Rescue Dog Returned 4 Times Gets The Yard He’s Always Wanted

Bentley the Bloodhound had a rough start to his life. As a result, he developed trust and aggression issues, so he was labeled a “problem dog.” Bloodhounds are also large dogs, so getting a pup like this adopted proves challenging. The poor thing got returned to the shelter several times. Fortunately, someone saw Bentley as a product of his environment and not a bad dog. KaTarra Taylor, the one who ultimately rescued him, shared Bentley’s adoption story in a post … Read more

Curious About Dog Yoga and Meditation?

Have you ever heard of Doga? It’s yoga… with dogs! If you haven’t heard of this before, yes, it’s a thing and has actually been around for a while.  If you are looking for ways to enhance the bond with your canine companion, you need to check this out! Listen for FREE to this episode of the Wag Out Loud pawdcast where expert Be Solomon shares more details on the benefits of doing yoga and meditation with your dog, the how-tos, … Read more

Seizure Alert Dog Gets Special Yearbook Photo

Hadley Jo and her Labradoodle named Ariel are always side-by-side. Ariel even rides the bus and goes to school with her best friend. With the sweet dog by Hadley’s Jo’s side, everything is just so much better. However, Ariel is more than just a loyal companion. She has been Hadley Jo’s service dog ever since the little girl was two. Ariel can detect seizures before they happen, so it’s her job to protect Hadley Jo at all costs. The fluffy … Read more

7-Foot Great Dane Went From Runt Of Litter To World’s Tallest Dog

When Freddy the Great Dane was just a young puppy, he was the runt of the litter. His sister, Fleur, was about twice his size! When Claire Stoneman adopted Freddy and Fleur, she never imagined that Freddy would grow much, much bigger than his sister. However, now Freddy is recognized as the tallest dog in the world. Once he started living with Stoneman, he began growing rapidly. Eventually, he reached 7 feet and 6 inches when standing on his hind … Read more

Amber Abroad: Part 4 – Cambodian Monks Caring For Abandoned Animals At Pagodas

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Southeast Asia is known for its beautiful temples and pagodas covered in intricate designs from floor to ceiling. Though you may expect to see these pagodas occupied by monks, many people are unaware of the large number of animals that call these pagodas their home as well. What is a monk? A monk is a member of a religious community that is dedicated to following vows of compassion, minimalist living, and obedience. You will likely see monks wearing simple fabric … Read more

Creative Dog Mom Turns Her Curious Bulldog Into A King

Dogs love to look outside. It’s like their own personal TV, with plenty of squirrels, humans, and other dogs to watch. That’s why Ranveig Bjørklid Levinsen, a dog mom to two adorable Bulldogs named Bogart and Winston, decided to help her dogs see through the fence. She made two holes in the fence just big enough so the dogs could stick their heads through instead of trying to dig or jump the fence. Clearly, Bogart and Winston love these lookout … Read more

Cats & Dogs Are Perfect Angels…Until They Aren’t

Our furry family members are perfect angels. Nothing but adorable bundles of cuteness, incapable of doing any wrongs that might upset their parents. Okay…you’re probably laughing. I get it. As a dog and cat mom, I totally understand. For all the snuggles and preciousness, our cattos and doggos can be rulebreakers of epic proportions. The levels of destruction our furry loves can achieve truly knows no know bounds. Dog snoots and kitty paws can destroy things in ways we never … Read more

13-Year-Old’s Late Dad Surprises Him With A Dog

Most kids dream of having a dog of their own, but unfortunately, not all parents are willing to give in. However, Joe Kavaluskis wanted more than anything to get a Boston Terrier for his son, Logan. But sadly, Joe was allergic. Logan loved the small breed so much that he often carried a plush Boston Terrier with him when he was younger. Now, at 13 years old, Logan finally got his dream dog in a way he never expected. For … Read more

Dog In Wheelchair Adopted By Man With Similar Paralysis

Since 2014, Bandit has been with the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program, dreaming of finding a forever home. This program allows select inmates to help foster and train dogs rescued from kill shelters. Bandit bonded with many people in the program, but his special needs made it difficult to find a home. He had been adopted and returned at least 3 times because he was just too much work, but finally, that bad luck came to an end! Bandit first became … Read more

Husky Finds a Kitten at the Shelter and Now They’re Best Friends

When Raven the Tamaskan Husky was just a puppy, she was lonely. She wanted a best friend to be able to run around and play with. So, Christina, Raven’s Mom, decided to take Raven to a shelter in Lubbock, Texas to allow her to select a best friend herself. Christina wanted Raven to find a kitten she could grow old with, but of course, Christina couldn’t just pick a friend for her. Raven had to choose her new friend on … Read more

Golden Retriever Keeps Lost Baby Koala Warm In Her Fur

Dogs have always been loyal protectors. Sometimes, they help others without even knowing it. This was especially true for Asha the Golden Retriever who lives in Australia. On a cold morning she came home with an unusual hitchhiker that was in need of some care. There, on her back, was a baby koala that she had likely saved from a cold, lonely night. Asha’s parents said that it was very early in the morning when Asha came inside with her … Read more

Heartbroken Man Who Was Saved By A Chihuahua Has Rescued Over 30 Tiny Dogs

Bobby Humphreys is a big guy doing big things in rescue – for little dogs! Big Guy Littles World Sanctuary is Bobby’s passion project. He cares for and rehomes tiny Chihuahuas who have had rough beginnings or special needs. But just a few years ago if you had told Bobby that he’d be spending his days with a pack of teeny Chihuahuas, he might’ve called you crazy. For years Bobby’s breed was Rottweilers. The beautiful, athletic dogs are more the … Read more

MMA Fighter Battles For Rescue Dogs Outside The Ring

When professional MMA fighter, Audrey Wolfe steps into the Fury Fighting Championship ring on Friday, December 20, she’ll wear the iHeartDogs logo, and we’re proud to be in her corner. For Audrey, the sentiment represents more than just a sponsorship. In addition to her rigorous training schedule, the Women’s Featherweight Champion hopeful also fights for homeless dogs. View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Audrey Drew Wolfe (@audreydwolfe) on Dec 13, 2019 at 1:25pm PST Audrey grew … Read more

10 Dogs In A Texas Shelter Were Set To Be Euthanized Until The Public Stepped Up To Save Them All

Colorado City, Texas is one of those places where city laws put stray dogs at risk of euthanasia. This past week, 10 dogs residing at the City Of Colorado City Animal Control were at risk of being put down. This is not an uncommon problem, tragically. A city ordinance dictates the admitted dogs can stay at the shelter for just 5 days. However, that timeline can be extended if individuals or other rescue organizations express interest in taking the dogs. … Read more

Blind Man Gets Beautiful Responses When He Asks People To Describe Their Dogs

Stephen Shkuratoff from Calgary, Canada loves dogs. He enjoys meeting and getting to know new dogs, and he often shares photos of himself with different dogs on Facebook. However, as much as Shkuratoff adores them, he is blind, so he is unable to see how adorable they are. So, he reached out to the Dogspotting Society group on Facebook to find out how other dogs lovers would describe their furry friends. Shkuratoff made a post asking others to describe their … Read more

Dog Befriends and Protects Abandoned Baby Giraffe

Dogs are known to be very protective over the ones they love and they will do anything to keep them safe. While those loved ones are typically humans or other dogs, every once in a while, an unusual friendship occurs. Hunter the young Belgian Malinois has recently found a new friend. His friend is a baby giraffe named Jazz. As soon as Jazz was rescued, Hunter immediately fell in love with the little giraffe and began watching over him. Jazz … Read more

K9 Naval Commander Teaches Military Students By Giving Out Hugs

The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences has possibly the cutest professor of all time. He’s tall, dark and handsome, and he has four legs! Meet Lieutenant Commander Shetland. He’s an almost 2-year old, half Golden Retriever and half Labrador. Shetland is a decorated Navy sailor with a pretty impressive title. This tail-waggin’ sailor is a clinical instructor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at USUHS! “He is here to teach, not just to lift people’s spirits and … Read more

Therapy Dog Introduces Himself With Business Cards

When Benji was a young Lab puppy, he had a lot of anxiety. His dad, Russel Teck, felt bad for his poor puppy, so he wanted to find an activity that could help Benji. At first, Teck considered agility, but it just didn’t seem like Benji’s thing. Plus, he didn’t have space in his yard for an agility course. So, after further research Teck discovered the perfect job for his nervous pup: a therapy dog! Benji went through a year … Read more

Dog Carries Abandoned Baby Monkey to Safety

Dogs are so friendly that they are often seen befriending other animals. A dog in Madhya Pradesh, India kept up with this trend by rescuing an adorable baby monkey. To the surprise of some people nearby, they saw this medium-sized dog carrying a baby monkey on his back. The monkey was clinging on for dear life while the dog happily wagged his tail back and forth. What many people didn’t know was that this dog was on a mission. The … Read more

The Incredible Story Of The Woman Who Changed The Future For Homeless Animals

Caroline Earle White was a powerful woman with a heart for helping animals. She was destined to be a change-maker and a change-maker she was. Born and raised in a wealthy Quaker family, she was the daughter of an attorney who was an influential advocate for the abolition of slavery. Her mom also worked for suffrage and abolition. A Burning Passion Since Childhood Sparked Nationwide Change Horses and mules were used for working purposes when Caroline was growing up in … Read more

A Five-Year-Old Boy With Autism Is Missing His Therapy Dog. Their Family Is Asking For Help To Find Her.

A family in Kansas City, Kansas is asking for help to find their missing family member. Paul Carney and his wife, Cailey Kroesen Carney let their dog out for a bathroom break on September 29th. Heidi, a large, Bernese Mountain dog, did not come back. It’s a scenario they never dreamed would happen. You see, Heidi is more than just a furry family member. She is a nurturer, a companion, and a therapy dog for her human brother, Reed. Heidi … Read more

Rescued Dog Can’t Stop Hugging The Woman Who Saved Her

If you’ve ever rescued a dog or visited a shelter then you know first hand how much they appreciate your love and attention. This was no different for a sweet girl named Penny who was recently rescued in Georgia. Penny was so grateful that she just couldn’t stop hugging the woman who saved her. A Last-Minute Rescue Lia Domingo went to the Augusta Animal Shelter earlier this week ready to rescue a dog in need. She was working with The … Read more

“Miracle Worker” Lives with 27 Disabled Dogs and Gets Paralyzed Dogs to Walk Again

There are so many dogs in shelters that get overlooked simply because they have special needs. Disabled dogs and paralyzed dogs are often not even considered by most families. However, Claire-Louise Nixon specifically adopts and helps these dogs in need. In fact, she shares her home with 27 different dogs that have had trouble finding a home. She cares for all of them greatly, and it takes a lot of effort. Most of Nixon’s furry friends are injured dogs that … Read more

Piano-Playing Rescue Beagle Gets His Human Sister To Dance

Is there anything better than dog and baby interactions? Just give me two pairs of big, curious eyes and some unspoken love and I’m done for. When it comes to this category, the cuteness in the dynamic entertainment duo of a singing, piano-playing Beagle/Basset Hound mix and his human baby sister is tough to beat. Buddy Mercury, named of course after the famous Freddie Mercury of ‘Queen’ fame, has a true Cinderella story. He was adopted from a shelter and … Read more

2019 Trending Puppy Names and the History Behind 3 Classics

In old movies and television shows we hear names like Spot, Rover, and Fido. These names remain mainstays as a placeholder for a dog name in articles, training exercises, and stories. Have you ever wondered why they’re so popular? Human baby names show trends over the years with occasional blips on the map due to adorable celebrity baby names. Puppy names are no different. Let’s take a look at the surprising history of 3 classic dog names and see how … Read more

Baby Koala Climbs onto the Back of a Miniature Schnauzer

Tony the Miniature Schnauzer was just minding his own business when he was faced with an unusual situation and an unusual animal. He was just walking around outside, trying to find a place to pee when a baby koala jumped onto his back. While many people would consider this scene to be adorable, Tony wasn’t too amused by his freeloading passenger. Tony’s dad, Henry, claimed that he just let his dog out to do his business in their yard and … Read more

Guide Dog Led Blind Dad And 30 Others Out Of World Trade Center On 9/11

America was rocked by an act of terror on 9/11 that forever changed life in the U.S. 2,974 people died that day and many more continued to perish from complications over the coming years. Heroes came in all shapes and sizes that day and in the months to follow. 343 firefighters and 23 police officers lost their lives and nearly 300 dogs came from all over the country to assist in search and rescue operations. A Four-Legged Hero One dog … Read more

Therapy Dog Brings Smiles & Teaches Life Skills To Elementary School Students

Diane Hill is a second grade teacher at Northern Hills Elementary School in Onalaska, Wisconsin. She has been teaching for 21 years, but recently, she wanted to add something new to the classroom. In order to help her students with nerves and first day jitters, Hill decided to bring her dog, Davie, to school with her. Davie is a 4-year-old Golden Retriever. She is a certified therapy dog that knows how to help humans, especially children, in stressful situations. Right … Read more

Lifeguard Rescues Dog Caught in Rip Current as Fin Closes In

A small dog was found drifting out to sea off the Gold Coast in Australia recently. The waterlogged dog was miraculously saved thanks to the heroic efforts of a local lifeguard. Reece Muir dove into action as he quickly paddled his surfboard out to the stranded pup. A Game of Fetch Quickly Takes a Scary Turn Simon Goodchild was walking along the shore when he noticed the event unfolding. The dog had been playing fetch with his dad when he … Read more

Tearful Reunion for Dog Missing After Tragic Crash in Colorado Rockies

A one-year-old Goldendoodle by the name of Bentley was a victim in a car crash that killed one of his family members. Bentley had been traveling with his family in Colorado when the Jeep they were in fell 600 feet down the side of a mountain. Bentley’s mom, Tara Orr, survived the crash. Sadly, Tara’s mom, Jennifer, died at the scene. A Community Came Together to Search for Bentley Bentley was thrown from the vehicle during the accident and was … Read more