read more »

Nikia the K9 Officer

From the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a shelter in Massachusetts, Nikita had already come a long way when his small stature, playful personality and keen nose attracted the attention of the Worcester County Deputy Sheriff’s Office in West Boylston, MA. Nikita may have been overlooked by potential adopters, but… Read more »

Chelsea + Cleo

In the summer of 2013, mice invaded our chicken coop. I don’t like mice. After having the wits scared out of me too many times, I sent my husband to adopt a cat. I had heard about cat adoptions happening in our small rural town and knew I wanted to… Read more »

Fraser’s Story

Service dog’s symptoms don’t seem like cancer at first Alex Stone got Fraser, a black Labrador Retriever, at two-years-old from Summit Assistance Dogs in Seattle, Washington. Stone has cerebral palsy and says Fraser helps him maintain his independence by picking up and carrying things and turning on and off light… Read more »

Kiss’ Story

Each May, the Petco Foundation teams up with Blue Buffalo and Petco for the Pet Cancer Awareness campaign to raise money to fight pet cancer. Because of the donations raised during this campaign, the Petco Foundation is able to partner with organizations like Pet Partners to help pet parents afford the costs of pet cancer treatment.

Gabe’s Story

Young Therapy Dog Gets Cancer Diagnosis Gabe, a four-year-old yellow lab, was a happy go-lucky dog who had never been sick a day in his life. To those who know him, “he’s a big, goofy guy that loves everyone he meets,” says his owner, Glenna Mockbee of Cincinnati, Ohio. It… Read more »