Free Spirited Rescue Dog Steals The Show At Crufts Agility Two Years Running

Remember Kratu, the adorable Romanian rescue dog from the 2018 Crufts Dog Show agility course? He stole hearts around the world when he gleefully bounded through the obstacles at his own pace and in his own signature pattern. The scruffy pup even ran to the sidelines several times during his performance to greet onlookers. His epic fail made him an instant internet superstar. Kratu returned to Crufts for the 2019 showcase, and let’s just say this very good boy is refreshingly consistent! Kratu is obviously a talented pooch capable of acing the course. You…continue reading →
No Snowman Is Safe From Stella The Frosty Assassin

No Snowman Is Safe From Stella The Frosty Assassin

Stella is an English Labrador with a remarkable zest for life. Her hobbies include rolling in mud, diving into leaf piles, and when winter rolls around, destroying snowmen. Stella just so happens to live in Maine where there is no shortage of fresh powder. If you live in the Pine Tree State, you may be tempted to sculpt your own snowperson, but be forewarned: Stella the Frosty Assassin is out there, and she’s hungry for carrot noses! Depending on the size of her target, Stella uses one of two methods of attack. For…continue reading →
4 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Ideas to Celebrate Your Irish Pride

4 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Ideas to Celebrate Your Irish Pride

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching, and even if you don’t have any Irish heritage, it’s always fun to put on something green and celebrate. And what better way to display your “Irish Pride” than to spoil yourself, and your pup, with a little St. Patty’s Day fun.   1. No Pinch for You! Be fashionably fabulous with a super comfy St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt from iHeartDogs.com. You’ll be decked out in green AND feed 7 shelter dogs with your purchase.     2. Irish Steins? And what better way to enjoy your favorite…continue reading →
12 Funny Things Dog Lovers Do That We Don’t Always Talk About

12 Funny Things Dog Lovers Do That We Don’t Always Talk About

Let’s face it…we’re absolutely crazy about our pups. So crazy, in fact, that sometimes we act a little weird around our canine companions. Whether it’s baking them special treats or talking to them like they’re wittle babies, you know that your non-dog crazy friends would totally tease you if they knew how you really treat your dog. But that’s okay, we understand. For every weird little way you show your dog love, there’s another person out there who does the same thing. Here are 12 weird things we dog owners do that we try to keep secret–but don’t worry,…continue reading →
5 Epic Ideas to Throw The Perfect Birthday Party For Your Pup

5 Epic Ideas to Throw The Perfect Birthday Party For Your Pup

What’s the best way to show your dog how much you care? Of course, you can take them for long walks and give good scratches behind the ears, but one to way to celebrate your four-legged friend is to have a party in their honor. Whether it’s your dog’s birthday or the anniversary of her adoption, you can shower your pup with affection and treats on this day. Host the event like you would any other party: invite guests, offer food and drinks, decorate your home and give away goodies. Here are five…continue reading →
8 Things Only Dog Parents Understand

8 Things Only Dog Parents Understand

Dogs. They hog our beds, steal our shoes, and often cause us just as much worry as our human children. People who do not have pets must wonder why we choose to share our lives with these furry little menaces. Only dog parents understand the devotion and unconditional love they offer. They may be challenging and downright naughty at times, but the adoration we see in our dogs’ soulful eyes makes it all worthwhile! If you have canine roommates, you’ll definitely relate to the items on this list. 1. Privacy is a thing…continue reading →

Doggy Retirement Home Finds A Hilarious Solution To Pup’s Separation Anxiety

Take note, pet lovers – some jobs are best left to a dummy! Kristen Peralta runs Vintage Dog Rescue, a facility that cares for senior dogs. Her husband, Marc, has a senior pug of his own named Shorty. Shorty was a stray who wound up in a Philadelphia shelter at the time Marc was working there. The two met, Marc adopted him, and they’ve been inseparable ever since! The one and only thing that comes between Marc and Shorty is work. Marc often has to travel out of town for business, leaving Shorty…continue reading →
7 Simple Ways to Make Your Dog Smarter

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Dog Smarter

Advertisement Have you met “The Smartest Dog in the World”? In 2014, 60 Minutes introduced the world to Chaser, a border collie with a vocabulary of more than one thousands words. Woah.Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your dog knew the difference between your shoes and boots and could bring them on command? You may not have the time (or patience) to teach your dog a thousand words. That’s okay. There are easy ways to increase your dog’s intelligence and decrease boredom if you’re not home. Before we suggest seven simple ways to make…continue reading →
10 Things Only Small Dog Lovers Will Understand

10 Things Only Small Dog Lovers Will Understand

Advertisement Ever heard, “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”? Shakespeare said that, and I think he was talking about dogs – maybe without knowing it. If you have a small dog then you know that size doesn’t really matter. In fact, small dogs have just as much spark, personality, and loyalty as their bigger canine counterparts – usually even more. For little pup devotees, you know what it’s like to have one of these peanuts at home. If you have a small dog burrowed on your sofa, you’ll definitely get a kick…continue reading →
10 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

10 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 10 things you can definitely relate to. Advertisement They start small, but they grow fast. Fast is an understatement. All dogs begin as puppies, but big dogs don’t stay little…continue reading →
11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

11 Things Only Big Dog Lovers Understand

Advertisement They say there are two types of people: those that love big dogs and those that love little dogs. Okay, that’s probably an over-simplification. Most of us love all dogs, but most of us have a preference when it comes to size. For those of us that have a penchant for the bigger breeds, you’ve heard and seen it all before. Here are 11 things you can definitely relate to. 1. They start small, but they grow fast. Fast is an understatement. All dogs begin as puppies, but big dogs don’t stay…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 →
Top Female Dog Names

Top Female Dog Names

Advertisement Congratulations, it’s a girl! When welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into your home there are many things to consider. One of the first – and most fun – is deciding on the perfect name. There are countless female dog names out there which can make it difficult to choose the right one. Luckily, we have 500 suggestions for you! Before you dive into our list of female dog names, it may help to observe your pup’s personality and appearance. Consider matching your dog’s name to her looks by choosing a…continue reading →
Watch This Dog Rescue Try To Spend $10,000 In 10 Minutes!

Watch This Dog Rescue Try To Spend $10,000 In 10 Minutes!

Rocky Kanaka does an awesome job raising awareness for dog rescue. We’re especially big fans of his Dog’s Day Out series, which features “less adoptable” dogs with the hopes of finding them someone to love them forever. Rocky’s work with dogs and dog rescues is making the world a better place for all dogs, even if it’s sometimes just one dog at a time! In this video – which you’ll love if you were a fan of Supermarket Sweep – Rocky gives one lucky rescue an unexpected surprise! Marley’s Mutts has cared for…continue reading →
Hilarious Dog Dad Plays Doctor To Pup’s Favorite Toy

Hilarious Dog Dad Plays Doctor To Pup’s Favorite Toy

Advertisement There’s nothing like the bond between a dog and his favorite toy. For Lucky, that toy is a well-worn teddy bear. The little brown cub has lost all its stuffing over the past six years, but Lucky loves it just the same. In fact, he loves his “baby” so much, he even carries it outside when he does his business. And that, my friends, is where our story begins. Photo c/o Michaella Wallace It seems Lucky accidentally left his favorite toy outside after a recent potty break. This would not have been…continue reading →
Stray Becomes An Internet Star After Crashing Fashion Show

Stray Becomes An Internet Star After Crashing Fashion Show

Advertisement Indian fashion designer Rohit Bal has held fashion shows in cities like London, Paris, and New York, but it was this weekend’s fashion show in Mumbai that really has people talking! Rohit Bal’s high-fashion Gul-Dastra collection was showcased this weekend at Mumbai’s 2019 Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour. His designs were modeled by fashion professionals, including Indian actors Sidharth Malhotra and Diana Penty. However, the real star of the show crashed the runway and walked among the models while wagging her tail! A dog crashed the catwalk of a #RohitBal fashion show in…continue reading →
Top Male Dog Names

Top Male Dog Names

Advertisement Congratulations on your new furry friend! Now that you’ve welcomed a boy puppy or rescue dog into your life, what will you name him? With countless male dog names to choose from, how will you pick the perfect one? Below you’ll find 500 of the most popular names for male dogs. They are listed alphabetically, but fall into categories such as trendy, regal, old school, outdoorsy and pop culture. If you don’t know where to start in choosing a name for your pup, it may help to observe his personality. Does he…continue reading →

Woman Wakes Up To Find Intruder Snuggling With 120 Pound “Guard Dog”

Advertisement Lynn Sarver of Waukesha, Wisconsin woke up bright and early Tuesday morning ready to begin a New Year. But what began as an ordinary morning took a strange turn when she walked into the living room. There, snuggled up with her 120 pound Mastiff Benton, was a sleeping man! Sarver took a closer look to ensure the stranger was not her own son. “You know because he had dark hair and kind of the same size,” she told WISN News. Once she confirmed the man entwined with her snoozing pooch was indeed a…continue reading →
6 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Them in ‘Doggie Language’

6 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Them in ‘Doggie Language’

Advertisement Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral research saddened dog lovers when it showed that most dogs don’t like to be hugged. That’s not to say that our pups don’t enjoy receiving affection; they live for our love and approval! Try showing them your devotion in a language they can understand. 1. Gaze Deeply Into Their Eyes Dr, Brian Hare, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University topped the NY Times best seller list with his…continue reading →
Rugged Dog Lifestyle Brand Is Searching For 5 Canine Models

Rugged Dog Lifestyle Brand Is Searching For 5 Canine Models

Advertisement The International sportswear brand, Trespass specializes in camping gear, skiwear, fleece, and trail boots. Since no outdoor adventure is complete without a canine sidekick, they also offer a dog lifestyle brand, Trespaws. Earlier this month, Trespaws’ social media pages announced a global search for five pups to model their line of collars, leashes, coats, equipment and accessories. “Attention all pups, great, small, far and wide!” the post reads. “Trespaws is looking for 5 new dog accounts to become our newest models. *All models will receive free product on a monthly basis and…continue reading →
New Dating App Helps Dog People Find Puppy Love

New Dating App Helps Dog People Find Puppy Love

Advertisement If “must love dogs” is a rule you apply to your romantic life, you may want to check out Dig, the dating app designed for dog people. According to sisters and co-founders, Leigh and Casey Isaacson, 55% of single adults in the U.S. are pet owners. Dig provides a safe, innovative way for those singles to meet and get to know one another. “Dig is a dating app for people who love dogs and have dogs,” Leigh said in an interview with Detroit’s Fox 2. “It’s a niche dating app but it’s a…continue reading →
Saved From Death Row, This Pup Wears His Emotions All Over His Face

Saved From Death Row, This Pup Wears His Emotions All Over His Face

Advertisement 4-year-old rescue dog, Bacon earned himself the nickname “Old Man Bacon” due to his temperamental attitutude and crabby nature. The unique-looking pooch’s story began on the streets of Tampa, Florida where he was picked up by animal control. Bacon was adopted out and returned twice with the owners citing behavioral issues. Eventually he found himself on the euthanasia list. Luckily, local rescue group, Guardian Angel Dog Rescue swooped in and pulled the adorable Pekingese/Dachshund/Chihuahua/Shih-tzu mix into their care. Bacon’s dramatically expressive face soon caught the eye of a gal named Meg, who struggled to believe the…continue reading →
6 Signs Your Dog Is Your Firstborn Child

6 Signs Your Dog Is Your Firstborn Child

Advertisement Remember that beautiful moment when you brought home your first bundle of joy? The whole world seemed to change, become smaller, and begin to revolve around your sweet, innocent – dog. Even if you are now the proud parent of a tiny human or two, you’ll never forget your very first pup. The one that first taught you the joy of loving another creature more than you love yourself. Here are 6 signs your dog is your firstborn child… Image Credit: Flickr | DavideGorla 1. Your dog’s comfort is more important than your…continue reading →

Canine Best Man Steals The Show During His Parents’ Wedding Vows

Advertisement Angie Blumberg and Jayce Conway tied the knot on July 28 with an outdoor ceremony in gorgeous Big Sky, Montana. The couple knew from the start they would include their beloved Yellow Lab, Boone in their big day, but they had no idea the happy-go-lucky pooch would end up stealing the spotlight! Photo c/o Angie Blumberg Boone’s job was to serve as best man, standing between Conway and his brother during the ceremony. At first, he sat obediently by his dad’s side as the wedding party made their way down the aisle.…continue reading →
Dad Bods And Dogs 2019 Calendar Celebrates The Best Things About Dog Rescue

Dad Bods And Dogs 2019 Calendar Celebrates The Best Things About Dog Rescue

Advertisement You not think you need a wall calendar, but you’re going to want to clear some wall space when you see Dad Bods and Dogs! Photographer Ricki Beason of Ricki Beason Rescue Photography photographs adoptable dogs in shelters to help them find their forever homes. Her 2018 calendar, “Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs” paired adoptable pups with buff, shirtless men flexing their muscles for the camera. The calendar helped raise money for her favorite local rescues, and her 2019 calendar will follow suit, but with a twist. Instead of featuring musclemen, she’s showcasing the bond…continue reading →
Dad Bods And Dogs 2019 Calendar Celebrates The Best Things About Dog Rescue

Dad Bods And Dogs 2019 Calendar Celebrates The Best Things About Dog Rescue

Advertisement You not think you need a wall calendar, but you’re going to want to clear some wall space when you see Dad Bods and Dogs! Photographer Ricki Beason of Ricki Beason Rescue Photography photographs adoptable dogs in shelters to help them find their forever homes. Her 2018 calendar, “Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs” paired adoptable pups with buff, shirtless men flexing their muscles for the camera. The calendar helped raise money for her favorite local rescues, and her 2019 calendar will follow suit, but with a twist. Instead of featuring musclemen, she’s showcasing the bond…continue reading →

Rescue Dog Is A Natural Model For All The Bling At Owners’ Jewelry Shop

Advertisement Belinda and Alex Leitch are the owners of Seaside Gems on New Zealand’s gorgeous London Quay and the parents of Maxwell, an adorable rescue pooch with a passion for fashion. The 11-year-old Pug/Japanese Chin serves as the shop’s unofficial mascot and jewelry model! Thousands of cruise ship tourists visit the town of Picton each year, and Maxwell makes sure they can’t resist stopping by Seaside Gems. “The amount of people he brings to the shop is amazing,” says jewelry designer, Amelia Pask. “He likes to sunbathe in the window and happily shows off our…continue reading →
Dog Brothers “Shamed” For Stealing Mail Carrier’s Lunch Send Adorable Apology

Dog Brothers “Shamed” For Stealing Mail Carrier’s Lunch Send Adorable Apology

Advertisement Two mischievous Lab/Mastiff brothers from Virginia have been publicly “shamed” on social media after climbing aboard a U.S. Postal Service truck and devouring the unsuspecting driver’s lunch. Their story has since gone viral, garnering attention from dog pawrents across the world. Screenshot via CBS News It all started with a handwritten note left in Carol Jordan’s mailbox. She told CBS News her first thought upon seeing the card from USPS was, “What did the boys do now?” The 6-year-old “boys” are brothers, Bear and Bull. They were adopted by Jordan from a…continue reading →
23 Examples Of Dog Logic That Every Pet Parent Can Relate To

23 Examples Of Dog Logic That Every Pet Parent Can Relate To

Advertisement With their unceasing optimism, our dogs have a special point of view, and one of the many reasons we love them is that they help us see things from a pure and innocent perspective! This means that our clever canines have their own ideas about how the world works, how to make the most of life, and the best way to score extra toys and treats! Below are a few hilarious examples of “dog logic” that most pet parents will be able to relate to. Share an example of your pup’s adorable…continue reading →
21 Pallet Dog Bed Ideas

21 Pallet Dog Bed Ideas

Advertisement It’s easy to see why pet parents love pallet beds: they’re a fun DIY project, they’re cheap to make, and they look chic with any decor! Plus, they’re totally customizable to fit the unique personality of your beloved canine. If you know where to look, you can get pallets for free. They’re often used to load up products for shipment to stores, so if  you can get in touch with a local small business (perhaps there’s a pet shop you frequent), ask a manager if you can take home some pallets that…continue reading →
Dream Job: This Company Is Hiring Someone To Travel & Instagram Dogs This Summer

Dream Job: This Company Is Hiring Someone To Travel & Instagram Dogs This Summer

Advertisement If getting paid to travel, take photos, and hang out with dogs all summer sounds like your dream job, listen up. The Points Guy, a website that helps readers score the best deals and earn points their trips, is hiring an intern for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Did we mention they’re also paying $20 an hour? The Barketing Associate official duties include traveling with resident pooches Miles, Hootie and Swisher to research dog-friendly destinations and post about the adventures on The Points Pups Instagram page. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule of…continue reading →
Why More Work Places Should Be Dog-Friendly

Why More Work Places Should Be Dog-Friendly

Advertisement Major employers such as Ben & Jerry’s, Bank of America, Amazon, and the Federal Department of the Interior have recognized the benefits of allowing staff to bring their pups to work. Canine companionship improves employee morale and job satisfaction even in those who do not have dogs of their own. Executive recruiter Brita Altig brings her 7-year-old Golden Retriever, Charlie to work with her at Amazon‘s Seattle Headquarters each day. The incredibly dog-friendly campus features an on-site dog park, a 17th floor doggy deck complete with faux fire hydrant, and several pup-accessible…continue reading →
Man Who Stole Police K9’s Ball Is Cited For “Larceny Of Police Property”

Man Who Stole Police K9’s Ball Is Cited For “Larceny Of Police Property”

Advertisement 6-year-old Eli is the “seniority leader” of the Troy, Michigan Police Department‘s three scent K9s. On April 5, he was participating in a training exercise in a field behind the local Holiday Inn Express when a disgruntled guest stole his beloved ball. As a K9 officer was laying scent tracks for Eli, the man yelled from an open hotel window, demanding to know what was going on. The officer told him it was an official training exercise and advised him not to touch the police property left behind in the field. Working…continue reading →
Over 1,200 Dachshunds Create Quite The Spectacle All For A Good Cause

Over 1,200 Dachshunds Create Quite The Spectacle All For A Good Cause

Advertisement Unsuspecting park goers were in for an adorable surprise this weekend when they came across what’s thought to be the largest gathering of four-legged sausages to date. Over 1,200 Dachshunds donned their leashes and dragged their humans out of the house to participate in the mass gathering at Heaton Park in the UK. The group of dogs and dog lovers went on a 90-minute walk all together and raised money for two charities devoted to the breed’s health and well-being. The first charity, Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD, provides care and disability…continue reading →
UK Travel Company Seeks Adventurous Pooch To Review Dog-Friendly Vacations

UK Travel Company Seeks Adventurous Pooch To Review Dog-Friendly Vacations

Advertisement The UK-based company, Canine Cottages is searching for the perfect pooch to fill the position of Canine Critic. The hours are “between the time of sleeping, naps and more sleeping,” benefits include four paid vacations per year with their favorite human, and the salary is a highly competitive mix of “treats and surprises from top dog brands.” Does your pup have what it takes to land this doggy dream job? The property managers at Canine Cottages are devoted to helping vacationers choose the perfect dog-friendly holiday rental to enjoy with their four-legged friends.…continue reading →

Dog Park Doodles Capture Every Pup’s Unique Character

Advertisement On the rare bright and sunny day in Portland, Oregon, dog owners and their pups come out in droves. They flock to local off-leash parks to soak up the sun while the furrier members of the crowd get the chance to run and play with their fair weather friends. Behind the big dogs and little dogs having fun at one particular park, there’s also Mike Bennett. Mike doesn’t have a dog; he’s there for a different reason. Image Courtesy of Mike Bennett By day, Mike is a preschool teacher. But by night,…continue reading →
Does This Dog’s Face Look Unusual To You?

Does This Dog’s Face Look Unusual To You?

Advertisement They say that dogs and their people start to resemble each other after awhile, but this pup’s face just looks strikingly… human! Yogi is an adorable pooch whose photo is making dog lovers scratch their heads. Sure he’s a breed mix, but does that include being part person? Image Source: Chantel Desjardins Actually, 1-year-old Yogi is a Shih-Poo (a Shih Tzu / Poodle mix) who was recently groomed. Perhaps it’s his stunning green eyes, his full pink pout, or his model-like bone structure that have people giving his picture a double-take. Image Source:…continue reading →
Meet Marley, The Sheep Who Thinks He’s A Dog

Meet Marley, The Sheep Who Thinks He’s A Dog

Advertisement Marley has led quite a sheltered life for a sheep. Orphaned as a newborn, he was adopted by Ali Vaughan and her family when he was just a month old. The shaggy Valais Blacknose Valley sheep developed a joint infection soon after and required daily care. As he recovered in the Vaughan’s kitchen, Marley learned that indoor life suited him quite nicely. He also bonded with the family’s black lab, Jess, and began to pick up some distinctly canine behaviors! Marley is now 6-months-old, and although he dislikes cold weather (plus wind,…continue reading →

Social Media Users Help Old Dog Find His Favorite Discontinued Toy

Advertisement Like most dogs, 12-year-old Jaxon has a favorite toy. His name is “Greenie” and he is a jolly dragon the color of fresh limes. Last month, Jaxon’s concerned mom, Kelli Brown took to Twitter in search of a replacement “Greenie” when she discovered that the beloved toy had been discontinued by its manufacturer. @PetSmart PLZ HELP! This Top Paw toy has been discontinued but it’s the only toy 12 y/o Jaxon will play with. Got any laying around? We’ll buy them all up if you’ll let us! Our internet search brought us…continue reading →
Pup Mom Uses PowerPoint To Persuade Her Boyfriend To Adopt A Shelter Dog

Pup Mom Uses PowerPoint To Persuade Her Boyfriend To Adopt A Shelter Dog

Advertisement Haley Tabarangao and her boyfriend Colton Scheer are already the proud pawrents of Yams, a 12-week-old Newfoundland pup. While they are smitten with the adorable fluffball, Haley couldn’t help but notice an 8-year-old shelter pooch named Gary patiently awaiting his forever home at the local Humane Society. Gary has likely been overlooked because of his age, but that didn’t stop Haley from falling in love! “The shelter speaks very highly of him, I just think most people want a younger dog,” she told Unilad. “His face in the picture they have really reminded…continue reading →