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Injured Dog Saved by Cyclist

Jarrett Little carries an injured Columbo on the back of his bike.

Jared Little was cycling as part of a group near Columbus Georgia. That’s when they saw the stray dog.

“We stopped to let everyone regroup and he came out of the woods really happy to see us,” Little tells MNN. “He was thin, hadn’t eaten in a while and had obviously been hit by a car.”

The cyclists gave the dog what they had, some water and some energy chews.

“I was concerned for him as was the lady with me named Chris Dixon. We both decided there was no way we could leave him, but we were a long way from town and it was getting dark,” Little says.

They only had bikes, so they gently lifted him up and cycled away.

“I was concerned for him as was the lady with me named Chris Dixon. We both decided there was no way we could leave him, but we were a long way from town and it was getting dark,” Little says.

Andrea Shaw with Columbo

Once they were back in town, they met Andrea Shaw, who was in town for a business trip.

“He ran right to her as though he knew she was his next step,” Little says.

Andrea was just talking a walk to see Columbus, and just happened to be right in front of the bike shop when the pair arrived.

“This little dog ran up to me and jumped into my arms. I started looking around for his person and started asking about him. Chris Dixon showed me the picture on Jarrett’s back,” Shaw tells MNN. “I called him and he jumped in my arms and I haven’t let him go since.”

She ended up with the dog’s leash. She called her husband and said “I found this dog and he’s broken. I cannot leave him.” She just double checked that the hotel she was staying at was pet-friendly.

Columbo rests as he waits for his ride from Georgia to Maine.

The newly christened “Columbo” was taken to an emergency vet. He had road rash, a leg broken in several places, and a broken toe. He went to an orthopedic vet the next morning to repair the damage. Before he knew it, he was on a “Grateful Doggies” van to Maine.

All in all, he ended up with 25 staples and 4 pins, as well as a full cast to support his toe. He had to take multiple medications along the way home.

Bo soon arrived at his new home. He now lives with two black and tan coon hounds, several horses, and Andrea’s son.

Bo drinks water with horse

Everyone fell in love with the puppy, who is likely a great dane.

“He’s a pretty lucky little dude to say the least,” says Little, who stays in touch with Shaw.

Because of his long recovery time, Andrea bought him “every chew toy known to dog” to help keep him busy. She also got him a convertible crate so she can take him on errands and outside.

Columbo in his convertible playpen

The picture of Columbo being carried on the bike went viral. As a result, his owner created a Facebook page called “The Adventures of Columbo.

And as Bo posts on his Facebook page, “Mom says having a broken giant puppy isn’t all rainbows and unicorns — but she still loves me to the moon and back.”

Source: MNN

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The Cutest Criminal You Will Ever See

BREAKING NEWS: The Cape May Police Department in New Jersey responded to a call of delinquency. A pug had burst free of her home and was rampaging across the town in a flurry of smiles and kisses.

“Our officer went down and found the dog, picked her up and brought her back to the station,” Anthony Marino, Cape May Police chief, told The Dodo.

The dog was processed like any hooligan, mugshot and all. Or should I say “pugshot?”

This mischevious dog had become thoroughly lost.

“They decided to take her mugshot to get her picture out on social media in kind of a humorous way,” Marino said. “We wanted to find the owner, because at that point we had no idea who the owner was.”

In the meantime, the hardened criminal was brought into a cell to consider what she’d done.

After the pug’s mugshot was posted to Facebook, it went immediately viral. They posted it with the caption “this is what happens when you run away from home.”

Because it went viral, they were able to find this rascal’s owner.

“We use social media a lot. It’s a great way to reach a lot of people. You can reach a ton of people. It’s a great way for us to get investigative leads,” Marino said. “And sure enough, someone who saw the Facebook post knew the dog’s owner and got in touch with them. We were able to reunite the dog and her owner. Everyone found it funny, but it ended up finding the owner for us.”

The pug named Bean was finally returned home. Hopefully this criminal has been reformed.

Source: The Dodo

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St. Bernard Went Into Surgery for Cancer. What They Found Instead Will Shock You.

Jane Dickinson was bringing her dog Maisy to the vet for her scheduled surgery. She was afraid of what could happen during surgery. Maisy was having a mass removed from her spleen. Her stomach was full of something and was not digesting properly.

The vet thought it was cancer.

Everyone was concerned that Maisy might not make it through the surgery.

Fast forward to the surgery. Dr. Nick Blackburn was in the process of removing the spleen when he discovered what was actually causing Maisy’s illness.

Teddy Bears.

The St. Bernard had eaten four entire teddy bears, stolen from her best friend.

“To be honest, I was a little shocked, as she doesn’t play with toys and never even seen her chewing them,” says Dickinson. “She would steal my Chihuahua’s toys but just leave them outside. I had no idea how she was able to digest so many.”

Dr. Blackburn was also surprised.

“It’s fair to say this was not something we were expecting to find!” he says. “We all know certain dogs enjoy chewing things they shouldn’t but managing to devour four full teddy bears is quite a feat.”

Fortunately, Maisy was able to make a full recovery. They confirmed that she did not have cancer, just stuffed animals. But what’s to stop her from eating more teddy bears?

“She’s not given the opportunity,” Dickinson says. “The toy box is now hidden away.”

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Welcome to the Land of Stray Dogs (Spoiler: You’re Going to Love It)

Territorio de Zaguates is the best place to go if you are a dog lover. It is a no-kill dog facility in Costa Rica, which is home to 970 dogs. It is called “Land of the Strays.”

Recently, a photographer by the name of Dan Giannopoulos spent some time at the shelter.

“To look out and see hundreds of dogs running across the field was completely breathtaking to me. I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Giannopoulos.

The shelter is about an hour away from San Jose. It has 378 acres of mountain land, plenty of space for the dogs, their visitors, and the employees and volunteers.

The founders, Lya Battle and Alvaro Saumet began by taking in strays at their house. Once they had 100 dogs, they moved them to a farm owned by Battle’s grandfather.

They are currently trying to get non-profit status from the government of Costa Rica. Altogether, they dogs eat 13 bags of dog food a day, the 66-pound size.

And after 11 dogs were found dead recently, they suspect the neighbors are trying to get rid of the shelter through any means necessary.

But for the dogs, this is an ideal place to live. An idyllic mountain scene covered in dogs of various colors, shapes and sizes. What’s not to love?

Giannopolous says: “If I can take pictures and tell their story, and help in some way, then I’ll do that. That’s the most important thing for me.”

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Husky Saves Hiker on Alaskan Trail

Nanook the Husky has a spirit of adventure deep within him. This a great thing when you live in Alaska.

Nanook (Nookie) and his owner Scott Swift live at the head of Crow Pass Trail. Nanook decided all on his own to become an unofficial “guide dog” for hikers on the trail.

“He likes to go off on adventures on his own,” Swift tells MNN. “He just disappears and goes and hooks up with a hiker or backpacker or a mountain runner. One time he met up with the Army doing a training exercise. That time he was gone for seven days.”

Nanook, an Alaskan husky, is an adventurous dog who lives with Scott Swift at the end of Crow Creek Road. (Photo provided by Scott Swift)

One day, Scott got a phone call about Nookie’s latest adventure. He had rescued an injured woman and waited for help to arrive.

Amelia Milling is a college student from Tennessee. She had three day hike planned, and things were going fine until she reached the pass.

“I’m a Southerner, so I wasn’t thinking about snow,” Milling said. She is deaf, so she spoke through an interpreter.

She camped Tuesday morning, then attempted the descend into the valley. She lost her trekking poles and slid down a long slope. Then she hit a rock and was launched into the air.

“I felt like I was flying,” she said.

When she finally landed, she slid an additional two to three hundred feet.

Amelia Milling’s tracks from a too-fast glissade during her hike on the Crow Pass trail, June 2018. (Photo by Amelia Milling)

Enter Nanook.

“My first response was, where’s the owner?” she said. “Then I saw the collar and it said (the dog) was a Crow Pass guide, and I realized that he was there to help me.”

Amelia followed the dog back to the trail. They camped together overnight.

In the morning, Milling was set to cross the the Eagle River, but the regular ford site  was proving difficult. Amelia decided to find a different place to cross.

The spot she chose was much deeper. She fell, clinging to her backpack as she floated in downstream. Fortunately, Nanook was there to pull her out.

“I was struggling,” she said.

After Nanook helped her get out of the water, she tried to warm up in her sleeping bag, but to no avail. She activated her emergency beacon, and they waited for the helicopter together.

When Amelia was rescued, and they discovered Nanook wasn’t her dog, they called Nanook’s owner to tell him about what the dog had done.

The best part about this story? This isn’t the first time Nanook has rescued someone on the trail.

“This is the second time I’ve heard of he has saved someone from drowning in that river,” he said.

A couple of years ago, a family was hiking the trail when a little girl fell into the river. Nanook rescued her and brought her to shore.

With the spotlight so recently on Nanook, other people have shared their stories about their adventures with Nanook. A neighbor said she was snowshoeing when an avalanche occurred, and Nanook stopped her from sliding down the mountain.

Amelia says “I believe the dog is a guardian angel. I told him several times that I love him and I’ll never forget him.”

She’s not the only one that feels that way.

Nanook hangs out with his owner, Scott Swift, at Spencer Glacier, near their home in Alaska

Source: Mother Nature Network, Anchorage Daily News

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Guide Dog Saves Blind Owner Twice in a Single Night

Guide dogs perform an important service in our society: leading the blind. For people lucky enough to receive a service dog, they will be closer than friends or family, they become an extension of themselves.

Christina Colon and her dog Yolanda are such a pair.

Yolanda is always by Christina’s side, even while sleeping. One night she was woken up by Yolanda growling, very unusual for her.

Christina heard two men downstairs. She was being burgled. Yolanda had closed the bedroom door and run downstairs to chase the two men out of her house. The men left.

Before they had left, they had turned on the stove and the house was filling with gas. Christina was barely able to call the police. “Please, I can’t breathe.”

To her surprise, the police were already at her door.

Christina has a specially designed phone for people with service dogs. Yolanda was smart enough to know Christina was in danger and pressed the emergency button.

“For you maybe she’s a hero. But for me she’s an angel,” Christina tells NBC.

Source: NBC

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Hero Saves Dog Falling From Building

Footage from a security camera reveals a remarkable story. In Ribeirao Preto in Brazil, Joao Augusto noticed a little dog about to fall off a balcony.

The little Shih Tzu was climbing on the railing of the balcony and barking. Augusto heard it’s cries and moved into action.

The caretaker of the building saw Augusto and let him in the gate.

“I didn’t really understand at the time, I opened the gate and went with the man. We got there and saw that the dog was curled over the railing and was going to fall. I went up to the flat but the owner wasn’t home.”

Augusto moved into position underneath the balcony. He moved back and forth to cover the whole area where the dog might fall.

The dog fell from the balcony and started to fall the 100 feet to the ground. When he catches the dog, he serves more as a way to slow the dog down than actually grabbing the dog.

“I asked for a towel or a sheet to help in some way, but there wasn’t enough time. Then, she fell from the ninth floor. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to catch her but I was aware that I could cushion the fall.

“I was on the floor for a few seconds but it was from relief. I think that I was in the right place at the right time. I did what I could, the most I could to help. It was a joint effort with the caretaker who acted quickly to help the dog. It was a happy ending.”

The little dog immediately jumps up and runs away, seemingly unharmed. If he hadn’t shown up, this story would have had a much sadder ending.


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Dog Has a Secret Arrangement With the Local Baker

Meet Chito, a dachshund who somehow has been getting fat despite being on a healthy diet.

This is because Chito has a secret, or had a secret.

Chito lives in Mexico. He has always been vigilant, alerting his family to any strangers. This “guard” dog was actually alert for a different reason. That reason also explains those extra pounds.

In the video below, Chito is caught in the act: he has been receiving secret meals from the local baker.

“Truth is, it’s not surprising. Chito always cheats when it comes to food,” Cabrera told The Dodo. “He often leads my mom to believe that he hasn’t been fed yet so she’ll feed him double.”

Chito’s family don’t plan on stopping these backdoor deals, but now they can adjust his diet accordingly.

Source: The Dodo

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This Unusual Wedding Crasher Stole the Hearts of the Bride and Groom

Marilia and Matheus of Sao Paulo Brazil had an outdoor wedding planned. Unfortunately, the day of the wedding came and a heavy rainstorm was going through area. The wedding was not postponed, just moved under a weatherproof canopy.

While the guests settled into their seats, an unusual wedding crasher joined the crowd. A stray dog, hoping to escape the rain. The guests tried to shoo the dog away, but he didn’t leave for long.

“As the ceremony started, to everyone’s surprise, it was the dog who came in when the bridal chorus began to play,” Marília told The Dodo.

They shooed the dog again, but right as the actual ceremony was about to begin, he returned.

“The dog entered and laid down to sleep on my veil,” Marília said.

This time, they let the dog stay.

“It was a very pleasant surprise for me, because I love animals,” she said. “I liked it very much.”

The dog stayed for the rest of the evening, mingling with the guests as if he were a member of the family. At the end of the evening, Marilia and her new husband went looking for the dog.

At some point, the rain had let up and the dog had slipped away into the night.

The newlyweds had decided to adopt the dog, if they could only find him.

“We decided to adopt him because he is a street dog,” Marília said. “It took us a long time to find him again, but yesterday, we were contacted and told his whereabouts.”

They named him Snoop.

“He came home, and I showered him,” Marília said. “He played a lot, ate, drank water. He is very happy and slept super good the first night.”

The new family couldn’t be better.

“We’re all very happy.”

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Stray Dog Brings Woman a Daily Gift as Thanks

Manners are an important social tool in humans. We say ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ have rules about respect and more. A special dog in Thailand seems to have learned to at least say ‘thank you.’

Orawan Kaewla-iat feeds stray dogs near her home, and has been doing so as long as she can remember. One, a pair of dogs, mother and son, came to her door. She would later name the younger dog Tua Plu.

After she fed them, they left. The next day, the came back. This time, Tua Plu brought a gift with him.

“When he’s hungry, he will offer something to get fed,” Orawan wrote on Facebook, as translated by Coconuts Bangkok. “Every day he shows up with an object in his mouth — usually a leaf and sometimes a piece of paper. Before you feed other dogs, you have to feed Tua Plu and his mom.”


Obviously, Orawan fell in love with this adorable dog. She filmed one of their interactions and put it on Facebook.

What’s adorable is that he won’t eat until his present has been acknowledged. This dog cares, and wants to express his love for Orawan.

The video went viral in Thailand, then the rest of the world. It has been viewed over 3 million times.


Thanks to the video going viral, hundreds have offered to adopt Tua Plu and his mom.

Whoever ends up adopting them is sure to be showered in gifts.

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Source: The Dodo