Bronx Pet Food Pantry Helps Struggling New Yorkers Feed Their Pets
A pet food pantry in New York is one of many new organizations that try to help struggling owners feed their animals and keep them from surrendering their pets to shelters.
New York says no to pet tattoos and piercing
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that prohibits tattooing and piercing pets in the Empire State; his action is backed by several animal-rights groups.
Doggy doulas: Preparing your dog for a human infant
A doula is someone who assists mothers and their families with a new baby and the transition to a new home; a dog doula helps a family canine with the new human arrival.
High school student includes family pet in yearbook photo
He thought they’d say no, but New York high school senior Draven Rodriguez was allowed to have a picture of him holding his adopted feline in the annual yearbook.
Saving lives starts with support, not shame
Editorial: Several outreach programs are working to help spay and neuter pets and keep them in homes and off the streets with non-judgmental tactics. And they’re working.
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.
Dog who raced NYC train is reunited with her rescuers
On April 8, commuters on an MTA train traveling from the Bronx to Manhattan had an unexpected escort: A small dog who appeared to be racing their morning ride.
Firefighters pull dog from Buffalo sinkhole
A woman was walking her dog around Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, when she suddenly fell into a 10-foot-deep sinkhole — moments later, the dog also tumbled into the hole.
Senior Pit Bull finds “heavenly” home
The sisters at a New York ministry lost their house dog, and in searching for a replacement, they decided to rescue a dog in need, which they found in a Pittie named Remy.
Bones the Mastiff buried in secrets
A legal animal advocacy group sent a dog to a woman in Ohio; the animal was reported stolen, but was later found buried in the backyard of the woman’s former residence.
Government shutdown hurts animals, too
The government shutdown isn’t just having an impact on people; several agencies have shut down that monitor animal welfare and various regulations have been suspended.
Puppy with serious condition beats the odds, learns to walk
When you look at little Mick now, it’s hard to see that there was ever anything wrong with the spunky 8-week-old Boston Terrier puppy. But just weeks ago, shortly after Mick was born to a breeder in Oklahoma, it was clear something was off about the little guy. The breeder noticed Mick’s legs always lay […]
Famous minor league bat dog Chase dies
Baseball fans across the country are mourning the loss of one of their own. Golden Retriever Chase, a lovable and familiar presence at New York Yankees minor league affiliate team the Double-A Trenton Thunder for the past 11 years, has passed away. Chase lost his battle with lymphoma Monday morning, only days after attending his […]
Kayaking couple rescue lost dog from river
Amy and Joe Longwell decided to spend their Sunday doing something they had done many Sundays prior: having fun on the Chemung River. The couple lugged their kayaks to a landing near Big Flats, New York, and launched into the brisk waters. But what started out as a run-of-the-mill kayak trip would soon turn into […]
Recovering puppy inspires anti-abuse law
New York may start the new year by turning over a new leaf when it comes to their animal cruelty laws. The state is considering a new law that would toughen the punishments for perpetrators of animal abuse. Lawmakers are calling the legislation “Phoenix’s Law” in honor of a Jack Russell Terrier who was rescued […]
Neglected dog found in a store bathroom is recovering
A French Bulldog who was abandoned in a New York Petco store bathroom has found a foster home and will soon be ready for a forever family. A Petco employee discovered the little dog in a store bathroom Sunday evening shortly before closing. The poor pooch was tied up in a plastic bag with his […]
The top 10 dog-friendly cities
One of the most important things that dog lovers need to take into account when they consider moving is what states are the most dog friendly. The folks at Bone-A-Fide Dog Ranch select the top 10 states that are the most welcoming for a pooch, as illustrated in the following infographic (click for larger view):
Man facing animal cruelty charge seeks to reclaim dog
A Buffalo, N.Y., man charged with animal cruelty wants his dog back, and he’s putting up a fight from his jail cell. Daniel Delaney Jr., 36, was arrested after driving down several blocks in the west side of Buffalo with his dog tethered to the back of his yellow SUV. He did not pull over […]
Authorities seize 47 Pit Bulls from Bronx basement
Almost 50 Pit Bull Terriers were seized from a Bronx, N.Y. apartment building basement last Thursday after being used in a large-scale dog-fighting operation. Apartment building superintendent and basement apartment occupant Raul Sanchez, 57, has been arrested for running what authorities are calling one of the worst dog fighting rings they have seen. The New […]