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    Dog Howls Out In Excitement Seeing The Ocean For The First Time After 5 Years On A Chain

    A German Shepherd named Herschel spent the first five years of his life neglected and chained up. His teeth are grinded down most likely from trying to chew through his chain to try and set himself free. He was abandoned and returned to the shelter twice, and it seemed he would never get to leave the shelter.

    But then the non-profit Found Animals Adopt & Shop took Herschel in and said they would help. And that they did. The dog was adopted by a family in Washington state, and the roadtrip from Los Angeles would be full of firsts. πŸ™‚

    He would get to see snow for the first time and eat lots of foods he didn’t even know existed. But the best part is when he got to see the ocean for the very first time. As soon as he saw the waves crashing, he started howling like crazy! He had no idea what he was looking at, but it was exciting.

    This is exactly why Rocky Kanaka does what he does with Dog’s Day Out to help dogs in need. All of the hard work is very rewarding in the end. πŸ™‚

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    Purebred Dog Found Roaming The Streets With A Sad Note Attached To Her Collar

    A woman saw a dog running around her backyard in western Michigan and was able to get close enough to check her tags when she found a sad note attached to the collar. The note was from the dog’s former owners, and it begged for someone to find her a new home.

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    “I am lost and looking for a home β€” my owner had a stroke and can not care for me. Please don’t take me to a shelter. I am a purebred Coonhound 6 months old. Please find home,” it read.

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    It turned out Ghost hadn’t been maliciously abandoned but dumped with good intentions. This didn’t make it okay, and there are definitely better ways to go about it, but her former owners just wanted someone to care for their dog as they no longer felt they could.

    Luvnpupz took Ghost in and placed the dog in a foster home while they tried to connect with her former owners.

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    The rescue believes that they can possibly help Ghost’s original owners keep the dog by providing financial assistance and whatever other help they may need. They hope the community can come together and help in their search and not judge the way the dog was abandoned.

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    If there’s more to the story or if the owners can’t be tracked down, Ghost will be put up for adoption. Meanwhile, she’s doing well in her foster home! πŸ™‚

    You can follow the Luvnpupz Facebook page for updates on Ghost.

    h/t I Love My Dog So Much

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    Heartbroken Therapy Dog Plops Down On Grandma’s Grave And Grieves

    Wiley is a wolf-dog who is part of a program in the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center called Warriors and Wolves which helps veterans deal with symptoms of PTSD. But even though he’s asked to be tough for the veterans he helps, that doesn’t mean he can’t have his moments.

    It is known that it’s possible for dogs to grieve over a person they’ve bonded with who is no longer around. They may not understand exactly what’s going on, but they definitely know what it means to miss someone. And the video below is proof.

    Wiley is shown grieving at his grandma’s grave, and his owners say he’s never made these sounds before and hasn’t since. This is a truly moving scene, and Wiley is a special boy who is very loved by his family.

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    Dog Thinks No One Is Watching And Readies All Of His Toys

    When Junior the seven-year-old Border Collie thinks he’s alone, he empties out the toy basket β€” and the games begin! But the playful pup doesn’t know Mom’s hiding behind the dining room table recording the entire thing. πŸ™‚

    His owners have been trying to capture this footage for a long time, and they finally got it! For whatever reason, he only does this crazy puppy act when no one is watching. How cute!

    That look at the end! πŸ™‚

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    Bus Driver Pulls Over, Walks Toward Dog In The Middle Of The Highway

    No one knows how this stray black dog ended up in the middle of this busy highway in Brazil, but someone was certainly looking out for her on this day. Passengers aboard a bus in Rio de Janeiro were confused at first when the driver pulled over, but they soon realized what he was up to.

    The driver got out and walked toward the dog pacing near the center divider and got to her before anything could happen. She was now safe and in good hands.

    As the driver came back onto the bus with the dog by his side, the passengers erupted in cheers and celebration. They didn’t seem to mind the slight delay at all!

    The dog was thrilled to finally be safe and sound, and it’s all thanks to this hero!

    UPDATE: The bus driver ended up adopting the dog! What an amazing story all around. πŸ™‚

    h/t The Dodo

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    Dog Put In Other Room For Making A Mess Finds A Way To Help ‘Clean Up’

    Zeus the German Shepherd must’ve gotten a little excited while eating and scattered his food all over the floor. Dad noticed and put the dog in the other room so that he could properly clean everything up, but little did he know Zeus would find a way to “help” out. πŸ˜‰

    “Zeus spilled his treats, so I put him in the other room to clean up,” James said on Twitter.

    The Instagram video revealed Zeus’s funny personality and determination to fight through the circumstances to get to his food! James should have known it’s impossible to stand between a dog and eating. πŸ˜›

    Where there’s a will, there’s a way! And having a really long tongue helps too. πŸ˜‰

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    Closed Captioning Shows Dog’s True Feelings On Not Going To The Park

    Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie was excited about going to the park today, but when he found out the park was closed so that they could spray for bugs, he was not happy! Although it was obvious he was less than thrilled, we couldn’t know exactly what he was saying. But thanks to DoggosBeingDoggos, the video has been translated for us! πŸ˜€

    We think Walter feels a little bad for how he talked back to his mom, but he’s still angry about this whole park thing! πŸ˜‰

    Be sure to follow Walter on Instagram for even more from this talkative dog!

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    Dachshund Ballooned To 77 Pounds Before A New Owner Stepped In

    Obie’s original owners were elderly, could not support an active lifestyle, and fed him out of love. This caused the Dachshund to balloon to 77 pounds. It wasn’t long before a relative stepped in, and Obie was given to Nora Vanatta. Nora has a degree in animal science and immediately got Obie on a weight loss plan.

    Here’s Obie at 5 years old and 77 pounds.

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    Here he is about 8 months later, down 40 pounds. He had surgery to remove the excess skin.

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    Just look at Obie now! Down about 50 pounds and looking great. πŸ™‚

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    “I hope that he can be an inspiration to any person or animal trying to lose weight,” said Vanatta on Obie’s website.

    An inspiration he is! What a tremendous amount of weight for such a small dog to lose. His new owners said that with the help of two other active dogs and proper vet care, he lost all of that unhealthy weight. He’s now a happy and healthy pooch.

    Looking great, Obie! πŸ™‚

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    18 Pug Mixes To Make You Do A Double Take

    Pictured below are 18 photos of Pug mixes that are too adorable for this world. So sit back and prepare yourself, for this gallery is total cuteness overload! πŸ™‚

    h/t BuzzFeed

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