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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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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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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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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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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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Thoughts on breeding: readers respond, part II

Several weeks ago, as part of my series on the No Kill movement, I posted an article questioning how breeding dogs and cats can be a responsible act. At least at this time, when millions of animals languish in shelters, 10,000 of whom are put to death every day. The article was met with such […]

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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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Bladder infections: covered by pet insurance?

Question: My dog has had several bladder infections. They seem to respond to treatment and then several months or a year later another infection develops. Is this something that would be covered by pet insurance? Answer: Whether or not this would be covered would depend on the company and the timing between episodes. Some companies […]

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Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in

This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. George Clooney’s got a new-ish girlfriend. This one’s name is Elisabetta Canalis. She made waves recently after she spoke frankly about not wanting to have children. Her dogs are enough, she explained (which seemed like a good policy to me, given her choice of partners). But […]

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Farm Sanctuary supports bill to ban factory farming abuse

By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and Views Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, supports the introduction of a bipartisan state bill that would prevent some of the most cruel and inhumane confinement of farm animals in Massachusetts. The bill, named the Massachusetts Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, introduced by Rep. […]

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Loveable Pit Bulls

By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and Views I’m owned by a cat. And yes, I love dogs. Lately, I have been writing a bit about Pit Bulls. Personally, I think they are adorable. My neighbor has one, and he is the sweetest boy. Even my 10-year-old son, who can be intimidated by bigger breeds, […]

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Urine Eliminator™ By Rug Doctor

Pet Product Review: Urine Eliminator™ By Rug Doctor Everyone knows I am a strong advocate of keeping cleaning supplies especially those that are made specifically for pet in the house. Well inmy house cleaning products are very important because I have a puppy. I frequently have little pee pee stain send small accident. So when […]

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New Food Recipe! Oh Vey Bagel Treats!

Courtesy of FidoDogTreats.com Dog food recipe ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of beef broth 1 package of yeast (1/4 oz) 2 T. honey Dog food recipe instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°. 2. In large bowl combine the whole-wheat flour with the yeast. Add 2/3 cup chicken broth and honey and […]

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