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  • Not my President, Not my Trash!

    01/22/2017 9:58:22 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Such respectful women! Such decent folks!
  • 19 Dogs Holding Feminist Signs At The Women's March

    01/22/2017 4:42:01 AM PST · by tired&retired · 27 replies
    Bustle.com ^ | January 21, 2017 | KELLY TUNNEY
    On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched for equal rights, one day after President Donald Trump was officially sworn into office. Not only did humans show up and stand up for women's rights, but they brought some furry friends along as well. Plenty of dogs were spotted at the marches carrying feminist signs in a show of solidarity to their owners and to women across the globe.
  • Disturbing "A Dog's Purpose" on-set footage shows animal cruelty

    01/19/2017 2:56:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2017 | CBS News
    “A Dog’s Purpose” -- the upcoming major motion picture based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron -- is set to open later this month, but new footage obtained by TMZ may give animal lovers pause about going to see it. The exclusive video shows an animal trainer forcing a terrified German shepherd dog into a pool of raging water, while the animal tries desperately to escape. It’s a chilling behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers’ attempt to recreate a scene from the book, in which a police K-9 named Ellie rescues someone from a rushing river.
  • Addicts hurting pets to get pain reliever commonly given to animals, vets say

    01/18/2017 9:30:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    news10 ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carmen Chau
    SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Reports claim addicts have begun hurting their pets to get ahold of a pain killer given to pets with arthritis. Veterinarians at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands said they don’t carry the drug Tramadol in-house because they’re worried addicts will use it for themselves instead of their pets. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tramadol a controlled substance three years ago. Since then, the commonly used pain medication for pets with arthritis became available only as a prescription at pharmacies. “There’s unfortunately always the risk of abuse with any of these medications, and it’s a sad...
  • Russia’s police dog cloning program has run into a few, er… snags

    01/14/2017 5:10:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    In case you thought that everything Vladimir Putin’s boys attempt turns to solid gold these days, we’ve found at least one exception to the rule. This story popped up in one of those “weird news of the week” summaries last year and I didn’t pay too much attention to it. The Telegraph in the UK picked it up, however. The Russians were looking to upgrade their ability to sniff out terrorism (literally) and were receiving a gift of three very special police dogs who were trained to detect drugs and bombs. The reason they were so special is that they...
  • Authorities Investigating Video Showing Dog Chained to Trailer Driving 70 mph Florida Highway

    01/13/2017 3:08:27 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Julia Jacabo
    WATCH Authorities Investigating Video of Dog Chained to Crate on Florida Highway (video) Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation after a video emerged on Facebook of a dog chained to the top of a crate being towed by an SUV driving at least 70 mph. Palm Coast resident Brenna Cronin, 24, shot the video Wednesday afternoon in Flagler County as she and her boyfriend were driving southbound on I-95 toward Daytona Beach. In the video, a dog is seen standing on top of the crate, which contained at least one other animal, while a Chevrolet Tahoe pulls the trailer...
  • A NEW YORK 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL SELLS ARTWORK TO BUY HERSELF A DIABETIC ALERT DOG

    01/12/2017 5:43:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 1/11
    It is a dream come true for a young girl in Farmingdale, New York. Thanks to social media and her hard work, she's raised enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. Eight-year-old Emma Brussels has type 1 diabetes. She wears two high tech devices but they're not perfect. For Christmas, the 3rd grader wished for a diabetic alert dog, but the highly trained canine came with a $15,000 price tag, and was not under the tree. The adorable artist is not a quitter. She turned her passion for painting into a dream come true. Emma started selling her precious...
  • Thieves fetch 36,000 lbs of dog food; investigators hungry for leads

    01/11/2017 2:23:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    WOWT-TV News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Mike McKnight
    La Vista Police spotted a semi with an empty trailer in an industrial area on Monday. It had been stolen from a Bellevue trucking firm lot. Investigators have determined about 36,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo dog food worth about $120,000 had been stolen from the trailer.
  • Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

    01/10/2017 7:19:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nataly Pak
    You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages. The puppy is moved from a rusty cage on a dog-meat farm in South Korea to a plastic crate, given the name Demi, and placed in a truck where she begins the long journey to a shelter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be put up for adoption.
  • Captured On Video: 6-Year-Old Girl Rescues Stray Dog Others Spent Months Trying To Catch

    01/07/2017 12:04:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/4 | Garvin Thomas
    After two months on the run and countless attempts by adults to capture her, it took the charms of a 6-year-old dog whisperer named Meghan Topping to finally bring "Daisy" in from the cold. "I used all my experience with dogs" said the Morgan Hill girl. The tale of "Daisy" began in late October when the shepherd-mix, rescued from a Northern California animal shelter, was adopted by a "forever" family in Hollister. She escaped their back yard just two days later. For close to two months, members of the Hollister Animal Lost and Found Facebook group chronicled "Daisy" sightings all...
  • Woman leaves $1.2 million estate for Carter County animals (Tennessee)

    01/02/2017 2:50:52 PM PST · by who knows what evil? · 29 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | January 2, 2017 | who knows what evil?
    ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – The Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter is getting some much needed improvements thanks to a generous gift from the estate of a Carter County woman who recently passed away. Around $500,000 of that will go to the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter, while the rest is distributed among other animal care agencies in the region Glenda Delawder committed her estate of $1.2 million to helping Carter County animals in need. Around $500,000 of that will go to the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter, while the rest is distributed among other animal care agencies in the region....
  • Impossibly Big Dogs Play with their Children in Russia

    01/01/2017 12:43:32 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 106 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 1-1-17 | Sheyla
    A Russian photographer explores the relationship children have with their big dogs. These photos are gorgeous.
  • Greedy pet 'ruins Christmas' after eating her family's ENTIRE turkey - before collapsing on [tr]

    12/27/2016 7:13:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27,2016 | Natalie Corner
    A greedy dog ruined her family's Christmas after scoffing the turkey intended for their festive dinner. According to the pet's owner David Barrett, from Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Bubba, 5, a Chi Apso, (a cross between dog breeds Chihuahua and a Lhasa Apso), snuck into the kitchen on Christmas Eve and stole the food, which had been left on the side. The family had no idea what their hungry pooch had done until she suddenly collapsed bloated on the floor and unable to move.
  • Deputy Saves Wounded Dog From Brink of Death – Twice

    12/23/2016 10:05:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2016
    Hayley Miller had made up her mind. She would have to put down her pit bull mix, Ginger. The dog, which she had been fostering for nearly two years, had severe injuries. It had been shot in the face at close range, and Miller knew she couldn’t afford to pay for the extensive treatment to nurse the animal back to health. A stranger at the hospital, however, urged her to reconsider. To Miller’s amazement, the stranger offered to cover the bills for the medical treatment that would keep Ginger alive. The stranger was dressed in dark slacks and an instantly...
  • Sixth Circuit Court: Police Can Shoot Dogs For Nothing More Than Barking

    12/22/2016 7:59:39 PM PST · by Elderberry · 89 replies
    reason.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | C.J. Ciaramella
    When is it constitutional for a police officer to shoot a dog during a raid? Any time it moves or barks, according to a federal appeals court. In a ruling released Monday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found Battle Creek, Mich. police officers were justified in shooting two pit bulls while executing a search warrant for drugs on the home of Mark and Cheryl Brown in 2013. The Brown's sued the police department in 2015, arguing the killing of their dogs violated their constitutional rights. The ruling creates a similar legal standard in the Sixth Circuit—which includes Michigan, Ohio,...
  • Court Rules Police Can Legally Execute Your Dog if It Does Anything But Sit Silently

    12/22/2016 7:45:59 PM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    FreeThoughtProject ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | Jack Burns
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded Monday that police officers are justified in killing citizens’ pets — even if those animals are not attacking or attempting to attack them. Judges MOORE and CLAY (Circuit Judges), and HOOD (District Judge) heard an appeal from the plaintiffs Mark and Cheryl Brown, of Battle Creek, Michigan. The Browns filed a lawsuit against the BATTLE CREEK Police Department, the City of Battle Creek, and officers Jeffrey Case, Christof Klein, and Damon Young for the death of their beloved dogs at the hands of sadistic cops.
  • Hilarious photos prove that pets really do HATE Christmas as they destroy their owners' [tr]

    12/20/2016 9:44:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2016 | Esra Gurkan and Martha Cliff
    With Christmas less than a week away many of us will be feeling our most festive - however, there are a few who are still struggling to get in the mood. While their owners celebrate the many joys that Christmas has to offer their pets are simply not playing ball. These hilarious pictures, compiled by Bored Panda, prove that some pets simply can't wait for Christmas to be over.
  • Judge rules dogs should not be treated like kids

    12/19/2016 11:03:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBC ^ | Dec 18, 2016 | Geoff Leo
    Dog custody dispute dismissed as ‘wasteful,’ ‘demeaning’ use of court timeIn a ruling that references butter knives, euthanasia and cats named Slimey and Oinky, a Saskatoon judge made an impassioned defence of the notion that, when it comes to the law, dogs should not be treated as though they were children. The Court of Queen's Bench judge made his case in a written decision about a dispute between a divorcing Saskatoon couple who disagreed about where their dogs Kenya and Willow (sometimes "Willy") should live. "Dogs are wonderful creatures," wrote Justice Richard Danyliuk in the first sentence of his 15-page...
  • Man Is About To Surrender His Dog To The Shelter When He Opens A Letter From The Former Owner…

    12/09/2016 6:41:29 PM PST · by Daffynition · 46 replies
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  • Oregon Mom Pranks Husband Making Him Think She Adopted Coyote

    12/09/2016 2:23:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    That’s one way to keep a marriage fresh. An Oregon mom scared the daylights out of her husband when she began texting him about a poor, little lost dog that she had taken in – only it wasn’t a dog. Kayla Eby, a preschool teacher in Seaside, Oregon, texted her husband a photo of a "dog" – which was actually a coyote – and said it was the holiday blessing they were looking for: after all, they were in the market for a dog. Thorough the magic of Photoshop (provided by her friends), she made it appear as though the...
  • Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

    11/30/2016 5:53:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 29, 2016
    Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup By Chris Perez November 29, 2016 | 6:09pm A California family is being hounded on Facebook after they were caught on camera doing their dog dirty — getting her all happy and excited to leave an animal control shelter and then adopting a new four-legged best friend, instead. Heart-wrenching video posted on Monday by a worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control center in Downey shows the German Shepherd, Zuzu, frantically wagging her tail and barking for joy after spotting her despicable owners. The pooch...
  • Unborn Babies Get Less Legal Protection than Cats and Dogs

    11/25/2016 7:16:54 AM PST · by pinochet · 11 replies
    I just came across a story of a Nevada man who was jailed for 28 years for animal cruelty on dogs. This might be some kind of record for animal abuse. Here is the story: http://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/report-man-gets-years-prison-for-animal-cruelty/1ezsxCmHK4P9kwhcgmpX7I/ Another man got 8 years for stomping on a cat http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2014/11/19/man-sentenced-to-time-in-prison-for-killing-cat/ Prison sentences for animal cruelty keep getting longer and longer. Doesn't an unborn baby who has reached the age of viability, deserve the same legal protection as a cat or a dog?
  • Your Dog Remembers More Than You Think

    11/24/2016 9:28:45 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 Nov, 2016 | James Gorman
    Once again, science has confirmed the suspicions of dog-owners that their beloved pets know more than they are letting on. In this case, it has to do with memory, a favorite subject of researchers who study the mental abilities of other animals. No one doubts that dogs can be trained to remember commands and names of objects. They also remember people and places. But Claudia Fugazza and her colleagues at the Family Dog Project at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest set out to see whether dogs share a more complex kind of memory. In people it is called episodic memory,...
  • Your Dog Remembers What You Did

    11/23/2016 11:48:09 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    EurekaAlert ^ | 11-23-2016 | Claudia Fugazza, Ákos Pogány, and Ádám Miklós
    Claudia Fugazza, Ákos Pogány, and Ádám MiklósNovember 23, 2016 People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn't hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on November 23 have evidence that dogs have that kind of "episodic memory" too. The study found that dogs can recall a person's complex actions even when they don't expect to have their memory tested. "The results of our study can be considered as a further step to break down artificially erected barriers between non-human animals...
  • Abandoned pit bull may become first to join New York police department

    11/19/2016 10:03:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Several communities across the country have enacted breed bans on pit bulls, but now a police department in New York is taking a closer look at the breed. In fact, the Poughkeepsie Police Department is hoping that one pit bull will change a negative stigma on the breed. “Unlike what I had heard in the past about the dogs, she is social. She’s smart. She’s agile and she was fairly easy to train,” said Deputy George Carlson, a K9 trainer for Ulster County Sheriff’s Department. According to CBS 2, Kiah was found at a Texas animal shelter after her owner...
  • Miami-Dade Fire Crews Rescue Puppies Trapped in Cemetery

    11/17/2016 7:16:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 11/17/16
    Firefighters came to the rescue of three puppies that were found trapped under a cement slab at a Miami-Dade cemetery Thursday afternoon. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were alerted to a faint sound coming from underneath the box which is used to house coffins at the cemetery at 1125 Northwest 137th Street. The crews moved around a couple of the slabs and found one puppy that was stuck in a tight spot. A small trench was dug around the puppy and the dog was freed. But crews quickly realized that two more puppies were trapped underneath the slabs, and worked to...
  • Family Dog Helps Save 5-Year-Old Boy With Down Syndrome Who Was Trapped in a Clothes Dryer

    11/16/2016 1:14:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 201
    A 5-year-old boy with Down syndrome suffered painful burns after getting trapped in a clothes dryer that started automatically, the Irish Times reported. Riley Gedge-Duffy climbed into the dryer Sunday at the family’s home in Northern Ireland. Riley’s father, Aaron Duffy, said things could have been much worse — if it wasn’t for the family dog. Riley’s mother was vacuuming upstairs, the Times reported, and might not have heard the racket until it was too late. But Riley’s father said their cockapoo, Teddy, “ran upstairs and basically went berserk so she knew something was not right.” The dog reportedly ran...
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens Of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    11/16/2016 6:15:40 AM PST · by tekrat · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • Distraught students get therapy dogs to cope with Trump’s win

    11/15/2016 12:24:02 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15th, 2016 | Emily Smith
    New York City schoolchildren still unable to process Donald Trump’s victory are getting more help — from therapy dogs.
  • Rescue Dog Saves Kitten Stuck in a Sewer

    11/15/2016 12:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CW33 ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    Paying it forward doesn’t just apply to humans. Take Leopard, for example, a rescue dog at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. He was on a walk with a volunteer Monday afternoon when he abruptly stopped in front of a sewer grate and wouldn’t budge. Soon after the volunteer heard faint cries coming from below. Stuck in the sewer, was a small kitten. And because of Leopard’s unwillingness to leave the area, deputies and volunteers were able to pull that cat to safety. Can you say, “hero pooch?” For those wondering, the kitten is resting comfortably in the home of one...
  • Maybe the dogs don’t like it

    11/10/2016 9:57:38 AM PST · by mathprof · 5 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | 1/19/2010 | Russ Roberts
    Once upon a time a pet food company created a new variety of dog food and rolled out a massive marketing campaign to introduce the product. Despite hiring a first-rate advertising agency, initial sales were very disappointing. The agency was fired and a new agency and a new campaign was launched. Sales continued to disappoint. If anything, they fell even further. In desperation, the CEO called in all of the top executives for a brainstorming session to analyze what had gone wrong with the two campaigns and how a new campaign might revive sales. The meeting went on for hours....
  • Ad Proves Dogs Better Than Politics

    11/07/2016 11:16:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    free beacon ^ | 11/17/2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    As election day approaches at breakneck speed, many Americans find themselves on either side of what appears to be a gigantic chasm. On one side are supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump, and on the other are supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Throughout the campaign, both sides have clashed through heated rhetoric and, at times, even physical fights. With this divide as the basis for one of its advertisements, the dog food company Pedigree set out to see if it could bring the two sides together using an adorable Golden Retriever. Pedigree’s plan involved sending a woman in a...
  • Oodles of Poodles: Minnesota Dog Ties Breed Record for Largest Litter

    11/05/2016 11:45:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | November 3, 2016 | April Baumgarten
    Kelli Hewitt’s standard poodle looked like any other pregnant dog, the dog breeder from far northwestern Minnesota said. But she and her family couldn’t believe how many puppies were coming as the poodle named Crystal Diamond RD — Crystal, for short — gave birth Aug. 28 at their farm. When Crystal’s labor was over, the registered, purebred poodle had 16 puppies squirming around. “She didn’t look really bigger than average, so we were pretty shocked when she kept having babies,” Hewitt said. The Hewitts believe the birth has tied a record for the largest standard poodle litter. Another poodle named...
  • How My Husband Ended Up in Jail After Walking Our Dog

    10/25/2016 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 24, 2016 | Dana Perino
    In 2007, my British husband got a ticket for walking our dog Henry without a leash in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service made it impossible to pay the ticket. So, a newly minted citizen, Peter said he’d wait for his day in court. I told him that was most unwise and that he could end up in jail. I was right.
  • MT: Bear Spray Failure or Bear Spray Success?

    10/24/2016 6:42:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another grizzly bear attack in Montana.  A man was mauled. It sounds like he sprayed the bear with pepper spray while being mauled, but that is a bit unclear. From kbzk.com: The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports a man suffered bites to the head, shoulder and wrist after being attacked by a grizzly bear north of Whitefish on Sunday. (snip) He was able to use pepper spray against the bear during the attack, which caused the bear to flee back toward the direction from where it charged. It is possible that the dogs were part of...
  • ‘Beardog’ Discovery oOffers Clues to How Canines Evolved

    10/11/2016 11:05:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KOIN6 ^ | October 11, 2016 | David Mercer
    <p>For decades a fossilized carnivore jawbone sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago’s Field Museum.</p> <p>Now the scientist who grew curious when he opened that drawer has established with a colleague that the fossil belonged to an early, long-extinct relative of dogs, foxes and weasels known as a beardog. The Field Museum fossil and another at the University of Texas each represent a new genus, the taxonomic rank above species.</p>
  • Suspect Fatally Shot After He Allegedly Stabbed a Concord Police Dog

    10/11/2016 7:14:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A suspect has died after being shot by two police officers in Concord following the stabbing of a man as well as a police canine who responded to the scene, a police spokesman said. Officers responded at about 2 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a stabbing in the 2900 block of Crawford Street, Concord police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Blakely said. About a half-hour later, officers located the suspect in the backyard of a home not associated with him in the 1400 block of San Jose Avenue, near Prospect Street and only a block from the Concord BART station. After...
  • Hilarious photos of VERY friendly guard dogs undermining their warning signs sweep the web [tr]

    10/10/2016 6:52:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2016 | Ekin Karasin
    Aside from a barbed wire fence or a CCTV camera, a 'Beware Of The Dog' sign can be seen as a legitimate security step. But these hilarious photos show that the supposedly terrifying canines intended to scare off potential burglars may not be so dangerous. From two adorable fluffy Pomeranians to a disinterested cat and even a moose, the reality - and wonderful irony - of what lurks behind the threatening sign has been exposed.
  • Scarborough: My Dog Is Way Ahead of Trump With Black Voters

    10/04/2016 5:48:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough was probably just trying to make the point that Donald Trump is very unpopular with black voters, but he wound up saying something that some might view as insulting to African-Americans. Interviewing Al Sharpton on today’s Morning Joe, he asked about the Rev’s view that Hillary has not been doing enough to appeal to black voters. As Sharpton prefaced his remarks by observing that Hillary is way ahead of Trump among black voters, Scarborough interjected “my dog’s way ahead of Trump among black voters.” Watch the video and note how Scarborough trails off at the end, possibly realizing...
  • How Dogs Could Be the Key to Fighting Cancer

    10/01/2016 11:40:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1 | Larry Getlen
    In the late 1980s in the UK, a border collie-Doberman mix began paying extreme attention to a mole on his owner’s left thigh. The 44-year-old woman noticed that the dog would sniff there for minutes on end, trying to bite it off whenever she wore shorts. The dog’s fixation wasn’t random. What the dog was smelling wasn’t just the mole, but the melanoma causing it — and its subsequent removal might just have saved the woman’s life. In this new book, author Horowitz shows how canines, whose sense of smell is anywhere between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than...
  • CANINE OLYMPICS: NATIONAL PATROL DOG TRIALS IN GLOUCESTER TWP (NJ-free and open to the public)

    09/27/2016 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    ABC News via WPVI Philly ^ | 09/26/2016 | staff
    They're the sharpest, most talented police dogs in North America. More than 150 agile K9s are in Gloucester Township this week competing to be top dog in the US Police Canine Association's National Patrol Dog Trials. "What I like to equate it to is the canine Olympics. So you have the top dogs from all over the country coming in. They're not coming here unless they're really on their game," Patrolman Chris Gerace of the Gloucester Township Police Department said. Gerace's dog Arrow placed 11th in the country last year. They're hoping for the top 10 this time around. The...
  • After Hillary's 9/11 'stumble' she spent some time thinking with the dogs

    09/23/2016 5:30:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    What The Folly ^ | 9/15/16 | Hillary Clinton
    **SNIP** "Sitting at home was pretty much the last place I wanted to be." "But it turns out that having a few days to myself was actually a gift. I talked with some old friends. I spent time with our very sweet dogs. I did some thinking." "You know, the campaign trail doesn't really encourage reflection. And it's important to sit with your thoughts every now and then and that did help me reconnect with what this whole campaign is about."
  • French Bulldog Vocalizes 'Love' For His 'Mom' in Canada

    09/23/2016 2:40:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A French bulldog in Canada showed off an unusual trick -- using his voice to express "love" for his "mom." A video posted to YouTube by user Mr. Marcel shows Marcel the French bulldog firing off a series of vocalizations that sound like he's saying, "Mom, mom, I love you!" "When Mr. Marcel the French Bulldog is done with work he starts talking -- this time he confesses his love for his mom -- and you bet she came back!" the video's description reads. Samantha Clipperton, Marcel's "Momager" told CTV News Marcel's online popularity is turning into a profitable show...
  • Son of China's Richest Man Buys Eight iPhone 7s for His Dog

    09/23/2016 11:31:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    The 28-year-old only son of China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin who is worth Ł23 billion, has just set the internet on fire after he bought his dog, Coco – an Alaskan Malamute, eight iPhone 7 handsets. According to a Dailymail, pictures emerged on China’s social media showing the lucky canine posing next to a stack of eight boxes believed to contain a Ł800 phone in each which its eccentric owner, Wang Sicong, who was educated at Winchester College in UK bought for her. The new photos were uploaded by Wang Sicong who is already worth Ł430 million to the dog’s...
  • Should Cities Be Allowed to Ban Pit Bulls?

    09/23/2016 11:14:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 69 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/21/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit local governments from banning people from owning pit bulls. Senate Bill 239, sponsored by Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, has passed the Senate and is being considered in the House. According to the Detroit Free Press, 26 towns have enacted ordinances that restrict pit bulls and 14 outright ban them and other dog breeds. It’s true that pit bulls harm more people than any other type of dog. According to one report, they have killed a total of 233 people since 1982. That makes them about 40 percent more likely...
  • Dallas has a stray dog problem — about 9,000 of them. And some killed a woman

    09/20/2016 6:41:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 15, 2016 | Marisa Gerber
    A deep growl came from the other side of Shaniqua Roland’s front door. She was pregnant at the time and headed to a doctor’s appointment, but she knew she couldn’t leave the house. Not with the dogs back.
  • Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

    08/30/2016 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug. 30. 2016 | Nell Greenfieldboyce
    When you praise a dog, it's listening not just to the words you say but also how you say them. That might not be huge news to dog owners. But now scientists have explored this phenomenon by using an imaging machine to peek inside the brains of 13 dogs as they listened to their trainer's voice. The reward pathway in the dogs' brains lit up when they heard both praising words and an approving intonation — but not when they heard random words spoken in a praising tone or praise words spoken in a flat tone, according to a report...
  • Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

    08/30/2016 5:17:09 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 69 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/29/2016 | American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports. Attila Andics et al. note that vocabulary learning "does not appear to be a uniquely human capacity that follows from the emergence of language, but rather a more ancient function that can be exploited to link arbitrary sound sequences to meanings." Words are the basic building blocks of human languages, but they are hardly ever found in nonhuman vocal communications. Intonation is another way that information is conveyed through speech, where, for example,...
  • A Dog's Purpose

    08/29/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    Y'uu T'uube ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Movieclips Trailers
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid A Dog's Purpose Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Dennis Quaid Movie
  • Dogs prefer belly rubs over treats

    08/29/2016 3:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    AOL News Lifestyle ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sean Dowling, Buzz60
    When it comes to dogs, do you think they prefer a nice belly rub or a delicious treat? While the dog from the Beggin' Strips commercial is always thrilled about devouring his treat, chances are he actually would have preferred a nice pat on the head, according to new research. Scientists at Emory University wanted to see if dogs value human companionship more than food. This led them to conduct brain scans of 15 dogs while presenting objects paired with rewards. For example, after the dogs were shown a toy car, their owners would praise them....