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This Man in Texas Gives Abandoned Dogs the Ride of Their Lives

on 09/28/2015 - 08:50 pm

Eugene Bostick lives in Fort Worth, TX, where he and his brother have a horse barn that has become a popular spot for pet-owners to abandon their dogs. Bostick retired a while ago, and didn’t imagine that he’d become the dog hero he has.
When all these abandoned dogs began appearing on his doorstep, Bostick couldn’t find it in his heart to take them to the pound. Instead, he and his brother began feeding them and taking them to the vet. He has found homes for several of them, and others stick around the barn and get the most delightful morning train rides.
 
Bostick, inspired by a tractor he had seen pulling carts of rock, decided to use a similar system to build a ...

A women on vacation was saved by an unexpected canine hero

on 09/15/2015 - 07:02 pm

It’s extremely important for women to look out for each other, and a female dog in Greece proved this in a way we never expected. 
College student Georgia Bradley was spending time away from Plymouth University and enjoying a quiet beach in Crete, Greece. Two men approached her, wanting to know if she’d join them for a drink. Georgia said no. Instead of accepting her declined invitation, one of the men grabbed Georgia by the arm. 
 
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Sensing something was wrong, a beautiful black dog appeared on the scene and barked at the men until they finally left.  She saved Georgia from harm. 
A shocked Georgia made her way back to h ...

Does My Dog Feel Guilt?

on 09/10/2015 - 06:05 pm

My dog Twitty is, for the most part, an absolute angel.  He does, however, have a tendency to eat all things forbidden. Once, I ate half a PB & J, got up to answer the phone, and came back to, of course, no PB&J. Instead of the other half of my sandwich, I got Twitty’s pouty face. But here’s the question: was he actually feeling guilty about it, or was he only upset because I was?
Dogs are capable of many primary emotions, like joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness-- your basic “Inside Out” package.  Guilt falls into the category of secondary emotions, with jealousy, pride, and others. These emotions are very rarely found in dogs. However, we human ...

It’s Official: Puppy Mills Are Ousted From Arizona Pet Stores

on 09/03/2015 - 02:43 pm

Arizona may have made some questionable choices in other matters, but they’ve got the backs of our furry friends. 
A federal judge has officially supported a Phoenix law that bans pet stores from associating with commercial breeders and puppy mills. While small-scale breeders can still sell to pet stores, overall the law states, “Pet stores may only sell animals obtained from animal shelters or rescue organizations”.  Carnivals are also forbidden to give animals as game-prizes.
While for most people, this type of ruling is an obvious win, one pet store fought back.  A local pet store called Puppies ‘N Love was the only store selling commercial pets be ...