Tag: Dogs

7 dogs found in DC home with no food or water for at least 4 days, investigators say

WASHINGTON — Seven dogs were seized from a D.C. home on Monday after investigators said they had been locked inside alone for days. “Our officers had received an anonymous tip that some dogs had been left unattended for multiple days (and) they hadn’t been provided food or water, or hadn’t been let out of the […]

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What did we do to deserve dogs?

This is what happiness and best-friends-forever friendship looks like. [source] …? <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing’s in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net. –> […]

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Your Favorite Dog Breed Probably Won’t Win Westminster. Here’s Why.

There are some dogs that make the crowd at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show go wild: golden retrievers, Labradors, dachshunds and bulldogs. But they almost never win Best in Show. “If you had a popularity contest, we would win,” said Christine Miele, the Eastern vice president of the […]

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My dog’s medical insurance is paying off big time

My dog had some pretty massive surgery. Pet insurance did what it was supposed to do. I will start with the absolute shame I feel: the first thing I said to my veterinarian, as she told me my 125 lb Great Pyrenees rescue, Nemo, likely needed double CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) surgery, was “Fuck, what […]

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California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters

California this week became the first state in the nation to bar pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they come from animal shelters or rescue groups. The law targets the controversial breeding facilities known as puppy mills or kitten factories, which often operate with little or no […]

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Wisconsin woman’s dog sniffed out her owner’s cancer three separate times

Dogs have long been called “man’s best friend,” and you don’t have to search far for plenty of stories of canines helping out their human handlers in amazing ways. The latest, and perhaps most dramatic, evidence that dogs really do love humans comes from Madison, Wisconsin, where a Siberian husky alerted her owner of undiagnosed […]

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One Animal Shelter Claims ‘Game Of Thrones’ Has Caused An Unfortunate Pet Trend

[embedded content] Share This Video Game of Thrones is not the best show to watch in search of role models. Whether it’s about parenting, friendship or just plain staying alive, well, pick another show if you’re looking for advice. The same goes with pet care. Animals are our friends, which […]

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Detroit Police Killed Black Man and (Possibly) a Police Dog. Which One Do You Think Received More Sympathy?

Screenshot: Detroit Free Press A Detroit man was shot and killed by police outside the St. Clair Shores venue where his baby shower was being held. According to the Detroit Free Press, 29-year-old Theoddeus Gray was shot multiple times by police after Gray fired one shot with a pistol, which […]

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