The Dog Blog

  1. Brutus Tells His Story

    When families apply to our Companions in Crisis program, we ask them the submit a story about their pet and his or her diagnosis. For the Citron family, Brutus insisted on sharing his story in his own words. We are thrilled that we were able to provide funding for a portion of Brutus’ cancer treatments. […]

  2. Companions in Crisis Highlight: Zoe Petty

    Courtesy of Dorota Petty, Zoe’s mom: We first met Zoe back in December of 2011 at our annual trip to drop off a food donation at the animal control (Madera County Animal Control, CA). At that time, she was estimated to be approximately 5 and a half months old. After learning that all pit mixes […]

  3. From the Foster: Ellie Mae

    I had the pleasure of fostering Ellie Mae for a fun-filled weekend at the end of September. This gorgeous girl is a five-year-old redbone coonhound and is the perfect adventure buddy. We had a ton of fun getting out and about in Richmond, and I can’t wait for her to find her forever family. Sweet Ellie […]

  4. Angus: Our 2018 Mutt Strutt Spokesdog

    Angus was adopted by Der Au when he was just 10 weeks old. She knew that Angus was for her the first time she saw him. Der Au also knew as soon as she adopted him that she was going to need help. She had adopted a Great Dane in the past, but that dog […]

  5. Giving Virginia Shelter Dogs a Second Chance

    At this time last year, a sweet, gentle six-year-old pup named Luke entered our Pixie’s Pen Pals program. Through a partnership with the Virginia Department of Corrections, the Pen Pals program places homeless dogs like Luke in correctional facilities to be trained and socialized by inmate handlers under the guidance of professional dog trainers. The […]