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Couple Rescues 11,000 Dogs and Finds Them New Homes

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A South Carolina couple has adopted over 11,000 dogs since 2005 in an effort to save dogs from being euthanized. The pair—Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw—currently live with 86 rescue dogs in their home.

“We are the guest,” Danta tells CBS News. “We have a king-size bed that we share with about 15 to 18 dogs a night.”

Following Hurricane Katrina, Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw provided aid to dogs who were left homeless from the storm, eventually opening up their own rescue shelter. The rescue, called Danny & Ron’s Rescue, rescues puppy mill dogs, bait dogs and shelter pets, and is located in their home in Rembert, South Carolina.

According to the outlet, the couple only planned to rescue some dogs for a couple of weeks, but there was always another dog who needed help. Over ten years and thousands of dogs later, the two are having a film made about their lives saving animals.

The film, “Life in the Dog House,” is opening in select theaters September 12. It explores the trials and tribulations, as well as the joy, that comes along with housing thousands of rescue dogs in your own home. All of the net proceeds made from the film will be donated to rescue charities around the country.

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