Furry Fire Survivor Is The Newest Firefighter In This Florida Town

Furry Fire Survivor Is The Newest Firefighter In This Florida Town

Advertisement After weeks of recovering from third-degree burns, a furry survivor named Ruby is ready for her second chance at life. She miraculously survived a devastating fire, and Palm Harbor Fire Rescue in Florida knew right away she was something special. She was a tiny puppy with a strong will to live, and now she’s going to live out her days as a town’s official fire dog. Posted by Palm Harbor Fire Rescue on Friday, September 14, 2018 When Ruby was only a few months old, a fire broke out in her home in…continue reading →
Trucker Drives 64 Shelter Pets Out Of The Path Of Hurricane Florence

Trucker Drives 64 Shelter Pets Out Of The Path Of Hurricane Florence

Advertisement 51-year-old Tony Alsup hopes to open his own animal shelter one day. Until that dream becomes a reality, he is doing everything in his power to help dogs and cats affected by natural disasters. It started when he learned about the overcrowding in Texas shelters after Hurricane Harvey. The truck driver from Greenback, Tennessee knew he had to help, but he could not transport animals in a semi-trailer. “I thought, well what can I do?” Alsup told the Washington Post. “I’ll just go buy a bus.” And the kind-hearted animal lover did…continue reading →
Wounded Soldier And Military Dog Reunite After Receiving Purple Hearts

Wounded Soldier And Military Dog Reunite After Receiving Purple Hearts

Advertisement Six months into his deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Alec Alcoser grabbed his dog’s leash and left the barracks. It was a mission day, and Alcoser and his partner, a German Shepherd named Alex, were reporting to duty. They’d been working together for months and already had a close bond. They slept in the same bed, enjoyed their free time together, and always had each other’s backs. On that day six weeks ago, their friendship was put to the ultimate test. Exchange Wounded Soldier-DogArmy Spc. Alec Alcoser is reunited with his dog Alex…continue reading →
Disabled Rescue Dog Helps Injured Pastor Heal His Body & Soul

Disabled Rescue Dog Helps Injured Pastor Heal His Body & Soul

Advertisement On the morning of June 2, Pastor Jon Cavnar was in a head-on collision on his way to work. His injuries were extensive, landing the once-active father in a wheelchair. Like many survivors, Cavnar began to suffer from depression. Doctors were unsure whether or not they could save his leg and he found himself facing an uncertain future. That’s when his wife, Alexis suggested bringing a dog into the family. Enter Tankerbelle – a very special rescue pooch from the San Francisco SPCA! The adorable English Bulldog mix is living with spina…continue reading →

Pastor & Parishioners Rescue Four-Legged Flood Victims

Advertisement A North Carolina pastor and two of his parishioners set out Friday afternoon to help victims of Hurricane Florence. Although they initially intended to locate humans stranded by floodwaters, they ended up finding cats and dogs in need. In a now-viral video, the trio of rescuers are seen saving two stranded dogs and a pair of water-logged kittens. [embedded content] Matthew Drake is the pastor at Richlands United Pentecostal Church in Jacksonville, NC – an area devastated by this week’s storm. Drake was accompanied by church member Leroy McGee, and a third…continue reading →
Dog Food Company Looking For Human Taste Tester

Dog Food Company Looking For Human Taste Tester

Advertisement Every devoted pup parent cares about what they feed their dog, but are you willing to take that commitment to the next level? A dog food brand specializing in home-cooked meals is looking for the “ultimate dog lover” for a special job. They say their dog food is good enough for humans, and they’re prepared to prove it. All they need is a dog person willing to serve as taste tester. Starting the week strong with a bowl of Butternut Beef Recipe, does it get any better? 😋 Did you know that…continue reading →
After Being Abandoned Twice, Terminally Ill Rescue Dog Is Living His Best Life

After Being Abandoned Twice, Terminally Ill Rescue Dog Is Living His Best Life

Advertisement Parker may only have a few months to live, but his friends, family, and even complete strangers are making sure those few months are the best he’s ever had. Helping Hand For Animals and S&B Kountry Kennel in Iowa are working together to bring this rescue dog the love and happiness he desperately deserves. His life hasn’t always been easy, but he’s happier than ever as he works his way through a bucket list made especially for him. Posted by S&B Kountry Kennel on Thursday, September 13, 2018 At only four years old,…continue reading →
Reporter Interrupts Live Newscast To Help Rescue Dog From Hurricane Flood Waters

Reporter Interrupts Live Newscast To Help Rescue Dog From Hurricane Flood Waters

Advertisement Reporter, Julie Wilson was recording a Facebook Live video in the hurricane-ravaged town of New Bern, North Carolina on Friday when she found herself caught up in the rescue effort. As Wilson waded through knee-deep water, she came across a woman named Tasha who said her daughter’s injured therapy dog was still inside her flooding house. TO THE RESCUE: ABC station reporter interrupts live stream to rescue dog chest deep in the flooded streets of New Bern, North Carolina. After struggling to carry the big dog out at first, they all made it…continue reading →
People Pull Together To Help Pets In Hurricane Florence’s Path

People Pull Together To Help Pets In Hurricane Florence’s Path

Advertisement When faced with something as devastating and dangerous as a hurricane, people will come together in amazing ways to help each other through it. And pets are definitely not excluded. On the East Coast, people in areas affected by Hurricane Florence have come through for their shelters in a big way. Saving Grace NC had already taken in several dogs from coastal-area shelters that needed to be evacuated. But they didn’t want their pets to ride out the storm huddled alone in a kennel, so they took to social media to ask…continue reading →
House Passes Official Dog & Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act

House Passes Official Dog & Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act

Advertisement While countries including China, South Korea, and Thailand are notorious for slaughtering dogs and cats for the purpose of consumption, most Americans are surprised to learn the issue also hits close to home. There is evidence of an underground market for the sale and purchase of dog and cat meat in the U.S., and until recently, 44 states allowed individuals to kill pets and sell the meat as food. Thanks to a rare bipartisan cooperation, that practice is on its way to being illegal across the country. On Wednesday, the House passed…continue reading →
Woman Wakes Up To Strange ‘Dog’ In Her Bedroom

Woman Wakes Up To Strange ‘Dog’ In Her Bedroom

Advertisement Bonnie Moriarty recently had the shock of her life when she thought she heard her pets fighting in the middle of the night. She woke up ready to break up a fight between her cat and dog but came face-to-face with a coyote! Her cat, spooked by the creature, came running into her bedroom with a large shadow following it. At first, Bonnie thought it was her dog, but quickly realized what it was! She believes the coyote was lured into her home by the thought of making a meal out of…continue reading →
The Adorable “Snoot Challenge” May Benefit Your Pup

The Adorable “Snoot Challenge” May Benefit Your Pup

Advertisement If you’ve been on Instagram recently, you’ve probably seen adorable photos of dogs (and other animals) participating in the “snoot challenge.” The snoot challenge involves a dog poking their nose into a shape created by their human’s fingers. 12,000 dogs have participated in the challenge on Instagram. More than just cute, the snoot challenge may benefit dogs that are trained to do it. Dogs who are trained to do the snoot challenge learn to have their face handled. This can make vet visits and grooming appointments less stressful on your dog. The behavior…continue reading →

This Girl Brought Home A $5 Foot Long, It Wasn’t What Mom Was Expecting

Advertisement There’s always a measure of creativity that goes into caring for a dog, and 21-year-old Kelsey Johnstone needed to call on that creativity sooner than expected. Kelsey’s mom wasn’t exactly on board with the idea of adopting another dog. The family already had a beloved dog named Oliver, but Kelsey was determined to get Oliver a new furry sibling. All she needed was mom’s permission. When a sign outside an animal shelter gave her the perfect idea, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to expand her family. Posted by Dallas Animal Services…continue reading →
Golden Retriever Serves As Mayor In Small Town, And Even Has Dog Deputies!

Golden Retriever Serves As Mayor In Small Town, And Even Has Dog Deputies!

Advertisement The town of Idyllwild, California is nestled within the San Jacinto Mountains. There are hiking trails, quaint neighborhood streets, and best of all, a dog serving as mayor. The residents are full of town pride, and the tight-knit community elected Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller II in a landslide election in 2014. Mayor Max has been faithfully serving his town ever since, and the people of Idyllwild wouldn’t have it any other way. Believe it or not, Phyllis came up with one of the best ideas for we Mayors that we have ever heard.…continue reading →

Dogs Are More Than Just Welcome At This Apartment Complex – They’re Required!

Advertisement Depending on where you live, it can be difficult to find rental housing that accepts dogs. To solve this problem, Danish entrepreneur Niels Martin Viuff, decided to create apartments for pup-lovers only! The 18-unit complex is set to be built in the Frederikssund Municipality on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. Viuff came up with the idea for the dog-friendly apartments after learning of the need from local residents. “There is demand from some dog owners who are tired of there being so many places where dogs are not allowed,” Viuff told The…continue reading →
Blue-Green Algae May Be Responsible For Liver Failure In Florida Dogs

Blue-Green Algae May Be Responsible For Liver Failure In Florida Dogs

Advertisement Residents along the Florida coast have been dealing with some pretty awful algae this year. The problem has become especially bad near the St. Lucie river, where people say the dying algae “smells like death” and is causing respiratory issues, itchy eyes, runny noses, and nausea. The blue-green algae is so much of a nuisance that it has caused the closure of beaches and even local businesses. But humans aren’t the only ones who can be negatively affected by blue-green algae, and when exposed, our pets can suffer extremely severe effects. WPTV.com…continue reading →
Sago Palms Are Toxic To Dogs & May Be Lurking In Your Neighborhood

Sago Palms Are Toxic To Dogs & May Be Lurking In Your Neighborhood

Advertisement Take a walk around your neighborhood. Chances are you or someone in your community has sago palms in their yard or home. Rugged and beautiful, these plants are a common choice among landscapers and homeowners alike. Despite their aesthetic appeal, sago palms can spell big trouble for children and pets. Every part of these plants are extremely toxic, causing severe liver damage and possibly death if ingested. According to Better Homes & Gardens, sago palms are not true palm trees as their name and appearance would suggest. They are tropical and prefer…continue reading →
Dog Found With Shoelace Embedded Into Neck Finds Hope With Houston Rescue

Dog Found With Shoelace Embedded Into Neck Finds Hope With Houston Rescue

Advertisement Some photos below are graphic. When animal activist Rob Acuna and some friends saw a photo of a stray dog with a severely swollen head on Facebook, they knew they had to find him and help him. For over a year the dog had wandered in the area near a Southeast Houston apartment complex and had suffered unimaginable cruelty. They searched the area where he had been spotted for hours, and just as they were about to give up for the day they noticed a foul smell in a small enclosed room…continue reading →
Three-Legged Dog Helps Middle School Boy Conquer Bullies

Three-Legged Dog Helps Middle School Boy Conquer Bullies

Advertisement Middle school isn’t the easiest stage in life, but for a boy named Carson, life at school was almost unbearable. Bullies harassed him in the hallways, and it didn’t take long for their hateful actions to take a toll on Carson’s emotional well-being. His confidence plummeted, and he started feeling anxious and depressed. It took all his courage to walk into school, and every day was a struggle. Courtesy of A Forever Home Rescue Foundation To try and help their son, Carson’s family sought every kind of professional help they could think…continue reading →
The Healthiest Food Will Bring Your Pet A Thriving Life

The Healthiest Food Will Bring Your Pet A Thriving Life

What do you say when people ask you how your dog is doing? Do you shrug your shoulders and say “fine”? Or do you tell your friends and family that your dog is overjoyed, on top of the world, honest-to-goodness thriving?   Some people may be okay with knowing their dogs are doing “fine,” but others know that our dogs are capable of being so much more than just “fine” and won’t settle for less. How do you take your dog from fine to thrive? Start with his bowl. NomNomNow knows that so…continue reading →
Health Is Wealth, And The Same Can Be Said For Your Dog

Health Is Wealth, And The Same Can Be Said For Your Dog

Pet parents want their dogs to have the healthiest, longest life possible. Every year, we learn more about how healthy eating can affect a human’s mood, energy levels, and overall health – so it makes sense that the same would apply to dog food. NomNomNow has embarked on a journey to revolutionize pet health, starting with the #1 contributing factor to a healthy lifestyle: what they eat. Everybody knows by now how many health problems a lifetime of eating junk food can cause humans, but few people realize that many commercial dog foods…continue reading →
England Officially Bans Electric Shock Collars

England Officially Bans Electric Shock Collars

Advertisement Animal welfare groups and dog-loving politicians have been fighting for a decade to ban the use of shock collars in England. After a heated debate, they’ve finally achieved their goal. England’s government announced this week that the law will officially change to make the use of training dogs with shock collars illegal. The ban puts England in line with the rest of the UK as Wales and Scotland have already taken steps to put an end to this form of painful, punishment-based dog training. BREAKING NEWS! We’re thrilled to announce that the…continue reading →
Teenager Wakes From Coma After Visit From A Therapy Dog

Teenager Wakes From Coma After Visit From A Therapy Dog

Advertisement On July 15, a devastating traffic accident in Delray Beach, FL put 19-year-old Farrah Fox into a deep coma. An off-duty officer ran a stop sign and plowed into the SUV Farrah was riding in. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, and there was nothing doctors or her family could do but wait. They waited five weeks with no change in Farrah’s condition, but then a therapy dog named Fergie came to visit. The seven-year-old Labradoodle frequently visits hospitals to spread her special breed of love to recovering patients. On August 17,…continue reading →
Pittsburgh Hotel Owner Rescues Thousands Of Pets And Encourages Guests To Adopt!

Pittsburgh Hotel Owner Rescues Thousands Of Pets And Encourages Guests To Adopt!

Advertisement Jonathan Plesset is a man who loves animals – and sharing his love of animals with the people who stay at his hotel! Years ago, Plesset and a friend got their aviation licenses and decided to use them to rescue animals by helping transport them to no-kill shelters where they were more likely to be adopted. Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) was born with just two pilots – Jonathan Plesset and Brad Childs. Since then, PAART has become much larger, recruiting volunteers and adding more vehicles to it’s fleet. In 2017…continue reading →

First Case Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Massachusetts

Advertisement Massachusetts has confirmed it’s first case of dog flu this year, and veterinarians are encouraging owners to get their pups vaccinated. Though this is only one confirmed case so far, the flu is known to spread rapidly in dogs, and DogFlu.com warns that most dogs who come in contact with the virus will become infected. The vaccine is estimated to be about 60% effective in warding off the flu. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, and fever which could turn into pneumonia in senior dogs or those with respiratory issues. Boston veterinarians aren’t certain…continue reading →
Contagious Strain Of Dog Influenza Reported In Connecticut

Contagious Strain Of Dog Influenza Reported In Connecticut

Advertisement Connecticut vets are warning residents to be on the lookout during what seems to be an aggressive dog flu season. Over the summer there were 9 confirmed cases of dog flu, but it wasn’t the number of dogs getting ill that had veterinarians concerned, but the H3N2 strain that is causing the illness. Concerned owners should watch out for coughing and sneezing in their dogs, which can later become high fever and pneumonia. Though humans can’t catch dog flu, the virus is extremely contagious between dogs. The H3N2 strain caused outbreaks in…continue reading →
For A Small Number Of People, A Dog Lick Could Be Deadly

For A Small Number Of People, A Dog Lick Could Be Deadly

Advertisement This summer, Wisconsin doctors determined a woman’s death and a man’s quadruple limb amputation were caused by the same bacteria. Known as Capnocytophaga canimorsus, it is found in the saliva of approximately 70% of dogs and 60% of cats. But before you cancel your trip to Wisconsin or rehome your pets, keep in mind that human infections with this frightening pathogen are extremely rare. “More than 99% of the people that have dogs will never have this issue. It’s just chance,” Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, an infectious disease specialist, told Fox 6 Now. [embedded content] According…continue reading →
Superpower Dogs Showcases The Hardest Working Canines With Uplifting Documentary

Superpower Dogs Showcases The Hardest Working Canines With Uplifting Documentary

Advertisement Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and even species. They don’t all walk on two legs, and some of the bravest heroes in the world have four paws, tails, and unyielding determination to help people. Dogs from countless countries work every day to make the world a better place. Superpower Dogs is the documentary that’s going to showcase all that they do. An IMAX original film, Superpower Dogs follows a few of the world’s most hardworking canines. There’s Ricochet, an emotional support dog that loves to surf, and a Newfoundland named Reef…continue reading →
Viral Tumblr Post Explains How Fake Service Dogs Make Life Difficult For The Genuinely Disabled

Viral Tumblr Post Explains How Fake Service Dogs Make Life Difficult For The Genuinely Disabled

Advertisement Fake service and emotional support animals have been a sore subject for many people recently. Some will say say that “fake” service animals don’t exist. On the other end of the spectrum, some believe no one should bring an animal where they aren’t typically allowed. The facts are that under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are allowed everywhere. They are not to be barred from any public place. Their handler is not to be asked why they need assistance, and they do not have to provide any sort of…continue reading →
New TSA Adoption Program Gives K9 Dropouts A Chance To Find Good Homes

New TSA Adoption Program Gives K9 Dropouts A Chance To Find Good Homes

Advertisement TSA dogs are now a common sight in major airports, but those hard-working pups weren’t born on the job. They’re carefully selected and trained before they’re deemed ready to don official vests. Professional government work, however, isn’t for every pooch. Not every dog has the personality and drive to be good at the job, and some dogs don’t make it through training. So what happens to these K9 drop-outs? They deserve good homes, and the TSA Adoption Program makes sure they get them. Mogrart is a TSA explosives canine who works at…continue reading →
Vets Warn Dog Owners About Unknown Respiratory Infection Affecting Dogs In North Carolina

Vets Warn Dog Owners About Unknown Respiratory Infection Affecting Dogs In North Carolina

Advertisement Dog lovers in North Carolina are being warned of an unknown repiratory infection that is being spread from amongst dogs in the Raleigh area. Dr. Harold Pierce with Leesville Animal Hospital tells ABC7.com that he has treated 17 pets with mild symptoms over the last two weeks. Affected dogs develop a cough and show signs of infection, but so far veterinarians have been unable to identify the illness or determine whether the infection is bacterial or viral. Both vaccinated pets and those who are behind on their vaccinations have been affected. For…continue reading →

100 Denver Dogs Close Out Pool Season With A Splash

Advertisement The Parks and Recreation Department of Denver, Colorado closed out the city’s pool season this weekend with more than 100 water-loving pups! The fourth annual “Dog-A-Pool-Ooza” event welcomed pawrents to bring their fur kids for an end-of-summer splash at Cook Park pool before it is drained, cleaned and winterized. “It’s a fun way to cap off the whole summer and really just kind of end on a bang,” recreation director Leslie Pickard told Fox 31. “We know Denver loves its dogs, so we’re really just trying to get people out, and get them…continue reading →
The Most Popular Dog Name In Every U.S. State

The Most Popular Dog Name In Every U.S. State

Advertisement The name you choose for your furry best friend is a very personal decision. Some pet parents choose the monicker of a beloved celebrity or fictional character. Others simply pick something short, snappy and cute. With endless options, it may surprise you to learn that many U.S. states share the same top dog names. In fact, according to a roundup from HomeAdvisor, only seven states have a unique name as their number one. Using data obtained from Packdog.com – a social media site for dog lovers – the folks at HomeAdvisor determined America’s favorite breeds,…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 →
Service Dog Gets Her Own Graduation Cap For Helping Her Master Succeed

Service Dog Gets Her Own Graduation Cap For Helping Her Master Succeed

Advertisement 22-year-old Casey Bruno recently earned her Bachelor’s degree from Central Florida University – but she couldn’t have done it without her faithful service dog, Paisley by her side. So when it came time to pose for photos in her graduation cap, Bruno knew the 2-year-old Dalmatian deserved some recognition, too. The aspiring veterinarian decorated a cap for Paisley to complement her own. Bruno’s cap featured a paw print filled with a colorful floral pattern while Paisley’s cap was decked out with a human hand print in the same pattern. Image c/o Casey…continue reading →
Mysterious Dog Disease Is Rapidly Spreading Through Virginia

Mysterious Dog Disease Is Rapidly Spreading Through Virginia

Advertisement Veterinary clinics in Virginia are warning pet owners of a mysterious new threat to their furry family members. In the past month, more than 150 dogs in the Charlottesville area have received veterinary attention for a type of respiratory condition similar to whooping cough. The disease is highly contagious, and local vets are officially calling the issue an “epidemic.” Autumn Tails Veterinary Center in Charlottesville, VA is one of many veterinary clinics that has seen a huge intake of dogs with this unknown disease. Since this past Thursday, the clinic has treated…continue reading →
Study Finds Small Dogs “Lie About Their Size” By Aiming Higher When They Pee

Study Finds Small Dogs “Lie About Their Size” By Aiming Higher When They Pee

Advertisement Dogs use urine to mark their turf and send messages to other pups in the area. In order to achieve this scent-based communication, male dogs often lift their legs to mark vertical objects like trees, poles and mailboxes. These urinary “messages” can tell other dogs a lot about those who left them behind, including gender, sexual status, health, and social status. However, not everything dogs learn from these scent marks is necessarily accurate. New research from Cornell University found that smaller dogs lift their legs at a higher angle than larger dogs – most…continue reading →
Peyton Manning Adopts Rescue Puppy During Family Vacation

Peyton Manning Adopts Rescue Puppy During Family Vacation

Advertisement Every year, Philadelphia, Mississippi hosts an event that attracts people from all over the country. The Neshoba County Fair is full of food, fun, and entertainment, and this year, it was also the setting of a lucky little dog’s happily ever after. NFL legend Peyton Manning plays football for the Denver Broncos, but he also has strong family ties to Mississippi. Growing up, he and his siblings spent their summers in Philadelphia, Mississippi where their mother used to live, and they’ve kept up the tradition with their own children. Manning, his wife…continue reading →
Michigan Is Experiencing A Drastic Rise In Dog Flu Cases

Michigan Is Experiencing A Drastic Rise In Dog Flu Cases

Advertisement Veterinarians are warning Michigan dog parents to protect their pups from the rapidly spreading canine flu. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD), 49 cases have been reported from six Lower Peninsula counties in less than three weeks. For comparison, the state had just nine cases of canine influenza in all of 2017. Residents of Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne – the six counties that have reported cases of canine flu – should take particular care to avoid public places where dogs congregate, including parks, doggy day cares…continue reading →
Stray Dog Made Famous By Greek Wildfires Finds His Forever Home

Stray Dog Made Famous By Greek Wildfires Finds His Forever Home

Advertisement On July 23, the seaside resort town of Mati, Greece was overcome by the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades. Along with approximately 90 human casualties, the fires claimed the lives of hundreds of pets and strays. One little survivor named Loukoumakis has become the poster-pooch for the rescue effort after surviving the blaze by hiding in an outdoor oven. Artemis Kyriakopoulou, a volunteer for local rescue organization, Dogs’ Voice captured the following video of the 4-year-old Poodle mix. She discovered him cowering inside a charred home’s large brick oven, his white fur singed yellow. He has…continue reading →