“I had never done [a dog shoot] before, and I was excited to do so,” Solsays, and she accepted the challenge immediately, even purchasing a dress and some props for Mia’s shoot.
The shoot went well, and although Solonly expected a moderate response, she soon found over 100,000 people fawning over the adorable shots. And that meant only one thing: that a newborn shoot was a must!
A collective “Aww” was heard around the world when we all saw this footage!
This cuteness overload started when a family found a tiny, helpless baby squirrel in their backyard. After realizing that her mother had abandoned him, or that the mother had died after a tree fell in their yard, the family carefully nursed the tiny creature back to health, and even aptly named it “Squirrel. Squirrel was in very bad shape when this family found him, but is now healthy and happy!
In fact, Squirrel is sohappy that he fearlessly frolics with the familys Yellow Lab puppy, Millie!
Just watch how these two get along! And it even seems that Squirrel has a little advantage over Millie. She is very protective of Squirrel, watching over him as he sleeps. It really looks like these two precious animals love one another, and will continue to be friends for a very long time after Squirrel is released back into the wild. This puppy-squirrel friendship definitely reminds us of this adorable sleeping pair, or this maternal cat who cared for an orphaned squirrel.
Were so happy for these two, and hope that Squirrel fully recovers soon! And we know that with Millies help she will.
Drilltwo holes in a plastic soda bottle opposite one another. Repeat this step on two or even three bottles.
Stick a woodendowel through them.
Using a second wooden dowel, attach it vertically to the first using a styrofoam ball. Repeat this step on the other side of the dowel.
Stick dowel ends into the ground.
Fill the soda bottles with kibble.
Once you fill the soda bottles with kibble, your pup will quickly figure out what to do next… Just take a look! With some strategic paw movements, they can make the kibble fall out of the bottle and the game will keep them coming back for more.
There’s no companion more perfect for a child than a sweet, loving dog. While being a kid can be one of the most magical times in life, it can also be very lonely. Making friends at school can be hard, and learning about the world can be scary.
Take a look at the precious friendship this baby girl and her dog are already developing. After cuddling up with her own mother for a bedtime story, she figured her little puppy should get some bedtime affection as well. So, like her mommy, she pulled out a book and put her arms around her pup, giving him a few forehead kisses as they get ready for bed.
Sure, she may not quite know how to read yet, but hey, it’s the thought that counts! She just wants to take care of the little pooch the way her mommy cares of her, and that’s just about the sweetest thing ever. But it looks like her own story time actually put her to sleep. She’ll get the hang of it eventually.
For dog owners, summer is an exciting and fulfilling time.
You can finally give the pooch in your life all those long, carefree walks that you couldnt deliver on over the winter. From now until fall, its just romps through fields and endless games of fetch, as far as the eye can see.
But hold on for one quick second.
Before you go about living out your summer vacation dreams with your best buddy at your side, its important to be aware of some of the dangers that can befall dogsin the warmer months.
Sometimes, it seems like our pets will sleep anywhere.
While it may appear thatdogs prefer sleeping on the floor just as much as a soft luxurious cushion, we choose to believe that they feel particularly pampered when they get to sleep in their own cozy beds like this little dog’s princess pallet.
One creative Instructables crafter decided to test this by building the newest member of their family, Chase, his own handmade dog bed to help him settle into his new home.
Using his expert carpentry skills, he created a cozy blue crate complete with a giant snuggly cushion. He evenpersonalized it usinga bone-shaped embellishment with Chase’s name on it.
With all the care and creativity that went into making it, we’re sure that Chase is sleeping soundly in his amazing little bunk.
Check out his process of making Chase his blue dog bed below.
When our pets get sick, there’s not usually a lot we can do besides try our best to help them. But this can be very expensive, and take a financial toll on families who can’t bear to seetheir beloved dog or cat perish. This goldfish owner had so much love for his pet, he paid for surgery to remove his tumor! It’s hard to accept when it’s time for our pets to pass, but sometimes, by miracle, they pull through.
Jim and Jennifer are a couple who love giving a home to rescue and foster dogs. But when their pit bull, Pearl, got sick, they tried everything in their power to cure her, even if it meant accruing huge bills from the vet. Pearl was losing weight rapidly, regardless of how much she was eating, and how much she was being fed.
One vet was able to help Pearl get on her way to recovery, thankfully. But with $16,000 in bills, Jim and Jennifer needed a little help. Jennifer’s students heard about her plight and pitched in to help: with a lemonade stand, they raised $120 for Pearl!
But when the couple appeared onEllen, host Ellen DeGeneres had a special surprise for them, which would surely be one they would never forget.
From how to love unconditionally to the right way to enjoy a walk and even some lessons on making new friends (read: everyone can be a new friend), they’re so wise. While some things are best left to their world — *ahem* like smelling butts to become acquainted — there are so many things we can learn from our furry companions.
Here are just a few!
1. We’ve been going down stairs the slowest way for decades.
2. And how about getting a good booty and ab workout going up them? This should do it!
3. We’ve also been using exercise balls all wrong…
When Mia, a border collie Australian kelpie mix, wandered away from her family in Australia, her life was turned upside down.
She lacked a registration, ID tags, and a microchip, so when she was picked up, there was no way of reuniting her with her family.
Miaspent the next three months in a shelter, alone and confused. She was very shy around the other dogs, so much so that when Juan Medina visited the shelter looking to adopt, he initially passed on her, holding out for an active dog to keep up with his sporty lifestyle.
But at home, Medina couldn’t stop thinking about the timid black-and-white dog.”There was a connection withher,” he says. “Two days later, I went back to see if she was still there.”
And the rest? Well, that’s history. Not only did Mia get a new forever home with Medina, but she also proved that while she was shy in the shelter, she was all about action.
Medina works as a photographer, but he also loves to surf. And it turns out, so does Mia!
But Mia doesn’t just surf. After her surfing lessons, something clicked, and Mia had soon taught herself to body surf. She was catching waves like a pro, all by herself.
“She does this all on her own,” Medina says. “I throw a stick in the ocean, and she goes after it, and catches a wave back to shore. But she’s a smart dog she also understands both English and Spanish.”
When we think about all the poor, hungry, and abandoned animals wandering the streets, we wonder why we can’t help all of them. The truth is, many facilities that take care of animals thatwere left to fend for themselves need funds. It’s the lack of funds that unfortunately make vets euthanize these animals.
A homeless dog named Polly was one of the unlucky pups to be scheduled for euthanasia, due to overcrowding in her shelter. But in a twist of fate, the vets at Texas’Vet Ranch saved her in the nick of time. She arrived at the nonprofit, and underwent some tests. An X-ray confirmed that Polly was pregnant! It turns out that instead of saving just one life, they were able to save six.
When everyone left Vet Ranch that night, they had no idea they would arrive to seea pleasant surprise the next morning: Polly safely delivered five healthy puppies! Two weeks after the birth, Mom and her litter were all doing just fine, and living in a foster home. Just a few weeks after that, all of the puppies were ready for their forever homes.
This mama pup’s story of survival is absolutely incredible. She’s quite the fighter!
We sneaked Chase into ICU to see him and the effect it had on Zachary was remarkable. When Zachary realized he was not going to survive his cancer, he made me promise to start the organization. We had our official first patient visit September 15, 2015, Jenkins told BoredPanda in an interview.
Juravinski Hospital immediately came on board, and with no small amount of work, the hospital executives, medical staff, and infection control and volunteer services got the program on its feet.
Scroll through below to see all of the incredible lives that have been touched thanks to this beautiful and effective program!
This is Zachary, the inspiration behind Zachary’s Paws for Healing.
After being in the hospital for many weeks, battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma and receiving a stem cell transplant, his family snuck his dog Chase in to see him. The effect seeing Chase had on his owner was remarkable.
When Zachary realized he wasn’t going to survive, he asked his aunt, Donna Jenkins, to start this incredibleorganization.
Summer wouldn’t feel much like summer without cookouts, swimming pools, and the most important fruit of all: watermelon! While we usually expect watermelon to be a fruit that humans love, it turns out that this amazing treat is not only enjoyable to our furry friends, but it’s safe and healthy as well.
It seems like Mom had scooped out the inside of the watermelon earlier for a party, but that didn’t stop this adorable little baby bulldog from getting his fair share of the fun! While we can’t be sure if the puppy got himself into this mess, or if Mom posed him there for the adorable photo-op, regardless of the reasons behind the moment, all that really matters is the cuteness factor. Especially when you consider how comfortable and happy the little guy seems to be; in fact, it almost looks as if he might think he’s back in his mama dog’s belly.
This little puppy certainly is chowing down on the sweet treat, but it seems like he got a bit overexcited, because when the whole thing comes tumbling down, it seems like he’s finally had enough of it and is off to enjoy a nice, long afternoon nap.
It should be noted that while feeding your dog watermelon is great, make sure to pick out any of the seeds before you do!
There are so many amazing volunteer programs for animals out there, but not many can say most of their business is done thousands of feet in the air!
Pilots N Paws is a national nonprofit organization that provides adoptable animals with free transportation to new forever homes or safe havens.
The organization got its start in 2008 and today boasts over 5,000general aviation pilot volunteers, and it’s still growing. This is great news considering the number of requests the organization gets for transporting animals.
One of the program’s volunteer pilots, Jeff Bennett, has personally flown over 5,000 homeless animals to new, loving homes. And we’re not just talking about cats and dogs; the program has transported snakes, pigs, eagles, and even dolphins! Pilots N Pawsbelieves animals of all kinds deserve loving homes, much like this couple who has traveled the world with their pet pig.
Many volunteer organizations can say they haveunited animals with people that want them, but Pilots N Paws is able to widen the fieldof opportunity for adoption to take place on a much larger scale.
How far would you travel to provide an animal with a forever home? Let us know in the comments!
Petmate, one of the organization’s sponsors, provides crates, safety harnesses, and other materials to make the flight as safe as possible for the animals. According to Bennett, however, the crates don’t always keep the animals sitting still.
“I’ve had two crates that were eaten by the dogs who were in them,” Bennett told the Dodo. “One kitten surprised me by escaping and sat on my shoulder.”
Any pilot working with this program will tell you the most rewarding part is knowing they’ve saved an animal from euthanasia, an abusive situation, or someother hardship in favorof a loving home or safe haven.
It’s not always just cats and dogs that get new homes from this program either.
One particularly interesting transport took place in Florida for Summer the dolphin. A baby pool was nestled into one of the planes before Summer was gently placed into the plane with her handlers. She’s now happy to be swimming in her new home, thanks to Pilots N Paws.
Bennett has plenty of experience transporting more exotic animals as well. He has worked with the Coast Guard in the past to help bring sea turtles from the Southeast to the Northeast due to dangerous temperature changes in the Atlantic Ocean.
Another pilot once transported a bear cub named Cinder. His paws were extremely burned from a wildfire that had occurred on the West Coast. The poor cub was found crawling on her arms and legs by a nearby homeowner.
Luckily, the Pilots N Paws program was able to fly the bear to a medical facility to receive treatment.
Volunteer pilots have also worked outside of the United States, assisting with transporting dogs who have been adopted by our soldiers overseas in Afghanistan. Imagine being involved in something so rewarding!
Pilots N Paws’Facebook page states that theirbiggest obstacle has been reaching out and letting general aviation pilots knowthey exist. Once pilots find out about the program, they’re usually more than willing to put in the flight time for such a great cause.
If you know anyone whowould be interested in flying for Pilots N Paws or would like to donate to their organization, visit their website!
What do you think of these incredible volunteer pilots? Let us know in the comments,and don’t forget toSHARE!
30-year-old Gordon Delacroix and his dog Birdy have been best friends for 15 years. Unfortunately, the dog was recently diagnosed with cancer.
“He could easily be great for another six months, but it’s also possible that he’ll get very sick again soon and this time for the last time,” Gordon said. To honor his best friend, Gordon decided to recreate the photo in front of his grandmother’s house in Belgium in the exact same pose he took at the age of 15 and 25.
“It breaks my heart just to think about it, but we’ve had so many great years and adventures together. I’m grateful he was part of my life.”
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Whoever came up with the idea that cats and dogs are sworn enemies probably never owned a cat or a dog. Sure, dogs can be a little energetic and cats can be somewhat easily annoyed, but isn’t that true of most human beings? With the right forgiving feline and polite pooch, cats and dogs can be a match made in furry heaven for each other and their humans who get to bask in the ensuing adorableness!
In the Atkinson family,Floki the cat thought she was the head honcho of the house. It was just her territory until her humans brought home a precious pair of puppies to join the family. The put the babies on the couch to get comfy while Floki scouts out the competition. At first, she’s rightfully a little nervous. Who are these creatures? Why are they so little andrambunctious? And when do I get to paw at their flappy tails?
The next thing you know, that fear turns into fun as she’s playing, pawing, and perhaps even petting (at 4:22) her new puppy sibling. She might not get all the attention anymore, but she knows when to take care of little ones, and it’s time to be responsible and care for another family member. They may not share much DNA, but they can share a happy home, and that means they’re family for life.
Sometimes our pets find themselves in situations they can’t escape, and need our help. Homeless pets are especially vulnerable to accidents when there is no one to care for them, but it doesn’t mean that ourfearlessdogs and cats at home don’t experience their fair share of misadventures.
One pup somehow made it down a slippery slope into rushing water, and couldn’t get out on his own. Luckily, a few caring humans saw the poor pup and decided to team up to help.
The clip starts with one man in the water with the dog, ensuring the animal’s safety. The rest of the onlookers are high up above, and come up with a plan: form a human chain to save both of them in one fell swoop.
It takes them a few attempts to get the human chain just right; after all, the slippery slope threatens to bring all of them crashing down into the water if they are not careful. But one by one, they inch closer to the man in the water, who grabs the dog, and easily drag them higher and higher up the slope. The rescue only lasts a couple of seconds, but the sheerstrength of these strangers is simply astounding!
But the term gentle giant definitely applies to this next adorable dog, who just can’t contain his happiness when grandma comes over!
Snickle Fritz the dog was found in a cardboard box on the side of the road when he was just a puppy. A school teacher picked him up on the side of the road, and a student persuaded her family to bring the puppy home with them.
They didn’t realize just how BIG Snickle Fritz would get!
The family lives next door to the children’s great-grandma, and Snickle Fritz visits very often and why wouldn’t he? She scratches his belly and lets him give her kisses… he is in paradise whenever she’s around!
This video shows great-grandma surprising Snickle Fritz by paying a visit at his house. You have to watch the video and see just how happy the big pup is to have grandma over!
If you have an animal that simply loves to be around humans, make sure youSHARE this sweet video!
My dad tells me all the time that when he was little, he used to imagine all sorts of pools filled with Jell-O, which he could dive into from a springboard. All flavors of Jell-O, all kinds of pools. In fact, he says he still hopes it will happen some day. It is, after all, 2016.
I used to have fantasies of being able to speak to my pets, and understand what they were saying to me. Well, once again, I still wish that I could do that.
There are some fantasies, though, that are much more attainable than others.
Another one of my fantasies is to play with dozens of puppies all at the same time. Cute, soft, happy puppies that would do nothing but love me and want me to rub their adorable little bellies.
This is a fantasy that’s totally attainable… and this man got to live it.
Puppies are ridiculously precious, but their cuteness goes off the charts when they reveal their genuine curiosity of the world!
In a video posted by Vom Flussblick German Shepherd Pet Breeder on Facebook, a litter of 7-week-old German shepherds sit quietly and patiently together and tilt their heads, puzzled by the strange and funny human noises they hear.
The German shepherds huge,lovable ears (which they have yet to grow into) and adorable innocent eyes will melt your heart. With mixed shades of black and brown fur, each puppy oozes cuteness for the camera. While their head tilts arent in unison, it doesnt matter as each German shepherd is so adorable in their own way.
Oh my gosh, they are so precious!!! wrote Barbara Merideth Williamson on Facebook.
What are Vom Flussblick German Shepherd dogs?
Its a small hobby kennel in Augusta, MI where the dogs are from top quality working and show lines, according to the pet breeder who owns, handles, and trains them primarily in Schutzhund (tracking, obedience, and protection). However, the dogs excel in other venues of dog sport and training and make sound companions for active people. They are also family pets in addition to working dogs.
If you’ve ever lost a pet, you know how traumatic it can be. Your first instinct is to run after your furry pal, yelling his or hername. Sheilah Graham says this is the last thing you should do.
When Graham isn’t working her day job, she’s moonlighting as a volunteer pet detective and rescuer. She has over four years of experience tracking down lost pups, onethatwas even lost for two years!
Graham says the moment a pet is in unfamiliar territory, he or shegoes into survival mode. Even if you’ve had the pet for years, theymay not sit and stay when theyhear your voice.
So how does Graham successfully reunite so many pets with their owners? Perseverance, some cool equipment, and a lot of teamwork.
Graham gave LittleThings the inside scoop on some of her favorite rescue stories so we could share them with you!
Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
For over four years,Sheilah Graham has been helping desperate pet owners reunite with their furry friends. Graham was kind enough to speak with LittleThings about some of her favorite stories.
“Bean got lost in Providence, RI. Her family plastered the area with flyers. Many sightings were called in and mapped as well,” Graham told LittleThings.
Graham was able to use the locations from the call-ins as clues, and utilized a trail camera to pin down the missing pup, but there was a problem.
The people who were calling in had actuallyspottedthis dog, Hank. Hank had been missing for five months.
But happily, Graham was able to safely trap Bean and his lookalike Hank within four days of one another!
Thanks to Graham’s dedication, she was able to reunite the two dogs back with their happy and relieved owners.
In February of 2015, Graham got another call about a particularly tough case. Graham refers to this pup as Murphy. She says everything that could’ve gone wrong during this investigation did go wrong, so she named him after Murphy’s Law.
“Murphy was too quick and smart for a single trap, so we had to get inventive,” Graham told LittleThings.
With the help of two trail cameras, Graham had a live video feed of Murphy’s whereabouts.
Graham hooked together two traps and put some dog food toward the back. It took 10 days before Murphy decided the coast was clear and went for the food. Murphy, the mischievouspup, was safely trapped and returned.
Graham has even been able to assist dog owners with rescuing their pets over the phone. This pup, Brynn, was reunited with his owner after only eight days, but the pup’s best pal, Boz, escaped soon after.
Since Brynn’s owner knew Graham was an expert from experience, she gave her a call to try to get some advice on getting Boz back. Over her lunch break, Graham was able to talk the dog owner through the process of getting Boz to come home!
“Searches can be challenging, and you need to keep an open mind and be able to improvise at a moment’s notice,” Graham told LittleThings. “Trail cameras, video cameras, and other surveillance options allow one to monitor the area 24/7 and is a nonthreatening approach to understanding a lost dog.”
Understanding that your pet has switched over to “survival mode” once it’s in an unfamiliar place is essential. Just because they don’t come when you call doesn’t mean they don’t want to come home they’re just frightened.
“The bottom line is, I don’t care who brings the pup home safe, or who gets credit for it. HOME is what counts,” said Graham.
We think Graham certainly deserves a lot of credit for the time she dedicates to reuniting families with their pets.
Let us know what you think of Graham’s incredible work in the comments, and don’t forget toSHAREwith the dog owners in your life!
Every year, approximately 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters across the United States.
Whether they’re left out in the cold or surrendered by humans who can’t take care of them, the fact remains that almost four million innocent dogs end up in shelters, and thousands more still need saving.
And these poor pups were of the latter variety. A four-legged mom and her puppy were living in a trash can when rescuers from Hope for Paws found them.
Most heartbreakingly of all, a few neighborhood kids had stolen all of her other puppies by that point. For that reason, she clung to the remaining baby for dear life.
Now all these beautiful girls need to do is find a new home, and we hope that they can stay together. If not, Zoe can at least take comfort in the fact that her little Meadow gets a second chance at life.
In case you’ve ever wondered what the face of pure happiness looks like, you might want to take a look at this absolutely incredible little video.
The man in the video has been working on building a huge fence around a four-acre area of pristineland with an absolutely gorgeous view. Along with his beautiful home, this seems like the perfect place at whichanyone would want to live, but it gets even better than that!
It turns out that this man has saved 45 dogs and intends to either give them a good life here, or find them a new and loving forever home. And while 45 dogs might seem like a lot to take good care of, when he pans the camera over, it becomes clear just how much land they have to run around happy and free! It really doesn’t get much more amazing than this.
All of these dogs didn’t have a lot of hope for their lives, but sometimes it takes just one amazing person to bring you up out of the darkness. These dogs didn’t have much longer to live, but all thanks to the heroic efforts of this amazing group of people, they’ll be given the second chance that absolutely everyone deserves!
For anyone who thinks that animals can’t feel strong emotions like love and happiness, this video proves beyond a shadow of a doubt just how wrong that sentiment is!
After a pretty intense birth, this mama dog was completely exhausted. As her little puppies all squiggle and squeal for some milk, the only thing this poor mom can do is lie on her side and hope to fall asleep. Though her puppies all came out healthy, she can barely move.
But just when you’d start feeling sorry for this new mom, it’s worth waiting to see what Dad does! Softly and with obvious affection for his wife, he slowly licks at her face to help her feel more comfortable. As the babies all get something to eat, Mom and Dad get to share this beautiful and peaceful moment with each other.
It’s hard to believe that anyone could possibly think that dogs don’t feel love for one another, but after watching this video, it’s pretty hard to stick to that idea. This father clearly loves Mom, and will probably do anything to make sure she and his brand-new babies stay absolutely and completely safe. It really doesn’t get much more perfect than this.
Once Mom has gotten some rest, she (and her beautiful babies) will all be taken inside for a more comfortable place to sleep.
If you’re a pet owner, you’ve probably wondered more than once what your furry ones do while you’re at work…
Are they sleeping away the day, maybe they’re getting into the food, or tearing up your magazines? Short of installing a security camera, we’ll likely never know. That is unless you’re one of these lucky folks who came home and caught their pets knee-deep in destruction.
They just weren’t expecting their parents home so early…and the look of incredible and hilarious guilt on their faces is priceless!
Some pups are practically professionals at fetching, playing tug-of-war, cuddling, and just all-around being good dogs. Then there are those…special pooches who just missed the memo — or, perhaps the whole intro course on how to act according to the dog rule book.
That doesn’t mean we love them any less — in fact, we might just love them more for their quirky ways!
1. Take this guy who has zero clue how to drink water.
Many people adopt dogs to serve as a protector of sorts for their home. Even the kindest, most gentle dogs will get a little rowdy when an unwanted visitor intrudes upon theirfamily’s territory. Dog are so loyal, they’ll go above and beyond to protect their human families.
Other times, though, your pup won’t be as friendly. In these cases, you need to very, very slowly introduce the baby to the dog until they warm up to each other. Sometimes, they’ll eventually become friends, as some pups are stubborn and resistant to change.
When this old pooch met the new baby in his household, he wasn’t rough or mean to him. However, he also wasn’t all too keen on him, either.
As the friendly, curious child crawls toward the cute pup, the dog seems pretty indifferent. When the kid gets too close, though? Clearly this child is not a natural born babysitter.
I know some people like this dog, don’t you? They’d rather just be left alone to their own devices, rather than be bothered by a drooling baby.
Maybe he was just having an off day, or maybe he really doesn’t like him. Either way, I’m sure this little one will find plenty of other animal friends in his years to come!
This little boy was standing in a field, being videotaped by one of his parents when he was caught off guard. If you watch the grass behind him closely, you can see slight movement at first. But then he realizes something is happening behind him and when he turns to see what it is, he’s barrelled down.
Instead of it being a terrifying creature that knocked him over, it’s his dog! You can see the delight on the young boy’s face when he realizes this. He’s laughing loudly and when the camera pans to the pup, he looks very proud of himself.
Watch the video below and just imagine the ‘Jaws’ theme song playing in the background. It fits perfectly!
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There’s something special about the friendship between a baby human and a little puppy dog. Maybe it’s because they’re both so new to this big planet, or maybe it’s because they’re both so innocent and pure; whatever the reason is, all that really matters is the result. And the result is absolute adorable videos like the one below!
It was a beautifully peaceful weekend afternoon when Mom came across this adorable sight. It seems like her little boy and his best friend in the whole world had both gotten themselves comfortable in the baby human’s little swing. These two best friends truly love each other, and when you look closely at their faces throughout the video, you’ll see just how much they enjoy each other’s company.
Mom asks her babies if they love each other, and while neither the baby nor the dog is able to answer just yet, something tells us we know exactly what the answer would be! These two are already the best of friends, and something tells us as they both get a little older they’re going to become even closer than they are today. This little boy has a best friend that he will cherish for the rest of his life.
Thank goodness Mom thought to film this beautiful moment, the whole family will surely cherish these two for generations to come!
One of the most amazing things about puppies is the fact that they’re just always learning something new and fun. Every single day is an adventure, every single smell is completely new to them, and every moment is filled with brand-new experiences.
While that’s true for any animal, it’s all about how puppies react to these new stimuli that’s so adorable. If a puppy doesn’t understand what they’re seeing or smelling, they’ll certainly let you know that there’s a problem! Just like the tiny Shiba Inu puppy in the video below, this little angel has a pretty big problem to deal with!
She gives a few tentative barks to the water, but it seems like this little pool is still too big for her! Even with Dad nearby, this little dog isnotgoing in for a dip today. We’re sure after she’s grown up just a bit, she’ll be one of the strongest swimmers in the whole family!
It’s a proven fact that dogs are natural caretakers, no matter the breed. Time and time again, we’ve seen dogs love and nurturetheir fellow canine, their humans, and even plenty of other kinds of animals. Some may show their love in a more stern way, but dogs still remain loyal and loving.
What has hurt them the most in terms of finding good homes has been stereotyping. Breeds like the pit bull and the Rottweiler have unfairly been given a violent and hateful reputationwhile other breeds are beloved, although there isn’t any real difference. Personally, I’ve never met a pit bull that wasn’t kind, gentle, and just in search of someone to play with and love them. They may have a more muscular frame, but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to pounce and use those muscles at any moment.
Look at this vicious brute of a pit bull and how she treats these little ducklings. Isn’t it awful? Well, actually, it’s quite the opposite of what most people would expect. She showers the little ducks with kisses and behaves with nothing but the utmost care and love. This is a pit bull thatwas lucky enough to find a home that knew she could be just as sweet as any golden retriever or Labrador!
When actor Justin Long lent his voice to a dog that was trapped in a tiny yard, we took notice. Although people don’t often bat an eyelash when someone says, “I have an outdoor dog,” most dogs that live outside lead painful lives.
While there are plenty of people out there who provide their outdoor dogs with adequate shelter and plenty of belly scratches, many dogs in similar situations suffer at the hands of neglect. Long’s narration provides chilling insight into the lives of dogs that want love and kindness, but receive nothing but heartbreak in return.
While situations like this one may not seem neglectful from up close, stepping back and taking a look at the day-to-day lives of these dogs paints a much less pleasant picture. So what are you waiting for, people? Go give your pup a hug!
Babysittingis a pretty big responsibility no matter where you are in the world. To promise to look after someone else’s childand take good care of them while their parents are away takes a huge amount of trust. While it may seem that humans are the only species on this planet who are familiar withbabysitting, it seems that is totally wrong in every single way!
This beautifulPyrenean Mountain Dog named Betty knows what it takes to be a good mother. Even though her puppies aren’t exactlydogs,that doesn’t mean she can’t look after them like every babysitter should! She keeps a watchful eye on one little goat who slowly approaches her and within moments, she’s hopping up on mom’s butt! Althoughthis little goat is having some trouble with her balancing skills, mom is very concerned and makes sure everyone is okay even while playing.
Eventually, the little goat’s brothers show up and within seconds you have one of the most beautiful pastoral farm scenes you could ever imagine. These “kids” might be a bit energetic, but the coolheaded and down-to-Earth nature of Betty’s personality seems to be a perfect fit. I know a few human kids who would love to have her as a babysitter!
As a kid, I remember rousing games of hide-and-seek. I thought I was so good. Turns out, every time I went to hide, I chose the same spot. Yeah, it’s safe to say that my parents and brothers caught on quickly and just humored me most of the time.
Our pets probably have the same thought about their “genius” hiding spots…
We all know that dogs are incredibly intelligent animals. Sometimes, no, they don’t put their brains to the best use, but they sure do have them. Wehumans can be the same way sometimes… like when we know we should be having a healthy dinner, but pizza soundssomuch better.
But when pups do put their noggin to good use, some great things happen!Service dogs do a wonderful job making life easier for their human each and every day. Other pups save lives as part of search and rescue teams.
Sometimes pups learn how to do things all on their own, like how to open the cabinet door where you keep the treats or the garbage. That’s not so great… but when this little golden retriever pup shows off how smart he is all on his own? It’s too adorable.
He and his older brother play a game of race and chase around the coffee table. While his little legs put him at a disadvantage, he’s got that big brain of his to make up for it. Just watch when he figures out exactly what he needs to do to win this game!
Life will always have its ups and downs. Just when things seem to be going perfectly, it appears there will always be something that will try its best to get in the way of happiness. While it might be easy to feel bad for yourself, possibly even wanting to give up on your dreams, it’s very important to forgeahead and never let anything beat you down too much.
Meet Buddy. He’s a very special and beautiful retriever thatusedto have everything easy in his life. Buddy always loved to play outside in the backyard, and whenever he was finished, he would run right back into the house to be loved by his human. But on a day like any other, Buddy was running into the house when he suddenly felt a horrible pain in his head. It turns out that mom had closed the sliding glass door, not realizing that Buddy was going to want to come in so quickly. He bumped his head and instantly felt the pain!
Mom caught Buddy slowly walking into the house until one day she decided to record it to share with her friends just how nervous her dog was nowadays! Even when she tried to give him treats, Buddy went at his own speed. After a lot of slow-pawing actions, he finally got the confidence to walk in all by himself!
It took him a week or so to gain his confidence back, but these days you can find him running again! Hopefully mom will just keep the door open from now on!
Every pet owner knows that feeling when you leave the house: Is my fur baby going to be alright on his own? You’re always wondering if today’s the day that he’s going to get into some electrical wires behind the TV, or somehow learn how to turn the oven on.
While learning how to work your stove ishighlyunlikely, I’m sure you’ve had similar thoughts. Our pets are smarter than we sometimes give them credit for. And where there’s a will, there is likely a way.
While we all hope that our pups and other pets will use their smarts to follow commands or do sweet tricks, that’s not always the case. Sometimes our pets go rogueand follow their own rules. I’m sure a good handful of you have come home to a kitchen just completely covered in trash.
Sometimes, though, you think you’re doing everything right. You’ve locked the cabinet that opens to the trash, you’ve hidden all electrical wires in tubes, and you’ve hidden all of your valuable items away in storage. But your pet still manages to put himself in danger.
This pup was left alone with a tall first story window cracked open. The owners never thought that their pooch would try to escape… but when they got home and checked the security footage? This will make your heart drop.
This is a shocking reminder to make sure that your home is safe for your pet! Thankfully this pooch was unharmed, but it could have ended differently.
Although dogs and cats live on land and both are easily domesticated, dogs actually have more in common with sea-dwelling mammals than they do with their furry foes. Canines share a lot of similar characteristics with seals for example, mainly because the two are considered Caniformes (which literally means “dog-like”) and come from the same suborder of Carnivorans (unlike cats, which are Feliformes).
This genetic link perfectly explains why seals are often known as the puppies of the ocean. Don’t believe us? Then take a look at the list below compiled by Bored Panda. Only one mystery remains: if dogs have so much in common with seals, why do so many of them still hate baths?
This Golden’s best friend ginger cat had to be put down because of thyroid cancer at the age of 15. The dog, named Forsberg, was crushed. The 10 year-old pooch was looking for his buddy everywhere but he was nowhere to be found. His owner Jen Philion decided to get him a new kitty that could help him heal.
“Forsberg really missed having a cat,” Philion wrote on Reddit. “Problem solved!” he added as he posted the photo of the new feline. Forsberg embraced the new kitty friend with all of his paws and has never let go ever since. One year has passed and the two are inseparable.
This Golden lost his best friend cat to cancer after 8.5 years of friendship
He was so crushed and confused that his owner decided to get him a new kitty
And the dog, named Forsberg, was finally smiling again!
One year has passed and the kitty, named Maxwell, is all grown up
If you know a dog, then youre already aware that they are some of the most loving and loyal animals on the planet.
Dogs will stick by their people through thick and thin, and are known for showing their love in dozens of different ways, from simply giving you puppy kisses to saving their owners lives.
Dogs, we can all agree, are heroic, charming, and wonderful. That said, what you might not realize is that they are polite, to a fault.
It might sound like an odd claim, considering we are talking about animals who will happily scarf down a whole Thanksgiving dinner if your back is turned, but dogs are very politeabout certain things,mostly about being very tolerant when humans do things they dont like.
Thats why were here to talk about all of the pet peeves that dogs are too courteous to tell you about.
Read on below to learn which common human habits annoy dogs the most.
Your Dog Loves You, But…
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Your pup knows that you’re her family.
She loves you to the ends of the earth and back again, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t occasionally get on her nerves.
It’s just like any other close relationship; most of the time, she adores you, but you have a few bad habits that just tweak her tail.
Pooch Pet Peeve #1: You Hug Too Hard
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Humans love to hug, cuddle, and nuzzle, but dogs aren’t such big fans.
A recent study published in the New York Times showed that 82% of dogs being hugged in photos show signs of stress.
That doesn’t mean your dog resents every time you hug her, it just means that she tolerates it for your sake, but would really rather not.
Just like atoddler might get fussy after too much attention, your pooch wouldprefer to cuddle without the confinement of your arms around her.
Pooch Pet Peeve #2: You Use Your Words
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Normally, using your words is considered a good thing, especially when it comes to interpersonal interactions.
With your dog, however, it mostly just leaves her mystified and confused, and annoyed that she can’t pick up what you’re putting down.
Your dog likes hearing a soothing voice talking to her, butshe doesn’t understand praise or admonishmentwhen it just comes to her as words.
Make sure to add some tone, gestures, or pettingto help her understand and feel like she’s doing a good job obeying.
Pooch Pet Peeve #3: Youre In A Rush
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There are going to be days in every dog-owner’s life where you just aren’t in the mood to take your pooch for a walk, but you have to anyway.
It’s okay to have those days from time to time, but try not to let your dog know.
Her walk is her daily adventure and a reward for behaving well; she should look forward to it!
Take care to give her a moment to sniff at interesting spots to keep her happy and fulfilled by the exercise.
Pooch Pet Peeve #4: Youre In Your Own Head
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As we mentioned earlier, dogs love their humans dearly.
If you’re spending your time focusing entirely on your own thing, your pup might start to feel lonely and bored, which can lead to bad habits.
There are definitely times when you both want your space, but if she’s really begging to play, either gently and firmly tell her no and give her a puzzle toy to play with, or take a break from your own projectto throw her a bone, literally!
Pooch Pet Peeve #5: You Don’t Give Her Space
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Lots of peoplethink of dogs as their babies.
There’s nothing wrong with doting on your pup a bit, but don’t pick her up off the ground too often.
Just like a human baby grows up and wants to be independent, dogs should be comfortably running around on their own four feet.
If you hold her all the time, she’ll either get cranky with you, or grow dependent, timid, and a bit spoiled.
Pooch Pet Peeve #6: You Tease Too Much
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Nobody likes being teased, and that includes pooches big and small.
If you’re going to play tug-of-war, it’s important to do it right, and make sure that your dog knows the rules and isn’t too aggressive.
By the same token, you can’t dangle a toy over her head or tease her with a treat, and then not reward her.
If she doesn’t win sometimes, it will stop feeling like play to her, and feel more like a punishment or an aggressive competition instead.
Pooch Pet Peeve #7: You Push Her Into Playdates
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Just like people, dogs have social groups, friends, and, of course, frenemies.
When your dog truly enjoys the company of another dog, you’ll know because they’ll play happily together.
If she seems disinterested in the other pup, she might prefer different company, even if the other pup’s owner happens to beyour bestie
If you observe that she seems bored or, worse, aggressive, don’t push the friendship; let her find other friendsorganically and hang with your own pals without the pups.
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If you own a dog, then you know how fun it can be to spoil them rotten.
They’re man’s best friend after all; they deserve an extra special present once in a while.
We found an incredible designer whobuilds unique, customizable campers just for dogs.No, they don’t actually hitch onto the back of your truck, but they make for one heck of a conversation piece and a great dog house for your furry companion.
There’s nothing more tedious than standing in line at the airport, whether it’s to check in your luggage or to go through security. Although all these measures are in place for our convenience and safety, we grumble through the process, wishing wecould swiftly arrive at our destinations. Withall the preparations for travel, it’s no wonder that we’re stressed and unhappy during our flights. And if there are delays or cancellations? Forget about it!
But in airports all across the United States, strange sights are appearing. In some cases, packs of fluffy dogs appear, or maybe it’s a mini horse. You may hear a musician playing in the background. Or you may even witness a makeshift circus in the waiting area!
It’s not by coincidence that you are seeing these sights. Therapy animals and performers are now more frequently being brought to airports to appease and soothe reasonably stressed travelers. And they may not realize it, but these appearances are making a difference in their travel. They definitely look happier and more at ease after petting a puppy or two!
Now watch the clip to see if you recognize any of these fantastic scenes from your time spent at the airport.
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