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K9 Naval Commander Teaches Military Students By Giving Out Hugs

The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences has possibly the cutest professor of all time. He’s tall, dark and handsome, and he has four legs! Meet Lieutenant Commander Shetland. He’s an almost 2-year old, half Golden Retriever and half Labrador. Shetland is a decorated Navy sailor with a pretty impressive title. This tail-waggin’ sailor is …

31 Pet-Friendly Cities Awarded “Better Cities For Pets” Certification

City living with a dog brings an entirely extra set of challenges: where to live, where to safely walk your pals, and more. Many cities are still not properly equipped to handle those challenges. The cities that are really built for dog families are being recognized, however. Mars Petcare created the Better Cities For Pets™ …

Therapy Dog Introduces Himself With Business Cards

When Benji was a young Lab puppy, he had a lot of anxiety. His dad, Russel Teck, felt bad for his poor puppy, so he wanted to find an activity that could help Benji. At first, Teck considered agility, but it just didn’t seem like Benji’s thing. Plus, he didn’t have space in his yard …

Dog Carries Abandoned Baby Monkey to Safety

Dogs are so friendly that they are often seen befriending other animals. A dog in Madhya Pradesh, India kept up with this trend by rescuing an adorable baby monkey. To the surprise of some people nearby, they saw this medium-sized dog carrying a baby monkey on his back. The monkey was clinging on for dear …

The Incredible Story Of The Woman Who Changed The Future For Homeless Animals

Caroline Earle White was a powerful woman with a heart for helping animals. She was destined to be a change-maker and a change-maker she was. Born and raised in a wealthy Quaker family, she was the daughter of an attorney who was an influential advocate for the abolition of slavery. Her mom also worked for …

A Five-Year-Old Boy With Autism Is Missing His Therapy Dog. Their Family Is Asking For Help To Find Her.

A family in Kansas City, Kansas is asking for help to find their missing family member. Paul Carney and his wife, Cailey Kroesen Carney let their dog out for a bathroom break on September 29th. Heidi, a large, Bernese Mountain dog, did not come back. It’s a scenario they never dreamed would happen. You see, …

Rescued Dog Can’t Stop Hugging The Woman Who Saved Her

If you’ve ever rescued a dog or visited a shelter then you know first hand how much they appreciate your love and attention. This was no different for a sweet girl named Penny who was recently rescued in Georgia. Penny was so grateful that she just couldn’t stop hugging the woman who saved her. A …

“Miracle Worker” Lives with 27 Disabled Dogs and Gets Paralyzed Dogs to Walk Again

There are so many dogs in shelters that get overlooked simply because they have special needs. Disabled dogs and paralyzed dogs are often not even considered by most families. However, Claire-Louise Nixon specifically adopts and helps these dogs in need. In fact, she shares her home with 27 different dogs that have had trouble finding …

Piano-Playing Rescue Beagle Gets His Human Sister To Dance

Is there anything better than dog and baby interactions? Just give me two pairs of big, curious eyes and some unspoken love and I’m done for. When it comes to this category, the cuteness in the dynamic entertainment duo of a singing, piano-playing Beagle/Basset Hound mix and his human baby sister is tough to beat. …

2019 Trending Puppy Names and the History Behind 3 Classics

In old movies and television shows we hear names like Spot, Rover, and Fido. These names remain mainstays as a placeholder for a dog name in articles, training exercises, and stories. Have you ever wondered why they’re so popular? Human baby names show trends over the years with occasional blips on the map due to …