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Nine times dogs knew their humans needed a hug

A dog will help you through the tough times whether you are feeling blue, or sick, or just not yourself. They have a way of comforting you like nobody else.   "Went home sick yesterday, this was my feel better crew all afternoon." Reddit / AtomikBalm   "My mom just had a double knee surgery. Her pets have made it their responsibility to comfort her." Reddit / MacSkeptic   "I was feeling depressed and couldn’t...
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Adorable dog knows exactly what to do when her human sneezes (VIDEO)

I can't believe what this adorable Yorkie does when her human pretends to sneeze! She's so sweet!
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After losing his beloved dog, he had no idea it would lead to this

This is a very inspirational story of new beginnings. It begins on a sad note, after a man on Imgur explains that after the loss of his best friend, he chose to begin fostering dogs who were down on their luck as a way to deal with his grief.  ----- "This story begins with the death of my best friend. This is me and him on Black Friday of 2013. 6 months later he'd leave...
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Sheepdog sisters love to pose for photographs and the results are adorably sweet

I love Old English Sheepdogs! With their shaggy fur and happy faces they have to be one of the most adorable dog breeds. And these two dogs - Sophie and Sarah - show just how photogenic they are too. The sisters (from different litters) live in the Netherlands and are regularly photographed by their dad, Cees Boll. And sometimes, they meet  up with their other Sheepdog friends. The more the merrier, I say! Boll explained...
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When She Met the Neighbor's Dog She Never Expected to Form Such an Unforgettable Friendship

Sometimes a new friend appears in your life when you least expect it, but when you need one most. M.C. Busbin was fortunate enough to meet such a friend when she saw a neighborhood dog named Lucky one day. She shared with DogHeirs her wonderful story of a special dog who made a deep impression on her heart!  ---- "About four or so years ago, I started working at a job taking care of an...
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Dog heroically saves woman from attempted rape

Court documents in a case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her King County, Washington apartment said that the woman's dog thwarted the rape attempt. Police arrested Ralph Young for attempted second-degree rape on Thursday. Police allege that Young went to a female neighbor's apartment earlier this month under the guise of returning borrowed dishes. When he attempted to kiss her, she told him she was not interested and "didn't want...
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Women out on walk rescue injured bald eagle lying in ditch (PHOTOS)

We love all animal rescues at DogHeirs whether the animals have fur or feathers. Denise Collins shared her recent rescue story with DogHeirs, which involved a bald eagle! Denise and her cousin were out for a walk near Cremona in Alberta on Tuesday March 24, 2015 when they came across a hurt immature bald eagle lying in a ditch. "Without a second thought we sprung into action and managed to get my sweater over its...
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Abused Dog With Severed Leg Learns To Run Again (Extended Version)

When Eldad Hagar from Hope For Paws received an emergency call to rescue Jordan, the puppy had been in an LA canal for 2 days after being cruelly tortured and thrown 30 feet down into the LA river. Jordan could barely handle Eldad's touch he was in so much pain. His hind leg had been severed, he was suffering mange and was starving. Jordan's will to live kept him going and as the days progressed,...
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Madrid bans euthanasia of homeless dogs and becomes a no-kill city

On March 12, 2015 the Madrid Assembly passed a historic bill banning the "slaughter of stray animals." The new law will make pet abandonment and the euthanasia of homeless dogs illegal in Madrid, Spain's capital and largest city. The political groups of all parties came together in a unanimous decision. El Refugio, a Spanish animal rescue and advocacy group, said the new law came in response to public demand. "Today is one of the happiest...
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Westie out on walk rescues a pet from the freezing sidewalk

Phoebe the Westie was on the "hunt" for rodents whiie out on a walk with her owner when she sniffed out an entirely different animal - a parakeet alone in the middle of a cold Chicago sidewalk. Her human, redditor AconyBell, took a photo and shared it writing, "My dog Phoebe and I were on a walk today and she found this parakeet on the sidewalk. It was way too cold and vulnerable on the...
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Dog owner gets arrested for saving his dog from burning apartment (VIDEO)

Would you risk getting arrested and possibly risk your life to save your dog from a house fire? That's what Jarrod Martin from West Nashville did when he broke a police line and jumped to his apartment's balcony and smashed the balcony door to save his dog Bishop from the blaze. His actions got him arrested and charged with two misdemeanors but he said he would do it again if it meant saving his dog.
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Shih Tzu is always by baby's side (VIDEO)

Abba the Shih Tzu is resting in her new favorite place now that baby Adelyn has arrived! The tiny dog loves to cuddle up alongside Adelyn. They really do love each other's company and are very calm and quiet with each other!
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Pit Bull abandoned at a park with toys and a note needs rescue

A poor Pit Bull was tied to a garbage can with a bag of his toys and abandoned in a park. The dog had a hand-written note tied to his harness that read: "I'm playful and friendly! I have never bit a single person. I'm good around children. Please take me! My owners couldn't have me anymore because we can't have dogs were(sic) we live." The dog was taken to Riverside Count Animal Control's shelter in Western...
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Dog stranded 5 days on ice rescued by news crew (VIDEO)

A freezing dog has been reunited with her owners after nearly a week stranded on a frozen lake! The young black Labrador named Kimberly ran away from her home in Lorain, Ohio and ended up 18 miles (30 km) away on Lake Erie. After an unsuccessful attempst by firefighters and the Coast Guard to rescue her due to poor weather conditions, a crew from WKYC hired an airboat to take them out onto the lake...
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Dog Kisses May Improve Your Health

A team of researchers at the University of Arizona is setting out to determine whether dog saliva can be good for human health. Everyone who has a dog knows the positive effect they can have on your mood and well-being, but this new study will focus on  the boost dogs may have on the human immune system. The researchers involved in the study believe that microbes exchanged between dogs and people may have a positive...
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Dad spends night at shelter to adopt homeless dog his son gave his heart to

What this dad did so his son could get a shelter dog is so wonderful! Robert Lucas brought his 5-year-old son to Spotsylvania Animal Shelter to pick out the dog he wanted. His son picked out a homeless dog named Gibbs and had his heart set on getting him. No other dog would do. But Gibbs was not yet up for adoption and when Robert asked the staff at the shelter they told him there...
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Photos of Siberian Huskies walking on frozen lake are beautiful

Photographer Fox Grom regularly photographs his beautiful Siberian Huskies outdoors in beautiful natural settings in Russia. I absolutely love this series of photographs where the dogs explore a magnificent frozen lake. With the reflected surfaces of the lake, it looks like they're walking on water! You can see more of Grom's photos on his website here.
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Rescuers work to save puppy stuck in exhaust pipe

A puppy got himself in a precarious position when he got stuck in an exhaust pipe in Thailand. A team of rescuers began the delicate operation to safely remove the pup from the pipe. It took around 40 minutes in total to cut him free. The last step was soaping his head so it would safely slip through the narrow hole. It's not known how he came to be stuck in the pipe in the...
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Dog chases truck after owners abandon him at gas station; Humane Society appeals for information

A cowardly case of animal abandonment shocked a witness who managed to take a photo of the incident. The Humane Society of Louisiana is appealing to the public for information. Lorie Hollis was at Louisiana fast station in Slidell when she saw two men in a pick up truck dump  a dog and drive off. The dog desperately chased after them. "The first man told the dog to: 'Go! Go over there!' The man in...
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Missing Woman Located And Alive Thanks To The Heat From Her Loyal Dog

A missing woman is alive today thanks to the heat from her loyal dog who refused to leave her side. The woman was reported missing by friends, who grew worried when they did not hear from her. She had gone walking at the beach along the rocky coastline of the Great Orme at Llandudno in Northern Wales and disappeared. An RAF helicopter crew was called in to help with the search because of bad weather...
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