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The Daily Squee: Sophie The Bulldog Puppy Gleefully Rolls Down A Hill

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Rolling In The Deep

Sophie the English bulldog puppy has a total grasp on the “roll over” command … and like the Energizer Bunny, she just keeps going and going and going. Wow, I wish I was as exited about anything as she is to roll down a green, grassy hill. Roll on, Soph! [YouTube]

The Daily Squee: Olympian Gus Kenworthy Finally Brings Home His Rescued Sochi Puppies

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Even Better Than A Silver Medal!

Freestyle skiier Gus Kenworthy rescuing a litter of stray puppies off the streets of Sochi was one of our favorite stories to come out of this year’s Winter Olympics. And now, after a ton of red tape, bureaucratic wrangling, uncertainty, and a little bit of tragedy, those puppies have finally arrived at their new home. Kenworthy’s friend Robin Macdonald stayed in Sochi almost a month after the Olympics ended to ensure the dogs would be cared for and accompany the brood on their journey home. Unfortunately, one of the puppies became so sick and malnourished in a Sochi shelter that it passed away before it could make the trip. Luckily, the rest of the dogs (three puppies, their mom, and another stray) are now settled in Denver, healthy and happy. Kenworthy, Macdonald, and a few of the rescued pooches made an appearance on The Today show this morning to share the rest of this crazy and heartwarming saga. Kenworthy brought home a silver medal from Sochi, but he also saved the lives of 5 dogs who almost certainly would have died otherwise. He has a lot to be proud of. [Today]

“First Sniff:” A Parody Of That Strangers Kissing Video, But With Dogs

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20 Dogs Sniffing Butts For The First Time

That very moving video of 20 strangers kissing for the first time turned out to be a clothing ad, and the kissers turned out to actors and models. I can absolutely guarantee that this parody video made by the website Mother London contains no ulterior motives or hidden agendas. “First Sniff” is just 20 dogs, sniffing each other’s butts for the first time. Plain and simple. Like “First Kiss,” some of the initial interactions are awkward, but once some of the pooches get past the butt sniffing stage … whoa. Get ready to have all the feelings. [Buzzfeed]

Photographer’s “Why We Rescue” Project Champions Pet Adoption With Moving Photographs And Stories

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Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »

Adopting my dog Lucca from a shelter nearly eight years ago is, hands down, the best and most gratifying decision I’ve ever made. While I would never suggest that the love I feel for Lucca is greater because of it, I do think the experience of rescuing a dog, rather than buying from a breeder or a pet store, is very special and meaningful. Back in 2007, I didn’t know what kind of dog I wanted. I don’t think I really cared about a “kind.” I had some loose requirements — a Mastif wasn’t going to work in my studio apartment — but mostly I wanted to find a dog I connected with and who connected with me. It was about finding the right dog, with “right” based much more on intuition rather than a list of breed qualities. This feeling is what photographer Theron Humphrey has captured in his series “Why We Rescue,” featuring photographs of 50 people who adopted their pets and the stories behind those adoptions. The series aims to change perceptions about how loving shelter pets can be. Keep reading »

Celebrity Selfies Are So Much Better With Puppies In Them

Frivolous celeb selfies might actually do some good in the world, if Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) has anything to say about it. The nonprofit aims to make no-kill shelters the norm in Dallas, TX, and to find homes for rescue dogs. Their oh-so-brilliant marketing geniuses have gotten into the habit of #muttbombing, or reposting celebs’ selfies (and normal folks’ pictures too!) on their Instagram account with a shelter dog photoshopped in. So far, stars like Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Fallon, and Miley Cyrus have been featured, and their Instagrams are that much better for it. Besides being hilarious, the project is also effective — about half of the dogs featured in the first few days of the campaign have been adopted. I’m rooting for a “Real Housewives” #muttbomb next! Check out more photos at the links! [Huffington PostCultureMapDallas Pets Alive]

In Case You Were Wondering, Pit Bulls Look Adorable In A Photo Booth

Meet Bumper and Willis, two rescue pit bulls, take nicely to photo booths. When they sat in from of photographer Lynn Terry’s camera, they knew exactly how to pose.

Bumper, the pup on the right, “came from a not-so-great area of St. Louis,” and a “gentleman tried to fight her … [but s]he wouldn’t engage,” according to owners Jason and Kelly Garrison, who found her at a local pit bull rescue. Willis, her companion in the photo, joined the Garrison family as a foster pet, but soon became a permanent member of the home. Willis’ mother was pregnant with him when she was rescued from a 500-dog fighting ring in 2009, and he was born about two weeks later. Keep reading »

Swoon: US Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Is Rescuing Stray Dogs In Sochi

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new favorite Olympic athlete: Gus Kenworthy. Not only is the 22-year-old skier super talented on the slopes (and in possession of a pair of adorable pink cheeks that I kind of want to pinch — does that make me old?), he’s also a lifelong animal lover who has been using his downtime in Sochi to rescue stray puppies. Total dreamboat status, right? Kenworthy lost his beloved dog Mack just last year, so when a friend in Sochi texted him about a litter of strays living underneath a media tent, Kenworthy rushed over to see how he could help. After locating the puppies and tweeting some seriously cute photos, Kenworthy set to work figuring out how to bring the homeless pups back to the states with him. Keep reading »

The Daily Squee: Watch A Poodle Protect His Baby Sister From The Evil Blow Dryer

The Daily Squee: Watch A Poodle Protect His Baby Sister From The Evil Blow Dryer
Blow Dryers Are Scary

I would have enjoyed this video if it were just a poodle and the baby. That’s enough squeeness for me. But add a blow dryer to the mix and you’ve got all sorts of excitement, like fluff blowing in the wind and a poodle’s protective instincts kicking in. [Daily Picks & Flicks]

The Daily Squee: Meet Xander, The Blind Pug Who Became A Therapy Dog

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Today in “Things That Make You Go Awwwww“: the story of Xander, a little pug from Klamath Falls, Oregon, who lost his eyes in an accident at age 1. Xander was living at an animal shelter when he charmed his way into the hearts of two shelter volunteers, who couldn’t resist taking him home and making him part of their family. It wasn’t long before his new owners, Marcie and Rodney Beedy, realized their pet had a special gift for lifting people’s spirits wherever he went. They enrolled Xander in American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program, and after three weeks of training, he became a certified therapy dog. Despite his lack of eyesight, Xander is thriving in his new role, always seeming to know exactly what kind of nurturing people need, whether he’s at a school, hospital, or nursing home. “A lot of times he’ll hear a child crying at an event and he’s bolted several times, at least 500 feet over to this child to comfort them,” says Marcie, who wears a bell around her leg to let Xander know she’s near. Check out a couple adorable pics of Xander in action after the jump, and follow his mission of love and comfort on Facebook! Keep reading »

Watch This: Man Makes Sweet Coming Out Video Through The Eyes Of His Dog

Man Makes Coming Out Video Through The Eyes Of His Dog
Wise Words Of Acceptance From Man's Best Friend

Ivan Cruz spent most of his life praying that one day he’d wake up and not be gay anymore. Instead, one day he woke up with a realization that was even more surprising: he felt ready to come out. After telling his mom, sister, and friends, he decided to make a video about his coming out story, with a special twist — the story is told through the eyes of his dog, Thor. So freakin’ cute. [YouTube]

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