DOGS WHO COMFORTED EACH OTHER AT HIGH-KILL SHELTER ARE SAVED TOGETHER 

Last month, two dogs named Ares and Zeus entered the Orange County Animal Services in Florida separately. Despite having never met, they quickly bonded and comforted each other in their kennel. They were scheduled to be euthanized but were rescued by the Chewning family who saw a posting about them online. Ares and Zeus are now in their foster home and are waiting to be adopted.  The Chewnings are deciding whether to adopt them or look for another home. A fundraising page has been set up to help take care of some medical issues. Thanks to caring volunteers, Ares and Zeus will be together for many years to come. Click here to visit their Facebook page. 

PUPPY BREAKS OUT OF CAGE TO ALERT FAMILY OF FIRE - “Araya, a 10-month-old husky, woke dad Mark Johnston by pawing at him and barking as he slept — before bounding up the stairs of the Breightmet house to alert the rest of the family.”
A 10-month-old Husky named Araya broke out of her cage after a fire broke out in a house in England, likely due to arson. She woke up Mark Johnson before running upstairs to warn the rest of the family. Thanks to her efforts, two adults, three children, and another dog were saved.  Araya had joined the family just one week prior. Read more from The Bolton News:

The husky forced her way out of her cage under the stairs — as smoke crept under the front door.
Mr Johnston, who had been sleeping downstairs as he was due to leave early for work on Sunday morning, said: “Without Araya, we would probably be dead.
“I was sound asleep and the door between me and the front door was shut so I was not going to wake up.
“She came in and was pawing at me and barking.
“Everyone was asleep upstairs so you dread to think what might have happened.“
After alerting 30-year-old Mr Johnston, Araya went upstairs to wake mum Emma, aged 31, and the three children, Marshall, aged four, Taylor, aged seven, and McKenzie aged eight.
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“The smoke was coming through the door and she has somehow got out of the cage. She must have bent it a lot to force it open.
“Dogs can sense danger, and that must have been what has happened.”

Araya is a hero! Click here for the full story.

PUPPY BREAKS OUT OF CAGE TO ALERT FAMILY OF FIRE - Araya, a 10-month-old husky, woke dad Mark Johnston by pawing at him and barking as he slept — before bounding up the stairs of the Breightmet house to alert the rest of the family.”

A 10-month-old Husky named Araya broke out of her cage after a fire broke out in a house in England, likely due to arson. She woke up Mark Johnson before running upstairs to warn the rest of the family. Thanks to her efforts, two adults, three children, and another dog were saved.  Araya had joined the family just one week prior. Read more from The Bolton News:

The husky forced her way out of her cage under the stairs — as smoke crept under the front door.

Mr Johnston, who had been sleeping downstairs as he was due to leave early for work on Sunday morning, said: “Without Araya, we would probably be dead.

“I was sound asleep and the door between me and the front door was shut so I was not going to wake up.

“She came in and was pawing at me and barking.

“Everyone was asleep upstairs so you dread to think what might have happened.“

After alerting 30-year-old Mr Johnston, Araya went upstairs to wake mum Emma, aged 31, and the three children, Marshall, aged four, Taylor, aged seven, and McKenzie aged eight.

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“The smoke was coming through the door and she has somehow got out of the cage. She must have bent it a lot to force it open.

“Dogs can sense danger, and that must have been what has happened.”

Araya is a hero! Click here for the full story.

DOG REFUSES TO LEAVE SICK OWNER’S SIDE AT HOSPITAL - "He hangs around the automatic doors and when someone goes in or out, in he runs and goes straight to his owner’s bed."
For the past week, a dog named Nao Nao has been staying by the bedside of his owner who was admitted to the First Clinical Hospital of Jilin University in China. The owner collapsed due to a heart attack, and Nao Nao rode with her in the ambulance. He has been with her at the hospital ever since. Read more from the Croatian Times:

A loyal pup has set up home in a hospital’s A&E unit in northern China after his owner collapsed from a heart attack.Loyal pal, Nao Nao, has been living in the emergency department of the First Clinical Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun ever since his owner was brought in a week ago.Hospital administrator Wang Ts’ai said: “He came with his owner in the ambulance all the way here and we can’t get rid of him.”He added: “He hangs around the automatic doors and when someone goes in or out, in he runs and goes straight to his owner’s bed."We don’t want to put him in the pound because we think he is good for his owner so we put up with him."Medics say Nao Nao’s owner, Fen Hsueh 43, is recovering from the heart attack that put her in hospital but will have to remain there for at least another week.Wang Ts’ai explained: “Some of the staff have started feeding him so now we’ll probably never get rid of him as long as his owner is here."But he’s a very loyal little dog and is certainly helping his owner."

Hopefully this loyal dog can go home with his owner soon. Click here for the full story. 

DOG REFUSES TO LEAVE SICK OWNER’S SIDE AT HOSPITAL - "He hangs around the automatic doors and when someone goes in or out, in he runs and goes straight to his owner’s bed."

For the past week, a dog named Nao Nao has been staying by the bedside of his owner who was admitted to the First Clinical Hospital of Jilin University in China. The owner collapsed due to a heart attack, and Nao Nao rode with her in the ambulance. He has been with her at the hospital ever since. Read more from the Croatian Times:

A loyal pup has set up home in a hospital’s A&E unit in northern China after his owner collapsed from a heart attack.

Loyal pal, Nao Nao, has been living in the emergency department of the First Clinical Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun ever since his owner was brought in a week ago.

Hospital administrator Wang Ts’ai said: “He came with his owner in the ambulance all the way here and we can’t get rid of him.”

He added: “He hangs around the automatic doors and when someone goes in or out, in he runs and goes straight to his owner’s bed.

"We don’t want to put him in the pound because we think he is good for his owner so we put up with him."

Medics say Nao Nao’s owner, Fen Hsueh 43, is recovering from the heart attack that put her in hospital but will have to remain there for at least another week.

Wang Ts’ai explained: “Some of the staff have started feeding him so now we’ll probably never get rid of him as long as his owner is here.

"But he’s a very loyal little dog and is certainly helping his owner."

Hopefully this loyal dog can go home with his owner soon. Click here for the full story. 

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GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD FOR PRISON DOG-TRAINING PROGRAM - We save the lives of at-risk shelter dogs by training prison inmates to care for, and socialize them to enhance their adoptability.”

This past Monday, a graduation ceremony was held at the Philadelphia Prison System for participants in the “New Leash on Life USA" training program. New Leash on Life USA is an organization that helps shelter dogs by pairing them up with inmates for training. The program lasts for 12 weeks. Here’s more from CBS Philly:

“These dogs have had very terrible past lives, and we want them to be in the right homes,” said Marchese.

One of them, Gouda, even has the personality and traits to become a service dog, for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

One of the trainers, Juan Bennett, who was matched up with Bleu, was dressed in street clothes, rather than an orange prison jumpsuit. He was released three weeks early, but asked to stay for three weeks to finish the program with his team. It wasn’t allowed, but he was applauded for the thought.

Another former inmate, Dwayne Marks, was Alumnus Guest Speaker.

“I’m a veterinary nurse, now,” Marks said.

He was part of a 2012 graduating class with rescue dogs from the city shelter, named after Phillies players; he had Shane.

Part of this year’s graduating class, inmate-trainer Kenneth Robinson, who spent time with Cheddar, thanked New Leash On Life for the opportunity to learn how to train and care for dogs.

“That’s exactly what this program is about. It’s about second chances,” Robinson said.

Thanks to New Leash on Life and its participants, many dogs now have great new homes. Click here for the full story and here to learn more about New Leash on Life USA. (Photos from their Facebook page via Kristina Hall Photography)

STUDENT CREATES “RESCUE ROPES” TO BENEFIT SHELTER - "When I learned that many animals were being put to sleep in shelters everyday, I knew I would spend the rest of my life fighting for those innocent, and deserving animals."

Emma Hewson, 17, from North Carolina has started Rescue Ropes to benefit a shelter named Catering to Cats and Dogs and other organizations. Hewson recycles t-shirts and twists them into chew ropes for dogs. Proceeds are donated to the shelter. Read more from the Rescue Ropes website:

I was often turned down by many of my local shelters and rescues when I wanted to help. They would say I was too young to work with the dogs, but that I could do a donation drive if I wanted to help. I did a few drives in my school, but that was not enough for me. 
​I recently came across a rescue group called Catering to Cats and Dogs. Since signing up to volunteer with them, I have organized, and run fundraising and adoption events, handled dogs at events, and have had the opportunity to watch families fall in love with a dog to ultimately take him/her home. I and other volunteers have come up with Rescue Ropes as a way to raise the funds we need to keep saving dogs from horrible situations. To us this is a passion to keep these animals safe, and live the life they all deserve to live no matter the breed or age. I want to thank you in advance for your support by purchasing a Rescue Rope. These dogs may not be able to say thank you, but they sure can show it. <3

Thanks to Emma’s efforts, many dogs will have a second chance at life. Best of luck to Rescue Ropes! Click here to order a Rescue Rope and to learn more about Hewson’s efforts. Also, click here for more about Catering to Cats and Dogs. (Photos from the Rescue Ropes Facebook page; additional info from the Charlotte Observer)

SHELTER RECEIVES OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AFTER TRAGIC FIRE - "With the help of the fire service and police we were able to save approx 150 dogs. Sadly we have lost approx 50 to the fire."

After a large fire at the Manchester Dogs’ Home in the UK killed almost 50 dogs Thursday night, thousands of people have stepped up to support the shelter. Immediately after the fire, local residents arrived on the scene to help rescue the dogs and provide blankets and water. In addition, over 1 million pounds in donations have been received from all over the world. Thanks to the efforts of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and volunteers, approximately 150 dogs were saved from the fire. The Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home has stated:

The local community has rallied around us and a drop off point for donations has been designated at Christchurch on water st. harpurhey - food and blankets are our main need at the moment 


We owe a great thanks to Animal Wardens, Dogs Trust Manchester, Pennine Pen and Numerous RSPCA inspectors for their assistance in transport to other kennels for the dogs that survived, there are too many individuals to thank by name

Avenue St vets attended to provide vet care in conjunction with our vet team to any injured dogs
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Our staff and volunteers that had to enter the premises to rescue the live dogs will never be able to put this horrific event behind them. The dogs that were lost tonight were not just strays in a kennel, they were the dogs that they cared for and helped to rehabilitate and had hopes of seeing them into their new homes. 

Click here to donate to the Manchester Dogs’ Home and here for more information from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. (Images from the GMFRS)

RETIRED SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG FROM GROUND ZERO STILL HELPS OTHERS - "She’s a 15-year-old golden retriever named Bretagne, and she’s believed to be the last surviving search dog who worked at Ground Zero in New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."

A 15-year-old Golden Retriever named Bretagne is believed to be the last remaining search and rescue dog who worked directly at Ground Zero after 9/11.  Bretagne was adopted as a puppy by Denise Corliss, trained to become a search and rescue dog, and was later accepted into Texas Task Force 1. Their first job was to search for survivors at Ground Zero. Bretagne retired from rescue work in 2008, but she still works with children to help them read and acts as an ambassador for search and rescue dogs. Bretagne is now a finalist for the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards. Read more from Today:

She’s a 15-year-old golden retriever named Bretagne, and she’s believed to be the last surviving search dog who worked at Ground Zero in New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (One other surviving search dog from 9/11, a 15-year-old English springer spaniel named Morgan, worked at Staten Island.)

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Bretagne persevered through nearly two weeks of 12-hour shifts at Ground Zero. On her very first search, she had to balance precariously on a wet metal beam — and she slipped. But she recovered quickly, pulling herself back up onto the beam with her front paws and continuing to sniff intently as if nothing had happened.

Even though she had just turned 2 — an age when many canines relish romping, chewing and making mischief — Bretagne kept offering herself up to grim-faced first responders. On one occasion, Bretagne left Corliss’ side with urgency and hurried toward a sullen firefighter sitting on the ground. Concerned, Corliss implored Bretagne to come back, sit and stay — to no avail.

“I was surprised that she wasn’t listening to me, but she really wasn’t — it was like she was flipping me the paw,” Corliss said. “She went right to that firefighter and laid down next to him and put her head on his lap.”

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In the years that followed 9/11, Bretagne and Corliss deployed together to numerous disaster sites, including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ivan. Bretagne retired from formal search work at age 9 — but today, even though she’s roughly 93 in human years, she still loves to work. When school’s in session, she dons a service vest and prances purposefully through a local elementary school, where she helps first-graders and children with special needs learn how to read out loud.

Bretagne is a beautiful and gentle dog. Best of luck to Bretagne as she enjoys the later years of her amazing life. Click here for the full story and here to vote for Bretagne at the American Humane Association website. (Photos via today.com)

DOG HELPS OUT ON THE FARM - "[B]efore long he was carrying the bucket himself, hooking it on the pump and then standing on the lever so that the water comes out and then bringing the bucket back without spilling it.&#8221;
Lemon, a Giant Schnauzer, lives on a farm with his owner in Tara, Russia. He has somehow learned to perform chores from his owner, a former dog trainer for the Russian army. Lemon can carry a bucket to the pump, fill it with water, and carry the bucket back home. He can also plow a field. Read more from the Metro:

Lemon’s 47-year-old owner, Alexander Matitsyn, purchased Lemon after retiring from the Russian Army.
Matitsyn served as an army dog trainer, so it was natural for him to try and teach Lemon basic farming methods.
‘I made him carry the bucket to get water from the yard because we aren’t on a mains water supply here, and before long he was carrying the bucket himself, hooking it on the pump and then standing on the lever so that the water comes out and then bringing the bucket back without spilling it.’
Most people would be impressed if their dog brought them the paper in the morning, so a pooch that fills and carries buckets is really something special.
Unsurprisingly, Lemon’s skills don’t end there. He can also plough a straight line, as well as drive a skiddoo around the farm on the outskirts of the city of Tara in Omsk Oblast.

Perhaps Lemon gets paid with treats and belly rubs after a long day at work. Click here for the full story. 

DOG HELPS OUT ON THE FARM - "[B]efore long he was carrying the bucket himself, hooking it on the pump and then standing on the lever so that the water comes out and then bringing the bucket back without spilling it.”

Lemon, a Giant Schnauzer, lives on a farm with his owner in Tara, Russia. He has somehow learned to perform chores from his owner, a former dog trainer for the Russian army. Lemon can carry a bucket to the pump, fill it with water, and carry the bucket back home. He can also plow a field. Read more from the Metro:

Lemon’s 47-year-old owner, Alexander Matitsyn, purchased Lemon after retiring from the Russian Army.

Matitsyn served as an army dog trainer, so it was natural for him to try and teach Lemon basic farming methods.

‘I made him carry the bucket to get water from the yard because we aren’t on a mains water supply here, and before long he was carrying the bucket himself, hooking it on the pump and then standing on the lever so that the water comes out and then bringing the bucket back without spilling it.’

Most people would be impressed if their dog brought them the paper in the morning, so a pooch that fills and carries buckets is really something special.

Unsurprisingly, Lemon’s skills don’t end there. He can also plough a straight line, as well as drive a skiddoo around the farm on the outskirts of the city of Tara in Omsk Oblast.

Perhaps Lemon gets paid with treats and belly rubs after a long day at work. Click here for the full story. 

Recently, my mom rescued the sweetest little puppy, Sophie. She’s a 7 month old maltese-cockapoo-terrier mix who, unfortunately, has Parvo. Parvo is an extremely contagious virus that attacks rapidly dividing cells, like those in the GI tract or bone marrow, and is often deadly without treatment. This is the second time my family’s rescued a sick dog from the shelter, and this time we’re hoping to give this little girl a fighting chance despite the handicap of veterinary costs. If anyone can lend a helping hand by donating toward our puppy’s treatment here, or by reblogging, we would be so grateful. My mom is a single parent with two kids in college and is trying so hard to save Sophie, but she is struggling to provide her with the veterinary hospitalization she needs.
Thank you for your help &lt;3

Recently, my mom rescued the sweetest little puppy, Sophie. She’s a 7 month old maltese-cockapoo-terrier mix who, unfortunately, has Parvo. Parvo is an extremely contagious virus that attacks rapidly dividing cells, like those in the GI tract or bone marrow, and is often deadly without treatment. This is the second time my family’s rescued a sick dog from the shelter, and this time we’re hoping to give this little girl a fighting chance despite the handicap of veterinary costs. If anyone can lend a helping hand by donating toward our puppy’s treatment here, or by reblogging, we would be so grateful. My mom is a single parent with two kids in college and is trying so hard to save Sophie, but she is struggling to provide her with the veterinary hospitalization she needs.

Thank you for your help <3

"SAD-FACED" DOG FINDS A HOME - &#8220;A dog whose sad face put off potential owners has finally found new owners, after becoming the longest serving resident at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.&#8221;
A Rottweiler mix named Bless was waiting for someone to adopt her at the Battersea Dogs &amp; Cats Home in London. Bless gained attention because of her &#8220;sad&#8221; expression. However, she was continuously passed over for adoption and was the longest resident at the shelter. Bless has finally been adopted and she will become a member of the Shoesmith family in Essex. Read more from The Telegraph:


Bless, a Rottweiler-cross, had been without a home for more than five months after being picked up as a stray.


Staff at the home feared the dog&#8217;s permanently mournful expression was putting off potential owners, but after news of her plight came to light she has finally been taken in.


Geoff and Sylvia Shoesmith, of Chelmsford, have given a new home to the six year old dog and have praised her &#8220;loving personality&#8221; and &#8220;calm temperament.&#8221;

Mr Shoesmith said: &#8220;She&#8217;s fantastic, I can&#8217;t fault her.

"She&#8217;s got that sort of face that never gives much away - but as soon as you put your coat on and it&#8217;s time to take her out, then she positively bounces."


Bless has a beautiful expression and it&#8217;s great that she finally has a new home. Click here for the full story. (Photo from the Battersea Dogs &amp; Cats Home Facebook page)

"SAD-FACED" DOG FINDS A HOME - A dog whose sad face put off potential owners has finally found new owners, after becoming the longest serving resident at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.”

A Rottweiler mix named Bless was waiting for someone to adopt her at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London. Bless gained attention because of her “sad” expression. However, she was continuously passed over for adoption and was the longest resident at the shelter. Bless has finally been adopted and she will become a member of the Shoesmith family in Essex. Read more from The Telegraph:

Bless, a Rottweiler-cross, had been without a home for more than five months after being picked up as a stray.

Staff at the home feared the dog’s permanently mournful expression was putting off potential owners, but after news of her plight came to light she has finally been taken in.

Geoff and Sylvia Shoesmith, of Chelmsford, have given a new home to the six year old dog and have praised her “loving personality” and “calm temperament.”

Mr Shoesmith said: “She’s fantastic, I can’t fault her.

"She’s got that sort of face that never gives much away - but as soon as you put your coat on and it’s time to take her out, then she positively bounces."

Bless has a beautiful expression and it’s great that she finally has a new home. Click here for the full story. (Photo from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Facebook page)

DOG REFUSES TO LEAVE OWNER&#8217;S GRAVE - "[T]hey drove back to the graveyard and tried to coax the dog away with biscuits and water, but he would just whimper and put his head down, refusing to budge."
A dog named Tommy was spotted lying on top of a grave in India by volunteers from a rescue organization called the Blue Cross of India. They learned that the Tommy&#8217;s 18-year-old owner had recently passed away in an accident. Despite having been there for over two weeks, Tommy refused to leave the grave. The late owner&#8217;s mother was contacted and she brought him home. Read more from the Blue Cross of India:

From the owner of the liquor shop and the adjacent cigarette shop, they learned that the dog had been the constant companion of an 18-year old boy from the same locality who had been hit by a speeding motorcycle and died, on the 2nd of August.
Dawn went over to the house everyone said was the deceased boy&#8217;s and located the youth&#8217;s mother. The mother, informed our team that she had assumed that Tommy, the dog, had run away when her son died. The mother of the young man accompanied Dawn back to the grave. When he saw her, Tommy got up and went slowly to her. It was obvious that he hadn&#8217;t eaten much (if anything at all) in days. Tommy rested his head on her feet and cried some more, as the mother bent down and, lifting his head up, kissed him, before burying her face against his neck and crying. 
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The mother picked up Tommy and carried him back to her house, telling our team, as she left, that she had wrongfully thought, because her only child had died, that she had nothing to live for. 
With the words that she still had one son in Tommy, she thanked our team and the two went back home.

Lets hope that Tommy can recover from his loss and find peace at home. Click here for more information from the Blue Cross of India.

DOG REFUSES TO LEAVE OWNER’S GRAVE - "[T]hey drove back to the graveyard and tried to coax the dog away with biscuits and water, but he would just whimper and put his head down, refusing to budge."

A dog named Tommy was spotted lying on top of a grave in India by volunteers from a rescue organization called the Blue Cross of India. They learned that the Tommy’s 18-year-old owner had recently passed away in an accident. Despite having been there for over two weeks, Tommy refused to leave the grave. The late owner’s mother was contacted and she brought him home. Read more from the Blue Cross of India:

From the owner of the liquor shop and the adjacent cigarette shop, they learned that the dog had been the constant companion of an 18-year old boy from the same locality who had been hit by a speeding motorcycle and died, on the 2nd of August.

Dawn went over to the house everyone said was the deceased boy’s and located the youth’s mother. The mother, informed our team that she had assumed that Tommy, the dog, had run away when her son died. The mother of the young man accompanied Dawn back to the grave. When he saw her, Tommy got up and went slowly to her. It was obvious that he hadn’t eaten much (if anything at all) in days. Tommy rested his head on her feet and cried some more, as the mother bent down and, lifting his head up, kissed him, before burying her face against his neck and crying. 

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The mother picked up Tommy and carried him back to her house, telling our team, as she left, that she had wrongfully thought, because her only child had died, that she had nothing to live for. 

With the words that she still had one son in Tommy, she thanked our team and the two went back home.

Lets hope that Tommy can recover from his loss and find peace at home. Click here for more information from the Blue Cross of India.

PUPPY IS 4 INCHES TALL AND WEIGHS 11 OUNCES - Miniature ten-week-old Tyson measures barely 4.5 inches tall and is barely a quarter of the size of his four brothers and sisters.”

Tyson is a ten-week-old Chihuahua/Lhasa Apso mix. He had to be fed with a liquid dropper and a special crate was necessary to accommodate his small size. Although he was rejected by his siblings because of his size, he now has many fans. Tyson is believed to be the smallest dog in the U.K. 

DOG SAVES GIRL FROM DROWNING - “She held on to his neck and he gently towed her back to shore. It was quite incredible.”

Earlier this month, a Newfoundland named Hugo was at a beach in England with his family. When a girl started to struggle out at sea, Hugo and his owner swam out to help her.  The girl grabbed on to Hugo’s neck and he pulled her back to the beach. Hugo happens to be trained in water rescue. Read more from the Daily Record:

“We had been there a while when an English lady came up to me and said her grandchild was in trouble out at sea.

“Both her grandchildren had been bodyboarding off the beach. The boy managed to turn round and come back in but the girl had drifted out to sea and couldn’t get back to shore.”

It was the ideal opportunity for Hugo – a member of the Scottish Newfoundland Club and trained in water rescue – to put his life-saving skills to the test.

Lynn said: “My husband waded into the sea with Hugo and sent him out to the little girl.

“She held on to his neck and he gently towed her back to shore. It was quite incredible.

“The lady could not thank us enough but in all the excitement, I forgot to ask the girl’s name. She was only about 11.

“She was so lucky Hugo was there that day. What could have happened if he wasn’t, doesn’t bear thinking about.

Another example of a dog doing amazing things. Click here for the full story. 

COMMUNITY SEARCHES FOR STRAY DOG WITH BOTTLE ON HEAD - &#8220;There&#8217;s a hole on top of the jug and Lori Privitt, a dog rescuer, says the animal can eat and drink by using the jug to scoop up the food and water.&#8221;
A dog, now named Fern, was spotted wandering around with a water bottle stuck on her head in the Ferndale, Arkansas area. Unfortunately, Fern runs off when someone comes near, and volunteers have been unable to catch her. The local community is still trying to find Fern so she can be helped. The Fern&#8217;s Road to Rescue Facebook page has been set up to share information. Let&#8217;s hope Fern is rescued soon from her unusual predicament. Click here to learn more about Fern at Fox 16. 

COMMUNITY SEARCHES FOR STRAY DOG WITH BOTTLE ON HEAD - There’s a hole on top of the jug and Lori Privitt, a dog rescuer, says the animal can eat and drink by using the jug to scoop up the food and water.”

A dog, now named Fern, was spotted wandering around with a water bottle stuck on her head in the Ferndale, Arkansas area. Unfortunately, Fern runs off when someone comes near, and volunteers have been unable to catch her. The local community is still trying to find Fern so she can be helped. The Fern’s Road to Rescue Facebook page has been set up to share information. Let’s hope Fern is rescued soon from her unusual predicament. Click here to learn more about Fern at Fox 16. 

Anonymous said: I don't know if you know a lot about dog breeds, but I was wondering how to find the breed of a dog. My mother's favorite dog died and she said she would love to have a dog similar to him, I just don't know the breed.

Sorry about the loss of your mother’s dog. Perhaps you can browse this website: https://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/?see-all=1 and look for a similar dog. Or you can submit a picture and/or description and maybe someone on Tumblr will be able to help. Good luck!