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Young mushers on the trail
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 7:49 pm
Rose Capistrant, 15, lives north of Healy and is a home school student. They both ran the Willow 100, and Capistrant is racing in the Junior Iditarod this weekend. ?I have been mushing my whole lif...
The life of a musher: Schroeder commits to dogsledding's details, long days
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 7:31 pm
?This is, like, the first thing I do in the morning,? said Schroeder, who was in the midst of a string of 12-hour, hundred-mile runs every day as he prepared his team for a second go at the iconic ...
A musher's life takes commitment, determination
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 7:25 pm
"This is, like, the first thing I do in the morning," said Schroeder, who was in the midst of a string of 12-hour, hundred-mile runs every day as he prepared his team for a second go at the iconic ...
N.J. K-9 attracts international attention after police give final farewell
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 7:09 pm
WEST DEPTFORD TWP. -- One week after officers from across South Jersey gathered en masse to salute retired K-9 Judge, as his owner and partner led him into St. Francis Veterinary Center to be eutha...
Ready for the Iditarod
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 6:49 pm
The Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race is a 1,000-mile race for dog mushers to complete in the shortest time, under their own power and without aid of others. The Iditarod Trail Internation...
My Iditarod addiction
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 2:59 pm
If you see the start of an Iditarod, you will be hooked. When you are hooked on Iditarod, you have an Iditarod story. My Iditarod story begins in January 1978. As my boyfriend (now husband) Todd an...
Working with dogs, demons and Mark Duplass on 'The Lazarus Effect'
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 1:34 pm
It was W.C. Fields who once said, ?Never work with children or animals.? (Actually, it probably wasn?t as much the kids as the stage mothers, but that?s another story.) But what about working with ...
Carlton County Sheriff?s Office welcomes Roman, new police dog
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 12:08 pm
The Carlton County Sheriff?s Office has a new officer on staff ? and he?s just 14 months old. Roman, a male German shepherd, joined the sheriff?s office in mid-January after Northwoods Credit Union...
How shelter dogs are helping scientists sniff out the world?s rarest gorillas
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 9:47 am
?We select high-drive dogs, meaning they are high energy, most people would say is excessively, object obsessed,? one of the team, Megan Parker from Working Dogs for Conservation in Montana, says. ...
Wakefield Police, State Police K-9 Rescue Suicidal Teen
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 8:52 am
Photo caption: State Police K-9 Rocky helped in the rescue. Photo credit: Mass State Police. Wakefield Police and State Police rescued a suicidal 19-year-old after a two-and-a-half-hour search earl...
Lainey's Army walking 114 miles to Albany for Humane Lobby Day
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 4:54 am
?While we?re waiting for the laws to change, we?re trying to keep dogs safe on our own,? said Strong. To help their voices be heard, Lainey?s Army is organizing a walk to Albany beginning March 14,...
School helps S. Ogden police dog get ballistic vest
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 3:47 am
WEST HAVEN ? Students at Quest Academy Charter School were more than happy to pay the penalty fee for not wearing their uniforms to school recently. That?s because the money went to a great cause. ...
Retired police officer saves dog who nearly drowned in the ocean
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 12:44 am
A small dog is alive today thanks to the efforts of a retired New York police officer who jumped into action when the dog's owner screamed for help on Wednesday, reported Friday's WXII News. The te...
Lucas County dogs for adoption: 2-28
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 11:07 pm
German shepherd mix, black and brown female ... stray picked up Feb. 20 by a control officer at 1039 Oakwood Ave., Toledo. Rottweiler, black and orange male; stray picked up Feb. 21 by a control of...
Nearly 1,000 people welcome K-9 Karson home
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 9:25 pm
The Wilmington community celebrated the return of a police dog who survived out in the elements for more than two months with a two-hour ceremony Friday night. More than 900 people packed the gym a...
Police dog gets added protection
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 9:02 pm
WESTVILLE ? Officer Tom Kirby would never dream of working a shift without his protective vest, but his Westville police partner did all the time. His name's Stitch. He's a K-9 officer. "It's very ...
How can Iditarod dogs run so fast for so long? Scientists probe superdogs
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 4:00 pm
Super-fit Iditarod dogs may be as famous as the human mushers who accompany them to the finish line in Nome ? and even more accomplished. One given name is enough for these incredible dogs, but lik...
Local woman heading to Alaska to volunteer with Iditarod
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 3:43 pm
This week's dusting of snow in Wilmington gave Sandi Adams a taste of the next three weeks of her life, even if it was a brief one. For more from Wilmington resident Sandi Adams? trip to Alaska for...
K-9 tracks down wanted Manchester man
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 7:47 am
MANCHESTER ? A man wanted for violating a Merrimack County court order tried to elude capture Thursday afternoon but was ultimately tracked down by a police dog, authorities said. Roland Iller, 27,...
Guide dogs meet Pineville police, firefighters
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 6:28 am
Jeff Long?s appearance must have startled Pearl, a 48-pound black goldador, as he stood dressed in full firefighter gear, sounding like an alien from a 1950s space movie as he inhaled and exhaled. ...
16 Bizarre, Surprising, Or Creepy Google Projects From Bloodstream Robots, Military Dogs, Lunar Bases, And Even Deodo...
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 5:50 am
MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) ? You get a text message on your Google phone from your blood-born Google nano sensors saying you need more vitamin D, so you turn off your Chromecast, turn on your Google co...
Students hold their own Iditarod
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 4:56 am
CUMBERLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Students at Greely Middle School held their own version of the Iditarod Thursday. However, instead of using 10 to 12 dogs, the students pulled their own sleds Tea...
Clarksville police debunk viral video about dogs in cold
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 3:10 am
Police in Clarksville say a video showing two dogs in a snowy yard has sparked outrage in the community, but that video doesn't show the whole truth. The video was posted online with the title, "CL...
K-9 Command celebrates 20 years with move to spacious city facility
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 2:39 am
Mark and Amy Connolly have stayed true to their philosophy and applied lessons that they have learned through their small business?s 20-year journey to make K-9 Command one of the most recognized a...
K-9 donors
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 10:53 pm
The Ball Corp. and United Steelworkers Union Local 995 joined forces to donate a total of $2,000 to the K-9 Division of the Weirton Police Department Thursday. "This is just a great cause, and we'r...
A much-needed home for Nero
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 8:00 pm
Ari was our second German shepherd, purchased through a breeder ... Physically however, there looks to be a variety of options - labrador, huntaway, maybe even some rottweiler? Take a look at the p...
Police K-9 struck, killed by vehicle
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 4:01 pm
A police K-9 that the Aiken County Sheriff?s Office had for less than two weeks died earlier this month it got out of its handler?s yard and was struck by a vehicle, a spokesman confirmed Thursday....
Dog Owner?s Lack of Care Results in Violent Death for Two Dogs
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 4:00 pm
Dogs are not people. It is much harder for them to understand ... Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and wa...
Veterinarian shows CopperDog 150 mushers how to care for working dogs
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 7:38 am
LAURIUM ? Working dogs, like sled dogs, have about as much in common with ordinary dogs as most of us have with a professional athlete. Because they are so different, they need specialized care. ?W...
Most Popular Dog Breeds: French Bulldog Makes Top 10 List For First Time In Almost 100 Years
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 4:40 am
The Rottweiler was the 10th most popular dog breed for 2014, and the Dachsund came in at number 11, which marked the first time in 30 years the breed failed to make the top 10. The German shepherd ...
Don't miss the chance to learn about working dogs
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 4:04 am
For most of us, our pets are our companions, and the idea they might actually like to work is almost a foreign concept. But those who know plenty about dogs understand that those with plenty of ene...
Scientists using shelter dogs to help find rare animals
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 3:15 am
"We select high-drive dogs, meaning they are high energy, most people would say is excessively, object obsessed," one of the team, Megan Parker from Working Dogs for Conservation in Montana, says. ...
Most Popular Dog Breeds: Labs, German Shepherds, Small Dogs Top List
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 2:48 am
German shepherd was No. 2 on the list ... made real history by breaking the Top 10 list for the first time in nearly 100 years at No. 9. The Rottweiler was No. 10. But while there are dogs people l...
Military working dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives
Dateline: Feb 25 2015 at 10:29 pm
Despite not allowing dogs on the property, an off-season FedEx Field in Landover, Md., and the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Memorial Hall in Washington, D.C. host canines and th...
Aiken County Sheriff's K-9 dies after hit and run
Dateline: Feb 25 2015 at 4:00 pm
AIKEN CO., S.C. (WRDW)-- At the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, they consider their k-9's like another deputy. "These dogs are raised from puppies and they're here with us their entire life," Cpt. E...
Chesterfield bans most animals from town buildings, vehicles
Dateline: Feb 25 2015 at 10:13 am
The Selectmen voted 2-1 on Wednesday, Feb. 18, to institute the policy that bans the presence of pets ? with the exception of service animals, police ... animal as a guide dog, signal dog or other ...
Unity couple to tackle Iditarod winter marathon
Dateline: Feb 24 2015 at 9:24 am
When Tim and Loreen Hewitt begin their 1,000-mile trek Sunday across Alaska, she will be making her sixth trip on foot while he will be heading into the wilderness for the first time on 4.8-inch-wi...
Working in Clark County: Joan Armstrong, dog trainer
Dateline: Feb 22 2015 at 10:00 pm
Working in Clark County, a brief profile of interesting Clark County business owners or a worker in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. Send ideas to Mary Ricks: mary.ricks@columbian.com; fax...
Blind owner working tirelessly to keep guide dog from going blind
Dateline: Feb 22 2015 at 2:38 pm
It's never easy when a pet has health problems, but when that pet is a guide dog and is at risk of losing his sight, it becomes an even bigger issue. "He's my working dog but he's also my friend," ...
Drug dog goes from Shelter to Sheriff
Dateline: Feb 22 2015 at 1:44 pm
Paulsen, who?s been with HRCSO for five years, says he?s always been interested in service and working dogs and wanted ... He?ll also offer assistance when the local police department needs a drug ...
Harrison Co. students push for law to reunite vets with their military dogs
Dateline: Feb 20 2015 at 8:01 pm
Some Harrison County seventh graders are calling on Congress to change the law to help soldiers adjust to life after war. The students want to make it easier for retired military dog handlers to be...
Local army veteran says American Airlines mistreated him and his service dog
Dateline: Feb 20 2015 at 6:32 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? A local army veteran says American Airlines is "lying" about how it treated him and his certified service dog, Bella. But he is hoping his "horrible" experience will increase p...
Coconut Creek police dog Renzo bites Dunkin' Donuts employee
Dateline: Feb 20 2015 at 4:46 am
Paramedics took him to Northwest Medical Center. Renzo's victim Nov. 26 was Coconut Creek police Officer Michael Giuttari, as the officers were working on a home invasion case. But although the dog...
Where does he go? What tricks can he do? All your Wrangler questions answered
Dateline: Feb 18 2015 at 2:37 am
I've always been told you shouldn't disrupt the service animal at work. Is that true? Is it ever appropriate to pet a service animal at work? Saxon: It is very important not to distract a service d...





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