Couple Leaves $1,000 Tip For Bartender’s Ailing Dog
When a pair of kind customers learned that hotel bartender Christina Summitt’s dog had undergone expensive life-saving surgery, they left her a $1,000 tip to help cover the cost.
New Jersey Senate Wants To Make Pet Stores Sell Rescue Animals Only
A proposed bill would ban the sale of puppy mill dogs that don't come from a rescue organization or shelter. The bill is now up for debate in the state Assembly.
More states crack down on selling puppies
A bill that puts tighter restrictions on puppy mills and the sale of such animals at retail stores is heading to the desk of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories in 2014
Happy reunions, dog abuse, and a cow with an identity crisis are some of the topics covered in our top 10 most popular news story recap. Which events did you find most memorable?
Meet Cali, the first cortisol-sniffing dog on staff at school
A Rhodesian Ridgeback dog named Cali helps students at a New Jersey elementary school by smelling for high cortisone levels — which can mean high stress.
New Jersey dog chosen for jury duty
No one probably really wants to do jury duty, but due to a bureaucratic snafu, a man in New Jersey was shocked to find a jury summons for his dog in the mail.
Dog missing before Superstorm Sandy reunites with family
After more than a year after they lost their Labrador Retriever in Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey residents finally had their Labrador Retriever returned to them.
Driver rescues lost dog stuck in highway guardrail
A family that lost the Border Collie mix searched for the dog with no luck in finding him; week slater, a driver spotted a dog stuck on the guardrail along the highway.
Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013
Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.
Town rallies to help rescue dogs injured in rollover crash
On July 19, animal rescue volunteer from the “Douglasville Pawlunteers” and Douglasville, Ga., resident Jonnie Craig was in the midst of transporting 14 kill-list dogs from a small Douglas County shelter to Libby’s Legacy, a no-kill dog rescue in Maine, when the unthinkable happened. As Craig entered hour 17 of the transport trip in the […]
“Super Mayor” strikes again, rescues another dog
In January, DogTime.com first told you about Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker, who personally intervened after local reporter Toni Yates took to her Twitter feed to plead for the life of a freezing dog who’d been locked out of her home. Booker, seeing the tweet, jumped into action, carrying the dog from her yard into […]
New rehab center to help victims of animal cruelty
Sometimes, all it takes to bring an animal out of his or her shell is a gentle pet on the head, a soft toy, a treat or a smile from a kind human. But for dogs rescued from abusive or neglectful situations — puppy mill dogs or dogs pulled from a hoarder’s home, for example […]
Newark “Super Mayor” rescues freezing dog
When WABC reporter Toni Yates and a camera crew set out for the freezing streets of Newark, New Jersey last Thursday night, they expected it would be business as usual. But as the group covered their story, another completely different one started to unfold right before their eyes. A fierce and dangerous cold blew in […]