TSA Canine Meets The Son Of The 9/11 Hero He Was Named For

TSA Canine Meets The Son Of The 9/11 Hero He Was Named For

Advertisement September 11, 2001 brought the world some of the most tragic scenes in recent history. Many families were broken, and many heroes stepped forward, willing to lay down their lives to search for survivors. One of those heroes was George Howard, a Port Authority police officer who was off-duty when the World Trade Center North Tower was attacked. He immediately leaped into action as a volunteer firefighter – one of the first to arrive on the scene that day to help rescue the people trapped inside. This was actually the second time…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 →
Shelter Gets Crazy and Creative To Get Pets Adopted

Shelter Gets Crazy and Creative To Get Pets Adopted

Advertisement Every year over 7 million pets find themselves in shelters in the U.S. Shelter staff are tasked with finding each and every adoptable pet a home, and some are coming up with clever ways to get the job done! Many shelters use social media to spread pictures and videos, but West Memphis Animal Shelter has taken a wild, crazy, incredibly creative route in getting the word out about their adoptable pets! Adoption and Rescue Coordinator Trent Stacey is making sure that the videos he puts out on the WMAS Facebook page are…continue reading →

Want To Train Your Dog To Come When Called? We’re Here To Show You How

Advertisement You’ve probably seen us discuss why it’s important to teach your dog a strong recall. And you may have rolled your eyes at us because even after begging… …and pleading… …and calling his name until you’re hoarse, your dog is still anywhere that you aren’t. Across the street. Across the park. He could be across an ocean, because that’s how much attention he’s giving you when you call him. It may seem impossible, but don’t lose hope! iHeartDogs’ Master Trainer Jesse Ciletti and her lovely assistant, Abby show that it CAN BE DONE! Check…continue reading →

Senior Sweetie Celebrates 15th Birthday Like A Queen!

Advertisement Every girl deserves to have at least one day to feel special. Like she’s the most important dog in the world! Lupita Conchita, a senior Chihuahua from Corpus Christi, Texas had her day this summer. The sassy Chi celebrated her (almost) 15th birthday with loved ones and other pups at her very own Quincenera! Photo:@meeggan_ via Twitter Doting owner Miranda Sanchez invited friends, family and pups, then decorated with glittery streamers and pink paper flowers, and decked out the birthday girl in her very own tiara and gown purchased from a local…continue reading →

Senior Chihuahua Finds Best Friend/Ride In His Golden Years

Advertisement It might have taken him 15 years, but senior Chihuahua Tito found a best friend who was worth the wait! When Tito’s owner was hospitalized, he found himself in the care of a shelter in New Jersey. This wasn’t his first time homeless, but at the age of 15, it was likely to be his last. The kind people at Wise Animal Rescue were determined to bring his health up to par and make him comfortable – particularly Adoption Foster Coordinator Kristina Helfer. She fell in love with the tiny boy’s grey…continue reading →
Pregnant Foster Dog Is Treated To A Beautiful Maternity Photo Shoot

Pregnant Foster Dog Is Treated To A Beautiful Maternity Photo Shoot

Advertisement Ima is a 3-year-old Hound mix from North Carolina. After being abandoned by her owner, a kind neighbor took her in, but the stressed-out pooch ran away. When she returned a month later, she was pregnant. Soon after, Ima found herself in the shelter system, eventually being placed in a wonderful foster home where she is expected to deliver her pups any day now. Photo c/o Sarah Freeman Her doting foster mom, Sarah Freeman, told PEOPLE Pets: “The neighbor knew she couldn’t afford to take care of Ima and her puppies properly so…continue reading →
Boy’s Lemonade Stand Raises Over $1,500 To Adopt A Pup

Boy’s Lemonade Stand Raises Over $1,500 To Adopt A Pup

Advertisement 11-year-old Nick was determined not just to get a dog, but to earn the money to adopt one himself. So the young entrepreneur set up a Lemonade Stand near his home in Spokane, Washington with a realistic goal of making $20 – $30 and earning the rest gradually mowing lawns, but by the end of the weekend he had more than enough for a new pet and to pay the security deposit necessary to keep a dog in his family’s rental home! In an incredible show of support, neighbors, friends, and even…continue reading →
Photographer Creates Incredible Photos Of A World With Giant Dogs

Photographer Creates Incredible Photos Of A World With Giant Dogs

Advertisement Dogs make the world a much better place than it would be without them. Imagine how much better a world could be if dogs were bigger! Photographer Chris Cline has been taking photos of that incredible world and sharing the view from it on social media. In the past few years he’s gained thousands of fans and had his work featured all over. The story of how his new career came to be is an interesting one, and he recently told iHeartDogs all about it and about how his dog, Juji, inspired…continue reading →

Senior Dog’s Road Trip Pics Go Viral

Advertisement A senior star has been born! 12-year-old Bentley, nicknamed “Benny”, recently went on a trek across the southern United States with Mom and Dad. The sweet photos he took are enough to give us at home a case of FOMO! As the family made their way from Texas to Florida, they made sure to stop and snap a picture of Benny with a sign for each state, and he’s a natural! From Florida… Photo: @lexeeleach/Twitter Through Alabama Photo: @lexeeleach/Twitter Across Mississippi Photo: @lexeeleach/Twitter Then Louisiana Photo: @lexeeleach/Twitter All the way back home…continue reading →

If You Love Adorable Dogs & Delicious Food, These Photos Will Make Your Day

Advertisement We’ve seen cakes shaped like dogs and latte foam resembling Fido, but the Dogs In Food Instagram page takes it to a whole new level! If you’ve ever sworn you’ve seen a pug in your chocolate chip cookie or a Dalmatian in your cup cookies and cream ice cream, you’re not the only one! According to Our Thinking, the genius behind a photo series called Dogs In Food is a Russian artist named Ksenia who creates hilarious mash-ups of adorable dogs and mouthwatering dishes. On the wildly popular @dogsinfood Instagram page, 311,000 followers enjoy…continue reading →

Student’s Service Dog Honored With Yearbook Photo & Plaque

Advertisement 11-year-old Rachel is graduating from elementary school, and while her teachers and friends will miss her this summer, they know she is in good paws! Rachel’s service dog, Linda made quite an impression during her once or twice weekly visits to the school. In addition to assisting Rachel, who has spina bifida and relies on a wheelchair, Linda also took it upon herself to comfort other students. “She will be there to help with tests when the kids start to get a little anxious or nervous,” said Rachel’s mom, Heidi Race. “She picks…continue reading →
With The Help Of 20 Strangers, This Hitchhiking Hound Trekked 2,000 Miles To Get Back Home

With The Help Of 20 Strangers, This Hitchhiking Hound Trekked 2,000 Miles To Get Back Home

It was just another day walking his dogs in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania when Adam Herbaugh spotted a lonely Coonhound wandering along his route. He took the hound to a veterinarian where his chip was scanned, and an incredible discovery was made. Although he was in good health, this pup was long way from home — 2,000 miles to be exact — and the story of how he returned from Pennsylvania to Arizona is making headlines! Once Jake’s microchip was scanned and his identity revealed, his family was contacted to pick him up. But…continue reading →
9-Year-Old Boy Takes A Picture With Every Dog He Pets

9-Year-Old Boy Takes A Picture With Every Dog He Pets

Advertisement It doesn’t matter whether they’re big, small, fluffy, young, or old—Gideon Kidd loves dogs. The nine-year-old loves their different personalities and the way they roll over on their backs for belly rubs. He even loves it when they lick his face. Gideon has one dog at home named Walter (along with three cats and two gerbils), but his love for furry friends extends to the entire canine kingdom. All he wants to do is pet dogs, and while he’s at it, he’s spreading an important message. Regardless of the kind of day…continue reading →
Senior Pooch Becomes Foster Dad To 9 Orphaned Ducklings

Senior Pooch Becomes Foster Dad To 9 Orphaned Ducklings

10-year-old Yellow Labrador, Fred is the resident dog at beautiful Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex, UK. He spends his days strolling the grounds, wading in the moat, and accepting belly rubs from castle visitors – or he did until nine fuzzy ducklings came into his life!  Castle staff noticed the baby birds waddling around the grounds alone last Thursday, their mother nowhere to be found. But all concern for the ducklings’ safety quickly fell away when Fred stepped up to foster the orphans. The dog’s owner, Jeremy Goldsmith said: “We brought the…continue reading →
Senior Dog Rescue Helps 104-Year-Old Man Find “Puppy” Love Again

Senior Dog Rescue Helps 104-Year-Old Man Find “Puppy” Love Again

When asked if dogs are the secret to a long life, Milt Lessner tells Jen Reeder with BBC News, “I’d like to think so.” At 104 years old, he probably knows better than anyone. Milt grew up with dogs and had dogs in his home his entire life, until his wife and pets died several years ago. Once a psychiatrist (now retired), Milt would bring his dogs to work with him to help his patients relax. Even though he had excellent references, lots of experience with dogs, and had even previously volunteered with…continue reading →
“Gender Reveal” Puppy Photoshoot Is Almost Too Cute For Words

“Gender Reveal” Puppy Photoshoot Is Almost Too Cute For Words

Advertisement If you’ve never experienced pure joy, your life is about to change. Lufkin, Texas photographer Carlye Allen recently shared photos from a puppy gender-reveal photoshoot that are guaranteed to put a smile on even the stoniest of faces! Puppy photoshoots are nothing new, but something about these adorable photos are definitely different. Newly adopted puppy Rey Dakota Stone is a natural-born model. The beautiful blonde has an unforgettable megawatt smile that is melting my heart and bringing tears to my eyes. They’re almost too cute. This is what it feels like to fall…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 →

Doggie Brigade Brings Healing To Children’s Hospital Patients

Advertisement For more than 25 years, the Doggie Brigade at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio has been bringing smiles and healing to patients and their families. Doggie Brigade is the second oldest animal-assistance program in the country, as well as one of the largest. Not only do these dogs bring happiness throughout the hospital, but they’ve actually been shown to reduce patients’ blood pressure, stress, and anxiety levels as well as increase the children’s willingness to participate in their treatment program and get along better with the staff and other volunteers. [embedded content]…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 →

Photographer Captures The Heart & Soul Of “Perfectly Imperfect” Dogs

Advertisement Growing up in the South Australia outback, Alex Cearns learned to love and care for all creatures great and small. Aside from her family’s own dogs, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs and sheep, she also helped her mother care for orphaned and injured wildlife. As an adult, Cearns was inspired to combine her passion for animals with her love of photography. Alex with one of her rescue dogs, Pixel. She left her job as a police officer in 2010 to focus on photography full-time and started Houndstooth Studio, helping adoring pet parents capture the true…continue reading →
Rescue Dog Hilariously Invents His Own Agility Routine At Crufts Dog Show

Rescue Dog Hilariously Invents His Own Agility Routine At Crufts Dog Show

Advertisement The world famous Crufts Dog Show just celebrated its 127th year. A very different show than it was in 1891, it now features working dogs and rescue dogs alongside traditional show dogs. Baron Kratu von Bearbum is one of the fabulous pups that participated in the Rescue Dog Agility event. Described by owner, Tessa Eagle Swan as “a natural clown,” Kratu decided to put his unique stamp on the course and create his own routine. The resulting footage became instant internet gold with more than 7 million views on the Crufts Facebook page! Watching…continue reading →
DNA Test Reunites Littermates Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

DNA Test Reunites Littermates Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

Advertisement DNA testing is all the rage these days. With a simple cheek swab, curious humans can learn all about their own cultural heritage or unlock their beloved mutt’s unique blend of breeds. When two families living nearly 1,000 miles apart submitted DNA tests to Embark Veterinary, they expected to learn the genetic makeup of the rescue pups they adopted in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. They had no idea they would discover their dogs’ long-lost littermate in the process! Ollie was discovered tied to a stop sign by Hurricane Harvey disaster responders and…continue reading →

Facebook Message From A Stranger Returns Stolen Husky To Rightful Home

Advertisement 6 months after Feather the Siberian Husky was stolen right out of her own backyard in Moline, Illinois, her mom, Briana Martin, received a Facebook message from a stranger. The stranger said that he had just found out from his cousin that his parents – whom he is estranged from – had stolen Feather and taken her to live with them in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – nearly 90 miles away from where they had stolen her. Martin passed along the address she’d been given to the East Moline Police Department, who then…continue reading →
Scared Shelter Dog Blossoms When She’s Shown Love On Her Big Day Out

Scared Shelter Dog Blossoms When She’s Shown Love On Her Big Day Out

Advertisement Ever wish you could give every shelter dog just one day to feel as loved as they possibly can? Rocky Kanaka is living that dream. You might recognize Rocky from the CW show Save Our Shelter, where he and his crew travelled around the country giving animal shelters much needed makeovers to help boost their adoption rates and make shelter life more tolerable for pets and staff. He also shares his love of good, healthy food with dogs through his company, The Dog Bakery, creating and selling delicious, dog-safe cakes and treats.…continue reading →

Man “Pup-proses” To Girlfriend At Animal Shelter With Ring-Bearing Rescue Dog

Advertisement When Lizzie the dog first arrived at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa she was suffering with itchy skin, oozing sores, and painful infections in both ears. Her lovely tan and white coat was patchy with hair loss. Thanks to the ARL team and a pup-loving couple named Conner and Alison, Lizzie’s life has been completely transformed! Just a few short weeks after she was abandoned at the shelter, she served as “ring-bearer” during Conner’s proposal and became their new forever fur-kid! According to the ARL Facebook page, the couple had been discussing…continue reading →

Vocal Pit Bull Throws Adorable Tantrum At The Vet

Advertisement Carl is not a fan of the vet, and he’s making sure that his human parents know it. As responsible owners, we know we sometimes have to do things our dogs don’t like. Brushing teeth, baths, taking pills – things that are for the best for our dogs, even if they don’t understand it. That doesn’t mean they have to take it lying down, though, and they often don’t! After an injury to his leg, Carl’s dutiful parents took him to the vet’s office, and Carl knows exactly where they are! But whereas some…continue reading →

Your Purchases Helped Kai Overcome His Fears, Now Let’s Help Get Him Adopted!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.  Do you ever wonder what makes a dog so fearful of human’s touch that they refuse everything, including food? Us too. Sadly, we may never know the answer to this question. RAD Rescue took in a very fearful Pit Bull mix over a year ago named Kai. He arrived at the Pima Animal Care Center as a stray and went directly into the Decompression Program where…continue reading →
Lonely Dog Finally Gets His Wish After His Photos Go Viral

Lonely Dog Finally Gets His Wish After His Photos Go Viral

Advertisement White Bear Lake Library’s “Paws to Read” program allows kids ages 4 – 8 to practice their reading with a therapy dog, an audience who is happy to snuggle up for a story and won’t judge them if they misread a word. Sting is one of the therapy dogs who looks forward to being read to by children, but last Wednesday, Sting sat alone with no kids and no story time. His owner, John Mullner, snapped a few pictures of Sting, laying alone in the library with a long face and puppy…continue reading →

Rescued Pit Bull Is Completely In Love With Her Guinea Pig Sisters

Advertisement When Kristy Gamayo adopted Moki from San Francisco Animal Care and Control, the pup arrived in her new home to find that she was not Gamayo’s only furry friend. The 5-month-old Pit Bull-type pooch was introduced to two Guinea Pig sisters, Frida and Pandora. Shockingly, the trio took to each other right away! “Moki was really gentle with them from the beginning and the piggies were very curious about Moki,” Gamayo told The Dodo. “The piggies would crawl up to Moki and smell her and Moki would lick them and lay with them.…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 →
Tom Hardy’s Dog Is Completely Unimpressed By His Bane Voice

Tom Hardy’s Dog Is Completely Unimpressed By His Bane Voice

Advertisement Most people would be thrilled to hear Tom Hardy quote his Bane character from the Dark Knight movies, but this dog? Totally unimpressed. In a clip that recently went viral on Twitter, Tom lounges with an adorable pooch while saying lines made famous by the muffle-mouthed supervillain he portrayed in the 2012 film, The Dark Knight rises. In the movie, Bane wore a complicated mask that gave him his signature muffle, but Tom Hardy had to improvise here with what appears to be an athletic cup. Any Batman fan would be over…continue reading →

UPS Driver Shares Pics Of The Dog Friends He’s Made Along His Route

Advertisement Driving a delivery truck can be a tough job, but there are some definite perks. We’ve heard of more than one UPS driver going above and beyond to deliver joy to the pets on their route, and IMGUR user slingalottad is no different! Like other UPS drivers, this guy keeps treats onboard his truck, and all the dogs he encounters know that the big brown truck means playtime, pets and treats! Slingalottad has recently begun sharing the love with the rest of the IMGUR community, and posting photos of some of the…continue reading →
Dog Surprises Owner By Qualifying For Unemployment Benefits

Dog Surprises Owner By Qualifying For Unemployment Benefits

Advertisement Instances of identity theft are on the rise, and fake unemployment claims are one way scammers are leaching money from state governments. They’re stealing people’s names in hopes their forged claims make it through the cracks in the system, and some identity thieves are getting especially creative to get what they want. Michael Haddock, an attorney in Saugatuck, Michigan, was surprised to find an identity thief was targeting a close family member—his dog. Ryder, a spunky German Shepherd, is known to get into mischief every now and then. He’s always forgiven, but…continue reading →
Fetch-Playing Dog Can’t Figure Out Why The “Balls” Keep Disappearing

Fetch-Playing Dog Can’t Figure Out Why The “Balls” Keep Disappearing

Advertisement This pup loves three things: walks, snow, and fetch. Unfortunately, the last two don’t work out well together, but he hasn’t seemed to notice! Twitter user @yge_ao01 posted this video of a walk they took with their Shiba Inu dog. The playful pup must have wanted to play a game of fetch, and without a ball, his owner must’ve had to improvise. Snowballs may not make for the best game of fetch, but we’re enjoying it! This dog seems eager to play, and although the game doesn’t seem to be going well,…continue reading →
Dog With Heartbreaking Message On Name Tag Gets Rescued, Then Returns The Favor

Dog With Heartbreaking Message On Name Tag Gets Rescued, Then Returns The Favor

Advertisement Two years ago, Mercedes Trujillo was at college in Utah when she got a text from her stepmom about a dog that her sister had nearly run over. The pup was wearing a name tag that read: “My name is Lilly. If you found me, pls keep me. My fam can’t & I need love” The heartbreaking photos of a scared dog with a tag on her collar resonated with Mercedes, and she had the feeling that this dog was the one she had been looking for. The next day, Mercedes made the…continue reading →
Dog Welcomes His Dad Home With The Sweetest Hug

Dog Welcomes His Dad Home With The Sweetest Hug

Advertisement There’s nothing like a heartfelt hug from a friend after a long day. One lucky gentleman living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil knows this all too well. His dog, Panthro waits patiently on the front porch until his dad returns home. When he appears, Panthro does a brief happy dance before encircling him in an emotional hello hug! [embedded content] While not all dogs are fans of hugs, some relish the physical closeness to their favorite human. You should never force your pup into a situation where he feels cornered or trapped. Instead,…continue reading →
Cancer Patient Gets The Best Surprise Ever When She’s “Showered With Puppies”

Cancer Patient Gets The Best Surprise Ever When She’s “Showered With Puppies”

Advertisement On January 7, a brave California native battling brain cancer lived out a fantasy thanks to family, friends and a big pile of puppies from Sacramento’s public animal shelter! 28-year-old Courtney Gessford was diagnosed with a lemon-sized brain tumor three-and-a-half years ago. In that time, she has endured three brain surgeries, radiation treatments, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Throughout her debilitating migraines and gruelling treatments, Gessford has taken comfort in Clyde, her family’s dog. In fact, she and her friend, Maris Loeffler decided that if snuggling with Clyde was good medicine, being smothered…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 →
Zoomies Get The Best Of This Dog In The Middle Of A Wedding Ceremony

Zoomies Get The Best Of This Dog In The Middle Of A Wedding Ceremony

Advertisement People tend to get emotional at weddings. But Shadow? Shadow gets the zoomies! The tiny black blur in the video is Shadow, who was attending an outdoor wedding in Oregon with his owner when the excitement of the day overtook him! The ceremony was in full swing, with the minister leading the guests in prayer. Even if a guest didn’t have their eyes closed, Shadow was probably too fast for them to spot him anyway! If a dog runs through a wedding and he’s too fast to see, did he really interrupt…continue reading →