Vaclav Bozdech, a soldier in WWII, found a puppy while on the run and planned to kill it so its barking would not alert the Germans. Unable to bring himself to do so, he took it with him, and the dog later helped find survivors of an air raid and saved Bozdech’s life during the Cold War.
Since 1988, a dog breeder has been working on The Dire Wolf Project. The goal is creating a breed of loving companion dog that resembles a prehistoric dire wolf. They are enormous, scary, shaggy, and—by all accounts—terribly sweet.
Volunteers in Madrid watched for dog owners who didn’t pick up their dog’s poop and gathered the owner’s information by chatting until they had enough info to look up their addresses at the town hall. They then sent the poop to the owners’ homes with “lost and found” labels. According to Mayor Borja Gutiérrez, “It’s your dog poop. We are just returning it to you.”
Found shot 17 times, ear cut off, pregnant, blind and living on the streets. Now she’s a therapy dog, and even has a large Instagram following.
In 2010, a man in England was arrested for recording his neighbor’s noisy dogs and replaying the noise at full volume over the neighbor’s fence.
A man running an ultra-marathon was joined by a stray dog for more than 77 miles (125 km) through the Gobi Desert, but he lost track of the dog after the race. With help from 20 volunteers, he finally found the dog after a 2-week search, named him Gobi and brought him back to live in Edinburgh.
Humans aren’t the only ones who love the taste of pizza: There’s even a mini pizza for dogs called the “Heaven Scent Pizza” made of flour, carrots, celery, and parmesan cheese.
A study revealed that the 54% of American dog owners are willing to end their relationship if their dog doesn’t like their partner.
Because of their naturally friendly dispositions, Samoyeds usually make for terrible guard dogs. They don’t attack threats; they just kind of “smile” and bark at them.
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The anthropologist Grover Krantz donated his body to the Smithsonian on the condition his dogs were kept close to him. The museum honored his request.