Dog is flippin' excited to see owner

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Dogs are too good for this world.

That’s an undisputed fact, but in case you needed some convincing, check out this dog enthusiastically greeting his owner who’s just returned from vacation.

The dog is so excited that he leaps from the car window and races over to his owner, skidding across the ground. There enough barks and tail-wags to warm even the coldest of hearts.

The good boy is scooped up by his owner and given a long hug and kiss, before resuming his enthusiastic barks and tail wags. 

Try not to tear up at this blissful reunion.  Read more…

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Pro-tip: Watch your dog so they don't eat 21 pacifiers

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Dogs eat anything. 

Okay, maybe not anything, but we do know of one dog that ate 21 pacifiers and that should serve as a warning for pet owners everywhere. 

A 4-year-old Shar-Pei named Dovey underwent surgery last week after his owners were concerned about how much weight he had lost over a short amount of time and brought him to see his long-time vet, KFOR-TV reported

Hs family, based in Oklahoma, also had noticed Dovey stealing one pacifier from a countertop and separately throwing one up. An X-ray revealed the pacifiers were in Dovey’s stomach: Read more…

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Footage of dog being rescued from frozen creek will thaw your ice cold heart

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2017 is in dire need of heartwarming tales, so here’s one about a dog that fell into a frozen creek and was successfully rescued by a team of firefighters.

Last week, Denis Pilon, a fire chief at Swift Current Fire Department in Canada, shared a video on Facebook of several firefighters and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police rescuing someone’s pet dog. 

“STAY OFF THE ICE!!” Pilon wrote, explaining that the dog wandered onto the ice and fell through after its owners let him run off-leash. 

To bring the dog back to shore the team secured one of the firefighters with a rope and sent him out onto the frozen water. The ice was so thin that the firefighter also fell through, but thanks to the rope he was able to recover the dog and pull it to safety. Read more…

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6 incredibly smart and thoughtful ideas for improving the dog walking app Wag!

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Wag! is a popular dog walking app that has been described as the “Uber of dog walking.” Within minutes while you’re away, you can schedule for a walker to come to your apartment and take your dog out for a walk for 30 to 60 minutes. 

While on a walk, the dog walker then sends notifications through the app to the owner at given points during the walk: when the walker arrives at the apartment, checks the leash, when the dog poops and pees, and when the dog is returned to the apartment. 

However, as a user of the app, I’ve come up with some helpful improvements so the dog owner can have an even fuller idea of how their dog’s walk is going. Read more…

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Brits are celebrating the 6-year anniversary of a dog chasing some deer and it's still funny

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How time flies. Almost as fast as a bunch of deer being chased by a labrador.

Six years ago today a video of a dog named Fenton chasing some deer to the dismay of his human went viral. People have been celebrating this happy day on Twitter.

Happy Jesus Christ, Fenton! Dayhttps://t.co/tSvEC1L6qJ

— IanVisits (@ianvisits) November 13, 2017

Fenton! FENTON! https://t.co/7B1zEATkG9

— Patrick Smith (@psmith) November 13, 2017

It’s six years since FENTON! – and it’s still absolutely hilarious https://t.co/nZcSX1VyQY

— Kimberley Hunt (@arthausfl_) November 13, 2017 Read more…

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Lost dog rescued from an abandoned mine shaft turns out to be a total superstar

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There are two types of “lost pet” stories: The happy ones, where good Samaritans lend a helping hand and everything works out in the end, and the unhappy ones, which we don’t talk about.

Well. Here we are, talking. I’ll let Portia Scovern, the non-canine hero of this story, explain (via her Facebook post):

A subsequent update on Ms. Scovern’s post confirms that the owner was located within a day. The little pup — whose name is Cheyenne — had been missing for just over two weeks, but her human caught wind of the Facebook post and stepped up to recover his furry friend.

In comments on Ms. Scovern’s Facebook post, owner Michael Captain expressed confusion over the idea that Cheyenne could have fallen down the abandoned mine shaft. As it turns out, she’s an extreme hiking dog! Read more…

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The cutest photos from the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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Now in its 27th year, the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City continued its reign as October’s cutest event on Saturday, bringing together New York’s fluffiest pets and their ever-creative owners. 

This year’s crop of dog models – dressed in costumes that ranged from the Pope to the Devil to Kellyanne Conway – put on a delightful show for spectators. 

We’ve collected the resulting photos for you here, because really, no one should have to miss this:

The annual Tompkins square park Halloween dog parade is the best thing ever@CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/GwWnJcw3rS

— Reena Roy (@reenaroy) October 21, 2017 Read more…

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The heartwarming moment a family discovers their dog survived a deadly California wildfire

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A family was elated to discover that their Bernese Mountain Dog, Izzy, somehow managed to survive the wildfires that have ravaged areas of California. 

Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen hiked miles to Weaver’s mother’s home in Santa Rosa earlier this week. Despite being turned away by police, the men managed to make their way to the property for an important mission. 

Although most valuables had been destroyed in the wildfire that ripped through the city, the men returned to the burned down home to retrieve the body of the family dog, which was presumed dead, the Associated Press reports. Read more…

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend adopted a new dog and boy is it cute

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Friends, some great news: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (and Luna) have adopted a small dog.

Teigen and Legend, who already have two Frenchies — Penny and Pippa — and one English bulldog — Puddy — welcomed this little nugget home Friday. And it looks like Luna is already a big fan. (Also, Luna has great posture.)

what happens at lip sync battle does not always stay at lip sync battle @caseypattersontv @llcoolj

A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:06pm PDT

And Luna has the right idea. This dog is extremely cute — so cute, in fact, that it falls firmly into the “so-cute-it-looks-fake” category. Read more…

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Incredibly pragmatic dog braves Hurricane Harvey with, yes, an entire bag of dog food

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A dog named Otis wasn’t about to go hungry during Hurricane Harvey. 

As the hurricane made landfall, a dog was spotted wandering around Sinton, Texas carrying a full bag of dog food. 

The German shepherd mix wasn’t a stray—he just got loose from a screen porch. 

“I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” his caretaker Salvador Segovia told the Houston Chronicle

The dog belongs to Segovia’s 5-year-old grandson, who had evacuated in anticipation of flooding. Otis is well-known in the town of 6,000, Segovia said.

“Otis can go to Dairy Queen and he can get a hamburger. He’s the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house,” Segovia said. “He also goes to H.E.B. He’s not a stray. He’s a good dog.” Read more…

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