Dog News Stories

  • Leslie Smith: You’re no Conan

    Leslie Smith: You’re no Conan

    I have no idea how Conan O’Brien measures up when it comes to issues of animal welfare (my usual gauge as to whether or not I like a celebrity). But I’ve found myself, at watershed moments in my life, paying particular attention to this comic’s insights. Yesterday in fact, for the second time in just […]

  • SF SPCA is tackling Chihuahua overpopulation head on

    SF SPCA is tackling Chihuahua overpopulation head on

    In San Francisco, an epidemic is in progress. About 50% of the dog populations in Bay Area shelters are comprised of Chihuahuas and Chi mixes, according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, co-president of the SF SPCA. So she, and her organization, decided to tackle the issue directly, strategically, and with goals everyone could embrace. The first […]

  • Tess: from burned and abandoned to ready for a home

    Tess: from burned and abandoned to ready for a home

    Covered in third degree chemical burns, Tess sat alone in a stark kennel at a municipal shelter in the Southern California desert. She was frightened, and in unceasing pain, but she wagged her tail when visitors passed and offered the softest eyes you ever saw. Lesley Brog, founder of Wags and Walks Rescue, took one […]

  • Congrats, Final Four champs — Louisville, Kevin Ware

    Congrats, Final Four champs — Louisville, Kevin Ware

    Full disclosure: I hadn’t paid a bit of attention to March Madness until last week when my husband, Mike, relayed events of the Louisville-Duke game. Attempting to block a shot, sophomore guard Kevin Ware landed the wrong way on his right leg, resulting in one of the most gruesome sports injuries ever to be broadcast […]

  • HSUS’s Pets for Life

    HSUS’s Pets for Life

    With upwards of 15% of the population living in poverty, over the last few years shelters nation wide have seen a huge influx of owner-surrendered dogs and cats. For the most part, these animals are not unwanted. It’s simply that the cost of keeping them happy, healthy, and well fed is more than many families […]

  • First dog dies in this year’s Iditarod

    First dog dies in this year’s Iditarod

    On average, about 3 sled dogs die each year in Alaska’s annual Iditarod. 2013, however, saw just a single canine fatality in the race that has Huskies running about 100 miles per day in frigid temperatures over jagged ice and through biting wind. This year, the race took the life of a 5-year-old male named […]

  • BADRAP Rescue Jam

    BADRAP Rescue Jam

    BADRAP: You probably know them as the group who helped evaluate, socialize, train, and place the band of Pit Bulls confiscated from the Michael Vick compound in 2007. The organization, however, has been promoting humane education and advocacy since long before then. In fact, in the 14 years since its inception, BADRAP has been credited […]

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