Firefighters Spend Hours Saving German Shepherd Who Fell In A 60-Foot Well

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Most of us have made the “Timmy falling down a well joke” while never believing that it would actually happen to us. But that’s exactly what happened to nine-year-old Indy’s dad. He watched his sweet Shepard disappear down into a deep hole that used to be a well right in front of his very eyes.  And it took firefighters over four hours to finally get him out safely. Indy, a 9-year-old retired K9, was playing with his furry sibling on … Read more

The Netherlands Is Working To Ban Flat-Nosed Dogs And Folded-Ear Cats

When an animal lover is in a position of power, they sometimes choose to change the policies that are in place, so that they can improve their quality of life. This is exactly what motivated The Netherland’s National Government to propose a ban on dogs with flat faces and cats with folded ears.  They claim that these are some external characteristics that are harmful and lead to life-long suffering. The idea behind the ban is that some external characteristics, such … Read more

Guy Fieri Shared The Sad News That His Canine, Cowboy, Has Died

Guy Fieri, a celebrity chef who is well-known for appearing in many popular shows on the Food Network (including Diners, Drive-ins & Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games), has taken to Twitter to share some super sad family news.  On Saturday, January 22nd, the day before his birthday, the long-time animal lover and doggie dad publicly announced that his canine, Cowboy, had died.  Anyone who has had the honor of bonding with an incredible canine companion can empathize with him and … Read more

Stray Dog Miraculously Survives 8 Gunshot Wounds, Including One To The Face

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When Hill Country Humane Society in Buchanan Dam, Texas, took in an injured dog, they decided to name him Messiah. Why? Because it was an absolute miracle that he had even survived. The two-year-old Great Pyrenees mix had been shot, not once, but eight times, in multiple places all over his body, including his face.   Now, they’re hoping they can find out who committed this awful act of animal cruelty. Animal control officers responded immediately when they received the call reporting that … Read more

Murdered Idaho Student’s Ex Creates Instagram For Their Dog Murphy

After the brutal murders of University of Idaho students Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin on November 13, police discovered Kaylee’s dog, Murphy, closed inside her third-floor bedroom. Murphy was unharmed. Since his mom’s murder, Murphy has been living with Goncalves’ ex-boyfriend Jack Ducoeur. And now, Ducoeur has created an Instagram for one-year-old Murphy, where he can share his life and remember Kaylee with others. The account went live earlier this week and has already gathered more … Read more

It’s Official: 23-Year-Old Spike Is The World’s Oldest Living Dog

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The results are in, and it’s official! According to Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest dog is now Spike, a 23-year-old Chihuahua. At the end of 2022, Gino, a 22-year old mixed-breed, was crowned the oldest. But Spike has now taken the title.  Spike may be small, but he has a lot of attitude, and he’s living his long life on a farm in rural Ohio. Ten years ago, Rita first laid eyes on the tiny little guy while he … Read more

Thieves Force Child To Steal Puppy From Pet Store As They Lie In Wait

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Surveillance cameras captured the moment when a child stole a four-month-old Boston terrier puppy named “Pip” straight out of his cage. Footage revealed that two different adults, a man and a woman, assisted in the theft.   The incident occurred around six in the evening at The Left Paw, a New York pet store, and has left the employees devastated, and deeply concerned for the young pup’s safety. In the video, you can see the young boy enter the Hyde Park … Read more

Cruelty Caught On Camera: Pit Bull Thrown Over Tall Razor-Wire Fence & Abandoned

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT Before he earned the name Ken, this poor Pit Bull Mix was known as KO. But the person who was supposed to take care of him abandoned him at a Winchester area cell phone tower in Riverside, California. His owner ensured Ken wouldn’t follow by flinging him over a chain-link fence topped with coils of razor wire. It was no delicate fall for Ken as the fence stood well above human height. And the whole cruel moment … Read more

Shiba Inu Famed For ‘Doge’ Meme Stricken With Liver Disease And Leukemia

Kabosu, the Shiba Inu who inspired the Doge meme and the Dogecoin cryptocurrency design, has been diagnosed with cancer and liver disease. Kabosu’s mom, Atsuko Sato, shared news of the diagnosis on social media after the famous dog recently suffered a blow to her health. And though Kabosu’s condition was rough for a few days, antibiotics and stellar care have helped the sweet Shiba get back on her paws in time for the New Year.     Looking at a … Read more

Dog Breeder “Reengineers” French Bulldogs To Finally Make Them Healthy

French Bulldogs are one of the most sought-after dog breeds, and they seem to keep increasing in popularity. However, most Frenchies are purposely bred with appearance as a priority, which leads to many of them suffering from severe health problems. But luckily, not every French Bulldog breeder is willing to sacrifice health for money. Chantal Wageveld-van Kruining is a French Bulldog lover who lives in the Netherlands. She has two Frenchies of her own, but when she grew interested in … Read more

Kenny Chesney Releases Song To Benefit Shelter Dogs In Honor Of His Deceased Pup

Country crooner Kenny Chesney said goodbye to his beloved dog Ruby earlier this month. Now, he is paying tribute to her—and helping other deserving shelter dogs like her—with a special song. Proceeds from the charitable single will benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis, one of the largest rescue shelters in the country. According to Chesney, “Da Ruba Girl,” which you may have heard on his No Shoes SiriusXM radio station, is dedicated not just to Ruby, but “every dog in the … Read more

After Killing Thousands Of Canines For Consumption, Dog Meat Slaughterhouse Shut Down

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To so many of us dog lovers in the United States, our canine companions are both our best friends and beloved family members. But in other cultures, dogs are sometimes captured, killed, and then consumed. Which not only puts innocent animals at risk, but spreads rabies like crazy. That’s why, shutting down a dog meat slaughterhouse in Vietnam is such a huge victory for Humane Society International. Much to our dismay, there is a market for dog meat. Not everyone … Read more

Helpless Dog Dad Watches As Thief Steals Truck With His Beloved Pup Inside

A Florida man was left brokenhearted when his truck was stolen only minutes into a Louisiana visit. It wasn’t the truck Stuart Trahan mourned, though. His beloved Labrador Retriever was in the truck at the time of the theft. But this tale ends with a happy ending in the shape of a reunion just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving! Stuart and his wife had just arrived in New Orleans when his 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 was stolen from the city’s … Read more

The National Dog Show Is Back, Here’s How You Can Watch

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Well, fellow dog lovers, it’s one of our favorite times of the year. It’s time for the 2022 National Dog Show, of course! What’s better than a day full of delicious food and dapper dogs?  It’s on Thanksgiving Day that you can catch all the adorable action, and we’ve got the inside scoop for exactly where, when, and how you can watch the eagerly anticipated event.  As in years past, The National Dog Show will air on Thursday, November 24th, … Read more

Woman On Mobility Scooter Carelessly Drags Dog Down The Road

Warning: Some viewers may find this video disturbing. A disturbing video of a woman on a mobility scooter dragging a helpless dog down a street in the Erdington area of Birmingham, England has viewers outraged. The footage, shot by a concerned witness, shows the dog barely struggling as he’s dragged along by the neck. According to the latest reports, the dog has since been seized by police and is receiving veterinary care through the RSPCA. The Harrowing Footage In the … Read more

Shocked Home Buyers Discover A Scared, Starving Dog Locked In A Closet

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When the new owners of what was previously an abandoned building started their home renovations, they were shocked to discover that someone had not only abandoned a dog inside, but that they had locked him in a closet.  As you can imagine, the Pitbull mix was in really rough shape when he was found. Not only was he in dire need of food, but he also desperately needed medical attention.  Police are currently searching for the person responsible for abandoning, … Read more

Man Stares In Horror As His Beloved Best Friend Is Electrocuted Right In Front Of Him

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Much like many of our own furry family members, Ted, a four-year-old Poodle mix, loved to go on afternoon walks with his owner and best friend Erich. The pair was out for a walk after a rainstorm when an awful accident occurred, and sweet Ted was taken too soon.  Both Ted and Erich received electric shocks, but Ted’s tiny body just couldn’t take it.  Erich adopted Ted from MADACC three and a half years ago. Ted was brought in as … Read more

Devoted Dog Is The Only Witness To Her Human’s Mysterious Death

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23-year-old Nicholas Degraff always wanted a German Shepherd, so in 2018, he brought home Leah. The beautiful dog quickly bonded with her human, and they spent a lot of time together. But in December 2021, Degraff went missing. He was last seen walking Leah in Great Clifton, England. After that, no one heard from him, and his social media was inactive. No one knew what happened to Degraff, but when officials found Leah alone on the edge of a river, … Read more

Travis Barker Honors Recently Deceased Dog In The Most Precious Way

Travis Barker, drummer for 90s rock band, Blink-182, is mourning the loss of his beloved dog Blue. Barker shared ownership of the French Bulldog with his 16-year-old daughter, Alabama Luella Barker, whom he had with ex Shanna Moakler. The 46-year-old rocker shared a heartwarming tribute to Blue on his Instagram story, featuring photos of the dog throughout his life. An accompanying video showed Travis and Alabama petting Blue in his final moments. As a further show of his devotion, Barker … Read more

Man Entrusted To Care For Family Member’s Dog Drags Her Behind His Truck Instead

**Warning-story contains graphic images that some viewers may find disturbing** A Lantana, Florida man is out on $3,000 bail after spending mere hours in jail for dragging a dog behind his truck. The incident occurred on the evening of October 9, 2022, on Lantana Road between Military Trail and Lawrence Road. The man, identified by officers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as 45-year-old Lisandro Arellano, is charged with aggravated animal cruelty and cruelty towards animals.  A Shocking and … Read more

Texas Hero Hound Wins ASPCA 2022 Dog Of The Year

Clementine the Catahoula Hound Mix has quite the story. First found as a stray in the south, this three-year-old pup went from being returned to a rescue twice to being a hero hound with Cedar Hill Fire Department’s Station #212 in Texas. Now, Clementine is a hero to heroes, and she has won the ASPCA dog of the year award! Clementine first came into care when she was found as a stray in southern Louisiana. But because this was back … Read more

Marvel Superhero Rescues Pit Bull Puppy With Chain Embedded In Her Neck

Actor and former wrestler Dave Bautista might look tough and intimidating, but he has a soft spot for animals in need. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay shared a story of a 3-month-old Pit Bull named Sage, who had a chain embedded in her neck. Bautista immediately gathered money to use as a reward for information about her abuser. Amid the search for the suspect, Bautista fell in love with the little pup. He soon adopted her, and now she’s … Read more

Seattle’s Famous Bus-Riding Dog Has Passed Away

Eclipse, Seattle’s beloved bus-riding dog, has passed away at the age of 10. The black Labrador/Mastiff mix—or Mastador as her dad Jeff Young lovingly referred to her—became a local icon when she started boarding public transport all by herself in 2015. After countless daily rides alongside Young to her favorite dog park, Eclipse decided she no longer required a human chaperone. One day, as Young finished his morning cigarette, she climbed aboard the bus without him, hopping off at their … Read more

These 15 U.S. Cities Have The Most Dog-Friendly Amenities & Affordable Vet Care

Our darling dogs mean so much to us. So it makes sense that pet parents want to live in a place where their furry family members will be happiest and healthiest. Between the cost of food, grooming, vet visits, pet insurance, enrichment, etc, pet parenting can be pretty pricey. Plus, the actual prices themselves are known to vary vastly based on where you are in the world. That’s why we love Wallethub’s annual list of the top 15 pet-friendly cities. Their … Read more

Two “Magic Pills” To Extend Your Dog’s Life Are On The Way

Celine Halioua dreams of someday walking onto a Silicon Valley stage alongside a healthy 15-year-old Great Dane—almost twice the breed’s current lifespan. The young biotech entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of Loyal, a startup devoted to delaying aging in dogs and giving them more healthy years. It’s a beautiful dream that may soon become a reality. Halioua has raised $58 million and currently has two drugs in development. Within the next few years, she hopes to bring the first commercial drug … Read more

Adopted Senior Dog Breaks Hearts Trying To Visit His Former Home

A video of a senior dog straining against his leash to visit his former owner’s home has viewers divided. Some expressed outrage that anyone would “give up” a nine-year-old dog, while others are just grateful the pooch has a wonderful new family to call his own. A TikTok With A Purpose Maryanne Conte created a TikTok account last spring to help raise awareness about mitral valve disease (MVD) in dogs. As the dog mom to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel … Read more

Dog Cries Out In Pain As He’s Choked & Slammed By His Veterinarian Owner

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**Warning: This video involves violence against an animal and is extremely difficult to watch.** Our veterinarian is someone we trust with the health and well-being of our beloved furry family members, which is why it feels so unsettling to hear about an animal abuse story involving a vet.  After a disturbing home video showing someone aggressively assaulting a German Shepard was posted to YouTube, viewers recognized the abuser and demanded to know what action would be taken. Now, an investigation is underway. … Read more

8 Amazing Dogs Who Survived Unique Accidents & Injuries

It’s time to cast your vote for the 2022 Hambone Award recipient. Previous winners include Ellie the yellow Lab, who ate an entire beehive, and Bruin, a three-year-old German Shepherd who survived a 400-foot fall into a California canyon. The annual prize is presented to the Nationwide Pet Insurance subscriber with the wildest survival story. Named for its original winner, who devoured an entire Thanksgiving ham while stuck in a refrigerator, the Hambone Award comes with a trophy, a $1,000 … Read more

300 Injured, Emaciated Dogs Seized As Puppy Mill Operators Deny Wrongdoing

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WARNING: Content may be sensitive for some readers. “Est Alpha Kennels” in Pahrump, Nevada, is a puppy mill that has been in business for over ten years. They breed and sell a rare breed known as the Caucasian Shepherd Dog (or Caucasian Ovcharka). According to the AKC, these dogs weigh 99 to 170 pounds. They’re a devoted guardian breed that needs a family dedicated to training and socialization. Since 2009, Oskana Higgins and Vasili Platunov, the owners of the breeding … Read more

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Adopts Neglected Rescue Dog

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Like many of her family members, Princess Madeleine of Sweden is a dog lover. So, when she saw an adorable rescue dog needing a home, she couldn’t resist. A formerly neglected dog ended up in a shelter in Miami, Florida, and Princess Madeleine fell in love. Madeleine and her family moved to Florida from Sweden in 2018. They regularly travel back to Sweden to see their other family members, but Florida is now the place they call home. Their new … Read more

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