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  • Chow Puppy Looks Like A Bowl Of Cookies & Cream
    Just like people before they get tattoos, dogs don’t get to pick the coloring of their coats. Some pups just happen to win the visual lottery thanks to their genetics. For example, there’s a Chow Chow in California with the gorgeous coat coloring of a McFlurry ice cream treat. This is Chief, aka “Oreo Cloud.” Look at him. See why he’s got the nickname? That characteristic Chow Chow poofiness sprinkled with cookies and cream coloring makes him quite the Oreo cloud indeed!
    @theoreocloud/InstagramChief’s mom, Sara Hamilton, shared photos of the poof ball online. The post got over 22,000 likes in Dogspotting Society. Just like you and me, no one can handle how much this dog looks like a delicious Oreo-based dessert. “The first thing we noticed about him besides his cute spots is that he loves to cuddle and he will nap on you. He has the loudest snore out of everyone in the household.” Well, if Chief is a dessert he’s at least the kind you don’t want to eat because it looks too pretty.
    @theoreocloud/InstagramHe even looks good melted!
    @theoreocloud/InstagramHamilton told Bored Panda this angel entered their lives just before the pandemic kept everyone at home. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • Legendary Special Ops Marine Dog Recieves Prestigious Award For Saving Lives
    United States special operations are composed of the most highly-skilled and expertly-trained soldiers that walk the planet. Many of those soldiers trudge through challenging terrain and engage with enemies of all kinds around the globe. They rely on their training, instinct, and two feet to see them through even the most harrowing of battles. Some soldiers do the same but rely on four feet, a supersonic nose, and a crushing bite that can make a terrorist beg for mercy. That’s exactly what Bass did. Piercing Eyes And The Heart Of A Hero Bass is a Belgian Malinois who works alongside his brothers and sisters in the United States military. He has piercing eyes and an unimaginable amount of bravery. Bass goes everywhere that his fellow human soldiers go. And yes, that means he is there in the heat of battle as grenades and machine guns echo all around him. None of this bothers him. In fact, he thrives on it. “One of the first things I noticed is his golden eyes,” retired Marine Staff Sergeant Alex Schnell told Fox Nation. “He’s got very piercing predator eyes. I could just tell with that look — this is a pretty special ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • Study Shows That Your Dog Can Rescue You Even Without Training
    There have been many stories of dogs saving their humans from danger. Some dogs have alerted people of a fire or fought off a dangerous animal. Most dog lovers would agree that it’s because our dogs love us so much. But how can they rescue us without being properly trained? Joshua Van Bourg, a graduate student at Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology, and Clive Wynne, an ASU professor of psychology and director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at ASU, decided to conduct a study to answer this question. Conducting the Main Test The two men have observed dogs rescuing people in the past. However, they wanted to find out why dogs do it and how they know what to do without being told. So, they conducted three tests to analyze the behaviors of 60 different dogs.
    Image: Clive Wynne FacebookIn the main test, each dog’s parent sat inside a large box. The box had a light-weight door that the dog could easily move aside. While inside the box, the person would call for help repeatedly. They were not allowed to say the dog’s name because they wanted to see if the dogs would react out of concern rather ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • Volunteer Pilots Fly Puppies Training to be Service Dogs to Temporary Homes
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused commercial airline travel to be unpredictable. Puppies taking the first step towards becoming service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence are relying on the generosity of volunteer pilots with private planes to travel to their temporary training homes. These special puppies have been flying high as they start the journey to becoming a service dog.
    Image Canine Companions for Independence/FacebookCanine Companions for Independence Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization that places service dogs with disabled people completely free of charge. Their website says, “The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.” 
    Image Canine Companions for Independence/FacebookPilots Bring Puppies to their Temporary Training Homes In just the few months that we have been experiencing the pandemic, volunteer pilots have flown 108 puppies to southern California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Texas. The puppies are being transferred to temporary homes. “Not only are they giving their plane, but ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • Veteran and Loyal Dog Live and Die Together
    We have all heard stories about couples who are so closely bonded that when one passes away, the other shortly follows. “Dying of a broken heart” happens with dogs and human companions, too. In this beautiful story of devotion and loyalty, we realize the connectedness between those who love each other, in life and in death.
    Image Heather Nicoletti/FacebookA Life of Service Daniel Hove spent his entire life in the service of others. He served for many years in the Air Force. After retiring from the military he became a firefighter. He eventually served as the community fire department’s chief. A Devastating Diagnosis and a Loyal Dog In 2012, Hove was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a devastating diagnosis. Greater than 90% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die from the disease. Hove bravely fought the illness with chemotherapy. His fellow firefighters, family members, and loyal Labrador Gunner supported him every step of the way. Gunner’s support of Hove was no surprise. Gunner and Hove were always together. They hunted together. They hung out together. They were inseparable. When Hove underwent treatments that left him drained of energy, Gunner stayed right there by his side.
    Image Heather Nicoletti/FacebookGunner’s Health ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • A Dog’s Guide To Squirrel Warfare – Spring Is In The Air. The Chase Is On.
    Hello my fuzzy friends! It’s your boy Barnaby. I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical for the last couple weeks but I’m back and ready for action. Speaking of action, how about those squirrels? You know what I’m talking about, you hound dog. I’m going to give you some highly classified information about squirrel warfare. They come in our yards and try to steal any treats we leave lying around. And, if I’m being honest, they’re just plain annoying. Now for what I’m about to share with you, I normally charge my clients three easy payments of $19.99 and a bucket of Milk Bones but for you, it’s free. Just because I like ya. Buckle up, Bichons. It’s time to defend your honor. Step 1: Treat All Squirrels As If They’re A Threat. Here’s the scenario: Your human let you into the backyard to do your dirty work and enjoy a bit of sunshine. You step one paw into the grass and there it is. A squirrel staring at you while it bounces its bushy tail. What would you do? A) Run back inside and send out the cat. B) Ignore it like your mom ignores her Tinder matches. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • It’s Puppy Vs. Adult Doberman In This Adorable Video
    Poor Dobermans don’t get the best treatment in media. You usually see them as bullies or vicious attack dogs. Truthfully, a properly trained (and properly loved) Doberman Pinscher makes for a loyal family companion. These strong, fearless dogs love being part of a family and want to protect their pack. They were, after all, literally bred to protect people. A viral video shows the calmer, loving nature of Dobermans. It also shows why they make such good older siblings. A full-grown adult Doberman, Boss, is obviously much larger than tiny puppy Kyra. This simple fact doesn’t seem to bother Kyra though. She just wants to play with him!
    Screenshot, @starkl/RumbleLooks like this tiny puppy sees Boss for who he really is, not how he looks. He isn’t scary, he’s a great playmate. He just happens to be a lot larger. Adult male Dobermans can weigh up to almost 100 pounds. Kyra looks like she can’t weigh more than 7 pounds! In just a few years though, she could get all the way up to 77 pounds.
    Screenshot, @starkl/RumbleWhile their playdate appears to be supervised, that doesn’t seem necessary. Boss exhibits an older dog’s patience as Kyra bats at his ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • Former Bait Dog Becomes The Newest Disney Princess
    If you saw Abigail the Pit Bull today, you’d never know she had a rough past. She’s as happy as can be, and she’s also very popular on social media. However, her life started out as a nightmare. Abigail was rescued from a suspected dogfighting ring in Florida. She had infected wounds covering her face, head, and neck. Additionally, her ear was missing. After long, extensive medical procedures, Abigail was saved and ready to live her best life. Today, her journey is being featured on a popular Disney+ show!
    Image: @BonnetsForAbigail/FacebookAbigail’s Journey Back in 2016, Love is Fur Ever Dog Rescue saved Abigail from a crowded Miami shelter. She would’ve been euthanized if they hadn’t come to the rescue. The vets who helped her heal said it was the worst situation they’d ever seen. It wasn’t easy, but they were able to save the sweet dog’s life. During her recovery, she had to wear a bandage around her missing ear. Although it actually looked more like a headband. So, her foster mom decided to buy some real headbands for Abigail to hide her scar. Over time, those headbands quickly multiplied. Soon, she had a wide variety of plain headbands, ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • Sir Patrick Stewart Loves To Show His Pitties!
    You know him from X-Men, Logan, and Star Trek. He’s a likable guy with a handsome British accent. Now it’s time for him to show us his Pitties! Sir Patrick Stewart is not only a hero on the silver screen but he’s also a hero in real life! He is a lover of all things Pitbull and has dedicated much of his life to giving rescue Pits a second chance at love. It All Started When Ginger Stole His Heart His love of dogs was resurrected in recent years when he became the foster dad to Ginger. He met Ginger at an event that benefited a local rescue and the rest was history. He and his wife, Sunny Ozell, have continued welcoming dogs into their home ever since! After Ginger there was Emma, then came Leonard, then Ella, and we can’t forget Orson. To be honest, Sir Patrick Stewart has fostered more dogs than there are movies in the X-Men franchise, and that’s saying something!
    @SirPatStew/Instagram“Last March, we had one month left on the lease of our Los Angeles rental home, and it was a perfect place to share with a four-legged friend. Our plan was that when we ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-31
  • Dug Up at Dogster — June 2020 Dog Events
    The post Dug Up at Dogster — June 2020 Dog Events by Melissa L. Kauffman 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. The heat is on and so are the hot dog events. Check Dogster’s list of June dog events for the latest in dog happenings. Don’t see your event? Email us at dogstermag@email.com. PLEASE NOTE: Some dog events may be changed or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check the event organizer for the latest information on the event. JUNE DOG EVENTS All Month: National Microchipping Month and National Foster a Pet Month June 5, 2020 — June 7, 2020: ASPCA’s National Adoption Weekend Campaign The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has launched a nationwide adoption event to help more cats, dogs and equines find loving homes during the COVID-19 crisis. ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-05-29
  • Teens Find Injured Dog Near Busy Road And Save His Life
    Three young teenagers biked alongside a road in Acadia Parish, Louisiana. They were just out there to have fun, but they soon became heroes. On their trip, they biked past a dog lying in the grass. Most kids probably wouldn’t have even noticed the poor pup, but they came to an abrupt stop. The dog wasn’t moving, and he looked very weak. They realized that the injured dog might not survive without their help. So, the boys stopped biking to save the dog. Anyone Can Be a Hero It’s unclear exactly how the dog ended up like that. Unfortunately, he might’ve been hit by a car. The boys knew they needed professional help for the dog, so 13-year-old Wade Harrell called Haseya’s New Beginning Animal Rescue.
    Image: @haseyasnewbeginning/FacebookWade and his friends, Tyler Cancienne and Brayden Mauroner, waited with the dog until help arrived. In the meantime, they placed their bikes upside-down along the road to provide a barricade. They didn’t want anyone driving too close to the dog, so the bikes were like substitutes for orange cones. The dog was unable to move on his own, but the boys noticed that his eyes moved now and then. That’s how ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-29
  • Retired Military Dogs Need Help Finding Forever Homes
    When it comes to adopting dogs, the older dogs and the dogs with health problems are often left behind. These dogs are just as loving as any other dog, but many families don’t even consider them. That’s why the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio is asking for help. The Air Force has no problem finding homes for their young dogs that didn’t meet training standards. However, the older dogs that have retired after years of hard work are much harder to home. Some are adopted by their handlers, but there are still many others that need forever homes. What many people fail to realize is that military working dogs can actually make great companions. Some families don’t even consider adopting one of these dogs in fear of them being too strong or aggressive. However, these dogs are incredibly intelligent, so they are great family members to have around.
    Image: @MilitaryWorkingDogs/FacebookMilitary working dogs have to go through a lot of training for their roles. This means that they’re already well-behaved and well-trained. You won’t have to worry about one of these dogs disobeying you or getting into trouble often. They are also very protective, so they will make ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-28
  • Board Rider Saves Kayaker’s Dog From Drowning In Rough Waters
    As much as dogs love going on adventures with their humans, it’s also important to make sure they’re safe at all times. Unfortunately, when a man decided to go kayaking with his dog, he didn’t stop to think about the waves. In a calm body of water, the duo would’ve been fine, but there were massive waves at the time, which led to an unfortunate situation. When the waters got too rough for the little kayak, it flipped over, sending the man and his dog into the water. Luckily, board rider Vasco Vellez was nearby. While everyone else rushed to save the man, Vellez focused his attention on the dog instead. Saving the Dog Vellez could not believe that someone had brought their kayak onto such rough waters. However, he didn’t have time to worry about the man’s reasoning because there was a dog in danger. Many nearby people were gathered around the man, helping him to safety. But the poor dog was still stuck in the water, struggling to swim.
    Image: Screenshot, @7NEWSGoldCoast/FacebookThe dog was clearly scared and confused. He continued to swim away from the shore, unsure of where he was headed. Vellez knew that if no ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-28
  • Meet Eris, Dog Famous For Her 12.2″ Long Snoot
    Get ready for the snootiest of all the snoots you’ve ever seen! A dog in Virginia possesses possibly the world’s longest doggie nose. To be more precise, Eris’ snout measures about 12.2 inches long. Her family speculates that her snout breaks all the records, but have yet to have that officially verified. Eris’ namesake is the Greek goddess of strife and discord. She’s a Borzoi, a breed known for their long noses. Still, this one certainly stands out among the rest! These sighthounds hail from Russia and were originally bred to hunt wildlife, including wolves. They also have a bit of Greyhound in their history; They’re runners too.
    @eriszoi/InstagramFortunately, Eris’ foot-long nose causes her no medical issues. It has also earned her a bit of internet fame! Long Nose, No Problem The couple instantly fell in love with Eris as she walked right over and sat on their laps. They were wary about potential issues arising from a long nose, but as it turns out Eris experiences no discomfort. “We were warned when she was a puppy that she may be having dental issues, where the teeth would poke into the gums and she may have needed canines removed. But ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-05-28
  • 5 New Dog Products to Snag This Summer
    The post 5 New Dog Products to Snag This Summer by Melissa L. Kauffman 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. 1. YuMOVE Hip & Joint Supplement Is your dog slowing down or becoming less mobile? This triple-action supplement improves mobility within 6 weeks, money-back guaranteed. YuMOVE contains highest purity ingredients for all-around joint support. Available in small, medium and large dog sizes. For dogs with advanced joint conditions, ask your vet about YuMOVE ADVANCE 360. $13.50-$23 | YuMOVE; yumove.com 2. K9 Explorer Leash The rugged durability combined with comfort makes this leash a favorite with outdoor adventurers. Features reflective braided fibers, a soft padded grip and a super durable snap, strength-tested to seven times the weight of the dog. Available in six bright colors. $22.99. | Coastal Pet Products, Inc.; coastalpet.com 3. Dope Dog CBD Calming ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-05-28
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