Infamous Colorado Dog Dragger Pleads Guilty

I would be amazed if any dog lover out there has not heard the story of Buddy, the Colorado dog dragged to his death in December of last year. The story caused an outcry among animal rights advocates and sparked numerous conversations about abuse law and consequence. Personal friends of mine have been involved in […]

Busted: One Seriously Crappy Neighbor

What do you do when you suspect that your neighbor is flinging dog poo into your shrubs? You film him and sell him out. Bonus point if you count the number of dumps. The homeowner was considerate enough to wait an entire year before releasing the video. Oh enough from me already, watch this – […]

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know

Bill Blakemore from ABC News and Columbia University psychology professor Alexandra Horowitz discuss what it’s like to think with a dog’s brain. Horowitz explores findings from hundreds of scientific and animal behavior studies in her new book, Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know.

The Post-Bath Crazies

Does your dog go batty after a bath? Our current pack includes one resident bath hater. Sola absolutely despises me for a day after every bath, but you wouldn’t know it by the way she tears through the house after we dry her off and set her free. I’ll do my best to capture one […]

Police Make Arrest in Case of Hogtied Pit Bull

Police have made an arrest in the case of a Bakersfield, CA dog found hogtied and left for dead last week. James Worley, 52, is expected to face felony charges for abandoning the dog. According to officials, a tip from the public led to the arrest. The dog is currently under quarantine for ten days […]

X-ray of the Month: Australian Boxer Survives Nail Gun Shot to Brain

An Australian Boxer named Max has good reason to thank his lucky stars this week after surviving an injury that would normally be considered fatal. Tim Horvat was putting the finishing touches on a deck project when Max ran a little too close to the end of his nail gun, intercepting a nail intended for […]

The Green Pug

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An adorable, environmentally conscious dog sorts paper from plastic, rides mass transit, and swaps carrots for cows in honor of Earth Day.

Texas Pooch on the Ballot in Governor’s Race

A tax attorney from Austin has entered her Dog Woodrow in the Texas Governor’s race. Lorri Michel said her frustration with politics and a desire to raise funds and awareness for animal rescue led to the decision let Woodrow try his paw at politics. His campaign slogan: How ruff could it be?

Abandoned, Abused Puppy Bounces Back, Gains Global Fan Support

Walter is one tough, sweet pup. Join his fan club here if you’d like to show support.

Alaskan hero dog Buddy the German Shepherd honored for showing troopers the way to fire.

It’s time to revisit Buddy and his owner in what may be the biggest dog hero story of the year.

Lost Dog and Owner Reunited After 3 1/2 Years Apart

SAN ANGELO, Texas – Jessica Cochran got the news of a lifetime when a certified letter arrived at her home two weeks ago. Her beloved Pembroke Welsh Corgi had been found after going missing for three and a half years. Roby disappeared from Cochran’s front yard on a November evening in San Angelo Texas (there […]

Snatched from the Jaws of Death: Dog Saved One Hour Before Euthanasia

Deeply affecting. One of the more powerful videos I’ve seen in the past few weeks. 

Remarkable Rudy Defies the Odds

Cape May animal control officers got a big surprise when they were asked to retrieve the body of a dog that had been hit by a car in Estell Manor and left on the side of the road for three days. Rudy, a tough little pooch from Wildwood, NJ was not quite ready to give […]

Alaskan Hero Dog Shows Troopers The Way To Fire

I was slack-jawed as I watched this video of Buddy, a German Shepherd as he led an Alaska State Trooper through winding back roads to a fire at his residence. Best friend indeed.

Dead Dogs: Breed Bans, Euthanasia, and Preemptive Justice

By  Colin Dayan Early on Friday morning, March 11, 2005, a caravan of vehicles drove from New Orleans to a home outside the city of Lafayette, in the heart of “Cajun country.” State police, a SWAT team, U.S. customs officials, and federal agents, with the aid of the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty […]

Rockne and Friends

FDA: Just Say No to Bones

 The FDA would like you to reconsider before handing that next bone over to your dog. “Some people think it’s safe to give dogs large bones, like those from a ham or a roast,” says Carmela Stamper, D.V.M., a veterinarian in the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration. “Bones are unsafe […]

Courage Update: Vet Kennel Attendant at Center of Animal Cruelty Case Terminated

Citing death threats from angry members of the public, hospital administrator Gilbert Velasquez of the Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital has confirmed the termination of  Kimberly Nizato, the California woman charged with tying a German Shepherd out and leaving it to starve for five weeks. In a statement issued last week, Velasquez had indicated that […]

Tillman Goes to New York

The world’s most famous skateboarding dog is in New York this week for Bark in the Park, the annual event held by the New York Mets.  Locals may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the popular shredder as he tours the city today. Owner Ron Davis attributes some of his success to his […]

Free Ride

A dose of silly to break up your Tuesday.