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Adopt Me! Scruffy & Muffin Are Two Peas in a Pod

Adopt Me! Scruffy & Muffin Are Two Peas in a Pod

Originally posted 08/08/2014 11:00AM

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 Muffin and Scruffy, a bonded pair of pups who were given up after a divorce.

These purebred Jack Russell terriers arrived at the Potter League for Animals of Middletown, Rhode Island, at the beginning of August. In their previous home, they were left alone for long periods of time, which made them extremely close. They're totally best friends, but definitely in need of a little human TLC.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Heroes Among Us: Houston Socialite Helps Cops Fight Crime – by Giving Them Dogs!

Heroes Among Us

Houston Socialite Kristi Schiller Helps Cops – and Dogs! – Fight Crime

Originally posted 08/07/2014 12:20PM

In December 2009, Kristi Schiller saw a story on the local TV news that devastated her.

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Dog Finds Newborn Baby Abandoned by Side of Road

UpdatePosted 07/29/2014 05:30PM

Dog Finds Newborn Baby Abandoned by Side of Road

Originally posted 07/29/2014 04:30PM

It was a road less traveled by Jeff Kopp and his dog, Bobby.

But something inspired the pooch to take a different route down Marion Road on Monday in Diamond Lake, Michigan, and it's a good thing that Kopp obliged.

The dog pulled his owner to a satellite dish just three feet away from the dirt road where a newborn baby had been left.

"I saw what [looked like] a rabbit at first," Kopp told WOOD TV8. "Then it moved. That's when I started yelling."

The hours-old baby girl, whose umbilical cord was still attached, was lying in the fetal position with leaves on her face, according to Kopp's daughter Cathleen Neal, who ran to her father's aid along with his wife.

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The Daily Treat: Pit Bull Puppy Cuddles Baby, Our Productivity Plummets

Originally posted 07/28/2014 05:00PM

We love babies. We love puppies. Put the two together, and we're talking about a level of perfection we once reserved solely for conversations about Ryan Gosling and well-dressed kangaroos.

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Filed Under: Cute Pets, Dogs

The Daily Treat: Joyful Dog Nearly Passes Out at Family Member's Return

Originally posted 07/25/2014 02:30PM



Looks like someone is a bit fur-klempt.

The adorable schnauzer in this YouTube video is so happy about his family member's return that he nearly passes out at their reunion – which was two years in the making.

According to a food blog, the video's poster Rebecca Ehalt moved to Slovenia five years ago for schooling but stayed for love. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she works with her husband at their design studio in Bled.

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Bulldog Puppies Making Out Put Fifty Shades to Shame

The Daily Treat: Bulldog Puppies Making Out Put Fifty Shades to Shame

Originally posted 07/25/2014 06:30AM

Because Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey can't have all the fun.

When you're done watching the freshly released Fifty Shades of Grey trailer for, you know, the 500th time, you'll want to see these bulldog puppies in action (check it out below).

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Miranda Lambert: You Can Never Have Too Many Dogs

Miranda Lambert: You Can Never Have Too Many Dogs

Originally posted 07/24/2014 08:00AM

For Miranda Lambert, home is where her dogs are.

The singer is currently mother to six adorable pups – Waylon, Bellamy, Cher, Delta Dawn, Jessi and Black Betty – and counting.

"I have a little plaque in my house that says: 'There is always room for one more dog,' " she tells PEOPLE.

Lambert, 30, has been rescuing strays since she was a little girl, but it was her first shelter dog, Delilah, who inspired her to found the MuttNation Foundation.

"I started the foundation in 2009 along with my mom and two other board members, with the mission of raising funds to help dogs and shelters," she says.

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UpdatePosted 07/15/2014 07:45PM

The Daily Treat: Rescue Dog's Amazing Transformation Will Warm Your Heart

Originally posted 07/15/2014 01:00PM



Woody waited, and then waited some more. He waited so long an entire year passed.

Sadly, the poodle's owner had died, and his house was sold by family, who left Woody behind to fend for himself.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Family Posts a Bittersweet Diary of Their Dying Dog's Last Day (PHOTOS)

UpdatePosted 07/15/2014 03:15PM

Photo Diary of Dog's Last Day Inspires Owners to Share Their Stories of Loving and Losing Pets

Originally posted 07/15/2014 02:45PM

Every dog must have his day. For one black Lab, that day turned out to be his last.

When the Roberts family found out they'd have to put their dog Duke down, they decided to make his final day the best one yet, complete with burgers, a trip to the park and more snuggles than any dog could ask for.

The Robertses had adopted Duke three years ago, knowing he had terminal cancer. When the time came to say goodbye for good, they asked their family friend Robyn Arouty, a photographer who specializes in animal portraits, to create an unforgettable experience for Duke's last day.

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Adopt Us! These 'Chain Gang' Pups Were Saved from Neglect

Adopt Us! These 'Chain Gang' Pups Were Saved from Neglect

Originally posted 07/10/2014 04:00PM

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 three: Manny, Troy and ShyAsia, 3-month-old pit bull mixes who were recently rescued from a neglectful home.

It's incredibly sad to think that the mother of these precious babies was, and still is, tied up on a chain outside her owner's house and has not been spayed. When she became pregnant several months ago, her owner didn't want anything to do with the puppies; they were tossed outside to die without food or water, says the Eleventh Hour Rescue of Rockaway, New Jersey.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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