02:08 PM EDT 03/10/2014
Originally posted 03/10/2014 12:05PM
It's a fact: Good things happen in Australia. (Hello, Hemsworth brothers.)
This was made even more clear over the weekend as the Noosa Festival of Surfing kicked off in Noosaville, where many avid surfers said cowabunga with their canines in tow – on their surfboards!
Originally posted 03/07/2014 05:50PM
No doggone excuse is good enough for Alanis Morissette and her husband, Mario "Souleye" Treadway, who is suing a former house manager for the theft of the couple's dog.
In a lawsuit filed March 5, Treadway alleges that Maria Garcia and another family consultant, Patrick Murch, have refused to give back the couple's Chihuahua/pug mix after Garcia was relieved of her duties on Jan. 21. Treadway wants the pup, a one-time street dog, returned and is seeking $25,000 in damages and court costs.
Originally posted 03/07/2014 02:45PM
On the NBC sitcom Growing Up Fisher, J.K. Simmons portrays the blind patriarch of a family-of-four whose guide dog is a yellow Labrador named Mel. Off-screen, the cast and crew of the show are making Mel's life a reality for one lucky person.
The show's cast, which includes Jenna Elfman, and crew have adopted an 8 week old yellow Labrador retriever named Guf (an abbreviation for the show), and will sponsor his guide dog training until he can be paired with a visually impaired person, reports Today. The pooch will be cared for by a "puppy raiser" until the age of 18 months, at which time he'll begin training at New York's Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.
Originally posted 03/07/2014 02:30PM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Stella, a 2-year-old Lab who would thrive in a boisterous family atmosphere.
Two months ago, a good Samaritan brought this playful and loving pup to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League with a horrible problem: A collar made of nylon boat rope had become embedded into her neck due to neglect.
Originally posted 03/04/2014 05:00PM
When Charity Shea brought home her now 5-month-old pup Cedar last October, the Single Ladies star was convinced that the dog would become her loyal companion and BFF.
"I thought, 'Cedar's a boy, and boys have special relationships with their moms,'" Shea recalls.
But it was her boyfriend of nine years, Karl Lindner, who ended up stealing all of the dog’s attention (and affection).
"I get jealous of him and the dog!" Shea, 30, tells PEOPLE. "They totally have a bromance! They’re in love every day, and Karl gives all of his attention to Cedar – petting him, training him, walking him ... I get no more attention."
Adds Shea: "It's like I'm kicked out!"
Originally posted 03/03/2014 01:30PM
There were plenty of reasons to celebrate Sunday night as many a famous face left the Academy Awards with a new prize.
But we noticed the Oscars left out a category – Best Dog Ever – so we're going to hand out a belated award on the Academy's behalf.
Meet Brie, a 4½-month-old fashion-forward red Boston terrier, who took to Instagram to share some of her favorite moments from Hollywood's biggest night.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 06:00PM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Max, a handsome husky who charms everyone that he meets.
This stunningly beautiful pup, who is 3 to 4-years-old, arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, N.J., two weeks ago from an over-crowded Ohio shelter. While his full back story is unknown, Max's coat is in such pristine condition it's believed he was never a stray.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 04:50PM
Before he was even 2 years old, toddler Dylan Lipton-Lesser had undergone 15 brain surgeries due to a condition known as hydrocephalus, an excessive buildup of fluid inside the brain. But there's an upside – he's been able to find comfort in a friend who's experienced something similar: puppy Frank, a Chihuahua-dachshund mix with the same condition.
"As a very young puppy Frank clearly had a really big head," Amy McCracken, executive director of the no-kill shelter Richmond Animal League told TODAY.com. "We transfer animals from municipal shelters that are in danger of being euthanized, and that's how we got Frank."
Frank was placed with a foster family, and aside from suffering a seizure at 8 weeks old, thrived under their care and with regular doses of a seizure-controlling drug. When it became clear that concerns over his medical care were preventing potential adopters from signing on the dotted line, Frank's foster parents were prepared to make him their forever pet – until Stacy Metz stepped in.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 03:45PM
The Winter Olympics may be over and the crowds have packed up and left Sochi, but the stray dogs that captured the world's attention are still there. And so is Oleg Deripaska, the Russian billionaire who developed much of the area and is now determined to do what he can to shelter and find homes for the area's estimated 4,000 dogs.
"It is a problem, a big problem," says Deripaska in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, while flipping through countless photos of strays on his cellphone. "Here, look," he tells his visitor a moment later, pointing to a picture of ten puppies in a cardboard box. "Somebody dropped these off at our shelter a few days ago."
Originally posted 02/26/2014 02:30PM
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