Hall of Fame

All time crowd favorites selected from an extraordinary and diverse catalog of content.

Heroic Man Rescues Dying Dog from Houston Highway

“Yeah, I’m just kind of a softie on that kind of stuff,” Rickey Young said. “I have a dog, and I’d hate to see him on the highway like that.” Read more

Ten-Year Shelter Dog Finally Gets a Home

“The adoptive family came right in saw him, heard his story and fell in love. We knew he had a family out there waiting for him, it was just going to take time.” Read more

New York and Ohio Pass Puppy Mill Bills

“This is a good step in the giant undertaking of getting rid of puppy mills, which only produce suffering,” said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal. Read more

Boston Firefighter Risks Life to Save Husky from Icy Death

“We look at the pets like citizens,” Sean Coyle said. “They’re loved by their owners and we want to make sure, whether it’s in a burning building or a freezing lake, we just want to get them out safe.” Read more

Pit Bull Puppy has a Special Gift for Comforting Others

Dominic, a pit bull puppy, was rescued and taken in by a vet tech in Eaton, Colorado. As Dominic spent more time at the clinic it became clear he had a special gift for comforting the dogs who were recovering at the clinic. Read more

Unwanted Dog Becomes Young Girls' Hero

A family dog who had been given away saved his three- and nine-year-old girl owners when they were grabbed by a stranger who intended to sexually abuse them. Read more

Loving Dog Photobombs Baby Portrait

Some dogs just have a knack for jumping in front of the lens at the last second. Read more

Pit Bull Sacrifices Self to Save Owner from Attacker

A fundraiser for Chako’s medical care was started and exceeded within a day, and now he is home recovering with his eternally grateful mom. Read more

Puppy Doe's Abuser Faces 55 Years in Prison; Held on $500,000 Bail

A petition is circulating, asking for Craigslist to disallow listings for pets “free to a good home,” to prevent the kind of abuse Kiya endured. Read more

Pit Bull Named 2013 Hero Dog of the Year

She was presented with the award at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. No, dogs don’t really care about awards unless they’re made out of bone marrow, but they certainly enjoy the attention that ceremonies bring, and Elle certainly received her fair share of it! Read more

Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter

Benjamin and Hope Jordan were horrified to learn that the woman they trusted to care for their son for five months had been abusing him when she thought no one was watching. But someone was – the dog. Read more

Puppy Saved from Torture Reunited with His Rescuer

A dog rescued from a life of torment greets the man who saved him in an emotional reunion. Read more

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