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Dina Fantegrossi

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Dina Fantegrossi was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years before embarking on a career in writing. She has a soft spot for special needs pets and currently has 3 senior age rescue dogs - Finch, Rosie and Kio.

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Boy With Autism Gets “Pug-tastic” Birthday Surprise Thanks To Kind Strangers

As Andrew Vaughan’s 14th birthday approached, he told his sister McKenna he did not want a pa...

Unadoptable Dog Becomes Ohio’s First Pit Bull Police K9

When Leonard arrived at the Union County Humane Society in Ohio, the staff were concerned about his...

Do Pet Owners Have The Right To Call Themselves Parents?

This past October, an article entitled, “Pets Are Not Children, So Stop Calling Them ThatR...

Food Donations Help Abandoned Shelter Pup Get Adopted

A young Crawford County, Indiana dog named Buddy was abandoned in a particularly cruel manner. The ...

Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne Reveal Plans To Open A Dog Daycare On Their Estate

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are known animal lovers who advocate for pet rescue. They currently have s...

Woman Takes Dog On Epic Mother’s Day Road Trip To Visit His Birth Mama

Waylon the Old English Sheepdog came into Paige Moomey’s life in 2014 and quickly stole her h...

Shelter Volunteer Gives Mama Dog The Best Mother’s Day Ever!

Shelter volunteers are often the unsung heroes of animal rescue. Thanks to their selflessness, dogs...

Hiker & Dog Found After 6 Days Lost In The Wilderness

A young woman and her dog are safe after six terrifying days in the Montana wilderness. 23-year-old...

Fun-Filled Dog Festival Raises Money For Pups In Need

Does a day packed with food trucks, photo booths and dozens of adorable dogs romping through a 4,00...

Dog Left Chained & Alone For 5 Years Learns To Love Again

Five years ago Treya’s owner was murdered. In that moment, her life was shattered along with ...

Ninja Warrior Battles To Save Homeless & Exploited Dogs

You may recognize Andrew “Roo” Yori as one of the super-human competitive athletes from...

Studies Show Birthday Celebrations Aren’t Just For Humans Anymore

Lily’s Kitchen is a line of dog and cat foods created from natural ingredients and based on m...

URGENT: Dog/Cat Food Recalled Due To Salmonella

On May 5,  Smallbatch Pets Inc. in Portland, Oregon issued a voluntarily recall for two lots of ...

Firefighters Mourn Search & Rescue Dog After Decade Of Service

Nikko, Riverside Fire Department‘s long-time search and rescue dog, passed away this week. Hi...

The End-Of-Life Option That All Pet Parents Should Consider

Helping your pet cross the Rainbow Bridge is an excruciating experience that many people cannot e...

US Airman Reunites With His Canine Partner After 3 Years

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. The images of US Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam W...

UPDATE: Dog Found Chained To A Cinder Block & Left To Drown Has Been Adopted!

UPDATE 5/12/17: Just two weeks ago, Deputy was another nameless, abandoned dog. Someone chained him...

Charity Flies Soldier’s “Battle Buddies” To The USA

You may have read other posts about how our partnership with Greater Good helps pair disabled ve...

Class Action Lawsuit Calls Prescription Pet Foods A Scam

Several manufacturers of canine and feline prescription diets, as well as PetSmart, Banfield Pet Ho...

14-Year-Old Dog & His 81-Year-Old Human Save Woman’s Life

Ray Overall is no stranger to saving lives – he was a volunteer firefighter for 25 years. For...

Dog Family Tree Reveals How Canine Breeds Came To Be

After 20 years of collecting DNA samples from dogs all over the world, geneticists at the National...

Therapy Dogs Help Actors Cope With Difficult Scenes On Hit Drama

If you watched Netflix’s series, 13 Reasons Why then you know there are several scenes that ...

City’s New Ordinance Restricts Dog Tethering To 3 Hours A Day

A new anti-tethering ordnance imposed on the city of Detroit states that no dog shall remain tether...

8 Things Your Puppy Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

If you are anything like me, you melt into a puddle of useless, blubbering mush in the presence of a...

Seattle Rescue To Welcome 11 Beagles Saved From The Korean Meat Trade

Violet, Blue, Orange, Green – 11 Beagles rescued from the South Korean meat trade are current...

California Bill Aims To Save Dogs From Unnecessary Police Shootings

Approximately 10,000 dogs are shot and killed by American police officers each year. A proposed Cal...

Rescue Helps Abandoned 20-Year-Old Dog Heal His Heart

It’s a scene shelter workers witness all too often: owners relinquishing their senior dogs be...

Hero Veteran Is Matched With Life-Changing Service Dog Thanks To YOUR Purchases!

iHeartDogs has teamed up with GreaterGood.org to help fund the efforts of their Pets & Vets Sig...

Have You Noticed Your Dog Is Slower To Rise? Try Giving This Daily

Is your dog less active or having trouble with everyday activities like rising after sleeping, climb...

3 Vet-Recommended Supplements For Senior Dogs

Although dietary supplements can be beneficial at any stage of life, many people don’t start t...