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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Help Your Dog Beat the Back-to-School Blues

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Back-to-school is exciting for some, and doggone depressing for others – like dogs!

Your pup's summer partner-in-crime is going back to the classroom, which means your dog will get less attention and more alone time.

Our friends at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) want to help your pooch fight that September sadness, so they created this adorable infographic filled with fun ideas to keep your pup occupied throughout the school year.

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See How Spike the Cockatoo Feeds the Dogs

Update 08/31/2014 12:05 PM Originally posted 08/29/2014 01:55 PM

Cockatoos are among the most affectionate of all birds, but few of them have ever gone above and beyond in the service to their brother animals as Spike the cockatoo.

As seen in this video, Spike does a lunchtime solid for a pair of Great Danes, using his avian wits to reach into a box of Milk Bones and get some dog treats, which he then throws down on the floor for the hungry hounds.

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Suri Cruise Reunites with Lost Chihuahua | Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise

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Suri Cruise Reunites with Lost Chihuahua

Originally posted 08/30/2014 03:05 PM

It looks like Suri Cruise's once-missing Chihuahua is truly one lucky puppy.

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Puppy Beaten by CEO Is in 'Good Physical Condition,' Says SPCA

Miraculously, the puppy who was brutally beaten on camera by the CEO of a major catering company is well on her way to recovery.

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Adopt Me! Help Hazel Complete Her Transformation

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Adopt Me! Help Hazel Complete Her Transformation

Originally posted 08/29/2014 10:00 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Hazel, a 3-year-old hound mix who has made a massive transformation over the past few months.

When the pup arrived at The Simon Foundation in Bloomfield, Connecticut, she was emaciated, hairless and too weak to stand – obviously a victim of neglect. She was covered with flea dirt, had pressure sores all over her body from laying on a hard surface, and the pads of her feet were raw.

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The Daily Treat: Your Favorite Pomeranian Is Now the Fastest Dog on Two Paws

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See the Fastest Dog on Two Paws
in Action!

Originally posted 08/28/2014 03:00 PM

As far as pooches go, he's about as close to perfect (ahem, paw-fect) as one can get.

But that's not why Jiff has landed a spot in the latest Guinness World Records book, which they're calling the most comprehensive collection of facts, feats and achievements ever compiled. (It's also Guinness World Records's 60th anniversary.)

The L.A.-based Pomeranian is actually the fastest dog on two paws, having reached 10 meters on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds and 5 meters on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. See him in action below!

When editors of the book first set eyes on the fluffy pup, they did a double take.

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Diesel the dog isn't about to let these last days of summer slip away without showing off his new trick.

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Meet the Hero Dog Who Helped His Owner Fight Off a Black Bear

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Hero Dog Helps Owner Fight Off a Black Bear

Update 08/23/2014 09:00 AM Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:30 PM

Man's best friend, indeed.

On Thursday, Steven Krichbaum, 59, was walking with his yellow Lab mix Henry in West Virginia's George Washington National Forest when they were confronted with something bear-y scary: two cubs and a larger black bear, who wasn't happy to see them. The animal proceeded to attack, and the guys leaped into action.

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Kitten and Pit Bull Share Sweet, Cuddly Kisses

Watch Kitten and Pit Bull Share Sweet, Cuddly Kisses

Update 08/22/2014 04:15 PM Originally posted 08/22/2014 12:30 PM

Blind dates are always nerve-wracking, even for animals. Carla Zanoni of New York City was worried that her four-year-old pit bull terrier, Getrude, would reject her newly adopted kitten named Earnestine.

Instead, the pets surprised Zanoni by quickly becoming enamored with one another. The video above shows the adorable behavior that has become normal for this animal odd couple. Apparently, Earnestine and Gertrude often spend their days cuddling together and exchanging sweet, interspecies kisses.

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Adopt Me! Sophia Wants to Be Your Superstar Dog

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Adopt Me! Sophia Wants to Be Your Superstar Dog

Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Sophia, a 3-year-old Pharaoh hound mix who adores people.

According to a bio from the Baltimore Humane Society, this athletic girl is a ball of positive energy. "I have such a fun, bubbly personality that I can make pretty much any situation we are in a fun time!" it reads. "Speaking of bubbly … one of my favorite games is popping bubbles that people blow for me!"

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