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Happy National Dog Day! We've Got the Details on How Emmy Rossum Will Celebrate

Happy National Dog Day! We've Got the Details on How Emmy Rossum Will Celebrate

Originally posted 08/26/2015 10:00AM

If there were a National 'Best Pet Owner' Day, Emmy Rossum would definitely win. But, for now, she is taking this day to honor her furry loved ones with some delicious sweet treats from the nation's #1 cupcake hotspot.

"They will probably get little dog cupcakes from Sprinkles," says the Shameless actress, 28, adding, "I am gluten free, but my dogs are not!"

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Pit Bull That Killed 1 Woman and Nearly Tore the Arm Off Another Was 'Not a Bad Dog': Victim

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Pit Bull That Killed 1 Woman and Nearly Tore the Arm Off Another Was 'Not a Bad Dog': Victim

Originally posted 08/26/2015 09:15AM

On Monday, a pit bull in Davie County, North Carolina, killed one woman and injured another before being shot and killed by a police officer.

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Credit: Stefany Shaheen
Diabetes Alert Dog Becomes Girl's Best Friend, Proves She Doesn't Have to Fight Her Disease Alone

Diabetes Alert Dog Becomes Girl's Best Friend, Proves She Doesn't Have to Fight Her Disease Alone

Originally posted 08/25/2015 05:10PM

At age 8, Elle Shaheen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With this diagnosis, the life of the girl from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, became one of literal highs and lows. Elle and her parents, Craig Welch and Stefany Shaheen, started vigilantly tracking and managing Elle's blood sugar levels, which meant 8 to 10 injections and 10 to 12 blood sugar tests each day. Even with careful monitoring, Elle's levels would surge and drop unexpectedly, leaving her to feel the taxing and often dangerous physical effects.

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Video of Therapy Dog Comforting Woman Is the Daily Cry You Need

Originally posted 08/25/2015 01:30PM

Posted by JJ, Hospice Therapy Dog on Sunday, February 23, 2014


If you suddenly learn you have just days to live, you might consider spending some of them with J.J.

The 5-year-old therapy pup's amazing work at a hospice in Oregon has reached the masses thanks to a video of the canine comforting a terminal patient in bed. (Please note: not tearing up after you click is next to im-paw-sible here.)

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Dogs

Army Specialist and Bomb-Sniffing Dog Partner Share Big Hug After 3 Years Apart

Originally posted 08/24/2015 05:50PM

Ikar, a 5-year-old Czech shepherd, proved just how deep dog loyalty goes last Thursday.

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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Founder of the Best Friends Animal Society Looks Back on Helping Pets Survive the Storm

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Founder of the Best Friends Animal Society Looks Back on Helping Pets Survive the Storm

Originally posted 08/24/2015 05:25PM

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, made landfall. While the storm itself lasted only a few days, the aftermath stretched on for months. A decade later, the marks of Katrina can still be seen in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The hurricane flooded cities, destroyed thousands of homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

It wasn't just humans whose lives were turned upside down by Katrina; countless pets were abandoned, lost and stranded. Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, many of those animals got a second chance.

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Soldier Reunited with Army Dog After Years of Searching for Her

Originally posted 08/21/2015 02:15PM

After spending every day of his service in Afghanistan with his canine teammate Donna, Army Specialist Tyler Roberts had to go four years without his battle buddy.

Roberts and the Belgian Malinois, who is a trained Tactical Explosive Detective Dog, were deployed together with the 101st Airborne to Southern Afghanistan in 2011. Together, the duo found bombs, explosives and hundreds of pounds of ammonium nitrate, saving countless people from potential harm, reports USA Today.

When the tour completed, Roberts and Donna were separated, but the soldier never forgot his friend.

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This Dog Helped Bust Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle

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This Dog Helped Bust Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle

Originally posted 08/21/2015 01:05PM

Authorities have credited a canine investigator for his key role in the investigation of ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.

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Credit: Finding Shelter/Jesse Freidin
Photographer Documents Amazing Bond Between Shelter Animals and the Volunteers Who Care for Them

Photographer Documents Amazing Bond Between Shelter Animals and the Volunteers Who Care for Them

Originally posted 08/20/2015 05:50PM

As anyone who has volunteered at a shelter knows, developing a deep connection to the animals happens as instantaneously, and surprisingly, as a teenage crush.

When fine art dog photographer Jesse Freidin, 34, realized this, he decided to spend a year taking more than 100 moving portraits of homeless cats, dogs and the humans who care for them in a project called Finding Shelter.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats, Dogs

Puppy Missing Front Legs Hops into Loving Forever Home

Originally posted 08/20/2015 04:00PM

With a name like Deuce, this puppy was born to get second chances.

On Tuesday, Deuce, who is missing his front paws, moved into a loving forever home, but the disabled pup's future wasn't always so bright, as KUSA reports.

Deuce's original owner left the dog at a Texas animal shelter to be euthanized. Luckily, Colorado's Evergreen Animal Protective League saw promise in the puppy and rescued him from his dire situation. Now he has made one more move, becoming a permanent member of Melissa and Ken Rogers' family.

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