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2020’s Tiny Hero Dog Nurtures Every Rescued Animal She Meets

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The biggest heroes can sometimes come in small packages. A tiny Chihuahua named Mackenzie (Kenz for short) proved that when she won the 2020 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. She followed the legacies of many past hero dogs, including Harley the puppy mill survivor and Abigail the former bait dog. Mackenzie might not look like much, but she was near death as a puppy. Kind humans nurtured her and helped give her a better life. So, now she nurtures other … Read more

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Subaru Finds Homes For Thousands Of Hard-To-Adopt Dogs

To some, senior dogs and special needs dogs might seem “less adoptable.” But the truth is, they just haven’t found the perfect family yet. In the right household, these dogs thrive. Plus, they’re just as loving as any other rescue dog, if not more. So, Subaru has stepped up not only to encourage dog adoption, but to specifically help the dogs who have been looking for homes the longest. This is Subaru’s second annual “Make a Dog’s Day,” and their … Read more

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Is Your Yard Safe for Your Dog?

By Kate Hughes Reviewed by Stephanie Liff, DVM One of the foremost pleasures of being a pet parent is watching your dog frolic freely outdoors. But while fresh air, sunlight, and exercise are all good for your canine companion, your yard can also be home to some scary dog dangers. Knowing about these backyard dangers for dogs, guarding against them, and—perhaps most important—having a solid plan in place for when your dog gets into something he shouldn’t, is key to … Read more

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Strangers Move Mountains To Help Dog In Stolen Car Get Home

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As much as we want to see the good in everyone, there are always some people who will hurt others every chance they get. So, when Jason Miller left his car running with his dog inside for only a minute, he never expected someone to steal his vehicle and his best friend. Of course, he should’ve been more careful, but how can someone steal something that quickly? It left poor Miller worrying if he’d ever see his dog Gunner again. … Read more

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8 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore in Active Dogs

By Sarah Wooten, DVM Whether they’re in the backyard chasing a brazen squirrel or hiking a breathtaking nature trail, active dogs long for adventure. One only has to observe the sheer excitement on a dog’s face when he sees a squirrel to know that experiencing wildlife is one of man’s best friend’s greatest pleasures. In order to experience the best nature has to offer, it is important to protect your dog’s health against harmful parasites harbored by wildlife and other … Read more

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Three-Legged Dog Takes Control Of Tiny Selfie Booth

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Everyone loves dog selfies. Although, most dogs are not able to take photos by themselves. They usually need a human to press the button on a phone or camera for them. But a three-legged dog named Scraps doesn’t need anyone to help her out. She’s an independent pup who loves to take glamorous photos on her own terms. Yet, it wouldn’t be possible without the incredible invention her mom created for her. Inventor and YouTube star Simone Giertz created a … Read more

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Loyal Dog Follows Ambulance To The Hospital To See Her Dad

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When a human is sick or injured, their dogs just know. Dogs can sense when something isn’t right with their loved ones and oftentimes, they’ll do anything to stick by their side and comfort them. But dogs don’t understand human medical care. They don’t know why we use ambulances or why animals aren’t allowed in hospitals. As far as they’re concerned, these “no dog” rules are just challenges they need to overcome. So, a concerned little pup accepted that challenge … Read more

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Basset Hound Carries His Food To The Couch After A Long Day Of Work

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After a long day of work, it’s normal for humans to grab a plate of food and head over to the couch. Time spent at home is ideal relaxing time for any humans with full-time jobs. But one clever dog also seems to think he deserves that chance to kick back and relax. Murphy the Basset Hound loves to carry his dinner into the living room to have a comfortable meal. He sees his family relax as they eat all … Read more

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Adorable Doxie Just Wants To Be Home In Bed

Few things feel better than laying in bed. All the best things happen in bed and all the worst things can be cured by being in bed. Breakfast in bed happens in bed. Rainy mornings are best enjoyed under your sheets. Need a good cry? Climb into bed, pull the blankets over your head, and have at it. The best thing of all might be coming home after a long day and just curling up in bed. And this little … Read more

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Reese Witherspoon Loses Her Beloved French Bulldog To Cancer

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Actress Reese Witherspoon is a loyal dog mom to several furry friends, each with their own quirky personalities. Even after short periods of time, Witherspoon and her family closely bond to their dogs, so saying goodbye is heartbreaking. Pepper the French Bulldog had an aggressive cancer in her later months. For a little while, Witherspoon thought the pup was getting better, but it quickly took a turn for the worst. Before she could process what was happening, Witherspoon had to … Read more

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