Meet Charlie. Charlie is a terrier mix who was found on the side of the road in Los Angeles and was taken to a “high-kill” shelter where he had one week to be adopted before he would be put down.
Charlie was believed to be about 3-years-old when he was taken in, and had matted fur entangled with painful burrs. Thankfully, a mobile grooming service came in to give him a makeover to help his chances of being adopted. The groomers completely transformed his look, and just two days after his makeover, Charlie was adopted. Check out his heartwarming transformation in the video above, and check out some other shelter dog makeovers that have allowed them second chances at life here.
Working on the internet means I see a steady stream baby animal videos pretty much all day, but these puppies go far beyond any level of preciousness I’ve ever seen. I mean, being chased around by golden retriever puppies all day is what heaven looks like, right? They even make winter weather look fun!
Once upon a time, a bunch of prehistoric horror-wolves realized that the clumsy species of spear-flinging monkeys they were snacking on would trade belly rubs and a place by the fire if they occasionally mauled something on command. Since then, man and canine have peacefully waltzed together through the annals of time. Thanks to this relationship, most people think they’re pretty good at understanding dogs: when a pup wags its tail, it’s happy; when it whines, it’s unhappy. That’s why we love dogs — they actually have something like human emotions (unlike cats, who feel only cold contempt, all the time). Read more on Cracked…
Photographer Carli Davidson’s “Shake” photo series captures puppies via high-speed photography as they shake water droplets off their fur. Their reactions in slow motion are much funnier than we’d ever imagine when watching it happen in real time. As if the photos themselves weren’t cute enough, Davidson put together a video of some of her best models that will diminish any and all Hump Day blues in your life. [Laughing Squid]
A commenter pointed me toward this picture of a police puppy in training trying on his future grown-up vest, and I almost melted when I saw it. Little Batman is only nine weeks old and is being considered to join the Boston Police Department K-9 unit when he gets older, but it looks like he’ll have to grow much bigger by then. His picture will be featured in the 2015 calendar for Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog, which provides bulletproof vests to the Boston Police Department’s dogs. [CBS] [Image via Jonathan Kozowyk/Vest-A-Dog]
Confession: I’ve never really watched “Dawson’s Creek.” That said, this adorable all-dachshund version of the series has finally convinced me to give it a shot. Anyway, much more importantly, how cute are these dachshunds!? They even have sweet hairstyles! Enjoy and get your puppy-fueled nostalgia on. [College Candy]