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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.

by Michele C. Hollow
February 12th, 2015

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.

by DogTime
July 8th, 2014

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.

by DogTime
April 3rd, 2014

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.

by Nina Stively
August 9th, 2013

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 even attended […]

by DogTime Staff
July 5th, 2013

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 than […]

by DogTime Staff
June 24th, 2013

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 […]

by DogTime Staff
May 20th, 2013

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 on […]

by DogTime Staff
March 26th, 2013

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 Cujo. […]

by DogTime Staff
February 15th, 2013

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 saw with […]

by dogtime
July 12th, 2012

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 […]

by dogtime
April 10th, 2012

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 vs. […]

by dogtime
January 25th, 2011
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