Category Archives: Heroic & Inspiring

10 Life Lessons Taught by Dogs

Dogs are so much more than just a loyal companion. If you look closely, you can really learn a lot from that four-legged cutie curled up at your feet. Here are 10 of our favorite life lessons that we learned from dogs. What wonderful ways of life has your dog taught you?

VIDEO: 2-Legged Boxer’s First Trip to the Beach is PAW-some!

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Someone forgot to tell this amazing fella that he’s only got 2 legs! Duncan Lou Who originally made headlines after being born with severely deformed back legs that required groundbreaking amputation. Panda Paws Rescue, the organization that cared for and raised the now 9-month old pup explained, “He has a wheel chair, but can’t stand…

A Must-See Short Film About Love and Destiny, Featuring Dogs: “Le Sauvetage (The Rescue)”

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For anyone ever rescued by a pet… a magical tale about finding love, companionship, and your true destiny… with a little help from a friend. “Le Sauvetage (The Rescue)” is a short film premiering at the Sonoma International Film Festival, and selected for the Festival de Cannes Court Metrage. The six-minute tale, shown below, is…

Retired Racing Greyhound is Rescued, Becomes the Rescuer

It must have been fate that brought a central Indiana family and a rescued Greyhound together. Just two months after adopting Clobberhead, he became his forever family’s biggest hero. In a classic tale of the rescued becoming the rescuer, “Clobber” the Greyhound is credited with potentially saving multiple lives by alerting his new family to…

Hero Dog Saves Disabled Man From House Fire

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Without the help of his loyal companion, a disabled man would likely have perished in the fire that gutted his Jacksonville, Florida home on Tuesday. Jerry Williams credits his dog, Sweetie, a Sheltie/Pomeranian mix, and a home care nurse that happened to be driving by his home as he yelled for help with saving his…

Family Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter

A Charleston, South Carolina family credits the family dog with “sniffing out” an abusive babysitter hired to care for their 7-month old son. Benjamin and Hope Jordan took all the right steps in finding a babysitter for their son, 7-month old Finn. After interviewing several prospects and running criminal background checks, Alexis Kahn seemed like…

Hero Dog Saves Elderly Man From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

When 80-year old Jack Farrell adopted Max, a 90-pound German Shepherd, about a year ago he was looking for companionship. Little did he know, his four-legged friend would someday save his life. Somehow Max knew his buddy was in serious danger when a wall heater in their Novato, California home malfunctioned, filling the house with…

For Those That Think “It’s Just a Dog”

From time to time people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or “That’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, time spent, or costs involved for “Just a dog.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “Just a dog.” Many hours have passed with…

VIDEO: 2-Legged Chihuahua and Fluffy Chicken Become Best Friends!

When Penny, a Silkie Chicken, was just 9 weeks old, she was rescued from a tough life as an experimental testing subject. Instead of being disposed of when her usefulness to the experiments was over, she began a new life as a spoiled house chicken. But, Penny would sometimes become lonely at home alone during…

An Abandoned Dog’s New Owner Posts Touching Craigslist Ad

Sadly, the popular classified ads website, Craigslist’s “Pets” section is typically overflowing with ads of puppies and dogs for sale, the innocent victims of backyard breeding, free-to-a-good-home dogs that will often end up in the hands of abusers, and the occasional well-meaning pet owner sincerely looking for a good home for a pet they must,…

Hospital Patients Allowed Visits From Their Own Dog

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Every dog owner knows, when you aren’t feeling well, nothing quite lifts your spirits or heals your soul like a cuddle or lick from your beloved dog. A few hospitals around the country are finally starting to understand just how therapeutic they can be, and are allowing patients to get in-hospital visits from their own…

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