Rescuer Calls Him The “Most Shutdown Dog She’s Ever Seen” – But Wait Til You See Him Now!

Stewart’s story begins in the woods of rural Georgia where he was discovered chained to a tree with a thick leather belt buckled around his neck. Animal control officers brought the skinny, terrified pooch to the Whitfield County Animal Shelter. It was there that photographer and shelter volunteer, Rebecca Rood snapped this heartbreaking photo. Stewart […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

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What’s worse than seeing your dog in pain? Not much. And if you have ever experienced a urinary tract infection, also known as bacterial cystitis, you know the disease is quite painful. Unfortunately, dogs can get urinary tract infections (UTIs) just like their humans. Bacterial UTIs are the most common infectious diseases in dogs, according to the […]

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Dog Missing For 5 Days Is Found In Underground Rabbit Run

Dachshunds are natural born diggers. Originally bred to sniff out badgers, rabbits, and other burrowing creatures, modern Doxies still retain the desire to scent, chase and dig up prey. These traits put a handsome wire-haired hotdog named Ralph in a very tight spot last week. The mischievous pooch vanished while on a walk near the […]

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Colitis in Dogs — Know the Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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What exactly is colitis in dogs? What are the symptoms and which dogs are most at risk for colitis? How is it diagnosed and treated?

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Blind Senior Dog Gets His Own “Seeing-Eye Puppy”

Charlie is an 11-year-old Golden Retriever who lost his eyes to glaucoma. His new disability didn’t change his happy-go-lucky personality, but Charlie’s parents say he began to move more slowly and stopped playing as much. But that all changed when Maverick came along! This gorgeous Golden fuzzball is Charlie’s baby brother, best friend, and seeing-eye-pup. […]

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Blind Senior Dog Gets His Own “Seeing-Eye Puppy”

Charlie is an 11-year-old Golden Retriever who lost his eyes to glaucoma. His new disability didn’t change his happy-go-lucky personality, but Charlie’s parents say he began to move more slowly and stopped playing as much. But that all changed when Maverick came along! This gorgeous Golden fuzzball is Charlie’s baby brother, best friend, and seeing-eye-pup. […]

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Opinion: 70% of dog owners are making this serious error with their dog’s food

What if I were to ask you the following question: What did you have for dinner last Tuesday? If you’re like most people, you’d have a hard time remembering. And that’s no surprise, because most people vary their diet significantly from day to day. However, what if I asked you this question: What did your […]

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Opinion: 70% of dog owners are making this serious error with their dog’s food

What if I were to ask you the following question: What did you have for dinner last Tuesday? If you’re like most people, you’d have a hard time remembering. And that’s no surprise, because most people vary their diet significantly from day to day. However, what if I asked you this question: What did your […]

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10 Movies That’ll Make You Cry And Want To Hug Your Dog

Movies have the power to make us squeal with delight, cheer in victory, laugh hysterically, and sob uncontrollably. For dog lovers, movies that feature pups in peril, saving the day, or crossing the rainbow bridge are enough to bring us to our metaphorical knees. We’ve wrapped up a list of dog movies that are sure […]

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Rescuer Comforts Dying Stray Through The Night So He Won’t Pass Away Alone

At iHeartDogs we love to bring you heartwarming and uplifting stories. However, we also think it is important to tell the sad tales sometimes, too. Devoted animal rescuers like Janine Guido do not have the option to turn away. They cannot simply scroll past the hopeless cases. In honor of Guido and the countless other […]

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Maui Humane Society Hosts Their First Shelter Slumber Party!

Have you ever really considered what it must be like to sleep in a shelter? Volunteers at the Maui Humane Society got to experience it for just one night when they snuggled up to shelter dogs at the MHS’s first ever Shelter Slumber Party! Director of Development & Community Outreach for MHS, Nancy Willis tells […]

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Dog Food Nutrition Labels 101: What You Need to Know

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You know about the Food and Drug Administration, right? It’s the federal government agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the supervision of food safety (among other things). The FDA rules don’t only apply to humans, the agency regulates dog food, too. That’s good to know. But what does a dog food nutrition label mean? You […]

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5 Times You Need a Pro Dog Groomer

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Simple dog grooming tasks are fine to tackle on your own — but when do you need to call in a pro dog groomer? Some of these might surprise you!

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How Howie The Dog Allowed This Couple To Get Back To A Normal Way Of Life

Jim, a USMC combat veteran, suffered from PTSD after war and was in a really rough state. He frequently fell into trance-like episodes of anxiety and depression. These episodes would keep Jim from engaging in every day tasks, such as getting out of bed, going to the grocery store, or spending time with family. “We […]

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Heavy chewing dog? They’ll go peaNUTS over this durable USA Made bone

Finally, a safe, ultra-durable chew toy that will keep your dog busy for hours! Our power-chewers here at the iHeartDogs office have been testing the Love To Chew ™ YumBones for a few weeks now, and our we’re pretty impressed with how they are holding up! The genius part of these ultra-durable, nylon bone is the mini […]

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Heavy chewing dog? They’ll go peaNUTS over this durable USA Made bone

Finally, a safe, ultra-durable chew toy that will keep your dog busy for hours! Our power-chewers here at the iHeartDogs office have been testing the Love To Chew ™ YumBones for a few weeks now, and our we’re pretty impressed with how they are holding up! The genius part of these ultra-durable, nylon bone is the mini […]

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Protect Your Pup from These Top 10 Most Common Household Poisons

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) have released the top list of common household toxins most frequently ingested by dogs, according to cases handled by the APCC. To help pet parents avoid more toxicity tragedies, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also released a new mobile app […]

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Protect Your Pup from These Top 10 Most Common Household Poisons

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) have released the top list of common household toxins most frequently ingested by dogs, according to cases handled by the APCC. To help pet parents avoid more toxicity tragedies, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also released a new mobile app […]

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Special Needs Pup and Her Senior Friend Get to Take Home Everything They Touch on Shopping Spree!

It’s said that “every dog has their day,” and Rocky Kanaka is making sure that they do! Rocky Kanaka’s Dogs Day Out is one of our favorite series. In each episode, Rocky takes one lucky pup out of the shelter to have the best day of their life. That means special treats, trips to the […]

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Reverse Sneezing. Never Heard of It? Here Are 3 Things You Need to Know!

Chances are you have witnessed a dog suffering from pharyngeal gag reflux – commonly known as reverse sneezing. During an episode, the dog will freeze, extend its neck, squeeze its eyes closed, and rapidly inhale air with a loud snorting sound. The term reverse sneeze is used because it can look and sound like your […]

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What to Know About the Boxer Dog Breed

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Let’s learn more about the Boxer — a working breed with a silly streak and need for activity that fits right in with families.

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Wondering, “Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?” Get the Answers

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If you’ve ever thought, “Why does my dog have diarrhea?” … you’re not alone. We take a look at what causes dog diarrhea — and how to treat it.

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New Survey: The Most Popular Dog Breeds By U.S. Region

It’s National Dog Week!  In honor of our furry companions, Trupanion looked at their database to identify each region’s signature breeds—that is, the breeds that are more frequent in their respective region than the rest of the US. Mixed breeds top the list as the most popular dogs in the US—followed closely by the Labrador Retriever. These […]

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Previous Owner’s Heartbreaking Letter Reveals Adopted Dog’s Secret Before He’s Returned To Shelter

We often thank those in our military for their service, but how often do we thank them for their sacrifice?  This story has been passed around the internet for years – it’s a touching reminder of the hearts that are broken and sometimes never mended when our servicepeople have to leave their loved ones behind. […]

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Adopt a Super Cute Sidekick at the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace!

The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is the incredibly cozy, hi-tech pet facility in Los Angeles that is changing the way that people think about shelters. They’re so excited about National Puppy Day (March 23) that they’ve decided to celebrate it all month! This week they’ll be unveiling their brand new Paws Lounge – a room that […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Bloat – The Deadly Dog Disease

Have you heard of bloat? If you’ve got a dog at home, this disease is something you should learn about. In humans, bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex, is pretty harmless. For dogs, the disease can be extremely dangerous. Take some time to educate yourself and you’ll be prepared for indicators of trouble. […]

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200 Dogs Rescued From South Korean Meat Farm Are On To Better Lives

Humane Society International is working to save dogs across Asia from theft, illegal transport, and slaughter. Since 2015, they have shut down 14 South Korean dog meat farms by transitioning the “farmers” to more humane professions. The hundreds of dogs liberated from each location go on to loving homes in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. In their […]

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Should Your Dog Become Vegetarian? The Answer May Surprise You.

Plant-based diets are getting increasing attention in the media as more Americans decide to reduce or eliminate consumption of meat. Although vegetarianism has remained at a fairly constant 5-8% of all Americans, meat production has decreased by 400 million animals from 2007 to 2015. Documentaries like What the Health have inspired people to go vegan, […]

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Should Your Dog Become Vegetarian? The Answer May Surprise You.

Plant-based diets are getting increasing attention in the media as more Americans decide to reduce or eliminate consumption of meat. Although vegetarianism has remained at a fairly constant 5-8% of all Americans, meat production has decreased by 400 million animals from 2007 to 2015. Documentaries like What the Health have inspired people to go vegan, […]

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5 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Dog’s Feelings Without Even Knowing It

A Harvard psychologist recently declared that when dogs dream they are likely reliving their experiences with their humans. Those yips and kicks we see are their reactions to either pleasing us or annoying us in dreamland. For better or worse, our dogs’ entire lives revolve around us. If they do not get enough of our […]

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What to Do for a Dog With Diarrhea

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Wondering what to do for a dog with diarrhea? Do you take him to the vet? Or, are you able to treat dog diarrhea if home? If so, how?

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Stray Saves Woman From Wrecked Car And Goes On To Become A Search & Rescue Dog

A Georgia woman owes her life to a remarkable stray dog named Hero. The gorgeous German Shepherd pulled Shannon Lorio from the wreckage of her car, and dragged her 100 feet to the road where she was spotted by a passing motorist. Suffering from a serious head injury, Lorio likely would have died without Hero’s […]

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First Blind Man To Complete NYC Half Marathon Finishes Race With The Help Of 3 Guide Dogs

Here’s proof that anything is possible if you have a dog by your side. Thomas Panek is 48 years old, and president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which provides trained service dogs for the blind. He made history by becoming the first blind man to complete the New York City Half-Marathon. Panek […]

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Boy Sells Rocks To Care For Adopted Beagle With “Broken Heart”

From the beginning, 9-year-old Lex had his heart set on a puppy of his own. He had already bought a leash, bowls, and a bed for his yet-to-be-bought puppy using money earned from his business, Lex’s Lucky Rocks. He wasn’t at all interested in rescuing a dog until he met Rocksy. Lex’s dad, Andrew, was […]

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Meet the Woman and Her Dog Who Run Marathons for a Good Cause

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Learn how Janet Turner and her Min Pin mix, Gordon, are #RunningForRescues — and the inspiring story behind why they do what they do.

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Dog Stays On Snowy Train Tracks To Care For Injured Friend Until Help Arrives

Ukraine’s winters are harsh, especially if you’re a lost dog. Worse than being lost, though, is being injured. When two dogs named Lucy and Panda got loose from their home in Uhzgorod, Ukraine, the odds were already stacked against them. Lucy was injured and unable to walk, so she was stuck lying on train tracks […]

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Home Treatment for a Dog Abscess — If It’s a Visible Skin Abscess

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If you have to treat a dog abscess at home, work hand-in-hand with your veterinarian, don’t do it alone. And be sure it’s a visible skin abscess.

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Dogs Have 15,000 Hairs Per Inch of Fur! 🐕 Here’s The TOP Way to Reduce Spring Shedding

  Believe it or not, the average dog has 15,000 pieces of hair per square inch of fur! That’s over 10 times the density of human hair! So if you can relate to the picture above, your dog might be experiencing excessive shedding. Excessive shedding hits dog owners the hardest during the warmer months of […]

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Dog Who Spent His Entire Life In Chains Visits The Ocean For The First Time

Herschel spent the first five years of his life chained in a lonely backyard. His teeth were worn down from attempting to chew himself free. After his rescue, the gorgeous German Shepherd was adopted twice, but returned both times. It seems his heartbreaking start to life left behind some emotional damage. Luckily, things were about […]

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Free Spirited Rescue Dog Steals The Show At Crufts Agility Two Years Running

Remember Kratu, the adorable Romanian rescue dog from the 2018 Crufts Dog Show agility course? He stole hearts around the world when he gleefully bounded through the obstacles at his own pace and in his own signature pattern. The scruffy pup even ran to the sidelines several times during his performance to greet onlookers. His epic […]

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Watch Man Risk His Life to Save His Dog in Raging Fire

Jose Guzman displayed heroism and blind love when he ran into his burning house to rescue his beloved two year old pitty, Gabbana. The dangerous and dramatic rescue was caught on video by the landlord’s son-in-law, Adam Guzman and published by KUSI in San Diego. Devoted father and family man, Jose was attending a barbeque […]

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9 Irish Dog Breeds to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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Among those native to Ireland are the Irish Setter, a pal to three U.S. presidents, and the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, the leprechaun of dogdom.

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