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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
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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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Filed Under: Cute Pets, Dogs, Pet News
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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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Adopt Me! Dixon Wants to Walk Into the Sunset With You

Adopt Me! Dixon Wants to Walk Into the Sunset With You

Originally posted 05/16/2014 10:40AM

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 Dixon, a spirited young pup with lovable quirks.

When you meet Dixon, don't be surprised if he has a shoe in his mouth. He likes shoes. It's also not out of the realm of possibility that Dixon will grab the TV remote with his mouth in an attempt to change the channel. According to the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, New Jersey, where he's been living since March, this dog's love of life is obvious in everything he does – and it's contagious!

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Hero Dog Saves His Owner By Dialing 911

Hero Dog Saves His Owner By Dialing 911

Originally posted 05/14/2014 05:25PM

Now this is one smart dog!

When Terry McGlade collapsed from a seizure, his rescue dog Major knew just what to do – he grabbed the phone out of McGlade's pockets with his teeth and stepped on the screen for several seconds, automatically dialing 911.

"I probably would have been in severe trouble if he wouldn't have called," says McGlade, who told ABC6 that the dog had actually never been trained to call 911.

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Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language

UpdatePosted 05/13/2014 04:15PM

The Daily Treat: Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language

Originally posted 05/15/2014 01:20PM

Cindy Koch has met her perfect match.

The Nebraska woman has fallen for a 3-year-old pit bull, who is deaf just like her.

According to California's KTLA news, Rosie the dog had a rough time finding a forever home since dogs with disabilities can often be overlooked at animal shelters. So, as she waited to meet her match, workers at the Humane Society in Aurora, Nebraska, taught her sign language.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News
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Policeman Helps Rescue Chihuahua from Highway Median

UpdatePosted 05/13/2014 04:15PM

The Daily Treat: Policeman Helps Rescue Chihuahua from Highway Median

Originally posted 05/12/2014 01:45PM

A tiny Chihuahua got into big trouble on Friday.

California Highway Patrol officer Alex Edmon told NBC's Bay Area affiliate that officers received a call about a small dog sitting atop a concrete divider on busy Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek, California, during rush hour. When Edmon, a dog lover, and his partner arrived at the scene they did their best to rescue the pooch and later Tweeted a photo of their effort.

"We attempted to coax it, we could tell it was very frightened, it was shaking – we were able to pet it a little bit, but other than that we could tell it was not happy," Edmon said.

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Ryan Seacrest's New Pup Comes Home – and She's Hungry! | Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest's New Pup Comes Home – and She's Hungry!

Originally posted 05/13/2014 03:30PM

The new love of Ryan Seacrest's life has finally moved in – and, boy, is she a cutie!

After weeks of preparation, waiting and advice gathering from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, the star welcomed his black Lab pub into his home this week. But someone better sweep the floors and close the cupboards, because this girl is ready to munch.

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