The World’s Oldest Dog, Maggie, Has Closed Her Eyes And Taken Her Last Nap

Maggie was an absolutely gorgeous Australian sheepdog that has recently passed away at an age that many people believe are breaking world records. Her heartbroken owner confirmed the death to local media outlets.

Dairy farmer, Brian McLaren, was devastated by the passing of his 30-year-old Kelpie. She had been by his side for many years. He says that she was fairly healthy overall up to the time that she passed.

“She was 30 years old, she was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing,” McLaren, who lives in Victoria, Australia, told The Weekly Times.

“She just went downhill in two days, and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch … ‘She hasn’t got long now.’”

McLaren said that Maggie had been curled up in her bed the evening before he went to bed, and she was in the exact same position come morning. His heart dropped to the floor, but he did find a bright side.

Continue to the next page for a wonderful video of the 30-year-old dog, and how McLaren found a silver lining in Maggie’s passing.

Pit Bull Rescued From Dogfighting Finds Love And Comfort In A Giant Bunny

Mindy Hayes had to be careful bringing a rabbit into her Erie, Pennsylvania, home with her dogs, so she introduced them slowly. But it quickly became apparent that it wouldn’t be a problem for her two-year-old rescue pit bull named Grace.

Mindy Hayes

It was an instant bond and connection for Grace and Sophie the rabbit. Anywhere one would go, the other wouldn’t be far behind. They were inseparable. The dog even started grooming the bunny and snuggling on the couch with her every day!

Mindy Hayes

Although Sophie is pretty big, she’s only 11 months old and still has some growing left to do. Adult Flemish giant rabbits can weigh as much as 15 to 20 pounds! When she stretches out and lies beside Grace, they don’t look all that different in size.

Mindy Hayes

This unique friendship is pretty natural in their household at this point, but people on the outside are always shocked to find out the two are such good friends. Especially since Grace is a pit bull who came from a background of dogfighting.

Mindy Hayes

“Grace had a very rough start to life,” Mindy told The Dodo. “Before she was rescued she had been used for fighting and then was tied up to a tree, left to fend for herself. Knowing where she came from and to see her be so loving to everyone, especially to a rabbit, is really spreading awareness to who these dogs really are. They are not bad dogs. She wants to be friends with everyone she meets.”

Mindy Hayes

Mindy and her husband feel very fortunate having this special relationship in their lives. It’s something that brings smiles to their faces every day and reminds them that love is not bound by species.

Lost Dog Found After Four Months – Man Drives 1,000 Miles For Tearful Reunion

How far would you travel if your missing dog was found? For most dog parents, we would go anywhere and drive wherever we had to for the chance to be reunited with our missing dog. Texas dog dad, Dara Prak, never thought he would see his beloved Pit Bull, Titan, after the dog was stolen from his backyard.

Only the collar was found and the dog was missing. Titan was taken, and poor Dara was devastated. He immediately took to social media, visiting shelters in Houston, and never gave up searching. After over three months, he admits to losing hope of ever seeing his best pal again.

Amazingly, a South Carolina shelter worker called Dara and asked if he was missing a dog. The microchip in the dog revealed where he belonged.

Dara and his girlfriend immediately began the 1,000-mile road trip to get to the shelter and reunite with Titan. Based on his condition, the dog is believed to have been abused, but the story of his travels will never be known. He’s expected to make a full recovery.

Watch the tearful reunion when Titan’s dad arrives at the shelter and waits for his dog in the lobby.  Would the dog remember him? Watch it all unfold below.

Abused Dog Sits In Kennel Waiting To Die Until Miracle Of Love Happens

Millions of dogs land in animal shelters and rescues every year. Due to a history of being abused, many of them are petrified of human contact. This was the case with Edie, a sweet Maltese-Poodle mix on the euthanasia list of a high-kill shelter in Los Angeles, California. Her life was shattered, she was abused and tossed aside, and she sat in a cage waiting for death. And then true love came along.

Hope for Paws, a Los Angeles-based rescue organization, found out about Edie. Their founder, Eldad Hagar, sprung into action to save her life. He found out about the dog’s situation from a friend and decided to meet the dog at the vet’s office for an evaluation.

As Eldad gently lifts the lid from the kennel, the dog immediately barks, growls, and cowers in the corner. She defecated on the floor in fear and howled because she was so frightened. Eldad was able to place the dog on his lap and calm her right down.

The dog who feared everyone and everything melted into a puddle of love. She cuddled with Eldad, nuzzled into his chest, and even gave him a few kisses.

She was given proper care, grooming, and found a forever, loving home with a woman in the San Marino area. Watch the love unfold in this video and celebrate the power of a kind heart.

 

Mistreated Shelter Dog Falls Asleep In Rescuer’s Arms The Moment She Knows She’s Safe

Bella had spent almost her entire life in a concrete kennel at a public shelter. She was never taken out for a walk and was never shown any love or attention.

Luckily, rescuers from Howl Of A Dog were able to get her out of that miserable shelter and get her the medical attention she so desperately needed.

Despite what Bella had gone through, she was still very trusting and friendly to people. On the way to the veterinary clinic, she fell asleep in her rescuer’s arms. In that moment, she knew she was literally in good hands and finally felt safe for the first time.

Once they arrived to the clinic, she was given a much-needed bath and treated for her fleas. She was prescribed supplements to help her spleen and liver and was given plenty of food to help get her weight back up to where it should be.

Bella has since gained weight and is a very happy and playful pup. She has received proper vaccinations and all of her fleas are now gone. She has a beautiful, clean coat and looks so much healthier.

Once Bella is fully recovered, she will be put up for adoption. It doesn’t seem like it will take long for her to find a loving forever home since she is such a great dog!

Bella may have spent her life up until now stuck in an awful shelter, but the rest of her life will be filled with love and happiness and everything she deserves!

Zoey Hears Her Favorite Song And Starts Dancing In True Boxer Fashion

Zoey the Boxer has a favorite song. And every time she hears it, she just can’t help herself! No, she doesn’t sing along; she dances and wiggles her little butt in a way that only a Boxer is capable of! 😀

As soon as she hears the opening of “Wiggle,” she starts moving her butt back and forth as she’s sitting there. But she really turns it up a notch when the chorus hits…

Right on cue, the Boxer stands up, turns around for the camera, and wiggles that Boxer butt! It’s too cute and unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Just wait until you see it! 😀

 

Heartless Family Says Senior Dog Is Too Old For Them, Dumps Her Off At A Shelter

Some people don’t understand that a pet is for life. In a case of utter heartlessness, a Poodle named Puppy was dropped off at a shelter by her family, who claimed she was too old for them to keep.

Puppy, a 13-year-old white Poodle-Miniature mix, ended up at the Friends of West Valley Animal Shelter in Chatsworth, California. The staff found Puppy to be sweet and adorable, and couldn’t believe how someone could just give up their lifelong pet saying she was too old.

The staff noticed Puppy had not been taken care for a while. She was dirty and itchy. But all it took was a bath to make her feel amazing again!

Her ‘family’ couldn’t do even one simple thing for her – give her a bath. Such inhumane treatment breaks our hearts.

After her bath, Puppy looked fabulous and fluffy again. The shelter put her up for adoption and she was soon adopted into a new, loving home. We’re glad she’s away from her uncaring old family, and now lives with a family who actually loves and cares for her!

Dog Stuck In Shelter For 2 Years Smells Her Old Life When A Man Walks In

One of the worst nightmares imaginable to dog parents is their dog going missing. That’s exactly what happened when Pakita the dog escaped from her yard. Her devastated doggy dad, Ariel, looked everywhere in Argentina he could for his sweet doggo. She was nowhere to be found.

Where Pakita actually ended up is an animal shelter called Arca Animal. There, she was so sad and depressed. It was clear she missed her family, but she had no way of being reunited. She was just another stray dog.

At the shelter, poor Pakita was passed over by potential adopters time and again for over two years. She had a grey muzzle and appeared so sad that no one wanted her. No one, except her devastated family left behind.

The folks at the animal shelter decided to put some photos up on social media. Although Pakita was not happy to have her photo taken, they managed to get a few shots.

Valeria Nieves, the mother of Pakita’s doggy dad, saw the photo and knew it was the missing pooch. She contacted the shelter, and a very tearful reunion took place.

The dog didn’t recognize Ariel at first, but dogs never forget the scent of something. You can witness the exact moment she “smelled” her doggy dad and the joyful reunion took place. Watch below, as you share in the excitement. These two will never be apart again!

Family Promised To Pick Up Their Lost Dog At Shelter — But Never Came

In May 2016, animal control officers picked up a 6-year-old pit bull mix named Lindsy as a stray and took her to the Babylon Animal Shelter in New York. A few weeks later, a child called the shelter — she explained that Lindsy belonged to her and her family, and that she’d recently gone missing.

“The child said she would have to ask her father if they could get her,” Kristin Siarkowicz, an animal control officer at Babylon Animal Shelter, told The Dodo.

Pit bull mix inside shelter

Sadly, the family never showed up, and the child didn’t call back. Lindsy had been abandoned.

Pit bull waiting for home

 

“She is sweet, kind and laid-back,” Lyndsey Grosjean, a volunteer at Babylon Animal Shelter, told The Dodo. “She loves to play fetch and rip apart toys. She loves walks and treats and just being with her people.”

But for some reason, no one has been interested in giving Lindsy a new home — and she’s been at the shelter for over two years.

Pit bull lying in shelter kennel

Lindsy is now a senior, at 8 years old, and Grosjean believes that her age, as well as her size, may be deterring people from adopting her.

“She is not a cute little puppy,” Grosjean said. “The older, larger ones just don’t get the attention they deserve from the public. Plus, now that she’s been there for so long, people think there is something wrong with her, when there is not. The long-timers get a stigma about them.”

Pit bull mix smiling

Living at a shelter for a long time isn’t ideal for any dog, but Lindsy always seems to be in high spirits.

“She has done very well,” Grosjean said. “She does not seem to be stressed, she has a lot of people who care about her and take care of her. But that’s probably half the reason she is still there — she blends in, she has great kennel behavior and just seems happy. It’s actually sad though.”

Pit bull mix standing on bench

“Lindsy never has bad days,” Siarkowicz said. “She is always tail wagging and ready for attention.”

What Lindsy truly needs is a forever home with a family who loves her. If she does manage to find that, Grosjean said she’ll “cry with happy tears.”

Smiling pit bull

 

Heartless Family Says Senior Dog Is Too Old For Them, Dumps Her Off At A Shelter

Some people don’t understand that a pet is for life. In a case of utter heartlessness, a Poodle named Puppy was dropped off at a shelter by her family, who claimed she was too old for them to keep.

Puppy, a 13-year-old white Poodle-Miniature mix, ended up at the Friends of West Valley Animal Shelter in Chatsworth, California. The staff found Puppy to be sweet and adorable, and couldn’t believe how someone could just give up their lifelong pet saying she was too old.

The staff noticed Puppy had not been taken care for a while. She was dirty and itchy. But all it took was a bath to make her feel amazing again!

Her ‘family’ couldn’t do even one simple thing for her – give her a bath. Such inhumane treatment breaks our hearts.

After her bath, Puppy looked fabulous and fluffy again. The shelter put her up for adoption and she was soon adopted into a new, loving home. We’re glad she’s away from her uncaring old family, and now lives with a family who actually loves and cares for her!