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  • Humane groups hope to end Greyhound dog racing

    Humane groups hope to end Greyhound dog racing

    Only seven states in America continue to operate Greyhound racing tracks, but GREY2K USA and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals want to change that.

  • Typo on rug is of interest to dog lovers

    Typo on rug is of interest to dog lovers

    Read how a typo on a rug at a county sheriff’s office could fetch well over $6,000 at an online auction, and why it’s of particular interest to dog lovers.

  • Study ranks the best & worst U.S. cities for pets

    Study ranks the best & worst U.S. cities for pets

    A thorough study that ranks the top 100 best cities for pet owners, according to the social network WalletHub; findings were based on three main categories.

  • Top 8 dog parks in America

    Top 8 dog parks in America

    Seven states, eight parks; DogTime takes a look at the best public places to take your dog; each locale is unique, and includes obstacles, water, and more.

  • Lucky dog survives 15-story fall

    Lucky dog survives 15-story fall

    The 4-year-old Maltipoo was exploring a friend’s apartment unit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when she stumbled upon a ventilation shaft in an open closet.

  • 17 dogs rescued, 26 people arrested in Florida dogfighting bust

    17 dogs rescued, 26 people arrested in Florida dogfighting bust

    The residence where the alleged dog-fighting took place had treadmills, raccoons for bait, and other fight-training items; authorities also found two toddlers inside the home.

  • Critics divided on controversial sport of dog “weight-pulling”

    Critics divided on controversial sport of dog “weight-pulling”

    Dog weight pulling is where a dog is attached via harness to a wagon that’s loaded with heavy objects; the object is to see how far the animal can pull it in the fastest time.

  • Florida lawmakers push to protect racing dogs

    Florida lawmakers push to protect racing dogs

    Forty-three U.S. states have banned Greyhound racing, and only 24 tracks are operational in the country — 13 of which are in the Sunshine State of Florida.

  • Three-legged dog gets prosthetic limb

    Three-legged dog gets prosthetic limb

    The Pit Bull Terrier was found with her right paw severed in a Miami neighborhood; an Orlando company donated the artificial limb so the pooch could live a pain-free life.

  • Olympic medal-winning skier adopts shelter dog with bad knee

    Olympic medal-winning skier adopts shelter dog with bad knee

    Sidelined by a devastating injury last year, 2010 Olympic gold medal-winner Lindsey Vonn must skip Sochi...but she did find a soul mate in an injured shelter dog named Leo.

  • Missing for 2 years, small dog found treading water in Tampa Bay

    Missing for 2 years, small dog found treading water in Tampa Bay

    Rescuers estimate the pooch treaded water for six hours before she was finally fished out of the Tampa Bay waters, approximately two miles from shore.

  • Dachshund and paralyzed cat are inseparable

    Dachshund and paralyzed cat are inseparable

    Ruth, a 7-month-old cat, was found in front of a Florida gated community with Idgie, a 2-year-old Dachshund; the pooch acts as the disabled feline’s protector.

  • Wrigley heiress charters private jet to fly Marine’s dogs home

    Wrigley heiress charters private jet to fly Marine’s dogs home

    Marine Staff Sergeant Andrew Morales met two Anatolian Shepherd mixes during a tour in Afghanistan and wanted to bring the dogs home with him, but the major airlines said “no.”

  • Woman reunites with lost dog after three years apart

    Woman reunites with lost dog after three years apart

    Thanks to a local rescue group, Pet Haven Rescue, and a microchip, a pooch who was thought lost by her owner was returned three years after the mutt disappeared.

  • Grieving woman searches for her late son’s missing dog

    Grieving woman searches for her late son’s missing dog

    After her son died in an automobile accident, Shirlee Gorka, began a search for Eddie, a German Shepherd who was in the vehicle with her boy, but disappeared after the crash.

  • When grungy and hungry mean lost, not forgotten

    When grungy and hungry mean lost, not forgotten

    That scraggy, skinny dog or cat who wanders around your neighborhood may not be a stray, but a household pet who may have run away from home and become lost.

  • Therapy dog helps teens heal at Miami detention center

    Therapy dog helps teens heal at Miami detention center

    When folks from the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center (MDRJDC) went looking for the perfect therapy dog for their incarcerated teens, they looked no further than a good-natured black Labrador Retriever named Justice, whom they found at the Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Wellington, Fla. Justice first joined the MDRJDC team back in January after […]

  • Dying veteran reunited with lost Chihuahua

    Dying veteran reunited with lost Chihuahua

    A Vietnam War veteran with only days to live has been granted his final wish — to see his dog again. When the Holiday, Florida resident was moved to hospice care, he had to leave his beloved Chihuahua, Mr. Cutie, behind. “I’ve been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as of Thanksgiving of last year,” John Simpson […]

  • Rescue group saves abandoned dogs in the Everglades

    Rescue group saves abandoned dogs in the Everglades

    Back in September 2011, Amy Roman, a lifelong dog lover from Wilton Manors, Fla., got the wakeup call of a lifetime when a friend asked her to come along on a trip to the Everglades to bring food to some hungry dogs that had been abandoned, left to fend for themselves in the wild. Eager […]

  • Florida’s Miami-Dade County passes dangerous dog registry

    Florida’s Miami-Dade County passes dangerous dog registry

    By a 9-to-1 vote, Miami-Dade County, Fla., passed a bill that would create a dangerous dogs registry online. Not unlike a human sex-offender registry, dogs that are deemed to be dangerous will have their pictures posted publically online, along with the owner’s address and other information. “A dog can be declared dangerous for attacking or […]

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