120 Archaeological Sites in Greece Will Soon Be Open To Canine Tourists

Pets will soon be allowed to accompany their parents to more than 120 archaeological sites in Greece. Previously, only service animals were allowed to stay by their owner’s side. But soon, many places will provide accommodations where dogs can wait while their owners explore or enforce very specific guidelines for our canine companions’ admittance.  According to the Associated Press, the new rules will require dogs to either be on a leash that is less than three feet long, or they … Read more

This Hazardous Habit Makes It Twice As Likely Your Canine Will Contract Cancer

Our furry best friends turn into our constant companions. They will literally follow us anywhere we go. That means it’s our responsibility to lead them well. They have no choice but to live in the environment we provide, and to travel with us to the places we take them. So it’s up to us to make the best decisions for their happiness and health. But this hazardous habit makes them two times more likely to develop cancer. It’s fairly common … Read more

Two Things To Always Remember When Buying Bully Sticks

Bully sticks have become the most popular dog chew in the world, and for good reason. They’re 100% digestible, unlike rawhide and many other chews on the market. They’re high in protein and low in fat, making them a healthy option even for dogs who need to lose weight. They promote dental health by scrubbing off plaque and tartar before it has a chance to stick to your dog’s teeth. They come in varying shapes and sizes, making them a … Read more

Veteran-Run Charity Ensures Military K9s Get The Happy Retirement They Deserve

On a cool, clear day at Washington D.C.’s Navy Memorial Plaza, veterans, supporters, and military working dog handlers from all branches of service gathered to pay tribute to some of America’s most unsung heroes. Dogs have been vital military service members since World War II but rarely receive the recognition they deserve. The United States War Dog Association (USWDA) is devoted to changing that. This year, they held the first-ever K9 Veterans Day celebration to honor the skills, service, and … Read more

More Than 100 Pups Are Inside When Doggy Daycare Catches Fire

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When “The Dog Resort,” a doggy daycare in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood, caught on fire, it could have been a devastating disaster. After all, dozens of dogs were attending daycare that day. But instead, the exceptional employees from two nearby businesses came together, not hesitating to put themselves in harm’s way so they could lend a helping hand.  Thanks to the local community, every single dog was saved from the fire. It was the employees from PSR Mechanical, along with … Read more

Lost Dog Gets A New Family Right Before The Old One Finds Her Again

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When a dog goes missing, it’s an emotional experience for everyone involved. Rebecca Jones and her family, who live in Nebraska, know that better than anyone. Their dog named Bella went missing for about three weeks, supposedly without tags or a microchip. So, the odds of Bella coming home seemed low, but the family kept searching. Then, a miracle happened (or so they thought). The family spotted Bella at the Nebraska Humane Society only to find out that someone else … Read more

Proposed Florida Bill Seeks To Ban Dogs From Sticking Their Heads Out Car Windows

Though dogs love to stick their heads out of car windows to feel the wind in their fur, proponents of a new bill in Florida say letting your dog do this is so dangerous it should be illegal. In addition to making it illegal to let your dog hang their head out of a car window, the bill also includes a push to fine those who declaw cats without a medical reason and limit animal testing for cosmetics. Filed by … Read more

20 Best U.S. Cities For Dog Parents Looking To Date

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First dates can be overwhelming. There’s always the fear of making a bad impression or not knowing the right things to say. Even though dates are normally a one-on-one event, many pet parents prefer to bring their best friend along: their dog! Having a dog on a first date can be more relaxing for both people involved. Dogs can spark conversations and relieve stress from whoever is petting them. Plus, you’ll get to see if your dog and date get … Read more

Rescue Fights For Custody Of Dog Living Amongst Coyotes

A dog that came to be known as Ghost recently made national headlines when he was rescued after living with a pack of coyotes in Las Vegas for roughly six months. But Ghost’s rescue would grow into a battle of ownership that’s still going on even after he’s home with the family that insists Ghost is their dog. Ghost drew the attention of the Southern Nevada Trapping Team after he was spotted amongst a pack of coyotes in Henderson, a … Read more

2023 Super Bowl Commercial Is Sure To Leave Dog-Lovers Welling Up With Tears

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Let’s be honest, one of the main reasons so many of us watch the Super Bowl is to see the commercials. Sure, we may also be interested in the actual football game, but we’re not going to purposely walk away from or mute these high-dollar ads. Super Bowl commercials often aim to be fantastically funny or even explicitly ridiculous. But one particular ad that will air during this year’s “big game” may melt many dog-lover’s hearts into a puddle. Nothing … Read more

An Honest Just Food For Dogs Review – How My Ultra-Picky Eater Reacted

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Fresh dog food has been all the rage in recent years. One look at a fresh brand such as Just Food For Dogs, and it’s no wonder why. It actually looks and smells like real human food. You see the color of the veggies and the texture of the meat. I decided to give Just Food For … Read more

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


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


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. Related: 10 Great Wireless Fences for Dogs It was no delicate fall for Ken as the fence stood well above … 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


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

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

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