Abandoned Mother Dog Completely Lights Up When She Gets Her First Toy

iHeartDogs works closely with GreaterGood.org to donate a portion of sales to their various charity efforts. Through the Rescue Bank program, thousands of shelter dogs and cats each year are able to have food, provided by Greater Good Charities. Thanks to the support of customers like you, happy endings like the one below are made possible. When Sugar and Brownie the dogs were found by Westbury CARE, they were both very pregnant, homeless and about to give birth any day.  … Read more

Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Speaks Out About Harrowing Attack & Dognapping Case

After months of recovering from an attack at gunpoint that resulted in two of Lady Gaga’s prized French Bulldogs going missing, dog walker Ryan Fischer has spoken out.  On February 24, Fischer went to take the pop star’s three dogs for a walk. Miss Asia, Gustav, and Koji padded closely next to him as he walked down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The group of four had just started walking down a dimly lit residential street when they were met … Read more

UK’s “Unluckiest” Dog Returns To Shelter 14 Years After Being Adopted

After 14 years, a Spaniel named Tandie is back at the same rescue she was originally adopted from in the UK. She’s now being dubbed the UK’s “unluckiest” dog — but it’s actually a blessing in disguise that she ended up back in the same shelter.  In 2007, Tandie, her mom, and her seven siblings were brought to the UK’s RSPCA when they were found as strays. They all went off to loving homes — but now, after her owner … Read more

UK Officials Criticize Rescue Of Dogs From Kabul As “Prioritizing Pets Over People”

Animal rescuer and former Royal Marine Pen Farthing has finally made his “Operation Ark” a reality. But now that the animals are safe, people are criticizing the rescue effort.  Farthing, the founder of animal rescue, Nowzad based in Kabul, Afghanistan, had been rushing to get his nearly 200 rescued dogs and cats to safety via a charter plane to the UK following the Taliban takeover of the country. Amid this, two blasts near the airport in Kabul killed 13 American … Read more

US Department Of Veteran Affairs Will Pay For Service Dogs For Veterans With PTSD

For the first time in American history, the US Department of Veteran Affairs will pay for service dogs for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The PAWS ACT, or “Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act,” will authorize the VA to create a pilot program on dog training therapy. It will provide dog training skills and service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses beginning January 1, 2022.  The act was signed into law on August 25 — and … Read more

Animal Rescuer Nearly Killed In Kabul Attack: “Everything Is Chaos Here”

Animal rescuer and ex-Royal Marine Pen Farthing had a close call in Afghanistan Thursday when a deadly explosion near Kabul airport occurred — killing at least 60 people, including 13 American service members. During the attack, a gunman targeted the car that Farthing was inside of, but he and others managed to escape unharmed.  Farthing is the founder of Nowzad, a rescue group for dogs, cats, donkeys, and other animals, with its headquarters in Kabul. Since the Taliban took control … Read more

Grief Stricken Dog Mom Calls For Pet Bereavement Changes In The UK

When Wendy O’Grady’s beloved Chocolate Labrador, Zac, passed away from cancer last month, she was stricken with grief.  She had the sweet dog for nearly 12 years, and without him, she wasn’t sure how to move forward. Zac had been a gift from her husband, Mike after O’Grady suffered miscarriage after miscarriage — and in his own special way, Zac helped O’Grady heal from the pain of dealing with fertility issues.  In the time following Zac’s death, O’Grady took two … Read more

UK Stars Ricky Gervais & Peter Egan Fight To Save Beagles From Animal Testing

Across the United Kingdom, it’s legal for dogs, cats, and other animals to be bred and used in laboratory experiments — but two British stars are trying to stop it.  Downton Abbey star Peter Egan and comedian Ricky Gervais, two very vocal animal advocates, have recently launched an online petition to give lab animals the same rights as domestic pets under the Animal Welfare Act. The Animal Welfare Act traditionally protects people’s pets against cruelties. However, in laboratory testing, these … Read more

Family Heartbroken After Their Dog Dies From Heatstroke At Local Groomer

A New Jersey family is heartbroken after their beloved dog, a 5-year-old Newfoundland named Samson, died after a visit to a local grooming salon.  Jennifer Laddy went to pick up Samson at Glamour Paws Boutique in Mahwah last week when she noticed her dog was struggling to breathe and stand up. They immediately rushed him to the vet, where they said he was suffering from heatstroke.  “They took his temperature which was 109.5 at that moment,” Stephen Laddy, Jennifer’s husband, … Read more

Governor Andrew Cuomo Reportedly Abandons His Dog After Moving Out Of Executive Mansion

As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo packed up his belongings from the Executive Mansion in Albany after stepping down from office amid sexual assault allegations, he left one very important thing behind: his dog, a 3-year-old Husky mix named Captain.  According to the Albany Times-Union, Cuomo instead asked his staff members to take care of the dog as he left him behind. Cuomo is now leaving the state to go on vacation with no set plan on where the dog … Read more

UPDATE: Buddy, The Dog Set On Fire By A Child, Finally Gets His Bandages Off!

Buddy the dog has seen unthinkable cruelty — but the light at the end of the tunnel is finally here.  After being found set on fire by a child this April in Mississippi, Buddy was forced to live covered in bandages to help heal his painful burn wounds. Now, Buddy is bandage-free and continuing his recovery journey at the Mississippi State Veterinary Hospital.  Without the bandages covering his eyes, Buddy can now see to play with toys and wander around … Read more

Model Olivia Culpo Heartbroken After Her Dog Is Barred From JetBlue Flight

Sports Illustrated model Olivia Culpo was devastated recently after her dog was reportedly banned from a JetBlue flight.  Culpo slammed the airline in her Instagram story on Friday after the dog, who was reportedly pre-approved to fly, was barred from flying, causing the model to cancel her flight. She was on her way home to visit her parents who were suffering from COVID-19.  “I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had a crying escapade at the airport but … Read more

UPDATE: Afghanistan Animal Rescue In Danger Due To Taliban: “They Need Our Help Now”

UPDATE: According to tweets from British animal activists Peter Egan and Dominic Dyer, who have been keeping in touch with NOWZAD representatives, Pen Farthing and his animals have just landed at Heathrow Airport safely. His staff was unable to board, but they continue their efforts to evacuate their people. Farthing and his staff have faced an enormous amount of animosity from both politicians and the public for refusing to leave their shelter animals behind, but they were determined in their … Read more

Days Of Our Lives Star Mourns The Loss Of His Beloved Senior Dog

Sadly, the Rainbow Bridge has gained yet another addition: Days of Our Lives star Bryan Dattilo’s pooch, Shamus.  Dattilo had Shamus for 13 years and is heartbroken at the loss. He posted a photo of the dog on his Instagram page to share the news with his fans.  “Shamus Ace Dattilo,” Dattilo said on Instagram. “13 years of love and devotion. RIP.” The beloved German Shorthaired Pointer will truly be missed. Fans flooded Dattilo’s post with words of condolence and … Read more

Actor Chris Evans Reveals What He & His Rescue Pup Do “On A Saturday Night”

Actor Chris Evans has revealed what he does every Saturday night — and as it turns out, he’s not that different from the rest of us. He plays with his dog.  In a recent Instagram post, Evans shared a video of his rescued pooch, Dodger, playing with a button toy. He’s trained Dodger to press different buttons that they say words like “treat” and “play.”  In the video, Dodger is shown pressing his paw onto the button and looking excited … Read more

Senior Dog Still Looking For Home Two Years After All Her Puppies Were Adopted

When 12-year-old Annalize arrived at Many Tears Animal Rescue in Pembrokeshire, Wales two years ago, she was in horrible condition.  The skin around her neck was raw from being chained. Her fur was completely matted and pulling at her skin. She was completely blind — and she was also pregnant.  She had been kept by a breeder to produce litter after litter of puppies, but finally, thanks to the rescue, she was safe. When Annalize gave birth to her final … Read more

Puppy Kicked Out Of Daycare For Constantly Laying On Top Of Other Dogs

This Husky pup is the life of the party — even if the other dogs at doggie daycare don’t know it yet.  In a hilarious video of stills posted on TikTok by user Stephmalak, a Husky pup is shown constantly jumping and laying on the backs of other dogs. “It’s called dominance,” the video is captioned.  A photo of the pup looking completely innocent is captioned, “When you get kicked out of daycare for laying on top of all the … Read more

Breeder Surrenders Playful Dachshund With Five Legs To Shelter

HeartDogs works closely with GreaterGood.org to donate a portion of sales to their various charity efforts. Through the Rescue Bank program, thousands of shelter dogs and cats each year are able to have food, provided by Greater Good Charities. Thanks to the support of customers like you, happy endings like the one below are made possible. Cinco means five in Spanish — and that’s just how many legs this unique Dachshund pup has.  That also happens to be his name. … Read more

Sad And Abandoned “Skeleton” Dog Is So Full Of Life Now

iHeartDogs works closely with GreaterGood.org to donate a portion of sales to their various charity efforts. Through the Rescue Bank program, thousands of shelter dogs and cats each year are able to have food, provided by Greater Good Charities. Thanks to the support of customers like you, happy endings like the one below are made possible. After being abandoned in West Virginia, Denver had no choice but to wander the streets. Just skin and bones, the large breed dog only … Read more

Nearly 90 Dogs Rescued From Vicious Interstate Dog Fighting Ring

The largest-ever dog fighting ring in Suffolk County, Long Island history has been busted this week — and now nearly 90 dogs will hopefully be going on to find the loving homes they deserve.  The interstate operation spanned throughout Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, and Massachusetts and involved 89 dogs. Detectives infiltrated the ring and worked from the inside to bring it down.  According to Suffolk County district attorney Tim Sini, the suspects involved talked about how they would … Read more

Dog Has Priceless Reaction To Fake Phone Call Featuring Her Favorite Words

There’s no denying that dogs are some of the smartest animals out there — and a recent video shows that they do, in fact, know their favorite words.  The adorable video, posted on Instagram by user Rosieandmack, opens with a 5-year-old Dachshund named Rosie sitting on a bed. Her mom begins a fake phone call using all of Rosie’s favorite words like “grandma,” “treat,” “car ride,” and “walk,” as the pup turns her head back and forth with an excited … Read more

Retired Military K-9 Can’t Stop Hugging His Former Handler When They Finally Reunite

It was a moment worth celebrating. After years of working in the military, working dog Chickel finally has a permanent home and family.  Staff sergeant Kyle Johnson works with canines in the air force and worked with Chickel while he was stationed at Osan Base in Korea. Chickel worked there as a patrol dog and is remembered by military staff as a goofy but lovable dog.  Now in retirement, Chickel will have a wonderful family to live with: the Johnsons, … Read more

Popular Dog Sitting Website Linked To Disappearances, Deaths Of Pets

While going away as a pet parent, the first thing people research is how to find a reputable pet sitter. This search leads many to the pet sitting website Rover. But as of recent years, handfuls of pet parents are experiencing their worst nightmare while using the service.  Their pets have gone missing, or even more unimaginable, they get the news that their pet has passed away while in a pet sitter’s care.  This is the case of what happened … Read more

Dog Burnt With Chemicals And Thrown From Truck Is Now Living His Best Life

No one knows just where Beanz the Pit Bull mix came from — but it was clear he’d been through more than any dog ever should.  In June, the poor dog was brought to a veterinarian with road rash and chemical burns all across his back. He was doused with chemicals and then thrown from a truck, veterinarians and an eyewitness said.  “She said that a dog was brought to their facility, and it was in a bad shape, he … Read more

Former Street Dog Can’t Get Enough Of His First Toy

iHeartDogs works closely with GreaterGood.org to donate a portion of sales to their various charity efforts. Through the Rescue Bank program, thousands of shelter dogs and cats each year are able to have food, provided by Greater Good Charities. Thanks to the support of customers like you, happy endings like the one below are made possible. Sammy the dog was living on the streets with his owner, a homeless gentleman, when he was tragically hit by a car.  Because his … Read more

Sad, Matted Poodle Rescued From Neglectful Breeder Can’t Believe How Good Life Can Be

iHeartDogs works closely with GreaterGood.org to donate a portion of sales to their various charity efforts. Through the Rescue Bank program, thousands of shelter dogs and cats each year are able to have food, provided by Greater Good Charities. Thanks to the support of customers like you, happy endings like the one below are made possible. After seven long years at a neglectful breeding facility, Phoenix the Poodle was finally free.  Covered in mats, plagued with dental disease and so … Read more

Sweetest Dog Who Was Set On Fire To Receive Hero Animal Award

The road to recovery has been a long one for Buddy the Labrador Retriever mix.  Buddy is getting a new lease on life after being intentionally set on fire by a 12-year-old boy while living on the streets as a stray. No one knows why the child decided to do this — but it resulted in terrible wounds and pain for the poor dog, who was found wandering the streets of Mississippi on April 22 with an extension cord wrapped … Read more

Baby Girl And Her Golden Retriever Are The Absolute Best Of Friends

There’s nothing cuter than dogs and babies.  So when you combine the two, it makes for extra amounts of adorable.  That’s just what has won over the hearts of thousands of people on Instagram with the dynamic duo of Macy the baby girl and Marshall the Golden Retriever.  Best friends since Macy’s birth, the Australian buds have been taking the internet by storm with over 20,000 followers on Instagram. Their parents, the Bryants, post their day-to-day antics — and there … Read more

Brave Golden Retriever Makes The Best Lifeguard: “I Would Trust Him With My Life”

Swimmers at beaches across Lazio and Sicily don’t have to fear — for Baloo is here! Baloo is a 4-year-old Golden Retriever who has been trained to retrieve something very special: swimmers in danger. Just like a human lifeguard, Baloo is trained to patrol the beaches and rescue people who are in need of saving.  Baloo’s dad, Simone Filesi, decided to start training Baloo as a puppy due to his love for the sea. Now, he regularly patrols the beach … Read more

HGTV Star Erin Napier Mourns Loss Of Senior Dog: “All Dogs Go To Heaven”

“All dogs go to heaven.” That was the sentiment that designer and HGTV star Erin Napier had for her 12-year-old dog, Baker, who recently passed away.  The family, including Napier’s husband, Ben, and their two daughters, Helen and Mae, are now mourning the loss of the beloved four-legged family member.  Napier shared the news on Instagram last weekend with a sweet photo of 3-year-old Helen hugging Baker.  “We (and especially she) will miss Baker,” Napier said on her Instagram post. … Read more