"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)

"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’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.

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 - “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. 

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! 

DOG DIES AFTER GETTING HELP FOR INJURED OWNERS - ”There’s a reason this sweet pup gave her life. So that her owners could have it. The sweet angel will be missed.”
A dog named Cora ran onto the highway in Othello, Washington, after her owners crashed their car in a field and sustained serious injuries. Cora ran to get help but was tragically hit by a deputy from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office who happened to be passing by. The deputy got out of his car to investigate and discovered Cora’s owners. Here’s more from KEPR:

Sgt. Coronado accidentally ran into Cora on Highway 26, headed east out of Othello Thursday night. It was pitch black, making it nearly impossible to spot Cora when she darted onto the roadway. She was apparently looking for help. Just as Sgt. Coronado went to check on her, his spotlight shined on something in the nearby field."My lights started glowing off an object in the middle of the field, and that’s what led me to find the collision itself," said Sgt. Coronado.That led him to Joshua and Shelby Keller. Deputies tell me these are photos of the siblings, who were traveling to the westside from WSU Pullman."I, all of a sudden, see a man jumping up and down in the field, waving his hands. And that’s when it started to hit me like ‘oh my God. Something’s going on here,’" said Sgt. Coronado.
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There’s a reason this sweet pup gave her life. So that her owners could have it. The sweet angel will be missed.We’re told Shelby is recovering in a Spokane hospital from non-life threatening injuries. We reached out to the siblings. And while they declined an on-camera interview, Joshua did say this: “It’s hard to think she’s gone, but was truly an angel to us.”

Cora was a courageous dog who loved her owners to the end. May she rest in peace. Click here for the full story and a news video. (Screenshot from KEPR)

DOG DIES AFTER GETTING HELP FOR INJURED OWNERS - There’s a reason this sweet pup gave her life. So that her owners could have it. The sweet angel will be missed.”

A dog named Cora ran onto the highway in Othello, Washington, after her owners crashed their car in a field and sustained serious injuries. Cora ran to get help but was tragically hit by a deputy from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office who happened to be passing by. The deputy got out of his car to investigate and discovered Cora’s owners. Here’s more from KEPR:

Sgt. Coronado accidentally ran into Cora on Highway 26, headed east out of Othello Thursday night. It was pitch black, making it nearly impossible to spot Cora when she darted onto the roadway. She was apparently looking for help. Just as Sgt. Coronado went to check on her, his spotlight shined on something in the nearby field.

"My lights started glowing off an object in the middle of the field, and that’s what led me to find the collision itself," said Sgt. Coronado.

That led him to Joshua and Shelby Keller. Deputies tell me these are photos of the siblings, who were traveling to the westside from WSU Pullman.

"I, all of a sudden, see a man jumping up and down in the field, waving his hands. And that’s when it started to hit me like ‘oh my God. Something’s going on here,’" said Sgt. Coronado.

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There’s a reason this sweet pup gave her life. So that her owners could have it. The sweet angel will be missed.

We’re told Shelby is recovering in a Spokane hospital from non-life threatening injuries. We reached out to the siblings. And while they declined an on-camera interview, Joshua did say this: “It’s hard to think she’s gone, but was truly an angel to us.”

Cora was a courageous dog who loved her owners to the end. May she rest in peace. Click here for the full story and a news video. (Screenshot from KEPR)

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Two weeks ago we found this very cute and friendly puppy wandering around our apartment complex parking lot.  She was very skinny and had fleas.  We took her into our home gave her a bath and food.  We have looked for her owner but no luck.  After two weeks in our home our children have be come very attached to her.  Unfortunately, my husband and I are a little strapped for cash.  The dog is going to need new puppy shots, flea & tick control, heartworm pills, and eventually spayed.  She also needs to have a new collar, leash, and bowls.  Most of the things that we are using are from a previous dog that died several years ago.  Most of the items are old and need to be replaced.  We have a crate (from the previous dog) but she really needs the next size up for her to be completely comfortable inside it.  We could really use some help paying for the initial expenses for the puppy.  Any amount would help.  If you could please reblog this post it would help us spread the word.  Thank you so much.

~Heather & Dan

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I understand if you don’t want requests for donations on this blog, but I would really appreciate it.
This is our 6 year old Great Pyrenees, Yuri. We’ve only had him for 2 years since we adopted him from our local shelter. He’s the most amazing dog and has a beautiful soul. 
We’re asking for donations because he was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer in his left front leg, luckily it hasn’t spread to his chest yet. Our vet said that the best form of treatment would be amputation of his leg, since chemo does not have a great track record of being successful with this form of cancer.
The cost to amputate is estimated to be from $1,000- $1,300.
We’re also expecting the cost to raise because we’ll most likely need to do at least a few rounds of chemo/radiation in order to ensure that the cancer is completely gone from his body. 
We love this dog so much, and would love to give him as many years as possible. Any amount you could give would be greatly appreciated. 
http://www.gofundme.com/treat-yuris-cancer
If you would like a thank you note, please leave your address in my inbox at http://www.t-t-t-torrence.tumblr.com

I understand if you don’t want requests for donations on this blog, but I would really appreciate it.

This is our 6 year old Great Pyrenees, Yuri. We’ve only had him for 2 years since we adopted him from our local shelter. He’s the most amazing dog and has a beautiful soul. 

We’re asking for donations because he was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer in his left front leg, luckily it hasn’t spread to his chest yet. Our vet said that the best form of treatment would be amputation of his leg, since chemo does not have a great track record of being successful with this form of cancer.

The cost to amputate is estimated to be from $1,000- $1,300.

We’re also expecting the cost to raise because we’ll most likely need to do at least a few rounds of chemo/radiation in order to ensure that the cancer is completely gone from his body. 

We love this dog so much, and would love to give him as many years as possible. Any amount you could give would be greatly appreciated. 

http://www.gofundme.com/treat-yuris-cancer

If you would like a thank you note, please leave your address in my inbox at http://www.t-t-t-torrence.tumblr.com

BOY CLIMBS INTO STORM DRAIN TO SAVE DOG - Grant knew he was the only one who was small enough to fit inside.”

Last Sunday a 15-year-old Shih Tzu in Plano, Texas, named Macy somehow fell into a storm drain and could not get out. Several adults tried to reach Macy to no avail. A 9-year-old boy neighbor named Grant Snodgrass was the only one small enough to climb into the drain. He climbed down and successfully rescued Macy. Here’s more from WFAA:

The nine-year-old — who is about to enter third grade — ran down the street to see what was happening. And there he found a neighbor reaching into a curbside storm drain, trying to retrieve his tiny dog, a 10 pound, 15-year-old Shih Tzu named Macy. Macy had slipped and fallen right into the opening of the drain.

"The neighbor was right here, leaning down with the leash, trying to get it over the dog’s neck; but when the leash got onto it’s neck, it always backed away," Grant said.

Forty-five minutes of a terribly hot August day passed, and finally Grant’s father and the neighbor decided opening up the manhole and climbing down in to the drain was the only way to retrieve the dog.

And Grant knew he was the only one who was small enough to fit inside.

"I had to go down the hole; I couldn’t do anything else," he said.

So with the adults helping him in and then out, he was able to get little Macy to safety.

"It was pretty creepy," Grant said. "It felt slimy, there were bugs everywhere, and water everywhere."

"I bumped my head… it only hurt for a second," he added. "Then I handed up the dog and I got out."

Great job by Grant. Thankfully there appear to have been no major injuries. Click here for the full story and a news video. 

FROM DEATH ROW TO NATIONAL AWARD WINNER - Gander was nearly euthanized in a Colorado animal shelter, but he holds no grudge against mankind and is now being nationally recognized for his work as a service dog for a disabled Vietnam veteran…”

A Labradoodle named Gander was rescued by an organization called Freedom Service Dogs shortly before he was to be euthanized. He was trained through a prison program in Colorado to become a service dog.  Gander was then paired up with Lon Hodges, a Vietnam veteran from Illinois who was diagnosed with PTSD. Gander and Hodges have visited various hospitals and made appearances at charity events. Recently, the American Kennel Club awarded Gander with their AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence in the service dog category. He is the first mixed breed dog to win the award. Read more from the Vernon Hills Review:

The committee that reviews nominees did in fact approve Gander as the first ever mixed breed to win an AKC award. The group said Gander has made major strides in raising public awareness on how dogs can help disabled veterans.

The journey for Hodge began three years ago when he was prescribed a service dog for his post-traumatic stress disorder and severe arthritis caused by an autoimmune disorder. At that time, Hodge was so overwhelmed by fears that he couldn’t leave his house and barely slept.

Gander was days away from being euthanized when the organization Freedom Service Dogs rescued him and trained him at Canõn City Penitentiary in Colorado.

After their first seven months together, Hodge became fully mobile. Gander is trained to retrieve anything Hodge needs, and he calms the veteran through physical contact when he senses anxiety building up.

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“I’m bound to do this mission of representing disabled vets,” Hodge said. “I have no choice anymore. Gander is so personable and so loved, that my message actually carries weight and thousands of vets depend on me to tell their stories of pain. I sometimes question whether I want that responsibility because I relive their pain, but it’s a noble task that I now realize I’m addicted to.”

Gander was given a second chance at life, and he has certainly made the most of the opportunity by helping many, many people. Congratulations to Hodges and Gander. Click here for the full story. (Photos from Gander’s Facebook page

THE “DRIVEN TO BARK” CAMPAIGN 

Petplan has started the 'Driven to Bark' campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars. There is also a White House petition which encourages the passing of laws to address this issue. Unfortunately we hear reports every summer about dogs being left inside hot cars. Click here to learn more about the Driven to Bark campaign. Please share! 

The Slo Mo Guys have released a transfixing video of a dog catching treats and running. I think I can watch this all day. 

Robin Williams sometimes posted photos of his Pug, Leonard, on his Instagram feed. Leonard’s mother, Clementine, is a puppy mill survivor who was rescued by Curly Tail Pug Rescue. She gave birth to a litter of puppies but Leonard was the only one who survived. Williams adopted Leonard in 2010 and was an advocate for dog adoption. 
Leonard appears to have been loved very much. 

Robin Williams sometimes posted photos of his Pug, Leonard, on his Instagram feedLeonard’s mother, Clementine, is a puppy mill survivor who was rescued by Curly Tail Pug Rescue. She gave birth to a litter of puppies but Leonard was the only one who survived. Williams adopted Leonard in 2010 and was an advocate for dog adoption. 

Leonard appears to have been loved very much. 

SEEING-EYE DOG KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY ROBBERS - “He says when Lady was knocked out, he thought she was dead. He was overjoyed when learned she is alive and well. His guide dog is not only his best friend, but she is his eyes.”
Francis Shannon and his seeing-eye dog, Lady, were robbed by three men in Hartford, Connecticut last week. Shannon and Lady were both beaten and Lady lost consciousness.  Fortunately, Lady seems to have recovered. The terrible men who did this are still at large. Read more from WTNH:

A blind Hartford man is beaten and attacked outside his apartment building on Sigourney Street, and the crooks even beat up his seeing-eye dog.
The alleged victim, 49-year-old Francis Shannon, says it happened last Sunday when he went to take his dog out for a walk, but he only recently told police, fearing retaliation from the men.
He says three men beat him, held a knife to his throat and took off with his wallet. He says they also kicked and beat his seeing-eye dog, Lady, until she was unconscious. “One guy starts kicking me and punching me in the stomach and in the chest and I could feel a knife up to my throat,” said Shannon.
He says when Lady was knocked out, he thought she was dead. He was overjoyed when learned she is alive and well. His guide dog is not only his best friend, but she is his eyes.
He said he hopes the police catch the men who attacked him and Lady. It’ll be tough, because, being blind, he can’t give them a description. However, he says he recognizes the voices of the men who attacked him because they hang out regularly at a deli only a couple of blocks from where he lives.

Let’s hope Lady and her owner can recover from this traumatic incident. Click here for the full story and a news video. 

SEEING-EYE DOG KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY ROBBERS - He says when Lady was knocked out, he thought she was dead. He was overjoyed when learned she is alive and well. His guide dog is not only his best friend, but she is his eyes.”

Francis Shannon and his seeing-eye dog, Lady, were robbed by three men in Hartford, Connecticut last week. Shannon and Lady were both beaten and Lady lost consciousness.  Fortunately, Lady seems to have recovered. The terrible men who did this are still at large. Read more from WTNH:

A blind Hartford man is beaten and attacked outside his apartment building on Sigourney Street, and the crooks even beat up his seeing-eye dog.

The alleged victim, 49-year-old Francis Shannon, says it happened last Sunday when he went to take his dog out for a walk, but he only recently told police, fearing retaliation from the men.

He says three men beat him, held a knife to his throat and took off with his wallet. He says they also kicked and beat his seeing-eye dog, Lady, until she was unconscious. “One guy starts kicking me and punching me in the stomach and in the chest and I could feel a knife up to my throat,” said Shannon.

He says when Lady was knocked out, he thought she was dead. He was overjoyed when learned she is alive and well. His guide dog is not only his best friend, but she is his eyes.

He said he hopes the police catch the men who attacked him and Lady. It’ll be tough, because, being blind, he can’t give them a description. However, he says he recognizes the voices of the men who attacked him because they hang out regularly at a deli only a couple of blocks from where he lives.

Let’s hope Lady and her owner can recover from this traumatic incident. Click here for the full story and a news video.