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For Swiss disaster rescue dogs , the job – and training – never ends

Dogs from the REDOG rescue program, based outside Berne, have seen duty worldwide, from Japan to Turkey to Costa Rica, to sniff out victims buried in the rubble of earthquakes. Hinterkappelen, Switzerland Man’s best friend – in this case a six-year-old Welsh border collie named Sky – lies relaxed but attentive on the floor of […]

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Activists seeking puppy mill ban, starts locally

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five months after her beloved boxer died, Lori Nicholson told a group at the local animal shelter she wasn’t ready for a new dog yet. ”I said my next dog would find me,” Nicholson said. An abandoned 1-year-old black Labrador mix, thirsty and scared, began following Nicholson around town 24 […]

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Dog Eats Candy-Covered Volcano Homework Ending in Emergency Surgery

Nov 21, 2013 3:56pm It’s the oldest story in the book: “The dog ate my homework.” However, for Payton Moody, 13, of Englewood, Colo., who slaved away for hours on her candy-covered volcano project, that story became painfully true not only for her, but for her poor dog, Reggie. The 2-year-old yellow Labrador got ahold […]

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Dogs ease veterans' trauma at Bay Area VA center

MENLO PARK — The black Labrador retriever knew something was wrong. He refused to leave the side of Sandro Navarro, repeatedly nuzzling the troubled man, trying to comfort him. It was the anniversary of that terrible 2003 day in Iraq when Navarro was the first to arrive at a blast scene that killed two friends […]

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How to crate-train your new puppy

Tip of the day for New Dog Owners: Take an old water bottle (remove the cap first), and put dog treats inside it for a cheap homemade toy that dogs love! Congratulations on your new puppy! Once your bundle of joy is home, it’s a good idea to begin crate training. Your puppy’s crate will […]

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Status dogs in shelters on the rise

By Frankie McCamleyNewsbeat reporter Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Blue Cross has seen an increase in Staffordshire Bull Terriers being taken to shelters The number of status dogs being brought into shelters is on the rise, according to one of the UK’s leading animal charities. Blue Cross said […]

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Many frankly steamed over closing of Zog's Dogs

San Francisco’s still quirky, just not as much so. To the dismay of regular customers, Zog’s Dogs, the Financial District’s premier purveyor of cooked sausage and interpretive dance, has closed. Customers are still hearing the news about the street stand’s steamers going silent. “I went over on a Friday, and it was closed,” said Cathy […]

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Dog shooting sparks debate

Lilly was a bright light in Kayla Quales’ world. A gift from her family and husband last Easter, the Australian shepherd-pointer mix was loving and energetic. “Her personality matched her brindle,” said Quales, who lives in Kempton — a rural area of Berks County. On Nov. 9, 10-month-old Lilly was playing at Quales’ mother’s house […]

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Dog 'electrocuted by shop shutters'

15 November 2013 Last updated at 08:31 ET A dog has apparently been electrocuted while tethered outside a shop in Hertfordshire. Rhylie, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was tied by his metal choke chain lead to metal shutters at Colney Mini Market in London Colney, when he “began fitting… and died”, his owner said. […]

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Escaped airport puppy captured using chicken as bait

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 15 (UPI) — An animal rescue group said a puppy that escaped at Canada’s Victoria International Airport was captured the next day in a live trap. Michael Cox of MexPup, a rescue group that brings homeless dogs to Canada from Mexico, said 9-month-old Zander made a break for freedom Saturday while […]

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