What Happens When Dog Asks for Phone-Free Vacation

Give credit to a chihuahua named, Pancho, for asking for a phone-free vacation. Being the smart dog that he is, he’s noticed his human, Nic, spends a lot of time on his phone. Too much time. Sound familiar. Happily, Nic got the message and took Pancho on a 3-day vacation without using his smart phone. What a happy, inspiring time they had. Here’s a look and a question–what would you do with 3 phone-free days? And if you like dog

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Meet The Woman Reuniting Military Dogs With Their Veterans

Flight attendant Molli Oliver has two great passions–military dogs and veterans who have given brave service to the United States. She’s now on a mission to bring valiant partners back together again. She’s reuniting retiring military dogs with the veterans they served alongside. And she’s doing it at her own expense. Come along as she makes another one of these magical reunions happen. United.com has a little bit more information on the wonderful Molli Oliver. How she’s a Los Angeles-based

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Funny Horse Keeps Reporter Laughing As He Fails At Stand Up After Stand Up

So many of my current and fellow reporters will appreciate this reporter for Greek TV as he tries to shoot a stand up with a teasing horse determined to make him laugh. The Daily Mail says the reporter was trying to do a story for Makedonia TV, which was to include a stand up with Frankie the horse in the background. Clearly, Frankie has very specific ideas on how this stand up should go. And once the reporter gets the

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NFL Player Asks To Adopt Shelter Dog That’s “Been Here A Long Time”

Plenty of good hearts walk into rescue shelters looking to adopt a shelter dog. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ronnie Stanley and his girlfriend had even a higher mission when they went to BARCS. The shelter shares the story on their Facebook page where they say Stanley specifically asked, “We are looking for a dog that’s been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable.” They met a number of dogs, but Stanley knew he’d found his pup when he met Winter. She’s a 6-year-old

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Comfort Dogs Arriving In Orlando To Help People Grieve

Comfort dogs are arriving in Orlando to help people grieve following the dispicible mass shooting at The Pulse nightclub over the weekend. WFAA reports the dogs are ready to be pet and lend an ear to anyone who needs one. They’ve come with their handlers from Texas, Tennessee, Ohio and six other states. In a place with so many tears, they bring the welcome gift of comfort, indeed. If you love your dog, you might like the dog-inspired pieces in

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National Aquarium Moving Its Dolphins To Ocean Sanctuary By 2020

Dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore have reason to smile today. The Aquarium is announcing plans to move its eight bottleneck dolphins its performing pool in Baltimore to nation’s first oceanside sanctuary in Florida or the Caribbean by 2020. The Baltimore Sun reports this is also a huge victory for animal activists who have protested for years that it is cruel to keep such large, intelligent creatures cooped up in such a small space. Aquarium officials envision a first-of-its-kind protected, seaside

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Teary Reunion As Chimps See Woman Who Saved Them 25 Years Ago

“Do you remember me?” What a beautiful question and moment as a woman who has dedicated her life to saving chimps reunites with a trio she helped save and rehabilitate 25 years ago. The Daily News reports that Linda Koebner was a young graduate student when she helped free three chimps who had been used for research for a hepatitis vaccine. When the studies were done, it was time to release the chimps, but researchers weren’t sure if they could

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Sea Otter Pup Reunited With His Mama Makes Cutest Moment Of The Day

I have to say I was intrigued with the headline about a sea otter pup being reunited with his mother. How is this going to work? Turns out beautifully. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the pup was only a couple days old when it was separated from its mother. They suspect the pair were separated in a particularly strong tide last week as mama foraged for food. Experts from the Marine Mammal Center found the pup floating alone off the

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Surprise Ball Pit Party For Dog Birthdays

What? Throw a party for dog birthdays? How crazy is that? I would never! Well, actually, yes, I have. I’ve thrown more than one party for my DarlaDog. Complete with doggie birthday cake. The cake and other dog friends at the park was Darla’s idea of happy that year. I had to pull out the photo album and reminisce when I saw this story. The humans attached to Laki, Shelby, and Maya knew what their Golden Retrievers would love—balls.  Lots

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Ringling Bros. Circus Elephants Lumber Into Much-Deserved Retirement

Time for some awesome elephants to unpack their trunks, so to speak. The last remaining 11 Asian elephants who have been performing with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus have been retired. The circus fought animal rights activists for years, but eventually saw the light that these magnificent creatures deserved better than having to do tricks for audiences around the world. Tip of the ringleader’s hat to the circus–When they finally retired the elephants, they sent them out in

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