Every dog is unique just as every human is! But the fun lies in discovering the similarities that are there beyond the fur and the species, of course! So our pet-crazy team started a fun project that resulted in this Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for dogs! This infographic is just a fun way to see what characteristics certain breeds may have in common with our personality types! So let’s answer the question which breed would best match your personality type.
It’s been three years since Paige Moomey adopted her beloved son: Waylon the sheepdog. But as Mother’s Day approached, she decided she was going to surprise her pup by reuniting him with his birth mom over 400 miles away.
Paige, who works as an editor for online media platform DOSE, currently lives with Waylon in Chicago, Illinois. Back in 2014, however, she drove all the way to Georgetown, Kentucky in order to adopt the young sheepdog.
Then earlier this week, she made the same drive in a…
Momo is being pawsitively showered with praise after she came to the rescue of some her friends being chased by a bear last Sunday.
Kenzie Campbell was taking the shepherd-husky-lab mix for a walk through Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada with his girlfriend and another friend when they rounded a corner of the Cascade Ampitheatre Trail and found themselves face to face with a bear 15 feet away.
The group of companions tried to back away without provoking the bear, but with no luck – the massive mammal gave chase, pursuing them down the trail.
Momo leapt into action, barking and growling at the bear to distract it as her humans ran…
Meet Huckleberry, the doggie who loves nothing more than spending time on the rooftop of his human’s house and looking at the world from up high. Passengers are so surprised by the view, Huck’s owner even wrote a ‘Don’t Be Alarmed’ note. It says that they’re perfectly aware of the strange roundabouts of their dog and that they make sure the canine is safe at all times.
“We never leave him in the backyard without someone being at home. He will not jump off unless you entice him with food or a ball!,” reads the note. The owner adds: “We appreciate your concern but please do not knock on our door… We know he’s…
Lana, the canine known as ‘the saddest dog in the world’, is homeless again – and she might be put to sleep if she doesn’t find someone to take her in. Back in 2015, a picture of Lana dejected in her kennel went viral. At that time, the family who adopted the shelter pooch returned her back, making her too sad to go on walks. “It’s almost like her world shut down,” Dahlia Ayoub of Mighty Mutts told in 2015.
The reason why they surrendered her back to the shelter was that Lana snapped at her human mom. The doggie’s memories of being the runt of the litter may have triggered the urge to protect her food. However, the shelter found someone who give her a second chance, and so Lana was adopted again. Up until recently, that is.
“Lana’s adoption did not work out because people want a dog they can pet and play with,” said Brenda Dobranski, founder of Rescue Dogs…
Taking your dog or cat to the vet can cause a big hit to your bank account, and if your pet has a medical emergency, you can easily expect to spend more than $500. This can take a toll on any family’s finances, which is why we’ve found some easy ways to save money at the vet, without compromising your pet’s health.
1. Take advantage of preventive care
If your vet suggests preventive care services, such as heartworm prevention medication for example, consider how much you’ll save with this affordable service, as opposed to what you would spend treating heartworm disease.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, grooming, proper food portions, teeth brushing, and overall care. Severe dental issues can cost more than $1,000 to treat, so it’s a preventive measure that shouldn’t be skipped.
2. Prevent parasites
Get your animal on a flea and tick prevention program to keep fleas, ticks, lice, and worms at bay. These typically come in the form of a monthly pill, and many of these provide protection against several parasites at once. Along with saving you money on future treatments, this will also keep your pet healthy, happy, and comfortable.
3. Take advantage of free exams
Some veterinary offices or hospitals offer discounts or even free exams, to encourage owners to bring their pets in to treat for issues before they become hard to treat. Make inquiries with your local veterinary offices to see what they offer.
A two-year-old Cocker Spaniel is the world’s first cat detection dog.
Molly works for The Pet Detectives, based in Guildford, England. Her job is to rescue missing felines.
Firm director Colin Butcher came up with the idea in 2014 due to the dozens of phone calls he was getting a week about missing cats.
“I worked in the police as a detective inspector for many years, and had seen dogs search for drugs and bombs and help with murder investigations,” Butcher said. “I figured, if a dog can be trained to find amphetamines, then it can be trained to find cats.”
Bella is a tireless 2-year-old dog who is constantly looking for adventures. However, some are too big for the tiny pup, so she needs a little boost. Luckily, Bella has the perfect sidekick to aid her.
Enter Hank. This 10-year-old is Bella’s best friend and the duo is inseparable. “They absolutely love each other,” Adriana Burkhart, Bella’s mom, told The Dodo. “Bella lives with me and Hank stays at my parents, but whenever I bring her home they both go crazy when they see each other.”
Bella is a smart pup, so she quickly realized that Hank is a much bigger dog. Basically, Bella is almost on top of Hank when they’re spending time together. From napping to roaming around the house and begging for treats – they’re like two parts of the same body. Even their coats are the same color!
“Hank is getting pretty old so it’s good for him to have a dog like Bella that keeps him…
Mojito and his fellow siblings were born to a dog who got pregnant after running away. When the mother came back and her humans found out about her new puppies, they didn’t want anything to do with them so they immediately surrendered the gang to Love Leo Rescue in Los Angeles.
The newborns were half pug, half Chihuahua, so the staff called them “chugs” and named them Mojito, Mimosa, Daiquiri and Piña Colada. “We offered to spay the mom for free, but sadly they declined our offer,” Love Leo Rescue’s president, Sasha Rose told The Dodo. “We run a free spay and neuter clinic for low-income residents and cannot emphasize enough how important it is to spay and neuter your pets.”
According to Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, dogs with darker coats generally get adopted less than others, because they don’t photograph as well. Unfortunately, that was the case for Mojito and his two sisters. However, Mojito’s problems didn’t end there.
Jack T. asks: What happens when a town votes to make a cat or something mayor? Surely the cat needs an assistant, right? Do they have official duties? Salary? Do they pay taxes? How do the townspeople actually take care of things the mayor should be doing? Inquiring minds want to know.
We’ve talked before about animals who’ve gone above and beyond what you’d normally expect animals to be capable of like that cat that works for the British government and a baboon who worked as a (surprisingly good) signalman for a railway company. In each case special accommodations were made for the animals to better help them do their duties; but what accommodations are made when an animal has, shall we say, higher aspirations and enters the world of politics? As it turns out, not all that many.
This is largely because, in every example of an animal being elected to office we could find, the position the animal held was ceremonial in nature. And in perhaps the most famous case, saying the animal is even the honorary mayor is somewhat of a stretch. Case in point, you may have heard of Stubbs, a cat who has supposedly been the elected mayor of a small town in Alaska called Talkeetna since 1997. There are several variations of Stubbs’ story though the most commonly touted version is that Stubbs became mayor after residents, dissatisfied with the human candidates running for office, elected him as a write in candidate.
In actuality Stubbs holds no official position; the whole him-being-mayor-thing is, as one Alaskan resident bluntly put it, “a PR scam”. Stubbs was never elected on any write-in ballot because there was never an election in the first place. Stubbs isn’t the elected mayor, or even the elected honorary mayor. He’s a marketing stunt perpetrated by the townsfolk of Talkeetna thanks to a small, but thriving cottage industry that has sprung up around their most famous feline resident.
Along with some stores selling souvenirs with Stubbs’ face on them, the town has also seen an uptick in tourism to the tune of 30 or 40 people a day hoping to meet the “mayor”. In other words, it’s in the best interests of Talkeetna to play up to the notoriety of being a town with an elected feline mayor.
A similar story is that of Bosco Ramos, a black lab rottweiler mix who was genuinely elected mayor of an unincorporated census-designated place in California called Sunol in 1981, serving in the role for 13 years until his death. How he got into the job in the first place was simply that his owner thought the whole thing would be funny, so entered him in the race under the platform “Dogs are People Too” and with campaign promises including, “A bone in every dish, a cat in every tree, and a fire hydrant on every corner.”