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Faces of No-Kill: Saving a dog with a sensitive soul
Vera went from a busy shelter to a charmed life in her new home.
Now she's a cherished member of the family
Faces of No-Kill: Dog goes from depressed to loved
Caesar was sick, in pain, and scared when he first came to Best Friends. A foster family changed his life, and he did the same for them.
See him now
Grant helps save more dogs in Chicago shelters
One Tail at a Time puts Rachael Ray Save Them All Grant to good use to support dogs from Chicago animal shelter.
They're thinking outside of the box
Skinny dog blossoms in foster home
Rico was stressed and kept dropping weight, but a loving foster home was just what the doctor ordered to help him bulk up and feel safe.
Read how things turned around for him
Foster caregivers help dog heal
Simon beat a serious skin infection with the help of modern medicine and two wonderful foster families.
Watch as he improves
Shelter helps dogs put their best paws forward
McKamey Animal Center in Tennessee sets an example for lifesaving with its canine-centric programs.
Big dog lands a home, meets his mini me
When Michaela met a snuggle enthusiast named Bear, she looked beyond his size, saw his sweetness, and adopted him.
Now he's making friends with everyone
Video convinces mom to adopt a dog
Allison Botwinick wanted to adopt the family’s foster dog Aragon, but first she’d have to get her mom on board. So she got creative.
Meet the "foster win"
Finding an 80-pound senior dog’s happy place
Eight-year-old Milo appeared to want to scare away every other dog he met, but it turns out that his story proves the age-old saying: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”
How he blossomed
Dreams come true for doggy duo with tricky behaviors
It took some extra time to find Yogi and Tank a home that stuck, but now they have a family who understands and loves them as they are.
See how they make it work
Cancer survivor dog finds her calling
Jovie nearly lost her leg to cancer, but now she’s healthy and happy in her new home — and preparing for a new career as a therapy dog.
Bringing comfort to others
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Channeling a dog’s boundless energy into a new home
Hollywood was stressed out and struggling when he lost his home, but a team of people at Best Friends helped him find joy again, as well as an adopter.
Memories old and new
Dog named Hulk lands a home with a bodybuilder
Hulk is big and exuberant enough to easily knock people over, but now his days are filled with exercise, playtime and naps in his new home.
Big dog, big love
From at-risk dog to therapy pet in training
Jake was on a shelter’s euthanasia list before coming to Best Friends, but in his new home, he’ll make a difference for people — with play therapy.
Read about his new career
Big hunk of love dog lands a home
His nickname is “CrossFit Tony” because he’s super fit, but he’s also sweet, loving and finally in a home of his own after months of false starts.
"Crossfit" finds right fit