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Serving Those Who Serve: A Foster For Zeke

Our nation depends on the courage, and commitment of those who choose to serve. Their service includes personal sacrifice affecting those they love – including their pets. A career of military service should not preclude close personal bonds with family – two or four-legged. In fact, those close pet relationships provide something to look forward…

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Adventures of a Dog Whisperer

Those of you who know long-term Homeward Bound volunteer, Tatia Taylor, have felt her presence missed at Homeward Bound. Now that her return date is set, we’re allowed to tell you where she has been. Tatia is many extraordinary things: human mom, dog mom, camper, hiker, adventurer, and recognized dog whisperer. But we bet you…

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Living the Holiday Spirit, All Year Long

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, And outside the house, Two doggies were chained, With less than the meadow mouse. Roland saw them as he drove by. Two dogs chained together in the mud. A dilapidated fruit box, their only shelter in the freezing temperatures and the rain. Entwined as they were, with only three feet…

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Where The Sugar Flows

In the big dog Park at Homeward Bound, the rough and tumble play. But on the other side of the fence is where the sugar lives. Sugar Shack Acres is home to Homeward Bound’s most senior dogs: the sugar faces – and our sanctuary dogs – like once-and-forever feral Red. Because Homeward Bound is one…

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Max and Felix: Together Forever

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month. Fittingly, we bring you the happy “tail” of two seniors who arrived this summer and left proving, once again, that love is ageless. Max and Felix came to us out of tragedy. Their humans, heartbreakingly, perished together. At ten years of age and very closely bonded, the brothers suddenly found themselves…

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Korea Dogs: A Happy Update

In March, we welcomed four beautiful Golden Retrievers – part of a group of 64 rescued from the South Korea meat market by the Humane Society International. Most of the dogs were adopted directly through their partner, the San Francisco SPCA. But Talgi, Roger, Lena and Myra had extraordinary needs that would require more time…

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The Long Way Home

Home for Erika and Gwen is the United States. But as Foreign Service gypsies, they travel the world. Their most recent home is Pakistan. For our government, they have accepted posts in often dangerous places: Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, and more. The locals can be hostile, and, as auditors, they are not exactly welcomed by…

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Lilly & Lucy: A Foreign (Rescue) Affair

Recently, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue received a special request. It had nothing to do with Goldens – but everything to do with rescue and love. Two women, both in service to our country, need our help. We could not say ‘no.’ And so now – we ask for yours. Not for funds, but to…

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From Korea, to Love

Last week, we received a call from the San Francisco SPCA (SFSPCA), asking if Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue could support a very special needs boy. Talgi was one of a group of 64 dogs rescued by the Humane Society International from a South Korean dog meat “farm” in February, 2016. There have been a…

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