The Just Love Project 027: Ken’s Co-Pilot

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Ken has driven a truck professionally for seven years. If you ask him about his time on the road, those years are divided into two sections, and not evenly. The first five, while certainly successful, simply don’t compare to the last two. Actually, the last 19 months to be exact. All thanks to a routine stop at a Target in …

The Just Love Project 026: Bailey’s Converts

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Occasionally, people still get afraid of Bailey despite his best efforts. Bailey is a pittie rescue, and Alexandra admits that for people who don’t know him, stereotypes and ‘bully-breed’ labels create an expectation that he might be dangerous. She always wants to tell those people the same thing. “If you only knew what a baby he really is,” she says. …

The Just Love Project 025: Kona’s Claim to Fame

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Dogs do lots of things on accident. They’ll mistake your shoe for their favorite chew toy. They’ll barrel through your home like a freight train, with little regard for the path of destruction trailing behind them. When they’re very young, they pee. Everywhere. On everything. All the time. Dogs doing things by accident comes with the territory. It’s sort of …

The Just Love Project 023: Bella Knows Best

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“She had worn down her kennel bars trying to get to be with people.” Even 11 years later, Lesley remembers the day she met Bella well. Her feverish desire to be around people never went away. It just needed to be harnessed. That afternoon was day one of that process. But, it wasn’t actually their first interaction. Lesley just didn’t …

The Just Love Project 020: Present Company Perfected

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Nearly four years ago, Michele Borello lost her mother after a rapid health decline. Already planning on adopting a dog, Michele brought Butch home within days of her mother’s passing. Looking back on the experience now, she’s not sure how she would have endured the time without him. “He absolutely got me through the grieving process,” Michele says. With a …

The Just Love Project 019: The Wrigley Welcome Wagon

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Every day can be a victory parade if you’ve got the right attitude. Just ask Badger & Angus. Along with their humans, Christy & Matthew, the four live in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, where they’ve grown an adoring fan base roaming the streets near Wrigley Field. Gamedays, off days, rain, shine, win, lose – it’s not hard to find Badger & …