Rescue Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Rescue

The Dog Who Lived: Another chapter in his story

Thursday, Feb 6th, 2020 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Lazaruff

From lying on the brink of death from starvation, covered in flies and weighing only 19 pounds, to where he is today, Lazaruff is a dog who has lived quite a life. You probably already know his story — if not, it’s here — and that Teresa and I helped save him and brought him […]

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God works in mutt-sterious ways

Sunday, Sep 22nd, 2019 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

Reagan with Otis and Indy

We have a new Becker family member! Our daughter, Mikkel Becker, writes here about how Otis joined the family. Have you ever felt like the perfectly imperfect part of you met the perfectly imperfect part of someone else, and together you fulfilled parts of yourselves you’d never fully realized were there? That’s the only way […]

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Can you give a little rescue pup a ride?

Wednesday, Sep 4th, 2019 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

Can you help a cute little rescue dog make the journey from Phoenix, Arizona, to Spokane, Washington? This is Mikkel Becker, Dr. Beckers daughter, and my daughter, Reagan, and I have fallen in love with Otis, a Pug mix from Arizona Pug Adoption and Rescue Network APARN). Normally APARN doesn’t adopt outside of Arizona because […]

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Taking the ‘pet’ out of ‘petrified’ one shelter at a time

Friday, Aug 23rd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Today, an estimated 13,000 sheltering organizations care for an estimated 6-7 million homeless animals annually—mostly cats and dogs. Organizations vary in size from those that are very large, handling tens of thousands of animals per year, to those that are very small, including grassroots groups and private individuals. For some animals, the amount of time […]

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Join us on Lazaruff’s Pitty Party Road Trip!

Wednesday, Apr 17th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s hard to believe this day is finally here: Teresa and I are in Baton Rouge this morning picking up Lazaruff to drive him to northern Idaho in search of a forever home. Lazaruff was supposed to become our dog — but I’m getting ahead of the story. First, Laz was supposed to be dead. […]

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