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Oct 09 2012

Two Is Better, But Three Is Best

After her cat of 13 years passed away, Sheryl McGinnis found herself emotionally distraught. As she grieved the loss of her long-time companion, she planned on waiting at least a year before finding another animal. Not long after the loss of her cat, Sheryl’s step-daughter directed her attention to a beautiful terrier mix puppy online. The dog’s name was Molly and she had been badly abused. Locked in a carrier for most of her 11 months, Molly had developed a bad case of hip-dysplasia. Before Sheryl knew it, the young pup had become a part of the McGinnis family. As

Jun 04 2012

Call Her, Tella

In 2009, I moved back to the midwest from the west coast. I was renting a room from a friend of mine who had an awesome dog named, Josie. She was a playful boxer with an amazing personality. My roommate got married and I had to part ways with Josie. It didn’t take too long before I missed having a dog around. I started visiting shelters, attending adoption events, and spreading the word to friends that I was looking for a boxer. After a couple of months, I got a text from a friend that said she might have a

Apr 24 2012

Cody Rescued Me

I had been doing Chihuahua rescue with a national rescue group when I was called by my coordinator to pick up a new foster. One look at Cody, and it was love at first sight. He was cowering in the back of a crate, stressed and dirty, but still beautiful in my eyes. I petitioned the rescue to allow me to adopt him and they approved my adoption. His history was that he was from a domestic abuse home. The husband had abused his wife physically and part of the emotional abuse was that he would abuse and threaten to

Feb 06 2012

Fill Us Up, Buttercup

After nearly three years of wearing my husband down for a dog, we began looking for a female maltipoo puppy. There were a lot of things going on at the time, and our biggest hesitation was that my son was undergoing Remicade IV infusion, which allows the body to fight off infection and act as a protectant from bacteria and viruses. We decided to have a conversation with his nurse about the possibility of owning a pet. Oddly enough, the nurse’s best friend had a multipoo who had just given birth to pups. The nurse called her friend right away

Jan 16 2012

My Heart Flipped

I manage Club Canine Doggie Daycare and Boarding in Carmel. We work closely with ARPO (Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership), so we have many foster dogs in and out of our facility on a regular basis. Last December, several deaf American Bulldog mix puppies of the same ARPO litter began attending daycare at Club Canine. The first time I met one particular puppy, Joshua, my heart flipped. He looked just like the others, so it wasn’t that he was cuter, but something about him grabbed the center of my soul. Our family was NOT looking to adopt another dog! We

Nov 10 2011

It Was Meant To Be

My dog “Noodle” as he came to be called, is now 8 years old. Eight years ago my cousin and I were riding our bikes in Whiteland because our grandpa had asked us to come up there with him to help mow his yard. Afterwards, we were bored so we got on our bikes and rode around the town. We rode to the pet store in Whiteland to look at the animals. We went past an empty cage with a sign on it saying “Dog For Free”. There was not a dog inside the cage and we had lots of

Sep 14 2011

Lonely Without Phoenix

We moved to Fishers, Indiana in 2004 after having lived in Florida for 20 years.  That first winter was a tough one.  My only son was attending college in Tampa, Florida, and my husband was traveling a lot for his job.  I was terribly lonely. Knowing I wouldn’t make it another winter without something new in my life to occupy my time and my mind, I happened on a dog rescue website and was looking at the dogs listed.  Then, I saw her beautiful face!  Her name was Phoenix and she’d been given up by the family who’d had her

Aug 12 2011

Molly’s Amazing Rescue

4 years ago, While driving Down State Road 44 I saw her, she was just standing on the white line of the road….it was February, and very cold.  She was picking at something dead. Thin, dirty, and full of milk from puppies, clearly she had been dumped. I don’t know what happened to the puppies, they weren’t with her.  I pulled over and she was SO excited that someone stopped, I started to cry as she jumped all over me, Now we’re both covered in dirt.  I opened my door and she jumped in. I headed right to my vet.

Jul 12 2011

For The Love Of Kiki

We adopted Kiki on March 13th 2010. My husband Mandar and I, both love cats and have always lived with cats back home in Mumbai, India. When we got here in January 2010, I got lonely and then decided to adopt a cat. Our first choice obviously was a shelter of course so we went to visit Humane Society of Indianapolis. We kept checking the website for adoption cats and got very confused when it was time to choose. We wanted to take them all home! So, we decided to go look for Kiki as she was one of the

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