Moose Meets His Family!

Doug, now Moose, was recently adopted from our Marathon Campus! His parents say he’s doing wonderful in his new home. He’s been a dream puppy, well behaved, loving and snuggly. Way to go Moose, we couldn’t be happier for you!

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Amelia’s Journey to Health and Happiness

Oh My, she was cute! In spite of all her mats, the filth, and the smell, Amelia’s sweet personality was apparent from our first interaction with this little terrier mix. It didn’t take much detective work to figure out that the awful smell was emanating from her badly infected ear, which looked more like a…

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Arnie’s Struggle Ends in a Furever Family!

A merry-go-round, or better yet, a roller coaster describes Arnie’s young life. Both rides keep going up and down and all around, over and over again! First Arnie had a home, then he didn’t, then he did, then he didn’t, then he did…. That’s a LOT for any dog to endure, let alone a young…

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Pansy’s Perfect People!

Working in an animal shelter gives one a front row view of humanity. Animals have a way of shining a spotlight on our human qualities—sometimes our worst, more often our best. Occasionally, we have the pleasure of coming into contact with very special people who, either by nature or by nurture or both, have a…

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No Animal is Too Small to Love!

There are times when life seems to give you exactly what you need, and sometimes what you need is a dose of hope and affirmation of the goodness of people. We got such a gift recently when we were contacted from the mainland by someone interested in one of our hamsters. What?! Why would someone…

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Sheba always shined!

A Tribute to Sheba Our goal in writing Rescue Tales is to uplift, inspire, and fill our readers’ hearts with hope and happiness. So, when we learned of the recent passing of a much-loved dog named Sheba, we wondered if we should tell her story, which could be perceived as a sad one. But on…

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Puppy Love Can Be a Challenge!

Week One: “Oh, I am so excited! I just got my new puppy.” Week Three: “I had no idea a puppy was this much work.” Month Six: “I don’t know if I can keep this puppy; she’s driving me crazy!” The timeline may not be exact, but it’s pretty typical of the thoughts and feelings…

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Kino found the caring home he needed!

When King arrived at our Marathon Campus his entire family was in tow. Collectively his family had decided that they could no longer care for the little Shih tzu when the family had a new baby and King started having seizures. Although the seizures were rare, they were frightening to witness and overwhelming for the…

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A Tribute to our Senior Saint: Jeanne

Big heart, strong heart, kind heart! That’s what it takes to adopt the old, the sick, and the unwanted. Our friend and fellow animal lover, Jeanne Selander, has this kind of heart! We’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jeanne since she started caring for animals at the Sheriffs Animal Farm in Monroe County 15 years…

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Jake found the patient home he needed!

Dogs are individuals with different personalities, behaviors, and needs. These differences are influenced by breed, genetics, age, health, learning history, and the environmental conditions in which they are living. Not all dogs thrive in all homes. Some animals are more adaptable and able to succeed in many types of homes. Others require more specific conditions…

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