10 Breeds That Stay Puppies The Longest

Puppies are adorable, playful balls of energy, and it can be a little sad when your puppy grows up. All dogs grow up eventually, but some breeds stay in a “puppy phase” longer than others. Based on playfulness, difficulty with training, and time to become fully grown, here’s a list of the 10 breeds that stay puppies the longest. 1. Boxer These high-energy dogs are considered the clowns of the dog world. Their desire and stamina to play all day … Read more

This Shelter Defies Dog Breed Labels By Throwing Them Out The Window

The folks at the Arizona Welfare League (AAWL) know that every dog’s personality is different, shaped by its history, experiences, and temperament. Following a study conducted by Arizona State University, this organization wanted to give all the dogs in their care a fair chance at winning over potential adopters with nothing but their good looks and shining personalities. Michael Morefield, Marketing and Communications Manager at the AAWL, weighed in on the issue in an article by Life With Dogs.  “Breeds are an aspect of … Read more

Sickly Stray Wanders Into The Lives Of A Dog Lover & His Vet Tech Girlfriend

When an emaciated, sickly stray found his way to a front porch, he had no idea that it would lead him into the lives of a dog lover and his vet tech girlfriend! “George showed up on our neighbor’s porch a couple months ago,” wrote dinoduckasaurus on a post on Imgur. “My girlfriend is a vet tech so our neighbor asked her to come over and take a look at him.”   The sickly pup was trembling, and he was so skinny … Read more

Hiker Does Detective Work To Reunite Lost Dog With Loving Family

Imgur user hrousr proves that rescuing a dog doesn’t always mean nursing it back to health or adopting it. Sometimes, it’s as simple as taking the time to figure out who the loving family is that lost it! As she was driving in the countryside to take a hike in the Utah mountains, this college student met an unexpected friend.   There was a beautiful, fluffy Golden Retriever–whom she affectionately refers to as a “floof”– sitting on the side of the road. “She was … Read more

24 Dog-Inspired Tattoos

We die-hard dog lovers want to shout about our passion for pooches from the rooftops! Some people wear paw print jewelry, some don statement t-shirts, and some opt for a more permanent approach: getting a canine-inspired tattoo! Whether or not you’d go “under the needle” yourself, you’re sure to admire and appreciate these pieces of dog-themed body art! From mini and minimalist to memorials and masterpieces, here are 24 tattoos, inspired by pups: 1.   2. 3. 4. 5. 6.   7. … Read more

These 3 Doggy Best Friends Prove That Three’s Company, Not A Crowd!

It all started with Harlow the Weimaraner and Sage the miniature Dachshund. The two were best buddies for five years, until sadly, Sage passed away from old age. A lonely Harlow sought out a new best friend. According to harlowandfriends.com, the Weimaraner “interviewed hundreds of applicants” to find the perfect pooch to fill the void. When Indiana Thunderbolt, another miniature Dachshund, was introduced to Harlow, they knew she would be the perfect companion. The two became inseparable, doing everything together until a year later… … Read more

Are You A Lady Who Loves Dogs? Then You’ll Be Barking Mad For These

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly never had a dog. I love diamonds too, after all, they do sparkle, but there is nothing better than the feeling you get inside when you are with your dog. They understand you, they love you just as much as you love them, and they are always there for you after you’ve had a long day and just want to crash, watching guilty pleasure television on the couch. So basically they’re … Read more

Dog Can’t Let Go Of His Best Friend

Benji is an adorable white and gray pup who’s best friend is a stuffed moose, and he’s not afraid to show it! In fact, we bet he’d shout it from the rooftops for the whole world to hear, if he could. But since he can’t, he performs a special trick so that there’s NO DOUBT in anyone’s mind who is best friend is. Despite being tempted by piles of toys, Benji stays true to his beloved moose… …until “pizza.” But that’s … Read more

Paralyzed Dog Left On Shelter Doorstep With A Heartbreaking Note

When staff members at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay arrived at the shelter’s doorstep, they found a heartbreaking scene: a small, scared dog huddled in her crate, with a pain-filled note asking them to care for her. It read: Please help my Genie. Genie (her name) is paralyzed from I believe her hips to her hind legs. I tried to manage her pain with medication from her vet but they only ease her pain and she needs surgery. I cannot … Read more

This Shelter Dog Cowered For Days–Until One Little Boy Changed Everything

At a Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue in New Zealand, a sweet Pittie named Nala was saved from life off the streets. But from the moment she was rescued, she was terrified, cowering in her kennel in fear. For two days, shelter owner Abbie Van Der Plax sat on the floor near the cage, trying to coax the terrified pup out of her shell. But Nala stayed huddled by herself, trembling and growling. Then Abbie’s 7-year-old son Zach sat down near the cage, and something amazing happened. Barely skipping … Read more

11 Ways You Know You’re A Crazy Dog Parent

Our dogs are our babies. We consider them family from day 1, we care for them, and they become a vital part of our lives. From the way we spoil and gush about our dogs, some people may think we’re nuts. But we don’t care, because we know our pooches make us happier, healthier, and overall better people. Here are 11 signs that you’re a crazy pup parent, and that’s okay; because if anyone understands your canine-loving quirks, it’s definitely us. 1. You consider yourself a dog parent … Read more

13 Things Humans Do That Dogs Dislike

We love our pups so much that it hurts to think we could be doing something that our dogs dislike. Or that makes them uncomfortable, sad, or scared. They love us so much in return that sometimes, they don’t make it obvious when we’re doing something they hate. Since they can’t tell us, we’ve compiled a list of 13 things that humans do that dogs don’t actually like. But lucky for us, our favorite fuzzballs always find a way to forgive us–because that’s just who they are. … Read more

Chained Outside For Most Of His Life, This Sweet Boy Has Spent The Last 3 Years Hoping For A Home

Stevie is a senior Beagle mix with a lot of love to give, despite spending the majority of his life alone and mistreated. He’s spent dozens of holidays neglected, alone, and for the past three years, in the shelter where he currently lives in South Carolina. Let’s make sure that this year he gets to celebrate the festivities with his new family! Share this story and together, we can help him finally find his forever home. Stevie doesn’t want to … Read more

Top 100 Most Popular Names For Dogs

Ready to bring a new dog into your home? CONGRATULATIONS! (And thank you for providing a pup with a happy and loving home.) Now comes the next challenge: what should you name your new little (or big!) bundle of joy?! Here are 100 popular pooch names for both male and female dogs. Hopefully this can provide you with a little inspiration on what to call your new furry family member! Or, if you already have a dog, see if your dog’s name made the … Read more

5 Things Dog Owners Know To Be True—But Wish Everyone Did Too

We dog owners know that nobody understands our dogs like we do, and sometimes it’s frustrating when other people aren’t sympathetic to the fact that every dog has a different personality. For instance, my 1 1/2-year-old puppy Luna is the sweetest thing in the world–to the people she loves. She gives kisses, snuggles, and rolls over on her back, begging for scratches. But around strangers, this Shar-Pei/mystery mix is very suspicious. She’ll bark if someone tries to approach her, ultimately tucking her ears back and tail … Read more

Dog Without Eyes Finds Amazing Home After Being Thrown Out

Remember the dog who was thrown out with a couch, then cared for and re-homed by the Arizona Humane Society (AHS)? Well the AHS has helped another pup in need find the perfect forever family! Two-year-old Ashton was found on the side of the road, exhausted, dehydrated, and having suffered trauma so severe that his eyes were dislocated from their sockets.   In extreme pain, the poor Pittie was taken to the AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital where emergency surgery … Read more

After 10 Long Years, This Missing Dog Is Finally Reunited With Her Family

After her dog went missing for 10 long years, it seemed impossible for Florida resident Yajaira Fuentes to ever see her Yorkie ever again.The pup named Ginger escaped the yard a decade ago while they were playing outside on the yard. However, Fuentes was surprised when she received a call all the way from Houston, Texas saying that Ginger has been found. A couple living in Houston found Ginger and brought her to the vet, where they found her microchip. Watch the video … Read more

Two-Nosed Dog Saved From Euthanasia By Freakshow Family Who Loves His Snout!

You may have seen the show Venice Beach Freakshow on AMC–now, a two-nosed Aussie named Toby calls the talented troop family! Despite their name, which is a reminiscent nod to historical sideshow acts, these folks are more unique than “freaks”–and couldn’t be more thrilled to have Toby join the team! “I’m fascinated by weird animals’ beautiful differences and by the magical lessons that they teach us,” said Todd Ray, owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow, in a BBC article. A photo … Read more

DIY: No-Sew Dog Bed Made From Your Old Clothes

Does your dog love laying in your lap? Now she can curl up your legs any time, day or night. This DIY, no-sew pet bed is made with old clothes that can be repurposed into fluffy friend’s new favorite hangout. Check out this video for easy instructions: Pant Leg Puppy Bed Look at this super easy DIY bed for your doggy. LOL Posted by Tip Dog on Tuesday, March 15, 2016   So cool! Now you know what to do with … Read more

Happy Dog Puts Her Paws Up To The Sky–Because She Got Adopted!

Talk about a happy dance! Coso is an energetic and fun-loving 7-year-old Australian Kelpie / Stafforshire Bull Terrier mix. When her former owners surrendered her, she waited a long time at a shelter, but no one wanted to take her home. She was transferred to the Lort Smith Organization’s Adoption Centre in North Melbourne, Australia, in hopes of having a better chance at finding a home… And she hit the jackpot! After just a couple days, Coso met with a boy and … Read more

11 Companies That Let You Bring Your Dog To Work

One of the hardest parts about leaving for work in the morning is walking out the door while our pups’ big, watery eyes beg us to stay. The solution? Get a job at a company where canines are welcome! Aside from having your best friend with you all day, dog-toting employees say that their companions lower their stress levels, give them a reason to take breaks and recharge (Fido’s gotta pee!), and provide an icebreaker to meet and get to … Read more

Watch This Dog As He Repeatedly Slides Down An Icy Hill!

Snow can be so much fun–especially if you’re a dog! You can run around in it, catch snowballs, make snow angels, or simply just go sledding without the use of sleds at all! Yup, just like what this dog does in the video below! This pup just loves sliding down on the snowy hillside. And he doesn’t need a sled or any kind of equipment–he just uses his body! When he gets to the bottom, he climbs back up and slides back … Read more

When This Boy Needed His Dog The Most, He Proved His Undying Loyalty

Luke is a 7-year-old with type 1 diabetes. When his blood sugar began to plummet while everyone was asleep (including him), none of the alarms were sounding, all tools intended to notify a family when the boy is in danger. But when the technology didn’t detect the blood sugar low, Black Lab Jedi, who is a trained diabetes alert dog (DAD), jumped on and off the bed where Luke and mom Dorrie Nuttall were sleeping, eventually laying on the woman until she was up. … Read more

Pit Bull Burn Survivor Adopted By The Firefighter Who Saved Him; Now, He’s A Fire Safety Dog!

Jake was only three weeks old when he was rescued from a burning shed. “I noticed there was some smoke coming from my neighbor’s yard,” firefighter Bill Lindler said in an interview with Bored Panda. “The residents were yelling their puppy was in the building. I ran back into my house, grabbed some firefighting gear, and ran across the street.” Luckily, the quick-thinking Lindler was able to save the pit bull puppy–but he still got badly burned. The scorches covered over three-quarters of Jake’s … Read more

10 Fresh Foods That Promote Health & Cure Common Ailments

With all the recalls and dangers about where your dog’s food is being made, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to home-cooked meals. Even if you feed kibble, you may be adding fresh foods to your dog’s meals to make sure they are getting the right nutrients or to help digestion. However, this can be daunting if you have never fed your dog anything but store-bought food – how do you what is safe and what is not? … Read more

This Service Dog Makes Life Easier For A Boy With Autism…Even At The Hospital

James Isaac is a 9-year-old boy living with autism in New Zealand. Since getting his service dog Mahe two years ago, his life–and the lives of his family–has completely changed. “James has profound autism, so he gets quite anxious when we go on outings. He’s very impulsive and he doesn’t have any awareness of danger,” James’ mother, Michelle Isaac, said in a story by TODAY. “Before Mahe, when it was just one of us with James, we’d have to hold his … Read more

These Kids Read To Shelter Dogs And The Benefits Are Amazing!

Books and bow wows–can it get any better? In St. Louis, the Humane Society of Missouri‘s Shelter Buddies Reading Program is building the confidence of both canines and kids. Young people from ages 6 to 15 can volunteer. They receive 10 hours of training to learn how to interact with the animals (under supervision, of course). The kids are also taught how to read important cues from their new furry friends, like how to tell if the pup is getting scared or … Read more

5 Ways To Fit Dog Training Into Your Busy Life

We all have very busy lives. In fact, one of the things I hear most often from clients is “training takes too much time,” or “I don’t have time to do this every day.” Between working, taking the kids to school, helping with homework, housework, etc., it can be easy to let the dog training slide. Even I am guilty of doing it with my personal dogs! But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few tips … Read more

How To Get Anxious, Scared, Or Motion Sick Dogs Used To Riding In The Car

For some dogs, riding in the car is the highlight of their day. They love it! For others, the car is a dreaded source of fear, anxiety or sickness. Since almost every dog will need to ride in a car (for vet appointments, at the very least) it’s nice if they can at least learn to handle the ride without stress or getting sick. I currently own two dogs that used to get car sick, so I understand the nuisance it … Read more

Watch This Happy Dog Having The Time Of Her Life On The Trampoline!

Dogs definitely know how to have fun. They can turn almost anything into a toy! Any day can be a fun day when you have a dog around! The Rottweiler in the video below may not have a playmate, but that doesn’t mean she can’t play and have fun! All she needs is a trampoline and a happy disposition! Watch the video below and see how much fun this Rottie is having on the trampoline! Whoever says that Rotties are … Read more