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Good news and stories for pet guardians and animal lovers. This section also features animal rescue stories and “Thanks To Animals” profiles about animals who’ve earned our gratitude and awe. Each day, we’re profiling different stories, so keep connected – you’ll be grateful that you did.

<p>Rescue teams search through the rubble for survivors. Photo credit: Barcroft Media</p>

Portraits Honor 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

(DOG PICTURES/ANIMAL HEROES) Nearly 100 search and rescue dogs were deployed to help find survivors at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Photographer Charlotte Dumas located 15 of these now senior-aged heroes and has commemorated them in a touching series of portraits entitled “Retrieved.” Traveling to 12 different […]

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New Dog Best Friend Helps Blind Dog

Dynamic Duo: How Our Four-Legged Friends Help Each Other

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/TOUCHING TALES) Sometimes good things happen without any explanation. Just six months before Hoshi the dog lost his eyes to glaucoma, his parents adopted Zen, a tiny pup in poor health. No one was sure if Zen would click with the blind pooch, but it turns out he was exactly what Hoshi needed—forming a […]

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Photo Credit: The DoDo

A Dog’s Devotion Lasts Forever

(DOGS/TOUCHING TALES) Hard times brought Negão and his guardian together, but how do you tell man’s best friend that his person is gone? The loyal companion to a homeless man who suddenly fell ill with a fatal infection, Negão still waits for his human outside of the hospital where he passed away. In fact, Negão […]

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Photo Credit: Fox 40

Hook The Hero Dog Saves Woman From Approaching Train

(ANIMAL HEROES/DOGS) Meet Hook the hero dog. Hook is a registered service dog for Joyce Herman, who has difficulty hearing particularly when she’s outside. One day, when she was crossing a busy intersection during rush hour, she was unable to hear a local train approaching from behind. Luckily, her 12-pound Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix successfully pulled […]

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A Boy & His Dog: A Fur-ever Friendship

(DOGS/ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) UNITED KINGDOM — One has a debilitating disease, and one has only three legs. Owen and Haatchi have an incredible friendship, yet one based on very strange circumstances. The bond between the little boy and his Anatolian Shepherd dog is truly inspiring. — Global Animal

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Mojo adjusting to Rachel's home. Photo Credit: Rachel Bryant via The Dodo

Can Dogs Have Guardian Angels?

(RESCUE DOGS/PETS) Mojo may have short spine syndrome, but he certainly isn’t short on love. This senior Border Collie mix lost his loving guardian after she fell terminally ill. Given that Mojo is already 10 years old with an extremely rare genetic disorder, finding him a new home wasn’t going to be an easy task. […]

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