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John Locke lounges at home. Owners often say they don't care if their pet is "fat" — there's just more to love! Courtesy of Rebecca Flanagan hide caption

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Dogs rescued from floodwater wait to be transferred to a shelter after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on Sept. 3, 2017 in Orange, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef (left) and Tide after finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, in March 2016. Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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At almost 17 inches, this boxer named Brandy had the longest tongue on a dog ever, according to Guinness World Records. She is pictured with owner John Scheid in Sterling Heights, Mich., in 2001. Jamie Charbeneau/AP hide caption

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Amy Walters from Copperas Cove, Texas, with a horse she rode as she rounded up lost cattle and brought them to the makeshift shelter in Beaumont, Texas. Brian Mann/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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From Pets To Livestock, Lost Animals Rounded Up In Beaumont's Makeshift Shelter

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New research found a link between how puppies interact with their mothers and how they perform in guide dog training. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests

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