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Texas Cheerleader Sparks Online Outrage with African Hunting Photos

Texas Cheerleader Kendall Jones Sparks Online Outrage with African Hunting Photos

Originally posted 07/02/2014 07:30PM

A Texas cheerleader has infuriated many in the online community after posting photos that show her smiling while standing over wildlife she shot in Africa.

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Tiny Chihuahua Saves Family from House Fire

UpdatePosted 06/28/2014 01:00PM

The Daily Treat: Tiny Chihuahua Saves Family from House Fire

Originally posted 06/27/2014 12:30PM

Somebody get this super dog a cape!

A tiny Chihuahua named Chloe from Federal Way, Washington, barked until her sleeping family woke up during a house fire – and she's being credited with saving their lives.

"My mom's little 5-lb. Chihuahua started barking when she saw the smoke," Devon Whittlesey told ABC 13 News. "Smoke was pouring into my room. I dropped down to my hands and knees and crawled to the front door."

Whittlesey and two other residents made it out fast thanks to the barking, but Chloe wasn't so lucky.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News
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Firefighters Rescue Pup Stuck in Wheel – See the Photo

UpdatePosted 06/24/2014 05:30PM

The Daily Treat: California Firefighters Free Puppy from Wheel

Originally posted 06/24/2014 04:00PM

Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.

The puppy had its head stuck through the hub of an automobile wheel when its owner brought it to a Kern County fire station on Friday.

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UpdatePosted 06/21/2014 11:15AM

PEOPLE Pets Awards: The Best Viral Video Is ...

Originally posted 06/20/2014 12:30PM

A round of applause (or, ahem, appaws), please!

Not only has the owner of this adorable French bulldog somehow convinced her protesting pooch to go to sleep in his bed, but the pair are the winners of our first-ever PEOPLE Pets Awards viral video contest. You voted for this adorable puppy in our online poll – and we don't blame you.

Because we realize that videos like this one (which we affectionately call: "French Bulldog Doesn't Want to Go to Bed Yet, Mom!") can be as important to our existence as say, water, we set out to honor the classics that made us laugh, aww or otherwise distracted us from important duties at hand (like laundry).

Want even more pets goodness? Pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, which celebrates the finest and furriest with the rest of the PEOPLE Pets Awards honorees.

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Dog Drifting at Sea Rescued by New Zealand Navy

Dog Drifting at Sea on Log Rescued by New Zealand Navy

Originally posted 06/16/2014 07:30PM

Last week, Tiny the dog found himself in big trouble.

The Royal New Zealand Navy rescued the small pooch from a log drifting out to sea on Thursday.

According to the New Zealand Herald, crew from the Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Hawea spotted the distressed pup standing on floating driftwood in Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island.

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PHOTOS: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

UpdatePosted 06/14/2014 10:10AM

The Daily Treat: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

Originally posted 06/13/2014 01:00PM

What is Grumpy Cat's answer to every question ever?

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Filed Under: Cats, Pet News
Is This Truly the Cat From Hell? | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Pet Videos, Unusual Pets

Is This Truly the Cat From Hell? Expert Tries to Decipher Feisty Feline

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:05PM

In theory, it certainly seemed like a match made in heaven – the world's leading cat behaviorist and the world's craziest cat.

In reality, however, things turned out differently for Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, and a 22-lb. feline named Lux, who made headlines around the planet in March when he allegedly flipped out on his owners, forcing them to call 911 for help.

"In the 20 years I've been doing this, I've never met a cat like Lux," Galaxy tells PEOPLE of his time spent trying to help the troubled feline, which viewers can see in an episode airing on Saturday, June 14. "I can say without hesitation that Lux is the most complicated character I think I've ever dealt with."

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7th Grader's Service Dog Gets Picture in School Yearbook (PHOTO)

UpdatePosted 06/07/2014 05:05PM

The Daily Treat: 7th Grader's Service Dog Gets Picture in School Yearbook

Originally posted 06/06/2014 03:00PM

There's one paw-some student from a middle school in San Antonio, Texas's Northside Independent School District who won't be signing any yearbooks this year.

His name is Taxi. He's the adorable service dog of seventh grader Rachel Benke, and he's landed himself a spot in this year's yearbook.

So beloved is the pup by Benke (who has had epileptic seizures since birth), faculty, and students that his picture was placed right next to hers, just like another student. It's quite the honor for the Lab/golden retriever mix, who Benke's mother, Teresa Benke, describes as a "guide dog dropout" because he didn't succeed in guide dog training.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News
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What California Chrome Can Learn From Past Triple Crown Winners

UpdatePosted 06/07/2014 11:45AM

Take Notes, California Chrome: What to Know About the Horses Who've Won the Triple Crown

Originally posted 06/06/2014 10:30AM

California Chrome is one horse on a hot streak! With the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes behind him, the 3-year-old thoroughbred is just one race away – the Belmont Stakes on Saturday – from becoming the 12th Triple Crown champion, a title that hasn't been given since 1978.

Named for the "chrome" white marks on his hair, he has the potential to be the first California-bred horse to take home the title.

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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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