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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Fair warning: Chelsea Handler's story about adopting a senior dog will make you cry

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Hello. Get ready to cry!

Saturday marked the third annual Clear the Shelters event, a day when animal shelters nationwide waive or lower adoption fees in hopes that as many pets will find homes as possible. 

To encourage others to participate, Chelsea Handler posted a video relaying one of her own adoption stories. (Handler has adopted two dogs from local shelters.) 

“I went into the [Long Beach] pound,” she says, “and I found the ugliest-looking dog I could find. And that was Tammy.”

Handler goes on to describe how Tammy, a senior dog, “blossomed” under her care, becoming the very good girl fans saw on her exquisitely-run Instagram page. Tammy passed away last week after a bout of illness, but Handler says she’s just glad Tammy was able to enjoy her final two years. Read more…

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Please enjoy this small dog using a large dog as a pool float

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Our summer aesthetic is this Yorkshire terrier — desperate for some pool time but afraid to go it alone — who uses his large companion as a makeshift float. 

Send to anyone — read: everyone — who could use a palate cleanser from the current political climate. Read more…

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Una the dog was the best part of the OnePlus 5 launch event

So the OnePlus 5 just got announced, with what one might be tempted to call a somewhat boring presentation. The prerecorded keynote was a bit of a slow, lethargic experience, similar in tone to last year’s 3T event. But not everything was bad. In fact, there were a couple of brief but very welcome moments of bliss, when she appeared. No, not American supermodel and OnePlus spokesperson Emily Ratajkowski.
We’re talking about Una.
The red-coated Shiba Inu, a mainstay of OnePlus’ marketing, made an appearance at the event, and actually …

Dog stuck inside tree is the living definition of 'oops'

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If you’ve ever wondered what the word “oops” would be if it were a dog (you have, right?), look no further. 

Meet Rocco. On Friday, he got stuck inside a tree at a Kentucky cemetery.

Rocco reportedly lodged himself in the tree after climbing into nearby hole dug by a groundhog, then trying to climb back out via the tree’s trunk. Rocco, however, is not a groundhog, so he did not quite make it.

Luckily, two off-duty state troopers were able to dislodge Rocco from the tree, and the adventurous dachshund was reunited with his owner. Officials also enlarged the hole in the tree should any other dogs attempt the same stunt. Read more…

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Dog on a roof is having a great time, thanks for asking

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Hey, everyone. This is Huckleberry, a good dog.

Cute.

Cute.

Huckleberry likes to hang out on the roof. This is fine, and Huckleberry does it all the time.

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Seriously, no worries: Huckleberry has simply learned to jump from his backyard onto the roof. (12/10, good job.) And according to a note posted by his human companions, he is not allowed in the backyard when no one is home — so Huckleberry always stays safe.

Thank you so much for your concern, though. Huckleberry really appreciates it and would also like to invite you to follow him on Instagram. Have a good one! Read more…

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Tbh, this dog really is the employee of the year, and we quit

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There are good dogs and then there are really good dogs. And when you have one of the latter—especially a really good, hardworking, business-minded kind of dog—you’d better appreciate it.

Michael Reeg’s Meeka is one such canine. After Reeg started working from home in his job as district sales manager with the equipment supplier Accuride, he realized just how committed Meeka was to making sure he was never lonely when on the grind.

“I remember looking at her lying in my office, which she did faithfully every day, and thinking about how happy she was when I was home and how excited she was when I said, ‘Let’s go to work,'” Reeg told us. “It struck me that she deserved to be rewarded for her consistent attendance and enjoyment for that quarter.” Read more…

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