Dad Is Preparing His Stupid Horse For Snowmageddon, And The Twitter Thread Is Hilarious

Dad Is Preparing His Stupid Horse For Snowmageddon, And The Twitter Thread Is Hilarious

Horses are smart, majestic creatures. Except for the ones that aren’t. Twitter user @mckellogs has just posted a thread, portraying the way their family are preparing for the impending snowmageddon, and it’s their horse Tango that needs the most attention. To put it lightly, let’s just say that it’s not the smartest animal in the barn, and it needs quite a bit of extra attention when the Northern Hemisphere enters into the winter. Scroll down to check out why! Image credits: mckellogs Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android appcontinue reading →
Pooch Approaching 1 Year In A Shelter Hopes To Ring In 2019 With A Forever Family

Pooch Approaching 1 Year In A Shelter Hopes To Ring In 2019 With A Forever Family

Advertisement It has been 350 days since Marsha arrived at All 4 Paws Animal Rescue in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. In just two weeks, this sweet Shepherd Mix will mark one full year in a shelter and begin 2019 in a cage. That is, unless her forever family comes along first! Image c/o All 4 Paws Animal Rescue When Marsha was rescued last December, she was accompanied by two adult dogs later determined to be her children. What All 4 Paws didn’t know was that this dutiful mama had a secret to share.…continue reading →
Shelter Dog and His Unlikely Best Friend Go Home Together

Shelter Dog and His Unlikely Best Friend Go Home Together

Advertisement It was obvious that these two were meant to be, and thanks to their new family, they’ll never have to be apart! 3-month-old kitten Coco (formerly Muffin) was a stray suffering from sarcoptic mange.  She was taken to the Royal Palm Beach Animal Control Center, and later rescued by Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, who treated her skin condition and showed her love. There, she met 6-month-old Shih-Tzu pup Chico (formerly Rustle) who was taken out of an abusive home. The people caring for him noticed an odor to his face,…continue reading →
5 Important Steps To Take When You Witness Animal Cruelty

5 Important Steps To Take When You Witness Animal Cruelty

Advertisement Adopting, volunteering, and donating are all part of being an animal advocate, but there’s another important piece of that puzzle. Dogs rely on compassionate people to speak up for them. They need neighbors, friends, and random strangers to recognize the signs of trouble and do something about it. Whether it’s a case of neglect or physical abuse, what you decide to do when you witness animal cruelty matters. Reporting animal cruelty saves lives, and no one should ever turn their back on an animal in need. Knowing what to do, who to talk…continue reading →
16 Very Good Dogs Help Create The Perfect Pup-Prosal For NYC Couple

16 Very Good Dogs Help Create The Perfect Pup-Prosal For NYC Couple

Advertisement It’s a shame Maurice Goldstein is off the market. Based on his recent proposal to girlfriend of four years, Laura Stampler, he’s going to make one heck of a husband! Not only did Goldstein blanket a mountaintop in rose petals, he also hired an a capella group to belt out Stampler’s favorite Disney and Motown hits. Pretty amazing right? Well brace yourselves, it gets better. For the pièce de résistance, Goldstein arranged for 16 dogs to crash the proposal at just the right moment! Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography The couple currently lives in…continue reading →
Why You Should Never Let Your Dogs Eat Grapes

Why You Should Never Let Your Dogs Eat Grapes

Advertisement As a responsible pet parent, you probably already know to never let your dogs eat grapes. But do you know why? Grape toxicity is one of the most mysterious and difficult illnesses dogs can face. Grapes may seem like a harmless fruit, but they have the potential to cause sudden, life-threatening kidney failure in some dogs. [embedded content] Causes of Grape Toxicity Dogs of any age, size, breed or sex can suffer a toxic reaction to grapes or raisins. Scientists are yet to definitively identify the poisonous substance, but they believe it is…continue reading →
I Started Photographing Senior Pets After Losing Two Of Mine In The Same Week

I Started Photographing Senior Pets After Losing Two Of Mine In The Same Week

I've been doing pet photography for about 15 years now, even longer if you count the days when I used to film my own pets. I used to have 3 chihuahuas but in 2015 I suddenly lost two of them due to illness and old age, 3 days apart. I was a bit of a wrech for a while. Since I was already a pet photographer and had tons of photos of my own dogs, I decided to give a joy to others, free of charge. I began a journey of photographing senior…continue reading →
Top 10 Military Dog Names For 2018

Top 10 Military Dog Names For 2018

Advertisement Military families come in all shapes and sizes. They’re big, small, come with dual-military parents, single parents, and more than a few have their fair share of fur. Military pets, dogs especially, travel the world with their humans moving from one assignment to another. They watch their favorite people leave without knowing if they’ll come back, and they jump with joy when their long-lost family members finally walk through the door (military dog reunion videos, anyone?).  Military dogs support spouses during long deployments, are loyal friends while kids switch schools (again), and…continue reading →
Vet Dons Adorable, Perfume-Scented Onesie To Calm Anxious Patient

Vet Dons Adorable, Perfume-Scented Onesie To Calm Anxious Patient

Advertisement Those who have won the hard-earned trust of a rescue dog will tell you that it isn’t always easy – but it’s definitely worth it! Sonya Schiff adopted her Dalmatian, Rupert a few years ago knowing that gaining his trust would be a challenge. He had resource guarding issues that kept his bowl, his bed, and his legs a no-touch zone. It was also recommended that he be muzzled any time he visited a vet for the rest of his life. She explains on Facebook, “…we were told he was to be…continue reading →
What Is A Holistic Vet And Should You Schedule An Appointment?

What Is A Holistic Vet And Should You Schedule An Appointment?

As an advocate for your dog’s health and happiness, your decisions for her care will have a great impact on her life. You choose what to put in her bowl and how much she exercises, but even the best pup parent can’t do it all. Advertisement It’s important to have a vet you can trust and rely on. You have a lot of options, and one of those options is to choose a holistic vet. While most veterinary offices fall under the category of “conventional,” holistic vets are becoming more popular. You owe…continue reading →
Could Your Christmas Tree Be Hazardous To Your Pet’s Health?

Could Your Christmas Tree Be Hazardous To Your Pet’s Health?

Advertisement Decorated trees are a staple of the holiday season. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas until a colorful, twinkling topiary adorns your living room. But did you know that your Christmas tree could pose a variety of hazards to your pets? From needles and tree water to ornaments and electrical cords, here’s everything you need to know to keep your canine companions and feline friends safe this holiday season. Pine & Fir Needles Live Christmas trees shed their needles, and if your pet is a floor-grazer, they may ingest some. According to…continue reading →
This Dog Who Was Abandoned, Malnourished And Ravaged By Mange Is Unrecognizable 2 Months Later

This Dog Who Was Abandoned, Malnourished And Ravaged By Mange Is Unrecognizable 2 Months Later

Early in November, a couple noticed an unfamiliar dog roaming the streets of South Texas neighborhood. Weak, severely malnourished, with skin ravaged by mange, the pup was dire need of help. The couple tried to coax her for a while, but the poor pooch was too scared and refused to be caught. Ana, as she was named later, finally found help a week later and she was immediately taken to the vet’s office. Looking past the horrible scabs, the people who rescued her find out that she’s only about a year or two old.…continue reading →
Has My Senior Dog Had A Stroke?

Has My Senior Dog Had A Stroke?

Advertisement “I think my dog just had a stroke.” If your senior pet suddenly begins to walk in circles, has an unsteady gait and seems dizzy, or holds its head tilted to one side, Idiopathic Vestibular Disease may be the cause. This is a common condition that affects older dogs and it comes on very suddenly; it is also a syndrome that looks really bad, but usually gets better all on its own with time and little or no treatment. Unfortunately, however, I have heard of situations where these sorts of symptoms were…continue reading →
Man Takes Terminally Ill Dog On Cross-Country Road Trip To Visit Her Birthplace

Man Takes Terminally Ill Dog On Cross-Country Road Trip To Visit Her Birthplace

Advertisement Mura has been the constant companion of Paul Heroux ever since she was a tiny pup. She was even by Heroux’s side as he campaigned for – and won – the role of mayor in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Together, they visit schools and nursing homes, walk in local parades, and shake paws at city hall. Sadly, the 11-year-old Japanese wolf dog was diagnosed with a terminal form of blood cancer in September. “She’s my best friend and she’s been with me at the best and worst parts of my life,” Heroux told CBS News. The…continue reading →
Puppy & His Older Pal Hope To Find A Home To Spend The Holidays Together

Puppy & His Older Pal Hope To Find A Home To Spend The Holidays Together

Advertisement Sometimes special bonds form between unlikely friends. Such is the case with Bogie and Maytag. Bogie is a spunky black and white puppy found wandering the streets of Detroit. Maytag is a sweet, subdued adult left chained to a refrigerator on the city’s east side. You may expect Maytag to be standoffish after his difficult start in life, but somehow, Bogie managed to wag his way into the older pup’s heart! The pair became fast friends after arriving at Detroit Dog Rescue. “I started to go in and I would see they were in the same cage, then…continue reading →
A Beautiful Way To Give Back & Save Lives This Holiday Season

A Beautiful Way To Give Back & Save Lives This Holiday Season

Advertisement There’s a reason the holidays are called “The Giving Season.” People feel compelled to reach a little deeper into their pockets at this time of year. Our favorite causes benefit from the giving spirit we feel near the end of the year. iHeartDogs supports a number of different causes. This year, we’d like to ask you to help us save lives this holiday just by continuing your holiday shopping. Adoptable pets fill shelters all over the country. Many of these pets were loved and then discarded. Some were lost and never found. Others…continue reading →
4 Facts About Dog Eyesight You Probably Don’t Know

4 Facts About Dog Eyesight You Probably Don’t Know

Advertisement Staring into a dog’s pleading eyes might cost you the last bite of your sandwich or the leftovers from your dinner plate, and there’s no doubt in your mind those big puppy dog eyes hold a lot of emotion. There’s more to your dog’s eyes, however, than their ability to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The matter of dog eyesight is subject to more than one misconception. Understanding how your dog sees the world will make your friendship even stronger, so now’s the time to separate fact from fiction.…continue reading →
After Putting His Cat Down This Guy Gets Her Ashes, Some Fur And A Paw Full Of Flower Seeds

After Putting His Cat Down This Guy Gets Her Ashes, Some Fur And A Paw Full Of Flower Seeds

It wouldn’t be a lie to state that pets make our lives much better, and some of our little critters go even a mile further than just being sweet companions. They will our lives with laughter, happy borks and general warmth with their presence. That’s why it’s extremely hard to let them go once it’s time for them to cross the rainbow bridge. No matter how sick and weak they get, the least we can do as their faithful human partners is to ease their journey and save them from suffering that old…continue reading →
Labels Like Mutt And Mixed Breed Are Out, American Shelter Dog Is In

Labels Like Mutt And Mixed Breed Are Out, American Shelter Dog Is In

Advertisement For millions of shelter dogs across the country, labels matter. Dogs are labeled almost as soon as they walk through the shelter door. For a lucky few, labels like Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky will work in their favor. They’ll be scooped up by adopters looking for purebred dogs before the dogs even know what’s happening. But for the majority of dogs in the shelter system, the idea of breed labeling won’t be as gratifying. Thanks to breed discrimination and stereotypes, labels can hurt a dog’s chances of being adopted. The word…continue reading →
Is There A Reason You See More Male Police Dogs Than Female?

Is There A Reason You See More Male Police Dogs Than Female?

Advertisement Whether it’s sniffing out evidence or chasing down bad guys, working K9s are an important part of police forces all around the globe. These dogs undergo intense training, are made to pass important tests, and go to work everyday alongside their handlers. You’ll find several different breeds wearing official police vests, but the best dogs on the force always have specific characteristics in common. To be a successful police dog, they need to be intelligent, focused, and determined. As it turns out, gender might have something to do with it as well.…continue reading →
Dedicated Dog Found Guarding Family’s Home After It Was Destroyed By The Camp Fire

Dedicated Dog Found Guarding Family’s Home After It Was Destroyed By The Camp Fire

Advertisement When the Camp Fire approached the Bill and Andrea Gaylord’s 80-acre ranch they had only minutes to evacuate. They attempted to bring their two Anatolian Shepherd dogs, Miguel and Madison, to safety but both dogs ran off to protect the property, and they were forced to leave without them. The Camp Fire burned over 153,000 acres, destroying buildings and tearing apart families. Many people, like the Gaylords, were forced to leave their pets and were uncertain about their fate. However, organizations in the area had volunteers who were willing to check on…continue reading →
Help Make a Shelter Dog’s Christmas Wish Come True

Help Make a Shelter Dog’s Christmas Wish Come True

Dear Supporters, Our company was founded on one simple principle, the belief that “every dog matters.” As you complete your holiday gift shopping, we were hoping you’d consider partnering with us this week to help make the wishes of hundreds of shelter dogs come true. Ultimately, these pups are wishing for a forever home. We’re partnering with shelters & rescues to help provide these pups with desperately needed supplies & enrichment, which boost their chances of adoption. You can help by providing the following 4 essentials through your iHeartDogs purchases: Blankets: When you purchase one of our new Give Warmth™ blankets,…continue reading →
25 Funny And Adorable Pictures Of Anna Kendrick With Animals

25 Funny And Adorable Pictures Of Anna Kendrick With Animals

Anna Kendrick, actress, the funniest person on Twitter and animal whisperer? There are a million reasons why humans love the down-to-earth star, but it appears that animals are just as smitten. Bored Panda rounded up the best pictures of Kendrick posing along various animals and it will make you want to be her friend even more. From hilarious pictures of her mimicking their moments to glam shots of her alongside model dogs, if you aren't already a fan these images are a great way to start. So scroll down below to see some…continue reading →

Meet Madison, The Dog Who Survived A California Wildfire And Guarded His Home For A Month

A dog that survived wildfires in Paradise, California, which killed 85 residents, was found protecting the ruins of his former home for almost a month until his owner returned. The “Camp Fire,” which practically destroyed the whole town, was the most deadly in state history. The wildfire destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including 13,954 homes. As the wildfires spread, the majority of residents had to abandon their homes and belongings and in some extreme cases, even their pets. Andrea Gaylord, a resident of Paradise, fled the town on the 8th of November when the…continue reading →
How To Spoil Your Senior Dog This Holiday Season

How To Spoil Your Senior Dog This Holiday Season

The holidays are a great excuse to shower your pooch with gifts. Our faithful friends may not understand the significance of the season, but they deserve the best no matter what day it is! If you really want to spoil your senior dog this holiday, focus on presents that serve a purpose. Health, comfort, and mental stimulation are gifts that will keep on giving all year long! 1. PACK&DEN Faux Fur Memory Foam Bed According to the National Sleep Foundation, dogs spend 80% of their time lying down or sleeping. If your senior sweetie is…continue reading →

How To Spoil Your Dog This Holiday Season

You’ve made your list and you’ve checked it twice, now it’s time to get busy and spoil your dog this holiday season. There might have been a few incidents involving a chewed up pair of shoes or a midnight howling session, but your pup is still very much on the nice list. To show him how much you care, now is the perfect time to treat him to fun new toys and yummy snacks. iHeartDogs has spent all year looking for the perfect presents to put under your tree. There’s something for dogs…continue reading →
Instagrammer Gives Her Followers’ Pets Creepy Makeovers With Photoshop

Instagrammer Gives Her Followers’ Pets Creepy Makeovers With Photoshop

Ida is an ordinary girl working a full-time job but the hobby she has chosen to spend her free time on is what caught our attention. Ida turns pets of her followers on social media into weird creatures that will give you nightmares rather than make you want to cuddle them. It seems that people really enjoy seeing their furry friends turned into something out of this world because her so-called “madness” is rapidly growing in popularity with almost 10k followers on Instagram. It has got to a point where Ida is hardly…continue reading →
Your Dog’s Risk For Creepy Mouth-Burrowing Beetles Increases In Winter

Your Dog’s Risk For Creepy Mouth-Burrowing Beetles Increases In Winter

Advertisement They may resemble innocent ladybugs, but Asian lady beetles have several significant differences. They vary in color, have more spots, and are far more aggressive than the ladybugs we know and love. According to experts, their powerful survival instincts may even make them a risk to your dog. Asian lady beetles search for warm, humid locations to ride out the winter. And every now and then, they seek refuge inside a dog’s mouth. “Humidity is their normal environment,” Mikal Shamsi of Pest Police told the Houston Chronicle. “They latch onto the roofs of…continue reading →
The Science Behind Cute Aggression: Why We Want To Squeeze Adorable Creatures

The Science Behind Cute Aggression: Why We Want To Squeeze Adorable Creatures

Advertisement Have you ever looked at your dog and thought, “You’re so cute, I could just squeeze you!”? You certainly aren’t alone! The desire to pinch a baby’s cheeks or bite an adorable pup’s ear are examples of a phenomenon known as cute aggression. Recent research suggests this desire for rough lovin’ is not only normal, it may serve an evolutionary purpose. Katherine Stavropoulos, a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in neuroscience, first heard the term “cute aggression” when she read a research report from a team of Yale University psychologists in 2015.…continue reading →