Authors: alorarose (DW) & xsnarkasaurus (DW)
Title: Howl Creek Ranch
Main Pairing: Derek/Stiles
Additional Pairings: Allison/Scott
Rating: Teen (for some kissing, aftermath of animal abuse)
Warnings: Past relationship trauma, trauma inflicted by parental death and alcoholism, offscreen animal abuse with onscreen recovery
Word Count: ~28k
Summary:Welcome to Howl Creek Ranch, where the four legged inhabitants out number the two legged ones by at least six to one--and that ratio changes without much notice. Derek Hale and Stiles Stilinski run a puppy ranch, where dogs are given a chance to shine. They not only work with shelters to take in those dogs that are unwanted or unadoptable for whatever reason, but they train all the dogs they get to be service dogs. Hearing dogs, seizure dogs, companion animals, even some that are given to the sheriff's department for police work. These two men, and their farm hands, Isaac and Scott, work every day to take care of those that don't have a voice, and match them up with those that need a friend.
Only, Derek has a past that he can't seem to get away from, and Stiles never did get over his nerves. They may be friends and partners, but when Derek finally admits that he loves Stiles, Stiles runs. Enter a dog named Shadow, abused to the point where he won't even eat. Can they help Shadow before it's too late? Can this abused dog help get them on the right path and find love?
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