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Wag! Calls Off Search After Losing ANOTHER Dog In Their Care

Wag! is at it again. Heartbreakingly, we have to share that another customer trusted Wag! to take care of their dogs and Wag! failed in every tragic way. Wag! walked two dogs and only one of them made it home. It’s become a far too familiar tale for the “Uber of dog walking.” Wag! has …

Woman Arrested For Punching Boyfriend After He Leaves Her Dog Outside In The Rain

An Oregon woman is facing assault charges for punching her boyfriend not once, but twice after he left her dog outside in the rain. While there are likely more details about this situation that have yet to be released, this is what we know so far. The Coo’s County Sheriff’s Office released the arrest report …

Scientist Says Dogs Hate Hugs. Another Says He’s Wrong. Here’s Why.

Dogs are so adorable that it’s difficult to resist hugging and kissing them. We want to show them as much love as possible because they deserve it. However, most people have probably come across a study or article telling them to stop hugging their dog. A scientist has made it clear that dogs don’t like …

Activists Are Ending Animal Cruelty Through Education

Children learn how to treat and care for animals when they are young by watching their parents and members of the community for cues. If they are kind and responsible with their pets, kids tend to follow suit. However, when children grow up without pets or with role models who are cruel or neglectful towards …

HELP: Make It Illegal To Leave Your Dog Out In The Cold!

Dogs are an important part of our families. They deserve to be loved and cared for just like any other family member. However, there are many people that don’t think like this. They will leave their dogs chained up outside, even in extreme weather! It’s common knowledge that dogs shouldn’t be left alone in a …

Not All Rescue Dogs Make Remarkable Transformations – And That’s OK!

At iHeartDogs, we share incredible stories of dogs overcoming neglect, abuse, and homelessness to become healthy, well-adjusted family pets. While this is often the case, not all rescue dogs can be fully rehabilitated. Some live with debilitating fears and phobias, others cannot safely coexist with children or other dogs. And you know what? It’s time …

Celebrities Answer Ellen DeGeneres’ Call To Adopt – But Not Everyone Is Happy About It

Ellen Degeneres recently took to Instagram to make a plea to dog lovers everywhere. A litter of puppies and both of the parents were in desperate need of funds for their care and finding families of their own. So far, celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Kris Jenner have adopted puppies from the litter, but more …

Mother Has A Fit When Told Her Kid Can’t Pet Service Dog iHeartDogs.com

Civilian handlers of service dogs are continually faced with scrutiny and probes from the general public. Even when their working dogs are clearly labeled with a vest informing people to leave them alone, some people insist on distracting the dogs from their work. A team training in a mall recently had an encounter with a …

7 Ways Your Kids Can Volunteer At A Shelter

Volunteers are an absolutely essential component to an animal shelter’s success. Just ask any shelter director, veterinarian, or staffer. They will tell you that it would be impossible to keep up with the shelter’s demands without the help of dedicated and big-hearted volunteers. It takes a whole lotta love and hard work to keep homeless …

Puppy Has To Have Ear Amputated After Haircut At Petco

When we take out fur babies to a groomer, we expect them to be returned to us safely. We trust that any groomer charged with caring for our dog in our absence will have the proper training and experience necessary to make decisions the will benefit our dog. At the absolute minimum, we expect them …