Every year, the American Humane Associate gives out Hero Dog Awards to recognize those dogs “who unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, providing therapeutic support to children suffering from cancer, or just. . .
Here’s a wonderful video that follows a 4,000-mile journey by members of Dolly’s Foundation to deliver seven pit bulls—rescued from a fighting ring—to new homes around the country. A Florida nonprofit, Dolly’s Foundation is dedicated to “rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless, neglected, and abused American Pit Bull Terriers and other bully breed dogs, as well as preserve, promote, and bring positive awareness to the breed and the negative stereotype bestowed upon them.” I’ll let the video tell the touching story here, but I will offer a hearty Bravo! to these wonderful dog lovers and their efforts.
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Well, it looks like there really is such as thing as a dog person.
Humans who share their homes with canines also share the similar bacterial houseguests on their skin, ecologists Tuesday in the. . .
Normally, I don’t much care for these little Internet posters that get forwarded around, but this one really struck me. It’s a beautiful thing.
Here’s a story that would frustrate any dog owner. Thirteen-year-old Billy is blind and deaf, but he still enjoyed going to a local dog park in Orcutt, California. Woof Park displays a sign that allows “small and timid” dogs, but last week Billy was kicked out of the park by a park ranger for being too large. The dog’s owner, Marty Niles, says that Billy is too infirm to go to the big dogs park because he gets bullied by the other pups.
So Billy has become a …
Here’s a sweet video of a rescue dog named Emma, who suffers from a birth defect called Hemivertebrae, greeting her foster dad as he returns from a six-month deployment with the Air Force. Here’s the description from YouTube: . . .
What its creators are calling the world’s first vending machine for dogs has been turning heads in London. Shaped like a doghouse, the machine requires dogs to pull on a toy bone, which causes a tennis ball to come flying out of the roof. The pooch then has to retrieve the ball and place it in a slot, whereupon a bag of Bakers Complete dog food is the reward. Although it’s obviously just a publicity stunt for a british dog-food company, . . .
Did you know that any penny minted after 1982 can make a dog ill or even cause death? That’s because these coins have a zinc core.
“The stomach acid eventually digests the penny and releases the zinc into the system,” veterinarian Dr. Jenna. . .