Shelter Dog Helps Autistic Boy Connect with His Mom


Denise Landaverde, an adoptions specialist at the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Los Angeles, introduces Joey to Roxy the dog.
Photo via today.com

Here’s a beautiful story about how a teenage boy with autism learned to enjoy hugging and kissing his mother through the love of a shelter dog named Roxie. Joey Granados used to loathe. . .

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Video: Brave Bulldog Protects His Family from a Murderer


A Bulldog refused to let the murderer upstairs and drove him into the basement.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

We often hear stories about dogs protecting their owners, but rarely is a tale so cut and dried as this one: Wilson the Bulldog literally stopped a murderer in his tracks. Donte Wyatt was on a. . .

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Video: Nala the Dog is a Nursing-Home Angel


Nala comforts a resident of her nursing home.
Photo by Ben Garvin, KARE

Here’s a beautiful story of a tiny dog who—with no training as a therapy dog—performs that vital function at the Minnesota nursing home where she spends every day. Nala is a. . .

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Video: Hero Dog Helps Save a Young Girl from a Rabid Fox


Ricky Howard, 13, and his dog, Domino, came to the aid of young Madison during the attack.
Photo via wpxi.com

A Pennsylvania family is crediting a teen neighbor and his dog for saving the life of a 5-year-old girl who was attacked by a rabid fox. Young Madison Hazen was playing in the backyard of her. . .

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Video: Dog Saves Swimmers from Dangerous Riptide


Nico poses with the man he saved from a riptide last Thursday.

Here’s an amazing story of an unexpectedly heroic rescue by a dog who had shown no previous inclination. Dan Clark and his three-year-old Bernese mountain Dog, Nico, were walking on the. . .

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Five Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs


Jasmine, a rescued greyhound, cared for more than 50 animals including Bramble,
an orphaned roe deer at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.
Photo via nationalgeographic.com

A wonderful post on the National Geographic website highlights the incredible services of five very special dogs who care for others—both humans and other animals. Each story is a. . .

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Retired NJ Police Dog Given Touching Farewell


Mike Franks walks Judge into the veterinary clinic. The training “sleeve” is akin to a toy for the dog.
Photo by Jim Six, via abcnews.com

A retired police dog named Judge received a fitting send-off last Friday, after a life of service. From 2007 to 2013, Judge was an important member of the West Deptford (NJ) Police. . .

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