Category: Dogs

New “Halo” Invention Gives Blind Dogs a Second Chance

It seems fitting that dogs should have a halo — and with Muffin’s Halo, they get just that. It’s a 3-piece navigation device that attaches with a harness and acts as a rubber bumper for blind or visually impaired dogs. It helps them walk, run, and even play with the confidence of knowing they won’t run into things. For a blind dog the relief from that stress can make the difference between depression and living a life of joy. When Silvie Bordeaux’s toy poodle, Muffin, began to lose his eyesight, people were telling her she might have to put her dog...

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Animal Shelter Hosts Adorable Pajama Parties

What’s more fun than a sleepover? A doggie and kitty pajama party! The Humane Society of Huron Valley in Michigan has cleverly and creatively combined cats, canines, food, and films to make children, parents, and shelter animals very happy. One or two Friday evenings each month, children between the ages of five and eleven are invited to a sleepover party with the resident pups and kitties. The children arrive at Pets & Pajamas Movie Night in their jammies to play with the dogs and felines, eat, and watch an animal-themed movie. The shelter staff also provides humane education during the four-hour FunFest. The cats...

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Dog Cruelly Burned With Acid is Rescued in the Nick of Time (VIDEO)

Image: PETA Homeless and hungry, a four-month old puppy was wandering the streets of Mumbai, India, when she was sadistically burned with acid by a human. Sadly, that was not the end of her suffering. She was then attacked by a group of other stray dogs. Fortunately, in the midst of the melee with the other canines, she was spotted and rescued by PETA President and Founder, Ingrid Newkirk, who happened to be in town to visit PETA’s India office and saw the fight taking place. Newkirk stepped in and rushed the pup to PETA’s office and then to a veterinarian. Hershey (the dog’s...

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Does Your Company Offer ‘Pawternity’ Leave?

You’ve spent weeks (maybe months) searching for the perfect pet to fit into your family and lifestyle. Your car trunk looks like you’ve robbed a pet supply warehouse. Food, toys, a leash, a bed, treats, bowls, a collar, a brush, and more have been carefully selected for the new family member. Perhaps you’ve even started an adorable wardrobe. A weekend isn’t really enough time to settle your new fur baby into your life and home, especially if you have a child and/or other pets. Some people might take a few days off from work. Now, several companies are offering...

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Dog with Mange so Bad He Had Scales instead of Fur Finally Finds Loving Forever Home (VIDEO)

Augustus the (formerly) stray dog was found roaming the streets alone and extremely neglected. In fact, he was so badly deteriorated that all of his fur had fallen out and his skin was covered in scales from mange. Augustus was finally rescued from the streets, and treated with medicated baths and coconut oil. Slowly but surely, his fur started to grow back. Once Augustus was healed, a loving family adopted him. Now, he is living happily ever after in his forever home. With continued kindness from strangers and rescue organizations, more dogs like Augustus can have a chance at...

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Being Pet-Friendly Makes You More Attractive

Struggling to come up with the perfect way to seduce your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than your furry wing man. According to a recent study, 76% of people find a romantic partner more attractive if they’re pet friendly. Petcube, a retailer that makes cameras to record all of your companion animal’s crazy antics, conducted their first annual Valentine’s Day Survey in January with a sample of 3,771 people from all around the world.  The results: People are crazy in love with their pets. Besides pets making you more attractive, the survey also concluded that a 3-way-love-affair...

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