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Retired Texas K-9’s Life-Saving Rescue Earns Hero Dog Award Nomination

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FORT WORTH, TX (NBC News) — A Fort Worth police officer’s retired search-and-rescue dog is a finalist for a national award that honors heroic hounds with tails of courage. At 10-years-old, Luca was called back into action for a mission that required his unique talents. Texas Family’s Dog Found Alive Five Days After Car Crash In April 2016, police had no leads in the search for a missing man with Alzheimer’s disease. Luca excelled for years in search-and-...

Wags to Riches: Rescue Dogs Who are Now Living the Good Life

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NEW YORK (NBC News) — Which Instagram celebrity has garnered 2.1 million followers, gone backstage at a Demi Lovato concert, and snapped a picture with Taylor Swift at a Grammy Awards after-party? Marnie the Dog. Why You Should Adopt a Shelter Animal Instagram-famous pets attract the attention of social media users around the world, gathering thousands of likes on each adorable picture. Like many celebrities, some of these furry friends were not born into fame, but rather ...

Eight Incredible Rescue Animal Transformations

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NEW YORK (NBC News) — Foot-long dreadlocks, matted fur and severe infestations are just some of the things that plague animals abandoned for several months to several years. Grooming and nursing provided by animal rescue organizations and humane societies transform malnourished and matted animals to give them a chance at a forever home and a happy ending. Lazarus A groom and a shave was the first thing on Amanda Lindsey’s list when she found this Great Pyrenees, who...

25 Pet-Friendly Colleges in America

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COLUMBUS (NBC News) — Heading off to college for the first time and leaving the comforts of home can be a difficult transition. And for students leaving an animal companion behind, the move can feel even more difficult. While most schools have a strict no pet policy for campus housing, some offer special accommodations for students to help ease the process. From lizards to horses, each school has a different pet policy, including restrictions on age, weight, cage, and sometime...

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