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Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

Tears, “aww” moments and laughter filled our hearts these last few weeks after reading some great pet-related stories. Check out a handful of our favorites below! Have any pet-related stories you’d like to share with us? Post the stories on our Facebook page!

Quadruple Amputee Dog Receives Life-Changing Prosthetics

This story went viral – and we know why! Brutus, an adorable Rottie, was left outside by a breeder when he was a puppy, causing frostbite on his paws. Because of the frostbite, he had to get his paws removed. After this pup became a quadruple amputee, Laura Aquilina rescued him from his breeder and got him fitted for prosthetics. Now, 2-year old Brutus is able to do anything he wants, thanks to these prosthetics. Bring us the tissues!

Brutus

 

Doesn’t Brutus look so happy?!

Abandoned Kitten and Puppy Become Best Friends Despite All Odds

Who says cats and dogs can’t get along?! Chip, a five week old Chihuahua puppy, and Adele, a four week old kitten, found themselves at a no-kill shelter in Texas, Operation Kindness. The two were paired together at the shelter in March and became friends instantly. We’re pretty much obsessed with these two best buds and we hope that they get homes soon (or maybe even a home together!)! These are a few of our favorite pics of this dynamic duo.

Adele and Chip 2

Modeling is definitely their calling.

Adele and ChipAWWWW!

Adele and Chip 1

Okay – this is the cutest thing!!!

 

Why Doesn’t Anybody Want Me? Heart-Melting Photo Leads to Shelter Dog’s Adoption

Whether some believe it or not, social media can get the ball rolling – in Chester’s, the older (believed to be 7-9) pit bull or pitty mix, case, it gave him a home. Chester had been in the caring hands of a New York animal shelter for 5 years, and had been overlooked too many times that the shelter wanted to do something more about it. Joining forces with an animal shelter promoter, the shelter posted a picture of Chester on Facebook with the accompanying message: “Why doesn’t anybody want me? I’ve been waiting for 5 years. Everyone at the shelter tells me what a good boy I am. So why has no one adopted me? I promise to be good and love my new family. Please, maybe you are my new family. I sit and wait for you to come.” Soon after the picture had been posted, it went crazy viral and caught Dana Dor’s eye, who then took her family to the shelter to meet Chester. The Dor family fell in love in with Chester in an instant and now he is living in a happy home. Moral of the story? Adopt, don’t shop!

Chester and Family

Chester and his new, loving family

Golden Retriever Caught Not Being Able to Catch

Oh Fritz, we feel for ya. This adorably awesome Golden Retriever is having some serious issues trying to catch any food that gets thrown at him! We feel your pain Fritz – pretty sure it would be hard for any human to catch food that was thrown at us, too! Oh wait – Buzzfeed did that! Check out the clip for yourself below to see Fritz’s laughable problems.

‘PooPrints’ DNA Test Traces Illicit Droppings Back to Owner

People that refuse to pick up their dogs’ feces, beware – you may get caught AND be fined!  Here’s the deal: bigger cities in the US are encouraging people to enroll their pups in a DNA-testing program that will be able to determine who refused to pick up their dog’s poop. This test includes “an inner cheek swab administered to a tenant’s dog after he moves into the building. The dog receives a number, which is added to a database. When the property managers spot rogue poops littering the area around the building, they can easily send a sample of the poop to a lab, where the culprit is identified in anywhere from 10 to 14 days.” What happens to the “poop”-ertrators? A fine that could cost you $100+. Moral of this story? Clean up your dog’s poop!!!

Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

Now that we’re in 2015 and all done with the holidays, we thought we’d reintroduce the Newsworthy Dogs Roundup! A lot has been going on in the last few weeks – here are a few of our favorite articles. Have any pet-related stories you’d like to share with us? Post the stories on our Facebook page!

The 3 Surprising Ways ‘Pet Parents’ are Treating their Pets Like Humans

We’ve always said dogs are just like humans – why not treat your pup like a human? More and more pet parents are going above and beyond for their pups, and we think it’s great. What are these three surprising ways? First, they are purchasing “people quality” food (we’ve been doing this for years at Muttropolis!), second, they are securing the best doggie care (of course!) and last, they style and frequently groom their pets (no brainer!). Clearly the Huffington Post hasn’t met Muttropolis yet!

 

21 Puppies Who Will Get You Through Today

One thing we can all agree on is the fact that puppies are pretty much the cutest things on the planet. What’s better than looking at 21 of the most adorable puppy photos? We have this Cute Dogalbum bookmarked to cheer us up anytime we’re down! I mean, how can you pick a favorite?!

Daily Treat: Boston Terrier Nurses Orphaned Kittens

This is truly amazing. A Boston Terrier, Memory, decided to play the role of “mom” to 4 orphaned kittens that were found out in the cold. Although Memory was not pregnant, she was able to produce milk for the kittens. What makes this story sweeter? Once the kittens were nourished from Memory’s milk and moved to solid food, three of the four were able to be adopted out to happy families, while keeping one for Memory to nurture.

Before and After Photos of Rescued Dogs Show What a Difference a Home Makesbefore

Bring on the tears! We are pro-adoption, and this set of pictures just shows one of the many reasons why we feel it is important to adopt. These sweet photos show how adoptables looked before and after they were found a loving home. As you can clearly see, these animals are so happy after being settled in with their loving parents. Adopt, don’t shop!

Canine Commuter Raises Eyebrows on Seattle Bus

This may be our favorite story from the past few weeks. 2-year old black lab Eclipse is not only the cutest lil’ thing, but she is a true city commuter! After going on the bus plenty of times with her dad to visit the dog park, she decided to start traveling to the park on her own (Dad follows a few buses behind her and they travel back home together). What a smart pup!

Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

This past month was filled with so many different dog-related stories, it was hard to narrow down our favorites! Share your favorite pet-related stories with us by posting the stories on our Facebook page!

22 Photos that Prove Babies Need Pets

Who doesn’t love a good dog/baby photo? We know we do! This article really has no words, just pictures, but these pictures clearly speak a thousand words and show the love between a baby and a pup. Not only is a dog a best friend to a human, but it’s said that a kid’s development can be accelerated when interacting with the family pet daily. What a perfect excuse to just hang with your pup, right?

Sleeping Pup and Baby   Snooping

Builders Woo Pet Lovers with Pet Spas, Rooftop Walks

Let’s be real: who wouldn’t want to live in a place that has a swanky space for your pets? For those that though they could only dream of something like this, your prayers have been answered – apartment buildings are starting to create awesome spaces for pet owners. Some amenities in these 750 apartment communities operated by Greystar include a “pet deck” for pets to do their business in, a pet washing/grooming station and even canine agility courses. An added bonus? Pet events including “Yappy Hours” and trainer visits are scheduled in the complexes. Sign us up!

Pet Friendly Apartment Building in Seattle  Dog Lounge

Watch This Formerly Blind Dog React to Seeing His Owners for the First Time After Getting Eye Surgery

Alright, time to get out the tissues. Duffy, an adorable Irish Terrier rescue pup, sadly developed diabetes and had lost his eyesight. Once his diabetes was stable, Duffy was able to get eye surgery that gave him the ability to see once again. This video shows when Duffy saw his family for the first time after surgery. This emotional video is so beautiful and is sure to not only bring tears to your eyes, but give you a big smile!

Cuddle Buddies! Watch Cheetah and Pup Make the Ultimate Siblings

This article is four words: adorbs to the max. Our friends over at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park document this precious play date between an 8 week old puppy, Raina, and a 7 week old cheetah, Ruuxa. Raina was brought in to be a friend to Ruuxa, a lone cub who was rejected by his mother, and to also calm down the cheetah and teach him that there’s nothing scary in its public surroundings. We can’t wait to see this friendship between Raina and Ruuxa build!

Ruuxa and Raina  Ruuxa and Raina Playing

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