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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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“Borrowed” Dog Brightens The Days Of Woman With Alzheimer’s Disease

Brothers Richard and Martin Dawson care for their elderly grandparents who live in an apartment att...

“Grumpy Dog” Adopted Thanks To Viral Photos

Sheldon the grumpy-faced Pibble is the perfect example of just how important shelter photography is...

Heroic EMT Rescues Blind Senior Dog Lost In The Mountains For 7 Days

The Cole family of California’s San Lorenzo Valley desperately searched for their 12-year-old Yel...

Traditional & Holistic Vets Agree: These 4 Tips Help Dogs Live Life To The Fullest

Whether you prefer a straight-laced veterinary clinician or a holistic vet with a focus on Chinese ...

Stray Dog Follows Extreme Athletes 430 Miles To A Better Life

When all you’ve ever known is survival, the smallest act of kindness can change your entire w...

Wounded Dog Can’t Stop Kissing Her Rescuers–And She Wants To Find Her Forever Home

You may have seen some of the recent press regarding “anti-tethering” laws. Some states...

Fate Brings Young Cancer Survivor & Three-Legged Shelter Dog Together

If you don’t believe in destiny, this story may just change your mind. Logan is a handsome, 2...

Read What Cesar Milan Has To Say About Millennials Owning Dogs

Cesar Millan burst onto the scene 12 years ago with his unique style of “training the humans ...

New Humane Treatment Law Would Protect Tethered Dogs In This State

A bill passed unanimously through the Washington state Senate this week that would help protect dog...

Deformed Dog Nobody Wanted Now Has Fans Lining Up To Adopt Him

Picasso and his brother Pablo were born into a litter of 5, but when their backyard breeder deemed ...

NYC Ban On Puppy Mill Sales Upheld By Federal Court

It has been just over 2 years since the city of New York passed a law restricting pet stores to s...

“4-Legged Houdini” Escapes Onto Roof Twice In One Hour

Huskies truly are the magicians of the dog world. If you don’t believe me, just check out thi...

Abused & Thrown From A Truck, This Dog Deserves To Know Love

Maggie Mae didn’t ask to be abused by humans. She didn’t ask to be tossed from a moving...

Dog Shows Off Her Comedic Skills And Doesn’t Even Know It

Lucas Alves Magalhães of Sao Paolo, Brazil adopted his mixed breed rescue dog, Pandora, when she w...

UPDATE: FDA Answers Questions About Deadly Dog Food Contamination

Update 3/2/17: When word spread that certain products from a popular dog food company had been expo...

What Every Dog Parent Needs To Know About Vaccine Reactions

Vaccinations have saved countless lives – both human and animal. But as with all pharmaceutic...

Shelter’s Desperate Facebook Plea Leads To 120 Dogs Finding Homes Or Foster Care

On February 22, Animal Care & Protective Services of Jacksonville, FL posted a desperate plea ...

Dog Takes “Smug” Photo After Swallowing Costly Ball

Sometimes dogs do silly things. Swallowing undigestible items may be the worst of them. Here is a l...

Senator Pushes New Bill To Drastically Reduce The Number Of Shelter Animals Euthanized Each Year

Senator Kevin J. Rader of Florida certainly had the best of intentions when he proposed Senate Bill...

Comedian Pranks Woman Who Refused To Clean Up Her Dog’s Poop At LAX

Airline travel seems to bring out the absolute worst in some people. Several unfortunate globetrott...

Deadly Bacteria Easily Spread Between Dogs Is On The Rise In These 3 States

Canine Leptospirosis is frighteningly easy to contract and even more simple to pass on to other dog...

Owner Secretly Films Her Huskies Escaping Their Baby-Gated Kitchen

Huskies are expert jumpers, powerful diggers and clever problem solvers – basically perfect s...

Ad Campaign Sheds Light On The Growing Problem Of Fake Service Dogs

Larry Bigelow has severe spinal osteoporosis and spinal fractures. He depends on his highly trained...

8 Ways To Help Your Dog Deal With The Grief Of Losing A Family Pet

The death of a beloved pet is devastating to the entire family, including the other pets in the hom...

Dog Mom Hopes Her Personal Heartbreak Will Raise Awareness About Groomer Safety

Jayme Buck dropped her 3 Shih Tzus, Brewsky, Guinness and Tashi off to be groomed on September 27, ...

Trainer Rescues Deaf Puppy From Death Row & Transforms Him Into A Therapy Dog

Dog trainer, Colleen Wilson had no intention of adopting a puppy, but when her best friend sent her...

Abused & Abandoned Rescue Pup Finds A Home At FDNY Firehouse

Erica Mahnken and her fiancé, Michael Favor of No More Pain Rescue didn’t ask any questions ...

5 Home Remedies For Doggy Diarrhea

Diarrhea in dogs is a symptom of a larger problem like stress, sudden diet change, food allergies, ...

Victory For Girl With Cerebral Palsy After Her Service Dog Is Banned From School

12-year-old Ehlena Fry and her Goldendoodle, Wonder, were the subject of a landmark Supreme Court h...

10 Vet-Recommended Ways To Save Money On Your Dog’s Medical Care

The inability to pay for care is one of the top reasons dogs are given up or abandoned. No one shou...