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Dogs find treasure at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Photo essay explores dogs taking a dip in waters rumored to hide ancient riches and how they end up discovering something even better.
Is Montezuma’s gold hidden at the Sanctuary?
Volunteers deliver cool treats to Dogtown pups
Get the canine-approved recipe that makes the dogs bark for joy, especially on hot days.
Make them yourself
Faces of No-Kill: A scared dog learns to trust
With time, patience, and TLC, Jax went from a very fearful dog who needed a home to a happy pup who’s blossoming with his new person.
Read how a special friendship formed
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
Anxious dog who’s deaf finds comfort with new family
Life seemed overwhelming for Taz when he arrived at Best Friends, but now he’s learning how to confidently navigate the world with his new family.
Read how he's settled into his new home
Little dog finds big love in her new home
Eleanor once lived in a home with too many dogs. Now, she’s living large and making her adopters laugh in the process.
See how she blossoms
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"
Speed dating is for the dogs
The eligible singles at Best Friends in Los Angeles don’t care if you drive a fancy car or how snazzy your clothes are. But if you don’t love dogs, it’s a deal-breaker.
Read about this unique way of making matches
Skinny puppy is now living her best life
Dolly Jean was too thin and had a belly full of worms when she came to Best Friends, but now she’s thriving.
See how she's now thriving
Foster home helps puppy stand tall
Faces of no-kill: Sweet Baby James could hardly even crawl when he first came to the Sanctuary, but today he’s stronger and in a home of his own.
See him now
Playgroups at Arkansas shelter let a shy dog shine
Kiba was standoffish around people, but around other dogs she proved she’s a social butterfly ready to put her best side on display.
Proof that initial dog labels can be flawed
Senior dog with medical issues charms new family
Older dogs can be overlooked in shelters, but 10-year-old Zoey was exactly what her new family had been looking for.
Zoey brings comfort in an unexpected way
Big love for little dog with wheels
An injury changed RoiLie’s life, but his huge personality and a whole lot of love keep him going strong.
See him in his home
A most adorable pair of adopted dogs
Brew and Julien play together, nap together, and are helping their adopters make friends in their new city.
Adopted dogs bring a sense of community