In 2013, A UPS employee named Sean McCarren created a Facebook group called ‘UPS Dogs‘, to pay tribute to all the four legged friends that make UPS driver’s shifts a lot joyful. And to no one surprise, it has become an internet sensation. UPS Dogs currently has over 1.4M likes on Facebook and 488K followers on Instagram
McCarren told HuffPost:
‘When you’re running into dogs all the time, it creates a bond when you see them every day,””It’s cool to meet some of the same dogs on the route, because they know who you are and they are excited to see you.”
Andrew Taylor of New Zealand’s South Island grew frustrated with the local dog park’s lack of good throwing sticks, so the 59-year-old decided to take matter in his own hands and create a ‘Stick Library’ for all the local pups to enjoy.
Taylor came up with the idea when he was trimming trees by his house and asked himself what he could do with all of the leftover branches.
He pruned and smoothed each branch into the perfect sized dog stick and put them all into a crate. The box’s engraving reads: “Stick Library – please return.”
26-year-old Bali native Rico Soegiarto was walking home from work one day when he spotted a dangerously malnourished dog. The pup he saw was almost a skeleton, and was in such bad she had bald spots, and was so thin you could see her bones through her diseased skin. She didn’t have long left to live. Despite her condition however, her brilliant blue eyes still shone bright and Rico knew that he had to give the neglected pup a second chance
Rico shared, “I don’t know what was special about her. It’s about heart and feeling. I found her when I was on the way back home from work, she was in the middle of the street.”
1. “This is Luna. Her owners abandoned her. She’s overweight and elderly, but 8 hours later she already looks happier.”
Eclipse is a black Labrador retriever mix and a regular on the D-Line through Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.
“All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does,” fellow rider Tiona Rainwater told KOMO. “She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this face?”
It all started one day at the bus stop, when her owner, Jeff Young, took too long to finish his cigarette. Upon the arrival of the bus, Eclipse hopped in without him, and just got off to the park where they were headed together. Eclipse enjoys the bus-riding so much she took her solitary trips to the park almost every day since then, meeting her owner later on directly at the park.
Best friends are hard to come by, but when you do find one, it’s a beautiful thing.
Merrill is a three-year-old pitbull with an eight-year-old chihuahua, Taco, as a best friend. They were surrendered together at the Rocket Dog Rescue in San Francisco.
Merrill needed lifesaving surgery shortly after arriving. The rescue workers were touched by how attentive Taco was while Merrill recovered. He never left her side.
During her recovery rescuers were floored by the attentive dedication of Taco. He stuck by Merrill’s side like a tiny nursemaid.
In fact, the two were always together and would cry for each other when they were separated.
A 17-year old, deaf, and mostly blind Blue Heeler named Max spent more than 15 hours in the treacherous Australian bushland keeping a lost 3-year old little girl safe and ultimately leading rescuers to her location.
Three-year-old Aurora was reported missing about 3:00pm Friday when she wandered away from her Queensland, Australia home. The toddler’s family searched their rural property for hours but could not find her.
By Saturday morning, more than 100 volunteers, Good Samaritans, and emergency workers had joined in the search.
Around 8:00am, Aurora’s grandmother, Leisa Bennett, heard the toddler’s voice from the top of a mountain and headed in that direction – that’s where she was met by Max, the family’s 17-year old deaf and partially blind Blue Heeler.
“I shot up the mountain … and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her,” Bennett said to ABC
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.