— 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.
— Backyard breeders thought the birth defect warranted a death sentence at just two days old, but this special pup is proving just how wrong they were.
— The Pit Bull was rescued from Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring and now works as a therapy dog with kids.
— Eva the Cane Corso thrives in her new home, which is taking years off her estimated age of 13.
— Despite being blind, this 15-year-old rescue dog has a happy, nap-filled life in his forever home.
— "He loves scooting and bunny hopping wherever he wants to go," says his foster-failure mom Kimberly Boshold.
— The therapy dog, rescued from a horrific hoarder situation, has visited some 300 schools.
— His foster mom "had never seen a dog in that much despair," but now he's playing like a puppy.
— "I didn't think she would live long. I prepared myself and tried not to get too attached," says Colleen Mitchell. "And then I fell in love."
— "What they found was heartbreaking. ... He was skin and bones and barely alive."
— Spina bifida, which causes incontinence and weakness or paralysis of the back legs, hasn't stopped this rowdy bunch.
— Our recent Monday Miracle was rescued and happy after spending years as a breeder dog.
— A broken back can't stop this little guy from zipping all around town!
— The sick Pug was dumped at an SPCA in a box after years of breeding; now, she gets to enjoy life.
— He overcame a life of abuse and now helps kids in rehabilitation hospitals and schools.
— Turbo.Roo's pit crew was so inspired by his experience with a wheelchair, they've decided to make them for other dogs.
— An animal control officer in a state park found a cardboard box full of Pitties; she took one home.
— Rescuers gave him the name, which means "thank you" in Portuguese, because he was so grateful.
— He was just a number for eight years, but now Stan the Yorkie has a name and a family.
— Her front legs never fully developed, but that doesn't keep her from going to work with her mom and attending pet charity events.
— Cora has Wobbler Syndrome, a neurological condition that results in a "wobbly" gait.
— He was dumped by an owner who'd named him Turd; now the Mexican Hairless has a new life.
— Nubbles is a Chihuahua with only two legs, but she can still throw side eye with the best of them.
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