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  • The NFL’s First Emotional Support Dog Helps the 49ers During Their Winning Streak
    This year, the San Francisco 49ers are one of the only two undefeated teams for the season. This is the best they’ve done in 29 years, and while some might say it’s practice or luck, the real key to their success is a French Bulldog named Zoë. Zoë is a 1-year-old emotional support dog for the 49ers. Since she joined the team, they’ve been much more successful than they were in the past. It all started when an employee brought his French Bulldog, Vito, to work for a day. The team fell in love with him and they all wished that they could have a dog hanging out with them all the times. So, Austin Moss, the director of player engagement decided to look for a dog to fit the team’s needs. That dog ended up being sweet, lovable Zoë.
    Image: @the49ersfrenchie/InstagramHow Does Zoë Benefit the Team? It is no secret that a dog can make you feel better. So, for the teammates, having Zoë around is a huge improvement. They’ve found themselves happier and more motivated during their practices and games thanks to her.  “This is a very stressful job, it’s very hard for a lot of guys,” ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-20
  • Jennifer Aniston Wears Special Necklace to Honor Her Late Rescue Dog
    In July, Jennifer Aniston lost her beloved White Shepherd named Dolly. She had rescued Dolly almost 14 years ago, so it was heartbreaking to finally have to say goodbye. So, to honor Dolly, she wore a special necklace with a pendant that had a picture of Dolly’s face. The photo is surrounded by diamonds, and she wore it on the Morning Show as a tribute to her beloved dog. Dolly was like a child to Aniston, so she will be missed greatly.
    Image: @jenniferanistonbrasil/InstagramAniston arrived at the Morning Show wearing a black outfit and lots of jewelry. However, one of her necklaces was much more special than the others. It had a clear photo of Dolly in it, so she proudly wore it on TV for the world to see.
    Image: @jenniferanistonbrasil/InstagramAfter Dolly’s death, Aniston was reunited with her ex-husband, Justin Theroux for the burial. While they were dating and during their marriage, Dolly had been there, so it was also an emotional time for Theroux as well. Theroux posted beautiful pictures on his Instagram of Dolly’s outdoor burial ceremony. Aniston and Theroux were a couple for seven years, and married for two and a half. During their ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-20
  • This Blind Dog’s Golden Retriever Sister Acts As His Own Guide Dog
    Ever since he was a puppy, Jake loved being around other dogs. He and his older sister, Molly, were both Golden Retrievers and he always looked up to her. So, when Molly passed away, Jake was heartbroken. He didn’t like being the only dog, so his parents decided to get Addie to keep him company. Addie was a young Golden Retriever, but she ended up helping Jake in more ways that their parents had even imagined. Jake had a lot to teach Addie as she grew up. The more time they spent together, the more they bonded. However, that playfulness came to a halt when their family discovered that there was something wrong with Jake’s eyes.
    Image: @thegoldensrule/FacebookJake’s Medical Needs When the Atkinsons, Jake and Addie’s parents, first started seeing symptoms of eye issues with Jake, Addie was right there by his side. She would often lick his eyes in hopes of helping him feel better. After months of visiting the vet and getting different treatments done for Jake, they discovered that his eyes could no longer produce tears. Because of this, the vets informed the Atkinsons that they would have to get Jake’s eyes removed. If they didn’t, ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-20
  • This Puppy Was Left Die. She Could Not Stop Kissing The Woman Who Saved Her!
    There’s a heart wrenching dumping grounds in Echo Lake Park, Texas. It’s a horrid place where evil humans abandon their dogs in the cruelest way possible. The dogs who are lucky enough to survive are often surrounded by the bodies of other fur babies with less fortunate outcomes. One woman is working relentlessly to change this. One Woman Refuses To Give Up On The Abandoned Judy Obregon is in charge of a rescue called The Abandoned Ones. She goes to these so-called dumping grounds every single day to save any innocent life that she can. It was no different the day she found sweet little Callie. Judy spotted a puppy along the fence so she pulled the car over and started to get out. As soon as the abandoned baby saw Judy, she began limping over to Judy’s car as fast as she could. She was obviously injured and had a hard time making her way out. Callie let out gut-wrenching cries for help as Judy approached her. She welcomed Judy’s loving hands as they embraced her baby face. The pitiful puppy had a string tied around her neck. The other end of the string was observed to be ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-20
  • Rare Canine and Human Disease Spreading, Vet Urges Vaccinations
    Have you ever heard of leptospirosis? It is a very rare life threatening disease that can infect dogs and humans alike. Vets in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado are seeing significant increases in dogs infected with the disease, many of which have been faced with the awful worst case scenario of having their beloved dog put to sleep. The good news? There is a vaccine for the disease that you may want to get this year.
    Image: Leti PaoliA Recent Case in Colorado: Copper’s Story The Paoli’s dog, Copper, had spent some early years struggling with a back injury. Thankfully, he was able to recover and had returned to being his energetic self for the last year and a half. Mr. Paoli was in the backyard playing with Copper and their other dog, Zoey. He noticed that Copper was walking with a stiff gait. He told his wife that he feared Copper had injured his back again. After taking him to the vet, they were shocked by the diagnosis. Leptospirosis? They had never even heard of it. Due to the progression of the disease and Copper’s prognosis, the Paolis made the heart-wrenching decision to have Copper euthanized. Leti Paoli told KMGH, ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-20
  • Fire Crew Stumbles Upon Scared, Abandoned Dog
    A fire crew in Colorado was driving down an old dirt road, when they stumbled upon a small figure in the middle of the path.  At first, they assumed the figure was either a raccoon or a skunk that hadn’t been so lucky with crossing the street. Once they got a bit closer, they couldn’t believe their eyes.
    Eddie TobinThey soon realized that the lifeless creature in the middle of the road was actually a small dog. Once the crew approached the motionless dog, it was clear just how terrified he was. The crew had to sit with him for almost half an hour, offering him pieces of granola bar in an effort to allow them to pick him up.
    Eddie TobinDue to how far away he was from a main road, it became evident that he was most likely dumped. It’s no wonder that this helpless pup was so terrified of human help. One member of the team, Eddie Tobin, was finally able to scoop him up in his jacket, and carry him back to the safety of their truck. Once they were loaded up, they headed to the nearest animal clinic to check for any injuries. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-20
  • For Her Birthday, Young Girl Asks for Animal Shelter Donations Instead of Presents
    Hailey Pugh is a young girl that just turned 10. She had an exciting birthday party that was complete with a bounce house, a Kona ice truck, and unicorn decorations. However, Hailey’s birthday wish was a little different from the other girls her age. Instead of asking for presents, she asked her guests to help animals in need by donating to the local shelter. Saving animals is much more important to her than getting new things. Specifically, Hailey requested that her guests bring donations for the Boone County Animal Shelter. She received a wide assortment of food, toys, blankets, and beds for the animals at the shelter. 
    Image: Screenshot, fox19.comHailey explained that while she’s always grateful for the birthday presents, she doesn’t really need them. The shelter animals need much more than she does. “It’s wonderful for the shelter and for the staff to know that there are kids out there thinking and talking about it,” said Colleen Bray, the Boone County Shelter Director. “A lot of times people don’t think about the animals that have to live here in the shelter.”
    Image: Screenshot, fox19.comHailey’s Love for Animals Hailey’s love for animals has been going on forever. Over ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-19
  • Adoptable Dog Aids In Shelter Volunteer’s Surprise Proposal
    Theresa Lee was performing her usual volunteer duties at the Denver Animal Shelter when she discovered a note attached to one of the adoptable dogs. “WILL YOU MARRY ME? – TEDDIE (NOT THE DOG)” When she looked up, there was her boyfriend Teddie Simos holding an engagement ring! Before saying yes, Lee had two questions for her beau of three years: Are you serious?! Are we getting this dog? While the couple did not adopt the little white dog that aided in their proposal, they definitely plan to be a rescue family. They also hope that the publicity generated by their story will encourage others to get involved with their local shelters. “In the back areas there are so many cats and dogs that need families,” Lee said. “The staff truly care.. it’s hard for them to get enough help.” For more information about how you can help your local shelter, check out these posts: 15 Totally FREE Ways To Help Shelter Dogs & The Staff Who Care For Them 10 Fundraisers YOU Can Do To Help Shelter Dogs 10 Ways to Craft For Your Local Shelter H/T to Fox31 Denver The post Adoptable Dog Aids In Shelter ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-19
  • Cancer Vaccine Is Showing Remarkable Results In Dogs!
    We never get enough time with our dogs before they cross the Rainbow Bridge. But, furbaby parents rejoice! There is new hope on the horizon. Groundbreaking research is being conducted across the country on a vaccine for cancer in dogs. The results are promising so far! It’s called the Vaccination Against Canine Cancer study and it’s the biggest clinical trial ever conducted on dogs. So far there are about 150 dogs that are participating. The dogs are being seen at Colorado State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California-Davis.
    Photo Via @TheDoughertyDogs/Instagram The Vaccine May Prove To Be Life-Changing For Our Four-Legged Family Members Stephanie Foster is the mom of Fraser, a Chocolate Lab. She knew the vaccine trial was something she wanted to get Frasier in on as soon as she heard about it. Cancer has affected her personally, with a breast cancer diagnosis for herself after losing her dad to cancer when she was still in high school. Foster relied on her dog, Maple, to get her through the trenches of breast cancer treatments. Sadly, Maple was diagnosed with lymphoma the year after Foster finished cancer treatments. Maple passed away just nine months after ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-19
  • This Dog Dressed As A Mop For Halloween And It’s Perfect
    We all know the feeling. The moment the calendar says October we begin our month-long search for the perfect Halloween costume for our dogs. Typically, regardless of their breeds and sizes, the costuming decisions are up to us. We also know though, that costuming a dog is an extremely difficult task. Hats, attachments, and props rarely stay put for more than 5 seconds at a time. Some clever pups are even able to tear their ways out of shirts and dresses and shake off capes and jackets. A parent of a Hungarian Puli found her way around all this trouble, and at the same time let her dog’s look determine his outfit. Hungarian Puli’s are often referred to as “mop dogs” because… well… they look like they’re wearing mops. They sport naturally-occurring cords that look like dreadlocks. These adorable little mops are sheep-herders from way back. Underneath all that fluffy mop they’re extremely agile. For Halloween, this little Puli went as… a mop.
    Lightly used mop for sale, 5 kisses OBO Posted by Nora Coyle on Sunday, October 22, 2017 Yup. He plopped right into a janitorial mop bucket as his person pushed him ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-19
  • Imprisoned Pit Mix Leaps From Second Story Window To Save Herself And Her Friend
    Sadie and Rocky are two Pit Mix pups that are bonded for life. The pair have survived against all odds relying on the comfort and eventually, courage and wits of one another to survive. You see, Sadie and Rocky were abandoned by their family in the most cruel and inexcusable way. Sadie and Rocky’s family moved out of their derelict house leaving the dogs locked inside with no food, water, or intention of returning. They even went so far as to board up one of the windows so that neighbors couldn’t see them.
    Image Tiny Cause FacebookSadie Outsmarted Her Abuser and Saved Them Both It is unclear how long Rocky and Sadie were locked inside the crumbling and dangerous home. It was long enough for them to lose so much weight that their ribs were protruding out and for the flea infestation to cause Sadie’s eyes to swell and her fur to fall out in patches. We can only imagine how the dogs clawed the door and cried in their hunger and fear. Sadie reached a breaking point and decided that she would do what it takes to be free and find food. She took a chance, leaping from ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-19
  • Is Your Dog Something Special? Enter for Your Chance to Win!
    Is your dog special and beautiful in their own unique way? Do you want to share their uniqueness with the world in order to help save the lives of others animals? If so, then this contest is your perfect opportunity. iHeartDogs.com is teaming up with Road Dogs & Rescue for the The Something Special Games, and all unique animals are encouraged to participate. Road Dogs & Rescue created this event to celebrate all animals that are differently abled and differently beautiful. They’re looking for animals that stand out and are willing to make a difference. Whether your dog is blind, uses a wheelchair, or has a cleft lip, they’re all adorable and encouraged to participate. All entries and donations for this contest will be used to help Road Dogs & Rescue save more animals.
    Image: @roadogsandrescue/FacebookWhat are the Contest Categories? There are 5 different categories that your dog can enter. Each category requires you to upload a cute video of your dog that fits the category requirements. These categories are open to all animals that are differently abled and differently beautiful. “It’s all about acceptance, having fun, celebrating our uniqueness – and SAVING LIVES!”  –Road Dogs & Rescue Ain’t ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-18
  • Loyal Service Dog Refuses To Leave Mom’s Hospital Room After Saving Her Life
    The concept of a service dog may be confusing to those who don’t have one. Sometimes you really need to see these working pups in action to fully understand how necessary and important they are. Take Ruby for example. Ruby is a gray and white Pit Bull/Staffy from Australia who’s also an outstanding service dog. She started training as a therapy dog in 2017, two years after her mom Shauna Darcy adopted her.
    View this post on Instagram In the car to my new home!! #ruby #amstaff #americanstaffy #staffy #6wksold #baby #puppy #blueeyes #purebred A post shared by Ruby (@incredibullruby) on Oct 20, 2015 at 5:25pm PDT Ruby’s initial duties were to help Darcy with her anxiety, depression and agoraphobia. Turns out she had a few other tricks up her metaphorical sleeves. Darcy told The Dodo how Ruby started to pick up on changes in her heart rate and alert her about it. “While she was training to be a service ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-10-18
  • Dog Digestive System Basics — How Long Does it Take for a Dog to Digest Food?
    The post Dog Digestive System Basics — How Long Does it Take for a Dog to Digest Food? by Melvin Peña 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. Most dog owners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their own digestive processes, much less the basics of the dog digestive system. The only times we really engage with the dog digestive system are when we feed our dogs and when we trot them out to eliminate their waste. But what happens to a dog’s kibble or canned food from the time it enters their gaping maws to when it passes out the other end? How long does it take for a dog to digest food? If you were to hazard a guess, you could probably name the major stops along the route in the dog digestive system. Food enters ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-18
  • Dogs in Heat: 9 Things to Know
    The post Dogs in Heat: 9 Things to Know by Jackie Brown 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. Do dogs have periods? Not the same way that female humans do. Female dogs who aren’t spayed go into heat and the amount of time a female dog bleeds and when she’s fertile varies greatly from a human menstrual cycle. Let’s discuss some facts about dogs in heat — and why it’s important to spay your female dog! 1. A dog heat cycle only happens once or twice a year. Maltese dogs with ribbons in their hair.Do you know these important facts about dogs in heat? Photography ©Cynoclub | Thinkstock. The canine estrus cycle (commonly referred to as the dog heat cycle) occurs every 6 to 12 months. 2. A puppy can go ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-18
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