What's cuter than Robert Pattinson? Robert Pattinson with a puppy. That's right: Rob has a new love in his life — an adorable four-legged friend he rescued in Louisiana. Robert revealed pictures of his new dog this morning on Live! With Regis and Kelly; watch to hear the cute story of the adoption.
I love my new dog, Asher. My best friend almost ran him over on a busy highway and got out and called to him. He ran right up to her, and as he got close she saw how dirty he was. He had over 30 ticks, the size of quarters, he was so dirty! She cleaned him and got rid all of the ticks. We decided that Asher had to have had a home when my friend found him, though, because he was well fed, and was wearing a collar (which was too big for him and old). She gave him to me and I fell in love immediately.
He has all of his shots now and is healthy, but one problem . . . he is SO abrasive! He wants to be on my chest at alll time. I have to literally lay with my hand on him, pushing him away as he puts all of his weight on it. I give him lots of love but he always wants more. He is just so attention- and love-hungry because he has been ignored all of his life. Any suggestions on how to calm him down a little? He isn't neutered yet, maybe it will get better when I get him fixed. Let me know what you think!
Like Natalie Portman, if you thinking about adopting a Yorkshire Terrier, you've probably been checking your local shelters and rescue groups. There are thousands of dogs in need of owners, so we're highlighting five precious pups around the country who are looking for love — and a warm body to snuggle with. Click through to read about these adoptable pets or start your own search now!
Ohhh, there's no place like home for the holidays! But what about those pets with no home to go to? Sad. Even though usually Pet Airways treats pampered pals meeting up with human families, they've partnered with Best Friends Animal Society to launch Operation Thanksgiving Day Pet Flight to Freedom.
Departing from Chicago's Midway Airport, the plane will be packed with pets relocating to the New York area, where they'll be made available for adoption — and, best yet, the entire planeload travels for free. The journey starts on Thanksgiving Day, where animals receive a yummy holiday meal and lots of love from volunteers at the Pet Lounge in Chicago. They'll sleep there at night and then board their rescue airlift on Friday morning. Safe and happy travels!
If you've ever wished you could give a homeless dog a forever home (or could foster a dog until the lucky pup found a permanent family), but don't have the time or space, now you have an easy and fun way to pitch in with the help of Facebook. The Save a Dog Facebook app allows you to virtually care for an actual shelter pup, and by getting friends to co-sponsor or foster their own canine online, you'll earn points that will translate into real food in the mouths of shelter dogs.
DogTime and Rescuegroups.org teamed up to produce the charitable app, and the best part is that it costs you nothing to help out. Just install the app on your Facebook page and you're off and running. Aside from donating a few hours at your local shelter, this has to be the easiest way to help thousands of needy pups.
Benson is another lucky pup! He is aimeesbell's foster puppy, rescued through the Homeward Bound Project at Mississippi State University, and hopefully soon, Benson will be sent to his forever home! Thank you amieesbell for opening your heart and home to a puppy in need!
I know I mentioned Dogs With Jobs the other day when I introduced you to Ellie, the pup who has been caring for motherless bunnies, but these rescue dogs have a whole career ahead of them!
Rescue dogs in Beijing animal shelters are getting a second chance at life, and plenty of new responsibilities now that they have been drafted into Chinese military forces as search and rescue trainees, and will also use their noses at this year's Beijing Olympics to sniff out drugs and bombs.
Over 160 poochies have been sent to the capital from across the country, and from these pics, they've already made some real progress in their training! Check out this slideshow to see some of the pups in action. And let me just say – it's amazing what they can do!
Have you ever walked into an animal shelter and wanted to take every single one of those little guys home with you? It's so sad knowing that a lot of them won't make it to a forever home. Becoming a foster parent can help by taking the animals out of the shelter and increasing their chances of survival but, because of monetary constraints, it's just a fact of life that shelters can't always get the food and vaccinations they need. So what can we do to help? In addition to donating money to your local shelters or volunteering to be a foster parent to an animal until they can find a permanent family, now all you have to do is click.
The Animal Rescue Site has set up a totally cool and easy way to get involved. Just by clicking a button on their main page, you can help shelter animals get the food they need to survive. To see how, just read more
You may recall the sad story of 800 dogs living in a Tuscon triple-wide mobile home? Well, I've got a (much more) uplifting follow-up for you. Yay. Many of these dogs have already been adopted in Arizona and across the country, including at our local Marin Humane Society! When I got an email from a reader about her touching experience, I knew I had to share the happy update with you. This cutie pie has been renamed Sophie by her new mommy – even though the pup's still adjusting, look how cozy she looks in her new home! Read the touching story and see more pictures of this lil pooch when you read more
Holy moly, I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard about the story of a Tucson-area couple living with about 800 dogs in a triple-wide mobile home. I'm having trouble even visualizing 800 dogs period, let alone in such a small space. Thankfully, the authorities were tipped off and have stepped in to remove and check the health and well-being of the pups, some of which were found pregnant or missing paws. I'm hoping they can find new homes soon as several rescue organizations are taking some of the dogs, including our nearby Marin Humane Society. Reports say the elderly couple was clearly overwhelmed in trying to care for the pets, which included many small dogs like Chihuahuas, Chinese Crested, and Lhasa Apso, in addition to 82 caged parrots. While I'm very saddened by this case, I'm shocked that no one said or did anything about it sooner – animal welfare officials were first alerted by a woman who bought a Chihuahua there and reported these conditions. I can't imagine she was the first to make a visit to this home. What would you do if confronted with this?