In the 1920s, a Japanese professor used to walk home with his dog from the train station every evening. When the professor died unexpectedly, the dog waited without fail each day at arrival time at the station for nine years until his own death.
In 1860’s San Francisco, two stray dogs who were “best friends” became local celebrities, their exploits were celebrated in local papers, and they were granted immunity from the city’s dog catchers.
A pitbull rose to the rank of Sergeant through combat alone during WWI and was given numerous awards for his service.
Seeing eye dogs are train to poop on command, so that their vision impaired owners can easily clean up after them.
A St. Bernard who served in World War II would take the bus alone to round up his crewmates for duty or curfew.
There was a dog who waited for a person at a bus stop everyday for 15 years, after the person had died.
A man’s likelihood of obtaining a woman’s phone number increases three-fold when accompanied by a dog.
Dogs probably can recognize human faces and emotions. They are the only non-primate animal to do so .
There is a program that pairs abused, neglected or abandoned dogs with prison inmates for the rehabilitation of the dogs and the inmates.
Stray dogs in Moscow have mastered the Metro system in search of food, without paying any fares.