Thousands of dogs are euthanized each day because they don't have a home. But look what happens when someone decides to give them one.
Dexter the blind dog taught his family about how to thrive with a disability.
"Dexter is our blind rescue dog who has made such an impact on our lives. Our son Kaden was recently diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the No. 1 genetic killer of infants. He can not crawl or pick up toys, so Dexter brings the fun right to him. Kaden loves giving treats to Dexter in physical therapy, and we love that Dexter keeps Kaden active and moving as much as he can! There's no doubt that Dexter helped us prepare for our son's disabling disease by teaching us that even though he is blind, he still lives a happy and full life. We know that our happy Kaden will too, regardless of being unable to walk."
With the help of a great owner, Charley left his abusive past behind.
"Charley was severely abused, weighed 20 pounds less than he does now, and was frightened of everything when we adopted him as a 2-year-old six years ago. Watching him come out of his shell, pampering him, and seeing him become a confident, super-happy dog has been a life-changing experience for my husband and me. While he loves other dogs, and despite humans burning him with cigarettes in the past, Charley can't get enough affection from people. Every Halloween, he sits proudly in his lion costume in our front yard, waiting for the kids to get their candy and love on him. I relish being his 'mama bear' and knowing that I'm providing him with the life he deserves!"
Shorty's foster family just couldn't quit him.
"We are the definition of the term 'foster failure.' After only three days of fostering Shorty, we quickly fell in love and adopted him. When we first brought him home, he was so nervous, scared, and scrawny after being thrown out into the streets by his previous owners who didn't want him anymore. He was immediately comforted by us and happy in his new home, which told us that all he needed was security and kindness. We figured out that his owner used to hit him, because after he peed in the house, he would crouch down and cry out... thinking that we would hit him. It took only two weeks to potty train him. He still has his moments when his anxiety gets to him, but we are proud to report that he is now one very happy and healthy, tail-wagging boy."