Adopt Me! Castle Is Ready to Be Queen of Your Heart

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Adopt Me! Castle Is Ready to Be Queen of Your Heart

Originally posted 10/24/2014 11:00 AM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and we'll be introducing you to extraordinary canines who need homes throughout October. Today, meet Castle, an adorable pit bull who is approximately 1 year old.

Here's a way to really celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Oct. 25: adopt this regal lady, who came to Animal Care & Control of N.Y.C. (AC&C) as a stray found in Queens.

Communications associate Alexandra Silver tells PEOPLE that the black-and-white cutie is very social and pleasantly greets every single person she meets. "She isn't just friendly with humans; she also seems to enjoy the company of other dogs," Silver says.

The young, energetic pup would do great with an owner who has as much pep as she does. Want to go for an impromptu run in the park? Count Castle in. And, if you'd like to curl up on the couch and watch Game of Thrones afterward, she's happy to oblige.

In honor of Pit Bull Awareness Day, anyone who adopts a pit bull or pit mix from AC&C will receive a free New York Pit Bull Appreciation Society BarkBox, a package containing toys and treats for big dogs. Proud adopters will also get New York Pit Bull Appreciation Society pins.

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Sarah Hyland: My Dog Is My 'Significant Other' | Sarah Hyland

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Sarah Hyland: My Dog Is My 'Significant Other'

Originally posted 10/22/2014 11:45 AM

She's not talking about her messy split from ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop, but Sarah Hyland is open to discussing the messy circumstances involving the main man in her life right now: her dog, Barkley Bixby.

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The Daily Treat: Tom Brady's Dog Steals the Scene (& Our Hearts!) in New UGG Commercial | Tom Brady

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Tom Brady's New UGG Commercial Features His Dog ... Is It Rude to Stare?

Update 10/22/2014 06:30 AM Originally posted 10/21/2014 04:30 PM

Clearly, fashion is a family affair for the Bündchen-Brady clan.

Lua, the pit bull mix of football star Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bündchen, costars with her dapper dad in his new marketing campaign for UGG Australia, and the dog is definitely bringing fashion forward in the cutest way possible.

In the video titled "Down Time," the third in the series, Lua plays fetch with the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback on a deserted beach. (Brady's parents, Tom and Galynn, starred in the previous installments.)

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Lesson learned: Zombies do not faze Maymo the Lemon Beagle.

Perhaps you've heard of Maymo. This dog gained online fame for videos showing his big reactions to mundane things – the lemon that gave him his nickname, for example, or a head of cabbage that he decided was the most precious thing ever.

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Adopt Me! Rascal & Jersey Are a Duo to Adore

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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

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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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