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It’s Time To Cry: Girlfriend Sells Deployed Soldier’s Dog On Craigslist, New Owners Refuse To Give Him Back

As a dog owner — though I really think of myself as a mother to a beautiful dog daughter — this story just breaks my heart. Imagine going out of town and returning to discover that someone you trusted to take care of your beloved pet while you were gone had actually sold that beloved pet instead. That’s what happened to Robby (above), who entrusted his girlfriend with his dog’s care when he was deployed to Afghanistan. Instead, his GF sold his three-year-old Shibu Inu, Baxter, on Craigslist, which has to be the most fucked up thing ever. Robby was able to track down the people who bought Baxter, but the new owners are reluctant to give the dog back because their children have grown “attached.” Keep reading »

The Daily Squee: Boston Terrier Puppy Tries Peanut Butter For The First Time!

Bosco And Riley Love Peanut Butter

What is it about Boston terriers that makes them so damn cute? Bosco the puppy would be fun to hang out with even if he wasn’t having his very first taste of peanut butter alongside his dog buddy Riley. But his utter and complete glee makes him that much more adorable. I get it, Bosco — nothing’s yummier than peanut butter. [Jezebel]

This Is The Story Of A Dog Named Pig

This Is The Story Of A Dog Named Pig

Guys, this is Pig. Pig is a dog and she makes my heart do somersaults. She’s from Alabama and is the belle of the ball, aka Birmingham’s annual Do Dah Day pet parade. As you probably noticed, Pig is a little unusual looking for a dog and captures the attention of everyone who meets her. She’s a little … pig-like in stature. According to AL.com, ”Pig was born in the woods northeast of Atlanta last fall to a feral mother. … Pig is missing part of her spine; she’s missing several ribs. And she has vertebrae that are fused and twisted. Near her neck, her spinal cord splits into two separate cords. Her hips and joints are rotated in the wrong positions.”

But! “Pig’s profound birth defects make her survival and attitude remarkable.” Keep reading »

The Daily Squee: This Puppy Hates Mornings As Much As We Do

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"But it's not even noon yet!"

Thor, a Great Dane puppy, is supposed to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work with his human. He sounds just like we did, oh, every single morning of high school. Can you really blame him for wanting to stay in bed? It’s okay, Thor. Lots of humans act the same way in the mornings. You’ll get used to it. [Tastefully Offensive]

Now You Can Adopt Puppies Through A Catalog (Sort Of)

Not even Peggy Olsen could have come up with an advertising plan like this: how could anyone resist thinking about rescuing a homeless pet when their cute faces are planted right into a catalog? Green Wood Animal Shelter in London teamed up with British company Furniture Village put together an online brochure that includes the addition of special guests to their usual catalogue photos of household decor: dogs and cats who are looking for forever homes. The pets-to-be, who currently reside at the shelter, can be adopted with just a few clicks. I clicked on a few of the catalog stars to learn their stories, and it kind of melted my heart to see “Reserved” next to some of their names in bright letters. Lots of the animals featured in the brochure aren’t even listed on the shelter’s site anymore, which means they’ve been placed with loving humans! You can check out the brochure photos here and if you’re in Green Wood’s area, think about offering a home to sweet little fuzzballs like kitties Boudicca and Gunner, who still need families of their own! [Furniture Village] [Image via Wood Green]

How Excited Are You For Summer Road Trips?

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Bark If You're Excited!

Are you as excited as this little puppy? Didn’t think so! Someone get me a dog and a car, there are road trip adventures to be had! [22 Words]

It’s Time To Cry: Rescued Beagles Have The Freedom To Run For The First Time

It's Time To Cry: Rescued Beagles Have The Freedom To Run For The First Time
Run, Beagles, Runnnnnn!!!!

I am so glad I worked from home today and am not wearing my meticulously applied black liquid eyeliner, because it would be completely ruined and streaming halfway down my face after watching this video. The Beagle Freedom Project is dedicated to rescuing the adorable breed from a life spent in cages as test subjects for laboratory research. Beagles are the most popular breed for such experiments because of their sweet, docile nature, and are often bred and sold by commercial breeders to scientific research labs for such purposes. The Beagle Freedom Project rescues those sweet pups and finds them loving forever homes. In the video above, watch as nine recently rescued beagles are brought outside and experience the freedom to run and frolic for the very first time. I’m simultaneously shedding tears of sadness and joy. RUN, SWEET BEAGLE BABIES, RUNNNN!!!!! And if you’re interested in more information on the Beagle Freedom Project, including adopting a beagle into your own family, click here. [via The Daily Dot]

Watch These Smiley Dogs Jamming To Pharrell’s “Happy”

Dream Life Status

I have seen a lot of animal videos in my time on this earth, but none of them have made me smile bigger than these dogs frolicking around in time with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.” Didga the skateboarding cat even makes an appearance amongst all the canines. Pharrell should have put more overjoyed puppies in his original music video, because what’s more cheerful than that? And where do I show up to play on the beach with dogs all day? Sign me up! [CBS San Francisco]

Would You Feed And Talk To Your Pets Via Remote Control?

It's Like Skype, But For Puppies

Another addition to the “high-tech kitty feeder” canon has come onto the scene, and it allows you to watch, listen to and chat with your pets long-distance via wifi. When inventor Ken Powers couldn’t find a reliable product online to feed his two cats while he was away, he decided to create his own. Enter the PetPal, which feeds your dog, cat, rabbit, or other cute critter on command with the help of an app. He wants the very best for his cats, so he put the feeder together with his trusty 40-year-old toaster in mind — built to last rather than be replaced every few years like a smartphone. Keep reading »

The Daily Squee: Tiny Puppy Sneaks Through A Doorway

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This Little Guy Is Determined

This tiny puppy is on a mission. No matter how his humans try to keep him safely on the other side of their door, he finds his way through. You did it, buddy! We believed in you!  [YouTube]

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