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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