Love A Rescue Dog – Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my Love A Rescue Dog website. Many people ask me what are rescue dogs and what is their significance as opposed to any other dog?

In this introduction to my Love A Rescue Dog website, I will be discussing this in the paragraphs below.

However, I first wanted to convey to you my reason(s) for creating a website about rescue dogs.

This is a very personal mission for me because I have a sincere passion for dogs who are rescued and sent to shelters or other rescue organizations to live their lives out until someone decides to foster or adopt them.

I’ve always loved having a dog as a pet.  There were many places I lived, that would not allow me to have a dog.  For the longest time, I went without having one.

The first one I was able to have lived to just under the age of twelve.  She was a beautiful tan and white cocker spaniel.  Her heartbreaking death in 2017, left me alone and saddened.

The house was just too quiet with just one person in it.  When I lost my her, I lost my only companion.  I mourned her loss deeply.

I was advised and encouraged to look into getting a rescue/shelter dog, when I was ready to have another dog in my life.

In doing so, I would save a dog that someone had abandoned, mistreated or neglected.

I did exactly that and found my best Wingman.  I never thought I would ever love another dog again, but second Chances do happen.

I went to my local shelter and adopted a little guy that had just turned one years old. He’s a mix between a Chihuahua and a Whippet. His original name was Hayes.

I thought this to be a very strange name to give a little guy like this.  It just didn’t fit him at all.

So instead, I changed it, and a little guy named Chance came home with me that day.  I felt the name was very appropriate, since we gave each other that second Chance at love again.

Chance will be with me for three years in November 2020 and in September of 2020, he’ll be four years old.  He too is tan with a white neck, face and little white paws.  His tail is tan with hints of black throughout.

I guess you can say my rescue dog passion began when I walked into that shelter and saw all those dogs with happy and sad little faces, all vying for my attention.

It was like a pierce through my heart to only be able to choose one and not more. Now I advocate on the side of adopting instead of shopping.

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

Barbara McGinley, Founder/Creator: Love a Rescue Dog; lovearescuedog93016@gmail.com


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4 thoughts on “Love A Rescue Dog – Welcome!”

    1. Hello Karen,

      Welcome to my website Lovearescuedog.com. I really do appreciate you coming by and I think you have a big heart for wanting another dog right away.

      I have to tell you that I am not an rescue organization,shelter or agency. I am just an advocate for rescue dogs. I can’t stand to see overcrowded shelters or dogs living on the streets. I simply cannot tolerate knowing of the abuse and abandonment some dogs face.

      To answer your question about getting a rescue dog, I would say, seek out your local shelter or rescue organization. Some even have virtual or off-site adoption events. Adoption process is different from state to state and from country to country. Please do not by from a breeder or a pet store. The need to relieve the overcrowdedness of shelters all over the world, is tremendous.

      I hope you find what you are looking for. I know the feeling of losing a dog and also know the happiness that a dog feels when they have found their forever home. My Chance is a rescue dog. I invite you to read about our story and some other really great information presented in the articles within this website.

      Wishing you all the best in your search.


  1. Its amazing what you are doing as where we live in the mountains, many people actually just leave them here. Its awful, and I cannot even begin to understand why they get a dog in the first place to just leave them. They wouldn’t do it to their own children….We have a cat and a dog that we adopted and a dog that adopted us as he was left alongside the dumpster. We have had him here almost 4 months now and he is still very nervous and just only started to lick my fingers, but cannot touch him yet. I cannot begin to imagine what he has been through….Keep up the great work !!!

    1. Hello Anita,
      So glad we connected on LinkedIn and that you have a great appreciation for what I am doing with my Love A Rescue Dog website.
      I live in a shore town in New Jersey and the situation here is pretty much the same as where you are in the mountains. People live unwanted animals on the side of the road to starve. It is unbearable to think of. The shelters and rescue organizations are so overcrowded that some animals are euthanized because they don’t get adopted. It is such a horrible unthinkable act. It is one thing if your animal is terminally ill and you don’t want to watch them suffer, another thing to do it because no one wants to adopt.

      Best regards,

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