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Why Eli Manning's Dog Is a Pool Shark | Eli Manning

Eli Manning's Dog Chester Has a Summer Job: Lifeguard

Originally posted 06/10/2014 01:00PM

Just like his quarterback dad, Eli Manning's dog, Chester, has to be quick on his feet.

"He has two babies running around, and so, finally, the oldest has stopped grabbing the tail, but he's got a new 1-year-old," the New York Giants quarterback says of his daughters, Ava, 3, and Lucy, who turns one on June 17. "But he's gotten used to that and understands – he's been sweet and doing great."

Though an ankle injury sidelined the athlete last season, he was given the all-clear to hit the green at New York's Mount Kisco Country Club on Monday for the 37th Annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic, where he putted with a blindfold over his eyes to see exactly what it's like to play with a visual impairment (watch him swing in the video below).

The 33-year-old football player – and dog lover! – also met pups who serve as the eyes for so many people, like 20-month-old Jansen (left), a yellow Lab and guide dog-in-training.

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Family of Fallen Soldier Adopts His Canine Partner

Family of Fallen Soldier Adopts His Canine Partner

Originally posted 06/09/2014 04:05PM

They'll never be able to replace their son Christopher, but Sandra and Salvador Diaz are finding comfort in the thought of having the fallen soldier's best friend by their side for many years to come.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz died on Sept. 28, 2011, while serving in Afghanistan. Diaz was considered one of the most experienced military police dog handlers in the Marine Corps, according to a report from an ABC affiliate. So, it's bittersweet that the family was able to adopt the 6-year-old military working dog, named Dino, whom their son bonded so closely with.

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7th Grader's Service Dog Gets Picture in School Yearbook (PHOTO)

UpdatePosted 06/07/2014 05:05PM

The Daily Treat: 7th Grader's Service Dog Gets Picture in School Yearbook

Originally posted 06/06/2014 03:00PM

There's one paw-some student from a middle school in San Antonio, Texas's Northside Independent School District who won't be signing any yearbooks this year.

His name is Taxi. He's the adorable service dog of seventh grader Rachel Benke, and he's landed himself a spot in this year's yearbook.

So beloved is the pup by Benke (who has had epileptic seizures since birth), faculty, and students that his picture was placed right next to hers, just like another student. It's quite the honor for the Lab/golden retriever mix, who Benke's mother, Teresa Benke, describes as a "guide dog dropout" because he didn't succeed in guide dog training.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News
Puppy 'Drives' Owner's Car Into Pond

Puppy 'Drives' Owner's Car Into Massachusetts Pond

Originally posted 06/03/2014 02:30PM

You think your pet drives you up the wall?

Well, this one drove her owner's car into a pond when she apparently fell onto the gas pedal.

According to CNN, a Massachusetts man told police that his German shepherd puppy, Rosie, got her leash entangled in the gear shift of his Dodge Neon on Sunday, setting off an amazing chain of events.

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Filed Under: Dogs

UpdatePosted 05/30/2014 06:15PM

The Daily Treat: AnnaSophia Robb's 'New Man' Could Be Royalty

Originally posted 05/30/2014 02:00PM

There's something very highbrow about the new man in AnnaSophia Robb's life: he has a royally paw-some name!

The actress has welcomed an adorable new puppy and named him Sir Fergusson, a title commonly given only at knighthood by the Queen of England.

"Meet my new man ... Sir Fergusson. I'm in love!" she shared with an Instagram video (below) of the tiny pooch barking at her feet. When she Tweeted a WhoSay portrait of the pooch, she also created a hashtag, #sirferg, in his honor. (In our opinion, she should take a cue from the famous royal folk across the pond and nickname her caramel-colored little prince Fergie.)

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Credit: The Port Huron Times Herald/Andrew Jowett/AP
Dog Finds Abandoned Newborn on Michigan Porch

Dog Finds Abandoned Newborn on Porch

Originally posted 05/29/2014 04:00PM

Ruby Mae knew something wasn't right.

During an early morning walk with her owner Leslie Green, of Port Huron, Michigan, the dog made a beeline for a neighbor's porch. There, an hours-old infant – with his umbilical cord still attached – was wrapped in bloody towels, just waiting for someone to help.

"She wanted me to go up [to the porch]," Green told Detroit's WDIV news. "So I get up there and I see this little dinky face, and I was freaked out."

Police told the local news station that the dog spotted the baby just in time: Had he been left outside any longer, the infant likely would not have survived.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News
Credit: Desert Paws Animal Rescue of New Mexico
Adopt Me! Easygoing Casey Will Go the Extra Mile for You

Adopt Me! Easygoing Casey Will Go the Extra Mile for You

Originally posted 05/23/2014 02:00PM

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 Casey, a 5-month-old shepherd mix.

Casey has been through a lot in his short life. A volunteer with Desert Paws of Pena Blanca, New Mexico, spotted the pup dragging himself around at just 9 weeks old with broken back legs. It's presumed the poor guy was hit by a car. Despite his situation, the loving pup was upbeat and seemingly thankful to have been rescued.

A group of volunteers and supporters quickly rallied around the dog and raised enough funds to cover his medical needs. A local vet performed surgery and he has been recovering at the home of his foster mom, Linda, the good Samaritan who originally saved him.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

UpdatePosted 05/20/2014 03:45PM

The Daily Treat: Bulldog Has Best Vacay Ever After Kennel Transformation

Originally posted 05/20/2014 02:20PM

Igor's family was leaving on a jet plane to Thailand. They knew when they'd be back again, but the poor little bulldog didn't.

So the patriarch of the family, from Lillestrom, Norway, decided to do something extra special for their adorable bulldog, who waited for them at a kennel while they vacationed.

He brought home to Igor.

In this YouTube video uploaded by a paint supply company, Igor's dad, Kai, secretly transforms a dog kennel into a little slice of home – complete with the family's couch, pillows and pictures lovingly placed throughout – so the pooch will be comforted by familiarity while he's temporarily living at his home away from home.

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Lady Gaga's Pup Asia Is So Aww-dorable – See the Pics!

UpdatePosted 05/16/2014 01:10PM

The Daily Treat: Lady Gaga's Pup Asia Is So Aww-dorable

Originally posted 05/16/2014 11:40AM

Lady Gaga describes her overflowing love for her pup as "an illness." And, apparently the condition is highly contagious.

We too can't get enough of the pop star's adorable French bulldog, Asia, and we've decided to cause a full-on outbreak by sharing some of our favorite Instagrams of the pooch.

On Wednesday, she shared a photo (above) of the cuddly pup wrapped in sheets in her bed after a performance at New York's Madison Square Garden. This, little monsters, is what sweet dreams are made of.

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Love the Hero Cat? Meet These 6 Other Superpets!

UpdatePosted 05/16/2014 11:45AM

Love the Hero Cat? Then You Have to Meet These Heroic Pets!

Originally posted 05/16/2014 09:00AM

When Tara the cat came to the rescue of a young boy in California this week, pouncing on a dog that was attacking the child, the Internet was captivated. The whole unbelievable episode was caught on camera – and around 8 million people have watched the video on YouTube so far.

Tara is just one of many pets who has gone the distance for a human, stepping in to save a life when sensing something is wrong. Below, find six of our favorite stories of animal bravery – and be sure to give your pets a little extra love tonight:

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