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.

On a visit to my father, Annie the Labrador steals the show

On a visit to my father, Annie the Labrador steals the show

But my father is to have the last laugh at the signing afterwards, when all present work out that he is the self-same Daddy mentioned throughout the text, and begin thrusting their copies of the book into his hands.

'SNL' star Kenan Thompson surprises high school students with unexpected message

'SNL' star Kenan Thompson surprises high school students with unexpected message

So it’s surprising that he never played a veterinarian until being cast in the upcoming "Clifford the Big Red Dog" movie.Comedian Kenan Thompson addresses high school students at an event hosted by Banfield Pet Hospital and the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier on Sept.

Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Everybody at the school loves Coco (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre) Mary says, ‘Coco is very popular with all the students.Somebody likes a chick lit summer read (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre)Charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Harley, was rehomed in 2014 by Lorraine Pickering, a Pets As Therapy volunteer from Berkshire.

Sheridan Smith on Pooch Perfect: 'Stanley my cross-breed co-star is a one-take wonder!'

Sheridan Smith on Pooch Perfect: 'Stanley my cross-breed co-star is a one-take wonder!'

Now, Smith is again in “doggy and musical heaven” as she fronts primetime grooming contest Pooch Perfect and hosts a celebration of showtunes at the Palladium.

20 of the best feel-good stories of 2020 that helped us cope this year

20 of the best feel-good stories of 2020 that helped us cope this year

It’s not all been doom and gloom (Pictures: Tyger Williams/AP/Wellburn Care Homes/SWNS/South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center)2020 has been an experience to say the least.Monet the mini horse made them very happy (Picture: Wellburn Care Homes / SWNS).

Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Elisha Aitken, 14, was left with a fractured wrist and other injuries as she put herself in the way of her pet dog Basil.Johnson, a brewery agent from Tottington, admitted being in charge of dog dangerously out of control and causing injury at Manchester magistrates court, and was ordered to pay Elisha £300 compensation.

Autumn Safety Tips

Autumn Safety Tips

Fall is back-to-school time, and those of you with young children know that means stocking up on items like glue sticks, pencils and magic markers.

Autistic youngster has 'astonishing' friendship with Labrador

Autistic youngster has 'astonishing' friendship with Labrador

The two are more like brothers (Picture: PA Real Life/Collect)Anna said: ‘George loves Ollie more than anything in the world and sees him as a sibling.

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

Mike Arms, president and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, decided to create the program when he saw tears on the faces of his team of 170 employees right after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that virtually all school campuses would be closed in the fall.

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

With many families sheltering in place , signs in windows proclaim, “At least our dogs are happy!”.“If the dog is used to that constant attention and suddenly it goes away, that huge, abrupt change could definitely cause them some big initial panic,” she told TODAY.

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

In 2016, she started the nonprofit Therapy Dogs of Long Island, which now brings certified dogs to people with physical or mental health challenges at private homes, schools and senior care facilities, in addition to hospitals.

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.

Dog owner spends £4.6 million on Super Bowl advert thanking vet for saving his pet's life

Dog owner spends £4.6 million on Super Bowl advert thanking vet for saving his pet's life

A dog owner is so grateful to a veterinary school for saving his pet's life that he is thanking them with a £4.6m ($6m) Super Bowl advert.

His dog was saved from a deadly cancer. He bought a $6M Super Bowl ad to thank the vet

His dog was saved from a deadly cancer. He bought a $6M Super Bowl ad to thank the vet

David MacNeil's 7-year-old golden retriever, Scout, collapsed in summer 2019, and a veterinarian told him the dog had cancer and one month to live, according to NBC Madison, Wisconsin affiliate WMTV.

What Chotu taught me

What Chotu taught me

My school bus had come, so I left hastily hoping to find him at the very place when I came back.I used to shake the cat food box and he came running.No matter how much food I gave him, Chotu didn’t grow at all.

If Charlie can, you can

If Charlie can, you can

Covered in blood after a gruesome accident, which crushed his right hind leg completely, he was barely able to open his eyes.One day, children from the Spastics Society visited the shelter and we were astounded to see the way Charlie bonded with them.

William Wegman: ‘Weimaraners are serious and try hard. They’re spooky and shadowy’

William Wegman: ‘Weimaraners are serious and try hard. They’re spooky and shadowy’

Photograph: William Wegman/Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York Three major shows this year serve as a testament to Wegman’s restless and endlessly inventive career: the wide-ranging career survey Outside In at the Shelbourne Museum in Vermont; Being Human at Masi Lugano in Switzerland, which is on until 6 January 2020; and a stall at the Frieze Masters in London, which focuses on his early conceptual pieces, and closes today.

Hugo and Huxley the Golden Retrievers love to pose like humans

Hugo and Huxley the Golden Retrievers love to pose like humans

Hugo, five, and Huxley, eight months, snuggle together over morning coffee (Picture: Caters)Their Instagram account @hugoandursula now has 82,000 followers.Hugo reading a paper in the coffee shop (Picture: Caters)‘As my followers grew so did my ideas and I tend to upload ten to 12 photos per week to my account.

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