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I Am Barbara and This Is My Story

No, the feature image is not me!  Ha! Ha!  It is the most recent photo of my best fur friend and companion Chance.  Love A Rescue Dog website had it’s inception due to the story behind this little guy.


So to learn more about me (Barbara), Chance and our story, you will need to read on, my friend!  We will take you through our special journey.


About Me – All There Is To Know


Hello friends!  Welcome to my world of dogs and my Love A Rescue Dog website.   In this post you will learn a little about me and my passion for rescue dogs.


As you read through this page and others on my website, you’ll discover what I’m about and why I have such a passion for rescue dogs.


Okay, so who am I? 


meMy name is Barbara and I love dogs!  I have two adult children. My son still lives at home.  Together we have three dogs.


They are all rescue dogs. It can get a little crazy around here at times.  I’ll get back to the dogs shortly but I just wanted to convey to you a little more about myself before I do.


I grew up in a city environment until I was 16. After high school, I attended the local community college.


I am a United State Air Force veteran and worked for the US Federal government for more than twenty years.


During this time, I decided to return to college to finish my education.


It took me six years of online course work but I finally graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management.  I am a graduate of Saint Leo University.


My Other Passion – Poetry


One other thing about me that I would like to mention.


I am a published author of poetry and my poems have been included in several Poetry Anthologies between 1980 – 2012. In 2014, I decided to create my own poetry manuscript using Shutterfly.


I included photo into the design to reflect the theme of each poem that I had written over the past thirty-nine years.


The book is entitled “When Hearts Collide, Etcetera”. This book is currently exclusively on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats.


Here’s My Why





For four years now, I have been living on a fixed income due to several disabilities.


My need to find ways to occupy my time led me to searching for online business opportunities, as most public sector companies were not offering work from home opportunities until the COVID-19 pandemic began in March of 2020.


So in early September of 2019, my search began to find legitimate ways to supplement my income while working from home.


I did my research, because I knew there are a many scams and get rich schemes out there and didn’t want to fall prey one of them.


When I came across Wealthy Affiliate, I knew this was the one for me. This is truly a legitimate business.


You can google reviews about them. If you would like to learn more  about this amazing platform and community.


??My Wealthy Affiliate Review??


My Passion for Dogs Began in My Childhood 


As far back as I can remember, dogs have been a big part of my life. Our family always had one when I was growing up, and as an adult, I have had four more.


As most people do, I consider them to be a part of the family. Give a rescue dog your time, your love and you will receive unconditional love in return.



Nearly four years ago, I lost my precious girl Gidget to heart disease at eleven years old.


That’s her on the left. She was a beautiful tan and white cocker spaniel with the fluffiest ears and coat.


Her passing devastated me. At first, I wouldn’t even consider replacing her, but as the days went by I missed her more and more.


I live alone, so it made the empty feeling seem overwhelming.


The house was quiet. I would never hear her cute little howl again. She was a true companion and a lovable furry friend. I missed everything that she brought to my life.


My passion Continued


One day, my niece’s encouraged me to rescue a dog from a shelter or a rescue organization, as they had done. I decided to do just that. 


I couldn’t wait any longer, being without a dog in my life to love was unthinkable. So I made it my mission to visit the local shelters to find the right pup for me.


As I walked around the shelter area, I began to think that I wouldn’t find the one for me, even though there were so many special dogs.


Just then, I turn the corner into a different area and there he was staring up at me and doing a happy dance, just to know someone had come to visit him.


I knew in an instance, this little guy was the one. Quickly, I made all the adoption arrangements to make sure I didn’t miss out on taking him home with me.


A week later, he was mine. I couldn’t have been more happier than I was that day.


Chance is my rescue dog. He has been with me for nearly three years now and turned four years old in September 2020.Patriotic-Wingman-Chance


Chance is the most lovable, kind and affectionate Whippet/Chihuahua mix.


I named him Chance because I believed we both needed a second chance at a good life with the companionship of each other .


Chance is my wingman and best pup buddy. 


He has also become my blog assistant because he always says by my side when I am working in my websites.  It’s almost as if he knows I’m writing about him and his other fur pals.


Every Action Needs A Purpose – This One is Mine


I created this website to first bring awareness to the plight of the millions of dogs that need fur ever homes…dogs who have been abandoned, mistreated and left for dead.


The shelters are overcrowded. Besides, a shelter-life for a dog is a lonely place to be.


Please think about rescuing a dog from a shelter or rescue organization before paying outrageous prices for a breeder or to a pet store.


The second reason for creating this website is to provide dog owners with a wide variety of products that they may peruse and purchase.


I intend to provide products which will allow your dogs to enjoy a loving, carefree, happier, healthier and more playful life.



I would love to hear what you think about my world of dogs. You may share your questions and comments in the section below and I will be happy to respond.


All the best,


Founder/Creator: Love A Rescue Dog ?

“Saving one animal won’t change the world, but for that one animal, the world changes forever”





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8 thoughts on “I Am Barbara and This Is My Story”

  1. Hello Barbara!

    As a dog lover myself, you touched my heart with your site! I had a Labrador retriever myself, named Skruff.

    Unfortunately I needed to let him go last year due to canser. He just turned 8 years old.

    I love your site, and it shows you speak from bottom of your heart through your site. Not many people are able to manage that conversational tone with their content.

    You contacted me about some advices regarding traffic and subscribers at my website, I will send you an email about this.

    I wish you and your dogs a wonderful day, and keep up the good work you are doing!

    All the best,
    Fred Eimhjellen.

    1. Fred,
      Thank you so very much for coming to visit my website. I appreciate all the wonderful compliments and comments you provided. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your Skruff. Should you ever decide on getting another dog please think about Adopting and Not Shopping. I can’t stress this enough.
      Appreciate the advice regarding traffic and subscribers.
      All the best to you,

  2. Barbara you have an awesome story! I loved reading this and look forward to your site. I have adopted a few rescue dogs as well, and it is so rewarding.

    1. Hello Jessie,
      Thank you very much for visiting my About Me page. I’m glad you enjoyed reading my story. I appreciate the fact that there are people out there that can relate to the things I am passionate about. Your comments are helpful to me in building a website that is worth people’s attention. I appreciate them immensely.
      If you are interested in seeing the rest of my website you can visit at: Let me know what you think.

      All the best to you.
      Have a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

  3. Dear Barbara. You seem to be a gentle soul and I’m certain your dogs live in pure luxury. It’s heart warming to read your story and assures me that I have to get a dog again sometime. 🙂

    1. Hi Jonas,
      Thank you for visiting my post. I appreciate your compliments. Right now our dogs live in a loving environment. I can get a bit chaotic with three of them in an 1100 square house, especially with the two bigger dogs. It’s far from luxury but they are well taken care of. Most of all, I am pleased that my post prompted to have a dog again. Please think about “Adopting and Not Shopping”. In the long run, adoption saves you money, whether or not the dog is a pedigree.

      All the best to you and good like finding your best friend fur-ever!

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