Please Welcome Radio!

This is a special section for dogs needing new homes and for inspiring stories of dogs that have found their furever home through Dogster or through the love and energy of rescuers. This is also the place to discuss shelters, rescue organizations, rescue strategies, issues, solutions, etc. and how we can all help in this critical endeavor. Remember that we are all here for the love of dog! If you are posting about a dog that needs a new home, please put your location in the topic of your thread so those close by can find you! Make sure to check out Dogster's dog adoption center!


Mr. Longbody
Barked: Mon Mar 4, '13 9:39am PST 
Radio was rescued by North Shore Animal League (based out of Long Island) in July 2011 at a puppy mill in Missouri. (See story here: http://www.animalleague.org/rescue/pet-rescue-programs/puppy-mill-re scue/puppy-mill-rescue-archives/rescue-alert-july-2011.html)

Radi o found it hard to adjust after the rescue and was held behind while his fellow rescue friends were being adopted out. Radio was given additional socialization tools and therapy for two months after his rescue. While initially he would pee at the sound of a human voice, after two months, he got to the point where he could (while very frightened) eat a hot dog out of a human’s hand.

Here's a picture of Radio arriving at the shelter in July 2011
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/268380_162598400478657 _5759717_n.jpg

Radio was adopted in September 2011 and has since grown into a great boy with a fantastic personality. It has been an extremely long journey and while still timid, scared, and protective, every single day Radio grows a little bit more into a “normal” dog. His past will always haunt him, but he’s now able to have some peace in his life and have humans that absolutely adore him.

Here's a photo of radio today!!
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/15820_101003838 79160134_1058112582_n.jpg

What's your puppy mill rescue's story??

Also, if it's not too much to ask, Radio is involved in a photo contest through the North Shore Animal League. He would appreciate your vote!

https://www.wishpond.com/sbpc/45245?entry_id=10001&sbid=114 7&type=Merchant

Member Since
Barked: Tue Mar 19, '13 1:10am PST 
Radio's photo on your profile looks great, but I hate to tell you that the links you posted don't work. All three of them don't, actually. Anyway, I just wanted to give a newbie a warm welcome. So, welcome to dogster! hug

I haven't rescued a dog from a puppy mill but I could only imagine the feeling of having to rescue a dog that have been left there. Congratulations!