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UPS Drivers Have a Facebook Group With Pictures Of All The Dogs They Meet On Their Routes

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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.”


Man Builds ‘Stick Library’ For Local Dogs At The Dog Park

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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.”


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.