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Puppy Nearly Dies In House Fire, Becomes Firefighter Himself2m31s

Puppy Nearly Dies In House Fire, Becomes Firefighter Himself

Friendship is beautiful; but a friendship that is born from a heroic rescue is downright heartwarming. We are in love with this story about Jake, a <a href=" https://rumble.com/v329qp-pitbull-befriends-rescued-kitten.html " target="_blank">Pitbull</a> mix, and Bill Lindler. Jake was a victim of a house fire but thankfully rescued by Bill and others from Hanahan, South Carolina Fire Department. After Jake was rescued, although he was in rough shape, he was taken to a local clinic for treatment. Jake needed a new home; that’s where Bill came back into the picture. Bill adopted Jake and the two formed an incredible bond. Jake is a fighter and a survivor. After such an ordeal, he found a new home and became an official Firefighter thanks to the Mayor. Jake not only won Bill’s heart, but everyone he meets as well. Throughout the video you can tell that he has become a crucial part of the fire department in Hanahan. As the video goes on many of his now colleges have all the best to say about him. He is a charm and a motivation and also full of positive energy which the <a href=" https://rumble.com/v3et2m-heres-the-truth-behind-the-photo-of-firefighters-thats-being-shared-all-ove.html " target="_blank">firefighters</a> really need after they come back from putting out horrible fires. His company has brought lots of happiness and joy to all the firefighters in the station. His attitude and great persona is something that the firefighters claim they cannot live without. As one of them even states, "this dog has never met a stranger". He has also had the honor of becoming one of the crew and has been awarded by a badge that he wears onto his uniform. This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot by Caleb S. Varnadeaux and edited by Andrew Osborne. To see more heartwarming animal rescues, check out our HooplaHa YouTube page!

Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Trauma Feel Calm Enough To Tell Their Stories3m19s

Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Trauma Feel Calm Enough To Tell Their Stories

The dogs of the K9th Circuit Program are the ultimate therapy dogs for kids in courtrooms. In 2014, Orlando, Florida created a community outreach program called Companions for Courage where dogs provide a sense of secruity to children testifying in court. "Think about how a child must feel. They have to face the person who has hurt them, they have to sit in front of a bunch of strangers and tell a really painful story, and most of the time they're not even with their family while they're testifying," said Joanne Rittenhouse, one of the dog handlers. "All the dogs make everyone calm; they have a good presence," she continued. Studies have shown that people are better able to recollect facts and provide more accurate information regarding traumatic events when they are calm. With the assistance of the dog teams, children and adults are able to relieve their anxiety about the underlying traumatic events and provide more precise testimonies in court proceedings. One very special therapy dog named Karl is one of 6 dogs in the K9 Circuit Program. He was born deaf, knows sign language, and is an amazing support to the kids. "Karl gave her the courage to go through with the trial. I couldn't even get her out of the car when we first started and towards the end she was getting out of the car just to go and see Karl," added dog handler Carol Feiner. As a part of the community outreach program, "Companions for Courage is about the victim and the dog. It's a bond, and a sense of security that the animal brings to the child – to give them the confidence and courage to face that scary place." "Children feel protected to have this dog by their side" said Joanne. Since the program started, the Companions for Courage have been involved in 23 cases. Companions for Courage is the approved Therapy Dog Provider for the 5th Judicial Circuit and Ninth Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida.

Why You Should Adopt A Senior Dog1m35s

Why You Should Adopt A Senior Dog

We love all dogs. Any age, any breed, any color. But it’s no secret that when people go to adopt dogs, they are usually searching for a puppy. This way, they can raise them and have them their whole lives. But what about senior dogs who need homes? They are just as amazing as puppies, if not more. Among many other qualities, they make loyal companions. The clip features Chris and Mariesa Hughes who run Mr. Mo Project, an established non-profit group responsible for saving countless shelter dogs since 2011. Together they fight to save senior shelter dogs nationwide, to honor of the life of their late and beloved senior dog, Mr. Mo. Here’s what the Hughes’ say about the project and how it all started: “Moses brought our attention to the overwhelming number of senior dogs that find their way into shelters across the country. Moses came to us housebroken, well trained and a gentle loving dog. He went on to become a chef, advocate for elderbulls and one of Facebook favorite faces. On February 17th, 2014 Moses was diagnosed with an inoperable spinal cord tumor. Moses lost his brave battle on March 26, 2014 and has since inspired this project." Watch this video to find more reason why you should adopt a senior dog! Ruff Ruff! This video compilation was created by Andrew Osborne “Oz". Want to check out more video of adorable dogs? Check out the Life In The Dog House YouTube Channel, part of the HooplaHa Network…and don’t forget to smile!

Watch This Heartwarming Story Of A Pit Bull With Neurological Issues Found Wandering On The Streets2m52s

Watch This Heartwarming Story Of A Pit Bull With Neurological Issues Found Wandering On The Streets

Senior dogs in shelters don’t have the best opportunities to find the loving homes that they deserve. People look at their age and decide that they don’t want a dog for a short period of time, or one that already has a lot of problems. But Chris and Mariesa fell in love with him instantly and they’re happy that they decided to take him home. DaVinci, a 10-12 year old Pitbull with neurological issues, was found wandering the streets of Albany, NY. After being taken in by the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Chris and Mariesa went there to get to know the people who work there -- little did they know they would be meeting one of their future dogs! DaVinci was in bad shape and the Hughes' went back to the shelter to adopt him in January of 2014, thinking it would be a "hospice stay" and he wouldn't be around for long. Under the Hughes' care, DaVinci is like a new dog! The Mr. Mo Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group started by Chris and Mariesa Hughes that has been responsible for saving countless shelter dogs nationwide since 2011. In honor of the life of their late and beloved senior dog Mr. Mo, the organization and the amazing Mr. Mo dog rescue community have saved over 200 senior dogs. As part of the program, the senior dogs ’ medical and veterinary costs are covered for life while in their forever foster home, which averages $25,000 a month. The program currently has 92 senior dogs in foster homes.

A Dog's Guide To Enjoying The Outdoors1m14s

A Dog's Guide To Enjoying The Outdoors

With warmer weather just around the corner, we can't wait to spend more time outdoors. Even during the colder months, nature is just beautiful. The crisp air, beautiful scenery... and mud?! Well maybe mud is more for the dogs! Dogs are no stranger to the good life. They know how to relax, have fun and enjoy the great outdoors. So, take a few tips from the outdoor experts and have some fun! Heartwarming Animals is just one of the entertaining and informative destinations in the HooplaHa – Life with a Smile programming network. If you're sick of all the bad news in the media and looking for a dose of inspiration, HooplaHa will give you a reason to smile every day! HooplaHa's mission, while a simple one, could not be more important: to make people smile as much as possible. Whether it be a bit of good news, an inspirational story, a fun video, a cute picture or a touching piece of music -- we want to put a smile on your face! Subscribe to any of our YouTube channel so you never miss our new videos. Get more feel good video clips at http://www.hooplaha.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooplaha Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hooplaha

Dog’s Reactions to Cats Stealing Their Beds1m42s

Dog’s Reactions to Cats Stealing Their Beds

Watch how these furry felines get the upper hand over their roommate dogs. These cats steal dogs beds and show no fear or remorse. Heartwarming Animals is just one of the entertaining and informative destinations in the HooplaHa – Life with a Smile programming network. If you're sick of all the bad news in the media and looking for a dose of inspiration, HooplaHa will give you a reason to smile every day! HooplaHa's mission, while a simple one, could not be more important: to make people smile as much as possible. Whether it be a bit of good news, an inspirational story, a fun video, a cute picture or a touching piece of music -- we want to put a smile on your face!

Salsa Dancing Dogs That Will Instantly Put A Smile On Your Face2m09s

Salsa Dancing Dogs That Will Instantly Put A Smile On Your Face

So you think YOU can dance, what about your pup? We all know how puppies will do anything to please their humans - they learn tricks by the bucket load and perform them with highest honors while making faces and doing silly things around the house. But every so often a star is born that can get up on its back legs and do a dance whenever they see their beloved humans. The dogs in this compilation of clips are natural born dancers. Their paws don't lie as they dance the Salsa. They move so smooth and elegant you wouldn't know whether to laugh or be amazed. Here you can find manly pooch's and pinch and even one Lab when it comes down to the breed. Overall their talent is too good to miss out on. The way in which they shake their behinds will make you stand up and join them in their performance — definitely one of those videos that will brighten your day and also put you in a great mood. These small sweethearts have the greatest attitudes and the most fabulous little positive hearts. How would they fare on Dancing with the Stars? Wow! These dogs have the talent for dancing, take a look at those moves? Do you think that can teach us some dance moves ? We would be delighted if we can learn to dance like them. This is one of the reasons people love dogs because they are amazing at everything! But, do dogs feel the music the same way we do? Can they feel the beat? Most people have seen their canine respond to their most loved music. It is a genuinely regular event. With enough watching, you can quite often find your puppy scoring to a beat or shaking out to some rad tunes. So what causes this? All dogs have different personalities, and all dogs react differently to music. This impact will, in general, be significantly more regular when a piece of similar music is repeated. An entire online network exists committed to picking the correct sort of music for your doggy. An entire online network exists committed to picking the correct sort of music for your doggy. Some audiologists have theorized that because a dogs' range of the hearing is such a significant amount of more extensive than that of people, music can be made that takes into account a puppy's observations. Lately, whole collections have been delivered with the express reason for engaging your canine buddy! If you are still not convinced that dogs can dance, then check out this girl and her dog play pretend they are ballroom dancing . They are hilarious! The dancing couple is on the dance floor, the lights are dimmed, she is wearing a beautiful glimmering evening dress, and he is wearing a black tuxedo. You can hear the audience gathering around them, waiting for the dance to begin, all the looks are upon them, and they are ready to win the competition! Stars? Edited by: Gina Feghali

The most adorable animal love story you will ever see!3m09s

The most adorable animal love story you will ever see!

You have never seen a love story like this before! ‘Don’t Forget Us Pet Us‘ strives to create second chances for animals that otherwise would not have one. While we love all of their animals, Spartacus, the baby goat, holds a special place in our hearts. When Spartacus was born his mom left him in the field. His owner found him and had to give CPR and brought him back to life. He still suffers some medical issues due to his circumstances but he is truly a miracle baby! One very special friend, a baby emu, has helped bring Spartacus back to life. This is truly the most incredible love story we have ever seen! These adorable animals get a better life that truly counts. They also find ways to give back to the community and places where comfort is needed most. Their animals have traveled to Newtown, CT, Short Term Crisis Shelters, Homeless Shelters, attended Hospice camps, and have reached out to South Coast Neediest Families and nursing home residents. Don’t Forget Us Pet Us is not only changing animals’ lives but people around the country as well!

21 Puppies... In A Sprinkler!1m22s

21 Puppies... In A Sprinkler!

How do 21 puppies beat the heat? Play in a sprinkler of course! Yes, you read that correctly… 21 puppies! To be more specific, adorable golden retriever puppies. You may have seen the first installment of their shenanigans when they were frolicking in a field. Now, they are back and splashing in a sprinkler. We didn’t think they could get cuter, but they did. These beautiful pups came from Overlook Goldens, in Sherman, CT, where you can find more just like them! At 6 weeks old, these little ones are enjoying their freedom and the thrill of new experiences. Their cuteness will leave you smiling all day! Heartwarming Animals is just one of the entertaining and informative destinations in the HooplaHa – Life with a Smile programming network. If you're sick of all the bad news in the media and looking for a dose of inspiration, HooplaHa will give you a reason to smile every day! This video was shot/edited by Abe Halpert, Andrew Osborne and Elise Vaux. HooplaHa's mission, while a simple one, could not be more important: to make people smile as much as possible. Whether it be a bit of good news, an inspirational story, a fun video, a cute picture or a touching piece of music -- we want to put a smile on your face!

Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers2m22s

Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers

If you have a dog, you probably know what it is like to come back to it after a long day at work. They run to you, barking and wagging their tails, so happy that you are home with them again. The severity of their reaction grows exponentially when you are gone for a weekend or a longer trip. Can you imagine coming home to your pooch best friend after 6+ months of military tour? In this compilation video you will see why dogs are a soldier's best friend; dogs welcome home soldiers with wagging tails, slobbery kisses, and even hugs. To our dogs, we are part of the pack. When we leave, it is involuntary and it is not natural for a dog to leave the pack. So when we come back, it triggers a response in the dog's brain, similar to the behavior between a mother and child. To all of the brave soldiers out there, we wish you a safe and happy return home!

Adorable Puppies Trying To Howl1m26s

Adorable Puppies Trying To Howl

Anything a puppy does it cute. The way they walk, run, sleep, eat and even their barks are adorable. Puppies don't know their size or age... they'd like to think they are ferocious big dogs. This makes them so funny to watch. When they howl like the big dogs, it might be the cutest sound ever. While they'd like to think they sound scary, they really sound adorable and well, funny! Checkout these pups trying to howl and don't feel bad giggling that their failed attempts. Heartwarming Animals is just one of the entertaining and informative destinations in the HooplaHa – Life with a Smile programming network. If you're sick of all the bad news in the media and looking for a dose of inspiration, HooplaHa will give you a reason to smile every day! HooplaHa's mission, while a simple one, could not be more important: to make people smile as much as possible. Whether it be a bit of good news, an inspirational story, a fun video, a cute picture or a touching piece of music -- we want to put a smile on your face! Subscribe to any of our YouTube channel so you never miss our new videos. Get more feel good video clips at http://www.hooplaha.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooplaha Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hooplaha

Spartacus The Incredible Therapy Dog Lifts Spirits2m43s

Spartacus The Incredible Therapy Dog Lifts Spirits

Spartacus is a 125 pound Akita. Most people might find him intimidating, but he has a heart of gold! As a therapy dog registered with Pet Partners, Spartacus has been an important part of the healing process for Sammy, one student who attends Sandy Hook Elementary. Spartacus and his owner Brad Cole were called to the school to help children with the therapy process after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Surprisingly, Sammy and Spartacus bonded instantly and have been great friends ever since.

Why Dogs Make Great Friends1m14s

Why Dogs Make Great Friends

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” —Josh Billings Dogs have so much love to give! They are so happy to be around us. There is really no better feeling than coming home after a long day to walk in to your overly excited pup so happy to see you. Their love and affection make them the most wonderful companions. In this video, we get a dose of non stop dog love and kisses! They may be slobbery, but we love them! Heartwarming Animals is just one of the entertaining and informative destinations in the HooplaHa – Life with a Smile programming network. If you're sick of all the bad news in the media and looking for a dose of inspiration, HooplaHa will give you a reason to smile every day! HooplaHa's mission, while a simple one, could not be more important: to make people smile as much as possible. Whether it be a bit of good news, an inspirational story, a fun video, a cute picture or a touching piece of music -- we want to put a smile on your face! Subscribe to any of our YouTube channel so you never miss our new videos. Get more feel good video clips at http://www.hooplaha.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooplaha Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hooplaha

Hope The Bunny2m02s

Hope The Bunny

This rabbit escaped near death and is "hoppily" living with Amy in Massachusetts after she was rescued and nursed back to health by Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue, a nonprofit, all volunteer shelter in Rhode Island.

Funeral Therapy Dog Turns Sadness Into Smiles2m21s

Funeral Therapy Dog Turns Sadness Into Smiles

Sadness is no match for Lulu; a very special kind of therapy dog. Funerals are an extremely hard time for family and friends of lost loved ones. The Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services is a caring and compassionate funeral home that guides families to a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. The owner, Matthew Fiorillo, realized the power his dog LULU could have in helping people in their time of need. This Goldendoodle joined the Westchester County funeral homes and has been trained for duty as their very own certified Therapy Dog. Affectionately called the firm’s “Comfort Companion,” Lulu follows the lead of service dogs often used in health care settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes and Universities. She provides families with unconditional love and support, as well as a subtle distraction from their grief.

Rescue Road Trip Finds Shelter Dogs Forever Homes2m19s

Rescue Road Trip Finds Shelter Dogs Forever Homes

There is an abundance of shelter dogs in the deep south. That’s why Greg Mahle founded a transport service called Rescue Road Trip to relieve these unwanted dogs from their death sentence and ship them north to the arms of loving and eager canine owners. The trip starts on Tuesdays in Ohio, goes south of the Mason Dixon Line to retrieve the dogs and then circles back up north for joyful reunions later in the week. Want to follow Greg Mahle as he finds unloved pets forever homes? You can visit his website or connect with him on Facebook. This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/ edited by Heather Holloway. Eager for more touching pet videos? Visit the Heartwarming Animals YouTube channel, part of the HooplaHa Network…and don’t forget to smile.

Dog Groomer Makes Shelter Dogs Beautiful Inside And Out!2m36s

Dog Groomer Makes Shelter Dogs Beautiful Inside And Out!

Many know Mark Imhof as Mark "The Dog Guy" because of his passion for helping shelter dogs. In fact, Mark volunteers as a groomer at the Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC, an organization that takes in over 30,000 animals a year! Mark who is an Certified Public Accountant by trade also recently graduated from grooming school and has already helped over 200 animals get out of shelters and into forever homes. Previously unadoptable and sometimes aggressive, these animals were physically/mentally unstable and unable to be loved. "While lots of people think that grooming is just for aesthetic, it actually is a medical necessity", said manager of ACC, Summer Dolder. Mark is changing the lives of these animals by providing them with the chance to look and feel better and most importantly find a forever home. "My heart is filled with such joy doing this work!"

Dogs Reactions to the Word Walk1m24s

Dogs Reactions to the Word Walk

In the dog world, there are few things that make a dog happier than an invitation for a walk. Watch these hilarious reactions as these dogs twist, turn, jump and yelp for joy while their owners prepare them for a stroll around the block! Their excitement is bound to make you excited too! This HooplaHa Original was edited by Andrew "Oz" Osborne. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel! Get more feel good video clips at http://www.hooplaha.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooplaha Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hooplaha

Lucky Tails - Dogs Get “Lucky” When Teen Starts Animal Rescue2m29s

Lucky Tails - Dogs Get “Lucky” When Teen Starts Animal Rescue

13-year-old Claire Fraise launched Lucky Tails – non-profit dog rescue organization – because she wanted to help dogs in need find loving forever homes. She takes in dogs in Fairfield CT and sets them up with a foster family until they find their forever homes. Her goal is to save 10 dogs this year and then double it every year after! For more information, visit http://www.luckytailsanimalrescue.org/ .

Pet Rescue Goes Far to Place Animals in Forever Homes2m27s

Pet Rescue Goes Far to Place Animals in Forever Homes

Must loves dogs. This organization dedicates it’s time to finding animals homes. Pet Rescue USA’s newly opened location in Harrison, New York is full of employees who are passionate about animals and putting them in the best possible homes. Watch this video to see just how Pet Rescue is making lives better for dogs and people alike. This video was produced by students of Pace University’s Digital Video Field Production class under the direction of Dr. Maria Luskay, Professor. This class is part of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Master of Arts in Media and Communication Arts program. The class was put into production teams to produce videos for HooplaHa as part of their curriculum. This is the second year HooplaHa and Pace has produced videos together. The producers of this video were Harrison C. Davies, Miguel Kruger, Nick Thomas, Elise Vaux and Ian Wukitsch.

Dog or Cat - Not Your Average Joe2m33s

Dog or Cat - Not Your Average Joe

Joe Leonardo is an improviser from New York City. For our new "man on the street" series Not Your Average Joe, he traveled through Union Square guessing whether New Yorkers owned a cat or a dog -- but only after he asked questions which had nothing to do with animals! Check out this hysterical video and keep track of Joe's winning streak!