Pet Rescue Stories

When animals are in danger, they can’t call out for help. But thanks to the tireless work of animal rescue advocates and emergency responders, the lives of dogs and cats are saved every single day. These uplifting animal rescue stories show how pets overcome abuse, neglect, and scary situations and go on to lives of hope and happiness.
Plum the dog at home
Emaciated Puppy Abandoned in Fruit Box Flourishes in Foster Home
All Plum needed was a little TLC.
Jhoni Jackson
Penelope the airport therapy dog
A Once-Timid Chihuahua Finds Her Place as an Airport Therapy Dog
Maria Miller had no idea that Penelope would become fan-favorite around the departures terminals of one of the busiest airports in America.
Diana Bocco
Sebastian the Pit Bull puppy
Neglected Puppy Overcomes Skin Condition with Love and Awesome PJs
All Sebastian needed was a little love and care.
Susan Johnston Taylor
Cali at home
How Love, and a Stroller, Helped One Dog Come out of Her Shell
The East Bay SPCA staff never imagined how far they’d go to help Cali adjust to her surroundings.
Christina Chan
Max and Quackers
Friends for Life: A Duck and a Dog Charm Residents in a Small Town
Max and Quackers are the very best pals.
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell