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Piglet Rescued From Factory Farm Thinks She's A Dog Now

"She considers dogs to be her people."<p>The first clue that the piglet had come from a factory farm was her tail. Or lack of a tail, to be precise.<p>In …

Rescue Pig Wants To Learn Everything Her Dog Siblings Know

"Matilda, like all pigs, is incredibly smart, and has learned so fast."<p>Still just a baby, Matilda was being touted as a "barbecue pig" in an ad …

They Saw This Baby Pig And Knew They Had To Save Her Life

Her name is Madison.<p>On a factory farm, behind thick metal bars, a pig without a name lost her babies over the summer. Again.<p>She knew them for just 17 …

Kidnapped Dog Who Made It Home Has A New Best Friend Now

"She is a little bit funny and has a huge overbite and is the tiniest puppy."<p>Sometimes, a happy ending isn't an ending at all.<p>Ever since Knox was …

One-Eyed, Deaf Pit Bull Has Spent More Than Half Her Life In A Shelter

Let's find her a home.<p>Scarlett the one-eyed, deaf pit bull has been at an animal shelter on Maryland's Eastern Shore for over three years now - which …

Deaf Dog Makes Friends With A Boy Who Totally Gets Her

"She is the most gentle, loving girl ever."<p>When Brandi Guillet and her family decided to foster a deaf, formerly-mistreated rescue dog named Ellie, …

Homeless Woman Says Goodbye To The Stray Dogs She Cared For

She wanted them to have a better life.<p>When rescuers found a group of seven dogs living by a river, they were surprised that they weren't scared of …

People Find Pregnant Pit Bull Shut Inside A Dumpster

She's the best mom — and her puppies are PERFECT.<p>Across the country, dogs are found abandoned in places far worse than shelters, and one animal …

Woman Rushes To Shelter On New Year's Day To Save This Brave Little Dog

His name is Tater Tot.<p>When Elli Frank put her foot in a closing door at the animal shelter in New York City on New Year's Day, she had some …

Lost Dog Found On The Anniversary Of Her Dad's Death

She came home on the day her family needed her the most.<p>In 2007, two brothers named Adam and Tony rescued three pit bull puppies, Killian, Ella and …

Puppy Thrown Away Because He Couldn't Stand Has Best Life Now

"He was very nervous at first and uncertain of his recent life change."<p>Hugo didn't seem like the kind of dog who could be a stray.<p>After all, how far …

Dog Who Can't Walk Gets Pushed Around In Her Own Special Wagon

"One of her favorite things is car rides, so this is kind of like a car ride inside the house."<p>Tyrella Frank and her best friend Renee Bourne had …

Truck Driver Finds The Tiniest Visitor Hiding Next To His Tire

He had lost his mom and had nowhere else to go.<p>The truck driver was ready to take off, but first he checked his tires - and it's a good thing he did, …

Scared Pit Bull Hid In Abandoned Pipes Until Rescuers Saved Him

They searched through all of them to find him.<p>For months, Tank the homeless pit bull had been seen wandering the fields on an oil refinery, all …

Dog Who Got Shot Can't Stop Kissing The Man Who Saved Him

He wears cozy sweaters to cover his scars.<p>When people meet the dog with all the kisses, they would never know he was used as target practice. He …

Piglet Saved From Barbecue Loves To Be Held In His New Dad's Arms

"He was just so cute. I had to have him."<p>For the first three weeks of Albert's life, he lived on a farm with his mom and four siblings. He spent his …

Shelter Dog Is So Grateful To The Woman Who Helped Save Her Puppies

Now that her babies are safe, she needs a home of her own.<p>When Scarlet had a secret worth keeping, she guarded it with tooth, nail and snarl. …

Is My Dog Tired Or Just Really Bored?

Here's how to tell the difference.<p>Sometimes, you have to wonder: Is my dog actually sleeping? Or is he just really, really bored? Like vegetatively …

Pig Who Spent 12 Years In Tiny Stall Finally Finds Someone To Love Her

"When I look into Edna's eyes, there is someone looking back at me."<p>Edna the pig came from such severe neglect it's a wonder she's still alive.<p>For …

Do You Let Your Pet Share Your Bed? Well, Great News: It’s Good For Your Health

10 True Tales of Pitbull Heroism

After a dog attack that killed a woman earlier this year in Montreal, the Canadian city approved breed-specific legislation targeting pit bull-type …

The benefits of crate-training a puppy: Why Wrangler is getting a new home

<i>Wednesday marks a milestone for TODAY's Puppy with a Purpose: Wrangler's getting a crate! Saxon Eastman, an experienced dog handler with Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Wrangler's trainer, explains here why the crate is such a big step for our little pup.</i><p>There are numerous benefits to teaching a dog …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Dog Walking: What Every Dog Owner SHOULD Do (but Probably Doesn’t)

Advertisement<p>Let’s face it, dog lovers have taken over the world. From demanding dogs be allowed in restaurants to pushing for freedom to have more …

The Day A Man Hit My Dog

Mark was found on the side of a busy road. He was unaltered and looked like he had been on his own for a bit. My husband and I took him to Dekalb County Animal Services, a local Atlanta shelter, in case anyone was looking for him.<p>When no one came for Mark, we decided to foster him.<p>His goofy face …

Doggy daycare owner shares how to create a pet care company

Bruce Casalis, founder of a daycare for dogs, reveals how he built a business in a sector where one mistake can cost you everything, and why we spend so much on our beloved pets.<p>If you want to see a man about a dog, speak to Bruce Casalis, who will have looked after 600 pups and pooches this week …

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How to Teach a Dog to Be Brave

Summer has lasted into November in northern Wisconsin, which is lovely, I’m sure, for everyone who doesn’t have sled dogs. But I do—21 of them—and they can’t run unless it’s under 50 degrees, so my fiancé and I have been working some very late nights and early mornings to squeeze in the …

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Book Review: The Secret Language Of Dogs

Victoria Stilwell’s book <i>The Secret Language Of Dogs</i> makes a wonderful gift for the dog owner in your life. Perhaps you are a fan of Ms. Stilwell from …

The Secret Life of Smell and What Dogs Can Teach Us About Accessing Hidden Layers of Reality

“To follow animals is to become more attuned to our own existence.”<p><i>“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself,”</i> the great science storyteller Lewis Thomas wrote in his beautiful 1985 meditation on the poetics of smell as a mode of knowledge. But, like …