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If you’ve made it here, then you know nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than an adorable animal doing what they do best. Puppies do the darndest things and we have them all here.

If you’re looking to adopt a Chihuahua, Maltese, or Yorkshire Terrier today is your lucky day. Over 70 dogs were rescued earlier this week from a suspected Quebec puppy mill and are now looking for their furever homes! In a Cruella De Ville-like situation, a horde of dogs has been rescued from a dilapidated house close to Montreal.

Wedding crashers come in all shapes and sizes, and now species! If it isn’t Vince Vaughn or Owen Wilson trying to pick up your bridesmaids, it could be a stranger looking for an open bar. But, this lucky couple’s wedding had a crasher of a different sort.

A huge win for animal lovers, California passed a law prohibiting pet stores from selling animals obtained from anywhere but shelters and rescue centers. It’s the first statewide ban of its kind in the country and will go into effect in 2019. Governor Jerry Brown last Friday signed the law bill A.B. 485, which will force pet stores to obtain dogs, cats, and rabbits from shelters and rescue groups.

Stories of survival, like Izzy the Burmese Mountain Dog, have been keeping spirits high for those who have lost everything in the California wildfires. With fires still raging and firefighters up against insurmountable odds, people have had to abandon their homes and occasionally their beloved family pets to escape the blaze. Odin, a 1.5-year-old Great Pyrenees pup is hailed as a hero.

The death toll in California continues to rise as wildfires destroy the state. One family was devastated when they had to leave their beloved two-time cancer survivor dog, Izzy, behind as they fled their Sonoma home. Izzy panicked when her parents, Clint and Kathy Weaver, woke up in the middle of the night surrounded by flames.

Tawna Taylor has only ever been a ‘foster-fail’. Meaning, she can’t seem to not adopt all of the cute, cuddly animals that show up on her doorstep. Tawna started out with just one fluffy kitty, Chief Wiggum.

The day she rescued a dog from death row, minutes away from being put down was the day this woman’s life changed forever. Candice Miller saved a pitbull named Kilo from being euthanized at a California shelter and began her lifelong journey of rescuing dogs. The Miller family consists of 4 humans, 7 adopted or rescued dogs, 5 chickens, 1 tortoise, and a rotating wheel of foster animals.

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island collapsed. It was the strongest storm to land on the tiny island in 85 years. Puerto Rico had a large stray dog population and the situation was looking pretty bleak for the poor pups.

At first glance, you might assume this Oregon rescue shelter is a summer camp for dogs. Luvable Dog Rescue houses the pups in charming cabins instead of unwelcoming cages. The pups get to enjoy a total of 55 acres of land in Eugene, Oregon which includes a forest, meadows, hiking trails, and a small country road.

A heroic kayaker rescued a bag of puppies from a river in Uxbridge, Massachusetts earlier this week. Luckily, he was in the right place at the right time for the newborn puppies who were in a tied grain sack, about to drown. The discovery was made near River Road, Uxbridge police are asking the public for help in catching whoever did this, stating “if you have any information that could lead us to the low life that could commit such a heinous act, contact Officer Benjamin Smoot at Uxbridge PD.”