As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post is reviewing products, toys, foods, treats, and rescue organizations for our second annual Dogington Post Awards!
We’ll present the nominees in several categories. And, YOU, our readers, will have an opportunity to vote on your favorites, to help us choose a winner!
Nominees from each category for the Dogington Post Award have been selected based on strict criteria including dedication to animal health and welfare, providing the very best quality ingredients, and dedication to improving the lives of our dogs.
And now, presenting the nominees for Favorite Dog Rescue:
Bill was a 10-month-old Golden Retriever and Lab mix Jo and Peter Forman found starving and filthy, foraging in a trash can in August 1988. For ten years Bill was a part of the Forman’s family. He brought laughter, joy and the kind of wonderful companionship that only a dog can provide. When Bill lost his battle to cancer in 1998, the Forman’s resolved to honor his memory by working to save other dogs like Bill who deserve a second chance at life. It was shortly after that the Bill Foundation was born.
Bill Foundation is a Los Angeles based 501c3 non-profit Animal Rescue that rescues as many dogs as possible to alleviate the suffering of those abandoned in shelters or on the street.
The Dogington Post first heard of Bill Foundation with the touching story of Tessa, a dog that the rescue saved from euthanasia at a local shelter. Tessa was blind and unable to stand or walk. With compassion, persistence and medical treatment Tessa quickly improved and touched the hearts of everyone who saw her! Tessa was cared for until the perfect forever home was found and now lives with a loving family.
Bill Foundation is dedicated to saving dogs, like Tessa, from dire situations and giving them a second chance at life.
Puppy Rescue Mission:
“It’s so funny how something as simple as a puppy can make even the hardest, toughened soldier melt upon a few kisses to the face.” Puppy Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping military men and women bring their battle buddies home.
The Puppy Rescue Mission is the brainchild of Anna Cannan. Anna’s idea for TPRM began when her fiancé, Chris, was deployed to and stationed in Afghanistan. A few weeks prior to Chris’s arrival at his combat outpost, a suicide bomber entered the post in the middle of the night. The dogs on the post immediately started barking and took off in pursuit of the bomber. One of the dogs, Rufus, grabbed the bomber’s leg while two other dogs, Target and Sasha, alerted the troops. These dogs, known as “The Lucky Seven” saved the lives of over 50 troops and Anna set out to raise funds to help rescue them out of Afghanistan. Due to Anna’s amazing fundraising success, several of The Lucky Seven are now living stateside along with their respective soldiers. Anna believes that “no soldier should ever be faced with the decision of leaving a beloved animal in Afghanistan if there is a way to get the animal back to the soldier’s home so the mission of TPRM simply has to continue on.”
Puppy Rescue Mission is a 501©(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs (and cats!) from war zones for military men and women who deserve to have their furry friends brought back from war.
This rescue is all about giving an abused animal a second chance at life and giving them an opportunity to experience true love. They take animals that have been tortured, abused and neglected and supply the emergency medical care that is required to get them well. They provide rehab, physically and mentally, to prepare these dogs for their new home and new life.
Noah’s Arks Rescue’s wish and lifelong hope is that society becomes educated in the ethical treatment of all animals and to stop the senseless killing of animals that have been tortured and abused. It is their mission to bring awareness to all the abused animals in this country that are being euthanized instead of being helped.
Just take a look at Noah’s Arks website to see the pages and pages of abused and neglected dogs they’ve rehabilitated and found loving homes for and you’ll see why Noah’s Arks has one of our nominations for Favorite Dog Rescue.
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