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You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

Anytime we bust out some “people food,” our pups know to lay it on thick. Their sad, begging eyes hypnotize us into submission as we drop a few harmless crumbs to the ground.

But are they really safe for our furry friends to devour?

As you know, there are plenty of things that are not only bad for our dogs, but could also be fatal for them. Chocolate is one, but pay attention to this video…what you learn in the next minute could save lives.

Did you learn something new about your dog’s diet? If so, share this video so all your pet owner friends can become informed, too!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/what-dogs-eat/

They Were Out At Sea When They Saw Something Swimming Through The Waters…

A group of sailors was enjoying an outing off the coast of Naples, Italy, when they spotted something small and furry struggling to keep its head above the waves far out in the waters. The poor pup had apparently fallen off a ferry while on his way home with his new owner, but the ferry crew refused to stop and retrieve him.

Luckily, these kind strangers were more than happy to pull the sweet pooch up to safety.

He had clearly been treading water for a while by the time they found him.

He was exhausted and shaking from the chilly waters.

You can see his whole incredible rescue in the video here:

(via The Dodo)

They were able to locate his owner who was overjoyed to see the cutie, whose name is Noodle, alive and well. The ferry company issued an apology and are currently investigating their crew members who told the distressed owner his pup had “probably already drowned” rather than attempt a rescue.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sailing-puppy-water-rescue/

This Is What Happens When You Have The Dog Take A Family Photo

Humans love taking pictures of their dogs.

Facebook and Instagram wouldn’t be the same without adorable pups cheesing it up for the camera. But what would happen if our four-legged friends were the ones behind the camera for a change? What would a family photo taken by a dog look like?

That’s what this video entitled “PhoDOGrapher” aims to find out with the help of a toy poodle named Otome, a border collie named Selene, and a miniature dachshund named Falcon — and with the help of their families too, of course!

Those dogs are better photographers than me. I can only imagine the happy memories those portraits will provide to the families involved.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/phodographer/

When They Found This Stray Dog He Had An Injured Paw – Now Watch As He Gets Help

Recently, animal rescue organization Howl Of A Dog came across a stray roaming around an industrial area in Romania. When they approached the poor pup, they noticed he was licking a bloody wound on one of his paws. To make things worse, he also had a deep cut on his tongue, most likely caused by licking the inside of a sharp metal can or a broken glass container while scavenging through garbage for food. They knew they had to get the little guy out of these harsh surroundings, and luckily for everyone involved, he jumped into the back of their car without a fight.

Watch Amigo’s heartwarming rescue story.

What a sweetheart. He clearly wanted nothing more than to be loved!

If you would like to adopt Amigo, then please contact Howl Of A Dog on Facebook. If you want to support their organization by making a life-saving donation, then please do so here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/rescuing-amigo/

They Had No Idea How Their Dog Kept Escaping, So They Set Up This Hidden Camera

For a pair of dog owners in Fort St. James, Canada, the mystery of how their adorable pup managed to get out of his crate was a constant source of discussion. Did one of them sneak into the garage and let him out? Could he have learned how to unlock the door? No one knew!

Instead of constantly wondering, they decided to set up a camera to catch the cutie in the act…this is pure genius, people!

This has to be one of the most unique ways we’ve ever seen a dog escape from captivity. I wonder if his gums hurt afterwards?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-escape/

Watch This Man Help Reunite This Adorable Fawn With His Mother. SO CUTE.

This amazing rescue of a fawn who had been stuck in a fence all day, screaming for its mother, comes to us thanks to the UK’s Wildlife Aid. Not only did they save the little fawn’s life, but what happens next is pure magic and guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

(Source: Wildlife Aid) Well, my day just got instantly better. Share this with your friends and family, and give them a reason to smile today.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/fawn-in-fence/

These Guys Thought They’d Attracted Some Fish, But They Got A Huge Surprise Instead

A few fishermen were trying to catch snapper about 10 miles off the southern coast of New South Wales, Australia, when they spotted something moving toward them.

At first, they thought they finally had some fish on their lines, but they quickly realized that that these visitors wanted nothing to do with their bait!

Dolphins are such gorgeous, majestic creatures. I bet it’s incredible to see them in their natural habitat, especially when there are so many of them!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dolphin-pod/

Watch The Heroic Rescue Of A Dog Stuck For 2 Nights In A 15-Foot Sinkhole

Skye, a seven-year-old golden retriever, seemingly disappeared into thin air when her owner let her off the leash during a snowstorm. After two days of nonstop searching, Skye’s family heard faint barking coming from inside of the Arboretum at Penn State. In that moment, they realized that the poor pup was trapped at the bottom of a 15-foot sinkhole!

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they were greeted by Skye staring back at them. After carefully lowering a ladder, Assistant Chief Dennis Harris made his way down to the terrified dog and hoisted her out. Look at how happy she was to run again!

Even after spending two whole days alone in that dark hole, she didn’t give up hope.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-in-sinkhole/

This Cafe Offers More Than Coffee It Also Has Cuddles With Puppies On The Menu

What would make your morning coffee just that much better? What makes everything better, of course…dogs!

Yes, our prayers have been answered! After being overshadowed by countless cat and owl cafes around the world, a new coffee shop has soft launched in Silver Lake, California, that is going to change the game for good. The country’s first dog cafe is set to officially open on April 7!

Aptly named The Dog Cafe, this coffee shop allows its patrons to buy a cup of joe and enjoy it while hanging out with some of the area’s rescue dogs — all of whom are up for adoption.

The Dog Cafe hopes to change how people view and go about adopting pups. Customers get to interact with a pooch before deciding whether or not they want to take that dog home.

The no-pressure, relaxed environment is perfect for those considering adoption. Plus, if you just want to play with some dogs, you can do it while getting your caffeine fix!

Either way, the dogs benefit because they become socialized and comfortable with being around humans and other pups.

The price to enter the café is $10/hour. With that payment, you get complimentary tea or coffee and an awesome time.

For now, entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis, but after April 7, it’s recommended that you make reservations on their website.

Learn more about the great work they’re doing here!

(via People Pets)

If you’re a dog lover or know someone who is in the Los Angeles area, you definitely need to check this place out!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-cafe-la/

Swan Admiring Its Own Reflection In Someone’s Backyard Gets Caught And Set Free.

When this beautiful swan got lost, he ended up wandering into a family’s yard. He didn’t leave it, though, because what he found there amazed him. There was a mirror leaning up against a wall. Once he saw his reflection in it, he couldn’t look away.

The homeowners didn’t know what to do with a narcissistic swan. So, they called Simon from the Wildlife Aid Foundation. Simon, having a lot of experience with swans in the past, came prepared with a special swan capturing bag.

Getting the swan into the bag wasn’t all that difficult for Simon, but he was taken by surprise when he went to release it. There’s no doubt this guy was ready to be free!

(Source: Wildlife Aid)

It’s almost as if that swan was saying to himself; “Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest swan of all?”

Read more: http://viralnova.com/swan-reflection/