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4-Year-Old Boy Writes Letter to 'Bad Men' Who Stole His Dog

UpdatePosted 02/18/2015 08:05PM

4-Year-Old Boy Writes Letter to 'Bad Men' Who Stole His Dog

Originally posted 02/18/2015 02:45PM

It's been over a year since his beloved dog Fern went missing, but little Ethan Ferrier hasn't given up hope.

The 4-year-old, who recently learned how to write, penned a letter to the "bad men" who stole his pet in April 2013, reports BBC News.

"To the bad men who took Fern. Can Fern come home now please. I miss her," reads Ethan's plea, written in green marker.

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UpdatePosted 02/18/2015 06:30PM

Daring Man Breaks Through Frozen River In Order to Save Stray Dog

Originally posted 02/17/2015 11:15AM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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And Westminster's Best in Show Winner Is ...

Westminster Dog Show Names Best in Show Winner

Originally posted 02/17/2015 11:15PM

We thought they were all equally adorable – insert awww – but there could only be one top dog at Westminster.

Congrats, Miss P!

The beagle from the hound group ran off with the prestigious Best in Show title Tuesday at the 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Miss P (formal name: Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble) beat out six other fierce furballs: the Patty Hearst co-owned Rocket (toy group), Flame (non-sporting group), Swagger (herding group), Liz (sporting group), Matisse (working group) and Charlie (terrier group).

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Patty Hearst's Shih Tzu Wins in Toy Group at Westminster

UpdatePosted 02/17/2015 02:35PM

Patty Hearst Back in the News with Early Win at Westminster

Originally posted 02/17/2015 12:55PM

Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

A shih tzu called Rocket was picked as the top toy dog at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

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An Essential Guide to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

An Essential Guide to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Originally posted 02/16/2015 07:00PM

Yes, it's that time of year again.

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After Savage Dog Attack as a Child, Handler Makes Her Debut at Westminster

UpdatePosted 02/16/2015 02:00PM

After Savage Dog Attack as a Child, Handler Mary Morgan Makes Her Debut at Westminster

Originally posted 02/16/2015 05:25PM

Mary Morgan grew up a dog lover, her family breeding boxers from the time she was small. But when she was 7, Morgan was savagely attacked in her yard by a neighbor's Rottweiler, who nearly tore her right arm off.

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Dog Sneaks Into Hospital to Find Ailing Owner

UpdatePosted 02/13/2015 05:50PM

The Daily Treat: Dog Sneaks Into Hospital to Find Ailing Owner

Originally posted 02/13/2015 03:25PM

Clearly, Sissy had somewhere she needed to be.

So, she bolted out of her yard at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and traveled 20 blocks to the Iowa hospital where her owner Nancy Franck was recovering from surgery for cancer, the New York Daily News reports.

Surveillance footage shows the dog arriving at the Cedar Rapids' Mercy Medical Center in Iowa early on Saturday morning, and running around the halls – apparently in search of someone very special to her. Franck had been there for the past two weeks following chemotherapy for uterine cancer.

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5 Health Benefits of Loving a Pet This Valentine's Day

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Health Benefits of Loving a Pet This Valentine's Day

Originally posted 02/13/2015 02:30PM

If you'll be celebrating this Valentine's Day with a furry friend by your side, just like Amanda Seyfried, you should know this: You are 30 percent less likely to visit a doctor.

Huh?

Allow us to explain. According to these very important statistics in an infographic created by the Humane Society Silicon Valley, there are tons of great health benefits to loving a pet on Valentine's Day.

If you're a cat owner, apparently there's a very good reason that your cat likes to listen to your heart. Cat people are 40 percent less likely to experience a heart attack (See, all those cuddle sessions really do pay off!)

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Adopt Me! Sergio Is Not Shy About Giving Kisses on a First Date

Adopt Me! Sergio Is Not Shy About Giving Kisses on a First Date

Originally posted 02/13/2015 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 Sergio, a super-affectionate chihuahua mix who is a little charmer.

The staff at the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control in Phoenix, Arizona, can't believe this little cutie wasn't scooped up quickly after his arrival on Nov. 5. He loves people, and his true personality emerges when he spends time with other pups.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

Dog vs. Drone: Dog Wins (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/13/2015 09:30AM

Ah, there's nothing like a serene, airborne view of Dutch suburbs, is there?

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