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Dog Rescue Stories: Oakley and Phoenix were Helpless and Emaciated until Their Forever Mom Found Them

By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor

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Oakley is a five year old cattledog mix, and Sara’s very first rescue. A real life rescue! She was attending college in Florida and was on her way to the grocery store one day…the day that changed her life forever. On the side of the road, she saw a small, emaciated, white puppy with an adorable black face. It was clear that he wasn’t in good shape. There was no way this dog was going to make it, at least not without some help.oakley-1That day, Sara vowed that she would continue to do her best to rescue dogs that need homes. She brought Oakley home that day with no leash, collar, food, and toys. The minute he got into her car he fell asleep on her lap. He knew he was saved and he knew his life was about to change. Oakley is now the most spoiled and loved dog she knows. He loves everyone he meets from humans to small critters, like mice!phoenix-1Phoenix is one year old American Rottweiler, and the goofiest dog Sara has ever met. She rescued him from a Craigslist ad when he was just four months old. He was being crated in a cage so tiny, he couldn’t move. Until Sara rescued him, he had never been on grass, on a walk or even in a car for vet. Phoenix went from having zero attention and exercise to living in a loving home with two other dogs! He enjoys hiking on the weekend with his fur siblings and boat rides with his mom at work!oakley-and-phoenix

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Guess I’ll drink my Mountain Drool today since Dog isn’t on the ballot for P.O.T.U.S ???? #DogForPrez2016

A photo posted by Phoenix, Oakley + Gracie (@theharborhounds) on

It appears as though your the only one who cares that it’s raining, mom. ☔️#Let’sGoToThePark !

A photo posted by Phoenix, Oakley + Gracie (@theharborhounds) on

Uh Gracie, you’re tootsies smell like Fritos ???? #ImTellingMomYouNeedABath!

A photo posted by Phoenix, Oakley + Gracie (@theharborhounds) on

Soaking up these last few heatwaves in October ????#SandyPaws

A photo posted by Phoenix, Oakley + Gracie (@theharborhounds) on

Brothers that get sprayed by skunks together stay together ???? #DontTellMomWereOnTheBed

A photo posted by Phoenix, Oakley + Gracie (@theharborhounds) on

Excuse you, please do not interrupt… We’re watching Animal Planet ???? #WeBetterHaveDVR

A photo posted by Phoenix, Oakley + Gracie (@theharborhounds) on

That awesome moment when you get a new bed and bowl from the #HarmonyCollection at @petco ???? #ad

A photo posted by Phoenix, Oakley + Gracie (@theharborhounds) on

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