I Rescued A Human Today

I stumbled across this little piece awhile ago and thought it was one of the most spot-on things I had read in a long time.  Since October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, I thought this was a pretty appropriate time to share.  I do not get credit for writing this, I am merely passing it along in hopes it will speak to someone and they then consider adopting a shelter dog.


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.

I would promise to always be by her side.

I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.


10 thoughts on “I Rescued A Human Today

  1. Loved your post! Definitely speaks to me! My baby was going to the pound if I didn’t take her in. She got me through some of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through.

  2. I plan to be rescued in the near future. I’d love a dog but work so many hours and live quite a ways out that it wouldn’t be fair to leave them for so long.

  3. It had no title so I gave it one ” A Christmas Dog Story” It was, I believe, written by a lady called Janine Allen. I modified it ever so slightly so that it had a sort of Christmas theme to it and I have put it in our Church Magazine for the Christmas Edition ( Yes, I know it’s still October, but these things take time lol )


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