Former Fighting Dog Dominates American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

Johnny the Pit Bull was rescued from a Chicago dogfighting ring. Discovered chained in the basement of a repeat offender with nine other dogs, he was nervous and reserved when he first entered the home of Clara and Andrew “Roo” Yori. Luckily, the couple is experienced in rehabilitating fighting dogs, having fostered and adopted several before Johnny, including Hector, one of the 51 Pit Bull-type dogs seized from Michael Vick’s property in 2007. Safe But Scared The Yoris fostered Johnny … Read more

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Living Off Scraps At A Garbage Dump, ‘Defeated’ Dog Yelped In Pain At Human Touch

Although his previous life is a mystery, he was discovered living at a garbage dump and eating rubbish to survive. His skin was severely infested with sarcoptic mange, resulting in significant hair loss and painful sores. He also had tick bites, anemia, and damaged eyes.     Image/Story Source Credit: Sidewalk Specials via YouTube Video     Because he hasn’t had human contact for so long, he is petrified of people. Volunteers from Sidewalk Specials came to his aid and … Read more

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No One Wanted This ‘Grumpy Old Man’ But Then Someone Treated Him Like A King

We love all dogs here at IHeartDogs… from pups all the way through senior dogs. They touch our hearts no matter what the age. Well, you’re about to meet a dog that they called the “grumpy old man“. He will touch your heart and make you SMILE! Be sure to watch the video all the way to the end below.       Image/Story Source Credit: GeoBeats Animals via YouTube Video         A guy went to the … Read more

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Dog In A Wheelchair Travels All Over The Country With His Photographer Dad

Everyone, meet Mel–a dog in a wheelchair who travels across the country together with his photographer dad. Now who would’ve thought that a dog who could barely walk would end up traveling all over the country? Mel, an 8-year-old Pit Bull, was adopted from the Yonkers Animal Shelter by his dad, Tom Dilworth. Tom told The Dodo, “We went to the Yonkers Animal Shelter to see another dog when we noticed Mel. I had stopped for a moment when he … Read more

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Coast Guardsman Dives Into A Louisiana River To Save His Dog From An Alligator

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, is home to the largest reptile in North America: the American Alligator. Females can grow to around nine feet long, and males can reach 13 feet in length and weigh almost 1,000 pounds. Imagine a 60-pound dog going up against one of those. You probably wouldn’t expect it to end well for the dog. Yet one 10-month-old black Lab named River defied those odds, surviving a terrifying attack. The Attack And Quick Response In July of … Read more

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Lost Dog Rings Her Own Doorbell At 3am After Crazy Adventure

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Dogs are often smarter than we think, and they sometimes surprise us in ways we don’t expect. When Rajah the 18-month-old pup was spooked by fireworks, she ran as far from home as possible. Her family worried about her for over seven hours, fearing that they’d never find her. Yet, Rajah surprised her family with a human-like action. After a day of crazy adventures, Rajah knew it was time to return home. She rang the doorbell of her own home, … Read more

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Understanding Growth Plates In Dogs: Keeping Their Bones Healthy And Happy 

When it comes to puppies, particularly big puppies you hear a lot about Growth plates – but what actually are they? Bringing a new puppy into your life and watching them grow up is a blast! To them, it’s all about playtime and adventures as they learn the ways of the world. Sometimes they play […]

Great River Road – Pet Friendly Stops From Minneapolis To New Orleans

Planning a trip on the Great River Road? Before taking off, be sure to mark these 15 pet friendly stops on your map!   A Pet Friendly Road Trip Along The Great River Road The Great River Road…

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Biker With A Heart Of Gold Adopts 18-Year-Old Shelter Dog

Julep’s story is all too common. The senior Pit Bull-type dog found herself in the care of Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) in Washington D.C. at the end of February when her elderly owner passed away. What set Julep apart – and made rescue workers frightened for her future – was the fact that the white-faced gal is 18-years-old, the eldest dog to enter the HRA shelter in recent memory. The staff were understandably concerned that no one would be willing … Read more

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State Trooper Rescues Timid Puppy Dumped On Interstate

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Indiana State Police trooper Allison Marlowe arrived at a traffic jam on the interstate. She assumed it was caused by an accident, so she started looking for the aftermath. But then, she received a call about a puppy instead. The innocent dog had been dumped on the busy road, and many cars stopped to rescue her. Yet, she found a hiding spot under a truck and was too scared to move. Luckily, Marlowe is experienced in dog rescues, so she … Read more

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