A dog helped make a terminally ill teen's biggest wish come true.
Caleb Acosta is a 15-year-old teen from Apopka, Fla., who has stage four brain cancer that has spread to his spine. He really wanted to hang ten with surf dog Ricochet, the world's most famous surfing golden retriever.
The most popular member of the Milwaukee Brewers at spring training is a rookie who comes with pedigree, an excellent clubhouse presence and good legs.
Four legs, in fact. Along with a button nose and scruffy, white fur. In fact, Hank the dog may be the early lock for camp MVP – Most Valuable Pet.
"Yeah, he's making a pretty big impact, which I've got to say is pretty cool," pitcher Yovani Gallardo said. "It's getting a lot of attention, for sure. I think he likes it, too."
As one of approximately 30 people in the world suffering from Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, 7-year-old Owen Howkins can often feel very different from everyone else. But, Haatchi, the boy's three-legged dog, seems to know what he's going through – and that helps a lot.
"It's quite incredible, very hard to describe," says Owen's stepmother Colleen Drummond. "But it's almost like [the dog] understands. The day that Haatchi met Owen was actually incredible and it was electric. It was spiritual, as corny as that sounds."
Stars just can't get enough of the adorable stray dogs in Sochi.
Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is the latest American to head home with a puppy in tow. Fedotowsky, who's been covering the Olympic Games for E! News, posted an Instagram photo on Friday of herself cradling her new furry friend.
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 Nika and Loxi, two feline best friends whose personalities complement each other.
This adorable pair was first adopted from the San Francisco SPCA in 2008, but they were sadly returned due to unfortunate circumstances. They are so bonded that the shelter has been trying to find them a home together, which clearly hasn't been easy.
You didn't think the animals were about to let us humans have all the fun at the Winter Olympics, now did you? From party-crashing pups to death-defying felines, these furballs brought the weird, the wild and, yes, the adorable to Sochi.
Things are not always as they appear, and luckily for one kitten, a passerby stopped to take a second look.
Dara Taylor of Elyria, Ohio, was driving to work on Monday when she found a gray kitten frozen to the road in northeast Ohio and rescued it. She says she initially thought it was a chunk of ice and was shocked when it tried to move.
"As I got out of the car, I could hear him meowing so loudly and pitifully and his little heart was beating so fast,” she tells The Chronicle-Telegram.
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