Stories

Readers share their dog stories of rescue, companionship, friendship and more. Please send us yours and we would may just feature your story as well.

Top Dog: Jack The Jumping DockDog Lab

Jack The Jumping DockDog Lab

Jack is a black lab who has an inspiring story of fighting and winning against cancer while competing in sporting competitions. He is a fun-loving, dock-diving team competitor and his mom is a childhood friend of Canine Journal’s co-founder, Michelle. We recently had the chance to chat with Jack about his advice for being a DockDog. He also shared his incredible comeback from cancer through his holistic treatments and lifestyle…

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Top Dog Interview: American Ninja Warrior’s K9 Ninja, Roo Yori

Top Dog Interview: Roo Yori, American Ninja Warrior and rescue pit bull

Roo Yori competes on the hit NBC TV show American Ninja Warrior as the K9 Ninja to raise awareness for homeless dogs. His rescue pit bull Wallace became a World Champion frisbee dog and he adopted Hector, another pit bull, from the Michael Vick dogfighting case. Roo continues to build quite an impressive resume. Learn about his inspiring story and what led him down the path from rescue advocate to American Ninja Warrior in our exclusive interview…

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How Your Pet Shelter Donations Can Help Pets In Need

2 dogs in cage at shelter

Most pet shelters operate using donations from the community. Often, the number of resources the shelters have don’t even come close to the amount of need they face. Unfortunately, while pet shelter donations are something that many people think about, they rarely seem to make them. While you may think that money is the only way you can help, there are actually many things you can do to aid your local animal shelter. Whether you donate your time or items that can either be used, sold or auctioned, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many pets in just a few simple steps…

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Meet Henri The English Bulldog, Cadbury’s New Easter Mascot

Top Dog Henri The English Bulldog & Cadbury Bunny being interviewed

America’s next top… Bunny Dog? Yep, Henri, the self-proclaimed Super Stud English Bulldog, is an aspiring actor and dog model from North Carolina who recently got his first big break as the new “spokes dog” for Cadbury, winning its first ever “bunny tryouts” competition in early 2019. Despite his busy schedule, we were lucky enough to sit down with Henry for this exclusive interview. Get to know this pudgy pup and what it was like behind the scenes as a TV star…

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Top Dog: Charlie The Golden

Charlie The Golden sitting in blue bandana

In as little as a year, Charlie went from a newborn pup to an internet star with an Instagram following of over 140,000 fans. This self-proclaimed “certified weirdo” has proven to be quite the entertainer, growing a massive fan base in just a short time. We were excited to have the opportunity to get to know Charlie in our exclusive Top Dog interview…

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Top Dog Interview With Pavlov The Corgi

Pavlov the Corgi

Our latest Top Dog interview is with Pavlov, an adorable Corgi who resides in San Diego, California. He is an Instagram star and runs an online Corgi store. Check out our exclusive interview to learn how he got his name, what life is like as a Corgi in Cali, and get his great tips for flashing his camera-ready smile on command…

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Top Dog Interview: Alfie Roméo

Alfie Roméo on skateboard

Alfie Roméo is an adorable Frenchie from California who claims to be a “promoter of laughter, silliness and smiles.” He and his brother Tobi will light up your Instagram feed with adorable photos of them playing and hamming it up for the camera. Learn more about their breed, tips on being famous and celebrity pups he admires in our latest top dog interview…

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Top Dog Interview: Shaq The Pug

Shaq the Pug with coffee

Our next Top Dog interview is with a dog who comes to us from Hollywood. Shaq the Pug (aka Allstar Shaq) is an adopted 4-year-old dog based in Los Angeles, California. His trendy photos and short yet hysterical captions make us laugh out loud. This is why we knew he’d be a great fit for our interview series. He’s short in stature but hilarious and we hope you enjoy learning more about his celebrity life and his rise to internet fame…

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