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Dog Thought to Be Dead Travels 3,000 Miles to Reunite with His Military Family

Originally posted 08/17/2015 11:55PM

After "rising from the dead" and traveling across the country, Zeus the dog is finally back with his family.

On Friday, Ben, Melody and their two sons – with arms outstretched and tears in their eyes – greeted the beloved pet they were told passed away years ago.

In 2011, Ben and Melody had to make the heartbreaking decision to leave their dog Zeus in North Carolina. Ben, a chief warrant officer in the military, had been transferred from Fort Bragg to South Korea, and the family was unable to bring their beloved pet to the new home.

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Credit: Brown County Sheriff's Office
Wisconsin K-9 Dies in Hot Patrol Car After Air-Conditioning Malfunction

Wisconsin K-9 Dies in Hot Patrol Car After Air-Conditioning Malfunction

Originally posted 08/14/2015 01:00PM

The Brown County Sheriff's Department of Wisconsin is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 dogs, who died in a hot patrol car Wednesday while on duty at the PGA Championship in Sheboygan.

According to a Facebook post from the sheriff's office, 3-year-old Wix, who is trained in tracking and explosive detection, was working the event with his human partner Deputy Austin Lemberger. The deputy left the Malinois in his patrol car with the air-conditioning running, and he checked on the dog throughout the day.

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Credit: Courtesy San Francisco Animal Care & Control
Adopt Me! Don't Be Fooled, Blue Is Much More than a Grumpy Cat Lookalike

Adopt Me! Don't Be Fooled, Blue Is Much More than a Grumpy Cat Lookalike

Originally posted 08/14/2015 09:00AM

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 Blue, a pug mix currently being cared for by San Francisco's Animal Care & Control.

Despite his attempts to emulate Grumpy Cat, Blue the dog is a very happy, friendly little pooch. He's described as "clownish" by staff at the shelter, who've deemed him a favorite.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

Terminally Ill St. Bernard Goes for One Last Roll in the Snow

Originally posted 08/13/2015 03:35PM

Watch this video alone ... with tissues ... and in a soundproof room. We promise it is in your best interest.

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Filed Under: Dogs
Credit: Charles Sykes/Getty
Celebrities Rally to Clear the Shelters and Find Every Animal a Home

Celebrities Rally to Clear the Shelters and Find Every Animal a Home

Originally posted 08/12/2015 05:00PM

Every pet deserves a warm lap, a loving home and YouTube stardom. NBC TV is working to make this dream a reality for all the cats and dogs waiting to be adopted.

On Aug. 15, NBC Universal will host a nationwide pet adoption initiative called Clear the Shelters in an effort to place the country's thousands of homeless pets with forever families. The drive will be broadcasted in 19 markets, matching 28 local news stations with nearby animal shelters.

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Service Dog Saves Owner by Calling 911 During Fire

Originally posted 08/12/2015 04:45PM

Yolanda is making all the right calls.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Hero Pets

Uggie's Brother Dash Will Keep His Famous Sibling's Memory Alive On Screen

Originally posted 08/12/2015 12:45PM

Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier whose acting skills helped win The Artist an Oscar, died on Friday at the age of 13.

He is remembered by the millions of moviegoers and celebrities he wooed with his fluffy charisma and the family he left behind. Among those family members is his brother Dash, another skateboard-loving Jack Russell trained by Uggie's owner Oscar Von Muller.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Uggie
Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage
Remembering Uggie: The Oscar-Winning Pup Every Celebrity Adored

Remembering Uggie: The Oscar-Winning Pup Every Celebrity Adored

Originally posted 08/12/2015 11:30AM

The Artist's late canine star, who loved giving kisses, holds a special place in Hollywood's heart

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Filed Under: Dogs, Uggie

WATCH: Bulldog Blinded by Love for His Beautiful Box

Originally posted 08/12/2015 10:00AM

Love is a many splendored thing! Love lifts us up where we belong! All you need is love! (And maybe a set of bumpers.)

Diesel the English bulldog is so enamored with his new box, he is literally blinded by this infatuation. Instead of embracing his cardboard toy kitty-style – i.e., pompously sitting in it like a throne – this pooch is all about showing off his favorite thing.

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WATCH: Independent Dog Will Fill Up Her Pool All by Herself, Thank You Very Much

Originally posted 08/11/2015 04:45PM

After a long day of napping, tail-chasing and rubbing your butt across the carpet when no one is looking, sometimes you just want to cool down and relax.

Were your owners kind enough to draw you a nice, cold swimming pool bath to soak your weary paws in? No!

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