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The Daily Treat: A Reason to Dress Your Dog as a Mutant Spider for Halloween

Originally posted 09/05/2014 02:30PM



The words "izty bitzy" definitely don't apply here. Also this spider is doing a lot more than climbing up a water spout.

Meet the super-size arachnid who is scaring the bejesus out of people – and inspiring everyone to dress their dogs as mutant spiders for Halloween.

In a video created by actor/director SA Wardega, Chica the dog stars as, well, herself donning a frighteningly large spider costume. When the jolly little dog prances around in her spider wear before unsuspecting people at night – on a dark campus, in a parking-garage elevator, on a train platform – pandemonium ensues.

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Credit: Courtesy California Animal Rescue
Adopt Me! Waldo Wants to Be Your Shadow

Adopt Me! Waldo Wants to Be Your Shadow

Originally posted 09/05/2014 11:05AM

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 Waldo, a 3-year-old terrier mix who wants a person to call his own.

When he was plucked from a crowded animal shelter in Solano County, California, by the California Animal Rescue, he was tremendously fearful and cowered in his cage. "In the shelters they are usually so afraid that the shelter managers deem them unadoptable," says the rescue's founder, Vicki Benson. But as it turns out, Waldo just needed a change of scenery.

"They are always afraid at first," says Benson. "But Waldo came around and now he's very devoted."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital/AP
Dog Eats 44 Socks; Vet Removes 43½

Dog Eats 44 Socks; Vet Removes 43½

Originally posted 09/05/2014 09:45AM

The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when his owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

It was something he ate!

X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee had the answer – the dog had consumed 44 socks. Luckily, Dr. Magee managed to remove 43½ of the offenders.

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Tom Hardy Is Smitten with His Furry Costar from The Drop

Exclusive Look: Tom Hardy Is Smitten with His Furry Costar from The Drop

Originally posted 09/04/2014 10:45AM

Tom Hardy is in love – puppy love, that is.

The Dark Knight Rises actor is starring in the upcoming crime drama The Drop with an extra special costar: Rocco the dog. PEOPLE has an exclusive look at Hardy, 36, and the rest of the cast working with the furry scene stealer.

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Starbucks Accused of Denying Entry to Woman with Service Dog

Originally posted 09/03/2014 01:45PM

"I wanted a Frappuccino, not a hassle."

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Filed Under: Starbucks, Dogs
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Help Your Dog Beat the Back-to-School Blues

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Help Your Dog Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Originally posted 09/01/2014 09:00AM

Back-to-school is exciting for some, and doggone depressing for others – like dogs!

Your pup's summer partner-in-crime is going back to the classroom, which means your dog will get less attention and more alone time.

Our friends at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) want to help your pooch fight that September sadness, so they created this adorable infographic filled with fun ideas to keep your pup occupied throughout the school year.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Back to School

UpdatePosted 08/31/2014 12:05PM

The Daily Treat: See How Spike the Cockatoo Feeds the Dogs

Originally posted 08/29/2014 01:55PM

Cockatoos are among the most affectionate of all birds, but few of them have ever gone above and beyond in the service to their brother animals as Spike the cockatoo.

As seen in this video, Spike does a lunchtime solid for a pair of Great Danes, using his avian wits to reach into a box of Milk Bones and get some dog treats, which he then throws down on the floor for the hungry hounds.

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Credit: Getty/Inset Courtesy Lucky Puppy Rescue
Suri Cruise Reunites with Lost Chihuahua | Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise

Suri Cruise Reunites with Lost Chihuahua

Originally posted 08/30/2014 03:05PM

It looks like Suri Cruise's once-missing Chihuahua is truly one lucky puppy.

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Puppy Beaten by CEO Is in 'Good Physical Condition,' Says SPCA

Puppy Beaten by CEO Is in 'Good Physical Condition,' Says SPCA

Originally posted 08/29/2014 03:20PM

Miraculously, the puppy who was brutally beaten on camera by the CEO of a major catering company is well on her way to recovery.

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Credit: The Simon Foundation
Adopt Me! Help Hazel Complete Her Transformation

Adopt Me! Help Hazel Complete Her Transformation

Originally posted 08/29/2014 10:00AM

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 Hazel, a 3-year-old hound mix who has made a massive transformation over the past few months.

When the pup arrived at The Simon Foundation in Bloomfield, Connecticut, she was emaciated, hairless and too weak to stand – obviously a victim of neglect. She was covered with flea dirt, had pressure sores all over her body from laying on a hard surface, and the pads of her feet were raw.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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