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Rookie police dog unit's three arrests in 'very good weekend'
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 11:33 am
They've only been partners since August, but a rookie police dog unit helped arrest a flasher and two thieves in one weekend. Constable Regan Wilson and his police dog South had "a very good weeken...
Denver police officers help save dog abandoned at DIA restaurant
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 10:21 am
DENVER ? Three police officers helped save a dog that was abandoned by its owner at a restaurant at Denver International Airport. According to the Denver Police Department, Sgt. Virginia ...
Bitterroot Mushers Hold 12th Annual Darby Dog Derby
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 10:10 am
?It?s an addiction, you know it?s fun, it?s a good healthy sport, it promotes good care of the dogs, working dogs need jobs, otherwise they?re unhappy.? The Bitterroot Mushers club has ...
Charity hockey game raises cash for St. Clair Shores police K-9 program
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 7:47 am
A charity hockey game held over the weekend in honor of a slain St. Clair Shores Police Department K-9 officer raised several thousands of dollars for safety equipment for the department's K-9 prog...
3 people arrested after Grand Forks police dog sniffs out drugs
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 7:33 am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - (Valley News Live) A Grand Forks police dog is receiving credit for taking drugs off the streets. Cpl. Andrew Ebertowski and K9 Shelby assisted Grand Forks County deputies Satur...
Mansfield eyes purchase of police dog
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 5:33 am
MANSFIELD -- The town could soon have its own police dog. Police Chief Ronald Sellon recently informed selectmen he is applying for three grants to help land a canine for the local police departmen...
Neighbors work to reunite lost dog after fatal fire
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 2:53 am
"We are hoping we can find the owners soon," she said. They were able to feed the dog and give him water. Hillsborough County deputies are working with Hurtado to reunite the dog with its owners. "...
Two arrested after K-9 detects drugs at traffic stop
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 2:43 am
SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) ? A K-9 unit is being credited for detecting narcotics during a traffic stop, leading to two arrests in Pulaski County. According to the Sheriff, deputies pulled over a pickup ...
Racial slurs, dog stabbing, alleged gunfire drive feud between Hammond neighbors
Dateline: Jan 20 2019 at 1:00 am
Dog stabbed in back McDowell said the longstanding conflict ... if filing additional charges is an option at this time," Kellogg added. "Detectives are working closely with the victim to ensure tha...
Brockton police shoot, kill dog while responding to disturbance
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 10:36 pm
BROCKTON ? Police officers shot and killed a dog on the city?s south side Saturday afternoon that was ?aggressively charging? at them, a police spokesman said. The dog, a Cane Corso mastiff, ran to...
Some San Antonio Stray Dogs to Be Trained to Help Veterans
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 8:06 pm
The San Antonio Express-News reports under a new city plan, K9s for Warriors, an organization based in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, will expand to Military City, U.S.A., culling stray dogs from...
HISTORY CORNER: Dogs of our fathers: Part I
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 8:00 pm
the same hormone is released in both the humans and the dogs.? Private James Donovan taught Rags to salute by raising his paw close to his head. Reports describe how at military base retreat ceremo...
EP receives gift for K-9 program
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 6:32 pm
Morning Journal/Katie White Local businessman Tom Brittain presented the East Palestine Police Department with a $4,000 donation from his company, Brittain Motors Chevrolet, for the department?s K-...
TSA dogs chosen for floppy ears
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 3:09 pm
Which is why the primary requirement for TSA dogs remains stellar detection skill, Gregory said. As many as half of aspiring working dogs fail out of training programs. "No dogs will be pulled off ...
More than 30 dogs seized from Macon Co. home
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 12:25 pm
"At this time, we have 38 counts of animal cruelty and once we get done here, working this investigation we may have more charges against the individuals" Neighbors shared that they had seen the co...
Police arrest two in beating of dog-walker in the District.
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 11:20 am
Two teenagers were arrested in connection with last week?s beating and attempted carjacking of a dog-walker in the Columbia Heights area, the D.C police said. Police said both were charged as adult...
40 years later, a look back on how the race began and where it is heading
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 10:34 am
On Friday night in Bethel, the Kuskokwim 300 celebrated its 40th annual sled dog race. Eighteen mushers signed up to compete, including multiple K300 and Iditarod champions. Over four decades the r...
Firefighters rush into burning home to save family's small dog
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 9:32 am
firefighters arriving on the scene found a working fire, with flames coming through the roof of a one-story home. All human occupants of the building were able to safely escape, but the residents w...
Billings Police K-9 Officer "Cuff" retires after almost 9 years of service
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 7:07 am
Billings Police recently announced one of their K-9 Officers retired after almost nine years of service. Since 2010, Cuff has been patrolling Billings streets with Officer Rob Vickery. Now about el...
Delta Dogs/Ark Animal Clinic collecting pet food for families hit by government shutdown
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 2:45 am
Volunteers were busy dropping off pet food at the Ark Animal Clinic in Mobile. In partnership with Delta Dogs, the groups are working with the Mobile Chapter of the Chief Petty Officer?s Associatio...
Woman gives $16,000 for Crestview police K-9
Dateline: Jan 19 2019 at 12:37 am
CRESTVIEW ? The Police Department?s K9 Division took a major step toward acquiring a fourth K-9 unit after a resident wrote a check for $16,000 Monday. The donor, a lifelong dog lover who retired t...
Woman shot to death while walking dog in Cleveland?s McGowan Park, police say
Dateline: Jan 18 2019 at 3:58 pm
CLEVELAND, Ohio ? A 58-year-old woman was fatally shot Thursday while walking her dog in McGowan Park, police said. Sheila Wallace of Cleveland was killed about 7 p.m. at the park in the city?s Bel...
Homeward bound: Stolen dog returned to owners, accused thief arrested
Dateline: Jan 18 2019 at 12:05 pm
Police said they arrested 33-year-old Fernando Godoy, who is a relative of one of the people who was working on the Ramirez's bathroom. Investigators said Godoy initially denied taking the dog but ...
Omaha police dog, along with 'Deadbeat Brothers,' named 2018 World-Herald Pet of the Year
Dateline: Jan 18 2019 at 8:31 am
You could say The World-Herald's 2018 Pet of the Year features a good boy. But that would be an understatement. It's three very good boys. Tye, an Omaha Police K-9, along with his 'Deadbeat Bros" ?...
Army researcher uses military techniques to train dogs
Dateline: Jan 18 2019 at 1:42 am
VICKSBURG, Miss. -- Dena Dickerson, a research biologist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Environmental Lab, has a personal fondness for animals and a professional tale...
Hello, I'm a Millennial: Traditional gender expectations are a burden for all of us
Dateline: Jan 18 2019 at 1:39 am
Followed by that, was a cry from my mother, ?Teddy come down here! Sheva is dead!? Suddenly, our part German shepherd, part rottweiler, 8-year-old dog, Sheva, had died. My sister, her primary caret...
10 of the world's toughest ultramarathons
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 7:11 pm
The Iditarod Trail Invitational traverses 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome and crosses the towering Alaska Range. (Photo: Courtesy of Peter Ripmaster) Competitors follow the trail of the famous s...
Fairfield police dog survives stabbing by suspect who was shot to death
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 4:46 pm
A Fairfield police dog that officials say was stabbed by a man suspected of attempted murder and arson in Vacaville is expected to recover, authorities said Thursday. After allegedly stabbing two p...
Stray San Antonio dogs to become K-9 aides for veterans under new city plan
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 10:53 am
Some stray dogs in San Antonio will be getting a life-changing job opportunity ? helping veterans. Under a new city plan, K9s for Warriors, an organization based in Jacksonville, Fla., will expand ...
After Two Pre-Race Withdrawals, 18 Mushers Ready to Take ?Normal Trail? for 2019 Kusko 300
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 9:43 am
This would have been the Iditarod finisher?s first K300. As for Hahn, Reichard says the Nome Kennel Club member gave no comment as to why he took his name off the roster. The remaining 18 mushers n...
Billings K-9 officer retiring after more than 8 years of service
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 8:30 am
K-9 Officer Cuff of the Billings Police Department retired on Sunday after eight and half years of service. Cuff, a Belgian Malinois, started at the BPD in 2010. He?s been riding alongside ...
Meet T-Rex, the Houston police K-9 undergoing amputation surgery Friday
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 7:10 am
T-Rex is a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois battling bone cancer. The Houston K-9 will undergo amputation surgery at TAMU Veterinary Medical Hospital Friday. T-Rex is a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois battl...
Tears flow as aging military dog gets hero's sendoff in Lakeland
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 6:20 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (FOX 13) - A retired military working dog was honored with an emotional goodbye by his veterinarian in Lakeland. Robson's handler lovingly called him 'Robbie.' The dog retired from t...
K-9 named after fallen deputy nets six arrests in a week
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 5:47 am
TACOMA, Wash. ? Six arrests in one week is good for any K-9. But this Washington state police dog's achievement is extra special. Pierce County Sheriff's Department officials say a K-9 officer ...
Retired military K9 given tearful farewell by community
Dateline: Jan 17 2019 at 2:16 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (WSVN) ? A retired military K9 and service dog was given a tearful and hero?s farewell before he was put to sleep. According to Fox 13, Robson the K9, lovingly called Robbie by ...
Hello! Big Sister is listening
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 2:00 pm
OK, I'm like a three-toed sloth in the Iditarod. But listen, kids -- and by that, I mean anyone under the age of 35 -- when I was growing up (ugh, someone stop her), we rented two rotary phones fro...
HPD's 'T-Rex' K-9 officer to lose leg in cancer battle
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 1:59 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas ? A Houston Police K-9 will head to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on Friday where he will undergo surgery to amputate one of his legs, reports The Eagle, ...
40th K300 Sled Dog Race Mushers
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 12:15 pm
Matt Failor, Jessie Holmes, Joar Leifseth Ulsom, Ramey Smyth, Jeff King, Nicolas Petit, Wade Marrs, Aaron Burmeister, Travis Beals, and local mushers Victoria Hardwick, Peter Kaiser, and Richie Die...
Marine reunited with military dog in Virginia
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 2:00 am
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) ? A Marine veteran, a military dog, and one special reunion: It happened in Roanoke last week when the non-profit Mission K9 Rescue reunited one military dog with his original h...
Portsmouth military family starts petition to fly her dogs to Guam
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:17 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Va. ? Military families across the country have come together to sign a petition to fight for their large dogs to fly. The petition has nearly 120,000 signatures, and it is growing each...
The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:06 pm
It?s important to clarify the difference between the four major types of assistance dogs: Service dog ... so that should your dog nip, bite, or hurt someone while working as a therapy dog ...
Fort Bragg Soldiers participate in Carolina Hurricanes Military Appreciation Game
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 6:04 am
RALEIGH, N.C. ? At the end of a bright, red carpet, a military working dog and a young military policeman drew the attention of hushed fans and veterans to center ice. The canine dropped the ceremo...
PETA activists protest Iditarod at Detroit auto show
Dateline: Jan 14 2019 at 6:48 am
Moments after she began smashing the windows of a late-model Chrysler Town & Country minivan outside the 2019 Detroit auto show, police had the white, floppy-eared dog in handcuffs. In a move remin...
Military dog drops puck before Hurricanes game
Dateline: Jan 13 2019 at 12:51 pm
The Carolina Hurricanes had a special guest drop the puck before a game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Helen, a military service dog, did the honors alongside Specialist Devin Pruitt....
Large field set to compete in Eagle Cap Extreme
Dateline: Jan 13 2019 at 10:20 am
As of Monday, 25 sled dog teams are registered for the 15th running of the event. That includes seven competitors in the Iditarod-qualifying 200-mile race and another seven, including local veterin...
Pride on the line: Lincoln medic fights city over use of PTSD service dog
Dateline: Jan 12 2019 at 7:00 pm
Ravndal sought treatment, eventually becoming the first Lincoln firefighter to use a service dog. But he never returned ... he went to see the Employee Assistance Program counselor.
Von Miller ?can play even better than he?s played,? Broncos coach Vic Fangio promises
Dateline: Jan 10 2019 at 11:36 pm
The new guy on the Iditarod sled didn?t waste any time asking his lead dog to start pulling even harder. ?I think Von Miller can play even better than he?s played in his career,? new Broncos coach ...
Iditarod, anyone? How about luging? Winter family fun abounds in-state and out
Dateline: Jan 8 2019 at 1:09 am
When temperatures drop and cold winds are blowing, it takes a lot of incentives to get your family off the couch. So, if enticements such as building a snow fort or putting on ice skates aren?t eno...
This Adorable Dog Sledding Team Won Our Hearts on Twitter
Dateline: Jan 7 2019 at 9:55 pm
We don?t usually root for anyone specific to win the Iditarod because they?re all good dogs. However, when the 2019 race kicks off in Anchorage, Alaska on March 2, we are throwing our full ...
When a 'service dog' gives birth at Tampa airport, controversy takes flight
Dateline: May 31 2018 at 7:12 pm
But people who are trying to trump the process and get their pets on an airline, it makes people look at me funny with my dog and question if it?s really a service dog." Standards set by the Intern...
Everything Pinoys need to know about assistance dogs
Dateline: Aug 21 2017 at 12:02 am
Julia Mosen and her assistance dog Kerry. Dogs have been a human companion since time immemorial. But there are more to dogs than pets. We all know about explosive-sniffing dogs, police ... she was...
Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options
Dateline: Jul 17 2017 at 8:02 pm
354-6312. This gorgeous girl is Gilda, a 5-year-old, black and tan Rottweiler and German shepherd mix. Calm and affectionate, Gilda is a big couch potato in need of a couch. She is ready to ...

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