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A Man Bought A Dog This Weekend That Cost More Than Your House

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A Chinese businessman (not the man pictured above, however) broke records this weekend when he bought a puppy for almost $2 million — more than anyone has ever paid for a pet dog. What the hell is this costly canine? A 200-pound Tibetan Mastiff, who will grow up to look something like a giant fluffy teddy bear. Hey, if the price is right. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Web Series About Adopted Pets And Their Humans Will Melt Your Heart

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Oops, Is That Water In My Eye?
We here at The Frisky love animals of any kind, but we have a special place in our heart for adopted petsThe Sidekick Series, a webseries that features adopted pets and their owners, will melt you at the seams. The videos aim to encourage animal adoption by showing what wonderful companions rescue pets can make. This episode features Caldwell Tanner, a College Humor illustrator, and the dog Harriet he adopted with his girlfriend. You can watch the whole series here, and prepare yourself — if you’re anything like me, you’ll be crying about a million happy tears at these sweet little stories. I blame the uplifting music and those cute faces.

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

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Gus Kenworthy Sochi Puppies
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]

It’s Time To Cry: Teacup Poodle Survives The Loss Of Both Front Legs

Soldiers Reunite With Dogs
Soldiers reunite with their adopted Afghan dogs. Watch »
Baby Sloth Onesie
You need to see this baby sloth in a onesie. Watch »

Sometimes it’s other people’s stories that inspire us, but sometimes our animal friends can enliven our spirits. Ramen Noodle is my inspiration today. The teacup poodle, who has survived against all odds, is the subject of a new photo series by animal photographer Carli Davidson. As you can see, little Ramen has no front legs. He suffered a broken arm when he was eight months old. His first owner didn’t care for it properly, and he lost his arm to a case of gangrene. He eventually made a full recovery and ended up being adopted by his clinic caretaker Jamie Salata Van Tassel. But Ramen Noodle’s struggles weren’t over yet. He jumped off a chair and broke his other arm so badly that it also had to be removed.  Keep reading »

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