Category: dogs

Meet Gavel, the German shepherd who was fired from a job as a…

Meet Gavel, the German shepherd who was fired from a job as a police dog for… being too friendly. Later receives an even better job offer, gavel became the official dog of Queensland governor who decided to adopt the dog.

“Puppy-dog eyes” are real. According to research, dogs produce…

“Puppy-dog eyes” are real. According to research, dogs produce more facial movements if a human is paying attention to them.

Greyhounds are universal blood donors, and with few exceptions,…

Greyhounds are universal blood donors, and with few exceptions, blood from any greyhound can be given to any other breed of dog.

A service dog bit 911 into a cellphone after her owner collapsed…

A service dog bit 911 into a cellphone after her owner collapsed from a seizure. She became the first canine recipient of the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award, given to someone who used a cell phone to save a life.

Due to the historically long bond between dogs and humans, dogs…

Due to the historically long bond between dogs and humans, dogs have evolved to understand human laughter.

The last known photo of Hachiko, the dog who waited for his…

The last known photo of Hachiko, the dog who waited for his master’s return each day for over 9 years until he too passed away.

There are dogs work in courtrooms to help comfort abuse victims…

There are dogs work in courtrooms to help comfort abuse victims who are testifying against their abusers.

Photo : Courthouse Dogs Foundation

Meet Seattle’s celebrity dog, Eclipse, who takes a bus to…

Meet Seattle’s celebrity dog, Eclipse, who takes a bus to her favorite park all by herself. “All the bus drivers know her. She has a bus pass attached to her collar and sits just like a person does,”

Boxers (the dogs) are named that because they’ll paw at…

Boxers (the dogs) are named that because they’ll paw at you, or ‘box you’, to show affection.

California passed a law that lets you rescue dogs from hot cars….

California passed a law that lets you rescue dogs from hot cars. The ‘Right to Rescue Act’ requires passersby to notify police if a dog is in danger- but, if the threat is immediate, you can break into a car to rescue the dog without fear of punishment– as long as you stick around to give the police a statement.

Photo : louisvilleky.gov