Dogs might not be able to see every color, but they can see black-and-white patterns with ease. So, a Dalmatian named Jack Sparrow is quick to spot other animals that have the same spotted pattern as him. He’s drawn to animals that look like him, and he seems to think they’re his family members. Yet, those animals aren’t always other dogs. Jack Sparrow has declared himself part of a horse family, and the horses are white with black spots just … Read more
While every dog loves being with their human, there are some that really, really love to be with you. Dogs are sensitive creatures, and their desire to be near you is very strong–but for some, it’s more than that. Do you like a dog that clings to your side, ready to be your pal wherever you go? Then one of these clingy dog breeds, or “velcro dog breeds,” might be just the one for you! #1 – Labrador Retriever Labs are … Read more
In a new study by Link AKC, a company that makes smart collars for dogs, more than half of American dog owners admit they sometimes skip social events to spend time with their dog instead. The study involved 2,000 dog owners and included questions about how having a dog impacts a person’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. 82% of dog owners noticed an improvement in their mental and emotional health because of their dog, and 68% claim that having a … Read more
A Texas teenager was told that she couldn’t compete in beauty pageants because of being diagnosed with autism and a seizure disorder. But she didn’t let that stop her from pursuing her childhood dream. Despite it being her first time competing, and with her service dog by her side, Alison Appleby impressed a panel of judges and now holds the title of Miss Texas Teen 2022. Since Alison was a child, she dreamt of competing in the pageant circuit. But … Read more
Training a new puppy can be frustrating. With the possibility of accidents in the house and destruction of your belongings, overwhelmed pet parents often resort to yelling. What was once thought of as harmless mild punishment style training is now proving to have lasting effects on our beloved companions. It’s time to think twice before yelling. Styles of Training With the variety of training schools and resources that are available to us, it’s important to understand the most common forms … Read more
Most dogs seem to generally share a common lifespan, bringing us roughly 10-13 of the best years we’ve ever had. But some breeds make the list for having an abnormally long life expectancy. In fact, there are records of dogs living well past 20-years-old. Although this list of the dog breeds that live the longest doesn’t contain the Australian Cattle Dog, the world record for the longest living dog is an ACD named Bluey. Bluey passed away in 1939 at the … Read more
We all love our dogs and want to do what’s best for them, which also means keeping them as happy as possible! But what if we’re doing something that’s unknowingly making them unhappy or crushing their spirit? It’s likely you’re not, but just in case you’re unsure or want to help someone who might be stressing their dog, be sure to check out this list below. #1 – Not Exercising Your Dog This is perhaps one of the biggest … Read more
United Airlines has been all over the news this week, but one dog mom is forever grateful for a particular employee who eased her worries as her family took a flight overseas. Ashley Cervantes, a military wife, was traveling from Texas to Hawaii because her husband was being relocated. They refused to take the trip without their beloved Boxer, Maya. The pup is too big to be allowed a ticket with the passengers on the airplane, so there was only … Read more
Sea lions are just aquatic puppies. They’re playful and silly, and they even make barking sounds when they’re excited. So, it makes sense that a dog and sea lion would be great friends, but it’s not something we see often. A sea lion known as Sammy has been observing a Labrador Retriever named Moe (short for Mokuleia) during the pup’s daily walks along the beach. It seemed like he longed to befriend the canine, but he didn’t know how. So, … Read more
After having to put down her 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Luna, a Wisconsin woman named Samantha Carress has been devastated. The fact that Luna’s death was avoidable has hit the owner hard, and she is doing everything possible to caution other pet owners about a hidden “dog killer” in their homes. Image/Story Source Credit: KPIX CBS SF Bay Area via YouTube Video Luna, like every other dog, used to frolic around the home and bite into anything … Read more
At the ripe old age of 18, Figgy the Toy Poodle found himself blind, toothless… and abandoned. Who could do such a thing? The elderly pup was surrendered to a vet clinic where he could have met his ultimate fate. But by a stroke of good luck, the confused, scared senior made his way into the loving care of the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco, California. When he arrived with his paperwork, staff and volunteers were … Read more
Most dog parents in the United States spoil their dogs to some degree. Dogs are so cute that we can’t resist buying them extra treats and toys just to see their eyes light up with excitement. According to a recent study, location might have an impact on how spoiled dogs are. Forbes Advisor surveyed 5,002 US dog owners to find out which states have the most and least spoiled dogs. The categories to judge this “spoiled level” are quirky, and … Read more
One of the best parts about flying the friendly skies is getting to watch TSA canines at work. They’re as serious about their jobs as they are adorable. TSA canines’ noses keep us safe from explosives and put a little smile on our faces while we wait in those endless security checkpoint lines and cringe at the thought of taking off our shoes! One of these airport heroes recently retired after eight proud years of service. TTirado was given one … Read more
Amanda Leask is the proud mom of 40 amazing dogs. Many of them have heartwarming rescue stories, but none of their pasts are more emotional than Miracle’s. The beautiful white dog truly lives up to his name because of his amazing transformation since adoption. To show off his progress, Miracle joined Leask on the show Britain’s Got Talent. They performed a stunning magic trick together, and Leask shared Miracle’s story to show others how important dog adoption is. The Performance … Read more
Chico is a 1-year-old Husky and German Shepherd mix that’s anything but serious. His dad, Edward Alvarado, had first hoped that Chico could be a guard dog, but the pup was just too friendly. All he wanted to do was play with everyone and show them love. Like many young pups, his curiosity often gets out of hand, especially when he’s bored. One night, Chico even decided to go on an adventure of his own without his dad’s permission! At … Read more
Pit Bull owners are used to facing unfair discrimination and negativity based on society’s misguided belief that their dogs are aggressive fighters. The breed in general battles the “mean dog” stereotype on a daily basis, but one dog owner took to Imgur to send a message about breed discrimination. Imgur user FreeTimeResults decided to send their neighbor a very public message about the way he viewed their dog. They wrote, “When you first met my dog, you pretended to … Read more
Most kids aren’t picky when it comes to pancakes. After all, how can you go wrong with the syrup-covered breakfast food? But one mom discovered that there was a way to enhance her daughter’s breakfast. She took one silly pancake suggestion and turned it into a daily activity. Anne Sage told her social media followers how she makes “dog pancakes” for her daughter every morning. The more she does it, the more creative she gets with her designs. Her daughter … Read more
A creative animal lover named Mandy Helwege has a booming business designed around photoshopping furry friends. She wanted to create something special for the many dedicated pet parents out there, so she came up with a brilliant concept! Mandy’s journey to success began with a fun idea for her Great Dane’s Instagram page. She thought it would be adorable to photoshop a picture of her Great Dane as a puppy next to his current self, creating a unique peek into … Read more
Imagine a movie theater filled with adorable dogs, all being pampered and given the royal treatment. It’s just as satisfying to watch as it sounds. All of them were celebrated the way we know our own dogs definitely deserve. Doggy influencers, or those with thousands of internet followers, literally walked the red carpet, were given special treats, and then got to relax and watch a special screening of Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank. A short clip showing a … Read more
Back in 2015, Nick Pizio and his wife split, and sadly, she took their dog Lucy with her. So, when he lost contact with his ex-wife, Pizio also lost contact with Lucy and that broke his heart. He and his new partner, Shannon McCann, weren’t planning on adopting another dog just yet, but Pizio came across a Facebook post that changed everything. He saw an advertisement from Planned Pethood Inc. with a photo of a dog that looked just like … Read more
Over the years, we’ve all seen some unusual and unlikely friendships, but this one may take the cake! One day, a hungry otter showed up at an elderly man’s doorstep seeking food. Since then, Seppo Laamanen, 65, and Iivari the otter have been best pals.. .
It all started when Seppo fed worms and tiny fish to the starving otter, who was obviously hungry. After that, the kind animal repaid the favour by visiting Seppo at his home in Easter Finland. This was the start of something wonderful.
There’s no way Seppo could’ve known it would all lead to this. This adorably distinctive friendship is something you just have to watch to believe. There’s nothing better than the connection between two pals, regardless of species! 🙂
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Promise the young Pit Bull was paralyzed as a puppy after a car door slammed on her leg. Now she uses a wheelchair to get around, and it doesn’t hold her back one bit. She has so much love to give, and she always approaches life with the cutest puppy smile. After spending the first year of her life in a shelter, she has finally been adopted by a sanctuary for special needs dogs like her. She’s even Instagram famous … Read more
Delgado is a 6-year-old German Shepherd who desperately needed a second chance at life. He was found wandering the streets in an Ohio town, and his rugged appearance proves just how much he endured up until this point. Delgado was spotted roaming the streets by a Good Samaritan in early March. He was sweet and a bit timid when the animal lover approached him, and they could see that he was not wearing a collar or a tag. The Good … Read more
Move aside Linus, there’s a new famous boy and his blanket! His name is Rush, and he used to reside at SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center in Dayton, Ohio. (I forgot to mention: this boy happens to be a dog.) That’s where a volunteer captured an adorably sweet video of him circling his kennel with a blanket in his mouth back in 2015. Rush, the video title points out, really looks like he’s making his bed. He even wags his … Read more
Elizabeth Dellapietro began her day as she always does by allowing her 12-year-old small dog, Tilly, out to do her business. It was only a minute or two before Elizabeth returned home when she heard terrifying yelps of pain and screaming from Tilly. When Elizabeth Dellapietro went outside to check on things, an animal attacked her tiny pooch. She immediately sprang into action to try and save Tilly’s life. A rabid raccoon was clutching her 10-pound Chihuahua mix and … Read more
Small creatures are particularly prone to be harmed. If they’re lost from their mothers, the world becomes a lot more dangerous. When one guy witnessed a tiny puppy floating down the river, he recognized he had to act right away. His tiny body appeared lifeless in this video clip. Image/Story Source Credit: The Dodo via YouTube video The man attempted to resuscitate him by patting his chest but was unable to. He could tell the puppy still … Read more
Two mischievous Lab/Mastiff brothers from Virginia have been publicly “shamed” on social media after climbing aboard a U.S. Postal Service truck and devouring the unsuspecting driver’s lunch. Their story has since gone viral, garnering attention from dog pawrents across the world. It all started with a handwritten note left in Carol Jordan’s mailbox. She told CBS News her first thought upon seeing the card from USPS was, “What did the boys do now?” The 6-year-old “boys” are brothers, Bear and … Read more
A puppy was discovered hiding behind the bushes one morning on this popular walkway on the outskirts of the city by a runner who was out for a run. The dog had been abandoned by his owners and was hiding from him. Image/Story Source Credit: TDPets via YouTube Video The jogger went on ahead and discovered the helpless puppy. The pup recognized a decent soul in adversity, so he began trailing the runner with a grin … Read more
On May 30th, Dr. Michael White, director of the Harris County Animal Shelter in Texas, tuned into the local news. He saw images from his own workplace on the television screen! It showed the entrance to the animal shelter, with its gate still locked for the night. And then, another animal waited to be rescued– She was chained outside the shelter, found by reporter Janelle Bludau and the KHOU 11 News Team. The dog was shackled by a very … Read more
There is much in this world that we take for granted every day. However, behind the things we pour love into, there is also much that we can give! This Pit Bull desperately needed love and care. When he got it he found not only strength but life again. Meet Saint, the Pit Bull, this is his story.
The dog, later named Saint, was beyond emaciated. He was so weak that he couldn’t even stand up to go to the bathroom. When he was found, he had every parasite imaginable. He was so sick that he was deemed to go to a foster home as a hospice case. Saint was not expected to survive and those around him had to prepare themselves for the inevitable.
He was found in a homeless encampment, rarely having anything to eat. He never had veterinary care. Heather, Saint’s foster mom, took him into her care after being found. Heather willingly stepped up knowing Saint would pass away soon in her care. She has a heart of gold!
Heather’s family was very supportive of her decision to help Saint. They rallied behind them both. Saint’s first week was terrible. He was so shut down and weak. He didn’t understand where he was or what would happen to him. He had never been inside a house before. But things began to change.
Heather, while still realistic about Saint’s prognosis, was floored when within two weeks he started interacting with his new doggy friends. He was also walking into the family room and interacting with his new friends.