Photos Show The True Life Of Military Dogs

Photos Show The True Life Of Military Dogs

We often hear about the incredible work police and military working dogs do, and the lasting impression they leave on those who work with them. But it’s difficult to understand what really goes on between dog and handler if you’re not one yourself. Films about MWDs give us a quick glimpse, but according to handlers, they often miss the mark. “It is very hard for handlers to watch movies about MWDs nowadays because we are always their biggest critics,” Air Force Staff Sgt. Monica Rodriguez tells the Military Times. She has been a K-9…continue reading →

Heartbroken Man Who Was Saved By A Chihuahua Has Rescued Over 30 Tiny Dogs

Advertisement Bobby Humphreys is a big guy doing big things in rescue – for little dogs! Big Guy Littles World Sanctuary is Bobby’s passion project. He cares for and rehomes tiny Chihuahuas who have had rough beginnings or special needs. But just a few years ago if you had told Bobby that he’d be spending his days with a pack of teeny Chihuahuas, he might’ve called you crazy. For years Bobby’s breed was Rottweilers. The beautiful, athletic dogs are more the type someone might guess a big, brawny guy like Bobby would love.…continue reading →
Photographer’s “Hair of the Dog” Photos Show How Beautiful Dog Fur Can Be

Photographer’s “Hair of the Dog” Photos Show How Beautiful Dog Fur Can Be

No one knows your dog’s coat like you do. With all the time spent brushing, petting, and plucking stray hairs off your shirt, you might be an expert on your dog’s fur! But when was the last time you really looked at it? Advertisement Photographer Shaina Fishman’s Hair of the Dog series has a new angle on dog fur. The photos get up close, showing the texture, color, and uniqueness of each coat. You may not love it when it’s on your furniture or clothes, but these photos give us a new appreciation…continue reading →
Volunteers Wanted: Must Want To Drink Wine And Feed Shelter Dogs

Volunteers Wanted: Must Want To Drink Wine And Feed Shelter Dogs

Love Dogs. Drink Wine. What could be more relaxing than spending some quality with your pup? Maybe adding a glass of wine and feeding shelter dogs. Great news! iHeartsDogs is excited to announce our new partnership with Winc (pronounced wink). What’s Winc, you ask? It’s just quite possibly the best way to enjoy a glass of wine without ever having to leave home. Plus, with your Winc order 25 meals will be donated to shelter dogs. Even better, Winc is offering a special discount exclusively for iHeartDogs fans. Here’s how it work: Discover…continue reading →
Senior St. Bernard Survives 17 Days Lost In Frigid Minnesota Winter

Senior St. Bernard Survives 17 Days Lost In Frigid Minnesota Winter

Advertisement After a life spent in a puppy mill, it’s understandable that Old Lady would be more than just a little skittish. The senior Saint Bernard had recently been rescued from a bad situation in Wisconsin and taken to Ruff Start Rescue in Minnesota to begin a new life. She was picked up by a foster and off to her new life when things took a sharp turn. Old Lady didn’t get a chance to set foot inside her warm new home. Instead, the sound of crunching snow under her foster’s feet sent…continue reading →
Heroic UPS Driver Rescues Drowning Dog From Frozen Pond

Heroic UPS Driver Rescues Drowning Dog From Frozen Pond

Advertisement Not all heroes wear capes. This hero wears a brown uniform and drives a big brown truck. Ryan Arens, a UPS delivery driver, was making deliveries along his route last month when he heard a dog in distress and leapt into action. “I heard a dog just screaming bloody murder. It sounded like she was in a bad, bad place.” (KRTV.com) “I could see the dog trapped about 10 to 15 feet off of shore, with ice all around it.” (greatfallstribune.com) Sadie / Photo: Ryan Arens On a nearby pond was Sadie,…continue reading →
Little Girl Mails A Letter To God After Her Dog Passes Away. What She Gets In Return Is SO Special!

Little Girl Mails A Letter To God After Her Dog Passes Away. What She Gets In Return Is SO Special!

When Meredith was a just a baby, her parents got her a dog. Now, Abbey wasn’t just any dog. She was Meredith’s protector, playmate and friend. For years, they were inseparable with Abbey always following wherever Meredith would go. Like all dogs, Abbey got a little older…a little slower, but she was always there right by her best friend’s side. So it was only fitting that when Abbey passed away recently, Meredith was right there with her…by her side. Advertisement The loss of Abbey was devastating to little Meredith, but she knew Abbey…continue reading →
That Moment When a Dog Is Rescued from Their Abuser [12 POWERFUL PICS]

That Moment When a Dog Is Rescued from Their Abuser [12 POWERFUL PICS]

These dogs are getting a second chance – and it started exactly when these photos were taken. These pictures capture the incredible moment in time where a sad story came to an end and a better, brighter future began. For a dog who has had to endure a life of abuse, a rescuer is a hero, a savior, and a best friend all rolled into one. Breaking the chains – Source Yesterday’s sad dog chained up and laying in the dirt will have a warm blanket and fresh water tomorrow. Thank you for…continue reading →

The 10 Fastest Dog Breeds On Earth

Advertisement Fastest Dog Breeds Dogs love to run, and it seems that some can chase a ball for days straight. Most owners tire out before their dogs do! But have you ever wondered what breeds are the fastest? Sighthounds are popular dogs used in races, but what other breeds make the cut? Check out our list below! #1 – Greyhound The Greyhound comes in at a run of 43MPH. Known primarily for their racing background, evidence of greyhounds have been found in Egyptian tombs dating back almost four thousand years. #2 – Vizsla…continue reading →
Breathtaking Photo Series Features Canine Athletes Sprinkled With Colored Powder

Breathtaking Photo Series Features Canine Athletes Sprinkled With Colored Powder

Advertisement Jessica Bell is a Canadian photographer and an experienced dog trainer. Although it is extremely challenging, her passion is capturing photos of dogs in action. Recently, she rounded up some of her friends and their multi-talented pups for a unique shoot. The dogs are all involved in canine sports including obedience, disc, and agility competitions. To showcase their incredible athleticism, she coated them in colorful powder and snapped images as they ran, leapt and played. Photo c/o Jess Bell Photography The resulting photos are bright, dynamic and breathtakingly beautiful! “Every single image is unique and…continue reading →
Photos Of Huge Irish Wolfhounds Are Going Viral

Photos Of Huge Irish Wolfhounds Are Going Viral

Advertisement There are plenty of great reasons to love an Irish Wolfhound, but no matter how charming or sweet your Irish Wolfhound is, the first thing anyone is going to notice about him is his size! These dogs were bred to be big – originally, they were meant to be wolf-hunting dogs. As in, they could take on wolves! Nowadays people are more likely to choose them for companionship than a hunting partner, but their incredible size still keeps them among the top favorites for people who just love big, beautiful breeds. These…continue reading →
New York City Commuters Enjoy “Stationary Figures”

New York City Commuters Enjoy “Stationary Figures”

Advertisement You don’t have to be a dog lover to enjoy William Wegman’s work, but it helps! MTA Arts & Design makes New York City’s public transit a little brighter for commuters by installing visual and performing art in the public spaces. One of their latest installations is a commission from artist William Wegman, who is best known for his work with his Weimaraners! “Stationary Figures” consists of 11 glass mosaic panels displayed on the walls of the 23rd Street station. Photographs taken by Wegman featured his Weimaraners Flo and Topper dressed as…continue reading →
I Project Images Of Endangered Animals On Mountains To Warn Of Their Possible Disappearance

I Project Images Of Endangered Animals On Mountains To Warn Of Their Possible Disappearance

Crying Animals is my new photography series, which makes us aware of the possible disappearance of emblematic animals from the mountains. More than a spotlight, it’s a cry of the heart calling to save and showcase the beauty of the world that surrounds us. With an ephemeral nature of my frescoes made possible by a powerful projector, I wish to make the public aware of the threats these animals face in their natural environments. I plan to project even more images of distinctive animals in other parts of the world. For instance: lions…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 →
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 →

Wounded Foster Dog Delights Rescuers With A Surprise Delivery

Advertisement When a Canadian foster pawrent agreed to take in a seriously injured dog, she knew it would be a lot of work. But she had no idea she would also end up caring for 11 puppies! Nancy Duykers of Winnipeg learned about Sheba when she was taken in by Feed the Furbabies Canada. The dog had a terrible wound on her left front leg which may have been caused by a gunshot. At first it seemed as if Sheba’s leg would have to be amputated. But, after performing surgery to remove the…continue reading →

Missing NY Dog Located 18 Months Later & 1100 Miles Away In Florida

Advertisement It has been 18 months since Lesmore Willis last saw his daughter’s beloved blue-eyed Husky, Sinatra. The dog went missing after Zion Willis died in a tragic gun accident. The grieving dad feared he may never see Sinatra again. Then, out of the blue, he was contacted by a Florida family 1100 miles from his home in Brooklyn, New York. 13-year-old Rose Verrill came across Sinatra earlier this month in her hometown of Seffner, Florida. She brought the dog home, and with the help of her family, began searching for his rightful…continue reading →
Annual Festival In Nepal Celebrates The Sacred Bond Between Humans & Dogs

Annual Festival In Nepal Celebrates The Sacred Bond Between Humans & Dogs

Advertisement Each year, the canines of Nepal are celebrated during the festival of Tihar. The lucky pups are presented with food offerings, draped in flower garlands, and blessed with sacred markings.  Pets, police dogs, and strays are honored equally as devoted friends and guardians of humanity. While the festival lasts five days and honors several sacred species, the second day is dedicated entirely to dogs. The celebration is called Kukur Tihar or Kukur Puja, which literally means “worship of dogs.” [embedded content] Why are dogs honored during the Tihar Festival? The Hindu cultures of Nepal…continue reading →

Conductor Stops Train To Rescue Lost Dog From Tracks

Advertisement A New Jersey Transit conductor is being hailed a hero after stopping train traffic and taking off in pursuit of a lost dog on the tracks. Howard Kempton says he was simply “in the right place at the right time,” but the dog’s family and thousands of social media users insist his actions were far more valiant. “This past weekend, NJ TRANSIT Conductor Howard Kempton halted train traffic to sprint after a lost dog on the tracks, then forfeited his tie to make her a leash,” reads the NJ Transit Facebook update…continue reading →
Photographer Finds His Calling In Nature With His Canine Companion

Photographer Finds His Calling In Nature With His Canine Companion

Advertisement Czech photographer Jan Řeháček took a winding, bumpy road to find his passion – and coincidentally, it happened to be off the beaten path, with a dog by his side. Řeháček, known to his over 2 million Instagram followers as @Kopernikk, studied business and held a few jobs, but never settled into a career he loved. He worked in insurance sales, and then retail, but had little light in life. On top of his job woes, he also dealt with stress stemming from mental, physical, and financial issues as well as cardiac…continue reading →
Ice Skating Rescue Dog Hopes To Go Pro With NHL Team

Ice Skating Rescue Dog Hopes To Go Pro With NHL Team

Advertisement Cheryl Del Sangro is a retired ice skater and coach. When she adopted a bright, talented rescue dog named Benny, teaching him to skate was inevitable. The 6-year-old Yellow Labrador has become the world’s first ice skating dog and mastered more than 50 tricks during his time with Del Sangro. But life was not always so good. “He had spent six months in a kill shelter in Utah and eventually was put on the euthanasia list,” Del Sangro told PEOPLE. Photo c/o Rick Vierkandt of Bark Gallery Luckily, fate brought Benny to Las Vegas,…continue reading →
Do You Look Like Your Dog? Side-By-Side Photos Compare Humans And Their Pets

Do You Look Like Your Dog? Side-By-Side Photos Compare Humans And Their Pets

Advertisement They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery – but no one said we had to keep it between humans! Photographer Gerrard Gethings has recently released photos from a series comparing the apparance of owners with their dogs. It doesn’t surprise us too much that these people love their pets so much that they’ve adopted a little of their style – seems like fantastic idea to us! Jessica & Buddy / Photo: Gerrard Gethings Gerrard Gethings grew up in rural Lancashire. Living near the woodlands helped him cultivate a love for…continue reading →

Man Leaps Off Bridge To Save His Dog From Drowning

Advertisement Al Trovinger, his family, and their dog River were traveling on Mobile, Alabama’s Jubilee Parkway when a massive accident stopped traffic. After more than 30 minutes at a standstill, Trovinger attached River’s leash to take her for a potty break outside the car. The dog became so excited she leapt off the bridge, snapping her collar, and splashing into Mobile Bay below. [embedded content] Trovinger watched helplessly for nearly 10 minutes before diving over the concrete barrier to lend a hand. “We kept on looking at her and could tell she was…continue reading →

Dog Swims 5 Miles To Safety After Jumping Off A Boat To Chase Ducks

Advertisement On the evening of July 16, Scott Crewell and his Siberian Husky, Rosie hopped in their boat for a late night cruise on New York’s Great Sacandaga Lake. Rosie was wearing her life vest, but Crewell made the fateful decision to take it off to air-dry as they headed back to shore. It was then that the chase-obsessed pooch heard the quacking of ducks and dove overboard in pursuit. Crewell quickly lost sight of Rosie in the darkness. “I started moving with the boat, listening for the ducks,” he told ABC NEWS 10.…continue reading →
Air-Conditioned Dog Houses Let Your Pup Go Where You Go

Air-Conditioned Dog Houses Let Your Pup Go Where You Go

Advertisement A Brooklyn-based business created by a loving dog mom is being compared to successful ventures like Uber and Airbnb. Chelsea Brownridge came up with the idea for DogSpot while living through the dog days of summer in New York with her rescue pooch, Winston. “He has a ton of energy so to get him out of the house on as many walks as possible was really important,” she said. “I started to realize how many times he couldn’t come with me outside because I’d just be going to a store or restaurant for…continue reading →
Fly Fisherman Reels In Black Lab Adrift On Galveston Bay

Fly Fisherman Reels In Black Lab Adrift On Galveston Bay

Advertisement Jeremy Van Pelt of Austin, Texas often makes the drive to Galveston Bay on the weekends. This past Sunday, he steered his kayak onto the water and settled in for a relaxing afternoon of fly fishing. But instead of catching flounder or mackerel, Van Pelt ended up reeling in a wayward Black Lab! As Van Pelt rowed through the West Bay, he noticed a large object visible on the surface. “I was scanning the water horizon for fish that I could track down with my kayak and low and behold I saw…continue reading →
Pit Bull Alerts Family To House Fire & Begins Dragging The Baby To Safety

Pit Bull Alerts Family To House Fire & Begins Dragging The Baby To Safety

Advertisement Sasha the Pit Bull and baby Masailah have a very special bond. Born just days apart, the pair have spent the past eight months growing up together. So when Sasha sensed impending danger in the form of a rapidly spreading house fire, it’s no wonder her top priority was saving her best friend. [embedded content] Sasha was in the backyard of the Chai family’s Stockton, California home when the frightening scene began to unfold. The neighboring house was engulfed in flame and the fire was spreading their way. Latana Chai, Masailah’s mother,…continue reading →
Woman Inspired By Pup Gives Her Home Spots

Woman Inspired By Pup Gives Her Home Spots

Advertisement You might be dog-crazy, but if you’re not transforming your home into a shrine to your dog, you’re not as dog-crazy as Amanda Renae. Amanda adopted her adorable dalmatian pup, Cloud, a year and a half ago, and fell so far in love it’s bordering on crazy. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – we’re big fans of crazy when it comes to dogs! And who wouldn’t fall head over heels in love with this face? Amanda is the best dog-mom, and shows her love for Cloud in some pretty awe-inspiring…continue reading →

Miracle Pup “Comes Back From The Dead” After Severe Reaction To Anesthesia

Advertisement On Monday, March 26, a small, mixed breed pooch named Stupe arrived at South Africa’s Highveld Ridge SPCA for a routine neuter. Within seconds of the pre-anesthetic drug entering his bloodstream, Stupe went into cardiac arrest and died on the table. The veterinarians and staff refused to give up on their patient, administering CPR for over an hour until Stupe’s heart was beating regularly and he was breathing on his own. Unfortunately, the little pooch was not out of the woods yet. Although his vital signs stabilized, Stupe did not regain consciousness…continue reading →
Woman Unknowingly Adopts Her Childhood Dog 7 Years After They Were Separated

Woman Unknowingly Adopts Her Childhood Dog 7 Years After They Were Separated

Advertisement Sometimes two souls are irrevocably linked. Even when torn apart, they find their way back to one another. Such is the case of Nicole Grimes and her beloved dog, Chloe. After seven years apart, a twist of fate reunited them, and Grimes has no intention of letting sweet Chloe slip through her fingers a second time! Image Credit: Nicole Grimes In 2007, Nicole was 10-years-old. Like all kids her age, she wanted a puppy. One day, her grandmother surprised her with a beautiful Pomeranian/Poodle mix. It was love at first sight. “She…continue reading →
Tractor-Driving Dog Loves Helping With The Farm Chores

Tractor-Driving Dog Loves Helping With The Farm Chores

Advertisement Rambo the Golden Retriever has turned his love for riding in vehicles into quite the little career! On any given day, Rambo can be found sitting atop one of owner, Albert Reid’s plows, mowers or tractors. The six-year-old pup’s behavior isn’t just for show. He actually helps his master with mowing lawns, plowing fields, harvesting corn, trimming hedges – and drawing crowds! [embedded content] According to Rambo’s dad, people from their hometown of County Down, Northern Ireland flock to his home to catch a glimpse of the tractor-driving pooch. “Nobody could believe it,…continue reading →
Intuitive Stress Dog Helps Naval Base Battle Suicide Statistics

Intuitive Stress Dog Helps Naval Base Battle Suicide Statistics

Advertisement According to the Department of Defense, at least 130 active military service members took their own lives in the first half of 2017. The steady rise in military suicides has caused medical facilities to reach for new, unique treatments. A naval clinic on Maryland’s Joint Base Andrews has found a highly effective (and adorable) method for comforting its sailors and marines – a Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab mix named Brad! [embedded content] Senior Chief Brad spends his days weaving throughout the military clinic’s waiting room in search of men and women in need of…continue reading →