Category Archives: Rescue Dogs

Gracie needs a Home



GRACIE is a sweet young (2-3 year old) Pit Bull that was rescued from the street by a very kind couple who have been bringing their 2 dogs to Dawg House for many years. They fell in love with Gracie, but she’s not a good fit for their home.

Gracie probably needs a single-dog home with an owner that is willing to walk her on a regular basis. She’s high energy, but she’s very sweet and loving. She is not aggressive, but she is very high-energy, so she tends to ‘wind up’ other dogs, which is why a single-dog home is probably best for her. Gracie Full Body Shot

These folks really don’t want to give her up, but Gracie needs to be re-homed. If you know anyone who might be interested, please send us an email or call! (She is spayed and has all her shots!)



Xiao Sa

By now, many of you have probably heard about the amazing stray dog that accompanied bikers in China for over 1100 miles! If not, here is a recap of the story, along with a link to the video.

Xiao Sa (as she was dubbed) followed a group of Chinese cyclists who were on a post-graduation biking trip from Chengdu to Tibet, which took them 24 days.   They completed an impressive distance of 1,700 kilometers, or over 1,100 miles. The dog, which appears to be some sort of terrier mix, hardly looks like it has long enough legs to traverse such a distance—but she stuck with them the entire trip.

Zhang Heng, the 22-year-old graduate from Hubei, saw a small, white stray dog lying in the street at the beginning of his trip, and he and his friends decided to feed her. When they continued biking, she started following them through the rough terrain.  She climbed “mountains over 4,000 meters high, and ran on uphill sections where many bikers prefer to take the bus,” reports say. The cyclists, who had soon unofficially adopted the pup, took care of her and made a cage for her to ride in during a particularly steep slope where she might not have been able to keep up.

The group started a blog called “Go Go Xiao Sa,” and she proved to be an inspiration to the cyclists and other travelers who met her along the way. Zhang He became the proud new owner of the loyal stray dog (who is, of course, stray no more). He called her a “buddy and a friend” and said he was looking forward to taking care of her and giving her a home. For a dog that loyal, who wouldn’t want to take her home?

To see footage of the journey…click here.

Second Chance and Underwater Dog Photos

Seth Casteel is the photographer of the fantastic “underwater dogs” photo series, which you can see at his website Little Friends. Check out these great images of dogs diving for toys underwater! Wired Magazine posted a profile and interview with Casteel here.

On February 9th, the photos mysteriously landed on Reddit, Facebook, Google+ and then Warholian, becoming one of the hottest trends amongst viewers on at least five or six continents.

More than 1,000 people all over the world have subsequently asked him to shoot photos of their pets. He’s got a line of publishing houses fighting to get the rights to his forthcoming book of underwater dog photos, and he’s made appearance on, or in, most major American news publications from the The New York Times to Good Morning America.

Casteel’s website also drives donations to the non-profit rescue site Second Chance Photos, whose mission is to create professional shots of adoptable dogs in order to give them a better shot at finding a home. You can see some compelling and heartbreaking before and after pictures at their site.