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See the Fastest Dog on Two Pawsin Action!

The Daily Treat: Your Favorite Pomeranian Is Now the Fastest Dog on Two Paws

Originally posted 08/28/2014 03:00PM

As far as pooches go, he's about as close to perfect (ahem, paw-fect) as one can get.

But that's not why Jiff has landed a spot in the latest Guinness World Records book, which they're calling the most comprehensive collection of facts, feats and achievements ever compiled. (It's also Guinness World Records's 60th anniversary.)

The L.A.-based Pomeranian is actually the fastest dog on two paws, having reached 10 meters on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds and 5 meters on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. See him in action below!

When editors of the book first set eyes on the fluffy pup, they did a double take.

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Filed Under: Cute Pets, Dogs

WATCH: Puppy Blows Bubbles in the Pool on Demand, Enjoys Dog Days of Summer

Originally posted 08/26/2014 08:10PM

Diesel the dog isn't about to let these last days of summer slip away without showing off his new trick.

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Hero Dog Helps Owner Fight Off a Black Bear

UpdatePosted 08/23/2014 09:00AM

Meet the Hero Dog Who Helped His Owner Fight Off a Black Bear

Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:30PM

Man's best friend, indeed.

On Thursday, Steven Krichbaum, 59, was walking with his yellow Lab mix Henry in West Virginia's George Washington National Forest when they were confronted with something bear-y scary: two cubs and a larger black bear, who wasn't happy to see them. The animal proceeded to attack, and the guys leaped into action.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Hero Pets
Watch Kitten and Pit Bull Share Sweet, Cuddly Kisses

UpdatePosted 08/22/2014 04:15PM

Kitten and Pit Bull Share Sweet, Cuddly Kisses

Originally posted 08/22/2014 12:30PM

Blind dates are always nerve-wracking, even for animals. Carla Zanoni of New York City was worried that her four-year-old pit bull terrier, Getrude, would reject her newly adopted kitten named Earnestine.

Instead, the pets surprised Zanoni by quickly becoming enamored with one another. The video above shows the adorable behavior that has become normal for this animal odd couple. Apparently, Earnestine and Gertrude often spend their days cuddling together and exchanging sweet, interspecies kisses.

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Adopt Me! Sophia Wants to Be Your Superstar Dog

Adopt Me! Sophia Wants to Be Your Superstar Dog

Originally posted 08/22/2014 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 Sophia, a 3-year-old Pharaoh hound mix who adores people.

According to a bio from the Baltimore Humane Society, this athletic girl is a ball of positive energy. "I have such a fun, bubbly personality that I can make pretty much any situation we are in a fun time!" it reads. "Speaking of bubbly … one of my favorite games is popping bubbles that people blow for me!"

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Funny Video: Dog Hates the Alarm Clock as Much as You Do

Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:15PM



Sometimes you put a pillow over your head. Sometimes you hold your ears. But no matter what you do, you can still hear the penetrating buzz of that horrible appliance – the alarm clock.

Vizsla the dog despises it with a passion too, and in this video, as that beep, well, beeps, she howls like she's giving birth in a display of complete displeasure.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Funny Pet Videos
A One-Minute Video of Puppies Playing in Our Studio? Yes, Please!

UpdatePosted 08/16/2014 11:50AM

The Daily Treat: A One-Minute Video of Puppies Playing? Yes, Please!

Originally posted 08/15/2014 12:00PM

We've said it before and we'll say it again: We love our jobs.

But in order to keep them, we have to bring you things like this video of adorable puppies playing with toys in the PEOPLE studio.

The only reason we're still employed is because there is actually a reason for all this cuteness: Animal Planet's Emmy-nominated series, Too Cute, has somehow managed to get even cuter in its second season, with Too Cute! Pint-Sized, a 12-episode, half-hour series that begins Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (two back-to-back episodes air each week).

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Adopt Me! Mallory Is Happy to Be Your Pool Lounger

Adopt Me! Mallory Is Happy to Be Your Pool Lounger

Originally posted 08/15/2014 01:00PM

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 Mallory, a 3-year-old Lab mix who has been with the Eleventh Hour Rescue of Rockaway, New Jersey, for more than one year.

Even though it's only temporary, Mallory is making the most of her loving foster home before she finds that place to spend forever. "She has playful bursts of energy and likes to play tug of war and chase after balls," says foster mom Tammi Green-Strelkoff. "When she's finished playing, she'll curl up next to you or find a cozy spot next to you and just hang out for some quiet time."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Dognapped! Pooch Thefts Are on the Rise, Advocates Say

Dognapped! Pooch Thefts Are on the Rise, Animal Advocates Say

Originally posted 08/13/2014 07:15AM

When Sunny, a 1-year-old Pomeranian, ran out of his Chicago backyard and into an alley, the pup's owner tried to chase after him, but the dog scampered away too fast. She caught up just in time to see a woman escaping with Sunny under her arm.

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8 Photos of Robin Williams with Animals that Will Make You Smile

UpdatePosted 08/12/2014 01:15PM

8 Photos of Robin Williams with Animals that Will Make You Smile

Originally posted 08/12/2014 12:30PM

Lovely, sweet and kind are just some of the adjectives friends have used to describe the incomparable Robin Williams. And, if they could find the words, it's likely his furry friends would describe the late actor in much the same way.

Williams's Instagram feed is filled with adorable shots of him kicking back with many an animal friend, including his road dog Verna Pearl (above), whose unexpected passing last year left him deeply saddened.

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Filed Under: Death, Dogs, Robin Williams

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