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Belfast dog Lennox is dead

Despite last-minute efforts to re-locate the dog to a American dog sanctuary and a worldwide campaign for clemency, the 7-year-old pooch was euthanized in Dublin yesterday.

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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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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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Alternate best dog and cat print ads

Here are some alternate ads to the ones featured on the previous page: Nutripro (diet dog food) This ad was created by Prolam Y&R in ChileThe caption reads: “Life’s hard when you’re a fat dog.” Pedigree (light dog food) This ad was created by TBWA in Paris, FranceThe caption reads: “Perhaps it’s time to turn […]

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Serial killer stalks Houston-area dogs

Authorities in Houston, Texas, are searching for a possible serial killer following the recent discovery of seven dead dogs in the area; the deceased animals appear to be pets, and six are Pit Bulls. Of the seven dogs, four were bludgeoned to death and three of the Pit Bulls were fatally shot. Officials initially thought […]

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Bacon and Cheese Dog Treats

Courtesy of FidoDogTreats.com Dog food recipe ingredients: 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 Cup Oat Flour 7 Slices of cooked bacon 1 Eggg 1/2 Water 1/2 Cup of shredded cheese Dog food recipe instructions: While the oven is preheating to 350, cook the bacon until it is crisp and finely grind it. Then mix all […]

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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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Handling and gentling your puppy

One of the great benefits of volunteering at a shelter like Animal Haven in NYC is having the opportunity to foster young puppies and play a part in their development. I am currently fostering an eight-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy named Edna. To look at her is to love her. She weighs all of two pounds, […]

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Bella Bed by Arabella and Fern

Pet Product Review: Bella Bed by Arabella and Fern Finding the right bed for your dog can be a difficult task. Once you find something that fits with the decor in your home it might not be comfortable for your dog and you might find him lying next to the bed instead of on it. […]

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Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

Happy Chinese New Year. According to the San Francisco Examiner (so it’s gotta be true, right?), we can expect peace and harmony this Year of the Rabbit. Great, I’m ready. It seems that waiting for a rabbit – even one of the symbolic variety – to bring tranquility might actually be more prudent than counting […]

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Michael Vick’s 2nd Chance

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog Project A few weeks ago, the whole country got caught up in President Obama’s shout-out to Michael Vick, saying that he was happy that the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles had done something to give the footballer “a second chance.” Why on earth would […]

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Sparky

By Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly magazine More than a few years ago, Bob Dylan bellowed, “the times they are a’changin,” and those same sentiments ring true today as the journey of a new year begins. More than a few aspects of Fido’s life have changed over the decades. Growing up, who amongst us remembers taking […]

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How to choose the best boy dog names

This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. When you adopt a new male dog names are a lot of fun to think about. Boy dog names range from gruff and traditional to clever and modern. You could name him something playful and dog-like, or something stately and manly. It all depends on your preference as […]

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