Rescue Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Rescue

9-year-old Chihuahua rescued from puppy mill, gets his very first bed

Thursday, Jul 12th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Freddie and his first bed

There are few things that make my blood boil as much as the misery of a dog who is imprisoned in a puppy mill to be used to produce puppies until they can’t reproduce anymore. Dogs are capable of so much love, sociability, and activity — and require enrichment and to have their social needs […]

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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

Shakira

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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