Groomer Charged After 14-Year-Old Yorkie Suffers Fatal Injuries

For many dog breeds, regular grooming is a necessity. Trips to the groomers are just a part of the routine. No parent expects to drop their dog off at the groomer’s one day and pick them up later with a life-threatening condition. But sadly, that’s what happened to a family in Ohio this month. Tina Brady and her husband dropped their 14-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Lacey off at groomer Andra Edison’s home. Previously, they’d taken Lacey to the grooming business where … Read more

Woman Furious After “Emotional Support Dog” Lunges At Her Service Dog In Walmart

As awareness of their necessity spreads, service dogs have been increasingly welcome in public spaces that usually ban dogs. In fact, the Americans With Disabilities Act requires they be allowed. Frustratingly though, there will always be people who defy the rules, which are established for a reason, and bring untrained animals into places where they shouldn’t be. A video that recently went viral shows an interaction between a woman with a service dog and another with an emotional support dog. … Read more

Hidden Camera Captures Dog Walker Scamming Her Clients

When one couple hired a dog walker to take their two rescue Yorkies out during the day, they were shocked to discover she’d totally betrayed their trust. The couple from South Tampa, Florida, both work full-time, so they hired someone to walk the two pups and allow them to relieve themselves in the middle of the day. But when their dogs started having more and more accidents, they realized that something wasn’t right and set up a hidden camera. Take … Read more

Doggy Diamonds: A Trend That’s Enticing To Some And Appalling To Others

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One of the best parts about pet parenting is the incredible amount of love our furry best friends so freely give us. Nothing feels better than coming home from a long, hard day to tails wagging and butts wiggling.  That’s one of the reasons that “pet bling” has caught on as a current trend. Our pets mean so much to us that for some pet parents bestowing bling upon their beloved best friends is a way they are showing their … Read more

Breeder Convicted Of Cruelty To 110 Dogs, Cats & Tortoises Loses Her Appeal

Breeder abuse

It was in September of 2019 when Lynn Stoker was convicted and sentenced to 21 weeks. She was found guilty of eleven charges of “causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal” and four counts of “failing to ensure an animal’s welfare needs.”  “There were a number of different breeds at the property – including chihuahuas, shih-tzu crosses, cockapoos, King Charles Spaniels, terrier crosses, poodles and bulldogs. There were so many of them that only a handful of them had names,” … Read more

Dog Passes Away After Disappearing With Pet Sitter

Dog dies at pet sitter

Leaving a pet with a new sitter can be stressful, but usually, there’s nothing to worry about. Yet, every once in a while, nightmares occur when untrustworthy pet sitters get ahold of dogs. Diego Chaves thought he was doing the right thing by leaving his Goldendoodle named Mac with a “professional sitter.” But as it turns out, he should’ve done a little more research first. The sitter wasn’t who she claimed to be, and Mac got lost and later passed … Read more

Perfectly Healthy Dog Suffers Fatal Brain Damage Following Routine Vet Visit

On July 2nd, Chelsea Graham brought her three-year-old Italian Mastiff, Draco, to Laurel Oaks Animal Hospital in Georgia for a heartworm test and shots. That day, Draco arrived at the clinic “a perfectly healthy” dog. Graham knew her dog’s anxiety made him a little difficult at the vet. His size would also provide a bit of a challenge for vet techs trying to restrain him. She says she told vets Draco was a bit of a difficult dog, and he … Read more

Lawyer’s Wife Loses Battle With Condo Complex To Keep Elevator “Dog-Free”

Now here’s something to chew on. Holly Geraci, the wife of well-known bankruptcy lawyer Peter Francis Geraci, filed a lawsuit against the condo association where they live after dogs were permitted in the building. The lawsuit, filed in March 2015, was against the Union Square Condominium Association, according to the Chicago Tribune. It stated that her fear of dogs classified as a disability, and she wished for them to be banned from the building’s elevator, where they intruded on her personal space. Lucky for … Read more

Video Of Man Playing With Dog Causes Backlash From Girlfriend’s Followers

Boyfriend playing with dog

How our loved ones treat our furry friends is no joking matter. To some people, dogs are just animals, but to any true dog lover, they’re a part of the family. So, it’s important that our partners are on the same page in this regard. In fact, many dog lovers are quick to end relationships and friendships over someone disrespecting their dogs. So, when one girl posted a lighthearted video of her boyfriend playing with her dog on TikTok, her … 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

Rachael Ray, Husband, And Dog Experience Devastating House Fire

Rachael Ray House Fire

Sometimes, unfortunate situations happen out of the blue and there’s nothing that can be done. These times are terrifying for everyone, especially dogs. So, we have to think fast to keep our loved ones safe. Rachael Ray and her family’s home recently burst into flames. The cause of the fire is unknown, but Ray, her husband John Cusimano, and their dog Bella Boo Blue, all had to evacuate in a panic. It was a difficult time for all of them, … Read more

Owner Yells At Woman Who Broke Into Her Hot Car To Save Dog

In 80 degree heat, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 110 degrees in just over 20 minutes. Without water, a dog can suffer heatstroke in that amount of time, which can ultimately be deadly. After a dog spent close to an hour in the back of a parked car in Massachusetts, a witness decided it was time to intervene. Jennifer Williams-Frangie broke into the car so she could air it out and give the dog inside some water. … Read more

Lost Yorkie Gets Adopted By New Family, Despite Owner’s Pleas

Lost Yorkie Adopted

Brian Walton from Oklahoma is currently in a difficult situation regarding his Yorkie named Jax. Jax was Walton’s best friend for the past two years but one day, he suddenly went missing. Walton searched for days to find Jax but had no luck. Then, he went out of town for two weeks, and when he came back, he found out where Jax was. But he was already adopted by a new family! Now, Walton is confused and heartbroken. He doesn’t … Read more

Rescue Seeks Justice For Pit Bull Found Dead After Her Adoption

Justice for Nala

The biggest fear for most dog foster families is sending their furry friend with the wrong adopter. That’s why many animal rescues have such thorough adoption processes. Yet, no matter how careful you are, things could still go wrong. In Nala, the Pit Bull’s case, the rescue’s worst nightmare came to life. Furever Bully Love Rescue was thrilled to send Nala off to a “trial run” at a potential forever home. But after only a few days, that excitement turned … Read more

Blind Man Sues After Store Refuses His Service Dog Twice

Service Dog Refused from Business

Wilmer Oliva is legally blind, so he’s allowed to take his service dog named Forte to any public spaces with him. The duo has gone shopping together many times before, but all it takes is one bad experience to change everything. When Oliva and Forte entered a Jimmy Jazz at the Hanes Mall in North Carolina, he soon faced discrimination because of his disability. They told him to leave the store because of Forte, but later apologized and made their … Read more

Police Decline To Help Dog Left Tethered To Owner’s Car In Florida Heat

Dog Tethered to Car

Most people know not to leave a dog alone in a hot car, but there are always some individuals that don’t care. Then, some people try to find every loophole when they should be caring about their dog’s wellbeing instead. A person in Florida didn’t leave their dog trapped in their car, but instead, they left the pup tied to their car handle. The dog was forced to rest on the hot black pavement beneath him. Luckily, a kind stranger … Read more

UPDATE: Animal Rescue Explains Why They Refuse To Return Lost Dog To Family

Capone lost dog

UPDATE: Unleashed Pet Rescue recently turned to Facebook Live to share their side of the now-viral story of Capone the dog (see original post below). In the video, Reno sits beside Capone, who has been renamed Benedict. He looks nothing like the photos Palacio shared because over half his body is covered in red, irritated skin. It’s clear that he has severe allergies that were not being properly treated. In the video, Reno details what really went down with Palacio … Read more

Why This Rescue Says “No” To Some People Looking To Adopt

Rain Jordan has seen some truly horrifying things in her life – from a dog whose owner thought they could be rid of her by breaking all her legs, to a podenco (Spanish hound) whose hunter owner shot her in the face after she had her puppies (she was no longer needed), but it didn’t kill her so he just left her die, slowly, with a half a face. It was stories like this that spurred her to start the … Read more

Couple Spreads The Word About This Accidental Poisoning After Tragically Losing Their Two Dogs

A Utah family wants pet owners to be aware of a winter hazard far more deadly than frostbite. Katrina Burrell and her husband said goodbye to their 2 dogs Monday morning after they were diagnosed with Ethylene glycol poisoning. The chemical is most commonly found in antifreeze and has a naturally sweet taste that attracts animals. It started last Saturday night when the couple noticed 9-year-old Pit Bull mix, Marley, and 1 1/2-year-old Terrier, Autumn acting drunk. They were stumbling, … Read more

Landlord Attacked After Exposing Horrific Puppy Mill In Tenant’s Apartment

Apartment puppy mill

WARNING: Content may be sensitive to some readers. For nine months, Dr. Kennisha Gilbert contacted authorities about a case of animal neglect in her upstairs tenant’s apartment. But even with video evidence, no one came to help the landlord and OB-GYN physician. The situation only got worse as time went on. She reported excessive barking, an ammonia stench coming from upstairs, and urine leaking through the ceiling. When Gilbert’s social media pleas finally caught the attention of the police and … Read more

Chilling Camera Footage Captures A “Ghost” Removing A Dog’s Collar

Ok, you’re reading this and probably thinking, a ghost took off a dog’s collar, whatever. Either you don’t believe in specters, or perhaps you feel there’s no way a ghost is going to mess around with a dog’s collar. But watch the video. It will change your mind. And once you see the end, you’ll be just as creeped out as the 10.5 million TikTok viewers who’ve already seen this chilling camera footage. As the video starts, the frame shows … Read more

Disabled Man Finally Reunites With Service Dog After Woman Refused To Give Him Back

An outrageous story that recently went viral just got a happy ending! David Guindon, a resident of San Bernardino, California suffered a heart attack and stroke six years ago, which left him disabled, bound to a wheelchair, and in need of a service animal. In 2014, he adopted and bonded with Zeus, a Husky who was professionally trained to handle tasks David needed assistance with. Two years ago, a nurse working in David’s home left a door unlocked, and Zeus … Read more

FedEx Driver “Steals” Autistic Child’s Service Dog

FedEx driver takes service dog

A 110-pound dog named Harley assists her human’s child, who has autism. The owner, whose name is Natalie, said her son needs his furry friend around to help him with his day-to-day life. When Harley disappeared one day, Natalie panicked and had no idea how to break the news to her son. As it turns out, the dog wandered a few houses down and got picked up by a FedEx driver. The family had a few sleepless nights before the … Read more

Drive-Thru Dog Video Delights Some And Outrages Others

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If you’ve ever sat in line at a drive-thru, especially for your morning cup of coffee, you know how the wait can be excruciating. It’s frustrating to be so close yet so far away. Well, a video of one super excited drive-thru dog, who simply couldn’t wait a single extra second for their special Starbucks treat, is creating quite the controversy across the internet.  You see, one of Starbucks’ secret menu items is what is known as a “puppuccino.” Essentially, … Read more

Charges Against Woman Who Dragged Dog Behind Electric Scooter Dropped

The case of a dog cruelly dragged behind an electric scooter poses an interesting question: Can we forgive someone who abuses an animal based on mental health? Initially, Elaine Rosa faced felony charges for animal cruelty after dragging a dog behind a Bird scooter through Bakersfield, California in 2019. The dog, Zebra, suffered bloody paws and abrasions, but no permanent damage. He did need staples in his leg though. The Poor Little Dog Couldn’t Keep Up Disturbing surveillance footage shows … Read more

Woman Devastated After Her Senior Dog Leaves Grooming Salon Paralyzed

Dog paralyzed after grooming

Finding the perfect groomer for your dog can be tricky, especially since many places don’t require any certifications to become a groomer. Due to those loose restrictions, many pets have gotten hurt while getting groomed. One family is devastated after their small senior dog returned home from the groomer with two paralyzed legs. The groomer insists that they had nothing to do with it, and they’re refusing to help the family in any way. Even if it was just an … Read more

Angry Mob Swarms House Of Dog Abuser

In Bat Yam, Israel, a bitter ex-boyfriend unjustly took his anger out on an innocent Husky mix named Taylor. Footage of the abuse, which involved the man tying the dog’s legs and beating him, soon went viral. Naturally, citizens did not take well to seeing these horrifying acts. A mob of around 200 people formed outside of the abuser’s residence within hours. You can watch the footage here, but be warned that it’s extremely disturbing. Local police eventually had to … Read more

Meet The Judge Who Gives Creative Sentences To Animal Abusers

Judge Michael Cicconetti is no ordinary judge. When he dishes out sentences, they usually come with a creative twist that he hopes will teach offenders a valuable lesson. We’re particularly fond of the judge’s treatment of animal abusers and neglecters. From spending the day at a dump to a night alone in the wilderness, Judge Mike’s punishments make people think twice about breaking the law. In a phone interview the Municipal Court Judge from Painesville, Ohio told iHeartDogs that his first dog made … Read more

Entitled Parent Grabs Guide Dog Claiming Handler Isn’t Really Blind

Entitled Parent Grabs Guide Dog

It’s hard to resist petting cute dogs, but of course, you should always ask permission before touching a stranger’s dog. And if that dog is a service dog, you will not be able to pet them even if you ask. For most dog lovers, this makes perfect sense. Service dogs are working and need to focus on their humans’ safety. However, there are always people who will make things harder for those who need service dogs. One woman shared her … Read more

Woman Scolds Husband To Tears For Leaving Her Dog Tied Outside While She’s Away

When couples are not on the same page about a dog, it can end pretty badly. One viral thread posted to the sub-Reddit “Am I The A**h**e” details a prime example of this. Seeking some support for the way she reacted, Reddit user Careless-Track7897 posted the story of how her husband treated her dog when she was away. She wrote that while she was out of town, her husband left her beloved German Shepherd Dog Leo, tied up outside on … Read more