The Daily Treat: Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language

Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language

Update 05/13/2014 04:15 PM Originally posted 05/15/2014 01:20 PM

Cindy Koch has met her perfect match.

The Nebraska woman has fallen for a 3-year-old pit bull, who is deaf just like her.

According to California's KTLA news, Rosie the dog had a rough time finding a forever home since dogs with disabilities can often be overlooked at animal shelters. So, as she waited to meet her match, workers at the Humane Society in Aurora, Nebraska, taught her sign language.

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The Daily Treat: Policeman Helps Rescue Chihuahua from Highway Median

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Policeman Helps Rescue Chihuahua from Highway Median

Update 05/13/2014 04:15 PM Originally posted 05/12/2014 01:45 PM

A tiny Chihuahua got into big trouble on Friday.

California Highway Patrol officer Alex Edmon told NBC's Bay Area affiliate that officers received a call about a small dog sitting atop a concrete divider on busy Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek, California, during rush hour. When Edmon, a dog lover, and his partner arrived at the scene they did their best to rescue the pooch and later Tweeted a photo of their effort.

"We attempted to coax it, we could tell it was very frightened, it was shaking – we were able to pet it a little bit, but other than that we could tell it was not happy," Edmon said.

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Ryan Seacrest's New Pup Comes Home – and She's Hungry! | Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan Seacrest's New Pup Comes Home – and She's Hungry!

Originally posted 05/13/2014 03:30 PM

The new love of Ryan Seacrest's life has finally moved in – and, boy, is she a cutie!

After weeks of preparation, waiting and advice gathering from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, the star welcomed his black Lab pub into his home this week. But someone better sweep the floors and close the cupboards, because this girl is ready to munch.

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Man to Walk 2,000 Miles with His Pups for Dog Cancer Awareness

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Man to Walk 2,000 Miles with His Pups for Dog Cancer Awareness

Update 05/10/2014 11:25 AM Originally posted 05/09/2014 04:00 PM

Like so many people, Luke Robinson has been touched by cancer more times than he would care to remember.

In 2008, after his dog Malcolm died of metastatic bone cancer, the former businessman and his two other pups, Murphy and Hudson, embarked on a 2,300-mile journey that took them two years and helped raise funds and awareness for canine cancer. When they arrived in Boston from Austin on their final mile of the trek, Robinson noticed Murphy had a snotty nose.

"We just thought, 'Well, it's been a long journey,'" he tells PEOPLE. Sadly, it was a sign of something much more serious.

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The Daily Treat: See Real Simple's Latest Cover Shoot from a Pug's-Eye View

See Real Simple's Latest Cover Shoot from a Pug's-Eye View

Update 05/09/2014 04:45 PM Originally posted 05/09/2014 01:00 PM

A model's life can be ruff.

Just ask Mikey, an 11-year-old pug and professional model, who graces the cover of the June issue of Real Simple magazine.

After striking poses, the wrinkly pooch scoured the floor of the photo studio, sniffed the legs of some modern furniture and poked his little nose around the photo props. How do we know this? Because the magazine's team attached a camera to the dog's collar so he could record all the behind-the-scenes action from his low level. Watch the video below for a peek from Instagram, and for the full (and even more adorable!) version, click here.

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Watch Iraq Vet's Heartwarming Reunion with Military Dog

Originally posted 05/06/2014 03:30 PM

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Bos and his former partner, Cila, will always have a bond.

And never was it more visible than when the pair reunited at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last month, two years after the Iraq veteran left his army post due to a back injury and was forced to say goodbye to the pooch, a bomb-sniffing chocolate Lab whom he had worked with for nearly five years.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Bos, 33, was over the moon when he learned via Facebook that Cila (a.k.a. Cici) was retiring and available for adoption. But paperwork and monetary help from the American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue would follow before the dog – who served multiple overseas deployments with Bos – could board the nine-hour flight to be with him, fur-ever.

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Police Dog Shot in Face Released from Hospital

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Police Dog Shot in Face Released from Hospital

Update 05/05/2014 05:45 PM Originally posted 05/05/2014 04:15 PM

It took over a month, but, finally, Bruno is home.

The 7-year-old German shepherd, who was hailed a hero in March for saving lives after he was shot in the jaw at point-blank range by a fleeing gang member in Anaheim, California, was released from the hospital on Friday. The pooch, who happily ran out the doors of the Yorba Regional Animal Hospital and into a patrol car, will continue his recovery at the home of his former partner, Officer RJ Young.

"We're all elated," says veterinarian Dr. Stephen Dunbar, who treated the dog's life-threatening injuries. "This case is extremely rare. It's not very common to get a dog with a gunshot wound. But his prognosis is very good."

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Adopt Me! Ester Wants Love and Lots of Treats | Animals & Pets, Cute Pets, Pet Adoption, Pet News, Adoptable

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Adopt Me! Ester Wants Love and Lots of Treats

Originally posted 05/02/2014 04:30 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 Ester, a 3-year-old rat terrier mix with a lot of personality.

There are four things on Ester's wish list: a forever home, a warm bed, fuzzy toys and lots of treats. And, chances are good that this sweet little gal will get all of these things one day.

This energetic pooch came to the Dog Adoption & Welfare Group (DAWG) of Santa Barbara, Calif., on New Year's Eve from the Santa Maria County Animal Shelter where she was surrendered by her previous owner for no specific reason.

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Mean Girls 10th Anniversary: 5 Dogs Still Trying to Make Fetch Happen | Mean Girls

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Mean Girls 10th Anniversary: 5 Dogs Still Trying to Make Fetch Happen

Update 04/30/2014 07:00 PM Originally posted 04/30/2014 03:00 PM

Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls, which is so fetch.

That's right: It's been a decade since Gretchen Wieners taught us all a little slang from, like, England, and we're still trying to make fetch happen.

If you recall, Regina George said it's not going to happen. But, then again, she also said those rules aren't real – except for that time Karen Smith wore a vest (because that vest was disgusting!).

Anyways, we're not just going to sit around and let Caesar stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet. Because, after all, Brutus is just as cute as Caesar – just not as cute as these dogs here, who will help us make fetch happen once and for all.

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Woman Finds Dog Alive in Home Destroyed by Tornado

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Woman Finds Dog Alive in Home Destroyed by Tornado

Originally posted 04/29/2014 05:15 PM

It's a hug to remember.

Constance Lambert was reunited with her dog at her Tupelo, Miss., home on Monday, shortly after it was ravaged by one of twelve twisters that swept through several southern and central states, flattening homes and destroying businesses. The severe weather, which began on Sunday, has caused at least 28 deaths so far, according to Fox News.

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