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 Chuck, a young pit bull who has overcome difficult hurdles in his short life.
This past Christmas, the pooch was found tied to a fence at the Asphalt Green recreational campus in New York City. Unable to walk normally, he could only drag himself by his front legs.
He was brought to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals by two good Samaritans. Radiographs revealed severe joint disease in both of his hips due to old fractures, and, as a result, he had lost almost all the muscle mass in his hind legs.
Diamonds are a dog's best friend, too.
It took six years, but Lois Matykowski's missing diamond wedding ring finally reappeared when her 10-year-old Rottweiler mix, Tucker, swallowed a popsicle stick this month, according to ABC News.
The Wisconsin pooch – known affectionately to his family as the "food burglar" – wolfed down a popsicle and its stick, which prompted Matykowski to call her veterinarian.
It's baby versus bulldog – and it's unclear who the real winner is.
Is someone upset because the dog took her spot on the couch? Is her diaper dirty? Or is she simply informing him about the latest viral cat video?
Somebody get this super dog a cape!
A tiny Chihuahua named Chloe from Federal Way, Washington, barked until her sleeping family woke up during a house fire – and she's being credited with saving their lives.
"My mom's little 5-lb. Chihuahua started barking when she saw the smoke," Devon Whittlesey told ABC 13 News. "Smoke was pouring into my room. I dropped down to my hands and knees and crawled to the front door."
Whittlesey and two other residents made it out fast thanks to the barking, but Chloe wasn't so lucky.
The organizers of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest say that their annual event proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder (or, more accurately, in the eye of the leash holder.) This year's winner, a Chihuahua-Shih Tzu mix named Peanut, is just the latest example of their unofficial motto. We're not sure what kind of effect that title has on a dog's self-esteem, but last night Jimmy Kimmel did his part to make sure that little Peanut feels better about himself.
Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.
The puppy had its head stuck through the hub of an automobile wheel when its owner brought it to a Kern County fire station on Friday.
Here's one intern who's working like a dog this summer!
It was meetings, brainstorms and, yes, more meetings when Lassie – a 10th-generation descendant of Pal, the pup who played the original fictional dog in movies and on TV – came to the PEOPLE offices for a résumé-building internship. (Hey, even this legendary canine needs a well-rounded education.)
The world's most beloved collie began her day with a pow-wow (er, bow-wow?) with Editorial Director Jess Cagle, who asked the pup to make like Barbara Walters and come up with questions for cover subject Hillary Clinton. Clearly, the dog days of summer are very exciting around here!
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