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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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Child’s Act Of Kindness Inspires Others To Pay It Forward For Shelter Dogs

Most 4-year-olds look forward to spending their birthday and Christmas money on toys. Jaxton Betsch...

Movie Star Dog Surprises Young Cancer Patient In The Hospital

12-year-old Brooke Mulford loves animals, especially dogs. When the movie, A Dog’s Purpose ...

Police Rescue Dog During Blizzard & Then Learn Her Tragic Backstory

New York Port Authority Police Officers Nicholas Armenti, Manny Luongo and Steve Corrigan captured ...

5 Secrets For Establishing A Successful Tooth Brushing Routine With Your Dog

For some of you lucky paw-rents, brushing your dogs’ teeth is simple. You just grab the tooth...

Texas Bill Aims To Regulate Dog Tethering Laws

Earlier this month, the Washington state Senate unanimously passed a bill to regulate and restrict ...

Tiny Dog Demands Kisses From Her Human Dad

Chihuahuas are known for their deep devotion to their favorite humans, but Chloe takes it to a whol...

More Shelters Are Removing Breed Labels So Adopters Can Choose With Their Hearts

There’s no such thing as second chances when it comes to first impressions. That’s why ...

Two-Legged Rescue Puppy Will Walk Right Into Your Heart On His New Prosthetic Legs

Life did not get off to a promising start for Cupid. The adorable fluffy puppy was found sealed in ...

UPDATE: DNA Test Proves Alleged “Wolf Hybrid” Is Just A Dog

Updated: 3/20/2017 The story of Capone – beloved pet to the Abbato family of Colorado for 10 ...

Vet Mistakenly Euthanizes Dog, But She Fights To Survive Against All Odds

Brittany Turnbill took her 8-year-old Shih Tzu, Sugar – whom she lovingly refers to as her &#...

Patrick Stewart Fosters A Pit Bull & Falls In Love At First Sight

Just when you thought Patrick Stewart couldn’t get any cooler, the iconic actor behind Star T...

Blood Donor Dogs: These Unsung Heroes Could Save Your Pup’s Life

Accidents, illnesses and complicated surgeries can leave patients desperately in need of blood tran...

Puppy Who Survived Heroin Overdose Has Found The Perfect Adopter

A once frightening story has a beautiful happy ending! Just 2 weeks ago it looked as if a tiny Chih...

New Study Reveals That More Homeless Animals Are Getting A Second Chance At Life

We’ve all heard the heartbreaking statistics: ‘X million’ dogs and cats end up in...

“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...

UPDATE: Picasso Has Undergone Dental Surgery & Will Soon Be Ready For Adoption

UPDATE 3/29/17: Remember Picasso? The impossibly adorable pup born with the unique facial deformity...

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...