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Adoptable Castaway-Parker

Meet Parker. With a face like his (and a jump that majestic) it’s difficult to imagine why this pooch isn’t snuggled up in his forever home. Parker’s origins are fairly unknown…a rabbit or a deer may have something to do with it based on his mid-air form. He was picked up by Memphis Animal Shelter along with his 5 siblings and is the last one left. We overheard him once telling his pupmates to find homes first because he wanted…

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Three Debunked Excuses for Not Volunteering

If you follow our Facebook page, blog or frequently visit our website, then you probably know about the countless of opportunities available for volunteering for our cause…but somehow we always find ourselves short on volunteers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say: Oh, that’s so great you volunteer with such-and-such. I’ve always wanted to do that. I just love dogs! I wish I could foster like you! I’m a huge advocate of rescuing dogs. Do I…

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Adoptable Castaway-Valerie

    It’s been a little bit since I’ve written a post and I’m overdue for some procrastination (does that mean I procrastinated procrastinating?), so instead of working on a presentation I have tomorrow, I’m going to introduce you to Valerie.   Valerie is suspected to be a Boston Terrier/Lab Mix, but honestly we don’t know, we just thought that sounded fancy. Her origins are also unknown, but after some investigation and a lot of guess work, we’ve come up with…

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A Dog By Any Other Name, Listens

From Fido to Fluffy, our dogs’ names are not just a representation of our pooch’s unique personality, but of who we are also. An esteemed owner may prefer the philosophical name of Plato while your ‘good ‘ole boy’ neighbor is content with simply calling out “Here, Dog!”. Whatever name you choose to christen your dog, there is usually a story that comes with it, and rescue volunteers have the sweetest ones. Take Lonesome for example; a young beagle mix that…

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Q & A with D2C Adopter, Megan

    Adopter: Megan and Jeremy from Memphis, TN.   Castaway: Rosco   Year of Adoption: 2011     1. What made you decide to rescue a dog? We decided to rescue a dog because my husband had a rescue dog growing up and she was a great dog! We have always felt that rescue dogs were more loyal and we wanted to help a displaced dog find a loving home. Rosco’s original family had been displaced due to the…

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Q & A with D2C Adopter, Ken

   Adopter: Ken and Nancy from Clinton, Tenn.  Castaway: Gypsy (formally Bridgett)  Year of Adoption: 2014       1. When did you first know that your rescue dog was the one for you? My wife and I have had at least one dog since the day we were married (It’s been 38 years, now!) We love dogs and the ones that we have are getting along in age. We have a Miniature Schnauzer who is 12 and a mixed…

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Q & A with D2C Adopter, Colleen

Adopter: Colleen from Manchester, NH Castaway: Rue (Formally Cassie) Year of Adoption: 2013   1. If you could describe Rue in one word, what would it be and why? Ohhhh. To describe Rue in one word. THAT is not easy! If I had to choose just one, it would be STRONG. She is a tank! Being pretty low to the ground, she is physically compact and has a low center of gravity. So she loves to pull and is good at it.…

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Q & A with a D2C Adopter, Chloe

Meet one of our Adopters and read about her experience with adopting a castaway from Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue Group. Adopter: Chloe from Memphis, Tenn. Castaway(s): Dalton from Dogs 2nd Chance and Mulligan from Ill.  Year of Adoption:  2012;2013 respectively On a scale of 1-10, ten being the highest, how much do you spoil your rescue(s)? A big 10! My husband would laugh at that question because he always tells me how spoiled they are, but they deserve it. The couch…

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About Rebekah

Hi! My name is Rebekah Olsen and I’m a freelance writer and dog enthusiast. I volunteered to write this blog as a way to help raise awareness for rescuing pets through Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue, but even in the first few weeks of our launch, other rescues have found solace and advice in the words on this site, and so we welcome all rescues, volunteers and pet lovers to follow along and contribute. If you’d like to read more about…

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Adoptable Castaway- Dude

Dude- Yellow Lab Mix I know what you’re thinking, Dude? Why the name Dude for a dog? Well, because when you’re around this 60 lb, 2-year-old yellow lab, you can’t help but say Duuuuuddeeee, what’cha doin’? This cool guy has a lot of heart and love to give. His two favorite places are being outside and being next to the human he adores. He loves chewing on bones, going on walks and runs, and learning new tricks, but if you…

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