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Meet Barry, Our Shelter Dog of the Week!

Happy Halloween!  In addition to today being a fun holiday, it’s also the last day of National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.  Our final adoption story (for now!) comes from Barry, an adorable Spitz.


At four months old, Barry was rescued from a dog hoarder who had been harboring sixty dogs.  He was tiny, weighing in at only four pounds.  He was rescued and put up for adoption by the Society For Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).  His new forever family spotted him one week after his rescue and immediately adopted him.

His tough start to life had some negative effects at first.  Barry was scared of everything from other dogs, to children, to cars.  Luckily, Barry’s new family had a patient Pomeranian named Charlie who helped him adjust to his new life.  Barry eventually bonded with Charlie, and got a whole new sense of confidence around things that normally scared him.  With Charlie by his side, things didn’t seem quite so bad.  Barry has adjusted to his new life,  and is extremely happy in his forever home!

Thanks to Amanda for sharing Barry’s story — and thank you to everyone who submitted their dogs to be featured.  The importance of pet adoption can not be overstated, so keep on spreading the word!

– Amanda @ The Daily Puppy

Meet Dozer, Our Shelter Dog of the Week!

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month continues, and this week we’re featuring Dozer, an English Mastiff!

Dozer was rescued from a Humane Society near Des Moines in 2012.  He was seven years old at the time, and his previous owner surrendered him because he was no longer able to take care of him.  Dozer was malnourished, underweight, and suffering from a painful infection.  On top of that, he was infested with fleas and extremely uncomfortable.

Dozer before
Dozer when he first got to his new home.

His forever family fell in love with Dozer and were determined to nurse him back to health.  Once they got Dozer home, they began the long road to recovery.  Dozer was depressed and had difficulty trusting his new family at first, but after time and some serious TLC (and lots of yummy food!), he began warming up to his new home and their other dog.

He loves hugs, belly rubs, peanut butter sandwiches, and giving slobbery kisses!

Dozer now: happy, healthy and full of life!
Dozer now: happy, healthy and full of life!

Thank you to The Sndyer Family for sharing Dozer’s story.  We’re so glad this one has a happy ending!

If you’d like to submit your dog for Shelter Dog of the Week, email your submission to
blog at dailypuppy.com before the end of October.

-Amanda @ The Daily Puppy

Meet Mavis, Our Shelter Dog of the Week!

October is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, and we here at The Daily Puppy truly believe in the importance of adoption.  When you adopt, in addition to saving a life, you’re also helping reduce pet overpopulation and taking a small, but significant, step in ending puppy mills once and for all.  If you need more convincing, we’ve made a Top 10 List of reasons to adopt here.

To help spread awareness about the importance of pet adoption, we’re featuring a Shelter Dog of the Week every month throughout the month of October!  First up is Mavis, an adorable little rescue from Wright-Way Rescue shelter in Niles, Illinois.

Just look at that face!

Mavis has brought joy to her new family, and loves playing fetch, going for walks, and exploring new places.  She has even earned the nickname “Mave the Brave” because of her courageous spirit!

Mavis was lucky she was adopted from Wright Way Rescue at the time she was, because two weeks after her adoption, a school bus crashed through the storefront of the rescue in what ended up being a sad freak accident.  It blew a massive hole into the side of the shelter’s building, and left the organization without a safe base of operations for the critical work they do finding homes for pets in need.

Credit: ABC

Miraculously, no people or animals were injured, but the pets Wright Way cares for are in desperate need of adoption since the building is not salvageable.  For more information, or to make a much needed donation, please click here.

Thanks to Lauren for submitting her adorable little bundle of puppy joy, and for giving us the opportunity to help spread the word about Wright Way’s difficult situation.  We hope Wright Way gets the assistance they need so they can continue with their mission of rescuing animals.

To submit your adopted dog for Shelter Dog of the Week, email us at
blog at dailypuppy.com with your story.

-Amanda @ The Daily Puppy

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

Here at The Daily Puppy, we are pro-adoption and we couldn’t be more pleased to let you all know that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

To celebrate and raise awareness for dog adoption, we are asking for your submissions!  If your sweet fur-baby was adopted from a shelter, send an email with your adoption story along with a picture of your pup to blog at dailypuppy.com.  We will be picking a Shelter Dog of the Week to feature here on our blog all throughout the month of October.   You just might find your dog highlighted here on The Daily Puppy!

-Amanda @ The Daily Puppy