Month: February 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Dog In Hong Kong Tests “Weak Positive” For Coronavirus

A dog in Hong Kong has been placed under a two-week quarantine after samples taken from his nose and mouth tested “weak positive” for 2019-nCoV – also known as Coronavirus. The pup was taken to a vet for samples to be collected on February 26th, and is thought to be the only dog to have …

Violent Attack On Two Women Stopped By Brave, Loving Lab

This story originally appeared as a Facebook post from Stories For The Soul.  My friend had an abusive boyfriend. We both knew he was an abusive sociopath, but of course being his girlfriend, this was something that she was in denial about for a long time. Finally, she couldn’t deny it anymore and tried to …

You Helped Save The Life Of This Veteran And His Service Dog

When you purchase items from the iHeartDogs store, a portion of that profit is donated to GreaterGood. GreaterGood is an incredible organization that supports charities that help dogs in need. Thanks to amazing customers like you, many dogs and even some people get a second chance at life. Adam and Molly are proof of that. …

15 Things Every New Puppy Parent Must Have

(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) If you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re welcoming a new furry friend to your household. Raising a puppy can be a very exciting experience but also time consuming and stressful. Sometimes new puppy parents find themselves unprepared for the flood of responsibilities and needs that come with adopting a …

Dear Labby: My Dog Vomits Every Few Weeks! Is That Normal?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) One of our DogTime readers has a pooch who throws up every few weeks. Is that okay? Should she do something about it? She writes: Dear Labby, My dog seems to be happy and healthy most of the time. I keep up with regular vet visits, serve her an appropriate diet, …

Yorkshire Terrier “Yorkie” Puppies: Cute Pictures And Facts

Yorkshire Terrier, or “Yorkie” puppies, are irresistibly cute and have the ability to melt your heart into a million tiny pieces. But before you run out to your local Yorkshire Terrier rescue group or shelter to bring this adorable pup into your life, there are a few things to know about the breed. Check out the …

Cardiomyopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Cardiomyopathy in dogs is a condition where the heart muscle degenerates and the heart becomes enlarged. When the muscle degenerates, the heart stops functioning properly, and this can lead to congestive heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is most common in large dogs, and it’s the leading cause of heart failure in certain large …

After 6 Years “In Jail,” This Special Senior Found The Perfect Home

There really is a perfect family for every dog. No pooch knows that better than Bandit Rider! The petite Shepherd mix was rescued as a stray in 2014 and taken to the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He was then chosen to participate in the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program where a select handful of inmates …

K9 Killed in the Line of Duty Honored With Custom Casket

Hondo was a  7-year-old Belgian Malinois who joined Herriman City Police Department in 2015. Hondo was assisting US Marshals with an operation to apprehend a dangerous fugitive in Utah. He was shot and killed in the line of duty. His fellow officers asked a local auto body and paint to shop, Rawtin Garage to help honor Hondo …

Young Girl Writes Stories To Read To Shelter Dogs

Brielle Leger is a 9-year-old girl who loves dogs much like any other kid. However, her love for dogs truly goes above and beyond any other 4th grader. Brielle is an aspiring author, so she writes her own stories about dogs, complete with illustrations that her younger sister, Brynn, helps her draw. Once a week, …