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29 Sep

Future Animal Lover Loses it When He Sees His New Favorite Animal

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(Guest post by caitlinnjill from

Most of us start learning about animals from a young age, going over animal names and sounds with our parents. This little guy was doing the same thing — and accidentally discovered what his favorite animal is destined to be.

This little boy's mom was showing him flashcards of animals, and every time she got to the donkey ... he completely lost it.

Just hearing the word donkey made this guy SO unbelievably happy, I can't imagine what will happen when he actually sees a real donkey for the first time. I've never heard someone laugh so hard ... especially about donkeys.

It just goes to show that loving animals can start from a very, very early age. I hope he gets to see a real donkey soon. He's totally earned it.

Want an animal in your child's life? Then check out the top 10 dog breeds for families here!

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29 Sep

Puppy Hops Out of the Bathtub and Acts Just Like a Person

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from

Brady is one talented puppy.

Unlike the many dogs who think bathtime is the absolute worst, Brady likes baths so much he does them all by himself, as showcased in a video uploaded to YouTube by his family earlier this month.

"Oh hello there, I'm just enjoying a nice soak." 

But the best part comes when it's time for Brady to get out of the bathtub. He hops out all on his own and then grabs his towel to dry off. ALL BY HIMSELF! 

Brady just casually dries himself off like it's no big deal.


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22 Sep

Celebrating Poaching Survivor Thandi and Her Calf, Thembi

On January, we reported that poaching survivor, Thandi, had given birth to a calf. We are happy to report that the calf, now named Thembi, which means Hope in isiXhosa, is thriving and even perfecting the art of chasing wildebeest! 

Thandi was the sole survivor of a horrendous attack by poachers, leaving her without a horn, but still alive despite her injuries. Now, she and her calf call the Kariega Reserve in South Africa home. The video above documents their journey and shows the happy, healthy calf enjoying life on the reserve. Congratulations Thandi and those at the Kariega Reserve!

Today is World Rhino Day! Rhinos are disappearing at an alarming rate, with an estimated only 29,000 left when there were once over 500,000. Learn what you can do to help here

Baby rhinos are orphaned every year due to poaching, leaving them alone and vulnerable. See how one baby rhino reacts to the death of his mother here: 

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25 Aug

Orphaned Puppies Find an Unusual New Mother

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from

The orphaned puppies who show up at the doors of the Rocky Ridge Refuge all find themselves with a gentle, but unlikely, new mom: Cheesecake, a resident capybara, who adopts all the needy litters as they come through.

And she gives them the kind of love only a sweet, gigantic rodent can give. 

The refuge, an Arkansas animal rescue, takes in lots of abandoned litters and pregnant dogs, which means there are always new puppies to care for. 


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18 Aug

This is the Tiniest Horse Ever and He Will Chase You DOWN!

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(Guest post by Ameena Schelling from

This mini horse has barely seen the world — but he already likes what he sees.

A recent video shows the teeniest, tiniest miniature horse — only 3 days old — chasing after one of his carers, whom he's apparently decided is his new best friend. And it might just be the cutest thing in the history of the universe.

Wherever his new friend runs, the tiny horse follows. And when he finally catches him and get some well-deserved pets, he wags his little horse tail just like a puppy.

How could you run from this little guy? 

Of course, his protective mother — who appears to be named Grace — eventually steps in to end the playtime.

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18 Aug

WATCH: Pit Bulls Who Love Their Kittens

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(Guest post by Emily Pelleymounter from

Friendship comes in all shapes and sizes.

Watch Wilbur the pit bull pup meet some adorable cornish rex kittens here!

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4 Aug

Pit Bull Can't Stop Hugging Guy Singing to Him

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(Guest post by Ben Kerns from

In case you needed further proof that pit bulls are just as lovable and kind as every other pup, check out this adorable little dude enjoying his friend's song.

Doogie's person loves him so much that he thought the only way he could truly express his affection was through music. It's pretty endearing, even though the lyrics get a little silly toward the end.

Doogie certainly seems to like it, and he shows his appreciation through some serious hugs — and a few sloppy kisses. It's especially cute when he gets so excited he tackles him at the end.


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28 Jul

Dog Immediately Recognizes the Mom She Hasn't Seen Since Puppyhood

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from

Harper hasn't seen her mom since she was adopted as a puppy, so when her human family brought her back for a reunion, they weren't sure how well she would remember the mama dog who raised her.

But as soon as the car pulls in, Harper is tugging at her leash. She definitely knows where she is.

And when Harper and her mom see each other it's just like they're mama and puppy again. Even though it's been months, they're all over each other.

Dogs don't need to make small talk — for them, it's straight to the loving! 


Harper and her mom went on to have the happiest family playdate ever.

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28 Jul

Very Hungry Puppies Share Their Eating Tips

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(Guest post by Kara McPeak from

Adorable puppies share their eating tips.

It's feeding time for these golden retriever puppies! Check out this clip from Too Cute!

30 Jun

Cat Cafes: The Feline Sensation That's Sweeping the Nation

Have you always wanted to go to a cat cafe? Have you always wondered what a cat cafe really is? Well, the time is now for both of those things as these feline-centric coffee shops are popping up all over the country. What is it exactly? Well, it’s just what it sounds like: a café where you can go and play with cats. Some call it crazy, some call it genius. The best part of the whole thing is that, in most cases, these cats are up for adoption and are getting a chance at a new home. This craze started in Japan and came over to the United States in 2013. Below is a list of a few of the cat cafes around the country. Don’t see a location near you? Check out for a definitive list of existing and upcoming cat cafes! Make sure to pay attention to the rules of each café, as many have varying age restrictions.

Crumbs & Whiskers: Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Cost: $10 per hour Monday-Friday, $12 per hour Saturday and Sunday

This is D.C.’s first cat café, which opened only a few weeks ago thanks to an ambitious cat lover and Kickstarter. All cats in the cafe are available for adoption through the Washington Humane Society. While the menu is small, coffee and desserts are provided by Georgetown Bites, a café across the street. On top of that, the shop offers a wide variety of cute t-shirts and cards, with all proceeds going to the upkeep of the cafe. 

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