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 →

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 →

Innocent Man Exonerated After 38 Years Goes Home With Dog He Raised In Prison

Advertisement Can you imagine being imprisoned for nearly 40 years for a crime you didn’t commit? That’s exactly what happened to Malcolm Alexander, a Louisiana man who was given a life sentence for rape when he was 21 years old in 1980. According to Today, Alexander was assisted by The Innocence Project, a non-profit organization that helps wrongfully accused prisoners prove their innocence. With the help of DNA evidence, the now-58-year-old was finally found not guilty after four long decades behind bars. “I want to eat something home-cooked [a slice of beignet-type fried…continue reading →

Formerly Neglected Rescue Dog Comforts A Grieving Stranger In The Airport

Advertisement When dog lover and advocate Madison Palm saw a posting on Facebook for a “free” 7-year-old Corgi, she knew she had to get the pup in a safer situation. “I called animal control, they did nothing,” Madison told iHeartDogs. So, she took matters into her own hands. Madison took an early lunch at work and headed straight for the address that promised the dog was “first come, first serve.” Image Source: Madison Palm When she arrived, Madison was shocked at the condition of the property. “I pulled up to a house with…continue reading →

Veteran Is Elated When Stolen Service Dog Is Returned To Him

Advertisement Levi Roybal is a Navy veteran who lives in Aurora, Colorado who’s spent time overseas. Since that experience, he’s struggled with PTSD, depression, and anxiety, issues that have been greatly reduced thanks to his service dog, Astro. Roybal and the Shiba Inu have become inseparable in the 6 years they’ve been together, and the pup accompanied his human to a restaurant called the Hibachi Grill this past Sunday. Since the temperature was mild, Roybal decided to leave his companion tied up outside in order to enjoy the weather, and unfortunately, that proved…continue reading →
You’ve Played A Part In Funding Over 45 Veteran-Pet Adoptions!

You’ve Played A Part In Funding Over 45 Veteran-Pet Adoptions!

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.  After receiving funds from iHeartDogs.com, Greater Good was able to send a generous grant to Pets for Patriots. This grant has fully funded 45 veteran-pet adoptions to date, with three veteran-pet adoptions pending that will also be covered. Image Source: Pets for Patriots Katherine is active duty Navy, based out of Virginia. She’s been in service for several years and, together with her spouse, decided to…continue reading →

Without Your Support, King May Have Never Found His Forever Family

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.  When a disaster strikes, shelters in nearby states will often intake adoptable pets from shelters in the affected area to make room for displaced owned pets to reunite with their families. The grant from Greater Good helped Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation to intake, house, and care for dogs at risk due to Hurricane Harvey. It allowed the rescue to provide an immediate response in…continue reading →
Woman Unknowingly Adopts Her Childhood Dog 7 Years After They Were Separated

Woman Unknowingly Adopts Her Childhood Dog 7 Years After They Were Separated

Advertisement Sometimes two souls are irrevocably linked. Even when torn apart, they find their way back to one another. Such is the case of Nicole Grimes and her beloved dog, Chloe. After seven years apart, a twist of fate reunited them, and Grimes has no intention of letting sweet Chloe slip through her fingers a second time! Image Credit: Nicole Grimes In 2007, Nicole was 10-years-old. Like all kids her age, she wanted a puppy. One day, her grandmother surprised her with a beautiful Pomeranian/Poodle mix. It was love at first sight. “She…continue reading →

Strangers Meet In Dog Lover Group And Now They’re ‘The Boxer Brady Bunch’

Advertisement For us die-hard dog lovers, one’s love of the canine kind is a non-negotiable factor when it comes to a romantic partner. Believe it or not, there are a few sites dedicated to matching dog lovers, but this particular story began on a group page for people who are partial to Boxers. Almost a year ago on iHeartDogs’ very own iHeartBoxers group page, two strangers with a love for this silly, loyal breed found each other by chance. Soon, they discovered that they had more than their affection for dogs in common!…continue reading →
Couple Overcomes Obstacles To Give Formerly Abused Dog The Life Of His Dreams

Couple Overcomes Obstacles To Give Formerly Abused Dog The Life Of His Dreams

Advertisement Joanna realized her calling four years ago when she took in a hedgehog who had been kept in a cage with another male hedgehog and was in terrible shape. Male hedgehogs, like other male animals, will fight if left together. Banjan needed care, as he had lost ears to fighting while with his previous owner and was covered in fleas and mites. In the months it took to nurse him back to health, Joanna and her partner, Rory, fell in love with rescuing animals. Their work with animals benefits several of their…continue reading →
Stunt Performer Steve-O Befriends A Street Dog & Can’t Go Home Without Her

Stunt Performer Steve-O Befriends A Street Dog & Can’t Go Home Without Her

Advertisement You may know Steve-O from his crazy antics, stunts, and pranks, particularly on the Jackass series. What you may not know is that the vegan TV personality is also a dog lover and animal activist! While in Peru on a mountain climbing trip, Steve-O decided to try to befriend a stray dog that might want to accompany him on his adventure. After purchasing a bag of dog food in order to break the ice with the local street pups, he had very little luck making friends… until he met Wendy. Watch the touching story…continue reading →