Hero Dog Sniffs Out Injured Baby Girl Abandoned In Family’s Shed

Archie Featured

A Texas couple and their dog Archie are being hailed as heroes after acting fast to help save the life of an abandoned nine-month-old baby girl.  After the injured child mysteriously showed up in their backyard shed in the middle of the night, Archie was quick to alert his owners that something wasn’t right and that they needed to search inside. When Archie started sniffing and barking around the shed, John and Kathy weren’t sure what they’d find. But they … Read more

Virtual Vet Appointments: The What, Why, And How

Your dog’s health should always be managed by someone who knows what they’re doing. You just don’t want to take any chances with your pet’s health. That said – you might not always be able to visit the vet in person (if you can even get an appointment at the closest clinic). If the last several years have taught us anything, it’s that it has never been more possible to accomplish previously in-person tasks online. With sites like Vetster, veterinary … Read more

Beloved Guide Dog Dies After Being Forgotten In Trainer’s Scorching Hot Van For 5 Hours

Milton

When you send your beautiful black lab to an expert for training, you expect them to receive the highest quality of care. Michelle was excited for her guide dog and best friend Milton to learn an exciting new skill that would help her be able to spend more time inside a classroom.  Now, her dreams are shattered, and she’s living her worst nightmare.  The three-year-old black lab had returned to the Guide Dog Foundation so he could learn how to … Read more

Lemonade Delivers Digital Ease When It Comes To Pet Insurance For Your Dog

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Gone are the days when you and your dog had to brave the wild and hunt for dinner. Lucky for us, living in the digital age allows you to order meals and have them delivered to your door so you and your pup can stay comfy on the couch. And food delivery via an app is just … Read more

Lemonade Helped Bentley Survive A Sudden Illness & They’ll Be There For Your Dog Too

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. When your dog is your best friend, life is pretty great. You’ve always got an attentive buddy to dine with come mealtime, and there’s always a wagging tail and sweet smile waiting to greet you when you come home from work. And no matter what you’re into, whether you and your pup are homebodies who love snuggling … Read more

RECALL: Pet Food Brand Announces Salmonella Contamination In Private Email

Spot & Tango Recall

Fresh dog food delivery services are growing in popularity because they can cater specifically to your furry friend’s needs. Yet, like all pet food brands, they can have recalls now and then. Spot & Tango recalled four batches of food on September 6th, 2022, after testing positive for Salmonella bacteria. They only announced the recall in private emails to their customers and didn’t confirm the recall to Dog Food Advisor when asked. So, if your dog eats this brand, keep … Read more

Man Threatens To Slaughter Puppy Rehomed To Him Unless Ransom Is Paid

Lab puppy ransom

A new puppy scam in China is breaking the hearts of dog lovers around the world. It’s a good reminder to be cautious of who you re-home your pets to. A woman with the surname Chen lives in Shenzhen, China. She decided to find a new home for her Labrador Retriever puppy when she couldn’t afford to care for him. She thought she had found a suitable home, but soon after, the “adopter” threatened to send the puppy to a … Read more

Man With Cerebral Palsy Can’t Eat Or Sleep Until Missing Dog Returns

Man with cerebral palsy missing dog

A man named Bailey has cerebral palsy and is severely handicapped. So, he has an English Bulldog named Max, who acts as an emotional support dog for him. Max helps calm Bailey down and makes daily activities easier. When Max went missing, Bailey’s world was turned upside down. His dad, Sgt. Jonathan Gaither said Bailey was struggling to eat and sleep without Max. Every day the dog and human duo are apart, the worse it gets. The family from Tallapoosa … Read more

Couple Cuts Vacation Short To Find Lost Dog, But Sitter Has “Lots of Discrepancies”

Missing Border Collie Fred

John and Julie Pearson went on a 10-day vacation to Turkey in June. They left their 13-year-old Border Collie Fred with a sitter back home in Staffordshire. They thought he would be safe while they were away, but things quickly took a turn for the worse. On the fourth day of the couple’s vacation, the dog-sitter called to tell them that Fred was missing. They panicked and canceled the remainder of their vacation to search for their beloved dog. But … Read more

Man Breaks Into Texas Shelter And Releases Dogs, Resulting In Disaster

Around 150 dogs were residing at Animal Services in Abilene, Texas, prior to August 26th, 2022. In the early hours of that Friday morning, a man broke into the shelter and unlocked several of the kennels, causing chaos. The man climbed the fence surrounding the shelter and came in through the roof. He then released a bunch of dogs, letting them loose in the building. Things got worse from there. An Unnecessary Tragedy One major takeaway from this incident and … Read more

Potential Dognappers Claim Boy’s Puppy Is Dead, But Dad Keeps Searching

Missing Lab Puppy Idaho

Getting their first dog is one of the most exciting moments a kid can experience. But a boy named Chase only got to spend a month with his Lab puppy named Sam before she disappeared. The 5-month-old pup ran away from the family’s apartment in Boise, Idaho. Sam is still missing after over a month of searching, but Chase’s dad, Chico McKinney, refuses to give up. After one sighting and some disturbing text messages, he’s more determined than ever to … Read more

Woman Screams As Thief Drives Away With Her Car And Dog

Dog stolen in carjacking

All it takes is a matter of seconds for thefts to occur. Julia Salsich learned that the hard way when she was running a few errands with her Yorkie mix named Franklin. At one point, she parked on the 1300 block of H Street in Washington D.C. and put her flashers on. She exited the car for a second to drop something off, but as she was doing so, an adult man hopped in the car and drove off with … Read more

Deadly Mystery Virus That Killed Over 20 Canines Finally Identified

Sick Puppy

The mysterious illness that has been killing dogs and concerning Michigan veterinarians for a few weeks has finally been identified. Despite initially testing negative in screening tests, all 20 dogs have been confirmed to have died from parvovirus. Most of the dogs were either young (less than two years old) or had reached senior status. Also, none were entirely up to date on their vaccinations.  What’s Parvovirus? While not harmful to humans, parvo is problematic for pups. Not only is … Read more

Is It Possible To Extend Dogs’ Lives? Scientists Are Working On It

Every dog parent in the world wishes they could have more time with their baby. Scientists have been wondering for years whether such a concept is possible. Can we somehow make it so our dogs live longer? For now, everything is still in the early research phase, but there are some promising areas of study. Not only have scientists learned a lot about how dogs age, but they’ve also learned a bit more about humans’ health and aging too. ‘The … Read more

Retired NHL Star Kevin Stevens Teams Up With Gorgeous Golden Retriever And An Experienced Medical Doctor To Help People Overcome Addiction

Recovery for addicts

What will you get when you combine a hockey legend, a doctor, and a dog? Well, the makings of a new recovery program, of course.  Through his non-profit, Kevin Stevens has been making a difference in the lives of people in recovery since 2018. But now that he’s combined the experience of an addiction doctor with the healing effects of dogs, they’ve created a whole new recovery program that’s the first of its kind.  Since he played for the Boston … Read more

This National Dog Day, Krispy Kreme Is Offering Your Dog Something Pawesome

Happy National Dog Day! We know it’s always dog day in your house, because you’re such an animal lover, but it’s officially being celebrated nationwide this Friday, August 26th. And just in time to celebrate the special occasion, Krispy Kreme is launching boxes of limited edition doggy doughnuts. They look so much like real thing and their flavors were even inspired by the classic Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Krispy Kreme announced in a post on Instagram that they have a super … Read more

Cold Stone Creamery Under Fire For Refusing Service To A Woman With A Service Dog

Over 80 million Americans are assisted by service animals. The help these trained animals offer makes a HUGE difference in the lives of those with disabilities. In many cases, these fearless companions enable their owners to live an active, enjoyable lifestyle despite their personal handicaps.  According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals have every right and permission to occupy the same physical space as their owners. This means that, so long as they are on duty, service animals … Read more

Man Tosses Dog Over Shelter’s Fence, Thinking It’s His Only Option

Dog tossed over fence

Staff members at the Clark County Animal Shelter in Kentucky came to the facility after hours to take care of a dog’s medical needs. When they got there, they found a new dog sitting inside their fenced-in area. The pup was a medium-sized Pit Bull who seemed healthy. The staff members double-checked their calls, emails, and Facebook messages to see if someone had contacted them before dropping off the dog, but they didn’t find anything. So, they looked at their … Read more

120 Dogs Rescued From South Korean Meat Trade Injured Or Killed In Catastrophic Fire

Fire at dog meat rescue

Jindo Love Rescue in South Korea uses its funds to save dogs from the meat trade and send them to loving homes. Of the 120 dogs in their care, several were preparing to fly to their forever families. However, a sudden burst of flames ruined the dogs’ happy endings. The organization faced a fire at their foster center, causing the dogs to die, run away, or suffer severe injuries. The volunteers are calling it “a worst-case nightmare scenario for anyone … Read more

Dog Survives Poisoning Attempt: “Cat Lady’ Neighbor Caught On Camera

A woman accused of trying to poison a dog was arrested wearing a t-shirt with a large cat emblem stitched on the front. Footage from KKTV shows that the woman’s mailbox is also cat-shaped. Call it the tale of the tape. A pet parent from Colorado Springs, Colorado suspected his neighbor was attempting to poison his pup, Wrigley. Upon checking his surveillance cameras, he found evidence of such animal cruelty and notified the local animal control. According to the Humane … Read more

“Luxury” Pet Hotel Accused Of Neglecting Its Residents

Finding a sitter for your dog has become increasingly difficult because not everyone is honest about the quality of care they provide. One San Francisco hotel claimed to be a “luxury” accommodation, but reviews are saying that isn’t the case. After two TikTok users made videos explaining their experiences, the hotel gained lots of negative attention. The customers claimed that their dogs were neglected and dirty upon pick-up. Some of the services they paid for also weren’t provided. Instead of … Read more

Family Reaches Out For Help Affording Epileptic 10-Year-Old’s Service Dog

Service dogs specially trained to detect seizures, protect incapacitated people, and provide emotional support make incredible differences in the lives of their handlers. However, it can be frustratingly expensive to get one. It can also take months to years, even with enough funds. In September of 2021, 10-year-old Liam Vanartsdalen was unexpectedly diagnosed with epilepsy. The frequency of his seizures, combined with an unknown underlying cause, have made the poor kid’s life difficult ever since. Liam’s Struggle With Epilepsy Liam’s … Read more

Lady Gaga’s Dog Theft Suspect Recaptured After Intense 4-Month Search

Lady Gaga Suspect Recaptured

It has been over a year and a half since a group of suspects shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker while targeting her three French Bulldogs: Koji, Gustav, and Miss Asia. They got away with two of the dogs, not realizing they belonged to a celebrity. One person involved with the incident tried returning the dogs for the reward money, but that helped police locate the suspects. Five people were arrested for the dog theft. The charges varied based on each … Read more

Shameless Gambler Leaves Puppy In Hot Car With Mouth Taped Shut Outside Casino

When you leave a dog locked in the car on even a warm day, you could be putting their life at risk. With the doors closed, a car parked in 80-degree weather can heat up to 110 degrees in just over 20 minutes. Now you can imagine how terrible it would be for a dog to be trapped inside a car for hours in over 100-degree heat. That’s how a Husky puppy was found in Las Vegas on July 20th, 2022, … Read more

4,000 Abused Beagles Rescued From Cruel Research Industry Need Forever Homes

beagles rescued from research lab

The Humane Society Of The United States is leading the mission in relocating 4,000 Beagles rescued from an animal research facility. After the facility was found to be guilty of shocking violations to the Animal Welfare Act, the organization was ordered to release all 4,000 dogs to the care of the HSUS. While it may be shocking to many, there are Beagles located in labs throughout the country for the purpose of medical research. These labs cover everything from pharmaceutical … Read more

Brave Police K9 Fights For His Life After Getting Shot Three Times

Police K9 survives 3 gunshots

Police K9s work hard at their jobs, and sometimes, they put their own lives at risk to stay loyal to their teammates. K9 Huk is a brave member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) who recently needed emergency vet care. K9 Huk was just doing his job when he was shot by a suspect three times, so the community is calling him a hero. After over a week of recovery, things are looking positive for Huk. His human co-workers believe … Read more

Officer Adopts Distressed Dog Stranded In Hot Car For Hours

Officer adopts rescued dog

About a month ago, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) responded to a call about a dog trapped in a hot car. At the time, they suspected that the dog had been stranded in the vehicle for over two hours. After further research, the ASPCA announced that they believe the dog was actually in the car for 24 hours. The outside temperature was in the mid-80s that day, which can reach over 100 degrees in a parked vehicle in … Read more

Black Ink Crew‘s Ceaser Emanuel Charged With Animal Cruelty After Hitting Dog With Chair

Black Ink Crew New York, a VH1 show about tattoo artists working in Harlem, used to star a 43-year-old artist named Ceaser Emanuel. Now, the show has completely severed ties with Emanuel after witnessing a disturbing incident of animal abuse perpetrated by him. Footage from a Ring camera went viral this year, horrifying both fans of the show and dog lovers everywhere. The disturbing video shows Emanuel hitting a dog with a folding chair, among other things. The Abuse Incident Caught … Read more

80 Neglected, Traumatized Dogs Discovered In Condemned House

Vet Apt Feature

When a probation officer was notified that a “court-ordered ankle monitor” had been removed, he paid a visit to the person’s home and discovered dozens of dogs living in shocking and unsafe conditions. The probation officer immediately called the local dog warden. But because the case involved extreme neglect, they turned to the Licking County Humane Society for help.  After a brief conversation with the single human resident, agents expected this rescue to be a small-scale endeavor. But the situation … Read more

Stick Lodged Inside Dog’s Neck Goes Unnoticed By Vets For 6 Weeks

Stick lodged in dog's throat

It’s easy to tell when our furry friends are acting unusual, but figuring out what the problem is can but tricky. In most cases, vets can discover issues that families can’t, but even professionals get stumped sometimes. Amanda Coleman knew something was wrong with her three-year-old Labrador named Poppy for several weeks before vets determined the cause. Somehow, a stick lodged inside her neck had gone undetected by x-rays. So, when a vet found the root of Poppy’s symptoms, it … Read more