Adopt Me! Rascal & Jersey Are a Duo to Adore

Credit: Courtesy Wisconsin Humane Society

Adopt Me! Rascal & Jersey Are a Duo to Adore

Originally posted 10/17/2014 10:35 AM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and we'll be introducing you to extraordinary canines who need homes throughout October. Today, meet Rascal and Jersey, two pups who prove that two is definitely better than one.

The Australian shepherd mixes were surrendered together to the Wisconsin Humane Society in Milwaukee because their former owner couldn't find a place that would allow them both. The shelter can't bear to split these two, who are the best of friends, so they are hoping to place them in a loving home where they can spend forever together.

"Both adore attention and their personalities perfectly complement one another," says Angela Speed, vice president of communications for the shelter. "Rascal is adventurous and outgoing, while Jersey is sweet, submissive and exceedingly affectionate. When offered treats, Rascal executes his tricks with precision and focus, while Jersey drops to the ground and attempts to become the cutest sweetheart she can imagine – and she always succeeds!"

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Firefighters Save Dog from the Brink of Death with Human Oxygen Mask

Firefighters Save Dog with Human Oxygen Mask

Update 10/16/2014 08:15 PM Originally posted 10/16/2014 05:15 PM

Thanks to the quick thinking and brave actions of a group of firefighters, a dog named Keiser has a second chance at life.

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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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