Watch What Happens When Mom Brings Home a Rescued Pitbull and She Meets Autistic Son (Video)

(N.Morgan) Pitbulls are perhaps the most misjudged of puppy breeds and unfortunately, so are autistic children.

However when these 2 meet, it is pure love and magic.

Johnny ‘s parents attempted a multitude of medications to help bring Johnny out of his shell, but the medications failed and they just couldn’t break the imperceptible wall that kept Johnny trapped inside of himself and he was unable to interact with another person or show love.

As it turned out, the person who figured out how to reach Johnny wasn’t human at all.

Xena the Pitbull puppy had her own reasons not to trust people, but these 2 hurt souls found love and trust in each other and it changed both of their lives for the better.

Watch their incredible story in the video below.

 

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Reference:

http://viraless.net/rescued-pit-bull-autistic-son/

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Homeless Pit Bull Keeps Vigil by Her Dead Best Friend for Two Weeks (Video)

(N.Morgan) A compassionate caller contacted Hope For Paws to report 2 dogs that were staying by the railroad tracks.

When rescuers arrived they found that a poodle was deceased and a sweet pitbull refused to leave her best friend’s side.

Lisa Arturo and JoAnn Wiltz found the terrified dog and approached it slowly.

There has been so much sadness and fear in this pup’s short life, but after many treats and gentle coaxing, JoAnn was able to place her lucky leash around Cassandra, then she calmed the spooked dog down.

They took Cassandra to the vet for a bath and check, a warm bath is very therapeutic and is a bonding experience.

Cassandra was then taken to her foster home, where she made new friends and making a new beginning and a brand new life and hope for a loving, forever home.

If you’d been interested in adopting this pretty girl, apply at: http://www.DoggieBonez.com

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References:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdu8QrpJd6rdHU9fHl8J01A

http://www.doggiebonez.com/

http://www.hopeforpaws.org/

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The ‘Saddest Dog in the World’ Returned to Shelter Again (Video)

(N.Morgan) Not very long ago literally thousands of people from all over the world were applying to adopt Lana, a shelter dog who had become known as the “saddest dog in the world.”

In October 2015, a photo showing Lana dejected in her kennel went viral.

The family who had adopted her returned her to the shelter and Lana was too sad to go on walks.

Lana was born in Mexico, the runt of the litter. She often had to compete with her siblings for food.

Then she was brought to Toronto, Canada, so she could have a chance at having a real, loving home.

Lana was bounced around from foster home to foster home.

When she was 5 months old, it seemed like she finally found her forever family. Lana seemed to be an enthusiastic and loving addition to the home.

But one day, when she was being fed, Lana snapped at the mom. Her memories of being the runt of the litter may have made her protective of her food. The family, with young kids, grew nervous — and they brought Lana back to the shelter. And that’s when the photo of total dejection was taken. It was like her world shut down.

When The Dodo first told Lana’s story, people from all over the world wanted to help her. Rescue Dogs Match received 4,000 applications to adopt her and over $15,000 in donations.

After getting a foster home, Lana, who had been so sad she refused to eat or go on walks, finally got another forever home. This was in January 2016 and the future seemed bright. We thought Lana’s story was over, with the happiest imaginable ending — until now.

Last week came the appeal no one thought possible: “May 14 is Lana’s birthday (she will be 3),” Rescue Dogs Match wrote in a Facebook post. “Please help find her a foster or forever home. Lana only has until May 20th.”

When commenters asked what would happen to her after May 20, the rescue group replied that she may be put to sleep, since she hasn’t been able to find a permanent home for three years.

Sadly, Lana was returned to the shelter in July 2016. Lana went to a boarding shelter until October 2016. Then she went to a foster home for a week. Then she went to another boarding facility in November 2016.

The boarding facility is getting over crowded, they have no room for Lana anymore. But she still needs to find the person patient and caring enough to help her learn to trust.

“Lana’s adoption did not work out because people want a dog they can pet and play with,” Brenda Dobranski, founder of Rescue Dogs Match, told The Dodo. “Lana is a silly fun girl but she is not the type of dog that will let you give belly rubs to and sleep in bed with. She loves to have a job.”

The best environment for Lana would be a farm where she can be outside most of the time. “She LOVES to be outside no matter what the weather,” Rescue Dogs Match wrote on Facebook. “Lana loves to be part of whatever is going on but not in ‘tight’ quarters.”

The rural in-home boarding facility where Lana has been living needs her out by May 20.

“We need to keep Lana’s happiness and well being at the forefront,” Dobranski said. “It is not fair for her to have to keep moving around. She just settles and becomes accepting [only] to be up rooted again. Every time she moves her progress is set back.”

“The best family for her would be a mature couple or person that has the time, patience, determination and commitment to help her become more confident,” the rescue wrote. “She is sweet and silly, that is hard-wired into her character. She is timid, wary of strangers only at first. When she is not around the people she trusts, she has the tendency to shut down or become very hesitant.”

Lana also loves to be around other dogs, so someone willing to arrange playdates with canine neighbors would be ideal.

“I am not sure what will happen to Lana on [May 20],” Dobranski added. “Unfortunately, euthanasia is an option, but with all the time and support and money that has been offered to Lana I don’t even want to think about it.”

If you think you’re the person Lana so desperately needs, you can email info@rescuedogsmatch.com to foster or adopt her. The rescue is considering applications from Canada and the U.S. If you’re not that person, you can still help Lana by sharing — yet again — her story. 

Update: Lana has found a foster home and new training program, according to Rescue Dogs Match. The Dodo will continue to follow her story.

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References:

https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/saddest-dog-world-homeless-again

https://www.facebook.com/rescuedogsmatch/photos/pcb.1346179948799833/1346179408799887/?type=3

http://www.rescuedogsmatch.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINb0wqPz-A0dV9nARjJlOQ

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Dog Chained in the Rain Lights Up When He Sees Someone Approaching to Help (Video)

(N.Morgan) One of the saddest things to see is a dog, left outside to endure the brutal elements, chained or tethered and obviously forgotten, neglected, and ignored.

Belinda discovered two dogs living abandoned in her neighborhood, and she took them in. Giving them food and a home was easy, but her landlord did not allow dogs in the house she was renting, so she had to keep them outside. And without a fenced yard, that meant Mama and Oreo had to be chained.

One day, Mama broke free of her chain, and wandered away. But Mama and Belinda were lucky, because the County animal control officers brought Mama back home and shared with Belinda, now Mama’s human ‘Mama’, some very special contact information which would change their lives.

In the last several years, organizations have been popping up all over the world to help rescue these precious souls and give them the loving, happy, free lives they deserve, one such group is Coalition to Unchain Dogs.

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs is an organization that “improves the welfare of dogs living in under-served communities as well as dogs continuously chained outdoors by offering information and free services including wellness care, spay/neuter, vaccinations and fences. By providing nonjudgmental assistance and building relationships within the community, the Coalition to Unchain Dogs bolsters connections between dogs and their human companions.:

In the video below, see how rescued dogs Mama and Oreo react when the rescuers let them off of their leashes and they get their first real taste of freedom.

The compassion demonstrated by the rescuers for these precious beings is awe inspiring.

Please visit Coalition to Unchain Dogs’ website for more information and learn ways you can help.

 

 

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References:

https://www.unchaindogs.net/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MUhvy7GeGk

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Sweet Dog Who Endured the Worst Is Now Happy With Loving Family (Videos)

(N.Morgan) Animal cruelty is one of the lowest and evil crimes committed against some of the innocent precious souls among us.

The abuse generally leaves the animal permanently maimed or physically disabled and emotionally scarred.

Baron the Rottweilers story is one of heartbreak, hope, and healing and love conquering evil.

As originally reported by the Detroit Free Press: An adorable Rottweiler mix from Detroit, Michigan is recovering from a brutal attack that saw someone cut off his ears and nose.

 It’s unclear what exactly happened to the dog, named Baron, but the Michigan Humane Society says it looks like a dangerous human was involved.

In a video posted to their official Facebook page, the society says Baron was found wandering in West Detroit last week when someone coaxed him into a local business.

The society then picked him up and have been treating his injuries.

In addition to the damage on his ears and nose, there were injuries on the backs of his legs.

The medical staff will soon have to amputate his tail because of the extent of damage inflicted on it, reported the Detroit Free Press.

On a more positive note, specialists may be able perform reconstructive surgery on his nose.

In the videos below, watch Baron’s courageous story of overcoming his tragic past to find healing and love.

If you have any information about the perpetrator who did this to Baron, please contact the Michigan Humane Society (313) 872-3401, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. or leave a detailed message any time.

Be sure to leave all the information requested on the voice mail message, including the complaint street address and major cross streets.

You can remain anonymous but please include your phone number if possible in case additional information is needed.

A $35,000 reward now being offered for any information that leads to the capture of the perpetrator.

Sad dog story: What an awful human did to Baron the rottweiler will leave you super sad 

Mutilated dog hasn’t given up on humans despite trauma

Justice for BARON, the Rottweiler – VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED!

$11G Reward Offered To Find Whoever Mutilated Dog’s Nose And Ears

An Update on Baron

Baron’s Adoption

 

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https://www.thedodo.com/abused-rottweiler-gets-new-family-2349214544.html#

http://www.michiganhumane.org/

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Check Out These 7 Dog Gadgets Tested by CrazyRussianHacker (Video)

(N.MorganCrazyRussianHacker is known on Youtube for his crazy experiments and testing different products.

In this latest installment, the hacker, along with his 2 adorable helpers test the latest in dog toys and gadgets.

Some of the products tested are a ball launcher, a cooling mat for summer time fun, a light up leash for night walks and bags to take on those walks to pick up after your dog.

Please be sure to check out safety ratings on any toys or gadgets you purchase.

The Humane Society suggests the following:

Avoid or alter any toys that aren’t “dog-proof” by removing ribbons, strings, eyes or other parts that could be chewed off and/or ingested.

Discard toys that start to break into pieces or are torn.

Check labels on stuffed toys to see that they are labeled as safe for children under three years of age and that they don’t contain any dangerous fillings.

Problem fillings include nutshells and polystyrene beads, but even “safe” stuffings aren’t truly digestible.

Remember that soft toys are not indestructible, but some are sturdier than others.

Soft toys should be machine washable.

Recommended toys

Active toys

Hard rubber toys such as Nylabone® and Kong®-type products come in many shapes and sizes and are fun for chewing and carrying around.

For dogs that like tug-of-war and chewing on interesting textures, rope and woven toys are usually available in a “bone” shape with knotted ends.

Tennis balls make great dog toys for fetching, but don’t stand up to chewing very well.

Discard any tennis balls that have been chewed through, as they can pose a choking hazard to your pet.

Distraction toys

Kong®-type toys, especially when filled with broken-up treats*, can keep a puppy or dog busy for hours.

If your veterinarian says your dog can eat peanut butter, add some to the crushed-up treats for a tastier (and busier) treat!

“Busy-box” or “feeder” toys are large rubber shapes that can be filled with treats .

By moving the cube around with their nose, mouth and paws, your dog get to the goodies.

Many dogs who tend to eat their food too quickly benefit from being fed through a feeder-style toy.

Comfort toys

Soft stuffed toys are good for several purposes, but they aren’t appropriate for all dogs.

Here are a few tips for choosing the right stuffed toy:

Some dogs like to carry around soft toys, so pick one that’s small enough

Some dogs want to shake or “kill” their toys, so choose one that’s large enough to prevent accidental swallowing and sturdy enough to withstand the dog’s attacks.

Amazing Christmas Gifts for Pets You Need to See (Videos)

(N.Morgan) Many animal owners regard their precious pets as members of the family and often include them in family activities, including holidays like Christmas.

When buying toys or treats for pets, safety must be first and foremost, so your pet can enjoy Christmas too without any trips to the vet.

Just as when purchasing toys or treats for children, several things must be taken into consideration.

Keeping your furry family members safe during the holidays can present its own set of challenges.

There are the ornaments, plants, presents, lights — oh, and who could forget the Christmas tree.

Here are a few favorite gifts for your favorite dogs in 2016:

Pet toys

Flatties, some that squeak, are always popular, said Mardi Larson, a spokeswoman for the retail chain PetSmart.

They are also cheap.

For the holidays, PetSmart has some with Christmas motifs, like a bright green dinosaur in a Santa cap.

“Pets just love to destroy their toys. Flatties are safe because they have no stuffing,” Larson said.

You can’t go wrong with balls.

Lots of balls.

Or go for durable toys in sturdy nylon or rope.

Consider safety in such things as sewn-on doodads or other swallowable bits.

Pet beds & bedding

As all of us know, a pet’s bed is really part of the home decor.

So shopping for one in just the correct style, just the right color, light take an extra moment or two to find one that looks reasonably good as a gift.

Maybe choose one with a holiday theme for an added festive feel.

For a classic or rustic look, PetSmart.com‘s exclusive Pendleton collection includes beds in autumn colors or colorful stripes.

The company also has combination gift sets that come with a dog bed, cozy blanket and bone toy, all for about $20.

Pet treats

Gifty boxed-up collections that look like human food fit right into the humanization of a pets trend building over the years, Larson said.

Her company carries treats that look like cannolis and macaroons, along with a bag of treats in the shape of lumps of coal, from Bocce’s Bakery. Organic. $4.49.

Outwardhound.com sells a cheery plastic doggie slot machine that will dispense kibble when a dog pulls down a front compartment. $24.99.

If you are short on cash this season, the videos below give some awesome DIY gifts you can make at home for little to no extra money. Craft the unique gift and package it in colorful paper and ribbons to have that very special and thoughtful item to give.

References:

http://gazette.com/gift-ideas-for-your-four-legged-friends/article/1591694

http://time.com/money/4593837/holiday-pet-gift-guide/

http://www.petmd.com/dog/seasonal/evr_multi_christmas_safety

https://www.petcarerx.com/article/a-guide-to-the-best-christmas-gifts-for-dogs/625