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

Shelter Dog Can’t Believe How Much Fun It Is To Go On Field Trips

As a shelter dog, life can be hard. Sometimes it’s loud. Other times, it is stressful and sad watching people pass you by in your kennel, picking another dog instead.  That’s just the reason why caretakers at Austin Animal Center decided to bring 3-year-old Bagel out for a field trip one day last week. And when they did, something magical happened.  The light returned to Bagel’s eyes, and for a few hours, she wasn’t a shelter dog. She was just a … Read more

Tiny Yorkie Fights Off Coyote To Keep Her 10-Year-Old Human Sister Safe

Macy the Yorkie may be little — but she sure is fierce.  The little dog proved just that last week when she and her 10-year-old human sister, Lily Kwan, were out on a walk in their Ontario, Canada neighborhood and came face-to-face with a coyote. The coyote was chasing the pair down the sidewalk when Macy jumped into action, barking and lunging at the other canine.  Lily ran to a neighbor’s house screaming for help as the coyote grabbed Macy … Read more

Hero Cops Smash Window To Rescue Mother Dog And Her Puppy From Hot Car

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a mother dog and her puppy from the back seat of a hot car earlier this month. Although the car was parked in an enclosed parking garage, the temperature outside was nearly 96 degrees. A kind guard noticed the dogs in distress and called the police right away.  The car was parked in a lot for the Wild Wild West Gambling Hall — and the … Read more

Kelly Osbourne Mourns The Loss Of Beloved Pom: “I Have Never Felt Pain Like This”

The world is shining a bit less brightly for Kelly Osbourne this week as she mourns the loss of her best friend, a Pomeranian named Polly.  “I promised myself that I would take a break from social media for the summer… However I thought I should let you all know that this week I lost my Polly to a pulmonary heart defect,” Osbourne posted on Instagram, along with a professional photograph of the sweet dog. It’s always tough to lose … Read more

Dogs Can Tell When You’re Lying And Will Ignore You Because Of It, New Study Finds

The scientific research is in: dogs can actually tell when you’re lying — and will even ignore you because of it.  In a recent study by Austrian researcher Ludwig Huber, 260 dogs were presented with two covered bowls. One bowl was empty and the other was filled with food. A person would then present the dog with the two bowls, suggesting that the dog eats out of the full bowl by saying, “Look, this is very good!” Then, once that … Read more

Selfless 11-year-old Boy Reunites Lost Seizure Alert Dog With His Dad

It’s always terrifying to have a pet go missing — but when you rely on them for medical help, it makes the situation even more dire.  That’s just what happened to Ohio resident and Army veteran David Barlet recently. Barlet’s German Shorthair Pointer, Gunter, was out on a walk with his mom on July 3 when fireworks nearby caused him to bolt. Despite searching and putting out calls to the community, Gunter was nowhere to be found.  Barlet was heartbroken … Read more

Sweetest Starving Dog Found Wandering Rio Grande Is Looking For Forever Home

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. No one knows where Ginger came from — but it was so clear that she needed help.  Found wandering the Rio Grande Valley of … Read more

Company Will Pay You Thousands To Play With Puppies All Day

Dream job alert: a company in England is offering a near $33,000 salary for someone to play with puppies all day.  Located in Manchester, England, the position is for a pet website called Yappy.com. It is an online shop that sells personalized items for dogs, cats and their parents. The new role is called chief puppy officer — and they want to make sure their employees’ four-legged friends are entertained while their parents work.  The 9 to 5 job involves … Read more

Guilty-Looking Pit Bull Makes Mess Of House In Adorably Hilarious Video

The whole house was in shambles. But how could you be mad at such a sweet face? After Saba the pit bull was left home alone, her mom came home to find quite the mess. Saba upturned the garbage can and tossed garbage everywhere around the kitchen and dining room.  Scraps of paper and food items were strewn across the house — and Saba did indeed look guilty as she peered out from behind a chair. Her mom started filming … Read more

“World’s Ugliest Dog” Competition Celebrates Adorable Rescue, Senior Pups And Their Stories

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and that’s just the sentiment that the World’s Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California wants dog lovers to celebrate.  Each year, the competition is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair to recognize dogs for their unique looks and advocate for rescue organizations. Many of the competition’s participants are rescues from puppy mills or abuse situations, so the main goal of the event is to spread awareness about these issues and prove that … Read more

‘Skeleton’ Dog Found Locked Inside Cage At Abandoned Doggy Daycare Is So Glad To Be Safe

Local authorities are investigating the mysterious circumstances surrounding a starving dog who was found locked inside a kennel at an abandoned doggy daycare center in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The staff at the British Columbia SPCA was shocked to see the nearly skeletal dog when he was brought into the shelter. His hair was so overgrown, and upon shaving his matted fur, they could see nearly every bone in his body.  It’s not clear how or why the dog, now named … Read more

Little Girl Can’t Stop Crying Tears Of Joy When Her Lost Dog Is Finally Found

For almost two months, Max the dog couldn’t seem to find his way home.  He went missing in May in San Antonio, Texas and his family was afraid that they would never see him again. That was until Deputy Perez of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a dog found wandering a local neighborhood.  Perez remembered a lost dog flyer that had been up at the substation looking for Max. When Perez arrived at the scene where … Read more

Saddest Shelter Pit Bull Won’t Stop Wagging His Tail Once A Foster Brings Him Home

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. Nigel the pit bull had been at the shelter so long that he was at risk of being euthanized.  Day after day, he sat … Read more

Ohio Community Demands Justice For Pit Bull Who Died Months After Being Adopted

In late March, Bruno, the longest-term resident at Columbus Humane‘s partner facility was adopted — but now, the organization is investigating the mystery surrounding his death.  “Our investigation into Bruno’s death began on June 30th when we acquired Bruno’s remains for a necropsy evaluation,”  a spokesperson told NBC4. “We are still waiting on the results of the necropsy to be able to determine the cause of death.” Rumors are swirling on social media as to the circumstances of Bruno’s death, … Read more

Pilot Flies 1,600 Miles To Reunite Dog Who Went Missing 10 Years Ago With Family

It’s been a long journey — but Razzle the dog is finally home.  Nearly 10 years ago, Razzle went missing from his family in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Earlier this month, he was found 1,600 miles away in French Camp, California.  According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, Razzle was found by an animal control officer recently. They scanned him for a microchip — and luckily, Razzle had one. They were then able to locate his original owners.  Clearly, the … Read more

Dog Dad Treks Up Mountain To Give His Dying Best Friend An Amazing Last Hike

Every dog has his day — and for Monty the Labradoodle, this day was surely a magnificent one.  After an 18 month battle with Leukemia, Monty was very close to crossing the rainbow bridge when his dad, Carlos Fresco, decided to take him on one last journey up a mountain that the two had explored many times before.  Carlos and Monty traveled up to the peak of Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, complete with the pooch riding … Read more

Army Veteran Surprised With New Puppy After Losing Her Emotional Support Dog

When Long Island veteran Phoebe Ervin’s beloved Pomeranian passed away unexpectedly in May, she was naturally devastated.  She and Pommy had been together for years — and the dog helped Ervin cope with her PTSD from being in the military. On May 13, Pommy got loose from his harness and was run over by a car. The driver has not been found.  Pommy helped Ervin cope with life and stay calm throughout fireworks and thunderstorms. Without him, Ervin was struggling. … Read more

South Carolina K-9 Officer Recovering After Near-Fatal Car Wreck

A South Carolina K-9 officer named Loki is recovering from a car crash that nearly took his life.  During a pursuit, Deputy Sardarius Henderson of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department was met with a car that blew through a traffic light, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over and hit a utility pole, and in doing so, flung Loki from the back seat.  He was found about 20-30 feet away from the wreckage unable to … Read more

Dog Covered In Porcupine Quills Finds The Happiest Life Ever

iHeartDogs works closely with Greater Good Charities 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. Otto the American Staffordshire Terrier was abandoned and all alone in rural southern Colorado when he ran into some trouble.  He was so … Read more

Army Veteran Surprised With Service Puppy At 9/11 Memorial In New York City

Army veteran Zachary Jones thought he was just going to visit the 9/11 memorial in New York City — but what he saw when he arrived was so much more than that.  A puppy from Holzerland Protection Dogs was waiting for him at the memorial along with his sister, Breann, who had arranged for the dog to be there. The pup was to be Jones’ new service dog.  Jones, who was deployed to fight the Taliban and Isis, was medically … Read more

These Swimming Dachshunds Are Making The Most Of “Hot Dog Summer”

As the temperatures continue to rise, summer is in full swing — and one group of lovable Dachshunds is giving a new meaning to the phrase “the dog days of summer.” In an adorable video posted to TikTok by user Daneandadoxie on June 25, four cute sausage dogs are shown paddling about in an inflatable pool. Complete with the sun’s rays, these dogs sure are showing the world how to cool down and chill out this summer.  The sweet clip … Read more

Teen Dives Into Lake To Rescue Stranger’s Shih Tzu From Drowning

It was a normal trip to Penllergare Valley Woods in Wales for Jane Warner and her pup, Charlie — until things took a near-tragic turn.  While relaxing by the lake, Charlie noticed some ducks and decided to chase them. This led him right into the lake, and there was one major problem: Charlie isn’t the best swimmer.  When he made his way into the deep lake, the Shih Tzu started to get caught up in the reeds. Warner began to … Read more

Woman Rescues Wounded Greyhound After Man Tries To Dump Him

England’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is looking for the man who dumped a blue merle Greyhound with life-threatening injuries.  The dog was apparently attacked by another canine and suffered a gaping wound to the chest. When questioned by a woman who saw the man walking the injured pooch, he said he planned to leave the dog at an estate in Leeds. The woman intervened immediately, rushing the dog to a 24-hour vet clinic where … Read more

Ohio Town Dedicates Police Procession To Fallen K-9 Officer

Day in and day out, police officer Brian Kitko and Max the Belgian Malinois were at each other’s sides.  From police missions to time at home, the pair were nearly inseparable, according to the Grove City, Ohio Police Department. But in early June, the two made their last call together.  A cancerous growth was discovered on Max, resulting in emergency surgery. It was a risky procedure, and sadly, Max did not survive. Max had been with the police department since … Read more

Adorable Singing Chihuahua Gets Standing Ovation From “America’s Got Talent” Judges

You’ve surely heard a dog howl — but nothing quite like this.  On the June 22 episode of America’s Got Talent, Casper the Chihuahua made his television debut singing his own version of “All By Myself” by Celine Dion with his mom, Pam. The judges were starstruck by the adorable performance, giving the dog raving reviews and passing him onto the next round of the hit TV show.  Dressed in a red harness and yellow bow tie, Casper entered the … Read more

Sweetest Music-Loving Dog Maple Has Passed Away

From the moment Maple the rescue dog met her dad, musician Trench, they’ve been inseparable. Through every guitar chord and song, Maple has been her dad’s biggest fan every step of the way. But now, after over 12 years, they’ve played their final song together.  Maple passed away on June 16 at the heartbreak of her dad and her many online fans. Regularly featured in her dad’s music videos on YouTube and Instagram, Maple rose to stardom with her sweet accompaniments … Read more

Who Gets To Keep The Dog When There’s A Divorce?

The way that pets are seen in the eye of the law is changing in the United States when it comes to divorce. According to the Associated Press (AP), new ways of working out the custody of one’s dog, cat, or parrot have sprung up with special mediators and “petnups” to avoid courtroom disputes. States such as California, Illinois, and Alaska have enacted laws that give judges leeway to consider the best interests of pets, much like they do for … Read more

Lost Dog Survives Heart-Stopping Trek Through Busy New York City Tunnel

A lost dog is now safe and sound back at home after giving her mom the scare of a lifetime.  Indie the rescue pup got loose from her dog walker last Tuesday evening on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and went running through the Midtown Tunnel. She made her way all the way to Long Island City before she was found hiding out in a warehouse with feral cats a week later.  She didn’t go unnoticed, though. Workers in … Read more