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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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This Serious Dachshund Health Problem May Improve With A Simple Diet Change

Like every breed, Dachshunds are genetically predisposed to a handful of medical conditions. One of...

The Frightening Condition Dachshund Lovers Need To Be Aware Of

There is nothing more terrifying for a loving pet parent to witness than their beloved dog having a...

7 Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Emotionally Distressed

Every dog lover knows that our four-legged friends are most certainly capable of complex emotions, ...

You Won’t Believe How Gorgeous This Rescue Dog Is Under All That Matted Hair!

On the afternoon of October 26, teachers at a Detroit school contacted Detroit Dog Rescue after see...

How Shelter Photographers Save Lives, One Portrait At A Time

A beautiful photograph can mean the difference between a dog languishing in the shelter or being ad...

Once Starving, This Rescue Dog Now Tours Pup-Friendly Restaurants

In January 2014 Ivy Diep found a pitiful Yorkie Mix pup wandering the streets of LA. He was dirty, ...

Pit Bull Advocate Tells A Heartbreaking Tale: “The Day A Man Hit My Dog”

Animal welfare professional and Pit Bull advocate, Neely Conway shares her expertise and experienc...

6 Signs Your Dog Needs More Love In His Life

It’s impossible to be everything to everyone all the time. From the daily 9-to-5, to kids, bi...

Dog Mom Makes Brilliant Cardboard Cutout Costumes For Her Patient Pup

Chihuahua-mamatero is a little dog with a big personality. He and his mom, Semba live in Saitama Pr...

Toy Loving Therapy Dog Chooses A Different Plushie To Snuggle Each Night

Golden Retrievers are known for their incredibly loving and outgoing personalities. These character...

Bone Broth for Dogs: This “Soul Food” Is Perfect For Nourishing Sick Or Senior Pups

Everybody has a certain go-to comfort food that soothes them when they are ill. When dogs lose thei...

Compassion Fatigue: The Struggle That Few Animal Care Workers Want To Talk About

On May 12, 2016 veterinarian and shelter director, Jian Zhicheng passed away after injecting hersel...

8 Things You Need To Know About Microchipping Your Dog

One in three pets will get lost in their lifetime. A dog or cat goes missing every 7 seconds. The s...

This Sweet Pit Bull Is So Happy To Be Rescued, He Hops Right In The Van!

Hope For Paws Animal Rescue Organization is devoted to helping dogs in need. Many of their efforts ...

Uber Driver Delights His Passengers With Surprise Puppies

Uber driver Jonathan Guarano – or as he’s known on YouTube, Do GOOD Jonathan – be...

Man’s Free Puppy Turns Out To Be Much More Than Just A Dog

A sign reading Free Puppy caught the eye of a young man in Tuscon, Arizona this summer. When he met...

Service Dog In Training Steals The Hearts Of Instagram Users Everywhere

Like many young women, Jaquie Blake spends quite a bit of time on Instagram. What sets Jaquie apart...

Homeless Man’s Cardboard Sign Inspires This Animal Rescuer To Take Action

While exiting a Huntsville, Texas Walmart, a woman named Wilma Price – who happens to be the ...

Festive Fall Dog Portraits Will Bring A Smile To Your Face

Austrian photographer Anne Geier discovered her second great love with the help of her first love &...

Hero Vet Transforms “Unadoptable” Shelter Animals Into Beloved Pets

Dr. Matt Carriker and his Vet Ranch team understand all too well the dangers that stray animals fac...

11 Ways You May Be Unintentionally Shortening Your Dog’s Life

Having a dog is a big responsibility. They depend on you to make the best decisions for them on eve...

Missing Dog Returns Home With Fresh Incisions From A Mysterious Surgery

The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Dr. Bob Fier’s Collie, Prince are mysteri...

10 Dog Breeds Prone To Dental Disease

Dental health plays a major role in a dog’s overall wellness. Unfortunately, certain breeds a...

10 Dog Breeds That Make Wonderful Companions For Seniors

Not only do senior citizens tend to have more time and attention to devote to the care of their pet...

11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Uses Her Wish To Help Local Shelter Dogs

Every 35 minutes the Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills a request for a child battling a life-threaten...

Shelter Pets Are Overcome With Joy When Gifted Recycled Beds

At the RSPCA in Victoria, Australia one pet’s trash is another pet’s treasure. Several ...

Gamekeeper Goes Head First Into Mud Hole To Rescue Stuck Dog

Jazz the Cocker Spaniel was running across a Scottish grouse moor doing what Spaniels are born to d...

Couple Orders A 14ft Custom Bed To Accommodate Their 8 Dogs

Sleeping with dogs can be…interesting. Usually they wake comfy and refreshed, while you feel ...

How To Choose The Best Dog Bowl For Your Pooch

When it comes to feeding your dog, the bowl you choose is almost as important as what you put insid...

Beagle-Shaped Bed & Breakfast Is The Perfect Stay For Dog Lovers!

If you’re a dog lover, then obviously you are naturally drawn to things that have to do with...