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A dog is being credited with saving a family after a small fire broke out in a home early Monday, firefighters said. Battalion Chief Bruce Griswald said the dog woke up a child after fire broke out in the kitchen of a home on the 600 block of Northwest Fourth Avenue around 5 a.m. The […]

Homes are likely to be found for two little puppies whose mother was abandoned when she was pregnant. Rosco and Bosco were born at Dungannon Council pound in County Tyrone after their mum, Copper, was picked up as a stray by the dog warden. The mother, a Harrier Hound, delivered a litter of 10 puppies […]

Gulf Coast Woman’s Club recently sponsored a Canine Companions for Independence training class for puppy socializers. Marietta Birdsell, CCI State Chairman from Crestview did the training for 12 attendees. There were three puppy raisers and four CCI dogs in training. These dogs were utilized for demonstration purposes. The training program allows the attendees to go […]

Kate Woollett trains assistance dogs in Central Queensland. Assistance dogs help their owners with those everyday jobs which are made more complicated by a disability or illness. Kate finds her own assistance dog, a black Labrador called Banjo, an invaluable part of her life. “From day one you never growl at the dog,” Kate explained. […]

Going to the hospital can be a scary and painful experience for keiki, but some young patients at Kapiolani Medical Center are now greeted with a wagging tail and a fury hug. KHNL News 8 found out about this through a Talk Story Email. Don’t be surprised if you see a dog trotting through the […]

A lot of love and an outpouring of support are being felt half way around the world. A 5-month-old puppy named Bear is making an unprecedented journey from Afghanistan to her new home at Fort Bragg. Bear was adopted by Staff Sergeant Steven Radloff of Waukegan. He and his Army unit rescued her from a […]

Sources said a dog owned by a family in central Vietnam gave birth to an unusual puppy, with a big head and a muzzle over 6cm like an elephant’s trunk ended by two drooping nostrils nearly flapping its mouth. Rumor has it that a female dog belonging to Phan Ba Dung in Quang Nam province’s […]

A man jumped into Lake Michigan near Montrose Harbor to save his puppy, but quickly found he needed help himself Saturday. The man, in his 20s, was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center after firefighters helped him and his puppy out of the water, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. Firefighters got extra […]

As the director of Senior Services, Inc., in Winston-Salem, I often hear stories of independence, ingenuity and perseverance on the part of older adults, such as the story told to me by a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer about one of his feistiest recipients. Mrs. Taylor was a proud woman in her late 80s with multiple health problems. […]

A Jacksonville man’s best friend recently gave birth to 13 puppies. Jeff Godbold has been breeding Boxers for three years and that the dogs usually give birth to about six puppies. So, the baker’s dozen his 3-year-old Roxy gave birth to on Tuesday was quite a surprise. “I thought I was done at nine, but […]

IT was lucky for Beethoven that Kingaroy ambulance officer Travis Comello didn’t mind dog’s breath. If he had, the lively little collie would not be here today. Mr Comello, a patient transport officer, went above and beyond the call of duty to give the kiss of life to Beethoven recently when the dog choked while […]

You’ve heard of dogs who can track down suspects or find drugs with their noses. Dogs can be trained to provide all sorts of assistance to human beings. This one sniffs out diabetes in its owner. Like most 8-year-olds, Nolan Peters loves playing ball with his dog. But, his black lab is more than just […]

A young beagle stranded on a mountain ledge proved a bark can be better than a bite by repeatedly howling until help arrived. A six-man team from the Blount County Fire Department trekked two hours through thick undergrowth on Tuesday to reach a ridge 30 feet above the dog near the Foothills Parkway, bordering the […]

After deciding to jump into the Grand Haven channel Wednesday afternoon, a dog needed help from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety to get out. The dog was being walked around 5:30 p.m. in front of the American Legion when it jumped into the water after some ducks, according to police. When police arrived, […]

Alaskan author Pam Flowers made a two day-plus car trip to South Lyon for one reason — the kids. “I really like to do this because afterward the kids send you letters, and a couple kids will say ‘You inspired me,’” Flowers said. “It makes me feel good to have that affect.” Flowers will speak […]

Firefighters responding to a call for help rescued a dog who fell in a sewer. Britney Welter and her friend were both walking their dogs when the 4-year-old black Lab fell down an open sewer in the Cook County Forest Preserve in Oak Forest. The girls told police they were running from coyotes when the […]

Since undergoing surgery to correct his paralysis, Opie has been staying at the Florida Veterinary Specialists and undergoing daily physical therapy sessions on an underwater treadmill. The sessions start with Opie’s team of physical therapists hoisting his body into a large tub. They turn the water on, and let it come up to Opie’s neck. […]

Research has shown that dogs can help people recover from illness or injury. That’s why therapy dogs are being used more and more, but one special dog is helping in a different way. An accident more than a year ago left Hans the dachshund paralyzed, but don’t tell him that. Lynn Mell is recuperating from […]

To the casual observer, the numerous breeds of domestic dogs would seem to have reached the acme of diversity by a single species. There are about 400 breeds of purebred dogs, though the American Kennel Club recognizes only about 162. Those who watched the recent telecast of the Westminster Club’s dog show from Madison Square […]

IN THE old days they were known as ‘poodle parlours’, but nowadays dog grooming takes place in ‘canine beauty salons’ with highly-experienced groomers. One such canine beauty parlour is Wagtails on Morecambe’s Yorkshire Street – heaven for dog lovers like me. I don’t have a dog of my own, but I would love to have […]

An Alaskan husky puppy dog is back at home with his 8-year-old owner, Friday, but Orlando police want to talk with the cruel man who stole it last weekend. The boy was walking Snowy on Cava Alta Drive on Sunday night, when a man came up, pulled the puppy off its leash, jumped into a […]

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