Category Archives: Awesome Stories

How One Special Dog is Saving the Whales

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Tucker is an 8-year old black Lab mix and the world’s only canine marine biologist. Formerly a stray on the streets of Seattle, this special dog now spends his time sniffing out and tracking orca, also known as killer whales, off the coast of Washington. You see, Tucker is the only dog in the world…

MUST SEE VIDEO: Senior Golden Retriever Snuggles Baby Chicks

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One photographer is showing the world that senior dogs are just as precious as puppies. Photographer Candice Sedighan’s favorite subject to shoot (and we can see why!) is her 11-year old Golden Retriever, Champ. An avid animal lover, Candice recently had the opportunity to foster a clutch of baby chicks in her home until they…

VIDEO: Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Has Gone to the Dogs!

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There’s nothing that makes us happier than watching dogs having fun! The Pet Collective is at it again, this time with a smile-inducing puppy and dog version of Pharrell Williams’ Grammy Award winning hit, “Happy!” And, this video promises nothing short of big smiles, a few giggles, and a couple of “awww’s.” Some sample lyrics…

Navy SEALS Dogs: Bulletproof,Waterproof, High-Tech

There’s no doubt about it, our Navy SEALS are heroes. But, did you know that many of the special operations and dangerous missions they complete might not be possible without the help of specially trained – and specially outfitted -  four-legged SEALS? Not only do these amazing pooches sniff out bombs, track human targets, and…

VIDEO: 3-Legged Dog Helps 4-Legged Friend

Having only 3 legs doesn’t matter when your heart is so big! The short Beagle in this video is lucky to have such a good (and tall!) friend. Watch how the disabled dog shows that having only 3 legs still trumps being short!

Ready For Iditarod? Sound Like It with this Guide to Musher’s Lingo

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This Saturday, March 1, marked the official start date of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® in Alaska. The exciting race officially started in Willow, Alaska, when the first musher crossed the start line, and ends with the last musher crossing the finish line in Nome about 12 days later. The nearly 1,000-mile sled…

Shelter Dogs are the Biggest Winners at This Year’s Academy Awards!

This Sunday, March 2nd marks the 86th year of the Academy Awards – but, for the first time ever, shelter and rescue dogs will be the biggest winners of all! This year, celebrities who don’t take home the Oscar Gold are still BIG winners in the pet community. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company,…

New Study: Owning a Dog Can Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

In a scientific statement published yin the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, it was revealed that owning a dog  can reduce a person’s risk for developing heart disease. Glenn N. Levine, M.D., a professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, said, ““Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk…

VIDEO: Higgins the Pug Needs a Valentine! Could Your Dog Be a Match?

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This Valentine’s Day, we need your help to find a date for our very special friend Higgins. He’s been alone as long as we can remember and has yet to find true (puppy) love. Does your pooch have what it takes to teach this old dog new tricks? Submit a photo of your dog to…

Westminster ‘Best in Show’ Hopeful Saves Owner’s Life

He may not have won the big title yet, but this Doberman Pinscher named Troy is already a fan favorite in the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – and it’s not just for his stunning good looks. This dog’s a true hero! Three years ago, when Troy was only 4-month old, he saved his…

Meet The 2013 Dogington Post Awards Winners!

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The votes are in! The second annual Dogington Post Awards were met with a huge response from you, our readers and fans. You told us which toys and treats your pup loves best, which dry, wet, organic, and raw foods keep him healthy and happy, which ambassaDog most inspires you, and which animal rescue organizations…

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