This Husky Was Abandoned Because of Her “Weird” Eyes – Now She’s a Big Hit Online

How could a person get rid of a pooch that is clearly a one-in-a-million beauty? Yes, this pup named Jubilee does have some crazy eyes, but that’s what makes her special, right?

A shelter in New Jersey called Husky House shared a sad Facebook post about Jubilee’s story. The post said:

“My name is Jubilee. I’m a 4 year old female husky who has been with Husky House for a long time. I came from a “breeder” who couldn’t sell me because he said I was “weird” looking. Huskies are majestic looking dogs and I don’t know why I don’t look like them.

I wish I was beautiful so someone would want me to be their dog.

I like other dogs, but I don’t like cats. I love people, but I’m a little shy because people mostly laugh at the way I look.

Doesn’t anyone want a funny looking husky? I wish I had a family of my own who could love me even though I’m not pretty.”

My name is Jubilee. I’m a 4 year old female husky who has been with Husky House for a long time. I came from a “breeder”…

Posted by Husky House on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

As you can imagine, such an unusual-looking dog caught the attention of all kinds of folks on social media, and Jubilee became an overnight sensation. The post was shared more than 5,000 times, as word quickly spread about this unique Husky looking for a permanent home.

And then, the news came: Jubilee had found her forever home! Here’s a Facebook post with the great news:

UPDATE – Thanks to everyone who shared Jubilee’s story. She has found her forever home with previous Husky House…

Posted by Husky House on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This story just warms my heart. I’m glad that Jubilee will be in a loving home for the rest of her days!

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This Heroic Dog Herds Sheep Away from Fires in Australia

As fires blazed toward an Australian farm, a border collie named Patsy took action to save her herd of sheep.

Allow me to introduce Patsy the wonder dog. In the early hours of 31 December 2019, while fire in Corryong was bearing down them, she and my brother rounded up the sheep and brought them to the safest paddock on the farm. She then found a safe spot while my brother fought the fire with a tractor and a tank of water. Almost all sheep are safe, along with the hay bales and silage, the shearing shed, and both farm houses. My brother doesn’t do social media, but Patsy does. Great job little girl 🙂Update 7 January 2020 – Patsy and her family are busy cleaning up the farm and helping others get sorted out. You can help too! They would love you to donate to these bushfire relief fundraising collections: https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/?view=article&id=145:helping-wildlife-during-bushfires&catid=11:wildlife-informationhttps://blazeaid.com.au/donations/how-donate/https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donateUpdate 5 January 2020 – Patsy is now on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/p/B67HA-xHJSH/?igshid=126abkbj2hytc #patsythecorryongwonderdog #strongincorryongUpdate 4 January 2020 – Patsy’s story is spreading, so for those people who would like to donate funds to help the Upper Murray community, please support these links which are confirmed to be genuine and keep sharing Patsy’s post 🙂https://www.parksideproduce.net.au/products/feed-for-fire-gift-voucherhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/xycjem-cudgewa-has-burnt?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheethttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-little-town-and-its-community-need-some-help?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Posted by Cath Hill on Friday, January 3, 2020

It was New Year’s Eve, but no one was celebrating in Corryong, a small town in rural Victoria. Like other parts of Australia, the little village was burning, and the fires were threatening the edges of Patsy’s farm and her herd of sheep.

That’s when Patsy and her unnamed owner took a risk with their own lives to ensure that the sheep got taken someplace safer.

Patsy’s owner’s sister, Cath Hill, took a picture and video of the brave pup and posted it on social media. She called Patsy, the “wonder dog” and said she herded the sheep to take them to the “safest paddock.”

Which, still not super safe.

Then, Patsy returned to the fire. Hill wrote, “Cool as a cucumber, Patsy waited with [her owner] until the fire got close enough to fight with a tractor and water pump.”

Patsy’s owner doesn’t use social media, but Hill praised them both for saving almost all the sheep, as well as the hay bales, silage, shearing shed and two farm houses.

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And here’s Patsy’s sheep, safe and sound today!

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Hill also spoke to Metro about the devastation many around Australia are facing.

Everyone is just trying to get water and feed to their animals, shoot the ones that can’t be saved, get temporary fences up to keep stock secure, and put out all the logs and stumps still burning. And there’s people who have nothing left but the clothes on their backs.

Recent rains have helped keep the fires back, but more seasonal hot, dry weather is expected as summer blazes on. In fact, the summer has barely just begun.

Hill hopes her video of Patsy’s bravery will lift her country’s spirits. So far, her video has been shared more than 7,000 times, along with her plea for donations to help.

It’s the world’s hope that the fires will soon go out and Australia’s people and animals finally find some relief.

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15 Wholesome Animal Tweets Just for You

I love good, wholesome animal posts on social media, I’ll tell you that much.

These kinds of posts just never get old. Having a bad day? Look at some great photos of dogs and cats! Down in the dumps? There’s a never-ending supply of pure animal pics out there!

Here are some very good examples. Enjoy…

1. Sure enough…

2. In love with peaches.

3. Can’t get enough of this.

4. A bunch of ducks coming through.

5. Downward facing dog.

6. I like this look.

7. Cuddle buddies.

8. Awwwwww. Would ya look at that…

9. Bath time!

10. Can barely contain himself.

11. That doesn’t do you any good.

12. That’s right!

13. GREATEST OF ALL TIME = GOAT.

14. And…attack!

15. I like this.

Those sure put a big smile on this guy’s face.

Will you help us out today? Please post some pics of your lovely pets in the comments. We’d love to meet them!

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15 Wholesome Animal Tweets Just for You

I love good, wholesome animal posts on social media, I’ll tell you that much.

These kinds of posts just never get old. Having a bad day? Look at some great photos of dogs and cats! Down in the dumps? There’s a never-ending supply of pure animal pics out there!

Here are some very good examples. Enjoy…

1. Sure enough…

2. In love with peaches.

3. Can’t get enough of this.

4. A bunch of ducks coming through.

5. Downward facing dog.

6. I like this look.

7. Cuddle buddies.

8. Awwwwww. Would ya look at that…

9. Bath time!

10. Can barely contain himself.

11. That doesn’t do you any good.

12. That’s right!

13. GREATEST OF ALL TIME = GOAT.

14. And…attack!

15. I like this.

Those sure put a big smile on this guy’s face.

Will you help us out today? Please post some pics of your lovely pets in the comments. We’d love to meet them!

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This Website Warns You About Movies With Sad Dog Plots

This will come in handy for me. My mom doesn’t care if hundreds of men, women, and children get maimed or killed in a movie, but if a dog dies (or even gets lost or inconvenienced for a little while), everyone in the room is going to hear about it.

Let’s just say that watching Old Yeller as a kid wasn’t the most fun thing I’ve ever done in my life.

 

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Do you know people like this? Well, if you do, you should probably let them know about DoesTheDogDie.com. The website is dedicated to “crowdsourced emotional spoilers for movies, tv, books and more.” The site contains “warnings” about more than 4,000 films and over 800 TV series where animals are harmed and killed.

The site also tracks other potentially upsetting categories such as “Drownings,” “Eating Disorders,” and even “There Are Spiders.”

For example, if you search for John Wick on the website, you’d get the straight dope about the dog dying in the film: “Yes, and it’s terrible, BUT John Wick spends the rest of the movie deliberately, gloriously, and violently avenging the dog, so it feels really pro-dog overall.” So you’ll also get some positive reinforcement as well if you need a little encouragement to watch a particular movie.

So next time you’re about to watch a movie with your family or friends, hop on over to DoesTheDogDie.com, type in the movie or movies you’re thinking about watching, and see if any animals are going to bite the dust and potentially ruin your evening.

I’m so thankful for the Internet sometimes.

Sometimes.

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Ford Created a Noise-Cancelling Kennel to Protect Dogs From Fireworks Noise

I hate to see how upset and nervous dogs get while fireworks are blasting away on the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve (and sometimes on other occasions depending on where you live).

The loud bangs can scare dogs badly and sometimes it seems like nothing will calm them back down. Well, hopefully that will change if/when this prototype noise-cancelling dog kennel from Ford hits the market.

The car company took noise-cancelling technology from their cars and put it into the dog kennel prototype. According to reports, “The kennel, like many high-end headphones, is outfitted with microphones that detect loud noises and cue the speakers to pipe in sound-canceling frequencies.” Ford says that noise is reduced to a level that ensures dogs won’t become upset.

For now, Ford’s people are saying that they built the kennel to show customers how the noise-cancelling technologies in their cars can be used in everyday life. But Anthony Ireson, director of marketing and communications for Ford Europe, said, “If there’s enough interest, we’ll explore the technology.”

It seems like a lot of people are really into the idea of buying this kind of kennel for their dogs.

We love our pets like family, so it’s only natural that a product designed to help ease their fears and anxiety would eventually hit the market.

Here’s a video showing the kennel in action.

Hopefully, this prototype will become available to the public to purchase sooner than later.

What do you think? Would you buy one of these for your pooch?

Let us know in the comments!

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A Dog Owner Built a “Stick Library” for the Pups at the Local Park

You’ve probably seen “Little Free Libraries” that are popping up in towns all over the world. You just need a box sturdy enough to protect books from the elements, a sign, a collection cup for donations, and of course, some books.

People are free to check them out, return them, donate their own, etc. It’s an awesome idea to bring books into the world.

Now one dog owner has taken that concept and applied it to man’s best friend, in the form of a stick library at the local dog park.

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Allie loved the stick library at Kaiapoi dog park #sticklibrary

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Why sticks? Well, they make dogs happy, of course – big dogs, little dogs, in-between dogs, they all love to carry, chase, and chew on a bit of wood when they get the chance.

59-year-old dog owner Andrew Taylor got the idea for a stick library because his dog, Bella, really loves sticks. Plus, they’re great toys for her because she always ripped anything less sturdy to shreds.

The New Zealander took sticks he’d amassed while trimming trees at home, sanded them until they were smooth and clean (saving the dogs’ teeth and gums!) and then crafted a wooden box to store the sticks in at the park.

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This morning as I took Danu for a big yomp to the ocean. Look what we found!!! . . Some gorgeous, creative, quirky person had made a fabulous “stick library” for the doggos and left it on the side of the trail. . . Creativity comes in many forms and I love it when people share what they create. After all in my neighbourhood there are lots of little “Take a book, leave a book” library’s. So now there’s “Take a stick, leave a stick” library for doggos! And the dogs knew exactly what to do! Thank you to this creative being. . . Love it! . . . #creativity #creativityfound #showupandshine #sticklibrary #dallasroadbeach #dogsofinstagram #mademesmile #mademesmiletoday #createyourlife #shareyourlight #shareyourgifts #happydogs #islanddogs #thankyou #quirkyart #quirky #sticks

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On the top he engraved “Stick Library” and a few words encouraging people to return the sticks once their dogs were finished.

Taylor’s daughter invited a bunch of dog owners to the park to give the new box a try, and around 50 people and their pooches showed up to play.

Everyone loved the box and couldn’t believe no one had ever considered the simple idea before then – after all, we’ve all going looking for that “good stick” to toss to our dog, only to come up empty.

I think this could definitely catch on at dog parks around the world, don’t you?

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There’s a Great Facebook Page Dedicated to All the Dogs UPS Drivers Meet

UPS drivers encounter a lot of people along their daily routes. They probably see a lot of the same faces day in and day out. And that includes dogs who they meet on the road.

So many UPS drivers make friends with pups along the way that there’s even a Facebook page dedicated to showing off these unique relationships.

Here are some great pics of drivers and their furry friends.

1. A whole gaggle of dogs.

Lloyd making some new friends in Shipton Oliffe, CHELTENHAM, UK

Posted by UPS Dogs on Friday, December 27, 2019

2. New friends!

Father/daughter duo delivered packages to River and Jax’s house! Tigard, Oregon

Posted by UPS Dogs on Tuesday, December 24, 2019

3. Santa’s here!

Merry Christmas! Ups lake wales ,fl ( Avon park )

Posted by UPS Dogs on Wednesday, December 25, 2019

4. Big fans of each other.

Harper getting some love from her boyfriend Darren at Blossom and Basket Boutique. Mt. Airy, MD

Posted by UPS Dogs on Friday, December 27, 2019

5. Come on in the truck.

Who ordered a pair of Neos for Christmas?! ❤🌟💚

Posted by UPS Dogs on Monday, December 23, 2019

6. Along for the ride.

Our awesome driver, Trevor, and Claire. Best of friends!Beale AFB, California

Posted by UPS Dogs on Saturday, December 28, 2019

7. Big hugs all around.

Ruby loves our UPS man! Hugs for Christmas!Wantage, NJ

Posted by UPS Dogs on Wednesday, December 25, 2019

8. Here they come!

Merry Christmas from Kentucky 🎄 🎁

Posted by UPS Dogs on Saturday, December 21, 2019

9. Back home safely.

Have to say a big THANK YOU!!! to our driver, Dakota! None of my Amazon packages came today..lol..but he did bring my…

Posted by UPS Dogs on Thursday, December 19, 2019

10. How about a kiss?

This is Storm with her very own UPS Dad, stopping to give him some kisses on this cold day! I love you!❤

Posted by UPS Dogs on Thursday, December 19, 2019

It doesn’t get much better than that, folks!

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A Man Died of Sepsis After His Dog Licked Him

I routinely let most dogs I encounter lick me as much as they want. Now, after learning about this story, I can say that maybe I need to back off a little bit…

A 63-year-old man in Germany began to feel ill and ultimately died – and the culprit might freak you out a little bit: the man’s dog licked his face. A couple of weeks later, he got a fever, started experiencing muscle pains, and then had trouble breathing. He decided to go to the hospital to find out what was going on and he received some awful news: he had advanced kidney damage and liver dysfunction.

 

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He was admitted to the hospital but things took a turn for the worse. The doctors realized he was suffering from gangrene and that he had a terrible sepsis infection.

Of course correlation is not causation, so how do we know it was the dog licking that did it?

The man’s bloodwork showed that he was infected with Capnocytophaga canimorsus, which is a bacteria usually found in the saliva of cats and dogs.

No treatments worked on the poor man, and he suffered for 16 days as multiple organs failed. Sadly, his family eventually decided to turn off his life support and the man passed away.

This may sound like something that has never happened before or that would never happen again, but there were two other cases of humans contracting Capnocytophaga canimorsus from dogs in 2018 alone. A 58-year-old woman in Wisconsin died after her dog nipped her, and a man, also from Wisconsin, contracted the bacteria after spending time with eight puppies. The man had to have both of his legs amputated and parts of his hands removed because of the infection.

Our advice: if you happen to be bitten by a dog or a cat, wash the area immediately with soap and water, and have a doctor take a look at the wound just to be on the safe side. Yikes…

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10 Tweets That Prove Cats Also Like to Play Fetch

This may surprise you, but playing fetch isn’t only for the dogs anymore.

All kinds of cats are getting in on this action!

But that’s a good thing, right? The more, the merrier, we like to say!

1. Look at her go!

2. A hair tie will work, too.

3. Keep practicing.

4. Your cat’s ears were burning.

5. Here’s the proof.

6. A pawsome game.

7. Just like a doggo.

8. Magical, indeed.

9. Three-legged fetch!

10. You gotta love it.

Do you have any videos or photos of your pet THAT ISN’T a dog playing fetch?

Share them with us in the comments! We want to see these animals in action!

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