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This one goes out to the pets ...

First Posted: 10/07/13 EDT Updated: 10/07/13 EDT

Ask most people who have taken in a pet and they'll tell you that in the end, it was the animal who rescued them. October has been deemed National Animal Safety and Protection month, so the spotlight's on all the pets that you've made it your mission to keep out of harm's way.

Whether furry, feathered, scaly or slimy, we want to hear about how you changed your best bud's life (and vice versa). Do you have a pound puppy, a shelter sweetheart or a pet who found you? Add your photo and a story in the gallery below. We may even share it on Aol.com!

Update: It's 10 p.m. EST, so we're closing this gallery. Thanks for sharing so many heartwarming stories about your favorite furry friends!


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  • Eddie the love of my life

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kris_Bedalov"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kris_Bedalov">Kris Bedalov</a>:<br />I was on my way out to do grocery shopping on that Saturday morning, while living in California, when I heard this meowing from a kitten that was sitting on the steps, above me, that led to other apartments. I being a cat lover and all around animal lover couldn’t resist feeling I needed to take this kitten under my wing. Well, I picked the kitten up and hurriedly placed it in the bathroom of my apartment and shut the door, so there would be no cat fights while I ran off to the store. See, I already had a female cat that had been living with me, for a year. I returned that day with groceries in hand. I then went to see how the new kitten faired being cooped up in the bathroom for a couple of hours. I found the kitten sitting, looking at me, with this pleading look, as if too say, “please let me stay, I promise to be a good boy”. Well, who was I to turn down this beautiful kitten’s plea. “Okay, you can stay,” I told the kitten. Thus, that is how Eddie came into my life for 19 ½ years.

  • Opie, My Big Little Baby

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kira_F"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/765050359/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Kira_F">Kira F</a>:<br />I was going through a rough time when Opie came into my life. A bad relationship was taking just about everything I had. But when a friend told me some new two-month-old kittens had just been brought in to her shelter, I had to go and see. Opie was there with his sister, who was your typical loud meowing, clawing little kitten. Opie, on the other hand, couldn't have been more different. He fell asleep in my arms the first time I held him- which was very surprising, since these kittens had been found wild on the streets. Since then he's had to move with me several times as I left my bad relationship. But everything I've been through, he's been right there to lend a furry ear and cuddle up next to me. I can hardly believe I used to be able to hold him in just my two hands- now it takes all of both arms! I had no idea he would grow to be so big, I've even been told he must be at least part Maine Coon. At three years old, he is a healthy muscular 17lbs! He loves his window bed, stuffed mice, and playing with his friends. He also enjoys wearing bow ties, as he knows they make him look so handsome. All in all, I am so absolutely grateful to have him in my life. He is so much more than just my pride and joy- words simply fail to describe what this feline means to me. I love you Opie!

  • We saved each other!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/mfloeter"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2289954-tiny.png?20130612144346" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/mfloeter">mfloeter</a>:<br />I was suffering from depression after losing my dog and cat this Spring. Baxter had been abused as a puppy and had a couple of spots on his back that would never grow fur as a result. Because he wasn't perfect, he wasn't adopted for three months. I was his last chance, and I think he just might have been mine. We saved each other!

  • Mizz Bizzy, my new roomie

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Susan_S_Gottfried"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000169734025/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Susan_S_Gottfried">Susan S Gottfried</a>:<br />In the last couple of years I have lost my husband, sold my home, and finally, in July, I had to let go of the 2 old herding dogs that my husband and I had had for many years. A few weeks later, getting more and more depressed and lonely, after going to many rescues and not finding a suitable dog, I walked into the Humane Society of Cocoa, Florida. The first dog I saw was Bizzy. We made eye contact and never looked back. Not much is known about her history and we don't know how old she is. We're still learning to live together and working out little bugs here and there. We went to obedience school and got a star! She makes me laugh every day and I think we'll be together for a loooong time. She's a very good girl who has helped to bring me back from unimaginable sadness.

  • Beebe / Miss Grace

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/uncommonsensesc"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/uncommonsensesc">uncommonsensesc</a>:<br />We got Beebe a little over 2 years ago - a neighbor found her at an abandoned house in a huge briar bush and asked me to help get her out. She was around 3 weeks old according to the vet. She was so tiny - I hand fed her, rubbed her to help use the bathroom, set her in the litter box and loved her unconditionally. She repaid all that millions of times over - I had no one to talk to, I was unemployed and depressed. She listened and never judged. She mewed her support and love when I talked with her. Even though we have 3 more rescues, she handles herself with incredible grace and class! She will be my baby until the day I die!

  • Dasher's Forever Home

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jg_28"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jg_28">jg 28</a>:<br />Exactly one year after my husband survived a heart attack at age 38, and just months after our wedding, we got one of the most special gifts of our lives. We had previously applied to adopt a dog from a local rescue group, but the dog didn't get along with our two cats. We decided to go back to one of the group's pet store clinics and volunteer. During our time there, we were asked to walk around a 15-pound mixed breed dog, Dasher, who we assumed was a puppy. He was so sweet and gentle, and we fell in love with him. When we returned, we learned that he was not only nearly a year old, but liked cats and had a tough, tough past in Kentucky. He was likely abandoned there and brought to a high-kill shelter as a stray. He was down to his last day before euthanizing when the rescue group brought him to our state. We met him several months later - and brought him home that day. He was scared of his own shadow, skittish around other people, not fully housebroken and even scared of the dark, but he quickly warmed up to us and became fast friends with our cats. Over time, he grew to a healthy 22 pounds, made a lot of human and animal friends and has helped keep my husband healthy and happy. He is still sometimes skittish, but has become far more trusting. I like to think that we saved Dasher, but I really think he saved us.

  • Steve

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kk-kk"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100003187849905/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kk-kk">kk-kk</a>:<br />Steve became disenchanted with his living arrangements. He was the only cat in a house full of birds. He escaped by selling himself on Craigslist. I couldn't resist his ad. I drove 200 miles to pick him up.

  • Buster in his wheelchair

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ibequeen"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000115042317/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ibequeen">ibequeen</a>:<br />This is my love and mentor. He teaches me more about life and acceptance - thankfulness and joy under any circumstance. What a privilege to be chosen to love and care for him!

  • Dakotah, the happy puppy

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/leahlhays"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/3078907.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/leahlhays">leahlhays</a>:<br />My husband found Dakotah at a kill shelter very week and sick. He had been dumped there at 3 months old severely dehydrated and malnourished. My husband knew that I would know what to do, so he brought the puppy home to help ease my pain of the death of my other dog to cancer. Our vet said that he would never be a very big dog do to the lack of food and proper care he had. I cleaned him up, fed him and gave him plenty of love and proper vet care. Dakothah is now a very intelligent 85 lbs. big boy that knows several tricks and loves to play. Although we saved Dakotah, Dakotah saved me.....

  • Meet Milt

    Milton is a ringneck turtledove who showed up on our terrace in Manhattan in the spring of 2002. Among his favorite things are peanuts, feet, pizza crusts, twist ties, and the windowsill in summer, roughly in that order. Milton is also quite a celeb in New York City. A few years back, he caught the attention of Page Six in the New York Post, and Gawker got wrapped up in his story as well. Happily, celebrity hasn't changed him.

  • My Sabrina

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/miiriisan"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/5223584.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/miiriisan">miiriisan</a>:<br />Without a doubt we saved each other! I had moved to England in 1998 and was all alone and very lonely. I thought of a pet and a name. Went to the rescue center and brought home my Sabrina who had thrown into a garbage container as a pup. I later moved with her to Argentina together with my other dog Joxter and moved again to the U.S. We will be together forever and forever and after. She is for sure the Queen of our house!

  • Quail raised from eggs

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Robert_Mollere"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1613092325/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Robert_Mollere">Robert Mollere</a>:<br />Friends told me there were quail eggs abandoned and wanted to know if I wanted to try to incubate them. They hatched and bonded. They always had the freedom to leave and as they got older they found their own way.

  • Glarey Cooper

    Our resident feral cat. Not as famous as brother Milt, but just as interesting. Glarey Cooper will come right to the door and stare you down until he gets some food!

  • Little Miss MYA

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ChickEpoo"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2011608-2-tiny.png?20120624072915" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ChickEpoo">ChickEpoo</a>:<br />Fortunately I got MYA....BEFORE she had the chance to be used as a tiny little "breeder girl"........

  • Miss Maggie

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ChickEpoo"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2011608-2-tiny.png?20120624072915" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ChickEpoo">ChickEpoo</a>:<br />When I got Maggie she was a "hot mess". At 7 mos. she knew "nothing"....not even how to go up 4 steps. She was terrified of being picked up.....and she was starving...and on and on..... She is NOW an 8 lb. "bag of sugar".....

  • Kneesa my Shih Tzu angel

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Linda_McRae"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000976815648/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Linda_McRae">Linda McRae</a>:<br />She is a special nurse dog. When ever I have needed surgery (I have two arthritic knees) she has never left my side during recovery. She is the most wonderful little dog I have ever known.

  • Joxter the King of the house!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/miiriisan"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/5223584.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/miiriisan">miiriisan</a>:<br />Joxter joined our home in 2000 from a breeder in England. We lived there with Sabrina who has also been shared in this post. The 3 of us moved to Argentina and moved again to the U.S. We go everywhere together! Nobody is left behind no matter how far. I love my family!

  • Poochie

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Lalistadeaura"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2047204-tiny.png?20130725135248" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Lalistadeaura">Lalistadeaura</a>:<br />I got my bird from a pet store. He is a male orange wing Amazon. He is just like a real son to me.

  • Jesse James and Ani Okly

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kentmagnuson53"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2034109-tiny.png?20120728071857" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kentmagnuson53">kentmagnuson53</a>:<br />Jesse James and Ani Okly

  • Sascha ( German Shepherd Rescue)

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Paula_Housman"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/yahoo_profile_img/4472486.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Paula_Housman">Paula Housman</a>:<br />We got Sascha from German Shepherd Rescue in Pahrump, Nevada which is just a few miles outside of Las Vegas. She was going to be put down because the pound people thought she was vicious but they, fortunately, had agreed to immediately contact a person from the GSR whenever a German Shepherd came in and Belinda was smart enough to recognize a scared dog when she saw one and get Sascha out. I can never thank Belinda enough for my sweet baby.

  • Pebbles

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2623201-tiny.png?20130701163323" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000">rpross2000</a>:<br />Pebbles was only 8mos old when she got very sick. We had only had her 6 months, the vet was not sure if he could save her or not. Most people would have put her down. But that was not even a opinion for us. She did make it an is a fairly healthy 4 yr. now. She has some side affects from being sick, and always will, but that does not stop her. She is a sweet happy 4lb. Yorkie

  • My LIttle Shadow...Ashley

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2623201-tiny.png?20130701163323" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000">rpross2000</a>:<br />Ashley is my shadow & would walk through fire to get to me. She is 14yrs old now, but is full of life still.

  • ChiChi

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2623201-tiny.png?20130701163323" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000">rpross2000</a>:<br />Don't like the sweet little face fool you, she is full of the devil!! But I would not trade her for nothing. At just 6mos. old ChiChi is a handful!! But can be sweet.

  • CLYDE

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1913479-tiny.png?20120920193440" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy">sctishldy</a>:<br />CLYDE isn't he handsome!...is part of Bonnie & Clyde Both Brother & Sister, are totally DEAF from birth.. 2 rescued Harlequin Great Danes..breeder could not find a home, no $ in it, so possibly would be PTS by the breeder, as that is what some breeders do. They are always together, sleep together, bathroom same time, eat etc they also follow me everywhere I go and neither let me out of their site for one minute, even if they are sleeping , and I go to the bathroom, they will wake right up and have to follow me everywhere I go..a little insecure huh!, maybe something to do with the deafness, so they are my constant companions, I have never had Danes quite like these 2. I would be lost without them and they me. Very Loving Dogs and show love constantly, kissing, cuddling wanting attention ...all the time. I make sure I feed them well and walk them every day, I even changed my home so as we could all be together on a quiet Island no less, so as they have the best of a Life, kills me financially but it is all for them and I feel ok with that. There are also 2 other rescued Danes in the family that preceded them. I am reffered to the "old woman with the Big Dogs" my claim to fame.

  • BONNIE.... of Bonnie & Clyde

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1913479-tiny.png?20120920193440" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy">sctishldy</a>:<br />BONNIE isn't she adorable!...is part of Bonnie & Clyde Both Brother & Sister, are totally DEAF from birth.. 2 rescued Harlequin Great Danes..breeder could not find a home, no $ in it, so possibly would be PTS by the breeder, as that is what some breeders do. They are always together, sleep together, bathroom same time, eat etc they also follow me everywhere I go and neither let me out of their site for one minute, even if they are sleeping , and I go to the bathroom, they will wake right up and have to follow me everywhere I go..a little insecure huh!, maybe something to do with the deafness, so they are my constant companions, I have never had Danes quite like these 2. I would be lost without them and they me. Very Loving Dogs and show love constantly, kissing, cuddling wanting attention ...all the time. I make sure I feed them well and walk them every day, I even changed my home so as we could all be together on a quiet Island no less, so as they have the best of a Life, kills me financially but it is all for them and I feel ok with that. There are also 2 other rescued Danes in the family that preceded them. I am reffered to the "old woman with the Big Dogs" my claim to fame.

  • My Aussie Angel Helped Me Get Over a Dog Loss

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1526144760/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey">Cal Orey</a>:<br />Yes, pic taken by brother Bruce Orey

  • I miss my City of Angels Brittany Seth...in Dog Heaven

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1526144760/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey">Cal Orey</a>:<br />Yes, you have permission to use pic, taken by brother Bruce Orey

  • Birthday present--Dog 2 weeks after forehead lump surgery--benign!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1526144760/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey">Cal Orey</a>:<br />Yes, I took the pic

  • SAMPSON..Big Brother!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1913479-tiny.png?20120920193440" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy">sctishldy</a>:<br />SAMPSON ..a rescue Dane came to me by way of Indiana, a rescued boy who had been turned over to a shelter by the wife, as the husband almost beat him to death on many occasions he was only 18months old when I got him. He has a wonderful personality but still some 6 years later, timid of Men. I wonder why!. I wonder how anyone could have beat this beautiful boy so badly, as he has a wonderful typical "gentile Giant personality. He is now 7.5 years old and lives with Bonnie & Clyde & Chanel...3 other rescued Great Danes. Loves people & other dogs...and a Big Boy! at 200 pounds, a few inches short of the last, Guiness Book of record holder. His favorite thing is his nightly walks to catch a glimpse of Deer where we live. He looks out for Bonnie & Clyde Great Danes who are Deaf, when they wander, run too far away when hiking, he gets them back...a definite Big Brother to the rest of the pack.

  • CHANEL...Fawn Great Dane

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1913479-tiny.png?20120920193440" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/sctishldy">sctishldy</a>:<br />Chanel....is ironic how she came to me. I had bro & sis Fawn Danes Sassy & Ceasar. I found Sassy 9 years old passed at the bottom of my bed suddenly & without warning. Out of the blue, and the same night I had an email from breeder (who I had no contact with for years before) asking me if I was interested in a single born great dane puppy (also unusual for a Dane to have one puppy)..he needed a home for. I later found out he had used a sperm bank for her breeding and had the same father as Sassy. I was calling her "Destiny" as that seemed to fit, however her grace & breeding, personality, I decided Chanel. She is 5 years old acts like a hen Mother to Bonnie & Clyde "Deaf Danes" reprimanding them, keeping them in line, as if they were her own & she acts like a Sister to Sampson.

  • Size doesn't matter

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ibequeen"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000115042317/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ibequeen">ibequeen</a>:<br />They love each other even though they're not supposed to. They can teach a lot to us, can't they?

  • Parker

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/brett11"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/brett11">brett11</a>:<br />I found Parker in a Park in Chinatown, NYC. I was going to bring him to a rescue group, as I already had (have) a cat, but he won me over in one night, and I've had him for 2 years now. He's a great cat!!!

  • Boomer The best Yellow Lab Ever!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Jo-Leigh_Gonzalez_Ruiz"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1226043158/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Jo-Leigh_Gonzalez_Ruiz">Jo-Leigh Gonzalez Ruiz</a>:<br />We adopted Boomer from a local shelter. He was the best dog ever! We lost him to cancer this past year and our home is so lonely without him. But I can tell you this, when the time comes for us to get a new pet, its only shelter dogs for us. We didn't rescue Boomer, Boomer rescued us!

  • Jar-Jar Binks

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Riz_Antonio"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1009569015/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Riz_Antonio">Riz Antonio</a>:<br />This guy was the runt of his litter. The owners who sold him to me said that he was really sick after he was born and they had nursed him back to health, but weren't sure how well he would do. Now he is going to be 7 years old this December and has been nothing but stubborn pure joy :)

  • My Stray Kitties

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2623201-tiny.png?20130701163323" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000">rpross2000</a>:<br />This is Simon, Oscar and LuLu. They are only 8 weeks old. The mama a stray, had them in my garden. I lost LuLU last week to feline distemper. And the vet says that Simon & Oscar could still get sick & die. http://www.gofundme.com/4ntsfo

  • I Rescued my "Zen" from a Shelter--He Rescued Me Right Back

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1526144760/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Cal_Orey">Cal Orey</a>:<br />Yes, I took the pic of my zen-like Siamese-mix

  • Groucho Barks!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Groucho Barks!!

  • Rosie

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2623201-tiny.png?20130701163323" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/rpross2000">rpross2000</a>:<br />Rosie is 4yrs. old and thinks she is a Great Dane, until she gets chased, they she yells like she is being killed! lol

  • Like Father, Like Son!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Like Father, Like Son!!

  • Why not to dog in the yard!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Why not to dig in the yard!!!

  • Nothing like take-out!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Nothing like take-out!!

  • Sister Love!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Sister Love!!!

  • Just Quilting!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Just Quilting!!

  • Taking it Easy!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Taking it Easy!!!

  • Kidssss!!! Time for dinner!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Kidssss! Time for dinner!!!!

  • Window Pain!!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/carolinajewel">carolinajewel</a>:<br />Window Pain!!!

  • Baby Beauregard

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Ratbert310"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Ratbert310">Ratbert310</a>:<br />Left in a box in the snow @ 4 days old. This little guy has been the light of our lives after almost dying from exposure.

  • Todo

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/PABresler"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/PABresler">PABresler</a>:<br />Todo getting ready to pack.

  • I rescued Freddy as a kitten and had no idea he would grow soo much!!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/toosharp"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/toosharp">toosharp</a>:<br />I rescued Freddy as a kitten and had no idea he would grow soo much!!

  • The best dog in the world.. he definitely saved me!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Randi_Biller"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1281570823/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Randi_Biller">Randi Biller</a>:<br />Rescuing Trooper was the best thing we ever did. He literally walked into my office with a patient. He shows us unconditional love...we may have rescued him but he rescued us right back!

  • Max and Daphne

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Machelle_Williams"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1038425546/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Machelle_Williams">Machelle Williams</a>:<br />My pumpkins definitely saved me. On a road trip last Thanksgiving they did their "mom" a favor and sat in the same seat together for about 20 minutes...then the fighting began. I love them both. They are the bright spot in an otherwise very dull existence.

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