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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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Before you adopt, think about…

Shelters can be heartbreaking places to visit — crowded, chaotic, and full of sad, adorable faces. The more prepared you are emotionally for what you’ll see at the shelter, the less likely you are to lose your heart to a dog you feel sorry for rather than to a dog who’s a good match for […]

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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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Pit Bull dog cleans a bunny

Video: A small cottontail rabbit gets clean with a little help from her new friend, a gentle Pit Bull named Sharky; the perfect video to help unwind after a long day.

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Cat mothers baby squirrels

An amazing news report: A cat named Tammy just had her third litter of kittens. Two baby squirrels are abandoned by their mother. Maternal instincts trump killer instinct: The cat feeds, washes, and takes care of baby squirrels as if they were her own offspring.

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British Bloodhound undergoes cosmetic surgery

Facelifts and tummy tucks aren’t just for humans anymore. Junior, a 5-year-old Bloodhound from Selby, North Yorkshire, England, has racked up a vet bill of over £10,000 ($15,000 U.S.) after two years and multiple cosmetic surgeries. Cosmetic surgeries for dogs may sound like an odd concept, but Junior’s owners, Denise and David Smart, have no […]

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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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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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Dear Labby: Apology for outing gay dog?

Dear Labby, I found my little Whippet, Henry, on the side of the road two years ago. He loves to smell flowers, is very fastidious about where he eliminates, and has never tried to hump another dog. Except for another male dog, on two different occasions. At a party the other night, I made a […]

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Teaching dog confidence

Question: My dog rolls over submissively whenever a larger dog approaches. Should I teach him to be more confident, and if so, how? Answer: Your dog is telling the larger dog that he is no threat — a pretty safe tactic in my opinion. Your dog has assessed the situation and determined that he is […]

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