8 Dog Breeds That Are Known For Their Gentle Spirit

Most dogs are friendly, but that doesn’t mean they’re all gentle. A gentle dog is not only a dog that is social and affectionate, but a dog that isn’t a bull in a china shop. We all known our beloved pooches might accidentally give us a bump or bruise when they’re playing around or trying to snuggle (they just get so excited, after all), and these breeds are less likely to do so. They’re gentler dogs, though no more or … Read more

8 Amazingly Cute Toy Dog Breeds Ready To Sit On Your Lap

The Toy breeds are some of the most popular dogs around the world. It’s easy to see why: they’re small, affectionate and were generally bred for the sole purpose of human companionship. They come with all sorts of different looks and personalities to fit your needs and are fun, easy to care for, and loyal companions. #1 – Yorkshire Terrier This tiny terrier was originally bred to hunt rats in clothing mills, but they’ve developed into one of the most … Read more

The 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

Some dogs are known for their looks, others for their personality, but these breeds are renowned for their brains! These are the dogs that learn how to open the fridge to get their favorite snack, and outsmart you when it comes to training. They’ll have no problems picking up new tricks and will be extra-forgiving if you bungle up training a little. Here’s to the smart dogs that keep us on our toes: #10 – Australian Cattle Dog Number 10 … Read more

Bloat Kills Nearly Half The Dogs It Affects; Here’s What You Can Do About It

You may have heard of dogs getting “bloat,” but do you know what it actually is? How about it’s mortality rate? What about warning signs and ways to prevent it? We hate thinking about our dogs getting sick, but in life, some things are inevitable. All we can do is try our best to prevent certain conditions and know warning signs for early detection and treatment. We are our dogs’ advocates, and when it comes to keeping them healthy, knowledge is power! Read … Read more

South Korean Tattoo Artist Creates Awesome Portraits Of Dogs & Cats

Although tattoos are not illegal in South Korea, the law states they must be done by a medical doctor. However, that hasn’t stopped many tattoo shops from opening in the country and the law is rarely enforced. Although originally created as a health concern regarding the spread of HIV and other illnesses, the government is looking towards change. This is great news, because there’s one South Korean tattoo artist who has a skill for turning people’s pets into awesome pieces … Read more

6 Dog Breeds With An Exceptional Sense Of Smell

There are no real studies that determine which dog breeds, if any, have the “best” sense of smell. All dogs have an incredible ability to detect scents that would be impossible for humans to trace. With that said, what we’re focusing on for this list is the dog breeds most commonly used in the detection fields. You’ll find these breeds hunting, performing search and rescue in the wilderness, over water, and in urban areas, finding weapons, drugs, sniffing out bed … Read more

10 Dog Breeds That Are Prone To Cancer

There are as many different dog breeds as there are personal lifestyles, so it’s no wonder that some people are particularly fond of a certain type of dog. Unfortunately, many breeds (including mixed breeds) are prone to certain health issues, including types of cancers. Below are 10 dog breeds that tend to be prone to this disease. While the list is by no means extensive – and it’s possible for any dog to get cancer – the more you know, the more you can … Read more

Special Cheerleading Team Adds An Awesome Service Dog To Their Roster

Team Zeta is not just your average cheerleading team. This group of young, special needs athletes is gearing up to put on quite the show on the national stage. Coming from Ohio, they’re not just planning on an incredible human performance – they’ve got a surprising twist to their routine. Among them will be Cyclone, a Golden Retriever who accompanies athlete Harrison Chmura. Chmura is non-verbal and having his service dog around keeps him focused. “Otherwise, Harrison has a tough time getting … Read more

Irish Wolfhound Gets The New World Record For Longest Tail On A Dog!

Clear the table when Keon comes around, and make sure everything fragile is high out of reach! It’s not that he’s purposefully destructive. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Keon is just a happy Irish Wolfhound with a heck of a tail! When recently measured by a veterinarian, it turned out to be a whopping 30.2 inches long from tail base to tip, not including the hair. This landed him in the awesome Guinness Book of World Records, beating the previous … Read more

5 Ways To Calm Your Hyperactive Dog

Some dogs have more energy than others, even individuals within the same breed. While active dogs are beneficial to those looking for a regular exercise partner, they are often difficult to manage in your typical household. Hyperactive dogs aren’t just limited to the working breeds, however. They come in all shapes, sizes and genetic backgrounds. In fact, where your dog came from or what kind he is really doesn’t matter – what matters is that hyperactive dogs are difficult to live with. … Read more

5 Disaster Preparedness Tips For Dog Owners

When it comes to emergency preparedness, there is a lot to take into consideration. There is even more planning involved, however, when there are pets to care for. Making sure our dogs are able to stay safe during a disaster is important, and there are a few extra steps to take when it comes to ensuring everyone’s safety. If you’re looking for a place to start planning, make sure you check these things off your list. #1 – Have Proper … Read more

3 Ways To Spoil Your Dog This Winter

Winter is upon us and when the weather gets cold, we tend to hunker down with our families and loved ones – both two- and four-legged. Our dogs are just as much a part of our families, and we want them there with us; that’s why we them as have companions! While we can get them material things like toys and treats, there are other ways we can treat our pups this season that’ll leave them fulfilled. 1. Take A Day Trip Day trips … Read more

3 Ways To Build Trust With A Stray Dog

Whether you’ve come across a long-time stray or a neighborhood pooch that’s escaped the yard, earning the trust of a stray dog can be tricky. The goal is to catch the dog without harming them or scaring them off completely, but we have to make sure we keep ourselves safe, as well. A scared dog can become aggressive when they are trying to defend themselves. Remember, they don’t know you’re there to help. Regardless of how you found the dog, … Read more

Here’s How Secondhand Smoke Affects Your Dog

We’re all likely aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes. There are countless controversial advertisements, warnings, people, and organizations arguing back and forth about just how unhealthy smoking is. But the focus is solely on humans. Yes, humans are the ones doing the smoking, but you’ve likely heard about how second- and third-hand smoke harms children and other non-smokers that are exposed. This also stands true for our pets. While we’re not here to discuss whether you should or shouldn’t smoke … Read more

5 Reasons Grooming Is Vital To Your Dog’s Health

While most dog owners get their dogs groomed to keep them looking their best, many overlook just how important proper grooming is. Grooming is an integral part of your dog’s health and well-being and even a short-coated dog can suffer from a lack of grooming. The amount of grooming your pooch will need will depend on their coat type, but adequate grooming is important for all dogs. Whether you take your pup to the groomer or tackle the task yourself, keep … Read more

Dog Demands To Go Into His Favorite Pet Store When They Walk By…Only, It’s Closed!

Samo is an adorable pooch that knows what he wants. In this video, he shows us that he just won’t take “no” for an answer. He even surprised his owner on a recent walk. It was late, around 11:00pm, and she was taking Samo around town for an evening stroll. When they passed his favorite pet store, however, he demanded they go inside. Samo sat right at the entrance refusing to budge an inch. His owner begged and pleaded with … Read more

Teen Who Just Had His Wisdom Teeth Pulled Admits He’d Choose His Dog Over His Mom

There is no shortage of videos of people on their rides home from having their wisdom teeth pulled. While they’re often pretty hilarious to us, they can be quite embarrassing for the subjects! If you’ve had your wisdom teeth pulled, you may have even been subject to a painful video of your own. Who knows what any of us might say right after anesthesia. Well, in this video, one mom finds out exactly what’s on her son’s mind. Unfortunately, she probably … Read more

Nobody Wanted This Shelter Dog Until One Man Offered To Paint Her Portrait

At first glance of these pictures and videos, you’ll probably have a hard time understanding why Tonka had such a difficult time finding a forever family. But the life of a shelter dog is not an easy one, especially when you’re Tonka. Tonka was surrendered to Sacramento SPCA by her owner that had become homeless. The goal, as always, was to find a better home for this sweet girl. But Tonka was confused by the shelter atmosphere and didn’t appear adoptable … Read more

8 Things Your Senior Dog Will Thank You For Doing

  As our dogs age, their bodies change and their needs will start to differ. While they’ll always be our baby puppies, our senior dogs are going to have some special needs. They become more sensitive physically and mentally, their bodies and minds start to change, and they will need some extra help living out their golden years in happiness and health. If you’re wondering how you can make life better for your aging pup, consider these tips. #1 – … Read more

The 3 Best Places To Pet A Dog

Just like people, dogs are individuals that have different likes and dislikes. They have times they want to be touched and times they don’t. But all that said, they’re generally very social animals that enjoy spending time with people. This means that getting a good scratch or massage is something they’re waiting for. Keeping this in mind, it’s important to know how to approach a dog and where to touch him or her, especially on your first meeting. #1 – … Read more

Dog Narrowly Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate & Finds His Forever Family

Not every dog has the start in life we’d like them to. Some aren’t so lucky to find loving, forever homes when they’re ready to leave their mother. In fact, some experience lives we can’t even comprehend. Boonrod is one such dog and he has an incredible story. Boonrod, named after the Thai word for “survivor” or “one that got away,” was lucky enough to see a different fate than his friends. He was caged in terrible conditions in an … Read more

Meet The First Proven Set Of Identical Twin Puppies

When an Irish Wolfhound became distressed during labor, her owner took her to a veterinarian for a C-section. This is a fairly normal practice, but Dr. Kurt de Cramer was in for a surprise. For the first time ever in his practice, he found two of the five puppies attached by an umbilical cord to the same placenta. Normally, each puppy has its own placenta, so seeing these two share one was cause for excitement. To make sure what he thought … Read more

Meet The 8 Most Popular Working Dog Breeds

The Working Group is full of incredible canines that were bred to assist in the lives of their owners. These dedicated companions were bred for guarding property, pulling sleds and carts, and performing water and avalanche rescues. They are intelligent, active and loyal dogs that make wonderful pets in the right home. Here, we’re going to cover the American Kennel Club’s most popular working breeds. #1 – Boxer The Boxer is a German working breed used for guarding. In fact, … Read more

3 Unhealthy Ingredients To Avoid In Dog Treats

When it comes to choosing the right dog treats, you might find yourself feeling lost looking down the aisle at your local pet supply store. Or maybe you’re browsing the web all day, looking for the perfect snack for your pup. Wherever you find yourself, you’re probably being bombarded with information regarding one important factor: ingredients. What goes into your dog’s body has a huge impact on their health and well-being, so looking at ingredients is something you should take … Read more

Cops Investigate A Car Filled With Dogs…But They Weren’t Expecting This!

(Note: When driving with dogs, they should always be secured in a safe area or with a doggy seatbelt, both to avoid driver distraction and to prevent injury in the event of a sudden stop or collision.) In Independence, Missouri, a passerby was understandably concerned when they saw a car packed with dogs–20, to be exact! Because of the unusual call, police were dispatched along with animal control to investigate, according to ABC 7. But when they got to the car, they discovered the truth: … Read more

Grateful Dog Rescued From The Meat Trade Reaches Down And Shakes The Hand of His Rescuer

A powerful image came out from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China, showing a volunteer shaking the hand of a rescued dog. A truck filled with dogs en route to Yulin Festival was intercepted by volunteers from animal rescue groups in China who were working with China Animal Protection Power and Humane Society International. Some traditions that are harmful towards animals are now coming under scrutiny and we see a greater effort now to reverse the tragedy. The volunteers … Read more

Puppy Miraculously Survives 65 Days In The Desert After A Terrible Car Crash

Rose and her dog Ily were in a terrible car accident where both of them were thrown out of the car. When Rose came to, Ily was nowhere to be found. She had disappeared and Rose was so worried for her beloved companion- especially in the heat. One-year-old Ily was missing for over two months and Rose was convinced she would not see her pup again. For the past two months, an army of volunteers looked for Ily. They placed … Read more

12 Dog Breeds That Like People More Than Dogs

Some dogs are so social they’ll befriend anyone, no matter the species. But while many owners prefer a dog that will run freely at dog parks and interact with other pups at doggy daycare, others want a more solitary dog that enjoys the company of humans over other animals. Whatever the reason, we’ve compiled a list here of dogs that would rather hang out with people than other dogs. (Of course, all dogs are individuals, but there are some breeds … Read more

Watch This Dog Get The Best Birthday Surprise Ever!

Maymo is feeling depressed today. He has the birthday blues – it happens to people and apparently, to dogs too! So what can Dad do to cheer him up? Well, Dad has a flash of inspiration, so he starts moving furniture around to make a pit. He gets a box, opens it, and out comes hundreds of different colored balls! Maymo’s in Seventh Heaven with all those balls and he can do anything he wants with them: bite ’em; chew ’em up (with supervision, … Read more

These Guide Dogs Fell In Love And Then Their Blind Owners Did Too!

Guide dogs serve an amazing purpose for their humans. In addition to logistically helping them with day-to-day tasks that would otherwise be much more difficult, these pups are also like family to the humans they spend their days looking out for. ITV Network’s show called Me And My Guide Dog followed 22 puppies who are bred to become service animals, and documented their growth, development and individual journeys. In the clip below, we meet guide dog owners Mark and Claire, … Read more