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Customer Stories

Our customers make discoveries possible. Hear directly from Embark customers about how DNA testing helped shape the care of their dogs and read heartwarming relative reunion stories.

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Embark Test Reveals Diego and Companion Dixie Are Siblings

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What would you do if you found out your beloved pup would eventually become blind? When Jane Flanders Salazar did an Embark dog DNA test for her dog Diego, she learned that he had two copies of a genetic variant that meant he would eventually lose his eyesight.  As reported in Newsweek, Jane rescued a...

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“Mason Mason” Rescues His Rescue Family

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It’s not a typo—Mason Mason is an adventurous dog who has trekked across 100+ miles of nature trails. Camping, kayaking, backpacking in the snow… he’s done it all. Even more importantly, this all-weather rescue pup brought love and healing to the Mason family during a time of need. Why did you Embark Mason? Mason is...

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Embark Customer Stories: The Winston Family

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When Winston came home to his new pet parents Griff and Laurel, he was a 50-pound bundle of sweetness and energy. A one-year-old rescue dog from Tennessee, Winston’s personality was immediately apparent—but wasn’t as clear as his breed, his background, and his health profile. That’s why Griff and Laurel turned to Embark. Earlier this year,...

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Taco’s Embark Journey

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Meet Taco 🐾 What’s his adoption story? He was adopted in March of this year from Saving Hope Rescue when he was just 3 months old. What does Taco like to do? Taco enjoys going for walks with his older brother, Shugart, and lounging on the back of the couch like a cat 🐈 Were...

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Tater’s Breed Reveal

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Meet Tater 🐾 He was rescued in Texas, but now lives in Florida where he spends most of his time going on hikes⛰️, visiting the beach🏖️, and wading in practically any body of water 🌊 “For the longest time, I thought he was a long-haired Chihuahua and Dachshund mix. He has NO Dachshund and instead,...

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Bentley’s Breed Reveal

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Watch this Embarker’s Breed Reveal video! https://res.cloudinary.com/embark/video/upload/f_auto,q_auto/v1/embarkvet.com/uploads/Bentley_@bentley_the_cattledogmix_breedreveal_video.mov?_i=AA “I had a great Embark experience! It was so easy to take and submit the swab. I was surprised that he had American Bulldog in his DNA. Also, it was so fun to see all the other dogs that are Bentley’s close relatives!” @bentley_the_cattledogmix Embarker Check out Bentley’s...

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Pup Finds Forever Home With Sibling After Being Shot

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Meet Tony and Cleo. These pups have also been known as Jack and Jill or Bonnie and Clyde. Their story has many twists and bumps in the road that brought them to their forever home. The pups were found together in Texas during the summer of 2017 and taken to a facility in Odessa. Known...

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Dog Saves Woman’s Life After She Recovers from Horrific Home Invasion

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Angela May Weaver and Outlaw were meant to be paired together. Angela may have adopted Outlaw, but she says he’s the one who ultimately saved her life. The tragic story that brought them together Angela adopted Outlaw shortly after she was involved in a home invasion in Salton City, California in May of 2016. Three...

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How a Dog DNA Test Helped Save Molly’s Life

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When she brought Molly to the veterinarian for a regular physical exam, Sue Benner didn’t expect to find a genetic health risk. That surprise finding may have saved Molly’s life. Sue took Molly, her 4-month old purebred Keeshond puppy, to see Dr. Sharon Minninger at Telford Veterinary Hospital in Souderton, Pennsylvania for a physical examination...

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Embark Connects Two Sibling Pups With New Relative Finder

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Embark’s Doggy DNA Relative Finder has only been available since November, but we’ve already heard from several pup-parents about canine relatives being brought together for the first time since puppyhood. Read the story of Jude and Lucy, two sibling pups adopted from the same litter 10 years ago, who were able to meet up for...

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Senior Pup Siblings Reunite

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Meet 12-year-old siblings, Allie and Cooper. These two gorgeous pups have lived their whole lives only an hour away from each other in Michigan…but their parents had no idea until Allie and Cooper used Embark dog DNA tests and explored our Relative Finder tool, revealing their nearby family members. Meet Allie Allie got her Embark...

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How Dog DNA Testing Shaped the Care of Two Pups

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Amanda and her fiancé John are proud pet parents to Roscoe and Riley. This happy California family discovered a canine health issue and turned to Embark for clarity. Roscoe’s story Roscoe was in John’s life before he met Amanda. The pair adopted Riley together. Both dogs were rescued from a shelter in Kentucky. Roscoe is...

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