longterm resident

Dog Receives Outpouring Of Adoption Offers After 7 Years In Shelter

Ginger, a Labrador Retriever mix, has lived at Dogwood Animal Shelter in Missouri for 7 years. 7 years!!! The poor girl came to the shelter from an abusive situation, which obviously impacted her behavior. Not to mention, living in a shelter for a long period of time can have its own negative consequences. All the …

After Almost 6 Years In A Shelter, Billboard Gets Dog Adopted

As a puppy, 6-year-old Merrick was abandoned at a garage sale. He had a huge abscess on his face and needed corrective surgery. Right from the start, the poor boy faced a lot of hardship. Unfortunately, it wasn’t smooth sailing from there at all. Brought to the Kansas City Humane Society, Merrick waited and waited …

After 435 Days In A Shelter, A Former Bait Dog Is Home

I could not be more excited to bring you some updates about a special pup who spent 435 days at SafeHaven Humane Society in Oregon. Her name is Ellie, and she’s a former bait dog. When rescuers found her in Mexico in 2018, Ellie was chained up beside her litter of puppies. The heavy chain had …

No One Will Adopt This “Different” Looking Senior Dog

You’d think dogs would be exempt from unfair standards of beauty, but tragically that’s not always the case. Dogs with unconventional appearances or physical disabilities often end up staying longer in shelters. They rarely get the chance to prove their hearts and devotion after quick first-impressions. 10-year-old Pit Bull Wally has now lived at Islip …

Woman Spends Valentine’s Week In Kennel With Longterm Resident Pup

The week leading up to Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time to be alone. But any time at all living alone in a small kennel in an animal shelter can be difficult for homeless dogs. Especially when that dog has lived in that kennel for a long time. Tessa, a Pit Bull at Pima Animal …

You Helped Feed A Dog On The Brink Of Starvation

If you didn’t already know, part of each sale on the iHeartDogs.com store is donated to GreaterGood.org, which offers grants for charities and programs like Rescue Bank. Customers like you are the reason heartwarming stories like this one are possible! When Buzz Lightyear came to Amore Pit Bull Rescue in 2014, the poor thing was starving. He was …