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Woman Unknowingly Rescues Senior Dog She Lost 11-Years Prior

3 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Children bond with their childhood pets in such a strong way. We never forget our first puppy love and will always hold them close in our hearts. For Nicole Grimes of Pennsylvania, the pup that first made that kind of mark was a small black and gray girl named Chloe.
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A Gift from Nana
Nicole's grandmother gifted her the puppy when Nicole was 10 years old. Dressed in a pink bow, Nicole was immediately infatuated with the adorable puppy. The pair was soon inseparable. They enjoyed a loving and close friendship for 4 wonderful years. Life circumstances changed...
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Why Losing A Dog Can Be Even More Painful Than The Death Of A Loved One

Why Losing A Dog Can Be Even More Painful Than The Death Of A Loved One

3 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Has a friend ever confided in you that the loss of their dog caused more grief than the death of a close relative? Have you ever felt this way yourself?
Society has conditioned us to feel ashamed of such emotions, but research suggests we are more than justified when we deeply mourn the loss of a furry friend.
When our first family dog, Spike passed away, my father suffered terribly. He would come home from work and just sit in his car, unable to face walking through the door without our little Poodle mix to greet him. He took long walks and visited online pet loss support groups. He woke...
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Loyal Dog Waits On Bridge For Days After Loved One Jumps Off

Loyal Dog Waits On Bridge For Days After Loved One Jumps Off

3 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Dogs are the best companions because they're always there for us. They'll stick by our sides through every high and low in life. In most cases, this is an endearing quality. However, there are unfortunate circumstances where a dog might almost seem too loyal.
This was the case for a heartbroken dog in China, who witnessed his loved one jump off a bridge. Instead of letting other humans help him grieve, he sat there for four days on end, waiting for his human to return. The poor dog refused to admit that his loving parent was gone.
Saying Goodbye
When we lose a loved one, it's difficult to...
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8 Ways Your Dog Says “I Love You”

8 Ways Your Dog Says “I Love You”

3 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

There is a large body of scientific evidence to support that dogs do indeed love their people. Every dog owner knows this to be true. Puppy love is the real deal, and our dogs prove it to us every day with these 8 fur ball ways of saying, “I love you.” 1 - Puppy Kisses
One of the most obvious ways that our pups show they care is by licking our face, hands, and feet. The American Kennel Club says that dogs lick us for a variety of reasons including enjoying the taste of our skin and because they frequently get positive reinforcement for doing it. Dog lovers everywhere know that the real...
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Yes, The 'Puppy Blues' Are A Real Thing. Here's How To Cope

Yes, The 'Puppy Blues' Are A Real Thing. Here's How To Cope

Experiencing these feelings is totally normal ― and no, it doesn't mean you hate your dog. Read more ...

Creature comforts: Owning a pet can yield surprising health benefits

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Dealing with pet loss: How to help a grieving pet parent

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Dog That Cares For Sick Grandpa Rewards Herself With Treats At Pickup Window

Dog That Cares For Sick Grandpa Rewards Herself With Treats At Pickup Window

A beautiful Pit Bull named Lily Bug is a super affectionate pup. For months, Marisa, Bug's mom, thought it was Bug who needed the attention but instead, Marisa learned the true... Read more ...

Dog With A Cold Was Going To Be Put Down If He Didn't Find A Home

Dog With A Cold Was Going To Be Put Down If He Didn't Find A Home

Sarah tells a beautiful story about her dog Ranger. Ranger was found after his callous owners moved away and left him behind. He was taken to the animal control shelter where... Read more ...

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