Special Needs Pup and Her Senior Friend Get to Take Home Everything They Touch on Shopping Spree!

Special Needs Pup and Her Senior Friend Get to Take Home Everything They Touch on Shopping Spree!

It’s said that “every dog has their day,” and Rocky Kanaka is making sure that they do! Rocky Kanaka’s Dogs Day Out is one of our favorite series. In each episode, Rocky takes one lucky pup out of the shelter to have the best day of their life. That means special treats, trips to the beach, ball pits, kissing booths – whatever it takes to make them happy! Not only does Rocky put a smile on these faces, he’s boosting their confidence and helping get the word out that these dogs need homes!…continue reading →
Dog’s Adorable Viral Gif Brings Awareness to a Bigger Issue

Dog’s Adorable Viral Gif Brings Awareness to a Bigger Issue

Daisy came into Grace and Doug Jones’ home as a young pup, and lived a happy life with an active family who loved her. She enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and camping with her people and got to experience the outdoors in a way some dogs never do with the people she loved most. Grace JonesAt 9 years old Daisy became sick with pneumonia, and a trip to the veterinarian determined that the cause was Megaesophagus. Normally, the esophagus will move food from the mouth to the stomach. Megaesophagus is a condition where the esophagus…continue reading →
Adopt a Super Cute Sidekick at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace!

Adopt a Super Cute Sidekick at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace!

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is the incredibly cozy, hi-tech pet facility in Los Angeles that is changing the way that people think about shelters. They’re so excited about National Puppy Day (March 23) that they’ve decided to celebrate it all month! This week they’ll be unveiling their brand new Paws Lounge – a room that will be used for meet-and-greets with PetSpace residents as well as fun events, and activities. But for the moment, it’s home to five super-special, super-cute pups with super names! Wallis Annenberg PetSpaceCaptain Marvel, Thor, Daredevil, Phoenix and Storm are…continue reading →

Stray Dog Pulls Woman Out Of Wrecked Car And Drags Her To Safety

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Even animals can be heroes too! Dogs have proven themselves time and time again that they can be brave heroes and they can do so much more to help us humans. One example is that dog who saved a 14-month-old boy from drowning. The little boy accidentally fell in the pool, and the family’s Labrador Retriever sprang into action and saved the poor boy. Now here’s another canine hero who did something amazing! A woman named Shannon Lorio crashed her car on a rural road, then…continue reading →

Dog Stays On Snowy Train Tracks To Care For Injured Friend Until Help Arrives

Ukraine’s winters are harsh, especially if you’re a lost dog. Worse than being lost, though, is being injured. When two dogs named Lucy and Panda got loose from their home in Uhzgorod, Ukraine, the odds were already stacked against them. Lucy was injured and unable to walk, so she was stuck lying on train tracks in the snow. Not only was it below-freezing, she was trapped on an active track with trains coming and going. Despite the danger, Panda refused to leave her side. Rescuers were taken aback by the emotional connection between the…continue reading →

Dog Who Spent His Entire Life In Chains Visits The Ocean For The First Time

Herschel spent the first five years of his life chained in a lonely backyard. His teeth were worn down from attempting to chew himself free. After his rescue, the gorgeous German Shepherd was adopted twice, but returned both times. It seems his heartbreaking start to life left behind some emotional damage. Luckily, things were about to turn around for Herschel in a big way!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Teddy Bear Herschel (@teddybearherschel) on Jul 4, 2018 at 10:00am PDT Rocky Kanaka, passionate dog rescuer and creator…continue reading →
Dog-Loving Little Girl Fighting Brain Tumor Gets a Visit from Almost 40 Police K9s!

Dog-Loving Little Girl Fighting Brain Tumor Gets a Visit from Almost 40 Police K9s!

We recently shared the story of Emma Mertens – a small girl in Wisconsin who is fighting cancer with the help of #TeamEmma. Emma absolutely LOVES dogs, and though she doesn’t have one of her own, she enjoys dog sitting for neighbors and spending time with pups whenever she can. When Emma became sick her parents asked neighbors to send letters from their dogs to put a smile on her face, and word spread quickly across social media. The outpouring of support from dogs (with the help of their owners) was overwhelmingly wonderful,…continue reading →
Artist’s Drawings Remind Us To Appreciate The Little Moments With Our Dogs

Artist’s Drawings Remind Us To Appreciate The Little Moments With Our Dogs

It can be difficult to put into words just how much you love your dog. The pure joy they inject into our lives can elevate even the most everyday moments into something worth telling everybody about. Los Angeles based artist Yaoyao Ma Van As tells the story of her and her beloved pooch in incredible illustrations on Instagram. The cute, colorful pictures are guaranteed to give you warm, fuzzy feelings when you see yourself and your favorite companion in the totally relatable day-to-day situations Ma Van As illustrates. Ma Van As and Parker…continue reading →
Artist’s Breathtaking Pics Remind Us To Appreciate The Little Moments With Our Dogs

Artist’s Breathtaking Pics Remind Us To Appreciate The Little Moments With Our Dogs

It can be difficult to put into words just how much you love your dog. The pure joy they inject into our lives can elevate even the most everyday moments into something worth telling everybody about. Los Angeles based artist Yaoyao Ma Van As tells the story of her and her beloved pooch in incredible illustrations on Instagram. The cute, colorful pictures are guaranteed to give you warm, fuzzy feelings when you see yourself and your favorite companion in the totally relatable day-to-day situations Ma Van As illustrates. Ma Van As and Parker…continue reading →

Discover the Secret & Surreal Lives of Dogs in Hats

Pet photographer J.B. Shepard has many dog lovers wondering what hidden treasures may be waiting to be discovered at the bottom of their recycling bins. Shepard’s surreal photo series, “Paper Hats; Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded” shines a fun new light on the joys of adopting a furry friend from a shelter. Featuring a wide ranging cast of canine characters, Paper Hats dresses these adorable creatures in elaborate costumes crafted from some very unexpected materials. Courtesy J.B. Shepard, The Puptrait StudioThe collection of Baroque inspired ruff collars, colorful top hats, geometrically patterned stetsons,…continue reading →
Discover the Secret & Surreal Lives of Dogs in Hats

Discover the Secret & Surreal Lives of Dogs in Hats

Pet photographer J.B. Shepard has many dog lovers wondering what hidden treasures may be waiting to be discovered at the bottom of their recycling bins. Shepard’s surreal photo series, “Paper Hats; Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded” shines a fun new light on the joys of adopting a furry friend from a shelter. Featuring a wide ranging cast of canine characters, Paper Hats dresses these adorable creatures in elaborate costumes crafted from some very unexpected materials. Courtesy J.B. Shepard, The Puptrait StudioThe collection of Baroque inspired ruff collars, colorful top hats, geometrically patterned stetsons,…continue reading →

Photographer J.B. Shepard Discusses Paper Hats; Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded

Pet photographer J.B. Shepard has many dog lovers wondering what hidden treasures may be waiting to be discovered at the bottom of their recycling bins. Shepard’s surreal photo series, “Paper Hats; Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded” shines a fun new light on the joys of adopting a furry friend from a shelter. Featuring a wide ranging cast of canine characters, Paper Hats dresses these adorable creatures in elaborate costumes crafted from some very unexpected materials. Courtesy J.B. Shepard, The Puptrait StudioThe collection of Baroque inspired ruff collars, colorful top hats, geometrically patterned stetsons,…continue reading →
Photographer’s “Joy Sessions” Celebrate Life When Losing A Pet

Photographer’s “Joy Sessions” Celebrate Life When Losing A Pet

There are so many things about losing a beloved dog that makes the process so incredibly difficult. Knowing that the time is coming and being unable to stop it can leave you feeling totally helpless. The extreme pressure of making such a big decision for your pet. And most of all, knowing you’ll never get to see their face again. It all adds up into one of the most heartbreaking events in a dog lover’s life. Sarah Beth Ernhart understands what it means to love a pet. She’s lived her whole life with…continue reading →
Heartwarming Photos Capture Dog’s Love-Filled Final Days

Heartwarming Photos Capture Dog’s Love-Filled Final Days

There are so many things about losing a beloved dog that makes the process so incredibly difficult. Knowing that the time is coming and being unable to stop it can leave you feeling totally helpless. The extreme pressure of making such a big decision for your pet. And most of all, knowing you’ll never get to see their face again. It all adds up into one of the most heartbreaking events in a dog lover’s life. Sarah Beth Ernhart understands what it means to love a pet. She’s lived her whole life with…continue reading →

Deaf, Blind Dog’s Incredible Spirit Inspires Children Who Are “Different”

John Gray is well known for his work in broadcasting. As a news anchor he’s covered some of the biggest stories of our time and won several awards for his work in television. Now he and his special pal, Keller, are winning hearts together. While volunteering at his local shelter when he met Keller, a 4-month-old double merle Australian Shepherd. Like other double merle dogs Keller is completely blind and deaf. He was abandoned near a railroad track and left to fend for himself. Courtesy John GrayWhen he arrived at the shelter staff…continue reading →
10 Signs That A Puppy Is From a Puppy Mill

10 Signs That A Puppy Is From a Puppy Mill

So you are looking for a puppy, maybe you’re a first time dog owner. You have heard about puppy mills and know they are bad. But what you don’t know is how to make sure you don’t accidentally buy from one. Here are 10 signs to help you determine if the puppy you are looking at is from a puppy mill or not. #1 – Out-of-State You really should just stay away from pet stores when buying a puppy. Be especially worried if those puppies are coming from out-of-state, particularly Midwest states (Missouri…continue reading →
Enthusiastic Dog Hysterically Fails His Service Dog Training Test

Enthusiastic Dog Hysterically Fails His Service Dog Training Test

For some pups, service work is too good to be true. Enter Ryker, a German Shepard who thinks service training is as thrilling as Christmas morning. A viral video from the Double H Canine Training Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, shows the enthusiastic dog failing his training test in a hilarious way. The video description pretty much says it all, “Every dog has a purpose 🙂. Clearly, Ryker’s purpose is not to be a service dog. Check out this video documenting his good-hearted attempt 😳. Disclaimer: This Training was attempted by trained professionals 😳do…continue reading →
9 Ingredients That Shouldn’t Be in Your Dog’s Shampoo

9 Ingredients That Shouldn’t Be in Your Dog’s Shampoo

Have you ever even looked at the ingredients in a shampoo? Rachel Grant is a part-time groomer and founder of Furry Kind, who had a  dog who grew a cancer lump on his paw that she believes may have been caused by chemicals in household cleaning products, which are also found in pet shampoos. So, she did her own research to come up with the perfect all-natural shampoo for pets. Here is her list of ingredients to stay away from, and the safe alternatives. And if you are thinking, why should I care,…continue reading →
10 Reasons to Fall in Love with a Dog Person

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with a Dog Person

We all joke about not dating someone who our dog doesn’t like, but there is some truth in these words. When someone else enters the picture that does not understand why our dog comes first (or even a close second), it can cause problems. Falling in love with someone who is a dog lover can avoid a lot of fights, heartaches, and frustration.   #1 – Willing to Share the Bed A mutual dog lover will be more likely to not mind sharing the bed with a dog (or two). While not all dog lovers allow…continue reading →
10 Reasons Mutts RULE

10 Reasons Mutts RULE

National Mutt Day is celebrated July 31st and December 2nd, but we say everyday is a good day to celebrate mutts! Or mixed-breed, All-American, and/or hybrid dogs. Whatever you call your furry best friend with mysterious background, we have the 10 reasons they RULE. #1 – Unique Can’t tell your neighbor’s four yellow labs apart? No one can say that about your mutt! Each and every one is unique and special. Image source: @TCtrol via Flickr#2 – Less Risk Purebreds have a lot of health issues that stem from small gene pools and generations of close breedings.…continue reading →

Step-By-Step: How To Be A Dog…In 21 Hilarious Illustrations

If you’ve been thinking about a career change, now’s a great time to consider becoming a dog. It’s the good life. Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar, the New York Times bestselling authors and artists behind the creative studio Last Lemon, have created a simple and funny user-driven guide for “How To Be A Dog”. Dog owners, experts and dogs themselves submit ideas from around the world, and if the Last Lemon team likes the concepts (i.e. if they are funny or insightful or clever or true), they illustrate them. Submit your own ideas…continue reading →
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 →

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 →

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 →

Terminally Ill Sister-Pups Need Your Help To Get The Most From Their Remaining Days

Advertisement When German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC) first heard about Astrid and Eisa, they knew they had to help. The sweet sisters were born in a shelter where it quickly became apparent something was wrong. The adorable pair have a rare congenital condition that inhibits cellular growth. Without the resources to meet the girls’ special needs, the shelter turned to GSROC. Astrid and Eisa were welcomed into the rescue family and placed in a loving foster home. As they grew, the weakness in their hind ends became more pronounced. They had trouble…continue reading →
Heartbreaking Photo Series Captures The “Last Moments” Of Beloved Pets

Heartbreaking Photo Series Captures The “Last Moments” Of Beloved Pets

Advertisement Few things have the ability to bring as much joy into a human life as a dog. We forge life-long bonds, we make long-lasting memories. We let our dogs fill the spaces in our hearts that would otherwise remain empty. And we do all this knowing that we’ll have to say goodbye to them in just a few short years. Dogs bring us so much joy and at the end we endure  overwhelming sadness. But the lifetime of love and loyal friendship has always been worth the heartbreak that comes when it’s…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 →

Woman Sleeps Outside In The Freezing Cold To Earn The Trust Of A Stray Senior Dog

Advertisement How much would you sacrifice to save a stray dog? This amazing woman braved several freezing cold nights to save a stray dog in Manhattan’s Highland Park in New York City. Her name is Denise Lauffer, a 40-year-old woman who built a makeshift shelter for an elderly stray dog she named Charlie, and slept beside him for two nights just to earn the dog’s trust. Charlie has been in the park for 10 years. When Denise moved to the area just a few years ago, she immediately took notice of Charlie. Denise…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 →
10 Major Retail Stores That Allow Dogs

10 Major Retail Stores That Allow Dogs

Advertisement We all like to take our pups with use on outings, but it can be confusing trying to figure out where they are welcome. Beware of “dog friendly” lists online. While researching this, I found many companies that other sites claim are dog friendly, but a quick call to the local store showed otherwise.  For example, one site even claimed Bed, Bath, & Beyond had special dog shopping carts. I contacted the company and they had no idea what I was talking about regarding the carts, and said they only allow service…continue reading →

The 10 Longest Living Dog Breeds To Share Your Love With

Advertisement Most dogs seem to generally share a common lifespan, bringing us roughly 10-13 of the best years we’ve ever had. But some breeds make the list for having an abnormally long life expectancy. In fact, there are records of dogs living well past 20-years-old. Although this list of the longest living dog breeds doesn’t contain the Australian Cattle Dog, the world record for the longest living dog is an ACD named Bluey. Bluey passed away in 1939 at the ripe age of 29-years-old! Pretty amazing when you think about it, and it…continue reading →

10 Most High Energy Dog Breeds

Advertisement When you adopt a dog, it’s a great idea to know what kind of friend is going to fit into your lifestyle. The list below is for the most high energy dog breeds based on breed genetics. If you’re a dedicated couch potato, these are not your breeds! (Is that you? Check out: 15 Dog Breeds That Love To Be Lazy!) But if you’re looking for a jogging buddy, a playmate, and a best friend: any of the dogs on this list would be happy to keep you company. They’ll need a…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 →
See How These Dogs Aged In The “10 Year Challenge!”

See How These Dogs Aged In The “10 Year Challenge!”

Advertisement If you’re not living under a rock, you’ve likely seen your friends on social media posting their own photos as part of the “10 Year Challenge.” This “challenge” calls on people to share their profile photos from 10 years apart, often their first and their most recent side-by-side, to compare how they’ve aged. But once again, the internet has found that anything can be made better with dogs! iHeartDogs recently challenged our friends on Facebook to show us how their dogs have aged, and we got precious puppy photos paired with pics…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 →
Bucket List Pup Hopes To Hug 100 People Before Passing On

Bucket List Pup Hopes To Hug 100 People Before Passing On

Advertisement Logan is described as “playful and spunky.” He’s a 9-month-old foster pup with big ears and beautiful, expressive eyes. Logan came to Rescued Hearts Northwest just before Christmas. They knew that Logan wouldn’t grow to see adulthood – he was born with Pulmonic Valve Dysplasia, a heart condition that will probably only allow him a few more months to live. The foster who took him in understood that she would be fostering him for the rest of his life. Ideally, his condition would improve and he would live a full, happy life…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 →
10 Dog Breeds That Have The CUTEST Puppies

10 Dog Breeds That Have The CUTEST Puppies

Advertisement All puppies are cute, but some breeds have that extra “je ne sais quoi” that makes them irresistible. For this reason, some of these breeds are popular in greeting cards, commercials and other marketing materials. #1 – English Bulldog There is something about these wrinkly, tubby, squat puppies that just make humans melt. Bulldog puppies literally make people stop in their tracks. It’s why they are so popular on greeting cards and print advertisements. Image source: @VivianChen via Flickr Click page 2 below for the next breed! Do you want a healthier &…continue reading →