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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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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.

Posted by อรวรรณ แก้วละเอียด on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Source: The Dodo

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Landlady Rents ONLY to Pet Owners

If you own a pet, you know how difficult it can be to find a place to rent. Most places don’t accept pets. If they do, there are additional fees to have a pet. Sometimes there are restrictions on breed and size. But there is one landlady in Los Angeles that will only rent to people with pets.

Judy Guth, the owner, doesn’t care if someone is the perfect renter, if you don’t own a pet you can’t get an apartment.


Guth’s tenants have lived in her 12-unit apartment building for over ten years. If any of their pets ever die, Guth takes them to the shelter to get a new animal.

If there are no pets, the tenant has to move out. That’s really the only rule.

“My experience has told me you get people with a lot of love in their hearts when you get pet owners,” said Guth.

According to Guth, pet owners move less often and pay on time. For her, only renting to pet owners is a no-brainer.

“I’ve talked to other rental property owners about it, but they just laugh,” she says. “They’re stupid. The only vacancies I’ve had are when people had to move because the economy forced them out of state for a job.”

pets okThink this is illegal? Nope. You see, pet ownership isn’t a protected class under the law.

Tenants are allowed to have up to two dogs or three cats. All animals must be current on their vaccinations and wear ID tags at all times. All pets are interviewed as part of the renting process. Dog tenants cannot be persistent barkers.

There are rarely vacancies, so good luck. We encourage more property owners to think like her.

Source: Life With Dogs

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Dog Saves Life of Boy Trapped in Dryer

Teddy the cockapoo came to the rescue of 5 year old Riley as he was sent spinning inside the family dryer.

Riley Gedge-Duffy, who has Down’s Syndrome, was going to die. He had climbed into the dryer and shut the door. Then the machine started a cycle.

Teddy immediately knew something was wrong, and so started a commotion. Barking, growling, and dashing up the stairs, he alerted Riley’s mother Gillian that he was in danger.

Mrs. Gedge-Duffy said: “We immediately started looking for Riley and it was our eldest son Freddie who spotted Riley’s iPad in the tumble dryer through the glass door.

Freddie screamed and I quickly opened the door, dragging Riley out of the dryer. We started dousing him with cold water.”

Just then, Riley’s father Aaron arrived home. He helped rinse Riley in cold water to minimize the burns.

Rushed to the hospital, Riley was treated for burns as well as being x-rayed and having a CT scan to ensure he had no other injuries. He made a full recovery.

Riley owes his life to Teddy, says his father.

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Riley’s mother said: “Teddy has always been a special dog – she’s very intelligent, attentive and she loves the children, but I am totally in awe of how she acted that day.

“I know if Teddy hadn’t have done what she did, we’d have been planning a funeral. We owe her everything and I’m so proud of her.”

Teddy was honored by the veterinary charity PDSA with the PDSA Gold Medal. This award is given to civilian animals for life-saving bravery and devotion to duty.

This medal is recognized as the animal equivalent to the George Cross and has only been awarded to 26 other dogs.

Presenting the PDSA Gold Medal, the charity’s director general Jan McLoughlin said: “Had it not been for Teddy’s actions, the incident could have proved fatal for Riley. 

“She displayed unwavering devotion when she saw Riley in trouble and we are proud to recognise the actions of this very special little dog and the bond she shares with his family.”

Source: Express

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Would You Rent a Drug Sniffing Dog to Raid Your Kids Room?

This is the decision parents have before them in Kansas City, MO. The local station (WDAF-TV) recently featured a unique business called Metro K9 Detection Services. They specialize in providing drug sniffing dogs to “cost effectively” detect the most common drugs in your home and other residential areas.

“They try to associate us with law enforcement and we’re not. My dog just happens to know some very expensive tricks,” says founder Ray McCarty.

Metro K9 allows clients to rent one of their dogs by the hour. McCarty was inspired by the K9 sweeps at his son’s school. He saw how many kids were being sent to juvenile detention centers.

“That’s getting kids in trouble that day and that’s not what we are about. We’re about being a deterrent,” McCarty tells WDAF-TV.

Metro K9 will work with alternative schools, like Shelterwood Academy in Independence, MO. Shelterwood helps students with substance abuse problems.

“When the kids know that there is a drug dog on campus, it lets them know that we are on top of things and that we are taking care to know what’s going on,” said Chad Smith, Shelterwood Academy program director.

As the company’s Facebook page describes, the K9s are “carefully trained to safely and reliably work in a wide array of locations, including, homes, schools and workplace environments. When a sniffer dog detects an odor (residual or otherwise), it is trained to let the handler know with a passive signal. This allows drug discovery to be managed at our client’s discretion.”

Their website gives a bit more detail: “Metro K9 Drug Detection Services  provide a confidential and discreet drug detection service for your home. Our narcotic detection dogs will professionally perform a thorough inspection of your entire property and vehicles. We recommend searching the premises when the suspected drug user is not present to avoid possible conflicts with the animal. This can also reduce family stress. If the dog picks up a scent, it will alert our handler, who will mark the location. The client can then decide how to handle the discovery.”

Generally parents will have the dogs sweep while their kids are not home, according to McCarty. Many flush the drugs and “never say anything.” McCarty says he never contacts the police.

“It makes them feel better. We aren’t going to say anything because it’s none of our business. We are just there to do a job. We do it, and we leave.”

Not all parents agree however.

“If I feel like my son is doing drugs, I’m going to do what I have to do to find out,” said Shelly Parker, a metro mother of nine.

“What about the trust in your kid after that? Would your kid trust you again?” asked Ted Overman, a father of four teens.

The dogs, Phoenix and Coco are trained the same way police dogs are. McCarty has a license to use drug scented toys to train them.

Metro K9’s services start at $200. Another company is training dogs to detect weapons.

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Border Collie Herds Whole Flock of Sheep into Owners Kitchen

Rocky the border collie was being trained for what he was bred for: herding sheep.

Rocky was only 7 months old. He took his job very seriously. One day, he decided to round up his nine ovine charges right into the house.

Rosalyn Edwards told the telegraph that she was in the kitchen when she heard some strange noises. She turned around the see 9 sheep and her dog.

“I thought it was funny at the time, but then there was quite a lot of wee, poo and mud everywhere. It took me a little while to clean it all up,” she said.

She posted a video on Facebook of the sheep, writing “Rocky the sheepdog, brought a whole new meaning to ‘bringing the sheep home!'” In the video, you can hear her and her husband shooing the sheep, who don’t seem to care at all.

Rocky the sheepdog, brought a whole new meaning to 'bringing the sheep home!'😱😂

Posted by Rosalyn Edwards on Sunday, October 29, 2017

Eventually they were able to coax the sheep out the front door, leaving a big mess behind.

“Rocky did look quite pleased with himself,” Edwards told the Telegraph, “but he’s going to need more training.”

Source: Mother Nature Network

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Dog Plays Dead to Stay at the Dog Park

Dogs and parks. We all know it is their favorite place, after their bed at home. A dog in the park is happy. So getting them to leave can be difficult.

The moment they realize they are going to the park, they are full of excitement and joy. When it is time to leave, they are sad.

Sometimes they will try and change your mind. They will cry and protest. Kind of like this dog on the video.

“Time to go home” is a statement this dog doesn’t understand. This dog is determined to stay. Luckily they have a very patient owner. Watch the video below to see how it turned out.

Source: BoredPanda

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Dog and Dolphin Share a Moment

There is something special about animals. They can sense things humans can not. This special moment between two dogs on a boat and a dolphin are the perfect example.

Animals are capable of complex feelings and emotions. There are times animals from friendships between species, and it is inspiring.

Dolphins and dogs couldn’t be more different. Besides both being mammals, they have little in common.

In a way though, dolphins are the dogs of the sea. They are playful and sociable. Both are curious.

So what happens when these two animals meet?

The Dolphin Experience is a company that allows people to interact with dolphins on a boat. The boat owners brought their dogs with them one day.

The dogs loved to be on the boat. It wasn’t long until the dolphin watchers found what they were looking for. Dolphins.

The dogs were very excited. They were jumping and barking. The boat sped up to match the two dolphins.

One dog stuck their face over the boat and greeted the dolphins. One of the dolphins looked back and gave the dog a kiss!