— The rescue German Shepherd will appear in a Nicholas Sparks novel thanks to the calming influence he's had on his military family.
— First-time dog owner Heidi Klahre got more than she bargained for with the rescue pup, who took time to settle in before embracing her watchdog duties.
— The Pit Bull was set on fire as a puppy, but brave Susie wouldn't give up on life -- or humans. Her story has changed animal-cruelty laws in North Carolina.
— The Dogo Argentino survived unimaginable brutality as a puppy, but went on to find a family and an international audience.
— Despite having bullets fired into his jaw, Wilson stuck with his puppies and their mother until human help arrived.
— We remember a brave little Pug who was left overnight in a box outside the the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
— This senior, blind puppy-mill survivor is out to find forever homes for all the puppies left in the pound.
— Roo was rescued from a dog-fighting ring and has had serious issues with her legs, but the future is looking bright.
— Traumatized by life in a cage, timid Trudy has found a home where she can be free and become brave.
— The Pit Bull found abandoned in a storage unit in Louisiana was near death, but his recovery is nothing short of a miracle.
— As we recap 2014's most awesome dogs, we come to the unexpected canine star of this summer's soccer showdown.
— As we recap 2014's most awesome dogs, we present the case of a particularly adorable survivor.
— The bizarre friendship between a Shih-Tzu-Pekingese mix and a bird is still going strong!
— London's front legs and shoulders were not so much broken as completely shattered, and he was littered with various burns and sores.
— Phoebe was 12 years old when her first family gave her up, but this pint-sized Pug proves that senior adoptees still have a lot to give.
— Winter had her eyes removed and was ultimately given up by her family; fortunately, she found a loving home.
— Today we celebrate a dog-fighting survivor turned canine therapy expert.
— After a decade in a cage himself, this former breeder works to spring other puppy mill dogs across the country.
— She was barely surviving on the streets of Cairo, but thanks to Camels and Friends, she has a good life in Arizona.
— Siblings Kathy and Ali spent their lives aiding hikers, but after budget cuts they were cruelly left to fend for themselves.
— The Pit Bull was rescued from Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring and now works as a therapy dog with kids.
— The tiny Papillon and her teen handler, Joel Wilcox, spread awareness about epilepsy and the service dogs who help those with the disorder.
— He survived pack life on village streets in Northern Saskatchewan, but now the mixed-breed tripod lives the good life as an indoor dog.
— The award show airs on Oct. 30 and features celebrities, animal advocates, and Susie, who overcame unimaginable odds.
— "He loves scooting and bunny hopping wherever he wants to go," says his foster-failure mom Kimberly Boshold.
— Thanks to Recycled Pets NorCal, the big lad is recovering nicely and will be up for adoption.
— Children were dying of diptheria in Nome, Alaska, and the only way to get them the needed antitoxin was a 674-mile sled-dog sprint.
— An animal control officer in a state park found a cardboard box full of Pitties; she took one home.
— It occurred to me that one day I'll have to retire Nash, so I talked to other blind people who have retired dogs to learn what they've done.
— After being on the streets for years, Theo had mentally checked out -- but a group of Pit Bulls taught him how to be a dog again.
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