Blind Pug Works as Therapy Dog in Oregon


Xander provides a moment of joy and calm at a local daycare.
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Here’s a great story from southern Oregon, where Xander the Pug brings warmth, calm, and joy to many in his community. This is all the more impressive because the little dog is blind, having lost his sight due to an accident in puppyhood. He also has some respiratory problems that require him to breath through his. . .

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Peaches the Wonder Pit Travels to Tornado-Damaged Oklahoma


Peaches poses with a Red Cross worker in Moore, Oklahoma.
Photo via Facebook

According to her Facebook page, Peaches the Wonder Pit is a “super cool therapy dog.” Rescued from a terrible abuse situation, Peaches now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and provides all kinds of therapy functions, from visiting local nursing homes to welcoming home soldiers from deployment to visiting victims of. . .

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Video: Rescued Deaf Pit Bull from North Carolina Finds a New Home with Deaf Woman in New York


Maggie is now with an owner who appreciates her loving nature and sense of humor.
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Here’s a wonderful story about a dog saved from horrible neglect, chained in a backyard in North Carolina, who has found a forever home with a family that seems tailor-made for her. The poor pit bull’s previous owner hadn’t even bothered to give her a name because she is. . .

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Update on Dog Thought to Be Guarding Body of Owner After Oklahoma Tornado


This photo was widely circulated with a caption suggesting that the dog was guarding the body of its owner.
Photo via Facebook

One of the many dog stories to come out of this week’s tragedy in Oklahoma was the tale of a little black dog found guarding the body of its owner. It was a sad story of loss and loyalty. But it turns out not to be true.

Last night, the Oklahoma Country Sheriff’s Department released this statement: . . .

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Slideshow: Misty’s Journey Back to Health After a Life as a “Bait Dog”


The pillow says it all. . .
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A story on nj.com offers a series of photos that show the transformation of Misty—a dog found in the streets of Brooklyn after being used as a “bait dog” in a dog-fighting ring—from a wounded warrior to a healthy and content house dog. Some of the early photos are hard to look at, but they make Misty’s recovery even

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Video: Teaching Janie to Trust Again

Here’s another great video from Eldad Hagar, but this one does not show a rescue. Instead, Eldad works with Janie, who came into a shelter after being hit by a car. She was so afraid of being touched that the vets had to sedate her to even examine her. You can see her violent reaction to. . .

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San Diego To Consider Banning Dog, Cat Sales At Retail Stores

This is potentially big news for a city the size of San Diego. A proposed ordinance would make it “unlawful for any person to display, offer for sale, deliver, barter, auction, give away, transfer or sell any live dog, cat or rabbit in any pet shop, retail business or other commercial establishment located in the city of San Diego, unless the. . .

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