Posts tagged "dogs"

Frisky Rant: In Defense Of Psychological Service Animals & The People Who Need Them (Like Me)

I cried all the way to work on the subway today. Ugh.

Fuck you MTA guy. There are exactly two questions you are allowed to ask: is this dog a service animal and is it task-trained? Any questions beyond that are an infringement of privacy and a violation of the Americans with Disabilitie…

By: Leslie Hermelin / July 17, 2015

July 4th Selfie Campaign To Help Keep Dogs Safe During Fireworks

Happy 4th of July to American humans! Not so much the doggies of these humans, however.

More pets go missing over the Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Most dog owners keep their dogs inside during the…

By: Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

People Who Ghost Suck, But People Who Ghost And Steal Your Dog Suck Even Harder

The universe is trying to tell me to take a breather from dating, I think. This week, the New York Times discovered “ghosting,” i.e. when someone you’ve been dating for months or years just DISAPPEARS on you, not bothering to, you know, break up or offer an explanation. This has happened to me a few…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2015

Deformed Mutt Crowned World’s Ugliest Dog And We Are In Love

Say hello to Quasi Modo! The winner of the 27th Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.

This sweetie pie whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked took the $1,500 prize competing against 25 other ugly darlings.

Little Quasi Modo was abandoned at a…

By: Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

Hero Guide Dog Throws Self At Bus To Save Owner

Here’s hoping Bigo gets a well-deserved treat this week. The service dog was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, yesterday in Brewster, NY, when a mini school bus came toward Stone, who’s legally blind, reports the Journal News. Bigo literally leapt into action, flinging himself toward the vehicle to take the brunt of…

By: Newser / June 13, 2015

Corgi Knows Struggle, Has Legs Too Short To Reach His Ball

On the inside, we are all stubby-legged corgis, our dreams just barely out of reach.

By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2015

This PSA About A Dog’s Loyalty Will Kinda Break Your Heart

Stabbing me right in the feels.

By: Claire Hannum / May 21, 2015

“White God” Is A Hungarian Movie About A Dog Uprising And I Am Here For It

If you’re like me and generally prefer dogs to human beings, something tells me the newish Hungarian film, “White God,” will speak to you. A hit at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie is about a world in which mixed breed dogs — like my pup Lucca — are considered “unfit” by the government, and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: This Pet Store Secretly Replaced The Animals For Sale With Lovable Rescues

Brazilian animal rescue organization Quatro Patinhas (Four Paws) knows that most people looking for a pet in the area pass up the crowded, broke shelters to buy a new puppy at the pet store instead. To change the way customers look at shelter pets, the organization secretly swapped the very pricey pet store animals with…

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2015

Taiwanese Dog Grooming Trend Gives Pooches Perfectly Square Or Round Heads

A new incredible grooming trend has started among the pet groomers of Taiwan, and I for one am digging it very hard.

The internet animal photo world, much like the porn world, thrives on the new, and this is a trend that is both cute and weird.

Of course this only…

By: Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015

J. Cole’s New Video Features Two Dogs About To Get It In

I guess this is better than the alternative.

By: Megan Reynolds / April 21, 2015

This Dog Is Having The Worst Hair Day Ever

You know that moment when you get a haircut you’re not happy with and find yourself crying the second you get home and look in the mirror? Stains the dog would feel your pain after enduring an ugly haircut of his own, but being, well, a dog, he’s utterly oblivious to how silly he looks! MUST BE NICE. Stai…

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2015

Dog Flu Alert In Chicago

Five dogs have already died in the Chicago area and veterinarians say that up to 1,000 pups have been reported as having the deadly infectious disease or canine influenza. (Yes, that is a link to PetMD, like WebMD for your pets.) If you have a dog, please vaccinate! Vets are saying that this is a…

By: Katrin Higher / April 7, 2015

The Daily Squee: Puppy Has His Very Own Tiny Shopping Cart

I wish I knew the name of this dachshund so I could personally congratulate him or her on snagging a free cruise around what is presumably the pet store in his/her very own teeny tiny shopping cart. Why doesn’t every dog have one of these? [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / March 21, 2015

Abandoned Dog Photographed Desperately Chasing After Owners’ Truck

When two Louisiana men abandoned their dog Butterbean at a Shell gas station on Monday, the German shepherd mix chased their pick-up truck down a two-lane highway for over a mile, dodging traffic in a desperate attempt to chase them down. Lorie Hollis, who was also at the Shell station that afternoon, took a heartbreaking photo of Butterbean trying…

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Dog Escapes From Home To Comfort Owner In The Hospital

Nancy Franck of Cedar Rapdis, Iowa, has spent the last few weeks in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery, with her miniature schnauzer Sissy left in the care of Franck’s husband, Dale. This Sunday, Sissy apparently decided she’d had enough of that, and escaped her backyard to find Nancy. In a scene straight out of “Homeward Bound,” Sissy ran the…

By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Documentary Highlights Bond Between Dogs & Inmates

“Dogs On The Inside” follows the connection between abused stray dogs and a group of prison inmates who care for them. As a method of gearing up the inmates for the responsibilities of life after prison, they’re tasked with training the neglected dogs and teaching them to trust humans again. They come to find out that…

By: Claire Hannum / February 3, 2015

Ready, Set, Squee: It’s Your Puppy Bowl X Starting Lineup!

The Super Bowl is on Sunday evening, I think? Not entirely sure, but what matters is that the Puppy Bowl is definitely on Animal Planet at 3 p.m. EST and LET ME TELL YOU, the starting lineup this year is more adorable than ever before. Click through to squee until you can squee no longer at…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2015

Horrible Person Drowns Puppy In Airport Toilet So She Can Board A Flight

When Cynthia Anderson of Edgewater, Florida tried to board a plane at a Nebraska airport last week with three uncaged puppies and two older dogs, she was denied boarding. Not only were the two-week-old puppies too young to fly (dogs must be eight weeks old), they were not properly kenneled. The following day, the 56-year-old attempted to…

By: Claire Hannum / January 27, 2015

Asshole Abandons Dog With Suitcase Of His Belongings

Last Friday, Kai the dog was left alone at Scotland’s Ayr railway station, complete with a suitcase of all his worldly doggie possessions. The fuzzy, smiley Shar Pei mix was discovered outside the station, tied to a railing. He was left with things like a pillow, toy, dog bowl, and food, but his human wa…

By: Claire Hannum / January 7, 2015
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