massachusetts

  • 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.

  • Puppy drives owner’s car into pond

    Puppy drives owner’s car into pond

    German Shepherd pup Rosie has always been something of a troublemaker, but when she accidentally put a car in drive and fell on the accelerator, she took things to a new level.

  • Massachusetts officer writes touching tribute to K-9 partner

    Massachusetts officer writes touching tribute to K-9 partner

    Dante, a German Shepherd, faithfully served the Massachusetts State Police for nine years; he was put down after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension.

  • Remember pets this National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Remember pets this National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Almost half of those who suffer domestic abuse are afraid to escape the abuser for fear of what may happen to their pets if they leave; find out which organizations can help.

  • Misguided activism for “Puppy Doe”

    Misguided activism for “Puppy Doe”

    It’s always outrageous and inexcusable when an animal is abused, but ire directed toward Craigslist in the "Puppy Doe" case is misdirected and counterproductive.

  • End of watch: Officers salute K-9 on his final journey

    End of watch: Officers salute K-9 on his final journey

    Kaiser was only 2-and-a-half-years-old when he was put down, but in the short time the German Shepherd served on the force, he was an excellent member of the K-9 unit.

  • Community voices support for rescued bait dog

    Community voices support for rescued bait dog

    A Massachusetts community has banded together in support of a young dog found injured on one of its streets Monday. A Leominster resident found the tan-colored Pit Bull Terrier in horrible condition; he was underweight, covered in fresh wounds on his head, shoulder, hind legs, right eye and swollen muzzle, and his skin was blanketed […]

  • Dog’s life saved thanks to new domestic violence law

    Dog’s life saved thanks to new domestic violence law

    A dog named Panzer is the first pooch to benefit from a Massachusetts law passed in October that protects such animals from domestic violence and abuse.

  • Farm Sanctuary supports bill to ban factory farming abuse

    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. […]