Agoraphobic Dog Needs Forever Home

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Whisper was kept in a shed or indoor cage and had limited to zero access to the outside world. The pet is terrified of humans and dogs.
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Study from UC San Diego Finds Truth in Doggy Jealousy

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“Our study suggests not only that dogs do engage in what appears to be jealous behaviors, but also that they were seeking to break up the connection between the owners and a seeming rival.”
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Pet Therapy and How It Works for Dogs and Humans

9.10.14 - Pet Therapy and How It Works for Dogs and Humans

We noticed Vegas, our pit bull, was still afraid of things around the house and getting worse – plastic bags, airplanes, lawnmowers, the cat, a toy etc. I was always asking ‘how can I help her?’ What can I do to build her confidence?
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We Rather Be Homeless than Dogless

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Elizabeth Woodward’s dog helps her deal with her rare illness, but Woodward’s neighbors think the dog’s barks are annoying and want the dog gone.
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Dog Causes Owner’s Car to Crash into Pet Grooming Shop

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Police officers did not charge Ingrid Zeiffer with reckless driving but they hope next time Zeiffer takes her dog to the groomers, the pet rides safely inside a crate.
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Miniature Pinscher Saves Owner from Cancer Twice

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If the pet owner had ignored the dog’s unusual actions, he would have been paralyzed within six months and dead within the year.
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Rescue Dog Helps Apprehend Neighborhood Thief

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Thanks to Squid, a recently adopted shelter dog, a thief in Boulder, Col., was caught in the act and is now behind bars.
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Dog Helps Owners run Corner Store in Japan

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It’s unclear if the dog was trained to do this or just decided it felt like being helpful, but he patiently awaits customers stopping by the service window to make a purchase, and actually opens it up for them.
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Oklahoma Dog Mourns Owner’s Death

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Animal Control was called when the loyal pet refused to leave his owners side. The dog was very thirsty, confused and scared..
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Volunteers Needed to Participate in Dog Study

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The objective is to shed light on how owners’ moods influence their pets’ moods and behaviors.
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Waffle, the Ball Thief or Collector?

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She collects balls of all sizes – from tiny bouncy balls to big space hoppers. She must have collected almost 1,000 since we first got her.
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Dog Gets Stuck in Security Bars

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A Dachshund needed rescuers to get him out of the jam he put himself in. The pet tried squeezing through burglar bars but unfortunately got stuck.
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Cheetah Cub Rejected by Mother Finds New Friend in Puppy

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As Raina and Ruuxa got closer together when they first met, the dog’s body language seemed to tell the cheetah that there was nothing to fear in her surroundings.
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Meet Milkshake, the Rescue Cow that Thinks She’s a Dog

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Her milkshake brings all the dogs to the yard.
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Improvised Training Results in Fewer Dog Shootings by Police

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Lt. Mark Stanmeyer says the officers will begin a new training session on the subject in September, but in an email said “but right now we are focused on homicides and non-fatal shootings.”
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World’s First Wingsuit BASE-Jumping Dog

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“My main philosophy with pet behavior, as well as my own behavior, is that an exercised and tired dog is a well-behaved dog. Additionally, whatever I do, I bring Whisper if at all possible.”
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Hero Dog Leads Drivers to Unconscious Woman

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“I could see a pair of legs hanging out of that doorway, so I walked closer,” said Tony. “The dog was chasing me and barking the whole time.”
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Family Unhappy with Service Dog’s Training

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“We were told she would be able to pick up peanut residue on your fingers,” Judy said. “They made me believe it was my fault.”
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Kittens Just Can’t Resist Hugging This Dog

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“Lucas and I have fostered eight kittens so far. Seven bottle babies and another current special needs cat,” said Karen. “Yes, Con has gotten hugs from each and every one!”
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Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff out Prostate Cancer

5.19.14 - Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff out Prostate Cancer

The testing being done to see if dogs can in fact sniff out cancer in a similar way to the various other organic compounds they have been trained to pick up. So far, the testing has about a 98% accuracy as to dogs being able to detect prostate cancer.
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