CosmoDoggyNews: Cuteness Overload At The Puppy Bowl

Like every year just in time for the Super Bowl, Animal Planet is broadcasting the Puppy Bowl, one of the most important pet adoption events in the world. 

In its XII edition, on February 7 from 3-5 PM ET/PT, the show will showcase puppies, coming from 44 rescue groups from over 25 states, a half-time show brought by kittens, and among others delicatessens, the chicken cheerleaders. 

This year, to experience even more cuteness, the show will be available in 360-degree videos so you can be in the middle of the action through 360° Virtual Reality. 

To enjoy the show, you can visit the Animal Planet website, Youtube, or download the Discovery VR app for Android and iOS on your mobile phone.  Explore the ways to watch Puppy Bowl Virtual Reality.

You can also learn more about dog breeds and find your perfect match, and then log in and create your own team by visiting the Fantasy Draft, where you can see the puppies and participate in the games.

And the most important thing...Get inspired and adopt!

You can watch more videos by clicking on our related post The Super Bowl For Puppies   

To All Those Who Appreciate Love, Happy Valentine's Day

We Celebrate Love

Because CosmoDoggyLand is all about four-legged friends that remind us of the important things in life..., we Celebrate LOVE 

Happy Valentine's Day

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And...One of the most famous furry movie kisses.    

PAWPARAZZI :) Happy Dogs In Australia

Malibu Dog Training 
Emulating the Pharrell Williams'  "Happy", which is the first 24-hour music video, "Happy Dogs In Australia " is also becoming viral. In the framework of the beautiful beaches of the Australian Gold Coast, a group of dogs participate in a joyful and energetic 3 minute-long video filmed during an excursion to a dog-friendly beach, a service offered by Malibu Dog Training for graduates in his off-leash program.

Like the original "Happy" video, "Happy Dogs" also features the guest appearance of famous four legged Youtube star, also known as The Skateboarding Cat, Didga. After being rescued, Didga is the protagonist of several videos on the CATMANTOO Channel. Robert Dollwet, the trainer behind Malibu Dog Training, not only loves cats, but also shows that they can be trained like other animals by using positive methods.

After being posted on May, the video has had over 4 million views and is guaranteed to help lift our mood and put a smile on our face, even when everyday news make it seem otherwise. So, "clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth".  Enjoy and be happy!

PAWPARAZZI: World's Richest Millionaire Dogs

Believe it or not, our world counts with millionaire pets. They were certainly important enough for their wealthy humans to chose them as the heir of their fortunes. 

Until December 2011, Trouble held the the title of the richest pooch when Billionaire Leona Helmsey left her fortune to her Maltese pooch, a decision caused "trouble" within her family. 

Trouble died at age 12, but lived an extravagant lifestyle, which included hand fed crab cakes, cream cheese and steamed vegetables, Mercedes limousine rides and international notoriety. 

Since then, Gunther IV and Toby Rimes have become the world's richest dogs

Upon her death in 1992, Countess Karlotta Libenstein of Germany left a millionaire fortune to Gunther III, her four-legged companion, to be managed by trustees. In turn, Gunther IV, son of Gunther III became the owner of the six-digit sum upon his father's passing. This German Shepherd is reportedly a big spender, having bought Madonna's Miami property for several million dollars. He loves white truffles and eats caviar and steak on a daily basis.

Following Gunther IV is Toby Rimes, the descendant of a poodle of the same name who was once owned by New York millionaire Ella Wendel. Upon her death in 1931, Wendel left her fortune to her dog, whose value has more than doubled, and is now in the paws of Toby. 

Another four-legged millionaire was Flossie adopted by dog-loving celebrity Drew Barrymore from an animal shelter. Flossie had a special place in the hearts of the actress and her ex-boyfriend Tom Green, as the pooch alerted the couple that their home was on fire. Barrymore considered Flossie to have saved their lives, and decided to include her beloved furry friend in her will. Although Flossie passed away in 2010, she was one of the top richest dogs in the world.

Today's Funny Treat: Magic For Dogs

The talented Finnish magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen performs magic tricks in front of dogs, showing us how they react when the treat disappears in front of their eyes. The video captured the hilarious expression of their faces when the snack is mysteriously lost displaying behaviors that go from confusion, disappointment, and in only one case some barking as a sign of complaintElsa, Taisto, Nakke, Gado, Nino, Dumle, Sälli, and Torsti are Jose's four-legged partners of different breeds and sizes in this funny video, which got almost 10 millions of views in its first 5 days on Youtube and promises to become viral

CosmoDoggyNews: Patrick's Miracle Three Years Later

Patrick's story became popular when, in March 2011, he was found inside a plastic bag where his current owner,  Kisha Curtis, had left him to die. Thanks to the unremitting efforts of Garden State Veterinary staff and thousands of charitable souls, the story not only had a happy ending, but also marked an inflection point in the subject of animal rights and animal abuse legislation. 

After a campaign that combined the efforts of politicians,
animal rights organizations as well as animal lovers, millions of people worldwide joined the movement. In August 2013, New Jersey's government passed “Patrick’s Law”, a little bit after Kisha Curtis pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.

After a full recovery, Patrick got a 
new home and a foster mum, Patricia Smillie-Scavelli. Patricia took care of him until a permanent home for the pitbull could be decided between the City of Newark or the Human Society, which both claim Patrick's custody.

CosmoDoggyNews: Iditarod 2014, When Legacy Gets The First Place

Yesterday afternoon, the city of Nome, Alaska, witnessed the end of the 2014 edition of the Iditarod, one of the most dangerous and intense sled dog races.
The winner was American dog musher Dallas Seavey, who broke the record obtained by John Baker, winner of the 2011 competition. Seavey and his dogs crossed the finish line at 4:04 a.m, completing the 1,000-mile race in 8 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes, 19 seconds, only 2 minutes and 22 seconds before Aliy Zirkle. A little bit more than 3 minutes after Dallas, his father, Mitch Seavey, won the third position. 

This year, Dallas outdid his own record, which he achieved when he won in 2012. He become the youngest musher to win the Iditarod when he traveled from Willow to Nome in 9 days, 4 hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds. He is one of the four mushers to ever win two of the toughest competitions on Earth: the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod

Born on March 4th, 1987, Dallas comes from an Alaskan musher family. The Seaveys have been related to Alaska's most important event since its inception. Dan Seavey, Dallas' grandfather, competed in the first Iditarod race in 1973 as well as in 1974, 1997 and 2012. Mitch Seavey, won the race in 2006 and 2013 at age 53, setting another mark, as he became the oldest champion. 

Iditarod 2014 Top Results from Iditarod Official Page

Mushing is a team sport where man and dog put all their strength and skills together at work. It is one of the most ancient collaborative efforts in human history and a marvelous example of discipline, team spirit, endurance, and mutual respect. Sled dogs were the first working dogs in history. They helped ancient civilizations to survive. Today, they aid modern societies to access places that are impossible to reach by other means. The Iditarod is a legacy that reminds us of the importance of this wonderful activity. Although it has now turned into Alaska's official sport, it was crucial in the development of the economy and population of this region since the time of the gold rush.

Mushing provides clear evidence of the fact that when men love, respect, and take care of themselves as well as other creatures on Earth, there is nothing, not even the toughest, most hostile of environments, that can stop the development and progress of humanity.

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