— The rescue German Shepherd will appear in a Nicholas Sparks novel thanks to the calming influence he's had on his military family.
— Let's meet the selfless volunteers who take these infant guide-dog pups into their homes, train them, love them, and then let them go.
— The book by author Christina Capatides and illustrator Ryan Bauer-Walsh educates the earliest readers about shelter animals and second chances.
— The Belgian Malinois shows his friendly side to fans, showing that police dogs don't always have to be scary.
— When a small-town shelter in Georgia faced the possibility of euthanizing dogs to clear space, an angel army arrived, placing the dogs in foster homes.
— "It's not a formal refuge," says founder Mike Whitley. "We're just volunteers with the time, space, and love to share our home with dogs.”
— The cruel practice of using dogs as test animals is alive and well, and Beagles are one of the most popular breeds.
— The Poodle-Bichon Frise survived being thrown away to become a rescue star and a mascot for One Spirit, One World.
— We chat with founder jme Thomas, who hit on a great way to give dogs more exposure: Name them after rockers!
— Heidi Wagner writes, "I was blessed to have him in my life for two months and five days. In that short amount of time, he helped heal my heart."
— In the program, veterans train dogs to become service animals who will help them navigate post-war life.
— 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.
— From educating the public to hosting spay/neuter events, this North Carolina group is dedicated to saving Pit Bulls.
— The eco-friendly beds are a big hit with celebrities, including Jessica Alba, and Kari puts Greener Pup's profits toward the Ace of Hearts rescue.
— We profile so many amazing people and pups, but these five stood out as the best of the year.
— Mckenzi Taylor started PoundWishes, which grants lifesaving wishes to sick and injured dogs waiting for homes.
— The high-end retail store and spa also makes space for rescue pups, and the public -- including Hollywood celebrities -- are taking notice.
— Pickens County Humane Society was in danger of closing due to county funding being cut, but residents rallied and raised $50,000 as a holiday gift.
— Cole Amyx has donated $4,000 from his sales to Houston animal welfare organizations since starting the business at the age of 8.
— Tia Torres and her family work with animals all day, every day. I've learned from them, among many other things, that rescue is a way of life.
— She takes pictures of rescue pets, helping them stand out in adoption listings; she then sells the photos to help fund more shoots!
— After a decade in a cage himself, this former breeder works to spring other puppy mill dogs across the country.
— The hockey team is dedicated to getting shelter dogs adopted; player Dennis Seidenberg tells us about the project.
— The rescued dogs needed temporary housing while charges against their abusers were resolved. I volunteered to help with their care.
— Founded by Louise Coleman, the group has worked to rescue Greyhounds for more than 30 years, here and abroad.
— We talk to Carey Edwards of Australian Working Dog Rescue, which places high-energy working breeds in the places they love best.
— After adopting a 16-year-old Pit Bull, Fusaro began helping old dogs in the best way she knew: by taking their pictures. Her book comes out in 2015.
— Siblings Kathy and Ali spent their lives aiding hikers, but after budget cuts they were cruelly left to fend for themselves.
— The star of the new TV show "State of Affairs" chats with us about her eight dogs and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation.