Happy Rescue Stories Friday Friends!!

If you've been following along over this past year, you know that during these ruff times, animal shelters and organizations have been struggling to maintain enough funding and supplies to support the hundreds of adoptable dogs/pets in their shelters. We are doing everything we can to help their efforts!

At Fit & Go Pets we play an important role (sometimes big, sometimes small) in helping dog rescue parents and their dogs as they go through their rescue journey and adapt to a new life. We see, firsthand, entire lives changed for the better. We feel this role we serve is a big part of who we are as a company, and our duty, to help our community and help as many dogs and pawrents as possible. Learn how you can help at the bottom of this blog post.

And without further ado, we are so excited to introduce you to our February rescue story - meet Charlie!


  • Rescue date: 12/14/2022
  • Breed: mixed
  • Approximate age: 2 years old
  • Personality: he has a very energetic, friendly, and loving personality!
  • Loves to: he loves playing, gifts, and meeting new people

Her mom Julia tells us Charlie’s Rescue Story:

I started volunteering at a rescue shelter early November in 2021, my first day volunteering there was Charlie’s arrival day and we practically instantly clicked. No one knows where he came from, however my family and I knew he had been to about 4-5 foster homes and was still available for fostering and adoption. What originally was meant to be 3 days of fostering him quickly turned into 2 weeks. We saw that he was extremely friendly, energetic, and grateful to be with us. It was difficult to convince my parents (especially my father) and we returned him to the shelter because our time fostering him was over. Yet soon enough he was back home and we had officially rescued him. Each day we see how grateful he is as we continue to grow closer. He’s improved our lives by so much, each day, especially on hard ones, when we get home and see his face, his joy and excitement just brightens up our world.

The greatest lesson:

Seeing how grateful they are for being given a loving home

A piece of advice: 

It’s equally beneficial for you and the dog as your giving of a loving forever home is equally greeted with love from your pet.

What I wish I had known:

It can be a lot of work, however the joy in the house during the process makes it all worth it!