DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories of 2013

Remember the dog transported behind the SUV? 2013 had no shortage of important events involving man’s best friend — check-out the year's top 10 news stories.

by Mike Dogtime
December 24th, 2013

Detroit home to upwards of 50,000 abandoned dogs

Just over a month after the financially-troubled city of Detroit, Mich., filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, news of another crisis has animal lovers wondering what can be done.Once the home of American automobile innovation, manufacturing, and the birthplace of Motown music, Detroit is now home to packs of abandoned dogs, four-legged […]

by DogTime Staff
August 22nd, 2013

Obamas welcome another dog to the family

The whole country was listening on Election Night, 2008, as then President-elect Barack Obama stood in front of a crowd of thousands in Chicago’s Grant Park and told his daughters, Sasha and Malia, he would follow through with the promise he made them about adding a dog to the family. It seemed every dog lover […]

by DogTime staff
August 20th, 2013

Friday, June 21, is Take Your Dog To Work Day 2013

Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog To Work Day” is about enjoying Fido’s company at the office, having fun and boosting employee morale. But it is also about promoting the unique bond between dogs and their human companions, encouraging employees companywide to support local animal welfare organizations, volunteer at animal shelters, and adopt homeless pets […]

by DogTime Staff
June 20th, 2013

State trooper rescues little girl’s dog

If it weren’t for the efforts of Michigan State Trooper Randy Gariglio, 9-year-old Michigan girl Lindsey Hamm would never have been able to hug her best friend Diva again.Diva, a 1-year-old Pekingese-Corgi mix, and the Hamm’s other dog, Jack Russell Terrier Milo, 7, went missing from the family’s home Sunday evening while no one was […]

by DogTime Staff
April 26th, 2013

Attack on Husky inspires possible Michigan abuse registry

Michigander Matt Falk will never forget his dog Logan, a Siberian Husky Falk remembers as a sweet boy and a great friend, a dog with his own unmistakable unique qualities.“[Logan was] a talker and a lover,” Falk recalls fondly. “He just loved going out. We couldn’t have asked for a better Husky.”But in early 2012, […]

by DogTime Staff
April 23rd, 2013

Michigan cracks down on dogfighting

After a year of high profile dogfighting busts in cities like Detroit, Flint, and Kalamazoo, the state of Michigan is ready to turn the tables in 2013. As of December 12, the Great Lakes State enacted what might be the toughest anti-dogfighting legislation in the nation.A state once considered an epicenter for brutal animal fighting […]

by DogTime Staff
January 2nd, 2013

Guinness names world’s tallest cat and dog

The Guinness World Records 2013 book has just been released, and it’s time to meet the tallest dog (a Great Dane) and the tallest cat (a Savannah) in the world.

by DogTime Staff
September 13th, 2012

Michigan dog survives gunshot to the face

A yellow Labrador Retriever and his owner are both recovering after being shot in an apparent attempted home invasion in the Detroit suburb of Allen Park, Mich.Owner Gail King and her 6-year-old Lab Niko were relaxing at home the evening of August 18 when they both heard a noise by the front door. Niko went […]

by DogTime Staff
August 21st, 2012

Authorities rescue 46 Pit Bulls from Michigan dog-fighting ring

Two alleged dog-fighting kingpins are behind bars and 46 Pit Bull Terriers are now safe after a raid on two Kalamazoo, Mich., properties.The investigation was coordinated by the Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement agency and the Humane Society of the United States.A tip from a local hunter led authorities to a house on KL […]

by DogTime
August 8th, 2012

Brutal dog-fighting ring allegedly run by 14-year-old

When authorities in Flint, Mich., seized dogs used in alleged dog-fighting activity and acts of torture earlier this month, the scene was described as horrific. The Genesee County Animal Control explained that the injuries found on the dogs were “terrible.”Apparently the mastermind behind these heinous acts of cruelty could be a 14-year-old boy.All indications show […]

by DogTime
April 24th, 2012

350 dogs rescued from Michigan puppy mill

Late last week, Julie Kowal of the Allegan County Animal Shelter in Allegan, Mich., was told to expect 60 small breed dogs at the facility Monday morning.But when Kowal accompanied animal control officers to a residence in Cheshire Township, Michigan, she never expected what she would find there.As the group began removing the small dogs […]

by DogTime
April 11th, 2012
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