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It really only takes one thing to make a dog happy: love.

That much was made clear this week when we reported on a deaf, formerly abused canine... who has been adopted and is now so happy that he wags his tail in his sleep.

And now Gritta Götz is offering up some more adorable proof.

She runs an animal sanctuary in Lanzenhainer, Germany for “more than two dozen formerly-unwanted dogs,” as she tells The Dodo. And eight of these pets are bound to wheelchairs.

But that does mean they can't happily chase a stick and live exciting lives? No, it clearly does not:

  • Dogs Play Fetch in Wheelchairs
  • Fun in Wheelchairs!

We all can learn a lot from these animals.

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Say hello to Frank.

This adorable puppy was adopted when he was five months old, with owner Rafael Borges writing online that the dog was not vaccinated at the time he was taken in.

Frank only weighed seven pounds, as his pervious owner kept him in a small area and didn’t treat a number of infections. As a result, Frank is deaf.

Shadows made the canine nervous, and "his only friend was a torn blanket," Borges says in maybe the saddest statement of all-time.

But there's a happy ending here, folks! Frank now has a stable home and is so in love with life that he wags his tail in his sleep. Don’t believe us?

See for yourself:

It was about time we posted some positive pet news, right?

Following this story about a dog who refused to leave his dead owner's side and this one about the world's most depressed polar bear?

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We apologize ahead of time for making you cry again, dog lovers.

But a day after posting photos of this canine's last day on earth, we're back to the share the story of pit bull/terrier who remained by the side of his late owner in Oklahoma City over the weekend, despite local temperatures hitting 100 degrees.

Animal control officers were eventually called to the scene on Saturday, taking the poor pup to a local shelter, but fighting him every step of the way, as the dog kept trying to make his way back to his best friend's corpse.

Authorities say the owner died of natural causes.

The dog now resides at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, though he refuses to eat, to drink or even lift his head.

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Look, not all pets can be brave.

For every Hero Cat, there's the feline who is totally freaked out by, well, a carpet. Especially when that carpet has weird, intricate patterns on it and it has replace your old carpet and... yeah.

We're out of excuses for this kitten.

But we're also laughing out loud at his very bouncy attempt to figure out what the heck is going on:

We already know cats can jump really high.

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Some parents out there continue to make kids cry these days. In the most loving ways possible, that is.

First, there was the son who lost it over the gift of Minecraft.

Then, there was the daughter whose parents shocked her with a puppy... and who cried tears of joy as a result.

Now, another young girl is giving the latter recipient a run for her emotional money, as the following video depicts an eight-year old receiving a dog for her birthday - and melting down on the spot.

Watch the grateful waterworks now:

Can you really blame these girls for having such a reaction? Puppies are adorable!!!

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WARNING, pet-loving readers of The Hollywood Gossip: the following photo gallery will make you cry.

But it will also make you smile.

As first reported by BuzzFeed, the Roberts family learned in May that their beloved Black Labrador, Duke, had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer.

They scheduled his euthanization with a local veterinarian, but first decided to send Duke out on the happiest note possible.

His final day included hamburgers... time with friends... and splashing through a water park.

"It was beautiful, really. One thing just fell into the next," said photographer Robyn Arouty, who was hired to document the day. "It started with the hamburgers, then the boys came over, then other friends...

"And then Duke walked under 'The Rainbow Bridge,' which is ironically also a term used for the place where pets go when they die. I felt honored."

Relive Duke's final, amazing day below and then check out a similar move made by an owner in April. She created a Dog Bucket List.

A Breakfast of Hamburgers
Duke woke up on his final day of life to a plate full of hamburgers. YUM!

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As previously documented, plenty of animals have formed unexpected friendships over the years.

Who would have guessed that a lion, a tiger and a bear could avoid killing each other, let alone become totally close pals?

But it's clear that dogs are the animal most open to bonding with other creatures, as evidenced by the following photo gallery.

It features canines and raccoons... canines and pigs... canines and, yes, sheep.

Click through now and you'll quickly realize that, with apologies to Man, dogs are very happy to be just about anyone's Best Friend. It's in their loving, adorable nature.

Dog and Raccoon
I don't get it. Why won't they let us in?

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The official website for the Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, Kansas, does not advertise that visitors can expect a ring-tailed lemur in your baby carrier.

But it might as well!

In mom Angie Widener's case, that scenario actually occurred, as she was astonished to discover the creature on her 9-week-old sleeping child's head:

Lemur, Baby

Strollers are not allowed in the facility's lemur exhibit, so mom brought baby Finley in in her car seat, which she proceeded to set on the ground.

She was watching her two older children feed the animals when a stranger pointed out casually, "Um, ma'am ... there is a lemur on your baby."

That there was.

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As proven in the past, Corgis love to keep watch over sleeping babies.

They also REALLY LOVE breakfast.

But it's clear, based on the following opening video, that at least Corgi out there does not like a certain piece of silverware. At all.

Is this dog mad at this spoon? Is he scared of the cereal-eating apparatus? It's unknown exactly from where this barking attack emanates... but it's certainly fun to watch!

Check out footage of a Corgi totally losing it when faced with a spoon and then click through other examples of this breed being adorable:

Corgi Versus Spoon!
It's a corgi against a spoon! Who will win this battle?

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Parents may need to remind their kids to eat their vegetables, but the owner of this French Bulldog puppy has no such dilemma.

If anything, her pooch is a tad too enthusiastic about eating well, especially when it comes to carrots.

We're not exaggerating. In the following video, the puppy flips the heck out over this food item, crashing hard to the ground at one point in pursuit of it.

You must takes a few seconds and see what we mean:

Then again, this isn't the first time a French Bulldog has been adorable.

Remember the little guy who refused to go to sleep? Or the one amazed by a door stopper?

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