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  • Family Fights To Stop Their Former Dog From Being Euthanized
    Luck has not been on Draco’s side for the first two years of his life. The Labrador Retriever mix has already found himself in three different homes in Fairfax County, Virginia. His first two families both said he was the sweetest, and they only rehomed him due to difficulties finding dog-friendly housing. But when Draco came to his third family, things changed. Suddenly, they returned him to the shelter and opened a dangerous dog case against him. But Draco’s former family knows that he’s not dangerous, and they’re doing everything they can to fight for his life. But will their efforts be enough?
    Image: Daniella Bizzoco FacebookDraco Looks for Love Like all rescue dogs, Draco wanted nothing but love. Daniella Bizzoco adopted him and quickly developed a strong bond with him. She wanted to keep him with her more than anything, but when she suddenly had to move to New York, it became difficult. She couldn’t find suitable housing that allowed dogs there, so she decided to look for a kind family to take him in. “He was so sweet. He’s really adorable,” Bizzoco said. “We had him for two months but within those two ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-26
  • Fall Safety Tips for Puppy, Adult, and Senior Dogs
    The post Fall Safety Tips for Puppy, Adult, and Senior Dogs by Audrey Pavia appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Fall is here, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. That’s good news if you’re a dog owner, because you and your dog can have lots of fun during these cool-weather holidays. First on the calendar is Halloween. Every October 31, my Corgi, Nigel, wore a pumpkin costume and helped me hand out candy at the door. The look on the trick-or-treaters’ faces was priceless. Not many had ever seen a four-legged pumpkin before. Thanksgiving was another adventure for Nigel. Whether the feast was at our house or another family member’s, Nigel was always there, waiting for the special treat he got every year — a slice of turkey. While having your dog around ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-10-26
  • The Healthy Hound Newsletter #50
    .templateContainer { border: 0px none #aaaaaa; background-color: #ffffff; border-radius: 0px; } #brandingContainer { background-color: transparent !important; border: 0; } .templateContainerInner { padding: 0px; } <!-- In This Issue ● Why Is Your Dog Lethargic? ● Protect Your Pup From Thieves ● Rescue Dog Donates Blood ● Things Dogs Love To Chase & Why ● Causes Of Gurgly Belly ● Healthy Fall Fruits & Veggies Recent Food Recalls 10/8/20 – Sunshine Mills, Inc. (20 Brands) 9/22/20 – Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo & Superfoods 8/24/20 – Nature’s Menu With Chicken & Quail 7/13/20 – Benyfit Natural Raw Dog Food 6/12/20 – Carnivora Fresh Frozen Patties HEALTH ALERT Why Is Your Dog So Lethargic? Dogs sleep and lounge far more than humans so it can be difficult to tell how much is ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • Green Puppy Named Pistachio Brings Luck To His Family
    Some people see green as a sickly color, but others recognize it as a sign of luck. For a newborn puppy named Pistachio, green is as lucky as can be! Why? Because he was born with a beautiful green coat amid a litter of white siblings. Green might only seem like a plausible color for cartoon puppies, but Pistachio is as real as can be. When Pistachio’s dad got a glimpse of the pup’s bright-colored coat, he was shocked. But luckily, he had heard about the green puppy phenomenon, so he knew there was no need to panic.
    Image: @Reuters/TwitterWhy is Pistachio Green? It seems nearly impossible for a white mixed breed dog to give birth to one solid green pup in a litter of five. Spelacchia, the proud parent, had four white puppies that looked exactly like her and one that looked almost like an alien. Luckily, her human named Cristian Mallocci from Sardinia, had recently heard a story about green puppies, so he knew exactly what to do. Over the years, stories of dogs like a green Great Dane puppy and a green Labrador Retriever have gone viral. The odds of this happening ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • This Adorable Photoshoot Of Gramps And Granny Dogs Will Make You Giggle
    It’s a heartbreaking fact, but it’s true that senior dogs have a harder time finding homes once they enter shelters. And it’s through no fault of their own. Most people have puppies in mind when adopting and the old souls are often overlooked. Plus, the issues of aging also mean older dogs usually need more care and this also finds them passed over in the shelter. But senior dogs still have so much love to give and want nothing more than to find a home where they can live in comfort and joy during their twilight years. And the Flagler Humane Society has come up with the cutest way to draw attention to the older residents at their Florida shelter. @flagler_humane_society/Instagram Adoption Photoshoot for The Grampies and Grannies In an effort to help some of their elderly shelter residents find the homes they so desperately need, the Flagler Humane Society decided to have some fun with their seniors. In an adorable photoshoot, FHS shows us what old dogs look like when dressed in some fashionable senior-style accessories. The results are too cute and guaranteed to make you giggle! Let’s meet a few of the old folks! Introducing Sharpie! ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • From Homeless Pup To Professional Police Dog!
    Maggie has a special journey that sets her apart from her other canine colleagues. While many police dogs are born and raised to work in the force, Maggie’s road to becoming a working pup is extremely unique. Maggie is a lovable Pitbull and Malinois mix that has struggled to find her forever family. Originally beginning her life as a stray pup, her future was always a bit uncertain. Though she soon found herself within the walls of a shelter, her journey to finding her place in the world had just begun.
    K9.Mag/FBMaggie was adopted quickly after her shelter arrival, but would soon receive her first let down at the hands of a potential fur family. Maggie was dropped off at a paid kennel after her adoption for a brief stay, only to discover that her owner had never planned on coming back for her. Unable to cover her kennel costs, Maggie was sent back to the shelter. With such a rocky history under her belt, Maggie tugged at the hearts of another potential fur family. Maggie walked out of the shelter yet again with high hopes, only to be returned shortly after due to her ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • Puppy Decides To Be A Pumpkin For Halloween Without His Parent’s Permission
    Luke the Australian Shepherd puppy has the same attitude as just about every human child: if he’s not allowed to do something, that makes it more fun! Ever since he came to his new home a few months ago, he has caused as much trouble as possible. He loves to chew on anything and everything, especially if he knows it’s not for him. Most of the time, Luke’s behavior is aggravating, but sometimes, it brings a good laugh to his humans. A perfect example is when he decided to get his head stuck in a pumpkin!
    Image: Screenshot, Storyful Rights Management YouTubeHalloween Preparations Most puppies are forced to wear whatever silly costumes their humans pick out for Halloween. But Luke doesn’t like being told what to do! Becca Ann Hoerner, Luke’s mom, was very aware of that fact, which is why she rarely leaves the mischievous pup alone. Yet, one day she thought it would be okay if she left him home for just 15 minutes. Boy was she wrong! In those 15 minutes, Luke decided to create as much destruction as possible. He also decided to personally pick out his Halloween costume this year. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • Homeless Beagle Puppy Becomes The World’s Cutest Police Officer
    When most people think of a police dog, they imagine a powerful German Shepherd or an intelligent Belgian Malinois. The last thing they probably picture is a clumsy Beagle puppy who barely listens to commands. But believe it or not, Auggie the Beagle puppy is just as much a member of the Susquehanna Township Police Department as any other dog. He might not sniff out bombs or catch bad guys, but he does something even more important. He provides love, comfort, and support for every person that walks into the police station. Best of all, he loves his job!
    Image: @HumaneHBG/FacebookZero to Hero Despite being such a beautiful young puppy, the police found Auggie as a stray. He wasn’t in great shape, but he was wearing a collar, so they assumed he had a family looking for him. Plus, he certainly was no stranger to being near humans. “When I saw him, he looked a little lonely, and I went over to him and he was super friendly,” said Robert Martin, director of public safety.
    Image: @susquehanna.police/FacebookAs much as they loved Auggie, they had to let him go. The officers brought him ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • Kristen Bell Says Sad Goodbye To Her Senior Dog, Barbara.
    Adopting a senior fur baby is such a rewarding and love-filled experience. We know our time together might be cut short, but we also learn that the love we share will bond us quickly together. Kristen Bell, The Good Place alum, her husband, Dax Shepard, and daughters Lincoln, 7, and Delta, 5, experienced such love with their one-eyed senior rescue, Barbara. They adopted sweet Barbara two years ago from the Dog Café in their hometown of Los Angeles.
    @kristenanniebell/IGBarbara Became Part Of The Family The Frozen star has been an advocate for rescuing senior dogs for several years and is continually urging the public to rescue. “I have treated all my dogs like my kids,” she told PEOPLE Magazine, “To me, they’re just like kids I didn’t birth.” The loving connection that Kristen’s family shares with Barbara is undeniable and their choice to rescue vs. purchase is admirable. “I chose to adopt as opposed to going to a breeder because I wanted a family member, not a handbag,” Bell shares. “It should be less about the purchase and more about connecting with someone who also needs some companionship.” Connect they did, which makes the sad ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • 21 Dramatic Dogs Caught Practicing Their Theatrics
    Who’s a dramatic doggie? Every doggie, that’s who! And what can bring out the theatrics in our hounds? Just about everything! Pups will pout for food, over bath time, or because they think they’re cute and we aren’t paying attention! Truly, dogs will put on a show over just about anything. And we love every second of their canine shenanigans. Dogs are just too cute when practicing their melodramatics! Check out these 21 dogs being dramatic… Dramatic Dogs are Darling Dogs  A dog mom says, “My dog is so dramatic I swear”…but who can’t resist that cutie is his little striped sweater! @_anahiceleste/Twitter “I simply told Morty to be quiet while I was teaching, he is now behaving like I am the worst human on Earth.” @paula_werdu/Instagram “Could she BE a more dramatic sleeper?”  Malynda Hale/Facebook “Leaving the dog park. He’s dramatic.” steppphanie/Imgur “No one is more dramatic than my husky…when he needs to pee”… u/LemonTheTurtle/Reddit Here’s a dramatic dog “in true ‘paint me like one of your French girls’ fashion”… @JLFHx/Twitter Barry the Beagle says of the rain incident, “Apparently I’m being ‘dramatic’ & it was only a ‘little bit’ of rain”… @itsbarrythebeagle/Instagram “My dog is ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-24
  • Dog Abused In Viral Video Rescued By Houston SPCA
    Just days ago, a puppy named Max was in the spotlight as a horrific video went viral. In the video, Max can be seen getting kicked and punched while an onlooker films and others laugh. The video of the attack, which shows Max whimpering and attempting to save himself, may be difficult for some dog-lovers to bear. Thankfully, a kind member of the community found Max after the attack. She kept him safe and cared for before turning him over to the Houston SPCA.
    screenshot, Click2Houston.comThe Cause Of The Attack The woman who attacked Max, 20-year-old Jaymeshia Trenay Vigne, claimed she was doing so in self-defense. She said Max had jumped on her five-year-old son who had fallen to the ground, crying. During the episode, Max scratched him behind his ear. He later jumped into her vehicle. The video shows Jaymeshia trying to get him out of the vehicle. After the video went viral, a Houston police officer reached out to Jaymeshia to hear her side of the story. Jaymeshia admitted she had assaulted the dog but only because she was upset her son had been attacked. She also wanted the dog out of her car and ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-23
  • Miranda Lambert’s Rescue Dog With Difficult Past Dies At 13
    Country singer Miranda Lambert is always surrounded by dogs. She’s passionate about encouraging others to adopt, and she uses her fame to help dogs in need. Of course, she loves all her dogs equally, but Golden Retriever siblings Waylon and Jessi will always hold special places in her heart. Their lives started out rough, with Waylon almost passing away from malnourishment. But then, Lambert took them in and helped show them how beautiful life can be. Now, she’s saying goodbye to 13-year-old Waylon, but she’s content knowing that she helped turn his life around and make it worth living. Rest in peace, Waylon.
    Image: @mirandalambert/InstagramA Heart Wrenching Rescue Story Waylon and Jessi came into Lambert’s life when they were only young, defenseless puppies. She was riding in the car with her mom, listening to Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings, hence the names of the dogs. Her mom saw the Golden Retriever pups on the side of the road and instantly pulled over to rescue them. Lambert rushed them to the vet, but was told that Waylon wouldn’t make it. He was severely malnourished because he always put his sister first. Whenever the sweet puppy found ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-23
  • What If a Law Required Dog Parents to Make Time for Walks?
    The post What If a Law Required Dog Parents to Make Time for Walks? by Jeff Siegel appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. It’s the bane of almost every urban dog owner, and not a few suburban ones as well: How and when do I find time to walk the dog? But what if a law required dog owners to make time for walkies every day – or else? That’s part of a proposal facing German lawmakers, which mandates two walks a day totaling at least an hour, as well as bans on keeping dogs chained for long periods and leaving them alone in the house. Sounds draconian in these days of pets as part of the family, doggie birthday parties, and $300 pet beds? Perhaps. But the legislation isn’t necessarily aimed at remiss dog ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-10-23
  • Rescue Dog Carries Adventurous Cat Sibling During Hiking Trips
    In most cases, cats are easier to care for than dogs. They spend all their time indoors and primarily keep to themselves. But if that’s the case, then Baloo certainly isn’t a cat. He might look like a fuzzy feline, but he acts more like his dog brother named Henry. Henry and Baloo are unlikely friends who love hiking. Every time their parents head outside on an adventure, the dog and cat duo are right behind them. They climb mountains, relax by the water, and even snuggle when they’re tired or cold. They’re the most adorable pair you’ll ever see!
    Image: @henrythecoloradodog/InstagramMeant to Be When Cynthia Bennett and her boyfriend attended a dog adoption event in 2014, they had their eyes on a Golden Retriever mix. But their attention was soon redirected when they met Henry. 3-month-old Henry was much bigger than the other puppies his age, and he was the life of the party. Right away, he showed interest in Bennett, and she fell for him in return.
    Image: @henrythecoloradodog/Instagram“He just curled up into my lap and went belly up and flipped his head over my arm,” Bennett said. “And from ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-22
  • Moon The Dog Beams Love & Support On 3-Pawed Kitten Peg
    Moon the dog has a soft spot for kittens who need some extra TLC. And tiny tabby kitten Peg needed some serious love and care after losing a paw. At ten days old and weighing only 172 grams, Peg the kitten needed surgery to amputate an injured back leg and part of her tail. The procedure would save her from the infection that threatened to rage through her small body and kill her. But her young age made the surgery a risk in itself. Veterinary nurse and foster mom to Peg, Kate Hayes knew the choices were limited for the kitten. But she saw something shining strong and bright in the little one. A fierce will to survive. Surgery was the right choice for the little fighter. @cute_moonbear/Instagram “The only choice we had was to amputate her leg sooner rather than later as her leg was so badly infected and had started to essentially die risking her going into sepsis,” explained Kate. Being the youngest kitten to go through surgery at Warwick Veterinary Hospital, Kate worried about Peg. “I honestly didn’t think she would make it through surgery being so young and so small, but she did”. Dr. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-10-22
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