Success Stories Archive - Rescues 2the Rescue

Success Stories


Wicket was a year old and had been at the shelter for six months. Her history was unknown. She had recently been spayed by a shelter “angel” hoping to make her more appealing for adoption. But not many people want a dog who constantly whines, barks, and literally bounces off the walls of her kennel. But…

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By the time Lily was not quite three years old, she had already had five homes. Something of a whirling dervish, Lily seemingly never stops moving. She always prefers to carry something in her mouth and she usually runs instead of walks. She whines, circles, and wags incessantly. Her eyes dilate at the site of…

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Titan was rescued from a county animal shelter in rural Montana.  When he joined the Working Dogs for Conservation team as a trainee, he was something of a bull in a china shop.  He was a black flash of non-stop movement who did not know what to do with all his energy. While Titan was…

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Border collie Seamus was adopted from an animal shelter in Montana. Handsome and bright, he needs rules, boundaries, a consistent daily routine, and far more attention than most people can give to even a demanding pet dog. However, given the right environment, Seamus thrives. Now employed as a skilled and highly-specialized conservation detection dog, Seamus…

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Orbee was adopted from a Humane Society in a small town in rural Montana. Being a border collie with absolutely no interest in sheep or herding nullified his prospects as a ranch dog. His high-pitched bark, fastidious nature, and intense personality are far from ideal pet traits. Thanks to those “undesirable” characteristics, Orbee has found…

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Bandit was surrendered to a California animal shelter in the fall of 2016.  The shelter was at capacity and due to Bandit’s abundant energy and intelligence, he was struggling in the kennel environment.  Shelter staff saw Bandit’s potential and submitted him to Rescues 2the Rescue.  A network of R2R and Working Dogs for Conservation staff…

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