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16 Apr

Will and Kate Meet Adorable German Shepherd Police Puppies

Mark Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images

When we're not watching videos of kittens and puppies (for work, of course), some of us have been following the royal visit to New Zealand. So, imagine our delight when our two favorite things - puppies and Duchess Catherine's perfect hair - joined up for a picture perfect photo opp today.

Kate and Prince William visited the Royal New Zealand Police College in Wellington, and had the chance to meet police puppies from the Dog Training Centre. The couple took part in a ceremony to remember the lives of New Zealand police officers killed on duty over the last 127 years. They then watched recruit training and a dog-handling demonstration. After that, they were introduced to some of the cutest future German shepherd police pups.

Learn more about this breed below!

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11 Apr

Smartest Dog Ever Steals Hearts, Crushes Squeaky Toy

Meet Jumpy, quite possibly the smartest dog on planet Earth. No, seriously - watch him listen to his owner's every, single, command. I'm pretty sure my Dad couldn't get me to listen this well, ever:

Well done, Jumpy! WELL DONE.

Photo: YouTube image


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Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.

8 Apr

Rescue Dogs Continue Search In Washington After Deadly Mudslide

Search and rescue dogs have worked around the clock since a mudslide ravaged Oso, Washington and left several people missing. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

It has been more than two weeks since a major mudslide ravaged Oso, Washington and with reports of missing persons lingering, search and rescue dogs are working around the clock to find any signs of life.

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28 Mar

Don't Forget the Bags: DNA Links Owners to Un-Picked Up Poop

Boyan Dimitrov/Veer

Thought you could get away with leaving your dog’s poo on the sidewalk when going for your morning jog? Well think again.  

In the new age of technology, science has made it possible to use dog poop DNA samples to track down owners who don’t clean up after their canine friends. Yup, you read right. According to a Discovery News article, an organization called “Poo Prints” makes it possible to get DNA samples from dog poo to match to their owners. After finding out the DNA of the dog and who it belongs to, the owner can be fined hundreds of dollars for the leftover mess! In fact, many apartment complex owners require residential dog owners to get their dog's DNA samples stored in a lab specifically so they will have the ability to track dog poop to the owner if it is left in an unauthorized area.

So before you let your dog mark his territory, make sure you bring something to clean up, or you might just be paying for it.

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27 Mar

BREAKING: Nation's Capital Welcomes 10 Dogs from Sochi

UPDATE, Friday, March 28: The dogs arrived at WARL's Northwest D.C. facilities and are comfortably settling in. Watch a video of their sweet welcome to their new home country. добро пожаловать — welcome to America, puppies! We love you!

UPDATE, March 27, 7:30 p.m. ET: 10 dogs rescued from Sochi arrived at WARL's facilities in Washington, D.C., thanks to support from U.S. Olympians. Watch the report from NBC Washington below.

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19 Mar

Calling All Pit Bulls & Parolees Fans! Vote Now! Do It For the Pit Bulls!

Guess what?! Your favorite show has been nominated in two categories for the 2014 RealityWanted Awards! Congrats to the entire Pit Bulls & Parolees team!

Here's your chance to show your support for the show.  Cast your vote in these categories:

Feel Good Show (Slide #16)

Docu-Series (Slide #19)

Click here to head over the the RealityWanted Facebook page and VOTE >>

Keep clicking through the ballot! Make it to slides #16 and #19 to cast your votes!



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19 Mar

Adorable Bulldog HEARTS Rolling Down Hills


Hey, it's hump day! Take a break and watch this adorable girl Sophie the bulldog roll and roll and roll to her heart's content down grassy, green hills. It'll bring a smile to your face - we promise!

LOVE bulldogs as much as we do? Watch a few cuties on a trampoline, watching TV and more with these bulldog best moments:



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Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.


18 Mar

CUTE ALERT! Doggy in Football Costume = Best Vine EVER

Hear ye! Hear ye! Here is the cutest Vine EVER created: 

Next time you're looking for a pet costume, how about a sports theme?! Is there a March Madness basketball version of this?! ... Thank you, Internet.  



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Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.


17 Mar

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Wonder What Your Dog's Up to When You Leave the House?

When Mom's away, dog will play! Ever wonder what your pets might be up to when you leave home for the day? Well, one owner set up a camera and caught her BFF breaking all the rules. Not allowed on the bed, this mischievous pup threw caution to the wind as soon as Mom walked out the door - and, it's pretty ADORABLE:

Meanwhile, Cat is NOT IMPRESSED.

Photo: YouTube image

You can't deny the playful spirit of your furry BFFs. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite, cutest playtime moments:

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11 Mar

Canines Cometh, Speaking Ominous 'Blah Blah Blah' Messages from Underworld

Earthquakes, drought, apocalyptic snowfalls - is the beginning of the end? Has Armageddon just begun? Maybe, maybe not ... but we suspect our animal friends may just know a little more than we do. Including these canines in Sweden who clearly come bearing dark messages from the underworld. 

Watch and see if you can decipher the true meaning behind their messages of "blah blah blah" — 

While you may find this funny and cute, Spotify employee shooting this video, you don't even realize the gravity of the warning these beasts bring to us ... Godspeed.

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