March 23, 2013 - In NC, a litter of 8 puppies have been nursed back to health and now they need a lift to MD for a new lease on life
February 24, 2013 - Three KY strays get a fresh start in PA
February 24, 2013 - Eight NC darlings escape death row and head for happy new lives in Philadelphia
January 27, 2013 - We had dogs coming and going this time. Freckles was reunited with his family in SC, and Miley and Levi escape a kill shelter for a better life in NJ
November 17, 2012 - Happy Thanksgiving to Summer, Radar, Riley and Rusty.
November 10, 2012 - Cowgirl, Charlie, Fawn and Mr. Big have better lives waiting for them in NJ
June 17, 2012 - Milo, Sadie and Cookie will make some NY dads very happy this Father's Day
June 9, 2012 - Charlie, Jax, Emma, Lola, Mia and Fergie, abandoned and surrendered in NC, fly to new homes in NJ
May 19, 2012 - Queenie and Haley and 8 little puppies leave NC for better lives in PA and NY
May 5, 2012 - Woody and Boston escape the gas chamber for happy new lives in Philadelphia
March 17, 2012 - Two dogs, nine puppies and one kitty leave NC for better lives
January 28, 2012 - Beautiful Angel takes a freedom flight from NC to NJ
December 17, 2011 - Lolita, Ginger and Radar have a stay of execution right before Christmas
December 11, 2011 - Bo & Mo, and Mama "B" are three of the lucky ones to make new lives in NH and NY.
December 3, 2011 - Hunter and Tasha leave kill shelters in WV and fly to new homes in NY
November 6, 2011 - Kaiser and Coco were found abandoned, but life looks better in NJ
October 8, 2011 - Corene, Nexie, Bennie and Wobbles have a multi-leg journey to Philadelphia
September 17, 2011 - In honor of the "Chesterfield 22", Pilots N Paws volunteers move 130 dogs from SC to NJ
August 13, 2011 - Blanco and five kittens have new homes
June 18, 2011 - Four great dogs escape gassing in NC for a chance for the good life in NY
June 4, 2011 - Seven lucky NC darlings have a second chance in Philadelphia
May 21, 2011 - A birth defect gave him only 3 legs, and his owner's passing left him homeless, but Hoppy now has a second chance in Philadelphia
May 7, 2011 - Two little strays in NC, Shyla and Henley, found happiness in MA
April 30, 2011 - Karmen and Zoe need a lift to happy new homes
March 20, 2011 - Sam and Gotti have a second chance for the good life
March 12, 2011 - A plane-load of puppies have families of their very own waiting for them in Philadelphia.
February 20, 2011 - Midnight gets a second chance for happiness
January 15-16, 2011 - Four LA puppies and NC Zeb escape gassing and go to better days in NH and ME
January 9, 2011 - Duke flies away from death row in NC to a new life in NY
December 11, 2010 - Missy, 12 weeks old and blind, abandoned in WV has a new life in PA
December 4, 2010 - Eight young dogs escape gassing in NC and fly to foster homes in PA
November 27, 2010 - Two Foxhounds in FL have a new family waiting on them in MA
November 14, 2010 - Muppet leaves WV for a foster home in PA
October 24, 2010 - Panda Manda has a new forever home in MD
October 10, 2010 - 14 lucky dogs leave an overcrowded shelter for a chance at life in the northeast
October 3, 2010 - Two senior Kentucky beagles get a second chance
September 19, 2010 - Chelsea and China need a lift to rescue in Philadelphia
August 7, 2010 - Nine lucky dogs escape gassing in SC and fly to rescues in the northeast
July 17, 2010 - Betty, Barney and Boots leave an overcrowded shelter in NC and await new families in Philly
July 5, 2010 - 7 puppies hitch a ride from Charlotte, NC to Fairfax, VA
June 26, 2010 - Jay, Tigger and Scarlet leave a NC shelter and fly to foster homes in MD and PA
May 30, 2010 - Jed and Forrest leave NC for Hornell, NY
May 22, 2010 - Another "Great Escape" for 22 lucky dogs
May 16, 2010 - Scooter and Libby escape gassing in NC and await adoption in OH
March 6, 2010 - Gizmo and Hershey fly from KY to MD to meet their new adoptive family
January 10, 2010 - 6 Memphis shelter dogs go to adoptions and foster homes in MD and NJ
November 29, 2009 - 10 week-old Brandi needs to get to Rescue in Philly
November 21, 2009 - Huck and Sawyer escape the gas chamber in NC and go home to MD for Thanksgiving
September 12, 2009 - More "puppies per gallon" on this trip. Snoops & Maxine go to NY, and Debo and Mieko come to MD.
September 5, 2009 - Bitty and Boca leave an overcrowded Atlanta shelter for a better life in Delaware
July 11, 2009 - 4 hound dog puppies, and a 4-month old lab mix escape death row in NC and go to rescue in Philly
May 23, 2009 - Five-month old Farley flies from the pound in Kentucky to Rescue in Philadelpia
May 10, 2009 - The Great Escape II - 30 dogs fly from SC to NY
April 9, 2009 - Sweet mother dog and six puppies in SC need to get to rescue in Rochester, NY
March 22, 2009 - 11 week-old Dora needs to get from a shelter in NC to rescue in NH
March 7, 2009 - Luna, Addison, Trinity and Cadence fly from an overcrowded shelter in SC to rescue organizations in PA and NY
Jan. 3, 2009 - Fizzle - KY shelter rescue border collie mix finds a loving home in Merion, PA
Dec. 13, 2008 - Dublin - Team Mutt Muffs is Leg 2 of a 4 leg mission to get Dublin from TN to his new home in Maine
Dec. 13/14, 2008 - Maggie and Molly were at the SPCA in Brentwood, TN and have new families waiting in NJ and MA
Oct. 11, 2008 - 4 dogs rescued in Ohio fly to Delaware for permanent adoptions
Oct. 5, 2008 - 10 year old Great Dane spared euthanization in AL goes to a permanent adoption in MA
Oct. 4, 2008 - Two Boxers found as strays in different parts of Ohio go to permanenet homes in NJ and VT.
Sept 21, 2008 - Three great little dogs need to get from North Carolina to Rhode Island
Sept 20, 2008 - SIXTEEN Mill Rescue Puppies fly from Lancaster, OH to Lancaster, PA
Sept 7, 2008 - Puppy Mill Rescue Dogs Fly from Lancaster, OH to Salisbury, MD
I rescued a human today. Written by Janine Allen CPDT, Copyright 2009 Rescue Me Dog
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.
Tail tucked between your legs,
Confusion in your eyes -
I know it's hard to understand
That someone heard your cries.
When loneliness is all you know
And pain is all you feel
And no one can be trusted,
And hunger's all too real...
That's the time the Lord sees you
And lets you know He's there
That's when He sends His messengers
The hearts that love and care.
Yes, rescuers are angels
You cannot see their wings,
They keep them neatly folded
As they do their caring things.
The medicine to make you well
Good food to make you strong,
And finally to help you learn
That hugs are never wrong.
The perfect place then must be found
The home where you can live
Secure and safe and happy
With joy to get and give.
When you reach your Forever Home,
Your place to feel whole,
The Angels smile, and off they go
To save another soul.