Rescue Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Rescue

Saying goodbye to Gracie

Tuesday, Dec 26th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our family welcomed a new family member into our home on Christmas Eve in 2010, and said goodbye to her on Christmas Day seven years later. Our beloved family member was an eight-year-old Lab/pit bull mix, who came with the name Gracie. I typically call euthanasia as the gift of the “final grace,” and it […]

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Help create more angels to save pets in need

Sunday, Dec 17th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our family has had more than its share of sick pets this year. Maybe yours has, too. And I can’t imagine dealing with the struggle to save them, and the pain of letting them go, without the rock-solid support and skill of the veterinary technicians who have cared for them (and us). When we lost […]

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There’s no love like the love of a senior pet

Thursday, Nov 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Shakira

Whether you’ve had them since puppyhood, adopted them long ago, or are just gazing into the eyes of a sweet senior at the shelter, the joys of older pets are countless. They’re more loving, more in-tune with our moods and activity level, less destructive than a puppy or active young dog, and — if adopted […]

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Bring joy into your life and adopt a shelter dog this month

Wednesday, Oct 4th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and my writing partner, Kim Campbell Thornton, shared the story of her recently-lost and much-loved adopted dog, Gemma, in our Pet Connection feature this week: Last month we lost our little Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, Gemma, to cancer. She was probably 16 or 17 years old, so she had a […]

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Remember Me Thursday: Honoring the joy an adopted pet can bring

Saturday, Sep 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Last year at this time, we were eagerly waiting to  welcome yet another adopted pet into our home. We only had Quin’C for a few short months before cancer took him — a cancer we knew he had before we adopted him. A decision we wouldn’t change no matter what! We also lost another adopted […]

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