Rescue dog Kratu, who went viral for hilarious Crufts agility runs inspires book and changed his owner's life

Rescue dog Kratu, who went viral for hilarious Crufts agility runs inspires book and changed his owner's life

When trainer Wendy Kruger from Woodgreen Pets Charity invited Kratu to participate as part of a rescue dog agility team at Crufts, Swan felt motivated to seek help for her mental health because she wanted to be able to attend — and enjoy it.

World's tallest living dog is Zeus, a Great Dane, according to Guinness World Records

World's tallest living dog is Zeus, a Great Dane, according to Guinness World Records

Walking around the Dallas Farmers Market with the world’s tallest living male dog — a Great Dane named Zeus, according to Guinness World Records — garners a lot of stares, smiles, photo requests and one comment in particular.

Mom and kids, 2 and 4, attacked by dog while helping elderly neighbor

Mom and kids, 2 and 4, attacked by dog while helping elderly neighbor

In an interview with TODAY, Hastings said that when she and her children pulled up in the neighbor's front yard, she noticed that the front door of the house was open and that her dog had gotten outside.

The world’s oldest living dog is 21. Here’s how his owner keeps him fit

The world’s oldest living dog is 21. Here’s how his owner keeps him fit

Courtesy of Gisela ShoreTobyKeith welcomes all of the puppies and dogs Shore fosters for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League — more than 150 pets so far — as well as other family members, including Shore’s husband, Bill; rescued dogs Lala and Luna; and parrots Coco and Coqui, an African grey who tells the dogs “Come on in!” after they potty outside.

Stressed pit bull in shelter for a year relaxes in princess tent

Stressed pit bull in shelter for a year relaxes in princess tent

Courtesy of I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal HavenStarsky enjoyed his special place for about a week until he discovered that tent poles make excellent chew toys.Starsky is one of more than 100 dogs cared for by staff and volunteers at the nonprofit I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven in Michigan.

Train your dog to hug like hugging golden retrievers Kylo and Vader

Train your dog to hug like hugging golden retrievers Kylo and Vader

Kieran Lehane only uses positive training methods — such as offering a treat as a reward — with his beloved dogs, Kylo and Vader.“I like the idea that they’re golden retrievers, which are the most kind, loving, beautiful dogs, and that juxtaposition of having these Dark Side names,” he said.

Make-A-Wish sees rise in requests for pandemic puppies

Make-A-Wish sees rise in requests for pandemic puppies

So she had a fun surprise after school on Nov. 10, when wish granters gave her a Yorkie she named Cocomelon, or “Coco” for short — plus toys, treats and other goodies.“You could tell on her face she was very, very happy,” Ramos said.

Couple Flying to Vegas Shocked to Find Their Chihuahua Hiding Inside Suitcase at Luggage Counter

Couple Flying to Vegas Shocked to Find Their Chihuahua Hiding Inside Suitcase at Luggage Counter

What started as a Texas couple’s getaway to Las Vegas led to a hilarious surprise at the Southwest Airlines luggage counter—when they opened up their bag and found a stowaway Chihuahua inside.“I told Kristi, I think this thing’s gonna be real close,” Jared told The Epoch Times.

Former CIA analyst shares adventures with guide dogs over 33-year career

Former CIA analyst shares adventures with guide dogs over 33-year career

Retired CIA analyst Joanne Callahan partnered with her eighth guide dog, Magnum, at a graduation ceremony hosted by the nonprofit Guiding Eyes for the Blind in June.

Last 9/11 search dog's legacy lives on in rescue work — and in a furry kid sister

Last 9/11 search dog's legacy lives on in rescue work — and in a furry kid sister

Even though she died in 2016 , the golden retriever remains one of the most recognizable symbols of the arduous search and rescue work done by dogs and their human handlers at disaster sites all over the world.Denise Corliss is pictured with her search dog Bretagne at ground zero in New York City in September 2001.

Woman shares hilarious adoption website for 'hellion' foster dog Hank

Woman shares hilarious adoption website for 'hellion' foster dog Hank

Courtesy Christine ClauderThe last pet in Clauder's family, a cat named Dorito, enjoys dogs but Hank has a hard time understanding that the cat isn't always in the mood to play.

Untrained pandemic pups present dilemma for Americans

Untrained pandemic pups present dilemma for Americans

Marissa Sunny, CPDT-KA, a certified professional dog trainer and dog behavior specialist for the nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society, said as things open back up, it’s important to prioritize training and socialization to help prevent an influx of untrained adult dogs in shelters.

Woman's Best Friend Project shows bond between dogs, women

Woman's Best Friend Project shows bond between dogs, women

Courtesy of Kristen Kidd PhotographyThe stories in Woman’s Best Friend Project are not just inspiring — they also help dogs.Courtesy of Kristen Kidd PhotographyThe Woman’s Best Friend Project has helped Kidd recognize the special bond she shares with her own rescue dogs, Hudson and Hermanito.

4 bonded dogs seek new home after owner and her father die of COVID-19

4 bonded dogs seek new home after owner and her father die of COVID-19

“When I spoke to him on the phone, he just wanted to make sure that his daughter was going to get her dogs back — her ‘babies,’ that’s what he called them,” Maria Mora, executive director of the Nassau County SPCA, told TODAY.

'Meant to be': Man finds loving home for senior rescue dog 3 days before dying

'Meant to be': Man finds loving home for senior rescue dog 3 days before dying

In the spring of 2019, Pawpaw needed a new home because his owner was dying.John Weston adopted Pawpaw from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco.

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

Because therapy animal handlers believe so strongly in the healing power of pets, in pre-pandemic times they volunteer to take their dogs and cats to hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, airports, funeral homes, dentist offices and other places where animals can help reduce stress and offer support.

Post-it ‘Picasso,’ a stroke survivor, draws pet portraits to help shelters

Post-it ‘Picasso,’ a stroke survivor, draws pet portraits to help shelters

Ed Attanasio tries to capture the whimsical personalities of the pets he draws, like Leo. Courtesy of Ed AttanasioAttanasio never trained as an artist, though his father was a painter.In his new life as an artist, Attanasio frequently donates artwork to charity auctions to raise money for pet rescue groups.

Dachshund dumped at shelter with a giant tumor bounces back

Dachshund dumped at shelter with a giant tumor bounces back

In addition to surgically removing the tumor, veterinarians spayed Boo Boo. About 90% of dogs who enter Muttville Senior Dog Rescue with mammary tumors have never been spayed or were spayed late in life.

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

The goal is to have at least one participating shelter in all 50 states by the time the expanded program officially launches on Jan. 1, 2021.She said Pets for the Elderly was founded by the late Avrum Katz to help seniors feel healthier and more connected through pets and to find shelter dogs and cats forever homes.

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

During Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets, the broadcast cut to 28 dogs and two kittens and their fosters filling virtual courtside seats, with an announcement that they were all “100% adoptable and 100% adorable” and a link to learn more about adopting them.