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Dog, Man’s First Friend

Few quotes get straight to the heart of it as Rudyard Kipling’s from, “The Cat Who Walked by Himself”, a story of how first humans and first animals came together and dog became First Friend. Dog… man’s first friend and...
by For the Love of the Dog on Jan 29, 2016

Sled Thief Dog – VIDEO

And they say kids do the darndest things, what about dogs?  Oh my, this is one scene stealing… and sled stealing pooch… sooo funny! So we have definitely seen dogs do some amazing things from surfing to skateboarding to just being the wo...
by For the Love of the Dog on Jan 28, 2016

Not Like Other Puppies… Lessons to Learn…

Sometimes only a dog can understand or help you understand… There are really no words sometimes…there are some things you just have to feel with your heart and this one touches deep in its beauty…. <sniff, sniff> This is one...
by For the Love of the Dog on Apr 16, 2014

Flint – From Emaciated Stray to “Potato Dog”

Imagine driving down the street and seeing a dog in obviously desperate need of help; dirty, emaciated with ribs, hips and spine poking out, scuffed and scarred up, scared and in such sad shape that he’s practically oblivious to his surrounding...
by For the Love of the Dog on Apr 16, 2014

Jury Duty Call for Man’s Best Friend

One NJ man has a funny tale to tell and the proof to back it up.  Now, it’s not uncommon for our family members to get a jury duty summons but in this case it was Barrett Griner’s furry family member, named IV (that’s four in Roma...
by For the Love of the Dog on Apr 14, 2014

A Best Friend for a Life’s Journey – VIDEO

Some commercials are more than just a commercial, this is one of them… Your best friend is there for life… This one will get you, especially if you have an older furbaby…  <sniff, sniff> Could you feel it? ?Love?
by For the Love of the Dog on Apr 12, 2014

Best Day of My Life… Canine Style – VIDEO

Ahhh… all dogs should have a wonderful life… as “man’s best friend,” we owe it to them to be their best friend too and looks like this cutie’s person knows that… Happy, happy, feel good… a day in the li...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 17, 2013

A Boy, His Dog and a Miracle – VIDEO

A boy and his dog… sounds like a normal childhood friendship. What could be more average and normal than a boy and his dog… but Creed was no ordinary boy and Casper was no ordinary dog. Creed, a spunky and lively boy, as much as he could...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 17, 2013

Canny Canine Travels Genoa by Bus for Goodies

As a pup, at only a year old, Camillo had already learned how to get on and off busses and now, at the wise old age of 12, he knows how to travel the city and where to stop to get the best goodies.  He will go to different shops for treats where wo...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 10, 2013

Brutalized Bait Dog Gets Second Chance… No Ears, No Tongue; No Matter! VIDEO

Hooch hasn’t been very lucky so far in his life, to put it mildly!  Found as a stray and taken to the Bakersfield Shelter in Bakersfield, CA, it was obvious the French Mastiff was in very rough shape.  His ears had been brutally hacked off,...
by For the Love of the Dog on Sep 5, 2013

A Lovely Old Gentleman – A Rescue Tale

Dogs are wonderful creatures; young, old, pure bred, mutt, big, little and and anything and everything in between, but there’s something special about a stately senior pup.  There’s a wisdom and acceptance in their eyes, the lovely silve...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 31, 2013

Dogs, The Best Medicine!

Often I receive wonderful stories and tributes from FTLTD Friends about their beloved canine companions.  I feel honored to be able to share the stories with everyone.  For so many of us, they touch us and we can connect in a way that non-dog peopl...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 27, 2013

Princess Chloe, “Heart Dog” – A Rescue Tale

When we talk about rescue dogs it usually refers to dogs that are rescued by people and although that still holds true in this case, when you read the story, you will see that perhaps the dog was more the rescuer… This beautiful girl is Princes...
by For the Love of the Dog on Aug 25, 2013

Meet Tonik, Dog with Oddly Human Face

Meet Tonik, a year-old poodle/Shih Tzu mix who has grabbed attention and many people’s imagination with his oddly human like face.  In this case, “man’s best friends” looks almost disturbingly like “man.” This cut...
by For the Love of the Dog on Feb 5, 2013

Some Angels have Fur and Paws

Friends, I think we all know that there are amazing beneficial affects to sharing your life with a canine companion.  There are proven medical benefits as well as unparalleled theraputic benefits.  Study after study has shown  this again and again...
by For the Love of the Dog on Feb 2, 2013

Dog’s Nose Nets Man Big Prize

A nosy dog with a penchant for stinky prizes has netted a truly worthy, if rather disgusting prize that’s going to be quite a pay day for her owner. When Ken Willman took his little pooch, Madge, for a walk along the beach in northern England,...
by For the Love of the Dog on Feb 1, 2013

The Golden Mail Retriever or Mailman’s Best Friend- VIDEO

You always hear stories about dogs chasing mailmen but in this case delivering the mail to this adorable happy pooch is the best part of his day… Mailmen and dogs haven’t always gotten along, but that’s definitely not the case here.
by For the Love of the Dog on Jan 31, 2013

A Happy Ending to a Sad and Scary Dog Tale

Imagine coming home from work one day and expecting to be greeted as usual by your beloved furbabies and then nothing.  No scurrying of little paws, no tapping of puppy toenails, no excited happy barking and jumping.  Imagine how devastated and los...
by For the Love of the Dog on Dec 8, 2012

It’s a Special Day – Happy 10th Birthday Jezzie!

Today is my Jezzie’s 10th Birthday!  Every day, every birthday, with our beloved canine companions is a special day but a 10th Birthday is a special milestone and even more, Jezzie is my “Heart-Dog”. I think many, if not most of us...
by For the Love of the Dog on Dec 4, 2012

Canine Rescue Tail – Chappie Gurl & Dexser Doggie

This is a Rescue Tail shared on FTLTD’s Facebook page that I just had to share here. It’s touching and heartwarming like so many are… but this one just got me a bit and yes, brought me to tears. Two neglected, sick, puppy mill pups,...
by For the Love of the Dog on Nov 3, 2012


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