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Man faces tragedy by fostering puppies with his rescue dog

Last year, Robert Banks shared his very personal story with DogHeirs about how his rescue dog Maybelle saved his life. At the time, he was addicted to drugs and thinking of taking his own life, but he turned his life around because Maybelle needed him and loved him and he loved her back.  Robert and Maybelle have been doing well since then and we were incredibly touched when we learned what they have recently done...
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Dog, cat and baby make adorable bedfellows (PHOTOS)

Bringing home a new baby into the family is always an event to remember. If you have pets, you will prepare them just as you would with other children. Ryan and his wife brought home baby Thea three months ago. And from the looks of things everyone is getting along famously! Ryan and his wife captured these adorable family portraits after their dog, cat and newborn baby joined mom on the bed. Pearl, a Great...
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Boy battling leukemia gets his wish to reunite with his dog (VIDEO)

The only thing Francisco Garcia wanted was his dog back. The young boy has been battling leukemia and had not seen his best friend, Popello, for six years. Francisco and his family had moved back to Pasco, Washington from Mexico for his treatment and sadly had to leave Popello behind.  But this week, The Make A Wish Foundation granted Francisco his one wish. Francisco hadn't been told about the surprise in advance. Instead he was...
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Firefighters come to the rescue of blind dog trapped in construction site (PHOTOS)

Firefighters came to the rescue of an old, blind dog after it fell into a hole at a construction site and got buried in the loose dirt. The dog was spotted by a local in the town of Diamante, Argentina, after they heard barking coming from the excavation site of a home. The person called the fire department for help and the animal welfare organization, Huelitas Diamante, also arrived to help. Only the dog's face...
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Rescue dog protects three children from bear intruder

A rescue dog protected three sleeping children from a bear after the animal had intruded into the family’s Tennessee home. Mother Priscilla Epperson heard her dog, Coco, barking like crazy from downstairs where her three children had fallen asleep while watching TV. She had not yet locked up for the evening and the exterior door to her bedroom had not been completely latched shut, she told ABC News. She said, "I was upstairs doing some...
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Manatee watched over stranded dog like "guardian angel" until he was rescued (PHOTO)

A dog who fell into a Florida river had an unusual "angel" watching over him until help arrived. White Dog had fallen into the Hillsborough River and couldn’t scale the concrete seawall to get out. A passerby called the Tampa Police Department and when they arrived they noticed a manatee keeping the scared puppy company. One officer snapped the photo and posted it to Facebook. The department wrote: “Remember the dramatic rescue of the pooch...
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Reunion between Pit Bull and her homeless guardian was a moment of pure joy and love

Karma and Rick have a happy reunion. Photo credit: Villalobos Rescue Center/Facebook Karma the Pit Bull jumped into her human’s awaiting arms after the pair had been forced apart. Rick, who is homeless, fell ill after he jumped into a river in New Orleans to save Karma. He showed up at the Villalobos Rescue Center with Karma a few weeks ago asking for help. Rick needed someone to take care of Karma while he got...
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Dog’s long tail one for the record books

Finnegan is an Irish Wolfhound with a tail like any other dog’s, at least according to the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records. He’s been officially listed as the dog with the longest tail in the world. Measuring 72.29 centimetres (28.5 inches), his family says Finnegan’s tail has been known to break a lot of things around the house, like bottles of wine and glasses among other things. Evangeline Leclair, Finnegan's co-owner, told the Calgary...
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Short-spined Pit Bull brings joy wherever she goes

Cuda has Short Spine Syndrome. Photo: Cuda Cares/Facebook Cuda is a short-spined dog with a lot of love to give. But the rescued pit bull probably would not have gotten a second chance if it hadn't been for Julie LeRoy, an animal control worker in Durham, NC.  Cuda came into the care of Julie after she received a call from some local residents about a stray dog. The people that called about the stray told...
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Clever dog has taken up farming (PHOTOS)

Lemon isn’t your average farm dog. Unlike other working dogs who heard sheep and look after farm animals, Lemon fetches buckets of water and uses a plow. The Riesenschnauzer belongs to Alexander Matitsyn, a veteran from the Russian Army who served as an army dog trainer. Alexander said he began training Lemon and before long the dog was able to fill a bucket with water and carry it to him. “I made him carry the...
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Family has emotional reunion with dog they thought had perished in shelter fire (VIDEO)

A mom had a tearful reunion with her dog she feared had died in a devastating fire at Manchester Dogs’ Home earlier this week. Dawn Bradbury thought she had lost her beloved Bichon Frise, Leo, after the 2-year-old dog went missing from her home earlier in the week. She and her kids had been searching for him and learned that he had been taken to the shelter. She was scheduled to pick Leo up on...
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Community comes together after 53 dogs killed and another 150 injured in Manchester Dogs Home fire

Tragedy struck Manchester Dogs Home on Thursday evening after a fire tore through the building killing 53 dogs and injuring 150. The blaze began around 7 pm and staff and volunteers, as well as members of the public, battled to flames to rescue animals stuck in the shelter. Nearly 30 firefighters valiantly battled the fire that may have been caused by a suspected arson attack. A 15-year-old boy is currently being questioned by policce on...
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