Below are 17 of the cutest mixed-breed dogs you ever will see. And some of the owners admit they don’t even know exactly the mix of their dogs nor do they care! They love them all the same regardless. 🙂
Police found a (then) four-month-old puppy, later named Halsey, severely beaten at an Indianapolis home this past January.
She suffered from a broken leg, jaw, ribs and multiple skull fractures, and sadly sat like this for days, with no help or pain relief, before she was found and rescued.
She was immediately taken in by Every Dog Counts Rescue (EDCR), where she was treated for her injuries. She remained at the rescue while she recovered and heal from the inside out.
EDCR held a fundraiser where Halsey got to meet not just all of her supporters, but also had a chance to reunite with her rescuers as well. In the video below, you can see the little pup meeting with Animal Care Officer Becky Knowles and IMPD Officer Adam Perkins. She constantly wagged her tail and laid on her back for belly rubs. It’s obvious that she recognized them and is very grateful for their help.
Despite everything she had been through, she still trusted humans and loved all of the attention and affection.
Toots is a Beagle-mix who was adopted in Hawaii about six years ago. Little did she know the fate that awaited her many years later when her family thought she wasn’t important enough for them anymore.
This story is one of the most heartless acts we’ve ever heard about. When her family wanted to take a vacation, they decided they didn’t like Toots anymore and chose to drop her off at an Animal Shelter, a shelter with a high kill rate due to a pet overpopulation crisis. Then, they adopted a new dog to take on their vacation (Please note there has not been any information offered about the new dog – whether the family already owned the puppy or just adopted it).
A sweet puppy endured unbelievable torture before he was dumped at a high-kill shelter. Somehow – he still wags his tail and his happy to see humans.
Buddy, as he was later named, arrived at the shelter with bloodshot eyes and unable to walk. The exact cause of the injuries is unknown. However, the puppy had to have been thrown or beaten for the eyes to be bloodshot and for the injuries he had.
The shelter reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC to save Buddy. The staff was heartbroken that such a sweet puppy was treated so cruelly. He deserved a chance at a life full of love not pain. The rescue arrived and brought the adorable puppy to Dallas Specialty Hospital for an examination.
The surgeon took X-rays to figure out why the puppy could not walk. The results were horrifying. The X-rays showed that both of his back legs had tibia fractures. The bones were broken in two. It was the worst case of broken bones that the orthopedic surgeon had ever seen in a puppy.
To relieve the pain and hopefully repair some of the damage, Buddy received surgery. The vital surgery took five hours and required pins in the puppy’s leg to help heal. The rescue posted, “Buddy has paid the ultimate price for this evil act , he underwent a 5 hour surgery today to repair his badly broken little body
His left side has external hard ware which will remain attached to his leg for 8 weeks called an external fixator , his right leg had 2 plates and 5 pins surgically implanted.”
Buddy’s pain is not over, since the pins needs to stay in for three months to help the leg heal. On top of that, the young puppy is on restrictive movement and will need physical therapy. Instead of running and playing, this poor puppy is on strong pain meds and confined to a small area.
As if being stung by thousands of bees wasn’t already bad enough, he was abandoned at a shelter after the incident by his family.
The deaf Pit Bull, later named Stinger by rescuers, arrived at the shelter covered in life-threatening blisters all over his body. Since they couldn’t treat a dog in this bad of condition, they planned on euthanizing him.
That’s when Carri Shipaila, who runs LuvnPupz rescue in Greater Grand Rapids, MI, stepped in to help. As soon as she heard about Stinger, she got in her car and drove over an hour to pick him up from the shelter.
Sadly, his family refused to claim him, so she immediately got to work to save Stinger’s life. They treated his stings, as well as a secondary skin infection and sarcoptic mange.
An Iowa woman has been arrested by the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office on Friday after she allegedly debarked multiple dogs in Lancaster County.
Denise Felling, 55, is expected to face eight charges of animal cruelty and has been charged with debarking four dogs: a Doberman Pinscher, a Husky, a Beagle mix and a Spaniel mix.
Felling had debarked the dogs for an unlicensed breeder in an unsanitary barn in Pennsylvania by shoving a rod-like object down the dogs’ throats multiple times, causing damage to their vocal cords.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and what’s more fun than having a dog in your life? The 19 pictures below of grown-up pups are proof that time flies way too fast, and that’s why it’s so precious.
Imagine being told you are too old and are no longer wanted. That’s exactly what happened to a 13-year-old sweet Chihuahua mix named Chico. His owners dropped him off at the Lancaster Animal Care Center in Los Angeles, California. His age is the reason they surrendered him.
The kind people at the shelter decided to put the little guy in the medical ward where things were much quieter. They didn’t want to upset him more. However, the general public could not see the tiny pooch in this area. That is, until a special person stopped by.
Shelter photographer, Rita Earl Blackwell, came to see him. She immediately noticed that Chico had worried eyes. When she gave him attention, he perked right up. He wagged his tail and you could tell he was happy to see her.
An 18-year-old teen from Missouri, named Harley Mobley, shot his Pit Bull, Zara, in the face with a shotgun simply because he “didn’t have time to go to the vet,” according to a probable cause statement from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.
Mobley drove his innocent pup down a long gravel road, where he pulled the trigger of the gun he borrowed from his friend, with the intent of killing Zara. But his plan backfired when Zara miraculously survived.
Lying in the gravel, not moving, Zara was on the brink of death, but first responders immediately arrived at the scene to help save her life.
Unleashed Pet Rescue, an animal rescue group from Kansas, took the pup in and renamed her Gloria. But while Gloria was now safe, she still had a long road ahead and was in an immense amount of pain.
An x-ray showed the pellets that dispersed through her whole face, including a big hole that you could see her teeth through. In addition, she also suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach.
When a Belgian Malinois named Hutch retired from the Boynton Beach Police Department in Florida in 2014, he had certainly done his duty for his community. The devoted career dog had helped police apprehend more than 200 criminal suspects in his time on the force. The crimes ranged from burglary to attempted murder, and Hutch helped thwart them all and catch those responsible.
When he wasn’t nabbing the bad guys, Hutch could be found showing off his endearing personality in the community and lapping up the affection of residents, particularly the children. Hutch and his handler, Officer Mark Sohn, also won first place in the 2012 South Florida Police K9 Competition and competed in it again in 2013.
Hutch spent his retirement living in the home of Officer Sohn and his family. He lived for about four peaceful senior years before passing away on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. He was 13 years old.