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A Monday morning call to SFPD regarding, in the words of the Taraval Station newsletter, “a man with a gun making threats” led to the discovery of a disturbing story of animal cruelty, allegedly at the hands of a man said to be fostering a puppy for a local rescue agency. Three officers were called […]

Credit: blondeclick Royalty is Royalty:) What can we say: he is a perfect Royal Poodle!

BY MARIA FUGATE A dog-loving Virginia family got an unexpectedly happy if somewhat perplexing ending to their missing-hound mystery last month, thanks to a microchip. Two weeks before Christmas, Deacon, an 85-pound German shepherd, went missing from the home he shared with the Holt family in rural Stuart, Va. For the first couple of days, […]

By LIAM MILLLER A giant farm dog and a tiny piglet cuddle up as if they were family after the baby runt was dismissed by its own mother. Surrogate mum Katjinga, an eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, took on motherly duties for grunter Paulinchen – a tiny pot-bellied pig – and seems to be taking the adoption […]

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BY: Hayley Thomas When it comes to top dogs, Paso Robles has one of the best Beagles in the nation. Paso Robles resident Elise Smith is the proud owner of that pooch, who ranked as the American Kennel Club’s number one agility Beagle in the country for the 2009 calendar year. Smith, who won the […]

PORT ARTHUR — 3 rescued little pups are recovering after being thrown over a seawall and on to some rocks, in Port Arthur. Firefighters rescued the crying pups and placed the babies with animal control. KFDM-TV reports the man who tossed the animals on last Sunday was heard saying he was “turning them into soldiers.” […]

Credit: poodleit I am a Royal poodle with style:)

By Julie Crothers The shrill barking of nine Labrador retriever puppies Thursday gave way to blissful laughter from their new trainers: 18 inmates at the Plainfield Correctional Facility. One by one, the 8-week-old pups were pulled out of their crates and introduced to the men who’ll care for them and help them learn to assist […]

Posted By: Kathleen Minnix President Harry Truman famously said “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” The odds a president had a dog during his term are 1 in 1.54 (65%). In 1998, at the height of the scandal surrounding Monica Lewinsky, President Bill Clinton took that advice when he added Buddy, […]

by Helena Sung Sugar, a French Bulldog-Bassett Hound mix who was being held for ransom in New York City was found on Tuesday morning — tied to a bush in the Brooklyn park where she had initially run off while playing in the snow last week. According to ABC News, a Good Samaritan walking his […]

By Ferris Jabr If you saw Pixar’s 2009 computer-animated film Up, you’ll likely remember the character of Dug: a lovable golden retriever who can talk, thanks to a collar that translates his thoughts. I know what you’re hoping to read next. Something like, “Now, scientists have invented just such a collar! Soon we will we […]

Puppy Bowl VI, the exciting 2010 edition, airs on Sunday, Feb 2 at 3 PM Eastern and Pacific time on Animal Planet. My favorite part is the Kitten Half Time Show. The puppies are cute but, let’s face it, kittens have puppies beat six ways from Sunday. It’s nice to see Animal Planet take a […]

The City of West Hollywood has drafted an ordinance that will see puppy mills removed from local pet shops’ list of suppliers in favour of rescue and shelter dogs and cats. Companion Animal Protections Society (CAPS) assisted the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the City of West Hollywood in providing evidence to justify the measure […]

Credit: briseno08 He sure “nose” how to clean himself:)

By Beverly Van Buskirk Tails wag with happiness as dogs get their pampering trim from Tricia Pippett, owner of Tail Trends, a new dog grooming business in Le Mars. Pippett opened her business Dec. 1, sharing space at Town and Country Veterinary Clinic, but has been doing grooming in Le Mars for 10 years. Pippett […]

Credit: Dan65 Beautiful sighthound!!!

By KJ Lang Nothing like a little rough-and-tumble to mark a family reunion. Puppy siblings Ruby, Coby and Buddy wrestled in the hay Thursday at Diggity Dog Daycare after months of separation. The three, along with two other siblings — all Jack Russell terrier and Australian cattle dog mix pups — were an accidental litter. […]

By Judith Pannebaker Every once in a while not only do the good guys win, but a good dog also wins. A video on YouTube, which can be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR8XIomSIa0, shows little dachshund Rainbow walking. Normally, that wouldn’t be cause for celebration, but in this little mama’s case, those few steps might be classified […]

by: Ken Malloy It’s a happy ending for a Kerman girl who has been reunited with her missing dog. 12-year-old Gabriella Garcia is blind and her puppy Ray Charles is also blind. After the dog disappeared, the Garcia family got in touch with CBS47 On Your Side, asking for help finding the pooch. One of […]

by Lindsay Barnett Fifteen homeless Chihuahuas transported from San Francisco to New York City this month seem to have great new lives in store for them in the big city. More than 100 New Yorkers stood in line for a chance to adopt one of the little dogs from New York’s ASPCA shelter last Wednesday. […]

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Puppy love for an Archer City boy meant asking for animal-friendly birthday presents that he could donate to a rescue group. Keelan Coit on Saturday celebrated turning 6 and had a party where the presents included bags of dog and cat food, kitty litter, cleaning supplies, paper towels and cash. The […]

by DOUG DELONY HOUSTON – Residents of a southeast Houston home returned from a night of shopping to find their property on fire. Inside the home were two puppies. The fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. on Hemlock at Kellogg. Heavy smoke was pouring from a front bedroom, but Houston firefighters were able to knock […]

by Cathy Rosenthal Every day, animal shelters look for ways to save the lives of the homeless pets in their care, promoting adoptions, and pushing pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. In 2009 though, some animal shelters, like the Salina Animal Shelter, went above and beyond by saving the lives of dozens more […]

by Dave Adams A good Samaritan found the puppy. The Deschutes County Sheriffs Office is trying to locate the person or persons who left a small puppy in a garbage bag on the side of the road. Deschutes County Sheriffs Lieutenant Gary Decker says; “A good Samaritan had pulled off to the side of the […]

(By Eldad Hagar)

HOUSTON — A puppy is lucky to be alive after his family’s southeast Houston home caught fire late Monday, KPRC Local 2 reported. The residents of a home on Hemlock Street near Kellogg Street returned from the grocery store at about 11:30 p.m. and found smoke coming out of their home. They went inside and […]

By Kate Adams Just ten days into the New Year and All Heart Pet Rescue has taken in an abandoned puppy. Kathy Jeanneault, the Powassan owner of All Heart Pet Rescue, says the puppy (a black lab mix) was left in a garage in the home of F. Goulais the Animal Control Officer for the […]

Credit: AndreaCharlaine A happy doggy in the white fluff stuff:)

Washington State is cracking down on puppy mills. On New Year’s Day, they enacted a law aimed at eliminating them. How? This new law imposes tougher standards on dog breeders. In a nutshell, Washington is making it illegal for a dog breeder to own more than 50 dogs over the ages of six months. Full […]

Seventeen firefighters used a long metal ladder to pull a drowning Cocker Spaniel out of a frozen pond in Scotland, reports the Daily Mail. Having been unfortunate enough to fall into a frozen pond, most of us would settle for a modest rescue involving a couple of old ropes and perhaps a blanket to warm […]

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By SUE MANNING LOS ANGELES — For several years, Jude Stringfellow and her Lab-chow mix have toured the country with a simple message: Faith walks. Born without front legs to a junkyard dog around Christmas 2002, Faith the puppy was rejected and abused by her mother. She was rescued by Rueben Stringfellow, now an Army […]

Credit: Andry11 Very nice shot! And a happy doggy!

By Linda Williams A pair of golden Labrador retriever mutts were cold and wet when Brooktrails firefighters and public works personnel finally rescued them Wednesday night from a culvert near Lake Emily. The lost cat trapped with them apparently returned home once the distraction of the pups was removed; a rough board was left to […]

Credit: April Atrocity We woof you a Merry Christmas!

BY ANNIE VAZQUEZ Adoption: Spread some howli-day cheer this year by adopting a new BFF. Miami-Dade Animal Services has rows and rows of purebred and mixed breed puppies and adult dogs that would make a long lasting gift for years. The fee for a puppy is $75 and for a dog is $65 Full article […]

The often underestimated significance of a pet in the life of a human has been brought forward in a growing body of research that suggests that a household animal can provide a range of relational benefits. Dr. Froma Walsh poured the research in two articles, entitled “Human-Animal Bonds I,” (focused on the benefits of companion […]

Credit: Muggins’ Lover Go read about Shylo, the frozen rock gnawing dog:)

Written by David Hertz A new puppy has been bought by a pub to be trained to help disabled people. Orchid, a golden retriever puppy who is six months old, has been bought by the Royal Standard in Vanbrugh Park after a fundraising effort that included raffles and quiz nights. According to News Shopper, the […]

All 24 of the Yorkie and Maltese dogs who were seized from a Lehigh Acres puppy mill have been adopted from Lee County Domestic Animal Services. People started lining up for hours before the shelter opened at 11:30 a.m., said animal services spokeswoman Ria Brown, and within 40 minutes they had all found homes. 11:11 […]

Credit: Joe-Nathan (JonathanLaberge.com) The Siberian Husky is a medium-size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in Initially from eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly-furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears and distinctive markings. Huskies are an active, energetic and resilient breed whose ancestors came […]

by Rosemary Plybon Clemmons, NC — Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that honors the care giving qualities of our canine “Best Friends.” Dog lovers, along with their canine companions, are joining the American Cancer Society on November 14, 2009 at Tanglewood Park, Shelter 4, in teams and as individual participants […]

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