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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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People Across The World Send Headdresses To Help Cover Former Bait Dog’s Wounds

3-year-old Abigail’s abuse case has been described by Miami-Dade Animal Services as the worst...

Ricky Gervais Forgets All About Promoting His New DVD When He Spots A Dog

Ricky Gervais is a hilarious actor/comedian, as well as an extremely outspoken animal lover and adv...

Founder Of Senior Dog Rescue Is Honored As A CNN Hero Of The Year

Since 2007, CNN has honored heroes and humanitarians making extraordinary changes within their comm...

8 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Try An Interactive Puzzle Toy

They say that idle paws are the naughty dog’s workshop – or something like that. Bored ...

Pit Bull Advocate & Former MMA Fighter Rehabs Animal Shelters In Need

Gordon Shell is a man willing to fight for what he believes in – literally. The former MMA fi...

Middle Schooler Runs Off The School Bus To Save His Dog From A House Fire

We have all heard the stories of heroic dogs coming to the aid of their humans during medical emerg...

14 Dogs Rescued From The Korean Meat Trade Will Start New Lives In The US

On Sunday evening 14 travel-weary dogs from South Korea arrived At Dulles International Airport. T...

Adopted Dog Becomes Comfort Canine For Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatments

Sometimes an adoption match is so perfect that it’s as if it was meant to be. That was the ca...

“Perfect Angel” Senior Pup Wants Nothing More Than To Find A Home For The Holidays

Sweet senior gal Zaney is a staff favorite at LifeLine’s Dekalb County Animal Services in Atl...

What Every Boxer Parent Needs To Know About Cancer

The number one search phrase suggested by Google when you begin to type “Why are Boxers…...

What To Do If Your Adolescent Boxer Develops Acne

Much like human teens, short-haired breeds like Boxers, Bulldogs, and Rottweilers can develop acne ...

This Heart Condition Is So Common In Boxers, It’s Actually Named For Them

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a life-threatening disease seen almost ex...

Great Dane Parents Need To Know About The Deadly Condition Called Bloat

40,000 – 60,000 dogs – mostly deep-chested giant breeds like Great Danes – suffer...

Your Great Dane’s Chronic Skin Condition Could Indicate A Mental Health Issue

As big and menacing as they may look, Great Danes tend to be Nervous Nellies on the inside. These g...

This Painful Genetic Condition Could Cost Your Great Dane His Eyesight

Great Danes are among the dog breeds with a genetic predisposition for a hereditary disorder called...

7 Mistakes Dog Owners Make When Storing Their Pet Food

How you store your dog’s carefully-chosen pet food may be just as important as what the diet ...

Ohio Hotel Treats A Terminally Ill Dog To One Final Swim

Bronx, a 7-year-old Pit Bull mix, was diagnosed with a rare disease that causes kidney failure and ...

Protective Pit Bull Puppy Rescues Teen From A Violent Sexual Attack

Brooklyn resident Sonia Valcarcel was originally against her son Carlos bringing home a puppy. She ...

Abandoned In Favor Of A New Dog, Zuzu Will Soon Get The ‘Wonderful Life’ She Deserves

Earlier this week we brought you the maddening story of Zuzu, the dog reportedly abandoned by her o...

Senior Sweetie Watches 375 Pets Get Adopted While She Still Waits

UPDATE, 12/12/2016: Thanks to everyone out there who shared sweet Melony’s story, she has now...

Heartbreaking Photo Captures A Boy’s Tender Final Moments With His Dog

Children often learn about death through the loss of their first pet. Professional photographer, Ma...

Couple Adopts The Last Dog Left At The Shelter, A Disabled German Shepherd

In the animal world Black Friday means much more than crazy crowds and super savings. Many shelters...

Tiny Dog Experiences The World From Aboard Her Saint Bernard Brother’s Back

When Lulu the Japanese Chin was a tiny puppy, she took comfort in nestling in the warm, thick hair ...

Dog Missing Since 2013 Is Found 1200 Miles Away In New Jersey

When a dirty, matted dog arrived at an animal shelter in Paterson, New Jersey the staff checked her...

A Shelter Dog Who Beat Cancer & Helped Rescue A Cat Is Still Waiting To Be Adopted

Leopard, a 6-year-old Shar Pei mix, not only survived her battle with cancer, she also helped save ...

Hikers Find Dog Lost At National Park, Carry Her Over 3 Miles To Safety

As three hikers made their way through a secluded section of Australia’s Mt. Glorious Nationa...

Dog In Mourning For His Cat Best Friend Gets A New Kitten To Cheer Him Up

Forsberg the Golden Retriever and Ginger the Orange Tabby Cat were the best of pals. One pet was ra...

Toddler & His Labradoodle Sidekick Are The Cutest BFFs On Instagram

Sandi and Eric Swiridoff are the proud parents of Reagan the Labradoodle and the doting foster-gran...

Why German Shepherds Are Prone To Hip Dysplasia – And What To Do About It

German Shepherds are genetically predisposed to several diseases and conditions, but none so preval...

This Genetic Condition Could Affect Your German Shepherd’s Beautiful Eyes

The deep, soulful brown eyes of a German Shepherd can hypnotize you into giving them just about any...