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Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

Here at Muttropolis, we like to be in the “pet news loop,” and read up on everything – whether it be a tear-jerking story or a collection of hilarious photos. With this roundup, we’ll be brining attention to our favorite stories monthly. Share your favorite pet-related stories with us by posting the stories on our Facebook page!

This 9-Year-Old Built a Nonprofit, No-Kill Animal Shelter Out of His Garage to Help Stray Animals.

This story is truly inspiring. Ken, a 9 year old from the Philippines, wanted to help local stray dogs and cats in his neighborhood and creating a safe place for them to live in was his dream. That dream came sooner than expected, when pictures of Ken feeding some stray animals floated around the internet. Once people saw this picture, they donated money to Ken and he was able to raise enough money to pay for quality food, vet bills and lease a space for a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter. Ken is an inspiration to all of us and we are proud of him and all that he continues to do. Go Ken! 

Happy Animals Club  Ken and Blackie Brownie and White Puppy 
images via Happy Animals Club

Matching Dog and Baby Duo Are Dangerously Cute

This story went especially viral, and after seeing these pictures, we know why! Professional pet photographer Grace Chon has chronicled the friendship between her 10-month-old son, Jasper, and her 7-year-old rescue pup, Zoey, on her Tumblr page. Judging from these photos, it’s clear to see that these two enjoy each other’s company, whether they are in matching attire or not!

Jasper and Zoey Represent New York  Jasper and Zoey in their Shades

images via Grace Chon

Photos of Dogs Taken After Leaving the Shelter and Getting in the Car

It’ll be hard to wipe that smile off your face after looking at these precious 20 photos of dogs leaving Chicago Animal Care and Control after being rescued. Some faces expresses nervousness, while others express happiness and relief. It goes to show that dogs truly understand when they are entering a happy place in life!

Never Looked Back  Getting Comfortable
images via Stuff Happens

26 Reasons Therapy Dogs are the Best

Now, all of us dog owners know that dogs are the best, but this Buzzfeed post is proof that dogs bring happiness to all and have the ability to calm and soothe people. Therapy dogs are brought to hospitals, violent events and even college campuses to relieve stress. Not only are dogs cuddly and adorable, but they can lower blood pressure and decrease anxiety. If that’s not a reason to get a dog, then we don’t know what is!

Therapy Dog  Therapy Dogs and Child
images via Buzzfeed

Tinder for Dogs? BarkBuddy App Matches Pet Lovers with Local Rescues

This is an app that everyone is going to want to have on their iPhone! The geniuses at Bark & Co. have created BarkBuddy, a new way to find adoptable pets that is similar to the overwhelmingly popular dating app Tinder. This app is connected to 2,500 rescue centers and shelters nationwide and when opened, the app pulls up photos of adoptable pets. Users can determine whether or not they are interested in certain adoptable dogs by “swiping left (I’d like to see a new pet)” or “swiping right (where can I adopt this pet?).” It’s a fun and innovative way to find adoptable animals in your area! 

BarkBuddy App

 

image via The Today Show

What Is Your Pet Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Thankful Dogs

by Janet McCulley, Muttropolis Co-founder 

With Thanksgiving just hours away, it's important to step away from the stove, put down the gravy ladle and remember that the Thanksgiving holiday is really about expressing gratitude for the blessings and goodness in our lives  … in addition to consuming mass amounts of food and slipping into a food coma by 5pm.

In addition to reflecting upon the goodness in our own lives that we are thankful for, we thought that it might be fun to think about what our pets might be thankful for this Thanksgiving season!

20 Things My Dogs are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

To find out what my dogs Lulu, Zazou & Kiki ( pictured below) might be thankful for this season, we *snuck a peek* in their gratitude journals this week and here’s what we discovered they are thankful for…any of this look familiar?

Thanksgiving Dogs Muttropolis

From the Gratitude Journal of Zazou, Lulu & Kiki – "Wot we r tankful four dis howliday seeson."

1) A warm cozy dog bed to curl up into every night

2) Morning cuddle time when everyone first gets up in the am

3) The joys found within the dirty clothes basket

4) Tasty, healthy dog food that doesn’t taste like cardboard

5) That the scary, loud purple machine that mom pushes around the carpet is kept in the closet most of the time

6) Petfinder – for bringing us together

7) Dirty dishes for us to prewash in the dishwasher

8) For the tall fence that separates us from the big scary dog next door

9) That we successfully scare away the hot air balloons that hover over our house by merely barking at them

10) For the many porcelain petting stations in the house.

11) Dogswell Vitality Treats – particularly Happy Hips Chicken

12) Houseguests that leave their purses on the floor, preferably unzipped

13) The Sirius 'Coffeehouse Music' channel for when mom and dad are not home

14) When the internet connection goes down …because then our people have to get up and play with us

15) Soiled dinner napkins accidentally left on the floor

16) When our people finally get off the phone or when their phone battery dies…which means they will pay more attention to us

17) Car rides (to anywhere but the vet)

18) The mysterious delicacy that is cat poop

19) Warm clothes straight out of the dryer

20) That dad inadvertently drops a lot of noms on the floor when preparing food in the kitchen

 

Do any of these sound familiar?  If your pet had a gratitude journal, what might it say? Share your comments below or on our Muttropolis Facebook Page!

Lean on Me: Seeing-Eye-Goose Adopts Blind Dog

Article-1303400584673-0BB846D300000578-63447_466x310 Take a gander at this animal odd couple!

A blind Boxer named Baks has gotten a whole new lease on life thanks to a good samaritan goose named Buttons. Yes, you read that right. This is not a joke. 

Baks has been adopted and taken under the 'wing' of Buttons, a four-year-old goose who now leads her vision-impaired pal around everywhere either by hanging onto him with her neck, or by honking to tell him which way to go. How hilarious is that?!

Owner Renata Kursa of Lublin, Poland, was heartbroken when poor lil' Bak was left blind after an accident last year. But gradually Buttons got him up on his feet and starting walking him around. They're inseparable now – they even chase the postman together,' Kursa tells the Telegraph UK. 

Go Buttons! What's good for the goose is also apparently good for…the…boxer.

Janet McCulley

 

Top 10 Most Awesome Dogs of 2010

The year 2010 was a banner year for pup culture and we found there was no shortage of interesting, meaningful and often meaningless stories regarding canine culture!  Herewith are our top 10 favorite, most awesomest dogs of 2010! 

Did we leave out your favorite? Share your favorites in the comments below!

 

1. Complicated Yoga Pose Dog

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2. Merengue Dog

 

 

 

 

3. Pug Sings Batman Theme

 

 

4. Abby Girl: The Extreme Sports Dog Breed Dog-umentary

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5. Spot the Dog Remains Faithful to Dead Owner

 

 

6. The Synchronized Dogs (and One Goat) of the OK Go Dog Video

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7. Target- The Amazing Afgan War Hero Dog

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8.  Small Dog, Big Hero: Missy Alerts Neighbors When His Owner Collapses

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9. Antoine Dogson

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 10. Good Samaritan German Shepherd Leads Trooper to House Fire: (Watch video here >)

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Story reprint courtesy of Janet McCulley's The Daily Treat at Animal Planet.com 

WATCH: Funny Holi-dog Celebration Video Has Great Message

Best Friends Animal Society Holidog Video With a focused mission on creating a world where there are No More Homeless Pets, the creative and caring folks at The Best Friends Animal Society created this darling Holi-dog Holiday Celebration video (below)! Watch adorable dogs (…and cats- see if you can spot the kitty cameo) decorate cookies, create crafty snowflake cut-outs and get ready to celebrate the holidays in style!

Spreading good cheer, this endearingly goofy little video has a great message: Think Adoption this holiday and make a holiday wish come true for a homeless dog or cat.

What is Best Friends Animal Society?

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets. The core of  Best Friends' work is the dream that one day  animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Well said!

Working to make spaying and neutering a rule for all pets, the society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation. For more information visit: Bestfriends.org

Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley

Merengue Dog Dazzles More Than Most DWTS Contestants


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Video: Dog Rocks It in Sparkly Satin Green Jumper, Dazzles Crowd 

The video of an amazingly talented and well-trained dog named Carrie, aka The Dancing Merengue Dog, is making the rounds today, and if you haven’t seen it, you are not going to believe how this dog can work a room (or in this case the parking lot) in a satin green sparkly jumper ensemble. The way she can move on the dance floor rivals most of the people we've seen on "Dancing With The Stars" in fact, I am going to come right out and say that her stage presence and cheery disposition make her more talented than a good number of the half-wits featured on the show.

Mad Merengue Skills

What I find especially amazing to me are the combination paw-to-hand spins under her partners arm and her ability to remember all those crazy steps – BACKWARDS! I only hope her little spine isn't strained too much from continually dancing around in that somewhat unnatural, upright position.

Do you suppose she and her dance partner get into dramatic and/or pissy arguments about who is working harder just like the folks on Dancing With The Stars? God only knows, but I do hope she gets the motherlode of treats and lots extra playtime for her incredible patience and focus.  What dance routine you suppose is next for Carrie? Single Ladies? Alejandro? California Grrls? 

Check Carrie out in action! [via The Daily Treat on Animal Planet]

K99 Ice Cream Truck: Where Every Dog Can Have Their Sundae


K99 Doggy Ice Cream Truck

First ice cream truck for dogs has British dogs howling with delight.

There's mobile dog groomers, mobile dog teeth-cleaners, mobile dog trainers and mobile doggy day-care, so why the heck not give mobile doggy ice cream trucks a go? London-based K99 Doggy Ice Cream Truck, the first ice cream truck for dogs, made its debut appearance at The Boomerang Pets Party at London's Regents Park last weekend. K99 was a huge hit and served up two dog-friendly flavors: Dog Eat Hog World (pork and chicken sorbet topped with a biscuit) and Canine Cookie Crunch (mixed dog biscuits and dog-friendly ice cream). Scoops cost just 99 pence (about one dollar), a fee that's donated to a local volunteer group, the Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs. 

According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail and PeoplePets, a team of scientists investigated the perfect combination of temperature, texture and taste, ensuring the treats would be delicious to dogs and completely safe.

The K99 van can be found in British parks this summer and, rather than the traditional chimes, the van will be playing the theme tune to Scooby Doo! Love it!

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Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley

Funny Dog Video: Law & Order Theme Song Bums Out Dogs Across America

Dogs. DOINK! DOINK! Howling Dogs. DOINK! DOINK! These are their stories.

It all started when Knuckles the Jack Russell's parents noticed that each time he overheard the theme song of "Law & Order" on the television, he would begin to whimper and then forcefully howl his way through the opening credits while the theme song played on.

Finding his behavior nothing short of hysterically funny, Knuckle's parents did what any upstanding citizen would and should do…. they posted a video of him howling along to the song on Youtube. Since posting said video of Knuckles one year ago, and racking up more than 10,000 views, dozens of videos have since been posted of dogs with a similar aversion to the unmistakeable DOINK DOINK of the L&O theme song! 

Why they're howling: A thin plot-line? Volume too loud? An involuntary reaction?

According to ABC news and veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner, dogs are probably involuntarily howling at this song due to its higher-register notes in the iconic DOINK DOINK theme song. (I personally believe that it is the darkly criminal and somewhat upsetting story lines of the show that is totally bumming out these dogs.)

Dozens of videos reside on Youtube that showcase this hysterical howling…but my all time favorite is of the Doberman who is casually chilling in his Bark-o-lounger, complete with his cozy macrame blankie (and possibly a lap tray?) – it's awesome. Really. The second video is a mash up of a bunch of different dogs singing along, each one funnier than the next. ENJOY!


Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley