A Rescue Dog’s Poem

Posted on February 7th, 2008 in Cute Pets Stories, Dogs, Pet Poems, Rescue Pets


This poem was given t0 me by the owner of Russell Rescue and Multiple Breed Rescue at Crazy W Farm in Elyria, Ohio. It’s source is anonymous.


Once I was a lonely dog just looking for a home. I had no place to go, no one to call my own. I wandered up and down the streets in rain, in heat, in snow. I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.

My skin would itch, my feet were sore, and my body ached with pain. No one stopped to give me a pat or gently say my name. I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run. For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.

Then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet, with arms so soft that reached down to me and took me off my feet. “No one again will hurt you,” was whispered in my ear. “You’ll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear.”

“You will be dry, you will be warm, you’ll have enough to eat. And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet.” I was afraid, I must admit, I’ve lived so long in fear. I can’t remember the last time when I let a human come so near.

As she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur, she told me about this “rescue group” and what it meant to her.

She said, “we are a circle, a line that never ends.. In the center of it, there is you protected by new friends. All around you are the ones that check the pounds, and those who share their homes with you after you’ve been found.”

“All the other folks are searching near and far, to find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star.” She said, “there is a family, they are waiting very patiently, and pretty soon we’ll find them, just you wait and see.”

“And then they’ll join our circle, they’ll help to make it grow, so there’ll be room for more like you who have no place to go.”

I waited very patiently. They days, they came and went. Today is the day, I kept on thinking, my family will be sent. Then just when I began to think it wasn’t meant to be, there were people standing there gazing down at me.

“I could tell they felt it, too, for a special dog like you.”

Now every night I say a prayer to all the Gods that be. Thank you for the life I live and all you’ve given me. But most of all, protect the dogs in the pounds and in the streets. And send a Rescue Person to them to lift them off their feet.

8 Responses to “A Rescue Dog’s Poem”

  1. Amy says:

    awwwww….. yea, I rescue but I can’t read that without crying!

  2. valerie orenich says:

    Ugh, having rescue dogs this hits home

  3. GoGo says:

    very touching, I can see the “boo boo” faces now and would probably rescue all I could! Very heart warming story!

  4. AnimalLuvr says:

    OMG I am hysterical crying from reading that poem. Bittersweet. Sad first but then with a happy ending :()

  5. Nora says:

    Hi – was just surfing the net looking for poems and found your site. Thought you would want to know it is not anonymous, it was written by Arlene Pace on September 18, 1998.

    She says – When I wrote this poem it was inspired by my foster Sheltie “Patchie” who, by the way, is in a home where he is the light of their eyes. I think now that it is more in the way I see the rescue efforts of all the people that are doing such a great a job all over this country. So I wish to dedicate this poem to all of you in rescue, the doers, the helpers, the donators of money and/or time and tears.

  6. Milo Tiernan says:

    I am very thankful to this topic because it really gives great information *;.

  7. lisa h says:

    oh my gosh! that brought tears to my eyes.

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