#BettyWhiteChallenge Helps Countless Shelter Dogs Including One Special Golden Retriever

Since news of Betty White’s death broke on New Year’s Eve, the #BettyWhiteChallenge has been swirling across social media, asking fans to donate just $5 to animal charities to celebrate what would have been White’s 100th birthday on January 17th. In response, fans and animal lovers have done Betty White’s legacy proud, flooding animal rescue groups and shelters with much-needed donations. From the over $94k given to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association to the thousands raised by small rescue … Read more

Family Adopts Foster Dog Even When Vet Cautioned That He’s Mentally Challenged

All Dogs definitely have their own unique personalities, and Stanley’s was apparent right from the beginning. This was something a little different though, and the quirks were a bit alarming. Stanley’s Mom and Dad adopted him but soon started to worry about their dog. Stanley, the Golden Retriever was very friendly, loving and physically healthy, but there was clearly much more to his story.

Stanley was rescued from the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida and knowing he was a little different. When they got him from his foster home, he was sleeping on the table.

 

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However, they quickly fell in love with Stanley despite his quirks and decided to take him home. Stanley got along with their kids and the other pets right away.

 

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But the Stanley’s mom and dad became concerned about their new dog. They had success in the past training other dogs, but Stanley was different. They worried he may injure himself climbing onto counters and tables.

 

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Stanley wasn’t deaf, but he never responded to his name being called. Two trainers were hired but eventually quit on him. And the one suggested the dog may be mentally challenged.

The family took this seriously and studied his behavior patterns even more. They discovered an obsessive-compulsive routine where Stanley would constantly gather a slipper, remote, and stuffed animal together every day.

 

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They decided to test Stanley with a dog IQ test they heard about from a friend, and he failed at getting out from under a blanket, responding to his name, and finding the treat inside a cup.

 

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The vet agreed with the assessment and said that the dog’s challenges could be a result of inbreeding and stubbornness.

 

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It may never be revealed why exactly Stanley acts the way he does, but it’s not something for his family to worry about. He’s physically healthy and surrounded by lots of love!

His owner said, “He may be a bit slow, but his silly quirks, good nature, and odd little personality makes us love him even more.”

You have to love that Stanley is getting a fair shot at life regardless of his challenges. Every dog deserves love and happiness!

Woman Thought She Found A Homeless ‘Dog’ On Her Porch, When It “Wasn’t A Dog” At All

It’s not uncommon to read about stray dogs in bad shape, so when Sharon Bertozzi spotted a sick dog curled up on her porch for four hours, she shared the story with her friends.

However, the surprise came later on when she realized that this “dogwas not actually a dog at all.

 

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She immediately called City of Folsom Animal Services to get the coyote some help. When rescuers arrived, they took a closer look at this animal and discovered that it was really a young coyote with an awful case of mange.

 

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They immediately took the coyote back to their clinic where she was treated for her mange as well as dehydration. They decided to name her Princess and eventually transferred her to Gold Country Wildlife Rescue where she would receive further treatment.

 

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Rescuers refused to give up on her, and after a long struggle, she perked up. She was using the litterbox again and eating regularly when she was given a medicated bath by caretakers there.

 

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Once Princess had recovered from a sickness, she was able to return back into the wild. The animal rescue center put her in Sierra Wildlife Rescue where she was able to interact with other coyote while simultaneously recovering from a recent illness.

 

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Soon after, Princess and her all new coyote friends were released back into the wild on over 800 acres of beautiful open roaming land.

 

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Princess has come a long way from knocking at death’s door. Now she is a beautiful, healthy coyote!

Mom Worries When Entranced Dog Won’t Break His ‘Stare’ At Same Spot Everyday

The loyalty of dogs to their human loved ones is seen in the numerous stories of dog-parents. Ask them and they will share stories of how their pup kept bouncing back up after anything life threw at it, whether or not it was understood by its owner or handler.

Every single day, deep down inside, there are things that remind us everything is going to be ok. This heartwarming story provides a small ray of light in our lives to show us that when all hope seems lost, there are still genuinely good people to be found in the world.

 

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His stare is trancelike for good reason, this is the moment he waits for every day once his favorite boy leaves home in the early hours.

Dogs can sense time of day and are usually pretty accurate when it comes to a consistent routine. Once the sun hits a certain point, or a dog can sense enough time has passed, he or she will then take notice and get ready to respond appropriately.

 

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However, this story isn’t about routine as much as it’s about love. We often wonder how anyone’s life can be totally full without a dog. Can they undoubtedly say they’ve experienced unconditional love in its truest form if they’ve never had a dog before?

 

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We would argue no. If someone doesn’t agree, send them this story and we bet their minds will change.

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Lost 10-Year-Old Girl Survives Intense Blizzard By Hugging Stray Dog

Dog keeps missing girl warm

People are calling a 10-year-old girl’s survival a miracle, and it’s all thanks to one special dog. The girl, who’s known as Vika Z, loved spending time around the stray dogs in Sakhalin, Russia. So, when she got lost during an intense blizzard, she turned to her furry friends for help. Vika disappeared for 18 hours as temperatures dipped to -11 degrees Celsius. Her family feared the frigid night would be too much for her, but then a miracle happened … Read more

Cancer Survivor Finds Missing Dog After 5 Years & 1,000-Mile Journey

Dog and cancer survivor

An English Bulldog known as Azzurra Diamante went missing at the worst possible time. In 2016, when her human was going through cancer treatment, the pup disappeared. Jen Costa made an amazing recovery, but it wasn’t the same without her furry friend to support her. Five years passed, and Costa had given up hope that Azzurra would return. Her other dog named Bruno passed away from cancer last summer, so she brought home a French Bulldog named Pancake not long … Read more

18-Year-Old Blind Dachshund Was Dumped At Shelter, Clung To First Person Who Showed Her Love

Muneca, an 18-year-old blind Dachshund, was dumped at an animal shelter, leaving her alone and terrified. At this time, she no longer had a home, her vision, or someone to love her.

 

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That’s when shelter volunteer Elaine Seamans went to see the senior Dachshund at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles.

As soon as Seamans got down and showed her attention, Muneca leaped into her arms and clung to her, as if she was saying, “Don’t ever let me go.” Muneca was scared, and Seamans helped her feel safe.

 

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Luckily, this heartwarming moment was caught on camera by John Hwang, a photographer who was nearby. He posted the photos on social media, which quickly went viral.

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It didn’t take long before people all over the world were voicing their concern for and interest in Muneca, including Frosted Faces Foundation, a rescue in Ramona, California, that provides vet care to senior animals whose lives are in jeopardy.

As soon as they saw the picture online, they knew they had to get Muneca out of the shelter as soon as possible. They brought her to a veterinarian to be examined before placing her with a loving foster.

 

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Thankfully, aside from having poor vision, she was in pretty good shape for her age.

Since Muneca was now well-known all over the Internet, the rescue was flooded with applications from people who wanted to help this poor pup and give her a forever home.

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Muneca was once unwanted, but now she was desired by so many people nationwide!

Out of all the applications, they chose the person who they thought would be the best fit for her. This person wound up being Amy Gann, who drove to San Diego to meet Muneca. The two of them bonded instantly, and the rescue knew they were a perfect match.

 

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In her new home, Muneca enjoys warm bubble baths, fun trips to the beach, and is spoiled with lots of treats and a warm bed.

Muneca is so loved and never has to feel scared or alone ever again!

18-Year-Old Blind Dachshund Was Dumped At Shelter, Clung To First Person Who Showed Her Love

Muneca, an 18-year-old blind Dachshund, was dumped at an animal shelter, leaving her alone and terrified. At this time, she no longer had a home, her vision, or someone to love her.

 

Image Source: Frosted Faces Foundation

 

That’s when shelter volunteer Elaine Seamans went to see the senior Dachshund at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles.

As soon as Seamans got down and showed her attention, Muneca leaped into her arms and clung to her, as if she was saying, “Don’t ever let me go.” Muneca was scared, and Seamans helped her feel safe.

 

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Luckily, this heartwarming moment was caught on camera by John Hwang, a photographer who was nearby. He posted the photos on social media, which quickly went viral.

Image Source: Frosted Faces Foundation

 

It didn’t take long before people all over the world were voicing their concern for and interest in Muneca, including Frosted Faces Foundation, a rescue in Ramona, California, that provides vet care to senior animals whose lives are in jeopardy.

As soon as they saw the picture online, they knew they had to get Muneca out of the shelter as soon as possible. They brought her to a veterinarian to be examined before placing her with a loving foster.

 

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Thankfully, aside from having poor vision, she was in pretty good shape for her age.

Since Muneca was now well-known all over the Internet, the rescue was flooded with applications from people who wanted to help this poor pup and give her a forever home.

Image Source: Frosted Faces Foundation

 

Muneca was once unwanted, but now she was desired by so many people nationwide!

Out of all the applications, they chose the person who they thought would be the best fit for her. This person wound up being Amy Gann, who drove to San Diego to meet Muneca. The two of them bonded instantly, and the rescue knew they were a perfect match.

 

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In her new home, Muneca enjoys warm bubble baths, fun trips to the beach, and is spoiled with lots of treats and a warm bed.

Muneca is so loved and never has to feel scared or alone ever again!

Grateful “Foster Fail” Dog Saves Her Family Of Six From Devastating House Fire

Ordinarily, when someone thinks of the word “fail,” they associate it with a negative result. But when it comes to a doggie “foster fail,” there’s nothing negative about it. You gain something incredible! This is especially true of “foster fail Gracie.” Not only has she turned out to be a fantastic addition to her new family, but she’s proven to be a hero dog as well. It was in the early hours of a chilly December morning when Emily, the … Read more

Dog Presumed Dead After Landslide Is Rescued From Rubble 6 Days Later

Dog survives landslide

The Fritts family lost their Seattle home after it broke off its foundation amid a dangerous landslide. Didi Fritts escaped the wreckage on her own, but her husband James was trapped and needed firefighters to save him. Their dog named Lilli died instantly during the tragedy, so the couple assumed that Sammy, their other dog, had passed away as well. But then a miracle happened. Neighbors heard whining coming from the collapsed house, so rescuers rushed to investigate. The landslide … Read more

Irresistible Golden Retriever Puppy Is Training To Become An Avalanche Rescue Dog

At the Alyeska Resort near Anchorage, Alaska, an employee is training to save lives in the event of an avalanche. When they’re finished, they’ll be able to smell bodies trapped beneath a foot of snow. Oh yeah, that employee is a dog. Stormy the 16-week-old Golden Retriever puppy is small and immature now, but she’ll grow up to be a skilled avalanche search and rescue dog. Starting her training early, she’ll be able to ensure people’s safety at a young … Read more

After 3 Long Years, Lost Dog Turns Up In A Backyard 1,200 Miles Away

The Skelton family from Texas refers to their dog Daisy as their “first baby.” She was with them before either of their two kids were born, so she holds a special place in their hearts. But she went missing in 2019, and her humans became distraught. Katrina and Mark Skelton never gave up hope, but their search became less intense over time. They believed that Daisy was out there somewhere, living a good life with someone new. But when she … Read more

Mom Found “Odd-Looking” Baby Bird Abandoned On Lawn And Documented How He Grew Over 1-Year

Susan Hickman found a cracked bird egg lying on the ground. Curiosity got the better of her, and she picked it up only to find a surprise in store for her. Inside the egg was a small baby Starlet, still alive, and barely clinging to life.

 

Since Susan didn’t know where the egg came from, she had no way of returning it to its nest. She decided to give the little birdie a chance and raise him herself. Even though experienced bird rehabbers warned her that the bird had little chance of surviving, she felt like she had to at least try.

She named the bird Klinger and placed him in a makeshift incubator. She then began feeding him cat food mixed with applesauce, hard-boiled egg, and avian vitamins. For two weeks, she fed him every. . .     Click here to read more >>

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Strangers Use Detective Skills To Save Stolen Show Dog In Frigid Vehicle

Stolen Show Dog

Michelle Baker’s Boxer named Jasper is her whole world. He’s a loyal family companion and an award-winning show dog. The two Iowa residents traveled to Minnesota for a weekend to attend the Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show. Jasper was eager to start the day as he sat patiently in his crate in the car. But Baker wanted to run inside the hotel to refill her coffee cup before driving off. She briefly left the car running outside the … Read more

“Real-Life Lassie” Leads Police To Unconscious Humans After Car Crash

A Shiloh Shepherd is being called a “Real-Life Lassie” after saving her human’s life. After a tragic car crash, the dog named Tinsley saw that her human and the other passengers were injured, unconscious, and unable to save themselves. So, as if reacting to instinct, she ran off to find help. Tinsley went on an incredible journey that ended up saving the humans in the accident. If she hadn’t acted fast, help might not have arrived in time. Lassie might … Read more

Dog Lost During Caldor Fire Clings To Life On Snowy Mountain

Lost dog on mountain rescued

In August 2021, a Pit Bull mix named Russ traveled to Lake Tahoe with his human. Russ ran off during their trip, but the man couldn’t search for him because of the Caldor Fire. People were ordered to evacuate, so Russ’ dad fled Lake Tahoe, wondering if he would ever see the pup again. After the fire, the man thought that Russ hadn’t survived. Months went by with no sightings, so he gave up hope. But little did he know, … Read more

Avalanche Buries Dog For 20+ Minutes But Skiers Refuse To Stop Searching

Even a strong young dog is no match for an avalanche. Skier Scott Shepherd learned that in the hardest way on December 26th, 2021, when his 2-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever Apollo got separated from him in the Berthoud Pass area in Colorado. Shepherd’s group had veered off course, and Apollo ran towards a steep, rocky slope. The bewildered dog triggered an avalanche, and before Shepherd could do anything, Apollo was swept over the cliff by the powerful rush of snow. … Read more

Hero Dog Saves Dad From Freezing To Death On Snowy Mountain Peak

Still in his puppy days at eight months old, Alaskan Malamute, North is already a hero. Thanks to this brave pup, dog dad Grga Brkić, is still here to tell the tale of love and rescue that came at the paws of his best buddy. Today, the pair are home and safe, but without North, Grga may have been a soul lost to the elements after a hiking trip went afoul. The pair had gone hiking along the Velebit mountain … Read more

St. Bernard Erratically Woke Up Dad At 2 AM, Refuses To Let Him Go Back To Sleep

One morning around 2:00 AM, Dory the St. Bernard woke her family up. She was acting strange in a way that they never had before. Suddenly, she wasn’t feeling like herself – whining and pacing while insisting that her owners not go back to sleep. Eventually, they realized what she had tried to tell them – their house was on fire!

 


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Dory refused to calm down, and it even had the cats meowing. Dory’s dad had to see what was was going on and so he got out of bed. And that’s when Jack spotted the problem — a BIG problem. Today he’s thanking his lucky stars that his good girl came and got him out of bed. As a thank you, Dad made sure to make a big juicy steak for Dory!

 


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If it weren’t for Dory the St. Bernard, the family doesn’t even want to think about what could’ve happened. Dogs never cease to amaze, do they?

 

Watch Dory’s story as she became the hero for this family! Be sure to pass this onto a friend or family member!

 

St. Bernard Erratically Woke Up Dad At 2 AM, Refuses To Let Him Go Back To Sleep

One morning around 2:00 AM, Dory the St. Bernard woke her family up. She was acting strange in a way that they never had before. Suddenly, she wasn’t feeling like herself – whining and pacing while insisting that her owners not go back to sleep. Eventually, they realized what she had tried to tell them – their house was on fire!

 


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Dory refused to calm down, and it even had the cats meowing. Dory’s dad had to see what was was going on and so he got out of bed. And that’s when Jack spotted the problem — a BIG problem. Today he’s thanking his lucky stars that his good girl came and got him out of bed. As a thank you, Dad made sure to make a big juicy steak for Dory!

 


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If it weren’t for Dory the St. Bernard, the family doesn’t even want to think about what could’ve happened. Dogs never cease to amaze, do they?

 

Watch Dory’s story as she became the hero for this family! Be sure to pass this onto a friend or family member!

 

Re-Homed Dog Found Scavenging In The Desert Reunites With Original Owner

Sadly, many dog parents find themselves in impossible situations and must make difficult decisions to re-home their dogs. That’s what happened to Scottsdale, Arizona resident Simone Brown, who thought she found the right new home for her pup two years ago. When Brown moved from New York to California to live with family, she was forced to re-home her Yorkie “Prada Chanel.” Dutifully, Brown made proper arrangements for her dog, finding just the right place. As she explained to Fox 10: … Read more

Your Dog’s Poop Could Help Find A Cure For Cancer!

Dog poop for cancer research

Shaun Singer and Dr. Stephanie Culler are a husband-and-wife team who have been finding unique ways to research cancer. Culler is the founder of Persephone Biosciences, and Singer is the director of the “Poop for the Cure” project. For years, the duo has collected fecal samples to study cancer in humans. However, they recently learned that human cancer isn’t very different from cancer in dogs. After some investigation, they realized that dog poop could further their research too. So, they’re … Read more

Reas The Whippet Breaks Records To Become “America’s Fastest Dog”

A new speedy dog has been crowned “America’s Fastest” as of December 2021! 3-year-old Reas (pronounced REES,) a white and blonde Whippet from Michigan City, Indiana, became the AKC champion after breaking the 100-yard dash record in the Fast CAT Invitational. Reas completed the race in 5.769 seconds, indicating a speed of 35.45 miles per hour. This time is 0.5777 seconds faster than last year’s winner Phelan’s time of 6.346 seconds, or 32.3 miles per hour. For comparison, the fastest … Read more

Boston Terrier Stolen On Christmas Miraculously Returns During Interview

Stolen Boston Terrier Found During Interview

Danny Thomason was on his way to a Christmas dinner when his worst fear happened. The Texas resident stopped at a gas station on Christmas Day with his Boston Terrier named Yogi. When Thomason stepped inside to pay for gas, he briefly left Yogi in the car with the windows cracked. But within a few minutes, Yogi was stolen. The magical holiday quickly turned into a nightmare for Thomason. He never made it to his Christmas dinner, and instead, he … Read more

Miracle Border Collie Walks Again Weeks After Sudden Paralysis

Border Collie Recovers From Paralysis

A 7-year-old Border Collie named River is known for mastering agility courses and winning competitions. But all that excitement came to a halt when River’s back legs suddenly became paralyzed. He collapsed under his own weight, leaving his family panicked. River was unable to stand or walk on his own for weeks, but a team of dedicated veterinarians worked hard to rehabilitate him. Now, River can walk again, but he still has a long road to recovery ahead of him. … Read more

Abandoned Dog With 46-Lb Tumor Finally Had Heavy Burden Lifted Off His Shoulders

As if homeless dogs don’t already have it bad enough, one was abandoned at a beach in Newport, California with an extra 46 pounds of weight due to a tumor on his side.

Stray dogs that find their way onto the beach can often end up lost. However, this dog, Henry, needed to be rescued earlier than expected. AsValerie Schomburg of Newport Beach Animal Control points out, “The rescuers from NBAC are used to picking up stray dogs in poor condition, but nothing could have prepared them for what Henry looked like” She continues on to say that he needed medical attention as soon as possible.

 


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Not only did he struggle to find food, but he had difficulty getting around. His right front leg was so big and hindering on him so bad because of the tumor in there that it pushed him down and gave him a hard time walking.

Henry, a rescue dog, had barely started his new life when he fell victim to poisoning. The only puppy born of the litter, Henry arrived at his adoptive foster after having contracted Parvo Chicken Pox Virus. A few months later, young Henry was diagnosed with Leukemia. Despite all of the hardships that Henry has faced in such a short period of time, he still had a zest for life. He was always smiling and wagging his tail and little Henry loved every person he met.

 


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In a sad twist of irony, Tina’s son Henry needed a crowdfunding campaign started by Jamie Schomburg. Oddly enough, the tumor that caused the fundraiser wound up being cancerous. fortunately though, it did not spread to any other parts of his body.

Henry had a huge weight lifted off his shoulders-literally. After undergoing surgery for a brain tumor, Henry’s weight dropped from 200lbs to 78lbs, and he could walk almost completely normally. The tumor was removed not long ago, and luckily Henry found a loving foster family through the Newport Beach Animal shelter after going through a lot of pain.

 


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After Henry relieved his story, he became a celebrity as the media picked up his story. People from all over the world sent him gifts and treats to thank him for touching their heart with his story.

The late Henry found love near the end. His time on Earth was mainly defined by pure enthusiasm for life, which he had carried with him in his tail and smile, and when Henry died peacefully in his sleep, he left his loving family to press onwards.

 


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After the passing of Henry, investigators were able to find his previous owner, who was subsequently charged by the OC District Attorney’s Office and is still facing trial.

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Bloodhound Picks Up Missing Child’s Scent From Over 1.5 Miles Away

When it comes to finding missing people, we mere humans sometimes have to hand it over to highly trained, super-smeller search dogs. Depending on the breed, a dog’s sense of smell typically ranges from 10,000 to 100,000 times stronger than ours. This superior nose allows them to locate objects and people from far distances and pick up on even subtle scents. It’s also why so many dogs work with police departments and security teams. On Sunday, December 12th, 2021, Connecticut … Read more

Rescuers Help 16-Year-Old Chihuahua Out Of A “Sticky Situation”

A senior dog from Kentucky got herself into a bit of a sticky situation on December 16th, 2021 when she crawled into an open vent without an exit strategy. Prestonburg Dispatch received a call asking for help freeing 16-year-old Tinker Bell from the air vent. The Prestonburg Fire Department posted about the rescue on their Facebook page, sharing photos of little Tinker Bell prior to her extraction. All you can see is the Chihuahua’s tiny head poking out. Members of … Read more

Happy Dog Trots Onto Frozen Lake Then Plunges Below The Surface

Dog frozen lake rescue

For dogs who love water, winter can be a tricky time. Bodies of water freeze over, but not all of them are thick enough to support an animal’s weight. Even if your dog is well-behaved, it’s important to be extra cautious when walking near ice. One dog got stuck in a dangerous situation. She fell through the ice on a frozen pond several times as she struggled to get to shore. If rescuers hadn’t rushed to the scene, the dog … Read more

Facebook Group Reunites Dogs With Their Families After Deadly Tornadoes

Record-setting tornadoes recently ripped through multiple states. The unprecedented storm left a wake of destruction more than 200 miles long. While the death count is still climbing, thousands of families continue their struggle to access even the most essential items. The tornado – which is estimated to have reached 30,000 feet in altitude – has scattered personal items hundreds of miles. Kentucky, which was the hardest hit, has been littered with pictures and heirlooms all across the state. In any … Read more