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Recently rescued dog saves new owner from carjacker

This is why rescue animals are the best! A dog rescued just two weeks ago by a woman in Villa Roca, Georgia, returned the favor when she scared off a would-be carjacker.  Connie Davis was not far from home when she stopped at a stop sign and a man got into the passenger seat of her car, punched her in the face and demanded money.  She said she didn't have any but he told her...
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Sweet Doberman Pinscher gets a manicure from little girl (VIDEO)

Dobermans are traditionally portrayed ferocious guard dogs, but they definitely have a soft side, and this video is a good example of that. Buddha lets his little human give him a manicure! Buddha the Doberman is so trusting and patient, as she applies the nail varnish (of the non-toxic for dogs variety) that I have a feeling Buddha's had his nails done before!
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Dog abandoned by family and thrown into dumpster with dog bed

It was a heartbreaking scene. Someone saw a family dog being abandoned behind a Goodwill store in Atlanta, Georgia. The dog was thrown into a dumpster with his dog bed and left behind. Even worse, the eyewitness is said to have seen two children crying in the car, watching as their pet was discarded!  The 3-year-old Pit Bull, dubbed Broham, when he was first rescued, was rescued from inside the dumpster by Fulton County Animal...
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Every pet parent wants a German Shepherd who does this (VIDEO)

Most dogs steal laundry to play with. But not Baron. The German Shepherd does something completely different. One look at this and you'll want Baron to come to your house too!    
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Newborn puppies abandoned in a box saved by cat

A woman in West Valley City, Utah was shocked to find four abandoned Chihuahuas in a box on top of her car on Tuesday. The box had “free, mama passed away” scribbled on it and a note saying the puppies were born on Friday. Knowing she needed to act fast, the woman rushed them to the Humane Society of Utah. They put the puppies in a room with a cat that had recently been dropped...
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Chilean woman reunited with dog she thought she had lost in volcanic eruption (VIDEO)

Families in the Chilean town of Ensenada were evacuated from their homes last week in the wake of a volcanic eruption that choked the sky with ash. Many people were forced to leave behind their pets as they fled to safety. When it was safe to return, people began searching for their lost loved ones. This emotional video captures the moment a woman, who was searching for her dog amidst all the ash and destruction,...
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Adopted Pit Bull helps teen with autism kiss his mom for the very first time

This story shows what a difference a dog can make in a person's life! As a little boy, Joey Granados had a hard time sitting still in class and loathed being touched. He did not welcome hugs or kisses, even from his mother. When he was 7 he was finally diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. The disorder is considered to be on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. It has meant Joey struggled socially in...
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Dogs helped this woman battle cancer and ever since then she helps saves their lives (VIDEO)

While Angela Padilla was battling cancer she felt outcast. "When I had cancer it felt like I was wearing a sign. The sign said ‘I am sick. I’m going to die. I’m pitiable.,'" she explains. While being treated, she began to work with dogs as a way to focus on something besides her disease. She felt so much unconditional love from her experiences with the “underdogs” that she decided she would dedicate herself to helping...
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Father wakes up his 5 kids with puppy surprise (VIDEO)

This dad of five says his children have been "praying for a puppy every day for years." He decided to surprise them as soon as he got home with their new puppy at at 2 in the morning! Watch what happened when the kids opened their sleepy eyes! I love how the puppy is so eager to say hello to his new family and doesn't stop wagging his tail as he greets every one of...
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Former Vick fighting dog gets sung a lullaby and has the sweetest response (VIDEO)

It's Hector's naptime and if there's any dog that deserves a sweet lullaby it's Hector. Hector was once one of NFL quarterback Michael Vick's fighting dogs. The Pit Bull was rescued from that horror and eventually was adopted by Roo and Clara from Minnesota. He became a beloved family member and therapy dog. Hector passed away in 2014 from cancer, but his story and legacy of second chances lives on. In the video below, Roo...
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Nylabone Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due To Possible Salmonella

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, New Jersey announced it is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they are potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of 1.69 oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit. The affected lot is: Lot 21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, Expiration date of 3/22/18 The recalled Puppy Starter Kits were distributed nationwide...
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Clever dog shows off her unbelievable ball-handling skills (VIDEO)

I'm used to seeing dogs excitedly lunge and chew tennis balls when playing but never seen one do this! Instead of the usual fumbling, Pakak the dog demonstrates incredible skill and can slowly lift the ball from her mouth between her paws and back again! According to her human, Pakak loves playing with her toys!
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Rescuer feeding stray dogs ends up saving one that crawls into his arms (VIDEO)

Alex Pachecho teamed up with Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward in Houston, Texas to feed hungry stray dogs in the area. While out feeding them, he encountered one dog that made a huge impression on him. The little Chihuhua literally crawls into his arms. While rescuing the dog he named "Mr. Cookie", Alex explains that sadly there aren’t enough facilities to take every dog off the street. That’s why his organization works so hard...
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Co-workers help man build his ailing German Shepherd a wheelchair ramp

Bryan Coleman has had his German Shepherd, Diamond, since she was just a few weeks old. Now 8, Diamond’s mobility recently deteriorated after hip dysplasia set in and she lost the use of her back legs. Bryan describes caring for Diamond as being a lot like “having a disabled child” albeit one that weighs 100 pounds. Bryan scoured the internet to help find Diamond solutions that would help her. He found a wheelchair, which helped...
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8th-Graders rally to change dog tethering law in their community

Eighth-grade students at Oak Valley Middle School in Commerce Township, Michigan are on a mission to unchain dogs in their home town and educate people that keeping dogs on tethers is a form of animal abuse. The students were inspired by a teacher’s story after learning she had tried for two years to free a dog who had been chained for 7 years before finally succeeding and adopting him. They were participating in a service-learning...
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Toddler without feet bonds with puppy without a paw

When 3-year-old Sapphyre first saw Lt. Dan she immediately knew he was the dog for her. She said,  "That’s my puppy. He's just like me." The toddler had both her feet amputated when she was 1 year old. She was born missing her toes and fingers and she had surgery on her feet so that she could be fitted with prosthetics. Lt. Dan is a German Shepherd puppy who is just 9 weeks old and...
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Rescuers drive all night to save 85 dogs from squalid home (VIDEO)

Rescuers were at a loss for words when they entered a home in Manchester, Tennessee to assist the Coffee County Sheriff's Office. Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) volunteers had received an emergency call on April 12, 2015 and drove all night to help rescue 85 dogs from a horrific scene. Dogs of a variety of breeds were emaciated and living in cages buried in filth. Golden Retrievers, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Border Collies, Poodles, and Great...
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The many colors of German Shepherd Dogs are simply beautiful (VIDEO)

German Shepherds are a popular breed of dog. But I had no idea that they had such a variety of colors. There are shepherds that are fully white, fully black, tan, sable and more! This video shows off all colors of this beautiful breed!
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Proposed Pennsylvania bills would outlaw dog tethering

Tethering dogs outdoors for extended periods could soon result in animal cruelty charges under new legislation introduced in Pennsylvania by two senators on Monday. The proposed Senate Bill 373 would make tethering illegal unless it is a temporary measure. Also preconditions for tethering would have to be met. These include having a non-choking collar, tangle-free tether at least 10 feet long and access to shelter, food and water. The bill also specifies that dogs could...
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Filmmakers help terminally ill man and his dog in awesome way (VIDEO)

Here's a prank dog lovers can get behind! When Tom Mabe of Prank It FWD heard about a charity My Dog Eats First in Louisville he told them he wanted to do a documentary on homeless people and their pets. The charity provides food, medical attention and other support for the pets of the homeless. While filming, Mabe learned about a terminally-ill man living out of his truck with his 12-year-old dog and decides to...
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