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    Man Notices A Homeless Guy And Dog In Starbucks And Learns The Importance Of Kindness

    Little did Eric Jason Pena know when he walked into Starbucks that day that he would make a memory thatโ€™d last a lifetime. And itโ€™s all because of a homeless man and his dog. A homeless man whom everyone else ignored and belittled.

    It was a moment the homeless man would never forget.

    The homeless man and his dog in Starbucks.

    A close-up of the homeless man and Legacy.

    What a beautiful companion! ๐Ÿ™‚

    A picture of Eric Jason Pena getting kisses from Legacy.

    While everyone else was being cruel, Eric Jason Pena decided to be nice becauseโ€ฆ why not? It just might make a lasting impression.

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    Man Walks Over To The One Quiet Dog In The Shelter, And She Offers Him A Paw

    Jon Patel and his wife, Kayla, went to a local shelter in Jackson, Tennessee, to have a look around as they weren’t entirely sure they wanted a dog. But that changed when the sweetest thing happened. Out of all of the pit bulls there barking and jumping up on the cages, one pit bull stood out.

    A one-year-old pit bull sat there quietly and calmly, and it caught Jon’s attention. So he walked over to her cage, and that’s when she stuck her little paw out as if to ask for help. He knew right there and then that they had to have her.

    The pit bull was surrendered by her former owner because she was no longer “cute.” Many people abandon pit bulls after they grow out of the puppy stage, and that’s exactly what happened with this sweet girl.

    The Patels named her Ellie. They learned she was set to be put down the same day they visited the shelter, but Jon convinced them to hold her until the following Monday, the earliest day he could pick her up. The shelter agreed but said if they didn’t get her Monday, she’d be put down.

    But the Patels kept their word and picked Ellie up Monday! They took her home, and the dog couldn’t believe she finally had a forever home. ๐Ÿ™‚

    As soon as Ellie stepped into the house, she started running all over the apartment and jumping on the bed and couch! After the zoomies, she relaxed and settled into her new life. That night, Mom and Dad gave her a bath, and she just lay in the tub enjoying the water.

    Ellie follows her new parents everywhere they go, and she absolutely loves playing with tennis balls. It was also recently discovered that the pit bull likes bubbles.

    The only challenge they’ve encountered is dealing with people’s negative reactions to Ellie being a pit bull. People have crossed the street to avoid her, and the Patels have received lots of looks and glances. But the truth is that Ellie wouldn’t hurt a fly.

    The Patels decided to show Ellie’s true personality and tell her adoption story in Pittie Nation, a close Facebook group for pit bull lovers that’s also tied to The Dodo’s Facebook Watch show of the same name. The post has received thousands of likes and hundreds of comments!

    The Patels didn’t plan on adopting a dog when they visited the shelter that day, but now they can’t imagine life without Ellie! They’re the perfect match for each other, and it was just meant to be. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Photo credits: Jon and Kayla Patel
    h/t The Dodo

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    Cop Dumps 10 Orphaned Ducklings Into A Pond, And They Immediately Get A New Mom

    Animal Control officer Diane Desrosiers helped 10 ducklings who’d wandered onto a roadway in Southgate, Michigan, after losing their mom. She loaded them into a pet carrier to keep them safe until she could come up with a plan. That’s when she got the idea to drive them to nearby South Winds Golf Club where a wild duck named Stella had recently given birth to nine ducklings of her own in one of the course’s ponds.

    Pro golfer Chris Grandy filmed the moment the ducklings were dumped into the pond, and what happened next he described as “the most precious kind of thing Iโ€™ve ever witnessed.”

    As soon as the ducklings hit the water, Stella swam over to them right away as if she realized they were without a mom and needed help. She gathered them up and led them back with her family and adopted them on the spot.

    This Animal Control Officer found 10 baby ducks on the Southfield Expressway. They had been abandoned. She stopped traffic, rounded them up and brought them to the South Winds Golf Club. We put them in one of our ponds. Our pet duck, who we had named Stella, had hatched her family of nine 2 weeks ago near our cart shed, was swimming at the time. As soon as the officer put the babies in the water, without hesitation, Stella left her family and welcomed the new ones! Way to go Stella!

    Posted by Chris Grandy on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Isn’t it amazing? Stella’s maternal instinct kicked in, and now the 10 ducklings are back to living a normal life with a new mom. ๐Ÿ™‚

    “They lost their mom and now they got a new mom,” Chris Grandy told FOX 2 News. “It was the most precious kind of thing Iโ€™ve ever witnessed. It was such a motherly thing.”

    h/t The Dodo

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    The Dog This Man Lost 8 Years Ago Is About To Walk Around The Corner

    There’s no worse feeling than losing your dog. No matter the precautions we take, there are some situations we just can’t prepare for. When this happens, we can feel so helpless trying to find them. And that’s why it’s so important to get your dog a microchip. In the video below, it helped reunite a dog with his owner after being found by a stranger.

    Josh Edwards lost his dog, Duke, about eight years ago and had given up on finding him. Then he received a call from a pet chip company saying they had his dog. Here, Josh nervously awaits the reunion not knowing what to expect. The result is very emotional and heartwarming.

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    Sookie The Greyhound Takes Splashing Around In The Pool To A New Level

    Dogs can be awfully picky when it comes to where they get their water. If it’s in a bathtub, they usually want nothing to do with it. But if it’s from a hose or a pool, they’re having the time of their lives! I guess dogs just know when to have fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    In the video below, a Greyhound named Sookie gets in the pool and takes splashing around to a whole new level. We’ve all seen dogs in pools, but this is different. Watch as Sookie jumps, dives, spins, runs, and turns at breakneck speeds! This dog is having an absolute blast, and watching it is sure to put you in a good mood for the day.

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    Dog Family Dumped In The Desert To Fend For Themselves Stumbles Upon A Helping Hand

    Hope For Paws responded to a report of a dog family abandoned in the desert, and they arrived to see the mama and her three puppies huddled together. They were dumped there to fend for themselves. Who could do such a thing?

    A Good Samaritan had been feeding the dogs for two weeks when her daughter told her about Hope For Paws. And that’s where they came into the picture. The dog family was so friendly and thankful to be fed that they walked right up to the rescuers. Eldad and Loreta created an enclosure to secure the dogs.

    Mama Josephine and her pups โ€” Madeleine, Amรฉlie, and Pierre โ€” all received food, water, and baths, and then it was time to play! Just a few days later, the family continued on to their foster home. ๐Ÿ™‚

    To adopt this family, contact A.R.T. N Paws Animal Rescue.

    If you’d like to donate to Hope For Paws, you can do so here. If you can’t, sharing the video helps too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jealous Dog Interrupts Mom’s Conversation By Putting On An Opera-Singing Act

    Walter is a talented dog. And if he’s not pleased with something or feeling left out, he’ll use that talent to his advantage! Instead of talking back, this silly pup uses his opera-singing voice in an effort to get some attention. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mom’s right outside of the car talking to a friend when Walter interrupts with his human-like vocals. Mad and a little jealous that he wasn’t part of the original conversation, the dog’s going to make sure Mom can’t talk either. Listen to him sing!

    “Stop embarrassing me again. Youโ€™re getting me in trouble,” Mom exclaims. Apparently this isn’t the first time Walter has done such a thing! You’ll want to hear this, trust me. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Dog Gets In Position To Play Pie-In-The-Face Game The Only Way A Dog Can

    Now this is a game I can see dogs getting into! The silly dog in the video below wants nothing more than to play this pie-in-the-face board game with his people. If family game night is going to consist of launching treats into his face, count him in every time!

    “Yum! So whenโ€™s my next turn?” ๐Ÿ˜›

    If you want your dog to join in on the family fun, I’d say this is your best bet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Dog Finds A Tiny Baby In The Yard Who Needs Some Serious Help

    A dog comes across a baby squirrel, and an unthinkable friendship forms. The unlikely friends frolic and play in the yard in one of the cutest videos ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

    “This is our dog, Millie, and our baby squirrel, whom has been dubbed “Squirrel,” we rescued from our back yard after a tree fell down and we found this little baby squirrel. We left the squirrel outside for about a day and when we went back he was still there. His mother never found him, or his mother was dead. We then took it upon ourselves to take care of this little squirrel until he is ready to be released. So far he has lasted just over a week under our care. He has evolved from not having his eyes open to a bounding squirrel full of energy.”

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    Man Goes To Buy A Soda And Sees A Pair Of Furry Legs Sticking Out From Behind The Machine

    A reporter from Atlanta, Georgia, named BJ Nemeth was on his way home from a work trip when he decided to pull over at a rest stop and get something to drink. The last thing he expected to see was a pair of furry legs sticking out from behind the soda machine.

    All he could think was “please don’t be dead.” He purposely took a photo on his phone with the flash on to light the area up, and that’s when the dog popped up and looked at him. She looked depressed and completely exhausted.

    With the nearest exit over six miles away, BJ figured someone had driven the dog all the way out here and dumped her. He tried calling some local rescue groups and vets, but it was late and no one was answering. But he knew he couldn’t just leave her behind.

    So he spent some time trying to earn the dog’s trust. Maybe she’d get comfortable enough with him that she’d allow him to pick her up. He felt if he didn’t try to save her right here and now, no one would.

    He bought a small bag of cheese crackers from the vending machine, and the dog started eating all the while keeping her eyes on him as she gobbled it up.

    BJ started tweeting out photos and updates, and he decided to name her Soda-Pup. The dog finished eating and lay back down. That’s when BJ saw his chance and snuck over to his car to grab a towel to pick her up with. He was able to place her in the vehicle with no problems. Soda-Pup was still a little nervous, but she was starting to finally feel safe.

    While driving, BJ felt the dog’s cold nose press against his elbow. He looked back and there Soda-Pup was, all smiles. This is when he realized everything was going to be okay. He just had to get her to a good place.

    They drove all the way back to Atlanta without stopping and arrived at home around 3AM. BJ set up a room for the dog and made a vet appointment for the next day.

    BJ’s own dog, Brisco, is territorial so he knew he couldn’t adopt Soda-Pup himself. But he was going to do whatever it took to find the sweet dog a home. He felt he at least owed that much to her.

    The next day at the vet, it was determined Soda-Pup was about four years old. She needed vaccinations and to be spayed, and BJ was happy to cover her medical bills. The vet gave him a discount for stepping up to take care of her. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Soda-Pup was a little too healthy to have been a wild dog her whole life, but she had no collar or microchip. She was uncomfortable being on a leash and rarely went to the bathroom at first.

    Soda-Pup was a little shy, but she knew she could depend on BJ. It wasn’t long before she perked up and starting zooming around the house and wagging her tail! He tried teaching her some tricks and bought some toys for her. She thanked him with kisses every morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

    That homeless and neglected dog living behind a soda machine really blossomed into an amazing pet under BJ’s watch. All she needed now was a forever home.

    BJ turned to a trusted friend in Dallas, Texas, and she agreed to adopt Soda-Pup! They’d make the trip to the dog’s new home with BJ planning to stay there a few days for an easy transition.

    If he didn’t already have a dog, BJ would’ve adopted Soda-Pup for sure. But he is already making plans to stay a part of her life by checking in for updates on all the new things she’ll be doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    BJ also decided that May 22nd โ€” the day he found her at the rest stop โ€” would be her birthday. Now with the perfect home, he couldn’t imagine a better life for Soda-Pup.

    “[The adopter] was recently widowed within the past two years,” BJ told The Dodo. “I really like the idea of her going to someone who needs her just as much as she needs them.”

    Photo credits: BJ Nemeth
    h/t The Dodo

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    There’s A Place Where Elephants And Dogs Hang Out, And It’s Dreamy

    At Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, the elephants and dogs roam and play all day long! They live together in peace and harmony, and it’s like something straight out of a fairytale. The relationship here between the two animals is something you just have to see to believe.

    It turns out the park isn’t just an amazing place for elephants but for dogs too. The dogs are extremely relaxed and able to sleep anywhere they please. They’ll follow the elephants around and sometimes even stay in front of the elephant shelter waiting until they can come out to play once again. This is an unbelievable interspecies friendship you have to witness! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    25 Puppies Who Think The Most Comfortable Place To Sleep Is In Some Shoes

    Puppies need a lot of sleep, and they’ll do it pretty much anytime and anywhere. What you may think would be the most uncomfortable place to lie down and nap just might be a puppy’s absolute favorite spot to catch some Zs! The 25 puppies below have found their spots in some pairs of shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    h/t Animal Channel

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