Animals

Dog Abandoned With Curbside Trash Huddles On Discarded Recliner For Warmth

January 23, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, Life |

Detroit, Michigan is known for its brutal winters, so when Terri Looby, a volunteer with Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) received a call a few days before Christmas that there was a small dog walking the streets, she used her lunch break to locate the poor dog.

Looby and a coworker set out to find the dog, driving up and down the street, but didn’t see anything until they passed a heap of trash waiting for curbside pickup. 

“There were some boxes, trash bags and a chair sitting at the curb for pickup day,” Looby told The Dodo. “As we passed the trash, I noticed that there was a dog curled up in the tightest little ball possible.”

The dog was just trying to keep warm in the subzero temperatures, surrounded by snow, and Looby knew he needed help. Even though he didn’t fit the “small dog” description, she lured him into her car with the smell of a chicken patty wafting throughout the car. Even though he had been wronged by the humans that left him behind, he was quick to trust Looby. She said,

“As soon as the dog heard us, he picked his head up and looked at me. I said, ‘Hi baby, it’s OK. Come see me.’ His tail was wagging, and he jumped off the chair and started limping toward me. He knew he was safe!”

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Guy Takes His Terminally Ill Dog On A Farewell Trip Of A Lifetime

January 10, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, Life |

guy takes dying dog on farewell trip of lifetime

When Robert Kugler was told his beloved chocolate lab, Bella, had cancer, he was faced with a difficult decision. He could put Bella down – and immediately end their 9 year friendship, or have one of her legs amputated, buying the precious pup 3-6 more months.

Robert knew he had to do something extraordinary for his best friend. And so, Bella had one of her legs amputated and the partners in crime set off to see the world together.

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A Tribute To Man’s Best Friend

January 9, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals |

 

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Animals Are The Greatest!

December 29, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

This smart pup does this to everyone who walks into the store

 

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Animals Are The Greatest!

December 19, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

Practicing his swing with his dog

 

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Kids Comfort Shelter Dogs by Reading to Them

December 15, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

kids reading program animal shelter

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program at the Humane Society of Missouri is doing wonders for everyone involved.

The concept is simple: teach kids to read to shelter dogs as a way of preparing them for forever homes, all while instilling a greater sense of empathy in the youngsters, too.

Kids who sign up for the monthly program are encouraged to sit in front of a shy dog’s kennel with a book and read to them.

“We wanted to help our shy and fearful dog without forcing physical interaction with them to see the positive effect that could have on them,” program director Jo Klepacki told The Dodo.

“Ideally that shy and fearful dog will approach and show interest. If so, the kids reinforce that behavior by tossing them a treat. What this is also doing is to bring the animals to the front in case potential adopters come through. They are more likely to get adopted if they are approaching and interacting, rather than hiding in the back or cowering.”

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Where There’s Food, There Is A Pug

December 15, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Funny Pictures |

pugs and food

pugs and food

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Animals Are The Greatest

December 12, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

"Again"

 

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