It’s Known As “Mother’s Milk” And It’s Drastically Improving Allergies In Dogs

In all creatures, allergies can be a complicated beast. While we still don’t have a complete idea about what causes them, science has made great strides in treating them. One method found to be particularly effective in treating canine allergies is the use of “Mother’s Milk,” aka colostrum, for dogs. Colostrum offers many physical benefits to your dog, especially when it comes to treating allergies and their symptoms. Here’s everything you need to know about this nutrient-packed substance used in … Read more

German Shepherd Makes Herself At Home In Store’s Toy Bin

They say you’re always at home when you’re with the ones you love, and dogs sometimes take that message literally. Still, what might be asocial behavior for a human is just plain endearing from a dog. Whether they’re jumping up and getting cozy on display-only furniture, peeing in the aisles, or stealing things off store shelves, dogs sometimes get too comfortable on errands with their people. Take, for example, a German Shepherd who confidently turned a store display into a … Read more

80-Year-Old Gravestone Honors Dog Who “Died A Gentleman”

There’s no concept that feels as timeless as a human’s love for their dogs. They’re members of the family, so we tend to apply many of our human traditions to them: birthday celebrations, Halloween costumes, and ultimately funeral or memorial ceremonies. In many cultures, traditional burial rites involve dedicating a headstone in honor of the person lost. So naturally, people often remember their lost pets the same way. That doesn’t seem to have changed much at all over the last … Read more

iHeartDogs Editor’s Spring 2021 Choice Awards

Sponsored Content There are so many products and services for pets out there it can be nearly impossible to know what your dog needs and what really works. We here at iHeartDogs are willing to sift through it all and offer you some suggestions to make your and your pets’ lives a little better. We’re sharing our favorites when it comes to caring for, protecting, and even spoiling our dogs. We love each of the following for their commitment to … Read more

Missing Terrier Trapped Under Fallen Rocks Found After 3 Days

Search and rescue volunteers with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) risk it all to save others’ lives at sea. Sometimes, they even get to prove their commitment to rescuing all those in need by saving distressed animals. In April 2021, a man and his dog were reported missing near Skinningrove in North Yorkshire, England. Incredibly, just as temperatures dipped below freezing, the Redcar RNLI lifeboat located the missing man (alive!) on April 9th using thermal imaging. However, they did … Read more

“Hero” Dog Who Helped 5 Others Escape From Hoarding Finds The Perfect Home

Animal hoarding is a very serious form of cruelty. Sadly, an estimated 250,000 animals fall victim to this phenomenon every year. Animals in hoarding situations suffer without proper sanitation, veterinary care, or nutrition. They often suffer silently too, without their neighbors even knowing what they’re going through. Serendipitously, Tonie Quinlin was outside her Colombus home on November 13, 2020, when she saw a dog hanging out of a window across the street. The 1 ½-year-old black Retriever mix had broken … Read more

YouTuber Builds Device That Informs Him When There’s A Dog Outside

Did you know just looking at dogs and cats can make you happier? Really, it’s backed by science. These days, we could all use a little cheering up while we’re stuck at home. Practically though, no one can spend all day staring out the window looking for doggie pedestrians. With this in mind, YouTuber “Ryder Calm Down” decided to put his technological capabilities to the test. He built a device that alerts him whenever a dog passes in front of … Read more

This DC “Pet Pantry” Helps Food Insecure Families Feed Their Animals

Part of each sale on the iHeartDogs.com store is donated to GreaterGood.org, which offers grants for charities and programs like Rescue Bank. Some organizations could not run without these kind donations. Customers like you are the reason uplifting stories like the one below are possible! When you live with food insecurity, whether for a long or a short time, your pets are affected too. Not everyone has a safety net, but a Washington D.C. “Pet Pantry” has been working hard to create one. Humane Rescue … Read more

Taraji P. Henson “A Wreck” After Her Frenchie Passes

It was only a few days ago that Taraji P. Henson asked for prayers for her fur baby. On Instagram, the Hidden Figures actress shared that her beloved French Bulldog “K-Ball” was suffering complications from surgery. Sadly, Henson updated her anxious fans this week with the news that K-Ball didn’t make it. Born in October of 2017, the sweet French Bulldog was only 3 years old. Still, his health issues made life difficult for him, and in the end, Henson knew … Read more

Dog Digs 20 Foot Tunnel To Protect Her Puppies From Freezing

Thousands and thousands of years after they were first domesticated, dogs still have incredible survival instincts. They can endure harsh conditions through both skill and intuition. In Hockley County Texas, an abandoned mama dog named Cedar proved this with the remarkable efforts she took to keep her newborn puppies safe and warm. Cedar gave birth to her litter in mid-February, 2021 before a polar vortex hit. To protect her babies from the cold and predators at the same time, she tunneled … Read more

Adventure Group Bands Together To Rescue Dog From Steep Rock

If you’re an outdoorsy person, odds are you have an outdoorsy dog who loves accompanying you on your adventures. Hiking, swimming, exploring, and camping with our dogs can be fun ways to exercise and enjoy some fresh air together. That’s why Utah-based pup siblings Summer and Winter often accompany their parents on ATV trips. On one of their routine explorations of the backcountry, Summer took a misstep and ended up sliding dangerously down the rock. Luckily, she’s an obedient dog … Read more

Residents To Choose From Several Exciting Features For Innovative New Dog Park

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When you hear the phrase “dog park,” you probably have a simple image in mind. However, a dog park can consist of a variety of things beyond just fenced-in running space. Why shouldn’t a dog park have more stimulating play features? Why shouldn’t it be nice for human visitors to look at? The Vancouver Park Board recently sought out public feedback for their updates to the dog area in Coopers’ Park in North False Creek. Currently, the off-leash space there lacks … Read more

Insurance Company Helps “Jake From State Farm” The Dog Get Adopted

When adoptable animals have a hard time finding homes, shelters often find a creative name can get them some attention. That’s what helped one sweet dog overcome his past to find his new forever home. That name the shelter gave him? “Jake From State Farm.” Yes, that helpful insurance agent on the other end of the phone in the popular commercials inspired this sweet boy’s name. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can view the original … Read more

Discover The Secret Meaning Behind Queen Elizabeth’s New Puppies’ Names

Well, it was under wraps for a little while, but the news is finally out. A few weeks ago I wrote about Queen Elizabeth receiving two new Corgis as a gift (despite her prior insistence she wouldn’t get another one following the loss of little Vulcan last year.) Buckingham Palace has been slow to release information about them, but now the Queen’s newest furry family members officially have names, and meaningful ones at that. Fergus, a “Dorgi” (Dachshund/Corgi mix), is … Read more

These Amazing Dogs Spend Their Nights Protecting Penguins From Extinction

Dogs have been working important jobs since their relationship with humans first began. Their unique abilities paired with their willingness to learn and desire to please enable them to perform a wide variety of tasks, from health care to law enforcement and conservation. Maremmas, for example, a breed of Australian herding dogs, use their special skills to protect a species of penguins from extinction. These amazing dogs, known as “The Middle Island Maremmas,” were specifically enlisted by the local government … Read more

Shhh: These 17 Dogs Are Trying To Study!

When I was a kid, my dog Dudley laid his paws on top of an open book, making it look almost like he was reading. I couldn’t get over how human he seemed, and I had to snap a picture of Dudley “reading.” Of course, I’m not the only dog person to make this association. Dogs “studying” is actually its own kind of photography. Here are just 17 brilliant examples of studious pups who are clearly learning and absorbing the … Read more

Definitely Innocent Dog Didn’t Break Into That Bag Of Flour…

Even when you think you’ve taken all the precautions, your dog can still find ways to cause trouble while you’re away. Dog mom Michelle Anderson came home from work one day to a crime scene, but the canine culprit was pretty easy to identify. When she walked into her home, she saw an absolute mess of whitish powder all over the floor. The only ones home were Anderson’s two pups: Candy and Spike. Little white footprints lined the hallway, and … Read more

Before And After: 17 Beautiful Rescue Dogs’ Transformations

Living in an animal shelter can really take a toll on a dog. Strolling down the aisles of crates and kennels, the stress comes across on their sad little faces. It’s why dogs are so great at showing us how thankful they are when we save them. These before-and-after shots beautifully illustrate the transformations rescue dogs undergo when they’re brought home forever. If these beyond heartwarming photos don’t convince you to #AdoptDontShop, I can’t imagine what will: 1. From Cellmates … Read more

Missing Emotional Support Frenchie Found Over 500 Miles Away From Home

When Brody the French Bulldog wandered out of his home in the Bay Area of California on February 3rd, his family worried they might never find him again. Brody acts as an emotional support animal for Debbie Campbell, and he’s very important to her. So the family performed an exhaustive search for the missing Frenchie, posting his photos everywhere. In the moment, this may feel like a futile gesture, but social media and the internet have really changed the way … Read more

Top-Selling Flea & Tick Collar Linked To Several Pet Deaths, Illnesses

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Because fleas and ticks prove more than a minor nuisance to our dogs, there are many products out there aimed at keeping them away. However, some flea and tick collars that release pesticides onto your pet can actually be dangerous themselves. The pesticide used in Seresto collars is supposed to kill fleas, ticks, and other pests while being safe for dogs and cats to wear. They’re designed to work for eight months, releasing small amounts of pesticide at a time. Seresto collars may … Read more

Severely Burned Dog Becomes First To Receive Revolutionary Treatment

Warning: Some people may find the images in this post disturbing. Because of their fur, dogs can’t receive skin grafts like humans can. That makes veterinary treatment for severe burns a much greater challenge. Thanks to a team of caring people and medical experts, one injured dog is the first of her kind to receive a live-saving burn treatment. When a heat lamp meant to keep her warm caused hay in her kennel to catch fire, poor Sadie suffered burns on … Read more

Super Shedders: 25 Shedding Dogs With The Fluff They Left Behind

For parents of really fluffy dogs, sometimes it seems like you can never vacuum or lint roll enough. No matter what, your dog’s hair is determined to cover everything you own. If you can relate to the struggle, you’re going to love these hilarious photos of heavy shedding dogs and the hairy proof they left behind. Here are 25 fluffy dogs whose shedding might just put your dog’s problem to shame: 1. A Dead Hair Style This Shiba Inu’s parents … Read more

Chris Evans Sews His Dog’s Favorite Toy As A Post-Surgery Surprise

There are already plenty of reasons to love Captain America star and Hollywood heartthrob Chris Evans. But did you know he’s also totally obsessed with his dog? If you follow the actor on Instagram, you definitely did. Lovestruck Evans frequently shares photos of Dodger, who he rescued back in 2015, on his page. In fact, he says it’s the reason he joined Instagram in the first place. Recently, the brave pup underwent hip replacement surgery. In anticipation of Dodger’s recovery, Evans decided … Read more

Grain-Free Dog Food: Everything You Need To Know And More!

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With countless dog food brands and recipes out there, it can be hard to know what you should be feeding your pup. First and foremost, you should always work with your veterinarian when it comes to making any dietary changes. For dogs with allergies or particular nutritional or weight loss needs, grain-free dog food may be recommended. If you’re considering switching your dog’s food to grain-free, there are many factors to consider. Here’s everything you need to know about this … Read more

Multiple Dogs Rescued From Deadly Pileup In Fort Worth, Texas

Since many of us rely on cars for daily transportation, it’s easy to forget that driving always poses a potential risk. Cars are heavy machinery, and accidents can happen to anyone. Fortunately, fire departments and emergency crews are prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives in the event of a crash. On the morning of February 11th, 2021, a major pileup occurred outside of Fort Worth Texas. Close to 100 vehicles were involved in the crash, resulting in wreckage … Read more

23 “Vicious” Guard Dogs Who Don’t Need Their “Beware Of Dog” Signs

A lot of the time, when you pass a yard fence with a “Beware Of Dog” sign posted on it, it’s just there as a deterrent or a heads up for the mail carrier. Occasionally though, you might get a glimpse of the vicious canine guardian that warranted the sign. That’s what these brave photographers did. Intruders, you better watch out. These 23 ferocious dogs spotted defending their backyards are ready to pounce on whoever dares enter their domain.   … Read more

Actress/Rescue Advocate Kristen Bell Calls Dogs “Nature’s Antidepressants”

You probably recognize Kristen Bell from her many notable film and TV roles. Did you know the star of Disney’s Frozen and NBC’s The Good Place is also a huge advocate for dog rescue? She currently has two pups: 3-year-old Frank, a rescue from The Dog Cafe in Los Angeles, and 2-year-old Whiskey, a dog who lost one of his legs after a truck hit him. In a recent interview with USA Today, the actress described dogs as “nature’s antidepressants,” saying she loves the way … Read more

20 Naughty Dogs You Just Can’t Stay Mad At

Whether they’re tearing up our belongings or stealing things from neighbors’ yards, our dogs love to misbehave. Still, looking at their adorable guilty faces, we just can’t stay mad at them. Since I’m sure many of you can relate, here’s a collection of photos featuring naughty dogs and their extremely forgivable mugs. As it turns out, most “naughty” dog behavior is really just too funny and cute to earn them punishment. That’s certainly true for these 20 dogs: 1. This … Read more

10 Common Flowers Poisonous To Dogs And How To Spot Them

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Having fresh flowers in your home or garden can really brighten your day. However, if your dog gets his chompers on certain pretty plants, it can make him really sick. These flowers in particular can be poisonous to your dog if eaten. Most plants are not overly harmful to dogs when consumed in small quantities. In large quantities though, consuming certain flowers can be fatal. If you know or suspect your dog has consumed one of these potentially toxic flowers, … Read more

Your Personality May Affect The Way Your Dog Learns To Behave

When it comes to training dogs, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Dogs can develop behavioral issues for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, dogs’ problem behaviors can be corrected with the right treatment (and some time and patience). A team of UPenn researchers wanted to understand how best to accomplish this. Since dogs learn so much from their people, the researchers considered how we, the parents, may affect our dogs’ training. The study, published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, indicates that people’s … Read more