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Dog owner appeals for return of his beloved pedigree pooch after she was stolen on Christmas Eve

Anthony Taylor was sleeping at home when his dog, a presa canario Troya, was snatched from her kennel behind the house A dog owner has appealed for the return of his rare breed pedigree pooch after claiming she was drugged and stolen on Christmas Eve. Anthony Taylor was sleeping at home when his dog, a presa canario Troya, was snatched from her kennel behind the … Continue reading Dog owner appeals for return of his beloved pedigree pooch after she was stolen on Christmas Eve

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Rescued pets with second acts: An inspiring reason to adopt older animals

Sometimes a story comes along that’s so beautiful and so special that you have to fight past the tightness in your chest and remind yourself to breathe. That’s what happened when I encountered three nuns who went out of their way to adopt Remy, a 9-year-old pit bull who had been languishing at a shelter for months. In February 2014, I wrote a story for … Continue reading Rescued pets with second acts: An inspiring reason to adopt older animals

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NHS APPROVES TRIAL FOR DOGS DETECTING PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in men in the UK and every day more than 112 men are diagnosed with the disease. With 1 in 3 men missed through current level of tests, Medical Detection Dogs, a charity which works with NHS trusts and universities, has been given approval from Milton Keynes University Hospital for more trials working alongside the charities trained … Continue reading NHS APPROVES TRIAL FOR DOGS DETECTING PROSTATE CANCER

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Can you give these poor pets abandoned at Christmas a happier New Year?

Lonely this Christmas: Boxer-Staffy cross puppy Cleo is among the hundreds of unwanted animals left homeless These sad pets are just some of the thousands dumped by their owners this Christmas. They include eight-week-old boxer-Staffy cross Cleo, whose new family “couldn’t handle her”. And tiny cross-breed puppy Symphony was abandoned at a rescue centre after she ripped open the kids’ presents on Christmas Eve. Even … Continue reading Can you give these poor pets abandoned at Christmas a happier New Year?

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Toddler’s Lost Dog Found Two Months Later and 70 Miles Away

Four-year-old William Falango has had only one best friend his entire young life, nine-year-old Freddie the terrier, but the toddler lost his four-legged best friend two months ago when the dog ran away after getting spooked by gunfire. Today, William is smiling again because Freddie has been found. Photo credit: SWNS Two months ago Freddie was home in Blagdon, England, but while out in the … Continue reading Toddler’s Lost Dog Found Two Months Later and 70 Miles Away

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Death Row Dog Gets Adopted and His Reaction Is Priceless

Benny was a death row dog.  A dog at a shelter that was about to be euthanized due to overcrowding problems.  However, his holiday wish came true and he was adopted at the last minute, and his reaction to “being sprung” is absolutely adorable. He had been staying at the Carson Animal Care Center in Gardena, California since November.  At only eight months old, he … Continue reading Death Row Dog Gets Adopted and His Reaction Is Priceless

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Obi Juan, and How His Sixth Owner Was HIS Only Hope

We didn’t have Obi Juan as a puppy – we adopted him as a full-grown corgi. As of late, The Husband and I are Obi’s 6th owners. Yup, Obi’s bounced around a number of owners and I’ve always wondered why. He was potty trained; save for a few accidents when he just couldn’t hold it any longer. He knew when it was time to get … Continue reading Obi Juan, and How His Sixth Owner Was HIS Only Hope

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Search and Rescue Dog Finds Cancer Hidden in Human’s Lungs

  Heidi is a search and rescue dog.  For the most part, Heidi finds other lost pets, and is occasionally hired to find drugs, too.  One day in February, Heidi seemed to find something rather unexpected – deadly cancer hiding in her human’s lungs. Anne Wills is Heidi’s human, and she describes some unusual behavior Heidi was showing when the heroic dog first detected something … Continue reading Search and Rescue Dog Finds Cancer Hidden in Human’s Lungs

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Tiny Australian Penguins and the Dogs that Protect Them

Off of the southern coast of Australia lies Middle Island.  Middle Island is a beautiful and rugged terrain, and also houses a curiosity unlike any other in the region.  It plays host to the world’s smallest penguin, and the dogs that have come to love and protect them. These little penguins stand a minuscule 30 to 40 centimeters tall.  This makes the name they used … Continue reading Tiny Australian Penguins and the Dogs that Protect Them