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How One Dog’s Selfie Almost Cost Him His Home

(PIT BULLS/BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION) Diggy the dog took the Internet by storm with a selfie that went viral in June. But his fame almost cost him his new home after the Waterford Township police saw the photo. Unfortunately for Diggy and his new family, they had violated the township’s ban on pit bulls and were […]

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So let's all think twice before judging this entire breed. Photo Credit: Tumblr

26 Pictures That Show What Pit Bulls Are Really Like (GALLERY)

(PIT BULLS/DOG PICTURES) With many municipalities across the globe calling on breed-specific legislation and “dangerous dog laws,” pit bulls have become a hot topic of debate lately. While some regard these dogs as dangerous killers who should be banned outright, others view them as misunderstood victims of breed discrimination. Support for these laws is based […]

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<p>Sirius Dog Run honors the only canine victim from the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. </p>

In Memory Of Sirius, Police Dog Killed On 9/11

(SEPTEMBER 11TH/ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) NEW YORK — Today is the anniversary of that fateful day of terror. Not all first responder victims were of the two-legged kind. Sirius, a Port Authority Police Department K-9, was killed when the Second Tower collapsed. Read on about the only police dog killed in the attacks that day, the […]

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<p>The dog run is located in the former Pumphouse Plaza on the roof of an underground pumping station. Photo Credit: bpcdogs.org</p>

NYC Dog Park Honors K-9 Killed On 9/11

(ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) New York’s Sirius Dog Run is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the only police K-9, Sirius, killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Like many other heroic animals, Sirius performed his duties flawlessly until his final day, and was rightfully honored along with all the other fallen heroes. […]

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<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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