This subject always fascinates me, but not for the reasons you may think. What surprises me is that so many non-dog people think we are crazy to fight for our furry friends when a relationship goes south. I do struggle with the following: there could emerge a sort of standard 50/50 arrangement that judges use […]
I’d guess that many of us have been involved in a situation like this at some point. It’s wonderful to see what a little collective effort can amount to. A dozen or so New Orleans residents gathered Tuesday to save a Pit Bull from drowning in the 17th Street canal. The panicked dog kept changing […]
For my money, this is the feel good story of the week. I’m grinning too much to add anything useful. Enjoy.
10 month old Pekingese pup Maxtor was hit by a car in Springfield Massachusetts last week. The accident left him paralyzed and unable to use his hind legs. T.J. O’Connor Adoption Center employees found a pair of wheels in storage and fashioned a wheelchair for the injured pooch, giving him a second chance at life.
Five years after he disappeared without a trace, a San Diego dog has found his way home. Scott Alix lost his dog five years ago and always hoped to find Mikey Brown, his terrier mix, one day. That day came last month when he received a call from the San Diego Humane Society telling him […]
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be Janice Wolf. Wait, allow me to clarify: I’m not headed off to Switzerland for any special surgeries (my wife is probably breathing a sigh of relief) but I want to be Janice Wolf in spirit. And as you will see, she […]
Thanks to you, the GALT/GU charity auction kicked off with a big bang. The number of posts, shares and tweets has been very encouraging and extremely effective. With the weekend here I didn’t want to let everyone go without a quick reminder that the auction continues until the middle of next week. Please remember to […]
Australian Greyhound racing fans were treated to an unusually exciting race in the Finer Fruit Stakes in Shepperton, Victoria earlier this week. Ginny Lou was putting in a pretty good run and holding third place when the unthinkable happened: a very real, and very crazy rabbit ran on to the track.
Toni Brown-Griffin spent years of her life housebound due to severe seizures. Her husband was prepared to quit his job and stay home to take care of her full time when she met her first therapy dog. That was fifteen years and three therapy dogs ago. In an interview with the Telegraph, she describes the […]
Fresno, CA. Madera Animal Control is seeking information regarding an injured Labrador Retriever that appears to have been dragged some distance behind an automobile. Trooper was found on July 6th near the intersection of Avenue 17 and Road 23 1/2 with substantial injuries. His underbelly and knees were scraped off, and his feet had been […]
We have a storm hater on our hands. Catching the weather forecast is not optional in our home: we actually plan around storms, making sure we’re home when the big ones hit. Sola loses her mind when the pressure changes and storms roll in over the mountains from the west. We’ve tried medication (mainly sedatives) […]
Houston, Texas — In the scorching summer heat, Deborah Hoffman can be found patrolling a section of Houston, Texas, that she’s dubbed “The Corridor of Cruelty.” “It’s basically a dumping ground for live and dead animals,” said Hoffman. The corridor — an area more than a mile wide where abused dogs are abandoned — is […]
POLK COUNTY, GA — Police in Polk County arrested four people and rescued 33 dogs that were being trained to fight. They say dog fighting may have been going on at the home in the town of Aragon for years. A raid at the home on Cashtown Loop Road capped a four month investigation by […]
An Ohio dog warden says a German Shepherd is one tough pup after surviving six gunshots to his head, neck and chest. Witnesses tell police the dog’s owner and another man took turns shooting the dog while he howled in his cage. Lawerence Mick, 57, and Adams Collins, 35 both face charges and potential jail […]
BOAZ, AL – There’s good news concerning a dog that was found in a trash can. Authorities rescued the animal last week at a gas station in Albertville. The outpouring of support for the animal has been tremendous, and shelter officials expect this dachshund to be picked up Saturday. The dog is now at the […]
Dog Fancy, the world’s most widely read dog magazine, has named Provincetown, Mass., the winner of the 2010 DogTown USA competition, saluting it as America’s most dog-friendly city. This year’s contest, sponsored by WAHL® Clipper Corp., named the Top 40 dog-friendly cities across the U.S. in honor of Dog Fancy’s 40th anniversary celebration. The criteria […]
The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, has built a media empire on his ability to tame and train the most incorrigible of canines. Millions watch his show on National Geographic each week to see the charismatic star teach hapless owners to cure barking, jumping, aggression and fear in dogs. But could his forceful methods be ineffective, […]
Having read far too many sad stories about dogs suffering in hot vehicles this summer, it was hard not to smile at this find. This Pennsylvania dog decided to take matters into his own paws when accidentally locked in a hot car. Something tells me Max would make a great spokesman for summer PSA’s.
They’re calling it a “phenomenal act of heroism by a dog.” And that “dog” happens to be a pit bull. While it seems pit bulls get a bad rep at times, one is being credited for saving the lives of his Bristol family members Thursday night. “It started here on the back porch, they said, […]
JACKSON COUNTY MS — Competitions in which a dog holds a boar at bay for two minutes in a small arena have raised a ruckus in Jackson County. Animal-rights people are afraid both the hog and the dog suffer. People who support events at Fort Bayou Ranch in Vancleave say it’s they who suffer, by […]