Category: Dogs

These Service Dogs Spent a Day at Disneyland and the Photos Are Adorable

Canine Companions for Independence

Disneyland is the most magical place on earth. That doesn’t mean humans are the only ones who can enjoy it. Recently, a group of service dogs got to have some fun in the park. A group of dogs working with Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit group that provides highly trained assistance dogs to help people with disabilities for free, got to take a field trip to Disneyland.

This may look like a fun trip, but these dogs were busy at work.

Disneyland is a pretty stimulating environment, which means there are plenty of distractions for these dogs: the smells, the people, the characters. It wouldn’t take much for a working dog to forget he is at work and start playing around and running wild in the park.

They are being trained to maintain their composure in any setting. No matter where they are, they need to be able to work with their owners and be completely focused on their needs. If they can stay focused at Disneyland, they can stay focused anywhere.

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Man Reunited With His Long Lost Dog After 4 Long Years

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Mike Plas was at work when he says he got the greatest phone call of his life on the afternoon of September 20. It was from an animal shelter in Winnipeg.

The shelter asked Mike if he had a dog named Jack. Mike told the shelter that he had lost Jack four years ago in Thunder Bay, Ontario. And to his surprise, the shelter said they got Mike’s information off a microchip in a dog they had found.

Jack, a Husky mix, went missing after he slipped out of his perimeter collar and ran away from home. Plas says he missed his companion and searched for years, posting online about Jack in the hope someone would find him.

“We did everything together – we went fishing together, went hunting together, he came to work with me half the time. I’d take time off work to celebrate his birthday with him. Some days I’d get really upset, when I’m missing him a lot,” said Plas. “But I never lost hope.”

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Study Shows Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives

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A new study recently published in Scientific Reports suggests that owning a dog will add years to your life.

A team of Swedish scientists at Uppsala University tracked the health and dog ownership status of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 years old for 12 years. No one involved had a history of cardiovascular disease.

Everyone in Sweden has a unique personal ID number, all hospital visits are recorded, and dog ownership registration is mandatory, which makes it the perfect case study for this type of research.

Their study found that dog owners were less at risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other causes.

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This Golden Retriever Puppy Is A Guide Dog For His Blind Brother

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When Charlie, an 11-year-old Golden Retriever lost both his due to glaucoma, his caring owners decided to get him a companion — sort of like his own “seeing eye” dog.

They brought home a golden retriever puppy named Maverick on New Year’s Day

Although the two didn’t initially get along, they’ve since become best of friends— with Charlie relying on the puppy for nearly everything, from walking, playing, eating, and even using him as a pillow!

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Dog Who Was Burned In A Fire Reunited With Vet Who Saved His Life

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Photo:Facebook/ Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center

This guard dog was rescued by firefighters who found him chained to a tree at a homeless camp during a fire in West Palm Beach, two years ago.

It suffered third-degree burns and howled with pain when rescuers rushed him to Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Centre.

“The little guy was burned up pretty good,” Captain Gordon stated. “Even when we grabbed him, he was very distressed. I was concerned whether he would live.”

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New Loving Owner Saves Obese Golden Retriever From Being Euthanized And Helped Him Lose 100 Pounds

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Kai the Golden Retriever weighed a astounding 173 pounds when Pam Heggie started fostering him — more than 100 pounds overweight for an adult golden retriever.

Her veterinarian, told her, “This is the most overweight animal I have ever seen.”

Kai’s previous family took him to the vet to be euthanized because he had a hard time getting up. However, the vet stepped in and contacted the Misfits of Alberta Animal Rescue, which helped put Heggie together with Kai.

She didn’t even know where to start when she started fostering him.

When she first got home with Kai, he was so overweight it took him 20 minutes to climb the stairs and get through the door.

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This Priest Brings Stray Dogs To Mass So Families Can Adopt Them

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Padre João Paulo

A kind priest has devised a brilliant way to help the stray and abandoned dogs of his city get adopted

Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes, the head of the parish of Santana in the Brazilian city of Gravatá, started bringing the homeless dogs into his church in order to show them off to potential adoptive families.

The priest became concerned at seeing so many stray dogs and decided he absolutely had to do something to help them.

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Disabled Dog Doesn’t Go Anywhere Without His Guinea Pig Best Friend

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Rex, an elderly disabled Boxer pup has an unlikely best friend, S’mores, a guinea pig. The two friends are inseparable since they first met. Wherever Rex goes, S’mores tags along inside a special basket attached to Rex’s wheelchair.

Rex suffers from degenerative myelopathy (DM) and was on a shelter’s euthanasia list when he was pulled by a rescue group. Eventually, he found a loving home with Holly Walthers.

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