Rescue Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Rescue

Help a frightened shelter cat today

Thursday, Mar 8th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Talley in her crib

When I look at our beloved cat, Talley, who we adopted last year, all I can think of is how glad we are that she’s escapted the fate of  too many other homeless kittens and cats. Talley’s little life, and the lives of littermates, were saved! Unfortunately, for the less fortunate cats, animal shelters can […]

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Saying goodbye to Gracie

Tuesday, Dec 26th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our family welcomed a new family member into our home on Christmas Eve in 2010, and said goodbye to her on Christmas Day seven years later. Our beloved family member was an eight-year-old Lab/pit bull mix, who came with the name Gracie. I typically call euthanasia as the gift of the “final grace,” and it […]

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Help create more angels to save pets in need

Sunday, Dec 17th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our family has had more than its share of sick pets this year. Maybe yours has, too. And I can’t imagine dealing with the struggle to save them, and the pain of letting them go, without the rock-solid support and skill of the veterinary technicians who have cared for them (and us). When we lost […]

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There’s no love like the love of a senior pet

Thursday, Nov 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Whether you’ve had them since puppyhood, adopted them long ago, or are just gazing into the eyes of a sweet senior at the shelter, the joys of older pets are countless. They’re more loving, more in-tune with our moods and activity level, less destructive than a puppy or active young dog, and — if adopted […]

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Bring joy into your life and adopt a shelter dog this month

Wednesday, Oct 4th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and my writing partner, Kim Campbell Thornton, shared the story of her recently-lost and much-loved adopted dog, Gemma, in our Pet Connection feature this week: Last month we lost our little Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, Gemma, to cancer. She was probably 16 or 17 years old, so she had a […]

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