Hüseyin el-Hasan, an eight-year-old boy from Syria, saw a street dog who had been hit by a car outside his new home in Turkey. The dog was lying on the side of the road, so he covered her with a blanket and crouched down next to her until paramedics arrived. Though most people in the city of Kilis would have ignored this dog, caring not a … [Read more...] about Syrian Refugee Child Stays By Injured Street Dog’s Side Until Help Arrives
For many kids, their family’s dogs and cats are their first friends. This is fantastic, because they learn compassion and respect at an early age, and children who grow up with dogs especially tend to be healthier – fewer respiratory and ear infections, and the likelihood of allergy and asthma development is greatly reduced. But by the looks of these photos, some of … [Read more...] about Signs Your Kid May Be Spending Too Much Time With Your Pets
So often when dogs attack, we hear clueless family members say, “It came out of nowhere.” Well, that’s simply not true. Dogs ALWAYS give warning. We know our fans are smarter than the average bear, but here are some tips to share with people who might not recognize their children’s dangerous behavior and their dogs’ subtle distress … [Read more...] about “Invisible” Signals – Why Parental Supervision Isn’t Enough
Four year-old Iván Saúl Silva Alonzo from Monterrey, Mexico, almost died in his sleep when his house caught fire after a fan malfunctioned. The toddler, who was home alone at the time of the accident, was woken up by Rosco a Golden Retriever mix who barked until the child woke up and ran to safety. The dog risked his life, burning 30% of his body, to save the little … [Read more...] about Dog Saves Four-year-Old from House Fire
Get the tissues ready. A three-year-old boy and his mother sent a letter to heaven for his beloved dog Moe, who died in April, and in a complete surprise, they actually received a response! From Mary Architzel Westbrook’s essay in Distinction Magazine: Ever since our beagle died in April, I’ve been writing occasional letters to him with my three-year-old son. … [Read more...] about 3-Year-Old Sends a Letter to Dog Heaven… and Gets a Reply!