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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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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...

Guide Dog Denied Access On Boardwalk Train Ride

Jhon Alzate tragically lost his eyesight in a car accident 30 years ago. Over the past 16 years, he...

Creating The Perfect Bucket List For Your Senior Dog

Facing the mortality of our senior dogs is a heartbreaking reality that inspires many loving paw-re...

Canine Custody Battles Emphasize The Importance Of Microchipping Your Pets

Two cases involving legal ownership of missing dogs – one with a microchip and one without &#...

According To Science, This Is What Your Guilty-Faced Dog Is REALLY Thinking

You know the look: bowed head, flat ears, eyes wide and cut to the side, back hunched, tail between...

When A Tornado Damaged This Shelter, Rescue Rebuild Saved The Day

One of the many wonderful charities iHeartDogs has paired with through our partnership with Greater...

Missing Dog Adopted By New Family Is Reunited With Her Original Owner

A heart-wrenching and eye-opening case involving a lost pooch sparked a viral debate via social med...

Loving Dog Dad Helps Handicapped Pups Get Rolling With Free Wheelchairs

Jason Parker and his Black Lab, Gunnar are best friends and hunting buddies. But that bond faced a ...

Sweet Dog Pretends To Love The Tiny Bed His Mom Bought Him By Mistake

Seriously, how awesome are dogs? They’re so darn happy and grateful for every little thing! O...

Outbreak Of Asian Dog Flu Hits Los Angeles County

Veterinarians across Los Angeles County are staying vigilant and warning dog parents to take precau...

“Dangerous” Dog’s Death Sentence Stands Despite Pardon From Governor

An unprecedented case is making headlines and raising questions about dangerous dog laws. The fate ...

Shelter Pups Find Treats & Forever Homes At Doggy Easter Egg Hunt

Imagine a lovely spring afternoon watching dozens of adoptable shelter dogs dressed in their Easter...

Man’s Kind Gesture Sparks A Moving Memorial For Dog Killed In Stockholm Attack

Four people tragically lost their lives Friday in a vicious attack when a man drove a stolen truck ...

5 Ways To Moisturize Your Dog’s Dry Skin

Itchy skin in dogs is often caused by simple dryness. Lack of moisture is an especially big problem ...

7 Things Your Deceased Pet Would Want You To Know

At iHeartDogs and iHeartCats we often write about coping with the loss of a beloved pet. We do this...

Rescued Mama Dog Watched Her 10 Pups Get Adopted, Now It’s Her Turn

Beautiful Abigeal was discovered at a Miami construction site in September 2016. She had given birt...

These Photos Show What Life Is REALLY Like With Multiple Dogs

It starts out innocently enough. You don’t want your pup to be lonely, so you bring him home a...

Talking To Your Pets Isn’t Crazy, It’s A Sign Of Social Intelligence

I admit it: I talk to my pets. I even have a different voice for each one. My non-animal friends th...

Adoring Dog Mom Makes A Mini-Plate For Her Pup Every Dinnertime

As loving pawrents, we’ve probably all felt a pang of guilt watching our dogs eat the same ol...

8 Ways To Keep Your Dog’s Heart Healthy

Heart disease affects dogs differently than humans. For example, coronary artery disease is quite c...

6 Solutions For Your Dog’s Dry Coat & Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body and the very first sign of health you see when you look at...