These “Brothers From Another Mother” Have Been Waiting Over A Year For Their Forever Homes

These “Brothers From Another Mother” Have Been Waiting Over A Year For Their Forever Homes

Advertisement Lover Boy and Colonel Snazzypants have been at LifeLine Animal Project‘s Dekalb County Shelter for 442 and 381 days respectively. Last year, during a stressful move to a new facility, staff members noticed the two dogs’ physical similarities and decided to see if they would make good roommates. The boys became fast friends and have been inseparable ever since! Photo c/o LifeLine Animal Project “These two were paired together because Lover Boy was one of the few remaining dogs after we held an event to clear the shelter to prepare for our…continue reading →
Utah Firefighter Gives Home To Dog Rescued From California Wildfire

Utah Firefighter Gives Home To Dog Rescued From California Wildfire

Advertisement A small act of kindness is even more amazing when it happens in the middle of chaos. Wildfires continue to wreak havoc in California and fire crews from other areas have travelled to join the effort. Firefighters from Draper City, Utah travelled over 800 miles to help fight the Mendocino Complex fire burning North of Santa Rosa, California. On August 12, while working contain the flames in the Potter Valley fire zone, the group spotted a German Shepherd huddled under a tree. The dog was extremely thirsty and tired, and the firefighters…continue reading →
Pit Bull Loses Chance To Protect And Serve Because of Breed Discrimination

Pit Bull Loses Chance To Protect And Serve Because of Breed Discrimination

Advertisement It’s sad news when a dog loses the opportunity to live up to their potential. Nova is a young pit bull mix who recently said goodbye to her future as a police K9 because of her breed. iHeartDogs was contacted by Kayla Murray with Austin Pets Alive! Who shared Nova’s story with us, and our hearts broke for her when we heard that she had lost her chance to protect and serve. “Nova is a 2-year-old pittie mix who just completed her narcotics detection training at the Universal K9 (UK9) training facility…continue reading →
Project Open Paw Brings Food and Hope To Homeless Dogs

Project Open Paw Brings Food and Hope To Homeless Dogs

Advertisement Many of us wish that we could save every homeless dog we see. Paul Crowell took the most important step in making the wish come true – action. While walking to and from his job at a boarding kennel, Paul would see several homeless people out with their dogs. He noticed that though they did their best to keep their pups fed and healthy, it was difficult from their position. Homelessness makes everything uncertain, and many don’t know where they’ll sleep that night or if they’ll eat that day – those concerns…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 →

Woman Creates Stunning Memorial Quilt Using Her Dearly Departed Dogs’ Scarves

Advertisement The sorrow that we feel when we lose a pet can seem never-ending. But we often find comfort in the memories they leave with us for the rest of our lives. Rosalie Steiner recently shared the memories she has of her four passed Schnauzers with iHeartDogs, and the quilt she made in their honor. Photo: Rosalie Steiner “All of my boys were rescues. Scruffy and Rascal were brothers and the only two from a litter of seven that remained at the Seneca County Humane Society,” Steiner explained. “Scooby was a Schnauzer/Black Lab…continue reading →

Nonprofit Wolf Sanctuary Gives Rescued Wolf Dogs A Chance At A Real Life

Advertisement If you ever find yourself in or around Houston, Texas, try your best to make a trip out to the Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary in Montgomery, about 50 miles outside of the city. Having lived in Texas the majority of my life, I was equally shocked and pleasantly surprised to find that one of the best, if not the very best, wolf sanctuary lies right here in the Lone Star State. Which, if you really think about it, is somewhat ironic as wolves are not found naturally in Texas’ wildlife, due to…continue reading →
Rescue Pup Has Been Sleeping On His Brother Since He Was 6-Weeks-Old

Rescue Pup Has Been Sleeping On His Brother Since He Was 6-Weeks-Old

Advertisement Last summer, a very special pair of pals named Colt and Charlie arrived at Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Humane Association (FVHA). The best friends met at an Arkansas shelter when the staff placed a then-6-week-old Charlie in Colt’s kennel to cheer him up as he recovered from hip surgery. Despite their 7 month age difference, the two became inseparable. Photo c/o Rebecca Reppert-Klich Soul Reflection Photography And when I say inseparable, I mean it quite literally – Charlie insists on being in physical contact with his best buddy at all times! The pups were…continue reading →
Grateful Owner Is Still Thanking Homeless Man Who Reunited Him With Lost Dog

Grateful Owner Is Still Thanking Homeless Man Who Reunited Him With Lost Dog

Advertisement A loving owner’s gratitude knows no bounds when it comes to the return of a lost dog. The relief you feel when someone returns your pet can’t be expressed in words and a cash reward – no matter how big – doesn’t compare to the joy you feel when you get to hold your dog again. So we totally understand why Rick Darge is raising money for James, the man who returned his beloved rat terrier. Rick’s dog, Maya, went missing for a short period of time this summer, and Rick went…continue reading →
Burger King Offers Cancer-Stricken Dog Free Burgers For The Rest Of His Days

Burger King Offers Cancer-Stricken Dog Free Burgers For The Rest Of His Days

Advertisement When Alec Karcher’s 10-year-old dog named Cody was diagnosed with cancer two months ago, the veterinarian said he had only 1-3 months to live. It was devastating news for Karcher’s family, but they decided to make Cody’s remaining time with them as positive as possible. As part of that plan, they devised a way to make Cody happy while also making it easier to give the senior dog his medication. They gave him a plain cheeseburger every day, and they plan to keep the burgers coming as long as Cody lives. Thanks…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 →
Short Film Gives A New, Unique Look At The Land Of The Strays

Short Film Gives A New, Unique Look At The Land Of The Strays

Advertisement If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Territorio de Zaguates: the amazing “Land of the Strays” in Costa Rica. Lya Battle and husband Alvaro Saumet Martinez are living every dog lover’s ultimate dream – to rescue every dog in need that they see! iHeartDogs has featured their sanctuary before, and we are big fans of the work they do! The 375 acre farm is home to over 1,000 dogs, and looks like paradise. Who wouldn’t want to live surrounded by dogs, playing and caring for these sweet creatures…continue reading →

Shelter Dog Becomes State’s First Rescue Pit Bull K9 & She’s Already Busting Criminals

Advertisement For Pit Bulls who find themselves in shelters, the future often looks grim. But when an energetic Pittie named Officer Wildflower was given an important job to do, she proved that she’s so much more than an “unwanted pet”! According to Myrtle Beach Online, the pooch was picked up as a stray and spent 3 years at the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society. At one point, she was adopted, but then returned because of her bounding energy. “Lots of times with pit bulls in the shelter we see that, because they’re so smart…continue reading →

Pregnant Dog Wanders Into Fire Station, Delivers Puppies, & Finds A Forever Home!

Advertisement When a pregnant stray dog was ready to give birth, she seemed to know that the big-hearted folks at the Apopka Fire Department in Florida would be happy to help her! The dog, now named Lady, wandered up to the station, where the crew was happy to take her in. “And so I went outside and saw her, and she was pregnant,” said Lt. Renee Beasley in a story by Fox 6. “Even though she was pregnant with her belly, she was extremely underweight. She also had about nine to 12 nails…continue reading →

Dog & Abandoned Baby Moose Become “Fast Friends”

Advertisement It’s not every day you find a moose in your backyard. But Shannon Lugdon, who lives in northern Maine, is one of the few people who can say it happened to her! Now, anyone who knows anything about these majestic animals knows that they’re big, and can get aggressive if they’re feeling threatened. That’s why, when she discovered a 6-day-old, 27-pound baby moose, her initial instinct was to leave her alone and call the wildlife wardens. Lugdon explained on a Facebook post: “So this happened! Miss Maggie Moose was heard calling for her…continue reading →
Incredibly Unique Big-Eared Beauty Needs A Forever Home

Incredibly Unique Big-Eared Beauty Needs A Forever Home

Advertisement Wanda is a gorgeous pup with huge velvety ears and so much love to give… so why has no one taken her home? This beautiful pup has been waiting at the shelter for nearly half a year, desperate for a family. Normally fun-loving, shelter staff are getting concerned as she becomes more and more depressed. Wanda was taken in to the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as a stray back in January. Estimated to be about 2 and a half years old, this gorgeous girl’s trademark…continue reading →
VA Hospital Welcomes Disabled PTSD Service Dog

VA Hospital Welcomes Disabled PTSD Service Dog

Advertisement Honor is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever raised from puppyhood to serve individuals with PTSD. Unlike other dogs trained by the non-profit organization, Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma, Honor was born without metacarpals where her back right paw would be. Unable to place her as a regular service dog, Therapetics donated Honor to the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. There, her prosthetic limb makes her all the more relatable to the heroes she comforts. “So devoted. She doesn’t know she’s handicapped. She’s the prettiest three-legged dog I ever saw,” patient Jim Baker told KTUL-TV. The…continue reading →

Dog Rescuer Dies Unexpectedly, Leaving Her 25 Senior Dogs In Desperate Need Of Homes

Advertisement Marline was loved by her friends and family, and known as an avid dog lover in the rescue world. She adopted 33 dogs, as well as horses, and had a particular soft spot for senior pooches who had a hard time finding homes. Once welcomed into Marline’s family, the pups were able to roam and play on her 10-acre property in Northern California. Sadly, Marline, who was in her 70’s, passed away unexpectedly, leaving her huge four-legged family behind. Thankfully, the animals weren’t left for too long, as friends worked quickly to…continue reading →
This Terminally Ill Pup Is Looking For A Family To Fill Her Final Days With Love

This Terminally Ill Pup Is Looking For A Family To Fill Her Final Days With Love

Advertisement Foster and adoption aren’t the only ways to help a homeless dog in need. When you become a “fospice” (foster + hospice) parent to a terminally ill pet, you selflessly provide them with the love, care and comfort they so richly deserve in their final days. Akira is a sweet pooch in search of a fospice home to call her own. Photo c/o LifeLine Animal Project She arrived at LifeLine Animal Project‘s DeKalb County Animal Services shelter in Atlanta, Georgia last June, and has been in the care of this wonderful organization…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 →
Former NFL Player Travels The US With Newly Adopted Dog In Tow

Former NFL Player Travels The US With Newly Adopted Dog In Tow

Advertisement Few pro-football players would be pleased to be released from the NFL, but for former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Joe Hawley, the end of his football career meant a chance at a new beginning. After eight years spent sacrificing himself to both the mental and physical stress of his football career, Joe has decided to embrace this new chapter of his life and make the most of it. He tells USA Today, “It’s very structured. My whole life has been like that. I felt like I just kind of wanted to experience life,…continue reading →
Bucket List Buddies Are Making Their Last Days On Earth Worth Every Second

Bucket List Buddies Are Making Their Last Days On Earth Worth Every Second

Advertisement Hearing bad news is devastating, but it always helps to have a friend by your side. Two dogs, a Golden Retriever named Buckeye and a Bulldog named Harley Bruiser, both received the worst news possible; they only had a few months to live. Cancer is quickly taking over their bodies, but their respective families are determined to make their last months at home the best they’ve ever had. They’ve put together bucket lists for the dogs, and the two buddies are spending their days doing exactly what they love—and the best part…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 →
Photo Of Death Row Dog’s Freedom Ride Melts Hearts Around The World

Photo Of Death Row Dog’s Freedom Ride Melts Hearts Around The World

Advertisement Schenley and Joe Kirk run the 501(c)(3) organization, HOUND Rescue & Sanctuary from their home in Findlay, Ohio. The dogs they welcome have been abandoned, surrendered by their owners, or pulled from high-risk shelters where they faced euthanasia. A beautiful 2-year-old Beagle named Gregory fell into the final category. Image c/o Schenley Kirk Although first assessed as a healthy stray, he was added to the euthanasia list when shelter staff discovered he was heartworm positive. If no one came forward to rescue him by May 3, Gregory would be put down. Luckily, the…continue reading →

Couple Provides A Forever Home For Over 1,000 Dogs

Advertisement There’s no doubt that we love dogs, but this couple in Costa Rica took their dedication to another level! According to USA Today, it all started in 2006 when Lya Battle and husband Alvaro Saume adopted two pups from a shelter. Soon after, they began to notice more and more the strays that wandered the streets of Costa Rica. Of course, they couldn’t leave the homeless dogs wandering the streets, so they took them in. Before long, their home was filled with 100 dogs – and space was running out! As it so…continue reading →
Adorable Spotted Puppy Wears His Heart On His… Nose!

Adorable Spotted Puppy Wears His Heart On His… Nose!

Advertisement Every dog is special, and some pups show their uniqueness through incredible markings – like Wiley the Dalmatian puppy! Wiley has tons of love to give, and it’s not only evident by his playful, outgoing nature. This adorable pooch wears his heart on his nose, where it’s on display for all to see. As soon as she brought him home, mom Lexi Smith noticed the strategically placed spots. They were so perfect, and he was so little, she thought they might separate as he grew. “I wasn’t sure if it was going…continue reading →

Deaf Dog Surrendered 5 Times Shows Off His Skills With Sign Language

Advertisement Poor Ivor had had his share of bad luck before he was even a year old. The deaf dog had been surrendered 5 times in his short life, and all because no one knew how to train and communicate with the young Staffy. “We suspect people couldn’t cope with him or understand why he wasn’t learning like a normal puppy without realising that he was in fact deaf,” Natalie Heaton of the RSPCA said in a story by Express UK. Luckily, he ended up in the safe hands at the charity, whose staff…continue reading →

Woman Falls In Love, Gives Home To Dog With Unusual Face

Advertisement Jamie Hulit is a dedicated animal lover in Texas. She works with and fosters for several rescues in the Austin and San Antonio areas, including the Heart of Texas Lab Rescue, Animal Care Services in San Antonio, and a few others. Keeping in touch with other rescuers and fosters through social media, Jamie’s “Dog Rescue World” casts a wide net, and brought to her attention a poor, deformed dog who desperately needed love. Beaux’s first day home Beaux Tox was born with a facial deformity, and for a pup at a breeding…continue reading →
Hikers Are Surprised When A Friendly Dog Follows Them… But His Tag Explains Everything!

Hikers Are Surprised When A Friendly Dog Follows Them… But His Tag Explains Everything!

Advertisement When Scott Brown, his wife, and their hiking group decided to hike Teneriffe Falls in Washington State last week, they were surprised to meet a new friend along the way — a four-legged one, that is! As they embarked on the trail, the hikers noticed a large black dog and assumed he was the pet of someone in the nearby neighborhood. The pup soon joined the group on their adventure, even leading the way to the waterfall. Brown told iHeartDogs: “It was funny, when he stayed with us for half mile or…continue reading →
Community Joins Together To Help Boy With Autism Reunite With Lost Therapy Dog

Community Joins Together To Help Boy With Autism Reunite With Lost Therapy Dog

Advertisement Twelve-year-old Jacob Calloway from Austin, Texas took to social media this week to ask his community for a special favor. Last Thursday, Jacob’s four-legged best friend and therapy dog named Munsta Boi got out of his family’s yard. Not willing to give up looking, Jacob tearfully asked his friends, neighbors, and the entire Austin community to help him bring Munsta home. It took almost a week and over 1,400 shares on social media, but Austin came through for Jacob in the best way. Posted by Jacob N Tara Calloway on Monday, April 2,…continue reading →
Grandfather’s Dying Wish Is Granted When He Sees His Dog One Last Time

Grandfather’s Dying Wish Is Granted When He Sees His Dog One Last Time

Advertisement 70-year-old Peter Robson was suffering from terminal cystic fibrosis. When told he had just hours to live, the hospital asked his family if they would like to bring anything from home for Robson to see one last time. They asked to bring his Border Collie, Shep, expecting to be told “no” due to infection control reasons – but the hospital agreed to let Robson see his beloved dog one last time. The family was shocked that Ninewells Hospital in Dundee in the UK would allow the dog, but there were happy tears all…continue reading →
Man Keeps Promise By Re-Adopting The Dog He Was Forced To Surrender 4 Months Ago

Man Keeps Promise By Re-Adopting The Dog He Was Forced To Surrender 4 Months Ago

Advertisement Lewis Jiminez adopted Titus as an 8-month-old puppy from the Austin Animal Center in 2013, never imagining that fate would force him to return the pup in November of 2017 over a dispute with a landlord. On February 25, Jiminez finally found new housing that allowed Pit Bulls and he was able to adopt Titus again. Thankfully, he hadn’t been adopted by anybody else while Jiminez searched for affordable housing that would allow Titus to come home again. Shelter staff, who had watched Jiminez repeatedly visit Titus during his stay, were delighted to…continue reading →
Formerly Abandoned Dog Is Desperately Searching For A Special Forever Home

Formerly Abandoned Dog Is Desperately Searching For A Special Forever Home

Advertisement This dog is gorgeous, sweet, playful, and has been homeless for most of her life. Survivor Tails Animal Rescue found Zelda through a shelter in Georgia. Abandoned while pregnant, Zelda was living with a foster while riding out her pregnancy, but Survivor Tails saw promise in her, and decided to take her in. After giving birth, she and her puppies moved North to Survivor Tails’ shelter in Boston, MA. Zelda raised her pups until they were old enough for adoption, and they all quickly found new homes. That was two years ago,…continue reading →
Rescuers Pull Malnourished Dog Out Of Storm Drain Just In Time

Rescuers Pull Malnourished Dog Out Of Storm Drain Just In Time

Advertisement A Connecticut community came together on Thursday to save the life of a dog in need. After a severe storm ripped through the area, a homeowner noticed a sad-looking dog in their yard. They quickly called the local Wolcott Dog Pound, and a rescue team was soon on their way. Posted by Wolcott Dog Pound on Thursday, March 8, 2018 When animal control arrived on the scene, the dog (later named Stormy) was terrified of the group of humans approaching her. She ran down the road, and her would-be rescuers eventually lost sight…continue reading →
Family Risks Their Lives To Save Dog From Mountain Lion Attack

Family Risks Their Lives To Save Dog From Mountain Lion Attack

Advertisement A Colorado family is grateful to have their dog by their side after a traumatic encounter with a mountain lion put her life in danger. Charlie Allen let his three-year-old Boxer/Labrador mix named Maeby outside after dark like he does most nights. Only a few seconds after he closed the door, he heard the sound of his dog in trouble. There were yelps and snarls, and he and his family didn’t hesitate to take action. The family’s surveillance camera caught the dramatic incident and shows what happened when Maeby left the safety…continue reading →
The Cure For This Dog’s “Mystery Condition” May Be His New Forever Home

The Cure For This Dog’s “Mystery Condition” May Be His New Forever Home

Advertisement When Fritos was found living alone on the streets, his skin was itchy and irritated, and he was missing patches of fur. Luckily, the loving folks at the San Antonio Humane Society took him in, and immediately went about trying to treat him. A year and multiple tests later, poor Fritos is still living with this itchy “mystery condition,” even though vets have ruled out lots of potential causes for his symptoms. Image Source: San Antonio Humane Society According to the San Antonio Humane Society: “Initial tests for mites returned negative. Mange, negative.…continue reading →

Rescue Dog Lost During Tragic Car Accident Gets Reunited With His Family

Advertisement In Orange County, Florida, the Shaw family got a small ray of sunshine following a heart-wrenching tragedy earlier this week. Nineteen-year-old Sam Shaw was driving in his jeep with Taz, the family’s rescue dog, when he lost control and crashed the car — losing his life. The terrified pup fled the scene, and was nowhere to be found when the family got the terrible news. Sam’s two older brothers printed out fliers and took to social media to spread word of the pup’s disappearance, and family and friends searched the area for…continue reading →

Senior Rescue Dog Dies Defending His Humans & Dog Friends From A Black Bear

Advertisement Our dogs are loyal to the very end… and sometimes that means sacrificing their lives for their loved ones. According to MSN, Pete was a 14-year-old English Setter who was rescued a year and a half ago by his humans, Stephen Parisi and Cathi Henn. The couple own Me & My Shadow Pets, a dog walking and sitting business, located in Greenwood Lake, New York. Recently, the couple were taking a hike along with Pete and their doggy clients when something terrifying happened: they encountered a black bear. They recounted the heroic story…continue reading →