Animals

19 Dads Who Said They Didn’t Want a Dog

August 24, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

And My Dad Said He Didn’t Want A Dog

And My Dad Said He Didn't Want A Dog

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The Story Of Hachiko – The Most Loyal Dog On Earth

August 7, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

Dogs are famously known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners. To describe a dog as “man’s best friend” is cliché, but well deserved. Among dogs that are known for their fierce and steadfast loyalty, Hachiko, a Japanese Akita Inu, is the most famous and known to most everyone in Japan.

Long ago in Japan, a professor from the University of Tokyo decided to adopt a dog. He wanted a pure bred Akita pup, a breed of large and powerful dogs from the mountains on the northern side of the island. It was not an easy task, as finding an Akita puppy back in those times was quite tricky. The professor looked everywhere, taking his time and widening his search. Finally, in 1924, he found what he was looking for in the city of Odate. The professor got himself a perfect pup, strong, healthy and, most importantly, pure Akita. It was love at first sight, a match made in heaven. The professor took the pup home and named him Hachikō.

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This One Goes Out To All The Dog Owners Out There

June 7, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Products |

Why not give your dog a view through your backyard fence? After all, dogs are naturally curious, inquisitive creatures, so why not let them have their own little porthole into the outside world? That way dogs can see what’s going on without trying to tear down the wall (or, more accurately, dig holes under it)!

Pet Peek provides dogs with the ability to see through walls in a safe, attractive way. The plastic viewing bubbles are made from durable dog-proof materials and are self-installed, so you can place them exactly how you like. The domes are great for wood panels, vinyl fences, and drywall.

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Starving And Malnourished Dog Makes Incredible Recovery Thanks A Caring Rescuer

May 14, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

26-year-old Bali native Rico Soegiarto was walking home from work one day when he spotted a dangerously malnourished dog. The pup he saw was almost a skeleton, and was in such bad she had bald spots, and was so thin you could see her bones through her diseased skin. She didn’t have long left to live. Despite her condition however, her brilliant blue eyes still shone bright and Rico knew that he had to give the neglected pup a second chance

Rico shared, “I don’t know what was special about her. It’s about heart and feeling. I found her when I was on the way back home from work, she was in the middle of the street.”

Rico washed, fed, nursed, and groomed her back to health. After 10 months, the results speak for themselves:

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A Dog Is The Only Thing On Earth That Loves You More Than He Loves Himself

May 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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Loyal Dog Stays With Lost Three-Year-Old Until She Is Found

April 23, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

A 17-year old, deaf, and mostly blind Blue Heeler named Max spent more than 15 hours in the treacherous Australian bushland keeping a lost 3-year old little girl safe and ultimately leading rescuers to her location.

Three-year-old Aurora was reported missing about 3:00pm Friday when she wandered away from her Queensland, Australia home. The toddler’s family searched their rural property for hours but could not find her.

By Saturday morning, more than 100 volunteers, Good Samaritans, and emergency workers had joined in the search.

Around 8:00am, Aurora’s grandmother, Leisa Bennett, heard the toddler’s voice from the top of a mountain and headed in that direction – that’s where she was met by Max, the family’s 17-year old deaf and partially blind Blue Heeler.

“I shot up the mountain … and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her,” Bennett said to ABC

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A Few Photos All Dog Owners Can Relate To

April 17, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Funny Pictures |

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These Service Dogs Spent a Day at Disneyland and the Photos Are Magical

April 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

Disneyland is the most magical place on earth. That doesn’t mean humans are the only ones who can enjoy it. Recently, a group of service dogs got to have some fun in the park. A group of dogs working with Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit group that provides highly trained assistance dogs to help people with disabilities for free, got to take a field trip to Disneyland.

This may look like a fun trip, but these dogs were busy at work.

Disneyland is a pretty stimulating environment, which means there are plenty of distractions for these dogs: the smells, the people, the characters. It wouldn’t take much for a working dog to forget he is at work and start playing around and running wild in the park.

They are being trained to maintain their composure in any setting. No matter where they are, they need to be able to work with their owners and be completely focused on their needs. If they can stay focused at Disneyland, they can stay focused anywhere.

Of course, it can’t be all work and no play for these pups. After all, they are still learning, and they deserve to have a few breaks every now and then. Their trainers gave them a chance to enjoy the park, too. 

One of the handlers, Kendra Clark, says meeting the characters was the dogs’ favorite part of the trip.

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Heartbreaking Photos Of Scared Dog Being Dragged Into Shelter By Owner Who’s Abandoning Him

March 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

Our pets are much smarter than we give them credit for. Sometimes, they understand the situation perfectly and can sense what’s really happening.

Ann Flores, who was visiting Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, with a friend recently, saw a heartbreaking example of this unfold in front of her eyes. She was there because her friend was interested in adopting a dog, but before they could get that far she noticed a woman physically dragging her dog from the parking lot to the shelter door. This dog clearly knew that he was being abandoned, and wasn’t going willingly.

“He laid on his back and just rolled over,” Flores told The Dodo. “It was like he was saying, ‘Please don’t take me in here.’”

Another woman, perhaps a friend or family member of the first woman, was dragging a second dog into the shelter.

“They were both pulling, but the dogs wouldn’t budge,” Flores said. “They had to pick them up because they just would not move. They would not walk in there.”

“They didn’t care. They were just laughing and giggling because the dogs wouldn’t move. To them, it was just like throwing trash away. There was no remorse, nothing.”

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This Dog Walks 4 Miles To Town Everyday Just To Say Hi To Everyone

March 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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For the past 12 years, a Chesapeake-Lab mix named Bruno has been regularly walking four miles (eight miles round trip) to downtown Longville from his country home to socialize, collect treats, and hang around. His almost daily commute has made Bruno a beloved town legend.

“Everybody knows Bruno,” resident Sharon Rouse told KARE11 News. “[You] may not know the people, but you’ll know Bruno.”

The pup belongs to Larry and Debbie LaVallee, who took Bruno in after he appeared in a box on their driveway over a decade ago. They tried to keep him tied up, but the dog’s desire to roam was too great, and he started making his way to town every day.

Now, he’s somewhat of a celebrity, with regular stops at city hall, the ice cream shop, and the back door of a local grocery store, where employees help Bruno fuel up with deli counter scraps. People know and greet Bruno, sometimes to the surprise of the LaVallees, who only know a fraction of their dog’s many admirers. His wandering has even earned him the title of “Town Dog and Ambassador,” which is set in literal stone in a Longville statue.

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