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Christian Cotroneo

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Christian is a writer living in Toronto, Canada. A former reporter, foreign correspondent and editor, Christian mostly stays home now with his dog Luna.

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Life Is A Lot Sweeter For This Dog Who Once Lived In A Crate

While we like to think every dog has her day, some have to make the most of just a moment. For Chlo...

Every Little Thing Is New For Dog Who Was Born in A Cage

Everything is new. Not many dogs radiate that mantra quite like Irena. It’s obvious in every s...

Dog Found In A Trash Bag Gets The Ultimate Flight To Freedom

Not everyone pays close attention to the random flutterings of plastic bags at the dump. After all,...

Dog Who Had Given Up At Shelter Reaches Out For A Friend

Dogs often greet visitors to the shelter with yelps of hope, as they press up against the bars of t...

2-Legged Dog Inspires People From Around The World To Save Him

Even after everything he’s been through, there’s a light inside this two-legged dog that never ...

Old Dog Kept Inside Most Of His Life Can’t Get Enough Of Grass Under His Belly

T-Bone never met a patch of grass he didn’t love. In fact, he has the kind of body that seems muc...

Man Finds The Perfect Cure For Rescued Dog Who Couldn’t Stand Being Alone

Not many dogs like being apart from their family. In fact, some start giving you the most sorrowful...

Dog Left For Dead Leaps Into The Arms Of The Man Who Saved Him

You would be hard-pressed to catch anyone leaving Super Bowl LI early. Last February’s football m...

Super Senior Dog Steals A Woman’s Heart With Just One Glance

Elaine Seamans doesn’t know exactly what drew her to the old dachshund with the cloudy eyes, who ...

This City Is Turning A Dog Poop Epidemic Into An Energy Boom

As mayor of one of Canada’s most famously inventive cities, Dave Jaworsky has a lot of fresh idea...

Tiny Dog Was So Afraid Of Humans, She Had To Be Brought To The Shelter In A Sweater

When Echo arrived at the shelter, the tiny chihuahua seemed pretty much done with humans. Echo was ...

They Planned To Save 15 Dogs From Death Row, But Returned With Nearly 100

Every now and then, a group of Canadian animal rescuers visits one of America’s busiest kill shel...

Dog Left Tied Outside Burnt-Down Building Needed Just 2 Minutes To Know She Was Saved

Some dogs just have a way of finding just the right hands they need at just the right moment. When ...

Dog Put On Wrong Flight Found Halfway Across The Country

For about 24 hours, it seemed an entire country was out looking for a dog named Cooper. He was only...

Sad Dog Who Lived On His Own For Almost Two Years Surrenders To Love…And Sausages

Trying to convince a dog who’s been left to fend for himself for the last year-and-a-half that yo...

Old Blind Dog Dumped At Shelter Just Had To Put Her Faith In The Right Person

You can’t blame Chiquita for having trust issues. After all, she was 15 years old when her family...

Montreal’s Pit Bull Ban May Soon Spread To The Whole Province

A ban on pit bull type dogs in Montreal may soon be extended to the entire Canadian province of Que...

Dog Left Tied Outside In Pouring Rain Went Straight To Death Row

Pebbles must have been born under a dark cloud. Because bad luck seemed to follow her at every turn...

Dog Likely Used As Alligator Bait Is All About Snuggles Now

The way Sweet Honey Brown craves the warmth of her favorite human’s bed, the snuggles of her stuff...

Lonely Dog Left Behind At Campground Finds A Whole New Family To Take Him Home

Red isn’t much of a morning dog. Sure, he loves it when his family — Zofie Rot and Andrew Reves...

Loyal Dog Found Guarding His Dead Owner Was Going To Be Put Down — Until Someone Stepped In

William still isn’t over what he’s been through. Just a day after being rescued from a Los Ange...

Man Who Couldn’t Fit A Bed And His Dog In Apartment Gets Rid Of The Bed

Note: The names of the subject and his dog have been changed for confidentiality reasons. Marcus an...

‘Big, Mean’ Shelter Dog Melts When Someone Gives Him A Blanket

Not every dog strikes a picture-perfect pose at the shelter. In fact, many dogs are scared and confu...

Old Dog Survived On Rocks And Bones For 15 Days Waiting For Someone To Save Him

Despite being an old dog, Tony always seemed a little at odds with the world. He was afraid of grass...

Dog Saved From Traffic Now Gives Hugs To Everyone She Meets

For all her efforts to save the tiny dog weaving through Los Angeles traffic, there came a moment w...

Dog Waited Seven Days At Side Of Road Because His Owner Said, ‘Stay’

Few words mean more to a faithful dog than, ‘Stay.’ It is, in many ways, the ultimate test of a...

Tiny Dog Was Supposed To Be Too Mean To Ever Leave The Shelter

As if the odds against Zoey weren’t stacked high enough, someone at the Southern California shelt...

Dogs Saved From Slaughter Can’t Contain Their Excitement

Think of it as an underdog railroad. It runs clear from slaughterhouses in parts of South Korea and ...

Couple Arrives At Doggy Daycare And Finds Their Dog In A Shock Collar

A Chicago couple made a startling discovery after picking up their dog from a local daycare. The do...