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Why Rescue? Meet Stanley.
Sometimes, one dog just tugs at your heart

Please watch the video and share your feelings about Stanley, rescue and dogs in your life who have received second chances. For updates on Stanley's progress, please go to Respect-A-Bull and his Facebook page.

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Julia Kamysz Lane, owner of Spot On K9 Sports and contributing editor at The Bark, is the author of multiple New Orleans travel guides, including Frommer’s New Orleans Day by Day (3rd Edition). Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Poets and Writers and Publishers Weekly.

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Submitted by Dianne | January 10 2010 |

My heart breaks every day for all those dogs who don't get another chance at life and end up killed in "shelters". I look at my rescued pack of 3 dogs and know for sure it could have been their fate too. But, fortune intervened and we adopted them. If only people would realize what gems are waitng behind their local shelter's doors. Such fabulous dogs just waiting, waiting for a chance at life rather than death.
It makes me nuts when thousands of folks line up to adopt the high profile dogs (read Katrina or even Stanley) but never step forward to adopt dogs who are just as needy and being killed every day, their only crime being no home. Come on people, we have to stop all the killing. Go to your shelter and adopt a friend. Particularly consider a pitbull. These dogs are wonderful if only given a chance. I know that 2 of my 3 dogs are glad we gave a pittie a chance at life--they are enjoying LIFE every day.
RIP Jingle Dog, I swear, I will never forget you. I pray every day that the killing stops and that there are NO MORE HOMELESS DOGS.

Submitted by Jessica | January 10 2010 |

I look forward to Stanley's future updates! I wish more people would adopt from shelters and thank those who do!

Submitted by MistyCherise | January 10 2010 |

Never say never. Thank You to everyone that helped Stanley, and thank you to everyone that takes even a minute out of their day to help any animal. Three cheers for Stanley, and three cheers for all of the unsung rescuers out there!!!!!

Submitted by Carolyn | January 11 2010 |

This video is makes me sad for all the Stanleys out there ... and happy for the good work so many people do. My last 2 dogs have been shelter adoptions ... and all of my future dogs will be too. I hope for a happy life for Stanley and all the others --

Submitted by Tara in Denver | January 11 2010 |

This happens so much more often then the general public knows. Rescue is, unfortunately, sometimes a bit of an underground railroad. I can never contain the tears of joy for dogs like this. Stanley will at least always know he was loved! Live life to the fullest sweet boy!

Submitted by Jessica | January 17 2010 |

Stanley's story is very touching. Animal rescue needs all the support and outreach it can get. Glad to see that Stanley is going to be (I hope!) a masterful steward for the rest of those animals that need a second chance. Great video. Thanks for sharing Bark mag!

Submitted by Jane | January 24 2010 |

Please post an update on Stanley soon. This article was very moving. Thank you.

Submitted by Julia Kamysz Lane | January 25 2010 |

Jane, thanks so much! If you click on the links within my blog post, you'll see new photos of Stanley and find updates on his progress. He's doing great!

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