On August 10, Melani Andrews adopted a 12-year-old dog named Jake – and it is the sweetest thing you have ever seen! When Andrews’ husband passed away last January, all she had was her dog. Come February, her dog Lola passed away as well. To have some company around, Andrews decided to get another dog.
Salvador Segovia was watching his 5-year-old grandson’s dog, Otis, while Hurricane Harvey was approaching the coast of Texas. His grandson left the Sinton area with his parents to get away from the incoming storm. As the hurricane grew close, Salvador Segovia brought Otis into the screened-in porch behind the house. He left the dog with
Koda, a 5-year-old pit bull, went from being a shelter dog to being a life-changing sidekick. He is one of the hundreds of thousands of pit bull mixes entered into shelters each year. For Koda, life was off to a rough start – until a special program changed things forever. While Koda was waiting to
On Long Island in New York, a family of eight started a new life. Amelia the dog was tied to a wooden dog house in a yard in Texas. Someone noted she was in heat and had given birth to many puppies. It was also noted that Amelia had a clear injury. Her left ear
When it comes to abuse, Patriot unfortunately understands. With scars running across his white muzzle, this 5-year-old Siberian husky shows his ability to get through anything. While these scars may never fade, Patriot has overcome the difficulties he has faced. Now, he spends his time with children who have also suffered physical and sexual abuse.
When Kelly O’Connell was at work 15 years ago, she came across an abandoned black lab in a shopping cart. The dog was sitting alone outside of the grocery store, and so she brought him inside. Kelly had not been looking for a dog, but she knew she had to take this dog home with
At the Fox Valley Humane Association in Wisconsin, Hank the shelter dog spends time with his favorite toy, Fuzzy Purple Hippo. The story of Hank and his toy became viral when suddenly, Fuzzy Purple Hippo was struck by violence. Everyone wanted to know – who did it? Staff at the shelter found Fuzzy Purple Hippo in
Messy is a yellow Labrador with a passion for friendship. Messy lives with his mother, Oranit Kittragul, in Thailand. While she benefits from the love of her dog, Messy’s caring and affectionate ways go much further. Another dog ends up having a better life – all thanks to Messy! Across the street from Messy
Katie Newhouser, a UPS driver, could always count on one thing – every time she arrived at a certain condo complex in Rancho Cucamonga, Leo the pit bull would be there to say hello! “Whenever I’d turn up at the complex, he’d apparently go crazy, and he’d want to come down and see me,” Newhouser said.
Ivette Ivens, a 25-year-old mother from Chicago, noticed a French Bulldog born on the same day as her baby son Dilan. She knew right away this was a sign. “I saw Farley’s birth date and just knew it’s meant to be,” she expressed. The French Bulldog joined the family and became known as Farley. Ever
Lana is an eight-month-old puppy with a big heart. Lana is a rescue dog currently living in Brazil. Late last year, she was rescued from the streets along with her siblings. Suelen Schaumloeffel and her fiance quickly adopted Lana after the rescue. From the start, Lana was a loving pet thankful for the affection she
When 3-month-old chihuahua, Chewy, was found in a Las Vegas airport restroom, he was injured. While at first glance, this seemed like a cruel tragedy, the truth was very different. Chewy had a handwritten note attached to him explaining something heartbreaking. “Hi! I’m Chewy! My owner was in an abusive relationship and couldn’t afford
Bond with your dog and get a workout while you do it! There are tons of different activities out there to play, so you can find what works best for you. We have over 20 outdoor dog activity ideas that go beyond just a day trip to the park! #1 Hide the Toy Idea Credit:
It’s a question humans and dog owners have asked for a long time: Why do dogs howl? Why do some dog breeds howl and some don’t? It can be a little scary when your dog starts to howl, especially if you don’t know why. Is he okay? Is it normal? Should you be concerned? Let’s
DIY dog puzzles and dog puzzle toys are perfect for keeping your dog busy all day! These toy puzzles will keep your dog from getting bored and they can help give your dog good mental stimulation! Being mentally active is important for your dog’s mind, just as important as being physically active! Dogs need to strengthen
One in four dogs suffers from dog depression (1). When I read that statistic, I instantly started thinking about my own little Kate. How could I tell if my puppy dog was sad or depressed? Could she be suffering without me knowing? I’m sure you’ll agree that these are scary questions! I decided to do
Eclipse, Seattle’s celebrity dog, enjoys taking the bus to the park on her own… “All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does,” rider Tiona Rainwater explained. “She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this face?” How did this all start? One day black Labrador and Mastiff Mix,
Rich Mason, a wildlife biologist from Maryland, received a call in 2004 from a friend who had recently installed a pool in his yard. “Because I’m a wildlife biologist, I’m the one who gets called when friends have snakes in their garage, that kind of thing,” Mason explained to The Dodo. “This friend was pulling
Shelter dogs spend the majority of their time being alone, waiting anxiously for someone to adopt them. The Second Home Pet Resort decided they needed to provide time for shelter dogs to have fun and play. How would they do this? A pool party! The owners at the pet resort have a soft spot for
Dixie the Chihuahua has become a member of the Hooper family. The love for Dixie is not only present in their hearts but also in photographs! When Marissa Hooper went to college, her parents no longer had kids in the house. Marissa thought the photos of her displayed on the mantle would help her parents
Romeo and Damian, 5-year-old pit bulls, were both rescued by the Nassau County SPCA. The two dogs were starving and dehydrated. Their ribs showed through their skin and their bones were bulging out. The dogs were brought directly to veterinary care – something that had clearly been denied for both dogs for their entire lives.
When these PETA fieldworkers were driving by, they noticed something awful. A dog on property outside was completely tangled up! The fieldworkers stopped to talk to the owners, in the hopes of fixing the situation for the dog. The owners were completely uninterested in even keeping the dog anymore. The fieldworkers rescued the dog. His
Sophie the cat was rescued when she was 3 years old. She was found in a hoarding situation with many other animals, all stacked in cages – one on top of the other. Fortunately, Sophie was taken in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL). In a short time, she was adopted. Sophie is
You know when your dog is happy, but is it because your dog is smiling? This dog is full of love and ever since being rescued, he cannot wipe the smile off of his face! Meet Meatball! His nickname is “The Chunk”. He is full of so much love – it’s hard to handle! You
In Russia, an unexpected guest showed up for a news broadcast. A dog ended up in the Mir24 TV studio and made his way onto the set of the news cast without being seen! Suddenly, he appeared under the desk where the news caster was filming live. This new interruption is taking over the internet