Dogs

It’s always weird when you leave for college and then come back home for that first visit. Things are just different: your friends seem weird, your parents are doing their own thing now, plus your town looks way smaller. Sometimes, even your house no longer seems like your own. Case in point, a freshman at
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At-home vet visits don’t necessarily guarantee a calm pet who’s more comfortable in familiar surroundings. By: RatRanch Imagine life as a country vet: rolling through green hills from one farmhouse to another, greeting neighbors and administering to their dogs and cats — a snapshot right out of All Creatures Great and Small. Well, take
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What better way to say “I do” than with the help of some baby dogs? Iowa bride Samantha Clark is continuing a trend that we’ve been barking about for a while: puppy wedding bouquets. Emma Anglick Clark, 23, of Pleasantville, Iowa, contacted local shelter AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport with the cute idea, and the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 9–11 inches Weight: 13–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 13–15 years or longer The West Highland white terrier, often referred to as the Westie, is a small, strongly built dog and one of the most popular terriers. They have black noses and almond-shaped, wide-set, black-rimmed dark brown eyes and ears that
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With Hurricane Irma surging toward Florida, many residents are attempting to evacuate the state with their pets — and some are facing trouble. Matt Varga of Kendall, Florida, tried to leave by plane on Thursday, but was denied entrance to the flight he booked because he didn’t have a carrier for his dog, Meeka. Varga
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After a life of service to  Connecticut’s Middletown Police Department and his family, Hunter the German Shepherd said a final farewell to all of his friends. “Officer Michael D’Aresta unfortunately has to make the toughest decision any K9 handler dreads,” the police department posted on its Facebook page about the decision to put Hunter down. “K9 Hunter
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We know some people treat their dogs like royalty, but we didn’t realize that some people actually treat their dogs like God! Take this regal pup living amongst the Miao people in the Jiaobang village in Guizhou province, China. According to the Independent, the villagers have celebrated an annual tradition for centuries in which they
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Make sure your dog has built up the ability to run long distances. By: super_duper_shutter Are you looking for a new workout buddy? One who doesn’t care what time you get up, doesn’t make excuses and never bails when it’s time to exercise? If you’re tired of running on your own or just need a
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Murphy has spent the past 365 days helping others. Since the day he was born, Murphy, PEOPLE’s Guiding Eyes for the Blind guide dog trainee, has been working towards being the best dog he can be, so he can help change the life of a blind/visually-impaired individual after he graduates. Of course, there has been
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Animal organizations hope to reunite pets with families as quickly as possible after Hurricane Harvey. Photos by: Best Friends Animal Society Hurricane Harvey has devastated Rockport, Houston and other Texas towns. As the human rescue effort continues, thousands of shelter animals, strays and pets are in need of aide. Animal welfare groups all over Texas
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Reunited! Chris Evans shared an adorable video on Twitter of his pup Dodger greeting him with kisses after the Captain America star returned home from a 10-week film stint. “After 10 long weeks…” Evans wrote for the heart-warming video. The 36-year-old actor adopted Dodger after meeting him on the set of Gifted back in April. “One of the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 24–27.5 inches Weight: 70–110 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years or longer Old working dogs developed in France, beaucerons have a black nose; dark brown, slightly oval-shaped eyes; ears, either cropped or natural, that are set high on the head; and a fringed tail covered with hair that usually hangs down
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Even before the worst of Hurricane Harvey began, dog lover Betty Walter was prepared. According to Today.com, in anticipation of the storm, the 44-year-old woman had rounded up four of her own dogs, a handful of foster dogs awaiting adoption, as well as some friends’ and neighbors’ dogs into her care. As they awaited rescue, the
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A group of guys became a dog’s saving grace this week in Lumberton, Texas. On Monday, Bandit the dog found himself caught in the raging flood waters of Hurricane Harvey. He was moments from being washed far away from his home when a group of volunteer rescuers, made up mostly of local teenagers, stepped in.
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Was this poor pup abandoned or did he just get separated from his owners in the commotion of the Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts? The handsome German Shepherd was found alone, in his crate, seemingly left behind on an evacuation bus that had recently unloaded at the makeshift George R. Brown Convention Center mega-shelter on Monday
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It was a photo that upset many: two dogs peeking helplessly out of a boat surrounded by flood waters. The pair of pups were left behind to brave the ravages of Hurricane Harvey — which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm as it continues to dump rain on the Houston area — alone. CNN reporter Ed
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There are few things cuter than a dog. Unless of course, you add something else that is already adorable onto a dog — like a bowtie. Luckily, plenty of pup owners have had this idea and have followed through. Not only did these pet parents buy a piece of dashing doggie neckwear, they photographed their pooch
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Like great musicians before him — Beethoven, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder — Braille the dog doesn’t let his disabilities keep him from his passions. The two-year-old Australian Shepherd was born blind and deaf due to irresponsible breeding, reports the Detroit Free Press, but can perform all the tricks a sighted, hearing dog can do, and
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Storms can be scary business, especially for your pet. While you know the thunder and bright lightning outside is a temporary hiccup, your pet has a harder time understanding what the sudden bright lights and loud sounds of a storm mean. For pets who are especially bothered by bad weather, there are medical solutions. As
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Is your dog ready to experience the great outdoors? By: Noodles and Beef Ask any outdoor enthusiast: There’s nothing better than leaving your busy life behind, shutting off the cell phone and truly breathing in the fresh scent of nature, whether you’re deep in the woods or about to summit a mountain. What makes the
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