Woof woof! Here’s the haps around the hood! Welcome to our daily morning doggy headline round up! Today, we’ve got the good, the bad, the amazingly strange and the incredibly heart warming. Read on.
|SPCA finds home for Scotland’s ‘saddest dog’ Scooby
Scooby, a two-year-old terrier, has spent over half his life in kennels and became so lonely his health began to suffer. A nationwide search for a home for Scooby resulted in an outpouring of over 200 responses. David Prokipczyn and his wife were chosen to be Scooby’s new owner. We’re happy to report that Scooby is sad no longer sad or kenneled, he has a warm and loving family to care for him.
|How to Feature Your Dog on Your Big Day
You love your dog so what could be better than featuring your four legged friend on your wedding day? From walking a family down the aisle to ring bearing, these couples found creative and adorable ways to include Spot in their nuptials. Sure it takes quite a bit of preparation but here at Dog Vacay, we can’t deny how cute Sasha the English Bulldog Flower Girl is.
|Shock Collars: Good or Bad?
Animal trainer Anna Jane Grossman questions whether Dog Shock Collars are humane, posing the question, “Would you treat your kids like this?” Shock Collars, which are used as a training tool to help control a pup’s bad behavior, can often confuse a dog even further, link happiness with fear, and actually reinforce bad behavior. What’s your take on these shocking collars?
|Photographer Sylvia Elzafon gives Shelter Dogs the Hollywood Treatment
People continue to buy and breed dogs while hundreds of dogs are dying in shelters every day. Sylvia Elzafon, a photographer who wanted to promote awareness of this issue, went into shelters across the country and tried to create cute and compelling portraits of dogs that were about to be put down. Her photo series is both aesthetically beautiful and eye opening.
|Human Behavior Could be Contagious to Dogs
Yawn next to your dog, and she may do the same. It seems simple, but this contagious behavior is actually quite remarkable: few animals do it, and only dogs cross the species barrier. A new study finds that even hearing a human yawn can trigger a dog to do the same; the strongest evidence yet that canines may be able to empathize with us.
|New Oxygen Mask Designed For Dogs Saves Life after Fire Rescue
By the time firefighters found Skylar, a yellow lab that fell unconscious during a house fire, he was badly burned and barely breathing. Luckily, a custom oxygen mask made for dogs, which fits over the snout so oxygen can be received, was on hand and they were able to revive Skylar. Skylar is now on the mend and will hopefully go home Tuesday.
|Maternal Dog adopts Two Kittens
Owner of a Samoyed dog in China rescued two kittens off the streets. To her surprise, the dog’s mothering instinct kicked in and she began nursing the two kittens. She feeds them and treats them as if they were her own.
…And that’s the way the dog biscuit crumbles.
Sources: Huffington Post, People Pets, BBC News