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36 Dogs Who Know How To Relax (PHOTOS)

When it's time to get comfortable, these dogs know how to settle down and relax! We asked our members to send in their photos of their dogs taking naps or relaxing in unusual positions and we received a great response! Here are some of our favorites... These 36 dogs look relaxed despite the awkward positions or places they chose to sit and nap in! "Cullen resting with her sister, Lani, wrapped around her." Photo: Tiffany...
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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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Eighty-year-old man saves his dog from cougar attack (VIDEO)

80-year-old Laurie Schmaus has seen cougars roaming his rural property near Millarville, Alberta before, but they've never come as close as an encounter he had this month. He was outside when he sawy his beloved 14-year-old Jack Russell Terrier pinned down by a cougar in his driveway.  "I was in this position and I come running and I tripped and fell and by the time I landed I was 3-4 ft from the dog… I...
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Homeless man goes the extra mile to help his dog through hard times

Peter Buchmann and his dog Buster have a very special bond, a bond that has endured even after Peter fell on hard times. Peter recently became homeless after life circumstances left him without a job and no family. He had moved in with his mother to care for her when she became sick and looked after her for seven years. While he was at work, Buster kept her company and gave her comfort and support....
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These 20 Dogs With Unusual Markings Are Stunning

These dogs all share one thing in common. They all have unusual colored-coats or markings that make them stand out in a crowd!  Thank you to members of our community who submitted these photos of their adorable and unique dogs to DogHeirs, where Dogs Are Family! These 20 dogs can't help but make an impression! "This is Snow White as a puppy. She was born into a litter of 4 Bernese Mountain dogs. The other...
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Brave Staffordshire Terrier saves his owner from drowning

A brave Staffordshire Terrier jumped into a fast-flowing river to save his owner after he fell into the water. Philip Skirving was walking his Staffie, Corbin, at night along a cycle path next to the River Leven in Alexandria, England, went he accidentally slipped into the icy cold water. Corbin and Philip walk the path nearly every night, but Philip lost his footing and tripped and fell into the water. The moment he hit the...
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Homeless shelter now welcomes pets

A homeless shelter in Nebraska is opening its doors to homeless people with pets thanks to a project thought up by an Eagle Scout. The Connection Homeless Shelter now has a place for dogs to stay. Eagle Scout Andrew Phares approached the shelter and proposed a dog kennel in the back of the shelter as a place for pets to stay.  People with pets had to be turned away in the past because of the...
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Pit Bull with "eyebrows" changing people's impressions of the breed for the better

Simon is a Pit Bull Boxer mix with unusual facial markings that make it look like he has dark eyebrows! His human gets a lot of looks, but not because of his breed, but because of the eyebrows that almost look like they've been painted on.  His human, Stephanie Williams, adopted Simon 2 years ago. He was born in a Minnesota animal shelter and was saved from being put down and eventually found his way...
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Dog hitches a ride on side of ambulance to be by his human's side

A dog showed how close a bond dogs have with their humans when he hitched a 21-mile ride on the outside of an ambulance to stay by his dad's side. Mason County EMS responded to a call on October 26, when JR Nicholson, an 85-year-old rancher, wasn't feeling well.  They took JR into the ambulance and prepared for the hour ride to hospital. Ranch hand Brian Wright had called emergency and remained behind to lock...
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Police Officer Pulls Woman Over And Ends Up Rushing her Dog To Hospital And Saves The Dog's Life

When Dallas Police Officer Albert Sanchez answered a call about a driver running red lights, he didn't expect to save the life of a dog, but that's what happened when he stopped Carolina with her dog Scrappy. Carolina was driving home with Scrappy, a Brittany Spaniel, when she noticed he was asphyxiating in the backseat. The 13-year-old dog was diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis.  Carolina called 911, but she was told officers could not help because...
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Twitter Users help bring dog in from the freezing cold

Denver Police credited Twitter users with helping rescue a dog stuck outside on a cold, snowy weather in Denver. The dog was curled up on the porch of his home, lying in front of a sliding glass door. The Husky was covered in snow from a storm that has brought sub-freezing temperatures and snow fall throughout the city. Tonee Lawrence tweeted the picture and addressed it to a local news station and to the Denver...
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Heartwarming reunion between man and his dog after 8 years apart (VIDEO)

Mike Nuanes was confused when he received a call saying they had a dog that was his. His girlfriend immediately went to check on their four dogs, and all were accounted for. When he told Jill Davis from the Fulton County Animal Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia, that she must be mistaken, she asked 'Is his name Jordan?". That's when Mike's jaw dropped.  The last time Mike had seen his Shih Tzu, Jordan, was 8 years ago...
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