— 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.
— Volunteer Tracie Pfeifle of the Central Nebraska Humane Society socializes deaf dogs by teaching them sign language, and Rosie is her first success.
— Two small pups were born with green coats to a breeder in Spain. Really.
— Taxi goes to school every day, just like the rest of the kids. Why shouldn't he be in the yearbook?
— The Black Lab was found by 4 English soccer fans while walking across South America for charity, and his real owner has stepped forward.
— Rather than euthanizing Rambo, people acted with compassion, and a year later he has a home.
— Tripods! Blind and deaf dogs! They're all adorable in our books.
— We talk to Chris Perondi of Stunt Dog Productions about the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show.
— Based in Ojai, CA, the foundation has been taking abandoned dogs from shelters and turning them into miracle workers since 1996.
— After my dog died, I penned a letter in his name. His name was Grizzly, and he was a good boy.
— He was the only dog in the new Healing Paws program when the attack occurred, paving the way for therapy dogs at Boston Medical Center.
— "If Charlie had not taken the bullet, it would have hit one of my children," a family member says.
— We don't know how, but this little gal survived getting smacked by hitching a ride in the bumper.
— Cecil Williams also gets to keep his retiring guide dog, thanks to support from Internet donors.
— He went 10 rounds in subzero woods and then got knocked flat by a car, but this fighter survived.
— Nobody knows what Baby went through, but she's back on land -- and into a new forever home.
— He spent a frigid night guarding his friend, as traffic poured around them.
— Baby Girl toughed it out on the streets for three years, but this determined pup got the greatest gift of all for Christmas: a home.
— Tula the Shih Tzu is home for the holidays, even if she's a little late.
— After chasing a seal, Mike Jenner's dog vanished in the waves, but that's not the end of the story.
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