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Police dog hugs officer in this touching photo
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Do hypoallergenic dogs even exist and what breeds are best for allergy suffers? While there is disagreement on whether any dog can truly be hypoallergenic, many believe the following dogs are better for those with allergies than other breeds. Check out our list of top 10 hypoallergenic dogs
Wildlife rescuer Heather Loughlin found the duckling abandoned in a field in Te Puke, New Zealand and shortly after the little bird formed a remarkable bond with her dog Romeo.
As Heather nursed the little duck back to health….
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Adopting a dog is a huge decision, but a very admirable one. There are millions of pets waiting for their furever homes and by adopting a dog, you can help save the life of a homeless animal in a shelter or rescue.
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A truly wonderful story of a unique urban intervention by two compassionate college students who took to the streets of Santiago, Chile armed with bright balloons, in hopes of raising awareness of the reality of forgotten and ignored homeless dogs.
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An adorable Boston Terrier puppy amazingly walks for the first time after undergoing intense therapy to counter a birth defect that left him unable to even stand.
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A loving Shih Tzu named Goldie was found barking in a ravine, not because she was stuck there, but because she was nursing and protecting a tiny abandoned baby kitten.
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A dog named Pui in Ayutthaya Province of Thailand has saved the life of a newborn baby girl after she was abandoned in a garbage heap on the roadside.
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Norman, the French Sheepdog has been steadily learning to master the arts of scooter-riding, skateboarding and bike-riding. And now he’s doing it for a good cause. Last Friday, Norman the Scooter Dog made an attempt at a Guinness World Record and succeeded at becoming the fastest dog on a scooter. To read more and see the video click here
A mama cat caring for four of her own newborn kittens is nursing an orphaned week-old Pitbull puppy at the Cleveland Animal Protection League in Ohio.
Noland the pup was dropped off at the animal shelter last week when he was just a day old, said to have been rejected by his mother.
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My 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, Reagan was diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma, a cancer of the bladder.
At first, I was told there was nothing I could do and her prognosis was only a couple of months.
But then, I learned of a new treatment that was showing signs of promise for this type of dog cancer.
We all knew it was a long shot because the tumor was growing quickly….
Compassionate 12 year old boy, Jack McPadden, would like nothing more than to see his neighbor’s near blind dog, Brody, someday cured of a disease that threatens his eyesight.
Determined to help, Jack recently appealed to his schoolmates and raised $211.05 toward anticipated veterinary bills, coupled with an additional $100 from his own family and that is just a start, he says.
Jack will be thrilled when Brody can see again, but he will never actually see it himself. That is because ever since he was 9 months old, Jack himself has been totally blind.
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Dr. and Mrs. Pienaar are living with a rather unusual animal as a household pet, a 4-year-old cheetah named Jolie.
Big cat Jolie is named after film star Angelina, and the cheetah is certainly used to star treatment at Magda and Japie Pienaar’s home. Jolie, can often be found eating from the kitchen table, snoozing on the sofa, or even curled up on the couple’s bed.
The cheetah is also best buds with the Pienaars’ other, more conventional pet, a German Shepherd named Franky. They can often be seen eating, sleeping and playing together.
After four years, Twyla Long and her family are grateful to finally have their whole family together again. In September 2008, the Longs’ two Siberian Husky puppies, China and Asia, were stolen from their backyard in Grand Prairie, Texas. To read more and see the video click here: www.aplacetolovedogs.com/2012/10/1486643166
Shelley Mamott, Staff Writer
It was the photograph that touched countless hearts around the world. John Unger cradling his arthritic, 19-year-old dog Schoep in the warm water’s of Lake Superior to lull him to sleep. Knowing that he might only have days left before euthanizing his beloved dog, Unger asked friend and photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson to take one last picture of the two together. What happened next was nothing short of incredible. To read the full story click here: www.aplacetolovedogs.com/2012/09/viral-photo-leads-to-new-lease-on-life