The Guide Dog Foundation: Kirby
The Guide Dog Foundation: Kirby

How old is Kirby and what is a brief background/story about him?  Kirby is a one-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever in-training to become a service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities. Kirby is the Puppy With a Purpose with the Houston Texans, who co-sponsored him with Kroger. Kirby...

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Dog Saves Dog After Lab Alerts Owner to Golden Retriever Trapped in Sinkhole
Dog Saves Dog After Lab Alerts Owner to Golden Retriever Trapped in Sinkhole

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Wrigley, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, has been named a hero after finding a Golden Retriever named Macy, who was trapped in a sinkhole. Wrigley alerted his owner of the trapped dog, who was then rescued by the Streator Fire Department. “Kudos Streator Fire...

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Ant Continues to do Physical Therapy!
Ant Continues to do Physical Therapy!

Ant is on the mend! He had surgery on his elbow to remove extra cartilage and bone that was extremely painful for him. But, that isn't stopping him! Ant is thriving in his Physical Therapy with Dr. Brunke at Veterinary Surgical Center. Best of all, he gets to celebrate his hard...

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Ant Starts Rehab!
Ant Starts Rehab!

Ant had his very first rehab appointment with Veterinary Surgical Centers after his surgery to fix his front elbow!  Ant is the very first dog that was chosen in the Brave Barkers program! This means that he had his entire surgery paid for by anybody who has purchased a Big...

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Ant Update: Almost One Week Post Surgery!
Ant Update: Almost One Week Post Surgery!
Ant is now 4 days out from his elbow surgery to remove excessive cartilage and chipped bone from his joint! Ant was chosen as the very first Brave Barkers candidate, meaning his surgery and recovery/rehab was paid for entirely by anybody who has purchased a Big Barker bed in the...
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Ant Update: Day 2-4 Post Surgery
Ant Update: Day 2-4 Post Surgery
Ant is now 4 days out from his elbow surgery to remove excessive cartilage and chipped bone from his joint! Ant was chosen as the very first Brave Barkers candidate, meaning his surgery and recovery/rehab was paid for entirely by anybody who has purchased a Big Barker bed in the...
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Ant's Diagnosis and Prognosis
Ant's Diagnosis and Prognosis
For those rooting for the 2.5 year old Belgian Malinois named Ant, we're here to give you a little bit more background information about his diagnosis and why he needed surgery! After working dog, Ant, began to limp on his front leg, his mom, Charlotte, was very concerned!
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Ant gets surgery today! Thanks to you 😊
Ant gets surgery today! Thanks to you 😊
We've got some very exciting news to share about a top-secret project that you’re a part of! There’s a very special Belgian Malinois named Ant who is going in for surgery today at VSCR in Leesburg, VA. Ant is a 2.5 year old FEMA certified urban search & rescue dog.
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Ant's Surgery Update | Brave Barkers
Ant's Surgery Update | Brave Barkers

We've got an update on Ant the Belgian Malinois – he's officially out of surgery and on the way home! You can see in the video below, he’s literally bouncing out of the hospital! Full of pep in the step! Ant is a 2.5 year old who went into surgery yesterday...

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U.K. Rescue Dog Finally Adopted After Waiting Over 500 Days
U.K. Rescue Dog Finally Adopted After Waiting Over 500 Days

After a long wait, a ten-year-old Terrier finally has a place to call home. Buddy, spent over 500 days in a shelter waiting to be adopted after being surrendered to a vet in North Somerset, England. The pup was brought to the vet to be put down because of his...

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Community Comes Together to Help Lost Dog Get Home Safe
Community Comes Together to Help Lost Dog Get Home Safe

For more than a month, a local Colorado town came together to search for a lost dog, named Mia. Mia went missing in the winter cold following a car accident the day after Christmas. Charles Reigies, Mia’s owner, along with his girlfriend, Hanna Poscente, hit a patch of black ice...

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Cuddle Up With Your Pup Contest Winners!
Cuddle Up With Your Pup Contest Winners!

This week we hosted our first annual Cuddle Up With Your Pup Photo contest! We loved every single photo and thought each and every one was just so adorable! 😍 With over 70 entries and more than 1,500 votes cast, we are so excited to share our Top 3 winners (plus some other...

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