Pets and Animal Blog by M Dee Dubroff

Welcome to M Dee Dubroff's Pets and Animal Blog.


Layka on Cover of National Geographic
Posted on December 15, 2016

Meet Layka, a U.S. military combat dog who saved many lives while she was deployed in Afghanistan. Now her fellow soldiers are returning the favor.

Opie and Damiere
Posted on December 4, 2016

Meet Opie, the hero cat who saved the life of a three-year-old boy by taking a bullet that was headed for him.

Merel and Handler, Rachel Crawford
Posted on November 27, 2016

The role of service dogs is always expanding. Read on for more about Merel, the 18-month-old Labrador-Bernese-Mountain Dog mix and her handler, Rachel Crawford, who helps calm children who must testify in Canada's courts.

Sergeant Yulfo and Murphy
Posted on November 20, 2016

During time out, the New York Knicks, backed by the organizations Hoops For Troops and Paws of War, surprised a happy veteran with a service dog  for which he had been waiting more than 18 months.

Tortoise Shell Cat
Posted on November 13, 2016

At a special awards ceremony at the Savoy in London, a brave, five year-old tortoise-shell cat named Tink was recently crowned Hero Cat  and National Cat of The Year in honor of her courageous actions that saved the lives of her family.

Loyal Companion Che
Posted on November 6, 2016

Meet Che, a courageous Chow and Labrador Mix, who saved his owner from certain death by fire and almost died himself in the process.

Sergeant Reckless At Work
Posted on October 31, 2016

Sergeant Reckless was a hero, a horse and perhaps most important of all, a loyal marine.

Love Thrives Between Veteran and Parrot
Posted on October 27, 2016

At the special Serenity Park Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California,  abused parrots and traumatized veterans watch over each other and the bonding helps to heal their mutual wounds. Read on for more on this unique rehabilitation.

Jaxon with FireHat
Posted on October 20, 2016

A sweet, 11-year old Pug named Jaxon has been awarded the Hometown Hero Award for saving the lives of an entire family. Meet him and smile.

Baxter Loves Amanda
Posted on October 14, 2016

Meet Baxter, a hero 9-month-old puppy, who saved the life of a six year-old child by alerting her mother that the child was choking from a seizure.

McDonald and First Mate, Major Tom
Posted on October 9, 2016

Meet Major Tom, a very special cat, who rescued his owner, Australian Grant McDonald, from a watery grave not to mention himself by sounding the alarm that it was time to abandon ship.

Brave Little Blind Dog Named Noah
Posted on October 6, 2016

Meet Noah, a Bichon-Poodle mix born without eyes and with deformed back legs who is teaching school children to look past outward appearances and see bullying in a destructive and negative light.

Tommy the Tabby Dials 911
Posted on October 3, 2016

Meet Tommy, and orange-and tan-striped cat, who Gary Rosheisen adopted  because he felt such action would help to lower his blood pressure. As it turns out, Tommy did a lot more than that.

Sassy and Marie Alexander
Posted on September 29, 2016

A rescued Chihuahua named Sassy lived up to her name when her incessant barking warned passersby that her owner, 92-year-old,  Marie Alexander, was in trouble and needed some serious human intervention.

Tara The Brave Tabby Cat
Posted on September 18, 2016

Tara received the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  annual Hero Dog award in Los Angeles, California, because there was no such award  for a cat. Meet her below and be amazed.

Lulu, the pot belied pig
Posted on September 11, 2016

This is a story that happened quite a while ago, but it is worthy of a comeback because it is an enduring tale of love and rescue.  Meet Lulu, the obese, Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig, who saved the life of her owner by putting her own in danger.

Sammy The Hero Hound
Posted on September 6, 2016

Meet one very brave hound-mix named Sammy who saved his owner from certain death by smashing a window  and summoning help from his New Jersey home.

Swiss Alps Guide Cat
Posted on September 2, 2016

There is a cat living in a hostel in the Swiss Alps who secretly leads another life  (one of nine, of course) as a St. Bernard rescue dog.

Cecil Williams and Guide Dog, Orlando
Posted on September 1, 2016

Meet one very lucky man and his guide dog, both of whom survived a potentially fatal fall from a New york City subway platform. Some force was with them both as they went through this harrowing ordeal.

Heroine Cat and Baby
Posted on August 30, 2016

In the Russian town of Obninsk, a true miracle occurred, but it was not of the religious kind. A heroine cat saved the life of an infant boy by keeping the baby's body warm as it lay in the freezing  stairwell of an apartment complex.

Sergeant Ashley and Sirius
Posted on August 27, 2016

Read on to learn more about "WAR DOG," the latest of ten projects from the Laurel Canyon  Animal Company, which is the world's only record label focused on creating music for, about and with animals.

Veteran and Battle Buddy
Posted on August 18, 2016

Also known as TADSAW INC, the Train a Dog Save a Warrior organization is a veritable life-saver to veterans coping with PTSD. Read  about their admirable work with canines who serve as "battle buddies."

US War Dog Memorial
Posted on August 8, 2016

In June of 2016,  U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez proposed legislation that would pay tribute to military dogs and their handlers at a re-dedication ceremony held at the U.S.

Sweet Reunion
Posted on August 1, 2016

Meet Molli Oliver creator of Molli's United Military Service Dogs (MUMS). This caring flight attendant has made it her mission in life to reunite military working dogs with their handlers via her organization called MUMS.

Posted on July 17, 2016

Flying with a service dog is no easy task. Meet Shooter, a most unusual canine companion trained and provided by Tampa, Florida's Sit N' Stay Dog Academy.