04:09 PM EDT 03/05/2014
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
Originally posted 02/25/2014 05:00PM
You can't predict what a dog is going to do. So for photographer Lynn Terry, these shots were an amazing surprise – of viral proportions.
The adorable photos she snapped of two pit bulls in a photo booth have spread like wild fire on social media and are making people everywhere smile, and some tear up when they learn the pups's back stories.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 04:15PM
Remember when your cat was just a ball of fluff that fit into the palm of your hand? Or when your puppy unwittingly did floppy somersaults because he hadn't grown into his massive feet?
Until we can figure out how to bottle up all that painfully cute youth and sniff it whenever we're having a bad day, here's the next best thing: 7 then-and-now photos of cats and dogs.
The shots of pets with their owners young and then old makes us crack the goofiest smile – and then swim in a pool of tears under our desks. Whoever decided that pets have to get old should be forced to watch Lassie reruns for the rest of their lives.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 02:00PM
Originally posted 02/24/2014 03:30PM
The most popular member of the Milwaukee Brewers at spring training is a rookie who comes with pedigree, an excellent clubhouse presence and good legs.
Four legs, in fact. Along with a button nose and scruffy, white fur. In fact, Hank the dog may be the early lock for camp MVP – Most Valuable Pet.
"Yeah, he's making a pretty big impact, which I've got to say is pretty cool," pitcher Yovani Gallardo said. "It's getting a lot of attention, for sure. I think he likes it, too."
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