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 →
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 →
Photos Of Huge Irish Wolfhounds Are Going Viral

Photos Of Huge Irish Wolfhounds Are Going Viral

Advertisement There are plenty of great reasons to love an Irish Wolfhound, but no matter how charming or sweet your Irish Wolfhound is, the first thing anyone is going to notice about him is his size! These dogs were bred to be big – originally, they were meant to be wolf-hunting dogs. As in, they could take on wolves! Nowadays people are more likely to choose them for companionship than a hunting partner, but their incredible size still keeps them among the top favorites for people who just love big, beautiful breeds. These…continue reading →
Deputy’s Small Act Of Kindness Makes A Difference For Injured Dog

Deputy’s Small Act Of Kindness Makes A Difference For Injured Dog

Advertisement A small act of kindness can go a long way. This particular act of kindness has traveled around the world via internet since the photo went viral last month. Florida resident Carlos Irizzary was walking his dog when he spotted an Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy sitting on the ground next to an injured pup. The dog was struck by a car and left by the roadside when Deputy Josh Fiorelli found her. She was scraped up, had a dislocated leg, and couldn’t move much. Even in Florida the weather becomes cold in…continue reading →
8 Potentially Deadly Diseases You Can Get From Your Dog

8 Potentially Deadly Diseases You Can Get From Your Dog

Advertisement When your dog gets ill, do you worry about catching it? Dr. Kathryn Primm, DVM, owner and practicing veterinarian of Applebrook Animal Hospital shares eight diseases you and your dog can give each other. #1 – Rabies Rabies is a virus that infects mammals. It is spread in the saliva or contact with infected tissues. Suspected rabies or even any human bitten by an unvaccinated (or past due) dog must be reported to the health department. Bats serve as a source in the wild, as do raccoons and other wildlife. In unvaccinated…continue reading →
The 10 Most Cuddly Dog Breeds

The 10 Most Cuddly Dog Breeds

Advertisement While we all love to cuddle our dogs, there are some who are more receptive to it than others – and some that just put up with it because they know it makes us happy! Then there are certain breeds whose crazy soft fur, sweet personalities, and snuggable faces are just irresistible when it comes to giving hugs. Whether they love to give cuddles, take cuddles, or both, these pups have that “it” factor when it comes to cuddling. So if you’ve ever wondered what dogs breeds like to cuddle most, read…continue reading →
Stand Above Your Dog and Look Down. If You See This Shape, They Could Die Too Young

Stand Above Your Dog and Look Down. If You See This Shape, They Could Die Too Young

Advertisement Obesity in dogs is a very serious problem, and it’s rates are increasing daily. It’s estimated that roughly half of all dogs in the United States alone are obese – that’s 35 million dogs! Obesity can cause many illnesses such as diabetes and even worsen joint and back problems. Obesity is also one of the most common reasons injuries occur in our dogs. Most importantly, obesity leads to an increase in many diseases, including cancer, and can rob years off your dog’s lifespan. 10 Vital Tips for Preventing Obesity in Your Dog…continue reading →
New York City Commuters Enjoy “Stationary Figures”

New York City Commuters Enjoy “Stationary Figures”

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

Vet Dons Adorable, Perfume-Scented Onesie To Calm Anxious Patient

Advertisement Those who have won the hard-earned trust of a rescue dog will tell you that it isn’t always easy – but it’s definitely worth it! Sonya Schiff adopted her Dalmatian, Rupert a few years ago knowing that gaining his trust would be a challenge. He had resource guarding issues that kept his bowl, his bed, and his legs a no-touch zone. It was also recommended that he be muzzled any time he visited a vet for the rest of his life. She explains on Facebook, “…we were told he was to be…continue reading →
Former President’s Service Dog Moves On To New Assignment Now That His Mission Is Complete

Former President’s Service Dog Moves On To New Assignment Now That His Mission Is Complete

Advertisement Politics may be a sore subject for most people, but whether you vote red, blue, or purple, we can all agree that dogs are amazing. A photo went viral recently of former president George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, curled up in front of his best friend’s flag-draped casket. The photo was originally shared to Sully’s Instagram account with the short caption, “Mission complete.” Sully was named for Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, an airline captain who was declared a national hero in 2009 after the U.S. Airways flight he was piloting hit…continue reading →
Best Mom Ever Sends Son A Picture Of His Dog Every Day For A Year While Overseas

Best Mom Ever Sends Son A Picture Of His Dog Every Day For A Year While Overseas

Advertisement Imgur user and World’s Best Mom Baja29reallyiam2 knew that when her son went away to school overseas for a year that he would be missing his dog terribly. She wasn’t going to just let the year go by while her boy’s heart broke, so every day for that year she sent him a photo of their family’s dog! Dog ownership was hard earned for the young man. As part of a deal he made with his father, he agreed to walk around the block twice a day with just a leash to…continue reading →

Tiny Chihuahua K9 Joins Ohio Police Force

Advertisement Police in Marblehead, Ohio, have welcomed an unusual K9 into their department. Police work isn’t limited to any one breed, but light as a feather, Zorro isn’t taking down perps any time soon. Still, he has an important job around the Marblehead Police Department, and his fellow officers are thankful for him! Police Chief Casey Joy tells WCPO Cincinnati that he felt moved to adopt a dog after learning that many were homeless after Hurricane Florence. The family already has another dog, who detects seizures for the police chief’s son. They brought…continue reading →

Cute Comic Shows What It’s Like To Adopt A Rescue Dog

Advertisement Every rescue dog has a story. Whether they were found roaming the streets as strays or rescued from abusive situations, there’s something unique about each experience. We don’t always know what their lives were like “before,” but adopting a shelter dog is all about the “after.” We shower them with love and attention, and it’s amazing to watch nervous dogs straight from the shelter blossom into confident members of the family. Anyone who’s ever rescued a dog knows how much that one simple act can change lives. Not only does it permanently…continue reading →
Wilson’s Estate Donates Over $30,000 In Luxury Jewelry To Philadelphia Rescue!

Wilson’s Estate Donates Over $30,000 In Luxury Jewelry To Philadelphia Rescue!

Advertisement It’s been said that dogs are man’s best friend, and diamonds are a woman’s – but why not have both? Wilson’s Estate Jewelry loves diamonds and dogs – and they’re showing their love in a big way! They’re donating 12 pieces of fine jewelry to a worthy rescue in Philadelphia! Street Tails Animal Rescue will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the jewelry. And we’re not talking about stick-on earrings and costume jewelry. The pieces are set with sapphires, diamonds and pearls and made with precious metals. Every piece…continue reading →
Vancouver Police K9s Star In Calendar To Fight Cancer

Vancouver Police K9s Star In Calendar To Fight Cancer

Advertisement The Vancouver Police Department loves their dogs! Every year, the VPD releases an annual VPD K9 calendar, and this year’s is something really amazing! With the help of 4 photographers the VPD was able to capture a side of their dogs that we don’t always get to see. The photos show that they’re more than just working dogs – they have a bond based on trust and friendship with their handlers, and they’re a real treasure to the city of Vancouver. Police Service Dog Brando & handler Cst. Fedora/Photo Courtesy Vancouver Police…continue reading →
Photographer Finds His Calling In Nature With His Canine Companion

Photographer Finds His Calling In Nature With His Canine Companion

Advertisement Czech photographer Jan Řeháček took a winding, bumpy road to find his passion – and coincidentally, it happened to be off the beaten path, with a dog by his side. Řeháček, known to his over 2 million Instagram followers as @Kopernikk, studied business and held a few jobs, but never settled into a career he loved. He worked in insurance sales, and then retail, but had little light in life. On top of his job woes, he also dealt with stress stemming from mental, physical, and financial issues as well as cardiac…continue reading →
Special Needs Golden Retriever Puppy Has His Own Day Out While Waiting For His Forever Home

Special Needs Golden Retriever Puppy Has His Own Day Out While Waiting For His Forever Home

Advertisement Jalapeno is 5 months old and all Golden Retriever! He has a happy-go-lucky personality, a big smile, beautiful brown eyes and is smart as a whip – he has it all! But believe it or not, this lovable little guy has yet to find a forever home. Sweet little Jalapeno was born as a product of breeding, and as often happens with commercial breeding, he was born with a birth defect. A family bought him but quickly realized something was different and surrendered him to Marley’s Mutts. Jalapeno’s condition requires him to…continue reading →
Shirtless Firefighters Pose With Pups For 2019 Australian Firefighters Calendar

Shirtless Firefighters Pose With Pups For 2019 Australian Firefighters Calendar

Advertisement What could be hotter than shirtless firefighters with dogs? Shirtless firefighters raising money for charity with dogs! The 2019 Australian Firefighters Dog Calendar is ready to grace your wall with 11 beefy firemen and their adorable, fuzzy, canine companions! Not only will you get 12 months of super cute canines and foxy firemen, but you’ll also be helping multiple charities that support cancer research and animals! Photo: Australian Firefighters Calendar 2019 marks the calendar’s 26th year in print, and it hasn’t lost it’s sizzle! Photo: Australian Firefighters Calendar And it’s not just…continue reading →
Shelter Volunteer Falls In Love With Dog’s Unusual Smile

Shelter Volunteer Falls In Love With Dog’s Unusual Smile

Advertisement We’ve seen how love can transform a dog, but this dog was changed both inside and out thanks to one shelter volunteer. Clefford’s story starts on the streets. According to TheDodo, Clefford’s original family was homeless, and unable to care for his medical needs. His cleft palate caused him pain when he ate regular kibble, and though surgery could repair the issue, his family was unable to afford it. They made a tough decision, and surrendered Clefford to the care of Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston with the hope of giving…continue reading →
Tom Hardy Hangs With K9 At L.A. Premiere For Venom

Tom Hardy Hangs With K9 At L.A. Premiere For Venom

Advertisement The red carpet seems like a pretty busy place. With so many people crowding in, asking you for photos, autographs and interviews, it must be impossible to make time for everyone. But this weekend while at the Los Angeles premiere for his new Marvel movie, Venom, actor Tom Hardy made time for one very special pooch! Bomb-sniffing K9 Stark was on-duty at the premiere, and the actor couldn’t resist walking over and saying hello! Though it’s usually considered rude to interact with an on-duty working dog, Stark’s handler said that Hardy asked first.…continue reading →
Blind Shelter Dog Plays In The Ocean For The First Time On His Day Out

Blind Shelter Dog Plays In The Ocean For The First Time On His Day Out

Advertisement Dog’s Day Out is an online series created by Rocky Kanaka. Rocky plans a whole day full of fun and excitement for one lucky shelter dog, who gets to experience the love a human can give. That special dog is also shown off to potential adopters who might be willing to give him a home. The goal is to get the often overlooked dogs out of the shelter and into someone’s arms. This time, Rocky chose to spend the day with Garbanzo, a sweet pup who is losing his eyesight at a…continue reading →
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 →