Posts tagged "dogs"

Obese Dachshund Sheds 50 Pounds, Poses For Hot Dog Calendar

This pup underwent quite the transformation.

Obie the dachshund, from Portland, Oregon, first made headlines in 2012 when he weighed a startling 77 pounds and his new owner set out on a quest to help him lose more than half of that. Nora Vanatta, a certified veterinary technician who rescued him from hi…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 17, 2014

Watching This Dog Walk Like A Human Is Inexplicably Disturbing

There is something about this dog walking down the street on her hind legs like a girl that is so odd, so off, that my physical reaction to it is somewhat akin to hearing the sound of nails on a chalkboard. Is it the backpack that freaks me out so much? Is it the ease with…

By: Claire Hannum / December 16, 2014

Men Check Out My Dog More Than Me & I Have Mixed Feels About It

Men check out my dog more than me. I only wish I were kidding.

I’ve gotten used to catching unexpected smiles creep onto strangers’ faces while gazing at Henny (why yes, she does look like a bear cub). But after one of our daily walks last month, during which I passed four me…

By: Laura Barcella / December 7, 2014

The Daily Squee: Barry The Pug Loves Bath Time

Considering that the extent of my experience with bathing animals is trying to keep a howling, screaming cat in the bathtub as he paws at me, having a pet who actually enjoys getting clean sounds like heaven. Barry the pug appreciates the relaxing ritual of bath time, which means he’s welcome at Spa Day at my…

By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

Watch A Happy Puppy Swim With Dolphins

Jackie the 10-month-old puppy made fast friends with a group of dolphins on the Tutukaka Coast in New Zealand. Jackie’s human, Arriane Christie, said the dolphins spotted the puppy from afar and swam up to meet her. Jackie was mesmerized by the creatures, though Christie was worried that the dolphins’ big tails could thwack her i…

By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2014

Dog Gets Makeover To Help Him Get Adopted From A High-Kill Shelter

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…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 25, 2014

This Golden Retriever Family Transcends Any & All Winter Blues

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!

By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

5 Adorable Behaviors That Mean Your Dog Hates You

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 thi…

By: Cracked / November 15, 2014

You’re Welcome: Here Are Puppies Shaking Off Drops Of Water In Slow Motion

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…

By: Claire Hannum / October 29, 2014

This German Shepherd Puppy In A K-9 Unit Vest Is Everything

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…

By: Claire Hannum / October 28, 2014

“Dachshund’s Creek”: Because Who Needs James Van Der Beek When You Have Puppies?

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]…

By: Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

The Frisky’s Halloween Puppy Parade

Forget the kids— dogs in Halloween costumes are probably the cutest thing ever. This year, TJ Maxx and Marshalls did us a solid and sent over some of the season’s hottest doggy Halloween costumes for our pooches. Amelia’s dog Lucca had three killer costume changes, and the pups of some other Frisky friends also made…

By: The Frisky / October 20, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Woman’s Golden Retrievers Keep Her Alive After A Painful Fall

Judy Muhe, a 76-year-old from Palmdale, Florida, suffered a hard fall at home alone with her two dogs. She has Parkinson’s disease and was unable to get up on her own, so she drifted in and out of consciousness on her kitchen floor for two horrifying days. The dogs, Higgins and Dodger, were her saving…

By: Claire Hannum / October 15, 2014

Giant Mutant Spider Dog Pulls Off Greatest Scare Prank Ever

With Halloween approaching, The Frisky ladies have been trying to figure out what Amelia’s dog Lucca should wear this year — and then we saw this. Sylwester Wardega of Poland decided to dress up his dog as a giant spider, complete with furry, dangling legs, and scare the crap out of random, unsuspecting strangers. The prankster…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 10, 2014

Watch This Corgi Puppy Take On A Pumpkin

Forget jack o’ lanterns or pumpkin spice lattes, watching Maya the corgi playing with a pumpkin is the ultimate seasonal treat! [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / October 9, 2014

Having A Bad Day? Channel This Ecstatic Dog Running Through A Water Fountain

Martha Bellingham was on her way to work when she felt compelled to stop and watch this dog, named Sasha, dancing around in a nearby fountain like she’d just won the lottery. Unlike we humans who get so caught up in our everyday worries, Sasha was able to just appreciate the simple joy of the…

By: Claire Hannum / October 2, 2014

Babies And Dogs In Matching Halloween Costumes Make Me Want A Baby And A Dog

Dogs and babies have the same effect on me as old people: They’re adorable and I often find myself wanting to take them home. So when I found out that TJ.Maxx and Marshalls will be selling matching Halloween costumes for babies and pups, my uterus almost exploded. I know petnapping and kidnapping is illegal, so…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 1, 2014

We Live In A World That Includes Twee Dog Weddings, Because Why Not

When Danni Rivera and her husband Wil got a second dachshund, she suggested over a glass of wine that the two pups get married. Luckily for her, she’s a wedding photographer and videographer, so she just made a few calls to her fellow creative friends and whipped up a canine Pinterest wedding. Hudson and Chelsea tied the knot…

By: Claire Hannum / September 24, 2014

“Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers” Does Not Apply To Pets

The good news: a lost Boston Terrier puppy was found by someone in Jackson Heights, Queens, and is safe and sound. The bad news: his finder doesn’t seem to have any intention of returning him to his rightful owners. I mean, I guess it’s nice that this person put up signs assuring the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2014

Dream Or Nightmare: Purses Made Of Recycled Dog Hair

Doris Carvalho, a veterinarian and designer from Tampa, has put together Fur You by Doris, a line of purses made of the dog hair that gets left over at the groomer’s salon (read: no dogs are harmed to make them). Carvalho launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising $15,000 to create and market her…

By: Claire Hannum / September 16, 2014
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