One of the best dogs we ever had was Bob, a rescue dog who came to us from a kill-shelter in Georgia. Bob had all sorts of problems when he was rescued, he had heart-worm, he had been hit by a car, and chained to a tree where he basically had to eat rocks for food and most of his teeth were in terrible shape.

The group that I was working with kept saying are you sure you want him? I kept saying get him up to Maine and let us love on him. He'll be fine. Finally he came up here, and it was love at first sight!

I drove down to Scarborough to get him, and brought a crate with me, however once I saw Bob, I figured he could ride up front with me, and if he got a little too crazy, I'd pull over and place him in the crate. I started rubbing him, and talking to him as I drove back to Bangor, and the only time he raised his head was when I stopped rubbing him. By the time we got back to Bangor we were best friends. That crate...It was returned to the store unused.

Photo Chris Popper

I met Karen Wood, who is the Adoption Coordinator with The Pixel Fund, an organization in Orrington that rescues dogs from kill shelters in Georgia at our event Pints and Pups. They are looking for foster homes, fur-ever homes and transporters.

Downeast Magazine just did a great article about transporting dogs from these kill-shelters in the South to Maine and what's involved. You can read it HERE and if you're like me you'll want to go rescue 1 or 2 or 3!