Cacao, a 16-year-old mixed-breed dog, from Milan, Italy, that likes to travel by bus to his favorite spot in the city. He has commuted on bus 54 almost every day for the past few years. Cacao leaves his guardian’s home and heads for the bus stop on Arrgone Bouleverd. There he sits alongside the other human commuters, waiting for bus 54. As it approaches the station, he prickles his ears and takes a good look at who’s sitting in the driver’s seat. He’ll only take the bus if it’s driven by the driver he’s known since he first started his secret trips. After he makes sure the bus has the right driver he gets on and waits until he reaches his destination – Lambrate Station in north-eastern Milan.
When he arrives he relaxes in the public garden for a few hours and when he’s tired he takes the bus home. Luckily, his old friend the bus driver always ignores regulations, at his own risk, and allows Cacao to ride on the bus. His secret trips were unknown to his guardian for a time. When his guardian, Ms Nicoletta, who owns a bar in the Arrgone area, first heard about her dog’s strange habit, she couldn’t believe it. One of her regular customers told her she watched Cacao take the bus. So she followed him one day and saw it was true, she realized her pooch was much more independent that she originally thought.
61-year-old Jung Myoung Sook from South Korea has been saving dogs for the last 26 years. In all, Sook has saved over 200 dogs, picking up stray pups from the streets and even buying others from dog meat farms and restaurants.
Jung’s incredible kindness is considered strange in South Korea, where dogs aren’t popular as pets. She’s had to move house seven times after neighbours complained about the noise of her one-woman dog sanctuary.
Most of the dogs live with Jung full time and she says she spends nearly $1,500 a month on their care, relying largely on donations of dog food and money to get by.
Jung said, “Some people talk about me, saying, ‘Why is that beggar-like middle-aged woman smiling all the time?’, but I just focus on feeding my babies. I’m happy and healthy.”
Going to a dentist is something that definitely no one looks forward to, except maybe the ones that love the pain… But the majority of the people tries to delay those visits as long as they can. But, if your dentist works in the Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook, Illinois, the teeth check up and any eventual procedure is actually a pleasant one. You are probably thinking “That is impossible!” The trick is that this dentist office has hired a very unusual assistant. No, it is not a super hot nurse in a mini skirt and a cleavage down to her belly button, but a 6-year-old Golden Retriever named Jojo. This kind and gentle Retriever is actually a trained comfort dog, and she is the best when it comes to reducing the stress during the appointments.
‘Territorio de Zaguates’ (Land of the Mixed Breeds) is probably as close as it gets to a real-life doggy heaven. Located in a beautiful part of Costa Rica where the sun shines all year round and the average temperature is a pleasant 22 degrees C, this unique canine haven is home to 900-odd stray dogs with bizarre breed names like ‘Chubby-Tailed German Dobernauzer’ and ‘Fire-Tailed Border Cocker’.
The privately funded, volunteer-run organisation takes in strays from across the country, and and gives dog lovers a chance to spend time with them and hopefully give one of them a forever home. The dogs get to run around all day in a green, grassy, well-maintained outdoor space, but they also have access to a modern indoor facility with cozy bedding and designated feeding and bathing stations. To keep the dogs hydrated, troughs of fresh flowing water are installed at various points on the property.
Two rescue dogs, Pikelet and Patty Cakes from Sydney, Australia, are becoming an Internet sensation after they befriended their new duck siblings in a big way.
The dogs’ owners brought the little ducks home from the Wollongong Animal Rescue Network after agreeing to foster them temporarily.
Cyrus is a 2-year-old bullmastiff from Perth, Australia, who has a bit of an obsession with his owner, Lauren Birney.
The overly-attached dog really likes to “stalk” his owner wherever she goes in the house. Sometimes, Birney doesn’t even notice he’s there until he makes a noise.
Wanting to share her adorable dog’s habit with the world, she has taken some hilarious photos of him creeping around corners and under furniture. But, according to Birney, she thinks that Cyrus simply likes to keep an eye on her.
Apart from being a total creeper, Cyrus is also a lifesaver. He donates blood every four months to an emergency vet in his hometown.
Cyrus is certainly a unique, loyal dog with a big heart. Scroll through below to see his “stalking” in action. Then, let us know what you think about this goofy, lovable dog in the comments!
It was just another day on the bike for Brandon Turnbow when he saw something he couldn’t believe: a man beating a little white dog on the side of the road.
The man threw the dog down and took off. That’s when Brandon pulled over to check on the dog.
1. No matter where you are, no matter what streets you have to cross, if you see a dog you MUST say hello to him.
On May 12, Diane and Tony Rowles, the staff of Ruzodem Street Dog Rescue in Bulgaria, received a post on their website from someone who had spotted a dog in desperate need in a nearby town.
Rudozem Street Dog Rescue is a nonprofit Bulgarian foundation that rescues sick and abused street dogs, rehabilitates them, and gives them loving homes.