Dog Ricochet Surfs with 2 Boys Who Need Heart Transplants

Update 10/16/2014 08:40 AM Originally posted 10/15/2014 04:20 PM

Surf dog Ricochet, America's favorite surfing golden retriever, has raised money for wounded warriors, kids with special needs and even made a terminally ill child's wish come true.

Now she's trying to help two teenage boys.

Both are 19, both are named Jacob, both have the same heart condition – and both will die if they don't get heart transplants.

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Pure Joy Is this Dog Diving Into His Leaf Pile

Originally posted 10/15/2014 05:00 PM

No one takes fall more seriously than Stella.

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Dog of Dallas Nurse with Ebola to Be Cared for in a Comfortable, Undisclosed Location

Credit: Courtesy Nina Pham Family

Officials say a year-old King Charles Spaniel has been taken from the Dallas apartment of an Ebola-infected nurse and will be cared for at an undisclosed location.

Nurse Nina Pham's apartment is being thoroughly cleaned after tests over the weekend confirmed she is infected.

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French Bulldog's Struggle to Reach Ball Is Tragic

Update 10/12/2014 10:00 AM Originally posted 10/10/2014 02:15 PM

Sadness is a dog who has lost his favorite toy.

The love story of Blanky the French bulldog and this tennis ball is quite like a Shakespearean tragedy. In the YouTube video, the pooch reaches for the beloved ball, which is just out of his grasp on a couch – but to no avail. The adorable dog whines, weeps and barks at the painful distance between them – and you're left wondering if the pair will ever be together again.

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The Daily Treat: Hot Guys Pose with Puppies for Animal Rights

Credit: Mike Ruiz

Ice cream and chocolate sauce, peanut butter and jelly, rest and relaxation – some combos are just meant to be together.

Much like hot guys and adorable dogs.

N.Y.C.-based animal rescue, Louie's Legacy, has brought the two together for its new calendar, appropriately named "Hunks and Hounds."

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Small Shelter Receives Outpouring of Help for 20 Puppies Abandoned in Canadian Wilderness

Credit: Courtesy Battleford's Humane Society/Facebook

It's an unthinkable sight: 20 tiny puppies left for dead in the harsh temperatures of Saskatchewan, Canada.

But that is what Greg Zubiak came across on Friday while hunting moose in the woods.

Zubiak told the CBC he found the animals huddled together in the cold weather with no help in sight. The hunter quickly stripped off his sweaters and bundled up the puppies before putting them in his truck and driving to Battleford's Humane Society.

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Labradoodle Survives Fall Off 200-Foot Cliff

Originally posted 10/08/2014 01:45 PM

A Labradoodle named Gracie fell 200 feet off a cliff in Oregon – and survived.

Dog owner Michelle Simmons says Gracie and another dog were playing on a trail in the Columbia River Gorge in Cascade Locks, Oregon, when Gracie went over the side of the cliff.

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The Daily Treat: Cat Saved by Dog Blood Transfusion

Credit: Marathon Veterinary Hospital

The Daily Treat: Cat Saved by Dog Blood Transfusion

Originally posted 10/07/2014 04:45 PM

Buttercup the kitty is here to prove cats and dogs can get along, inside and out.

This orange tabby from the Florida Keys recently received a life-saving blood transfusion from a canine, reports. The rare procedure is known as a xenotransfusion.

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Dog Taking a Shower Will Wash Away Your Monday Morning Blues

Update 10/06/2014 06:30 AM Originally posted 10/03/2014 12:30 PM

Sometimes the best reward after a long week is a hot shower.

That nasty email you received, the comments your annoying boss made and the memories of the vending machine eating all of your quarters simply roll off your back and spiral down the drain. Consider it a paper shredder for your mind and body.

This pup bathing in a sink reminds us of our favorite stress reliever and, by the looks of things, we're pretty sure the dog is trying to fur-get some unpleasant happenings during his week, too.

Just as they are in the office, dog park politics can be brutal.

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Adopt Me! Reggie Is Ready to Show You How Loyal He Is

Credit: Courtesy Eleventh Hour Rescue

Adopt Me! Reggie Is Ready to Show You How Loyal He Is

Originally posted 10/03/2014 10:30 AM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and we'll be introducing you to extraordinary canines who need homes throughout October. Today, meet Reggie, a Catahoula/hound mix from the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Under this 2-year-old pup's shy exterior is a lot of charm. "Reggie is a fun, loving, sensitive young guy," says rescue volunteer Kristy Stracuzzi. "He loves a good game of fetch and a perfect day for him would be a hike and any activity outdoors with his people."

The sweet dog was plucked from a Tennessee shelter and somehow lost a little confidence along the way, so it can take some time for him to trust people. "But once he does," adds Stracuzzi, "you will forever have his loyalty."

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