Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Courtesy of Denver Animal ProtectionAnn Cecchine-Williams, deputy executive director of Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment, which oversees Denver Animal Protection and its shelter, told TODAY in an email that a couple with an infant but no other dogs drove over an hour to meet and adopt Gumdrop on Jan. 5) They renamed him Odin.“Odin is a fun-loving, sweet and energetic boy who loves playing with toys,” she said.

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Lost dog found as hundreds come together to give him one last family Christmas

Lost dog found as hundreds come together to give him one last family Christmas

Barney went missing on Saturday and was found in a stream today (Picture: Facebook/Parkend Pizzeria)A desperate family finally found their elderly dog today, after he went missing weeks before they were supposed to spend their last Christmas together.

National Zoo is asking the public to help name giant panda cub

National Zoo is asking the public to help name giant panda cub

Giant panda gives birth to healthy cub at National Zoo. During a TODAY segment on Wednesday morning, the show's co-anchors weighed in on which panda names they like best.

Holiday Steals and Deals is coming! Here's how to stream the 2-hour special

Holiday Steals and Deals is coming! Here's how to stream the 2-hour special

Get the first look at Jill's special by streaming the event first on TODAY All Day on Peacock at 9:00 a.m. ET on Nov. 23) Don't have a subscription?

Strictly star Bill Bailey says emotional goodbye as dog Banjar dies

Strictly star Bill Bailey says emotional goodbye as dog Banjar dies

Bill Bailey opened up about the sad loss (Picture: Redferns)Strictly Come Dancing star Bill Bailey has said an emotional goodbye, revealing that his dog Banjar has died.Today we said goodbye to our lovely rescue dog Banjar.

Hairless opossum gets sweater donations to survive winter

Hairless opossum gets sweater donations to survive winter

Gail Barnes, executive director of the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, told TODAY that the unusual animal was dropped off on Oct. 23) Initially, she believed the opossum to be a hairless cat.

Candace Cameron Bure announces 3rd children's book, 'Candace's Playful Puppy'

Candace Cameron Bure announces 3rd children's book, 'Candace's Playful Puppy'

“Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure will be releasing her third children’s book, “Candace’s Playful Puppy,” on Jan. 26 — and gave TODAY an exclusive sneak peek.

Utah hiker is chased by cougar, video shows: 'I don't feel like dying today'

Utah hiker is chased by cougar, video shows: 'I don't feel like dying today'

Then, the apparent mother of the cubs started chasing him.“No, no go away, please go away,” Burgess, a trail runner who was hiking alone, said as he backed away from the cougar pursuing him on the trail.

'Full House' cast sings about golden retrievers in music video for National Dog Week

'Full House' cast sings about golden retrievers in music video for National Dog Week

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.In honor of National Dog Week, "Full House" creator Jeff Franklin partnered with Petsmart Charities and the show's stars to release the song "Gotta Love a Golden," along with a sweet video designed to raise awareness about animal homelessness.

Meet Jasper, the hairless cat with no eyes who just became an internet sensation

Meet Jasper, the hairless cat with no eyes who just became an internet sensation

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.Kelli said would occasionally have a flare-up of the feline herpes virus, which causes runny eyes, but everything else was otherwise normal.While Jasper has a good quality of life now, Kelli added that hasn't always been the case.

Kerith the golden retriever is offering comfort to California firefighters

Kerith the golden retriever is offering comfort to California firefighters

“We are tasked with things that push our limits,” John Aitchison, a firefighter in Marin County, told TODAY.The test Kerith had to take in front of five judges to obtain her therapy dog certificate was a rigorous one, Carman said.

I adopted a dog on TODAY a year ago. Here's why it was the best decision

I adopted a dog on TODAY a year ago. Here's why it was the best decision

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsA colleague at TODAY, where I work as a newswriter, sent out a staff email asking whether anyone was interested in adopting a dog for a segment about the event.

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

I set my alarm for 7am to release the puppy from the cage at its accustomed hour, but when it goes off, my wife is already downstairs, the tiny dog running figures of eight round her ankles.“I knew you’d be down here, sucking up to it,” I say.“Did you want to be the one to let it out?” she says.“No,” I lie.“The extractor fan man will be here soon,” she says.“That’s today?” I say.

Teen abandoned as a baby raises $14K to give senior dogs 2nd chance

Teen abandoned as a baby raises $14K to give senior dogs 2nd chance

“My parents tell me the story of when they adopted me at (age) 2 and they brought me to my grandparents’ apartment in Mumbai,” she told TODAY.Her favorite activity was visiting the local Humane Society, and when she was 8 years old, the family adopted a mixed-breed dog named Bambie.

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Photograph: Suffolk Police Annie and Betsy – and the other dogs stolen that day, 13 of which were puppies – had become the latest victims of surging demand for canine pets.

Meredith Vieira's 16-year-old dog, Jasper, survives coyote attack

Meredith Vieira's 16-year-old dog, Jasper, survives coyote attack

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.A veterinarian told Meredith that Jasper's injuries were most likely from a fight with a coyote and that the 16-year-old dog had suffered a broken jaw, two teeth ripped out and deep puncture wounds, which led to numerous staples in his abdomen.“He looks a little like Frankenstein,” she said to Rappaport.

Fearful dog who was almost euthanized transforms to sweet and cuddly

Fearful dog who was almost euthanized transforms to sweet and cuddly

Get the best news, information and inspiration from TODAY, all day long.After displaying behavior issues like biting shelter employees, the 5-year-old dog was given just two hours to be pulled from the shelter before being euthanized.

Forget 'dog years': Scientists say we've been calculating our pups' ages wrong

Forget 'dog years': Scientists say we've been calculating our pups' ages wrong

Getty ImagesResearchers have created a better way of determining how to compare the ages of people and their four-legged friends .Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.“Since the two species don’t age at the same rate over their lifespans, it turns out it’s not a perfectly linear comparison, as the 1:7 years rule-of-thumb would suggest,” reads a press release on the study.

'My chickens are always pleased to see me!' Life with the hen rescuers

'My chickens are always pleased to see me!' Life with the hen rescuers

Charlotte Pacey, 32, who designs play areas for children, says the hens look very different from when they arrived at her home in November 2018.Of the approximately 38m egg-laying hens in the UK today, Howorth says the BHWT rehomes up to 66,000 a year.

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