Category: Dogs

This Woman Reads Books To Dogs At The Local Shelter To Help Ease Their Loneliness

Redditor puglife123 volunteers at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and lately the shelter has been getting a visitor. A woman has been coming into the shelter and reading books to lonely dogs to let them know that they’re still loved. The dogs can’t understand what she’s saying but volunteers at the shelter say that the woman keeping them company has definitely helped their mood improve.

“This woman comes to my local humane society and sits in front of the dogs cage and reads books to the dogs”

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80 Year Old Man Builds Dog Train To Bring Joy To His Rescued Strays

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Eugene Bostick may just be the coolest 80 year old ever. After retiring 15 years ago he began a new venture which is possibly his most impactful work yet.

Shortly after retirement he built his very own train to take stray dogs on small adventures around the neighbourhood and surrounding woods, this is when he began his new role as a train conductor for strays.

Eugene is now dedicating his life to caring for and bringing some joy these strays who are left abandoned in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Formerly Blind Dog Sees His Family For The First Time After Surgery

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When rescue Irish Terrier Duffy started to lose his eyesight, Duffy’s caretaker, Benjamin May, says he and his parents (Duffy’s owners) were beyond devastated. Duffy’s decline seemed to progress rather quickly, May explains.

“Within about 3-5 months he went from a totally normal 8 year old dog to a dog who was completely blind,” May wrote of Duffy on the popular website Reddit.

“It broke my heart seeing this dog I grew up with, who I see as a very good friend…running into things, not being able to recognize me…just struggling,” he added.

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Man Discovers Starving Dog On Remote Island And Saves His Life

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In December of 2018, photographer Wesley White went to Thatch Caye in Belize for a work trip. With very little free time on his hands, Wesley was looking forward to kayaking to a tiny island in Thatch Caye. When he arrived at the island, he noticed that there was a puppy walking into a deserted fishing shack. “Out of the corner of my eye, I saw his tail wagging,” Wesley said during an interview with The Dodo. Sadly, the dog was starving to death, and would soon perish if Wesley didn’t do something to help.

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This Kind Woman Opened A Retirement Home For Senior Dogs Who Have Been Abandoned Or Surrendered

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House With a Heart, an animal sanctuary in Gaithersburg, Maryland, gives aging pets a happy home for their final years. Housing exclusively senior animals, the nonprofit rescues senior cats and dogs that have been given up by their families, and makes sure they are safe and loved, day and night. Sher Polvinale and her colleagues oversee the daily care of more than twenty dogs, and spare no expense when it comes to making sure the dogs are happy and healthy.

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Hundreds Of Volunteers Show Up At Shelter To Comfort Dogs During 4th Of July Fireworks

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We all love fireworks! Yet the 4th of July is one of the most difficult holidays for our pets and wild animals as fireworks cause a lot of stress. It can be even worse for animals in shelters because they are in kennels with nowhere to hide.

During last year’s 4th of July celebrations, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, in Phoenix, Arizona, came up with a way to deal with some of the stress dogs experience during fireworks. They called it “Calming Companions.”

They invited members of the community to come to sit with the cats and dogs being sheltered there during the 4th of July celebrations.

Believe it or not, about 200 people showed up to comfort the animals and let them know they were safe, despite the loud sounds coming from outside.

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Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Give Him The Happiest Final Days Ever

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When Nicole Elliot saw a photo of a senior dog with terminal cancer on her local animal shelter’s Facebook page, she knew she had to do something.

The Georgia woman decided to not only provide a home for Chester the terrier, but also to make sure his final days would be the best ones of his life.

“Before I went and got him, I decided to do a bucket list,” she told ABC News.

Elliot adopted Chester on June 27 and learned that the senior dog had undergone surgery to remove some of his tumors, but more had turned up. The dog’s owners had surrendered him to a high-kill shelter, and Animal Ark Rescue took Chester in before he could be euthanized.

In addition to cancer, Chester is also tested positive for heartworm, and veterinarians aren’t sure how much time he has left.

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High School Cross Country Team Takes Lonely Shelter Dogs On Their Morning Runs

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A California high school cross country team decided to change things up during summer workouts and, in doing so, they let the dogs out.

The St. Joseph High School Cross-Country Team in Santa Barbara, California, partnered with the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter to get shelter dogs out of their enclosures and onto the trails and running paths where the team trains.

The team was able to give around 12 dogs a reprieve from being in the shelter by taking them on their morning run August 4. The dogs seemed to enjoy being out as well, although one pooped pooch had to be carried part of the way.

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This Bus Station Opens Its Doors At Night For 3 Homeless Dogs To Protect Them From The Cold

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Winter will soon hit the southern hemisphere and some people are already bracing for the cold as temperatures in some area have already started to turn chilly.

Fortunately for some of the stray dogs in Southern part of Brazil, good people have given them a nice place to keep warm and be comfortable.

The Barreirinha bus station in the city of Curitiba opened up their doors and provided beds and blankets for their new furry friends, whom they named Max, Pitoco and Zoinho.

The beds are old bus tires that have been stuffed with warm, fluffy blankets. Fabiane Rosa, a local politician, and animal lover, shared this story to her Facebook page, and of course, they went viral!

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