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Photos Capture Touching Final Farewells with Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

“Joy Session” photo shoots allow owners to have beautiful memories of their beloved pets.
Photo by Sara Beth Photography

An article on Mail Online highlights the work of Minneapolis photographer Sarah Earnhart, who has create a unique service for her dog-owning clients. What she calls “Joy Sessions” are photo shoots that owners can have done just before. . .

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Story: How One Dog Bed Turned into Seven

Written by: Barry Welham, Orvis UK


One dog in the UK started with a single bed, and is now in the lap of luxury wherever he goes.
Photo via orvis.com

In 2014, I had the chance to meet an extremely clever dog, who managed to retrieved a pheasant that other dogs could not find. Christmas was less than two weeks away, and knowing the. . .

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Petfinder: Barrett’s Happy New Year


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Barrett’s formal portrait
Photo by Tim Yeaglin Photography

Barrett is a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix, a champion snuggle-bunny and, until recently, was a staff favorite at the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa, KS. That changed the day his new “Mom” showed up at the shelter.

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Special-Needs Twins Adopt a Disabled Pit Bull


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tianna and Gianna Johnson pose with Carmella near their New Jersey home.
Photo courtesy Dana Polito-Corry, via abcnews.go.com

Ten-year-old twins in New Jersey got an early Christmas present, when their mom brought home a beautiful Pit Bull named Carmella, who had been living in a foster home for a year. But here’s. . .

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Video: Veteran With PTSD Reunited With Military Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

David Pond hugs Pablo, the military working dog he served with in Afghanistan.
Photo courtesy David Pond, via nbcnews.com

We have posted many times about the intense bond that can form between a military dog and his handler. Lance Cpl. David Pond and his military working dog, Pablo, served together in. . .

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Petfinder: Jenny’s Happy Tail


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Could you turn away from this face?
Photo by Austin Pets Alive

Jenny is a Boston Terrier puppy who has experienced more than a few ups and downs in her short life. She was purchased from a breeder at six weeks old, and a week later developed parvo virus. Her family was unable to afford the cost of her treatment and she was surrendered to a shelter. For most puppies with parvo, this is quite literally the kiss of death….

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Morris Animal Foundation: Tristan, One Lucky Dog!


Tristan indulges in a little camouflage
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Although he doesn’t realize it, Tristan is a very lucky dog. Tristan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive type of bone cancer, in June 2014. Even with treatment, most dogs die within a year of diagnosis.

But Tristan is still going strong more than 16 months later and his owner, Gail McCensky, has made it her mission to give Tristan an adventure-filled life. One of Tristan’s favorite activities is a monthly lunch club for him and his “lady friends.”…

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