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The search for Ireland’s most adorable puppy is on, and we're very excited! 

Through in-store nominations, public voting and a grand finale dog show, the country’s largest independently owned pet retailer, Petmania, wants to find the paw-fect puppy who will become the face of their brand for 2018/2019.

Previous winners include Samson, a cross breed Collie / Staffordshire from Offaly, who, after being dumped at six weeks old, was saved by Cara Rescue Dogs before being adopted by his new pet-parent Rachel McArdle.

The winning pup will receive a year’s supply of food and grooming, a puppy photography shoot, a two night stay in Enniskoe House, County Mayo along with featuring within marketing campaigns.

"We are excited to launch the Puppy of the Year competition and to find the face of our brand for 2018/2019," Emily Miller said. 

"We are also pleased to have teamed up with Seven Dog Nutrition for this search. I would encourage any puppy owners across the country to get nominating their pooch as we have a host of prizes up for grabs.

"Puppy parents may choose to nominate their pooches based on the cute factor, an unusual breed or perhaps it will be a pup who has come from a rescue centre and may not have had the happiest of beginnings."

Puppies must be under the age of one on Saturday, 31st March 2018,to be eligible, and entries will be open until Sunday, 22nd April.

Two rounds of voting will take place and twelve finalists will be chosen with the winning puppy being crowned Puppy of the Year 2018/2019 at a special event in Limerick this June.

Puppy parents can nominate their pooch in any Petmania store nationwide in Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois, Offaly, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Galway, Meath, Dublin and Kerry or visit www.petmania.ie

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are complete couple goals, and now the pair have given us one more reason to envy them.

The couple have added an adorable bulldog puppy to their family.

Chrissy uploaded a video of the pupper, whose name is Pepper.

 

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The model also shared an image of her one-year-old daughter Luna playing with Pepper. 

Our hearts definitely melted a tad. 

'What happens at Lip Sync Battle does not always stay at Lip Sync Battle. @caseypattersontv @llcoolj,' she captioned the snap. 

 

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 This puppy might not be the only upcoming addition to the family. 

Chrissy shared with InStyle last month that the couple are preparing to try for their second child using IVF. 

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We all love our dogs, and might get them a nice new toy or a tasty bone for Christmas (if they don't pull down the Christmas tree in the mean time, that is).

Emma Buttarazzi is on another level when it comes to spoiling her pooch, and this year spent a whopping €5870.00 on Christmas presents for her Chinese crested pup, Prince.

We wouldn't even spend that much on our boyfriends to be honest, never mind our dogs.

Her high-end haul includes a personalised Swarovski crystal throne for her pup costing a whopping €2346.00, three custom made designer suits retailing at €300 each, and a plethora of toys, beauty supplements and tasty treats.

Emma, who runs a luxury pet website called Glamour Petz, has spent over €23,466.00 on Prince's lavish lifestyle.

“Nothing is too good for Prince and I love to spoil him at Christmas. He’s one of the family,” Emma told the Mirror.

"Prince loves being the ­centre of ­attention. He loves dressing up. I like to spoil him. I work hard and this is how I like to spend my money.”

The hairless dog has over 200 ensembles in his custom built wardrobe, and enjoys a healthy diet of freshly prepared steamed turkey and chicken, organic vegetables, scrambled eggs, coconut water, and herbal teas. 

That's one spoilt little puppy.

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A brutal image of a blind dog has become the focus of an ongoing online debate surrounding the plight of animals living in Irish puppy farms.

The photo of a grey terrier named Ponda was shared by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue’s Facebook page yesterday alongside a caption which claims the dog only escaped her previous owners because she can no longer produce pups.

“After nine years of breeding the only reason she got out was the fact she can’t have pups anymore,” reads the heartwrenching post.  “Tonight she is recovering at our vets after being spayed and both eyes removed.”

The caption suggests Ponda suffered years of pain while being “forced to have pups” to profit her owners and living in “filthy conditions”.

The Kerry-based charity has called for puppy farming to be banned while posing the question: “Will her face be enough to stop people buying designer dogs for Christmas?”

Naturally, the image of the dog’s oozing eyes has caused great upset among the animal-loving community.

Comments on the post range from genuine upset to sheer anger at the lax regulations which allow such abuse to occur.

“I would love five minute with the people who caused this pain to these unfortunate animals,” wrote one impassioned commentator.  “They’re not fit to be called humans.”

“OMG why don’t the guards do something about this?” asked another.  “My heart really is breaking.  Why are these bad heartless people allowed to do this to a sweet puppy who only really wanted to be loved and cared for?”

Last week, 96 designer puppies – including Basset Hounds, Beagles, Yorkies, Cocker Spaniels and Bichon Frise – bound for the UK market were rescued at Dublin Port.

The pups have been placed in foster homes as they are currently too ill to be assigned to permanent owners.

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While Uber has certainly made taxi hailing a hassle-free scenario, getting into its cars is generally a pretty predictable experience.

Unless you land Jonathan Gaurano’s cab, that is.

This week, the LA based taxi driver filled his car with puppies in a bid to surprise his unsuspecting customers.

In a video which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday, Do GOOD Jonathan shared his customers’ reactions as they met the dogs he had borrowed from a shelter.

Check it out below:

Feat image: Shutterstock

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He may only be ten weeks old but it looks like this adorable cheetah cub has already gained himself a rather unexpected friend for life.

Upon contracting pneumonia shortly after being born, this baby cheetah – whose name is Emmett – was transferred from a Conservation centre in Cumberland, Ohio, to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

But despite receiving the treatment he required, the poor little mite was finding it difficult to adjust to his new surroundings and so he was introduced to a seven-week-old puppy called Cullen.

According to a now viral Facebook post, staff at the facility believe Cullen will help Emmett settle into his new home as the golden pup should help calm the cheetah who is by nature a “skittish” animal.

Then once he’s ready, the adorable cub will become an ambassador for cheetahs who are still living in the wild and his newfound friend “will be with him every step of the way”.

 

Images: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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They already have a dog each, but it seems like Cheryl and Liam Payne wanted to have a little pooch together.

Cheryl took to Instagram to share a picture of her beau and their new dog… and it seems like things are really serious.

She wrote: "Our new family member.. he is beyond cute.. the dog is adorable too."

 

Our new family member he is beyond cute.. the dog is adorable too @toosmallforteacups thank you

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We have to agree, Liam is looking mighty fine in this picture, but how CUTE is their new pup?!

They are really flying along in their relationship!

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This video of a veterinary assistant comforting a dog after surgery has been spreading good vibes across this internet this week and it is also kind of making us want to change profession. 

This footage shows Dennis Moses, a staff member at the BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, giving much-needed cuddles to terrified pup Meesha who had just come out of surgery. 

Baby Meesha was coming off her anesthesia and was a little scared because her body felt so weird. BARCS Surgical Assistant Dennis Moses took her out into the quiet hallway to comfort her. One of our awesome volunteers just happened to be walking by to capture this sweet moment. Thank you to Dennis and all the staff who work long, tireless hours in the background of our shelter—saving lives and loving the animals. (Turn on the sound, it will melt your heart!)

Posted by BARCS Animal Shelter on Thursday, February 25, 2016

"BARCS Surgical Assistant Dennis Moses took her out into the quiet hallway to comfort her. One of our awesome volunteers just happened to be walking by to capture this sweet moment."

And it seems that the internet is totally enamoured by the duo as the video has raked up over ten million views. 

And there was good news for the pup as the shelter shared an image of the adorable rescue dog settling into her new home. 

Yay for happy endings! 

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If you're a dog person, you know it's hard to keep you cool even when you see a dog walk by on the street.

So, when this woman opened up a present for her birthday and there was a PUPPY inside, it's understandable that she could just not hold her chill.

We totally get her though. Now, excuse us while we go smother our dogs with hugs and kisses. 

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The feel good news story of the day features Tumbles.

He is a tiny (legit the tiniest) shelter puppy ever. He was born with only two legs, but now he is on the move after recently being outfitted with a custom 3-D-printed wheelchair. 

A video capturing the pint-sized pooch’s first steps, shows the little guy making big strides while in the care of Friends of the Shelter Dogs in Ohio. 

The pup was taken in by the shelter when he was only two weeks old at the time.

“We thought he wouldn’t make it,” Karen Pilcher, who serves as the group’s rescue coordinator and now Tumbles' foster mom, told ABC News.

Now look at him! Amazing. 

His first steps obviously took a lot out of the little hero because the shelter also posted a snap of Tumbles after his adventures on their Facebook page. 

We can’t deal, sorry.

Oh, and if you thought the story couldn’t get more adorable then you should also know that Tumbles is going to need a different wheel chair: because he is too small for the current one in use.

“I think we'll definitely be able to have a working model,” Joe Jollick told The Huffington Post. Joe is the lab director at the Ohio University Innovation Centre. 

“The challenge is getting the dog to use it and not try to sneak out of the straps and (him) learning to use his back legs correctly because right now he's just pushing himself on his chin.” 

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We're lovers off all things cute and funny in SHEmazing! HQ.

So when we saw this funny baby video surface around the Internet we knew we just had to show you. 

What's more is in this video dogs and puppies also make an appearance!

What's not to love. 

 

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There seems to be an awful lot going on in the Beckham household of late.

Not only do they have Brooklyn’s Miss Vogue over to celebrate, but they are also welcoming another member into their growing brood.

Earlier today Victoria herself took to twitter to announce their new arrivel with a very cute black and white snap.

The 41-year old fashion designer captioned the photo:

“Meet Olivia Beckham, our new baby.”

You can’t deny with those puppy dog eyes she is definitely going to be bringing some extra cute to the household, not that they need any.

Olive is probably able to give her older (human) brother Brooklyn a run for his money with her sweet little face. Not that Brooklyn has anything to worry about as the 16-year old is obviously very comfortable in front of the camera.

While he has already appeared on the covers of style and fashion magazine, including Man About Town, the Beckham family all seem very excited about his latest achievement.

 

Thank you @missvogueuk check it out, #missvogue4brooklyn

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Following in his parents footsteps, he will appear on the magazine’s October cover and inside he revealed that while he thinks his mom “knows a lot about fashion”, she’s not who he takes all his style advice from.

 

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“My mum knows a lot about fashion, but obviously I listen to my dad as he has great style and we share clothes.”

He also lists James Dean and Steve McQueen as his style heroes and said that one the most humbling experiences of his 16 years was meeting Stephen Hawking with his parents.

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