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  • Rescued dog finds new home with “Sons of Anarchy” producer

    Rescued dog finds new home with “Sons of Anarchy” producer

    Video: A stray dog taken off the L.A. streets by Petties Unsung Hero Award finalist Eldad Hagar was later adopted by Sons of Anarchy writer and producer Mike Daniels.

  • Coming soon: Non-surgical dog neutering

    Coming soon: Non-surgical dog neutering

    Getting a male dog fixed just got easier, thanks to a new procedure that neuters the animal via a syringe injection that does not require risky surgery.

  • Hurricane Sandy survivor dog with terminal cancer finds a home

    Hurricane Sandy survivor dog with terminal cancer finds a home

    When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast in late October 2012, the veritable superstorm left a trail of devastation in its wake. People lost their lives, their homes. Businesses were leveled, towns destroyed. And thousands of pets, those with homes and without, became some of the storm’s most vulnerable victims. Beautiful black Labrador Retriever […]

  • A blind dog and a deaf dog become inseparable friends

    A blind dog and a deaf dog become inseparable friends

    Employees at Marley’s Mutts were concerned if a deaf pooch named Eve would find a forever home; then, the Catahoula Leopard Dog mix met a blind dog named Dillon.

  • Join Bark For Life and walk in the battle against cancer

    Join Bark For Life and walk in the battle against cancer

    It’s Saturday morning: You can sleep in, watch TV, sleep in…or get some exercise with your pooch and join in the fight against cancer, a disease that is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately half a million Americans are projected to die from the […]

  • Dogs rescued from hoarder need more rescuing

    Dogs rescued from hoarder need more rescuing

    When more than 130 dogs were seized from a horrific hoarding situation in California June 18, it seemed the worst was over for the rescued German Shepherd and Collie mixes. But after just two weeks since their rescue, these dogs need to be saved again. Life at the Rainbow’s End Animal Sanctuary in Apple Valley […]

  • Officer-involved tragedy

    Officer-involved tragedy

    Max, a Rottweiler, was shot four times by police while his owner was placed under arrest — would the outcome have been different if the officer had specialized dog training?

  • Meet the World’s Ugliest Dog for 2013

    Meet the World’s Ugliest Dog for 2013

    Meet Walle, a four-year-old Beagle-Basset-Boxer mix dog who won the top prize in the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California.

  • Amazing police department therapy dog comforts residents

    Amazing police department therapy dog comforts residents

    Therapy dogs are the ambassadors for the four-legged kind. Whether they are cheering up patients at hospitals, assisting the disabled, visiting nursing homes, building kids’ confidence in school, or comforting victims after traumatic events, these specially trained dogs always go above and beyond to help others. Golden Retriever Scotti is one of these amazing assistance […]

  • Guide dog in training helps save handlers from speeding car

    Guide dog in training helps save handlers from speeding car

    Video: Thanks to a guide dog in training’s fast reflexes, two people are safe after they were nearly run down by a driver who lost control of her car.

  • Conductor stops train in time to save dog tied to tracks

    Conductor stops train in time to save dog tied to tracks

    A train engineer is being hailed a hero after his quick actions saved the life of a small dog that had been tied to the train tracks by his senile owner. While the incident took place April 2, details about the lucky rescue are only just beginning to emerge. The Union Pacific line train operator […]

  • Community bands together to care for abandoned dog

    Community bands together to care for abandoned dog

    A California community is proving that it sometimes takes a whole village to save one dog. The town of Hemet has rallied around a dog local students have named Roadie, a shy American Pit Bull Terrier who was taken to a field and abandoned by her owner sometime around August 2012. Though many have tried […]

  • Runaway Kansas dog found in San Diego

    Runaway Kansas dog found in San Diego

    A spunky Jack Russell Terrier mix from Labette County, Kan., is making headlines this week after he ran away and was found more than 1,500 miles from home. Rascal broke free from the Lewis family’s fenced yard Thanksgiving weekend and hadn’t been seen near his home since — that is, until the canine escape artist […]

  • Teen rescues Chihuahua puppy from trash can

    Teen rescues Chihuahua puppy from trash can

    A 3-pound Chihuahua puppy is safe and warm today thanks to the efforts of a San Clemente, Calif., teen. Sarah Romero, 16, was walking home on a pedestrian bridge over Interstate-5 last week when she heard an odd noise coming from a trashcan. She could never have guessed what she would find next on that […]

  • Dog rescues owner after owner rescues him

    Dog rescues owner after owner rescues him

    When the Lassen County Animal Shelter in California first found Rocky, the yellow Labrador Retriever was so terrified of people that it took days for the shelter staff to finally catch him. When they examined him, they determined that Rocky was in bad shape, probably abused, and injured with shrapnel from buckshot. Because of his […]

  • Loyal Lab stays by dying friend’s side

    Loyal Lab stays by dying friend’s side

    When black Lab Maggie and her new friend, an unidentified yellow Lab, crossed the busy Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente, Calif., only Maggie made it to the other side. Her friend was tragically struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident, and died on the street. In a kind of vigil, the stray black Labrador […]

  • Governor Brown to weaken California animal protection laws

    Governor Brown to weaken California animal protection laws

    California Governor Jerry Brown is proposing to permanently repeal key provisions of SB 1785, a law that protects abandoned and stray animals in shelters from euthanasia. If Gov. Brown has his way, he would repeal the following provisions under the law: animal shelters hold cats and dogs for four to six days before they can […]