What’s better than taking a tropical vacation? Going on a trip to an island full of puppies, of course. Potcake Place is a dog rescue charity based in Providenciales, an island in the northwest Caicos Islands, which are part of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The results of the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest are in, continuing a 28-year tradition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. While the name may imply they’re making fun of these pooches, they’re actually celebrating what makes each dog beautiful in their own special way. Including purebreds and mutts, many are rescues from shelters or puppy mills.
Large albino cats are extremely rare, with around 300 white lions and 1,200 white tigers estimated to exist. Ligers, the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger, are also extremely rare and almost never happened outside of captivity. Ligers usually have a blend of subtle spots and stripes, with males having short manes.
If you’re looking for some relaxation inspiration, you have to check out the musical duo of Maple and her human nicknamed Trench. Maple is a border collie/golden retriever/sheltie mix that Trench adopted from a rescue when she was a puppy. Known as @acoustictrench on Instagram, he’s known for covering popular tunes of playing his own tracks.
Gigi, a great horned owl, was close to death when she was brought to the Wild at Heart Rescue in Mississippi. The staff thought she must have been hit by a car and suffered head trauma. This led to her losing half her weight, getting parasites and a type of owl pneumonia.
Suffering from a painful ear condition, life was getting tough for this 10-year-old cat. But thanks to a rescue center and a kind new mom, he’s inspiring others to adopt older and special needs animals. His previous humans didn’t get him treatment for his condition and then weren’t able to afford surgery.
Gavel, a German Shepherd from Queensland, Australia, came from a proud pedigree of police puppers and was destined to also join the force. To become a furry officer of the law, you need discipline, bravery and when the situation calls for it, you need to be tough on criminals. In Gavel’s case, the police trainers found he was just too friendly to be taking down bad guys.
Capybara’s are the largest rodent known to man. They resemble a massive, furry chicken nugget with a face – it’s no wonder human’s like to keep them as pets. JoeJoe, a capy living in Las Vegas, fits the description to a T.
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund skyrocketed to Internet fame after his owners, Ryan Beauchesne and Lauren Dionne, created a wildly popular Dog Blog written in Crusoe’s voice. Named after Robinson Crusoe, he’s got an affinity for the unknown, chasing down squirrels through uncharted territories and going on nationwide book tours. Happy Canadian #Thanksgiving !!
She’s a Hurricane Isaac survivor and about as adorable as they come, Jill the Squirrel is one Instagram account you should be following (@this_girl_is_a_squirrel). She fell out of her nest during the 2012 hurricane in Louisiana, and was rescued for a ‘temporary’ stay inside of her current owners home. Jill quickly captured the hearts of her future furever family and now lives the high life as a kept squirrel-lady.