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74 Distressed Dog Finds

From Pouting Puppies to Crying Canines

— June 9, 2012 — Lifestyle
Even the most ardent of cat lovers will melt at the sight of these distressed dog finds. Puppy eyes are hard to resist. Still, in order to fully appreciate the plight of these canines, it’s helpful to know a little about them.

Scholars believe that dogs were first domesticated from wolves between 15,000 and 8,500 years ago. They have served as faithful companions ever since, helping with everything from herding to hunting. Not only that, dogs are brimming with fascinating qualities and properties.

Did you know that in proportion to its body size, a dog’s olfactory bulb is up to 40 times larger than that of a human’s? Perhaps even more amazing, some scientists consider the average canine’s intelligence to be on par with that of a two-year-old human.

The rich history and noble qualities of dogs give all the more reason to be overwhelmed with sympathy when looking at these distressed dog finds. They make one want to reach out through the screen and reassure the sad little pooches with a gentle pat on the head.
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Doggie Health Diagnoses
Doggie Health Diagnoses
Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Are the Most Effective Early Detection Tool
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Personal Pet Hotlines
Personal Pet Hotlines
The Smart Eye Lets Users Check and Chat with Pets
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Doggy Dialogue PSAs
Doggy Dialogue PSAs
The Holiday Pup PSA is Adorable
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Corporate Canine Rescues
Corporate Canine Rescues
Virgin America's Operation Chihuahua is a Silly but Good Idea
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Canine Aviation Helmets
Canine Aviation Helmets
The Supplemental Oxygen Supply Hood Helps Dogs Breathe
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Doggie Diet Campaigns
Doggie Diet Campaigns
Nestle Puria and Jenny Craig Develop 'Project: Pet Slim Down'
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Battery-Operated Canine Companions
Battery-Operated Canine Companions
The Go-Go Dog Pal Gives Pooches Something to Chase
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Canine Vehicle Campaigns
Canine Vehicle Campaigns
Evonik Uses E-Cars and Dogs to Sell Accumulators
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Sci-Fi Canine Cosplays
Sci-Fi Canine Cosplays
Katie Mello Designs an AT-AT Costume for Dogs with a Geeky Personality
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Canine Award Show Remixes
Canine Award Show Remixes
The Best Picture Dog Posters Make the Oscars More Interesting
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Literally Pampered Pets
Literally Pampered Pets
The Eco-friendly Washable Wonders are Dog Diapers
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Comical Canine Cruelty
Comical Canine Cruelty
The PooTrap Provides Tear-Inducing Laugh Session
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Flush Puppies
Flush Puppies
Dino The Dog Gets Saved From a Drain Pipe After Being Flushed
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Peeing Fire Commercials
Peeing Fire Commercials
Web Vet Knows All the Answers to Your Pet Questions
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Candlelight Vigils for Pets
Candlelight Vigils for Pets
'Homeless Animal Day' Raises Awareness for Spay & Neuter
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First Aid Kits for Pets
First Aid Kits for Pets
Sunny-Dog Ink Ensures Your Canine Companion is Always Covered
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Pouty Pooch Playthings
Pouty Pooch Playthings
Humunga Lips Give Drooling Dogs a Dolled Up Appearance
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Canine Surftography
Canine Surftography
The Surf Dogs Calendar is Cute, Not Cool
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Emergency Couture For Dogs
Emergency Couture For Dogs
Earthquake Rescue Apparel
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Nursing Home for Dogs
Nursing Home for Dogs
Japan Teaches New Tricks to Old Dogs
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Doggie Car Cribs
Doggie Car Cribs
The Pet Safety Car Seat Keeps Your Shih Tzu Safe
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Selling With Crying Dogs
Selling With Crying Dogs
The Uptown Community Advertisement Makes an Emotional Connection
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Sad Puppy-Eyed Ads
Sad Puppy-Eyed Ads
The Perdigao Boneless Turkey Campaign Promotes Heartbreakingly Convenient Meat
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Companion Puppies for Wounded Veterans
Companion Puppies for Wounded Veterans
The Dog Tags Program
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Porky Pooch Stairlifts
Porky Pooch Stairlifts
The Stair of the Dog 2022 Prototype Targets Overweight Canines
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Cruel Canine Training Tools
Cruel Canine Training Tools
The Belly-Binding Wizzer Trains Your Pooch When to Pee
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Flexible Pet Aids
Flexible Pet Aids
The Amigo Dog Wheelchair Lets Paralyzed Pooches Live Life to the Fullest
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Pitiful Pooch Modeling Sites
Pitiful Pooch Modeling Sites
The 'Sad Etsy Dogs' Blog Captures Charmingly Cheerless Canines
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Glow-in-the-Dark Puppies
Glow-in-the-Dark Puppies
Transgenic Dog Helps Researchers Understand Disease
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Animal Obesity
Animal Obesity
Epidemic Spreads to Four-Legged Friends
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Slentrol
Slentrol
Slimming Pills for Overweight Dogs
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Diet Pill for Obese Dogs
Diet Pill for Obese Dogs
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Handicapped Canine Captures
Handicapped Canine Captures
The Pets with Disabilities Project Shows Them as Happy Companions
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Abandoned Animal Awareness
Abandoned Animal Awareness
2009 ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog Calendar'
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Criminalizing Canine Couture
Criminalizing Canine Couture
RSPCA Advocates Jail Time for Owners of Furry Fashionistas
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Wildlife Hairstylists
Wildlife Hairstylists
Animal Toupees
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Anti-Stress Pet Vests
Anti-Stress Pet Vests
K-9 Calming Vest Puts Your Pooch's Anxiety at Ease
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Shopping Dogs to Sell Pet Food
Shopping Dogs to Sell Pet Food
Eukanuba 'Fetch' Ad Campaign
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Decapitated Pet Jewelry
Decapitated Pet Jewelry
Eleanor Bolton Releases a Series of Peculiar Split Gem Pieces
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Tugging Presidential Heartstrings
Tugging Presidential Heartstrings
Pedigree's Obama Dog Adoption Campaign
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DIY Dog Booties
DIY Dog Booties
These Crafty Canine Kicks Will Keep Paws Warm
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Racy Pet Food Ads
Racy Pet Food Ads
NutriPro Dog Food Says Fat Dogs Won't Get Any
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Animals as Babies
Animals as Babies
Dog Backpack
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Roadkill Canine Ads
Roadkill Canine Ads
Society for Abandoned Animals 'Dead Dogs' Campaign Takes it to the Streets
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Plastic Surgery for Puppies
Plastic Surgery for Puppies
World's First Dog Face Transplant Performed
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Cake Kits for Dogs
Cake Kits for Dogs
'Puppy Cakes' Boxed Mixes for DIY Canine Celebrations
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Canine Collar Flasks
Canine Collar Flasks
The St. Bernard Dog Collar Barrel Turns Your Dog into a True Boozehound
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Depressed Dogs
Depressed Dogs
Expressive Pugs Show Their Vulnerable Side in Viral Photos
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Junk Food Feet
Junk Food Feet
Dogs and Skateboards With Cheeseburger Legs by William Hundley
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Bionic Animal Innovation
Bionic Animal Innovation
Hi-Tech Surgery Provides Prosthetic Paw to Footless Pooch
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Forlorn Pet Photography
Forlorn Pet Photography
Photographer Martin Usborne ‘The Silence of Dogs in Cars' Seri
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Wigs for Dogs
Wigs for Dogs
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Adopting Ugly
Adopting Ugly
Pictures of Some of the Most Unfortunate Looking Dogs People Love
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Polished Pet Portraits
Polished Pet Portraits
Carli Davidson's Dogs and Cats is Full of Quirky Personalities
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Soup Kitchens for Pets
Soup Kitchens for Pets
The Animal Board
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Animal Feartography
Animal Feartography
Giacomo Brunelli's Pictures of Mild Animals With Wild Expressions
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Wheelchairs for Pets
Wheelchairs for Pets
Walkin' Wheels Handicapped Dog Chairs
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World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California
World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California
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Plumed Pooches
Plumed Pooches
Emily Valentine Bullock's Bird Feather Dogs
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Spice-Suffering Dog Ads
Spice-Suffering Dog Ads
The Cepera Extra Strong Pepper Sauce Campaign is Extremely Hot
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Heart-Wrenching Canine Portraits
Heart-Wrenching Canine Portraits
Traer Scott Captures the Essence of Shelter Dogs
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Geisha Dogs
Geisha Dogs
Canines Dressed In Traditional Japanese Silk Robes
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Doggie Boudoir Fashions
Doggie Boudoir Fashions
Lavish Pet Couture by Lil Yorkie Fru Fru is Doggone Divine
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Wigs For Dogs (Follow Up)
Wigs For Dogs (Follow Up)
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Bionic Dogs
Bionic Dogs
Maltese Puppy With Front Wheels, Not Paws
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Bulldogs as Jewelry Models
Bulldogs as Jewelry Models
Thomas Sabo's Disco Dog Collection
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The Next LOLCats?
The Next LOLCats?
Fail Dog
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Pugs as People
Pugs as People
'Fabulous Pugs' by Lisa Knapp Features Dressed-Up Dogs
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Adorable Canine Toppers
Adorable Canine Toppers
Sweethoots Dolls up Dogs with Cute Headgear
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Comical Canine Coifs
Comical Canine Coifs
Torkil Gudnason Captures Bourgeois Dogs Looking Woofsational
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Helmets for Pets
Helmets for Pets
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Depressed Pet Photoblogs
Depressed Pet Photoblogs
The Emo Pets Blog is So Cute It Hurts
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Real-Life Gremlins
Real-Life Gremlins
10 Ugly Animals
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