texas

  • 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.

  • Sentences handed down from 2nd largest U.S. dog-fighting raid

    Sentences handed down from 2nd largest U.S. dog-fighting raid

    It was the second-largest dog-fighting bust in U.S. history, where an estimated 640 dogs were killed or injured; find out what happened to the perpetrators.

  • 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.

  • Family dog allegedly spared from euthanasia and kept for secret blood transfusions

    Family dog allegedly spared from euthanasia and kept for secret blood transfusions

    Making the decision to put a beloved dog down is difficult enough, but one family discovered that the family pooch they thought was euthanized was being kept alive.

  • Lost Texas dog turns up in Ohio

    Lost Texas dog turns up in Ohio

    Yet another instance where microchipping helped reunite a dog with his family, a mutt in Texas ran away from home and was found more than 1,000 miles away in Ohio.

  • Beloved stray dog finally finds a permanent home

    Beloved stray dog finally finds a permanent home

    The black Lab named Debbie was a staple at the Benavides Heights Elementary School: The pooch would walk children to school, and staff would keep her up to date on vaccinations.

  • National monument for Military Working Dogs dedicated

    National monument for Military Working Dogs dedicated

    Officially dedicated on October 28, The Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in San Antonio, Texas, recognizes dogs who served in the armed forces since World War II.

  • Houston’s dirty, furry secret

    Houston’s dirty, furry secret

    It’s the largest city in the Lone Star State, and Houston’s stray dog and cat population is out of control; meet one of several groups trying to make a difference.

  • Neighborhood holds service famed dog

    Neighborhood holds service famed dog

    After many years of roaming, Pointer mix Beau Blue became a fixture in his south Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood. He paid visits to local small businesses, greeted people as they walked, and made friends wherever he went. “The whole little area was his kingdom,” resident Marcus Newton tells the Star-Telegram. “He ruled the place.” Blue […]

  • One year later, Hope is thriving in a happy home

    One year later, Hope is thriving in a happy home

    Dogtime.com first told you about Hope in July 2012, just days after the Pug mix was found wandering in Weatherford, Texas, her mouth cruelly bound shut with electrical tape. Hope’s face was swollen, and her distended tongue hung between her teeth. Hope’s facial injuries were so severe because of the torture she endured that more […]

  • Man reunites with dog after devastating tornado

    Man reunites with dog after devastating tornado

    Last week, several strong tornados ripped through northern Texas, leaving damage and destruction behind them. The small town of Granbury — about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth — was the hardest hit the night of May 15. Six people lost their lives, and thousands more are now trying to pick up the pieces after […]

  • Dogs rescued from multi-state dog-fighting ring

    Dogs rescued from multi-state dog-fighting ring

    Nearly 100 dogs are receiving much-needed care after the dismantling of a widespread dog-fighting operation that spanned three states. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County Sherriff’s Office, led a highly coordinated raid […]

  • Police officer shuts down highway to save tiny dog

    Police officer shuts down highway to save tiny dog

    The Zapalac family of La Porte, Texas knows their Rat Terrier–Chihuahua mix is a very spirited little guy. Even with a bad hip, the pooch carries himself with a personality big enough for his very big name — Cujo. “I would describe him as a Napoleon-type of dog,” Jeremy Zapalac tells KHOU 11 News of […]

  • Abused dog found with mouth taped shut is recovering

    Abused dog found with mouth taped shut is recovering

    When Melanie Labreke spotted a young dog in distress Monday morning near Weatherford, Texas, she didn’t hesitate to act. “She walked by me and she just looked up at me like, ‘Help me,” Labreke explained to NBC 5 News Dallas-Fort Worth. Labreke noticed right away that something was wrong with the young Pug mix. She […]

  • Man accused of throwing two dogs into fire pit

    Man accused of throwing two dogs into fire pit

    April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, but that appears to be lost on a Texas man who is charged with felony animal cruelty after he allegedly threw two dogs into a burning fire pit late last week. Larry Lowery, 28, of Point, is said to have thrown the stray dogs into the blazing […]

  • Pit Bulls: a ban in Texas, an anti-dogfighting campaign in Philly

    Pit Bulls: a ban in Texas, an anti-dogfighting campaign in Philly

    Big news day yesterday for my favorite dog breed. The Huffington Post explored a proposed Pit Bull ban in the state of Texas. Justin’s Law, named for the ten-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs, would make owning a Pit Bull a felony. The piece suggests that the Pit Bull question is one of  ”…nature […]