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Story Project

personal stories from our APLB family

Chewie, by Paula Owens

My Chewie was a sweet, humble soul. Although small in stature, Chewie was mighty in spirit. He didn’t leave me with a monetary inheritance –

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My Roxy, by Alyssa M.

I brought Roxy home in April 2015. Her first “fur mom” needed to re-home her, and I volunteered to take her in. I had been

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My little Henry, by D.K.

Henry and I met under circumstances that were at the same time both amazing and clichéd. I was on the floor with seven Maltese-Yorkshire terrier

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Luther, by Milda Titford

Luther was never our choice. We were his choice. When we decided to adopt a dog from a kill shelter we envisaged something young, healthy

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Sweet Chloe, by Melanie B.

What do you do when your husband tapes pictures of an adorable miniature dachshund puppy all over the kitchen … a puppy that’s just waiting

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Red, by LM

We brought Red home when he was eight weeks old, and me seven months pregnant with our first child, with the hope that we were

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Colby Jack, by MH

I met Colby Jack in the parking garage underneath my apartment. I heard him meowing and at 1 a.m. went down to say hello. He

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My Nora by Morgan Harman

I saw Nora in one of the saddest Facebook videos I’d ever seen. She was in the shelter just completely shaking and looking terrified, with

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DIXA BABU by Dr Kuhu Roy

We adopted Dixa Babu, a rescued stray dog, under challenging circumstances in 2021. Our association went back to 2007, when he used to sing-bark to

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Pip, by Michael Jablonski

“The friend you’ve been waiting for has also been waiting for you. Meet each other at your local animal shelter.” The late Charles Romesburg, Professor,

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Special Holiday Schedule

We understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for pet parents missing their fur babies. APLB will be extending our hours this year to help you – we’ll get through this together.

Chat Room

Sun Dec 24: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun Dec 24: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Dec 25: 8 – 10 pm EST
Tues Dec 26: 8 – 10 pm EST
Wed Dec 27: 8 – 10 pm EST
Fri Dec 29: 8 – 10 pm EST
Sun Dec. 31: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun. Dec 31: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Jan 1: 8 – 10 pm EST

Video Support Group

Sat Dec 9: 7- 9 pm EST
Sun Dec 10: 7- 8:30 EST
Sat Dec. 23: 7 – 9 pm EST