Dogs

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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Release the Hounds! You don’t want your pup to be tardy for the party. Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, and canines across America are showing their puppy pride on Instagram (and beyond) with the hashtag #partydog. All types of pups have turned up for this celebration. Let’s check out who’s on the VIP list.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 40–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The chow chow is a medium-to-large, muscular and powerful dog of Chinese origin. The head is large and can be flanked by long hair, which sometimes makes the dog appear similar to a lion. The large nose is black,
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The latest in “celebrity animals leading glamorous lives” news comes from multi-hyphenate Paris Hilton. The deejay, known for her eclectic collection of pets, recently posted several pictures of her dog house, or, more accurately, dog mansion, to Twitter. “My dogs live in this two-story doggy mansion that has air conditioning, heating, designer furniture, and a
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Is your dog a strong swimmer? By: wplynn If you’re lucky enough to live near a body of water, it’s likely you’ve been out on a boat at least once or twice. Boating is an excellent recreational activity and comes in so many forms: fishing, whale watching, kayaking or a pleasure cruise. So naturally, we
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It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without my wife, Courtney, and beautiful children – my daughter, Gia, my son, Dominic, and (naturally) our two four-legged children, Julio and Juanita. The truth is I’ve always wanted dogs – and of course, children, however, back when I was single and constantly traveling and working,
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They don’t call this time of year the dog days of summer for nothing. The phrase originated in ancient Europe and refers to the dog star, Sirius, so it’s fitting that Monty’s Dog Beach & Bar in Crikvenica, Croatia, has become a go-to canine travel destination. Located in the small harbor of Podvorska and shaped
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