Dog Health General

Puppy falls 30 feet from hawk’s grip

A puppy once destined to be a hawk’s afternoon snack is now safe and happy at home with the Los Banos, California family that rescued him. After miraculously surviving a fall of at least thirty feet, a young boy spotted the puppy wiggling in his mother’s garden. “All of a sudden I saw this little […]

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Dog Health General

Back in Black Adoptable Dog of the Day: May 17, 2012

Clearly, Yoko is adorable. But this charming Lab mix boasts brains as well as beauty. She’s already mastered basic obedience commands — even attended a special school for her training. And, she’s kid-friendly. Yoko is available for adoption through Friends of Homeless Animals in Northern Virginia.. Find out more about Back in Black, the national […]

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Gentle black Lab seeks committed human

Used to be, the first thing I did when I got to the shelter for my shift was ask if there were any dogs who need a little extra attention or care. The manager would usually respond, “They all do.” Last week, though, the manager approached me. “Do you think you could hang out with […]

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Toy Poodle is latest addition to Japanese police force

When picturing the ideal police dog, breeds like the German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Labrador Retriever, and even the Rottweiler probably come to mind; these dog breeds are known for their intelligence as much as they are for their stopping power. That is precisely why Japan’s newest police dog is a surprising, unconventional choice: a Toy […]

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Future service dog born without paw to receive prosthetic

Service dogs do their duty by offering physical and emotional support to people living with disabilities. But what happens when it’s the service dog that is differently-abled? Adorable future service dog Pirelli, a 3-month-old Labrador Retriever puppy from Canine Assistants in Alpharetta, Ga., was born without one of his paws. Dr. Kent Bruner, the veterinarian […]

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Five cat and dog videos for Friday, March 30, 2011

Can we all get along? It’s Friday, and time for five weekly videos. Today’s theme is togetherness: a cat plays mama to baby squirrels, two cats engage in some heavy petting, a puppy plays with a black cat, an American Staffordshire Terrier is overwhelmed by four kittens, and a Pit Bull shows a little tenderness […]

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Dog Health General

Super Bowl 2012 commercials: Best message involving a dog

“Here We Go (Rescue Dog)” (Bud Light, 1:00, fourth quarter): A dog owner shows off his pooch’s ability to fetch beer and perform other stunts whenever his name, “Weego” (as in “here we go”) is spoken. Aside from impressing all the party guests with his ability to bring them cold bottles of beer, Weego also […]

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Dog Health General

DogTime needs your help

Great news DogTime readers! DogTime has been nominated for Best Social Networking Site and Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers by readers of Bay Woof, the San Francisco Bay Area’s monthly newsletter for people and their dogs! Follow these easy instructions to cast your vote to help us win! If we win, DogTime will donate […]

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Dog Health General

Salmon Paws Dog Treats

Salmon Paws Dog Treats by GUEST BLOGGER JOCELYN Another AWESOME treat that my dog goes bonkers for. He literallyruns in circles around me if I have a piece ofthis treat in my hands. Salmon Paws, 100% pure AlaskanWild Salmonis a jerkytreat for dogs (and cats too). It comes as a rather large piece of salmon […]

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Product Reviews

Play-N-Squeak Cat Toys by OurPet’s

Pet Product Review – Play-N-Squeak cat toys by OurPet’s Like most cats, ours are so finicky with toys and treats there’s no telling what will interest them. I picked up the Ball of Furry Fury toy at the pet store thinking maybe one out of the three might be intrigued by the squeak and the […]

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Petties Awards Expand and Go Digital

With the Petties Awards just around the corner, excitement in the pet blogging community continues to build. Nominees in each of the eight categories are reminding their readers to vote daily, as this year the winnings are big: DogTime will donate $1,000 — double the amount of last year’s prize — to the rescue or […]

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Save shelter dogs, eliminate cruelty — HURRY!

Heard about the documentary Guarding Dogs? If not, it’s probably because the film has yet to be made. But according to its producers, and director J.R. Fleming, the goal is to create an interactive, multimedia experience that raises awareness about animal rescue, exposes the reality of shelter life, and encourages adoption. This is the part […]

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How dolphins saved a dog named Turbo

by Michael Mountain, founder of Best Friends Animal Society and Zoe Nature I used to have a Doberman named Sun. He was a delightfully silly dog who loved everyone and just wanted to play. His favorite trick was to run up to people who’d be standing there petrified that they were going to be attacked […]

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Product Reviews

Book Excerpt: The Everything Guide to Working with Animals

Do you love animals? Do you want to work with animals but don’t know where to start? The Everything Guide to Careers with Animals (Adams Media) features personal stories from experts in the field, including a large-animal surgeon, a professional dog trainer, an animal behaviorist, and the former president and CEO of the American Society […]

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