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Warm weather forced Iditarod farther north
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 5:27 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska ? Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice. ...
Flordia police officer rescues drowning dog
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 5:12 am
PINELLAS PARK, FL (WFLA) ? Pinellas Park Police officers responded Thursday to a call for assistance after a small dog broke free from her leash and fell into the water. When officers arrived in Ma...
What is the Iditarod?
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 5:12 am
Whether you?ve lived in Alaska for decades or you?re a newcomer to the state, you?re probably still curious about the ?Last Great Race on Earth.? How long does the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race take...
Second class action lawsuit filed against Purina for Beneful dog food deaths
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 5:12 am
Paul Malcolm claims his American Bulldog and Rottweiler mix became severely ill and died as ... action suit filed three weeks earlier by Frank Lucido, who claims his German shepherd?s and Labrador ...
Coral Springs police Facebook page helps reunite dog with owners
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 5:07 am
A dog was reunited with its owners this week after a Coral Springs resident recognized the dog from a police post on Facebook. Officers said Sam and Ellen Stern were visiting their daughter's home ...
Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Moves Further Up North Due To Lack Of Snow
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 4:53 am
Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is scheduled to kick off Saturday, March 7 with a ceremonial run through Anchorage, but when it does, there will be something different about the race this yea...
Juneau musher remembers racing in Iditarod
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 4:48 am
It?s been over 30 years since Juneau musher Bruce Denton last raced in the Iditarod. So, it?ll be a bit like a class reunion when he heads up to Anchorage for this weekend?s ceremonial start and a ...
4 Teamwork Lessons from The Iditarod
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 4:48 am
Saturday begins the Iditarod, a grueling dog sled race that spans nearly 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Not only is the terrain challenging but wind chill temperatures have fallen to a...
Richmond police dog sniffs up two guns near shooting scene
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 4:45 am
Richmond police are applauding their trusted canine Ranger, who led officers to two hidden guns that were possibly used in the shooting on Chanslor Avenue on Wednesday. The shooting occurred in the...
Salvation Army Uses That Goddamn Dress in an Anti-Domestic Violence Ad
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 4:26 am
We will never be rid of The Dress; it will dog our steps, invade our dreams and haunt our thinkpieces from now until Judgment Day. Now, the South African branch of the Salvation Army is using the n...
40 teams to participate in Boynton Beach's K-9 competition
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 2:47 am
Working dogs compete for top title at the 2015 Boynton Beach K9 Competition Forty working dogs and their handlers will jump through windows and weave through obstacle courses at the 2015 Boynton Be...
Companion Pet Sitting ? K-9 Hydrotherapy
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 1:57 am
Northborough ? Barb Smith has made a career of making pets feel better and taking special care of them. Her Northborough businesses, Companion Pet Sitting and K-9 Hydrotherapy, provide physical the...
Due to lack of snow, Iditarod forced further north in Alaska
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 1:19 am
Anchorage, Alaska ? Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start farther north where there is snow and ice. ...
Warm weather forces Iditarod sled dog race farther north
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 1:10 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start farther north where there is snow and ...
Osceola County deputies welcome new pup to K-9 Unit
Dateline: Mar 6 2015 at 12:27 am
Osceola County Sheriff's Office is welcoming a new team member that it's calling the "newest and cutest" investigator. The sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page on Friday that the agency is ...
Army temporarily halts use of dogs in West Bank
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 10:00 pm
The commander of the IDF?s West Bank Division temporarily suspended the use of the army?s canine unit Thursday, after completing an investigation into the recently publicized incident in which a gr...
Ready to serve? Not all dogs cut out to be service animals
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 7:05 pm
Often, they are asking, not because they really want to have a working dog, but because they want to take their pet with them to a new housing option, or onto airplanes or into other public accommo...
New Jersey police officer investigated after crude dog posts on Facebook
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 4:51 pm
A New Jersey police officer is being investigated over posts made on Facebook that appear to be about a dog drowning Sunday. Seaside Heights Police Sgt. Thomas Yannacone posted on his social media ...
K-9 turns on IMPD officer
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 2:04 pm
IMPD Canine Officer Mark Archer knows the value of working alongside a canine. He's done it for at least a decade. But on February 17th as he and his police K-9 named Kimo went after a suspect hidi...
Dog Shot Tied To Tracks: Police Rescue Dog Who Was Shot Twice, And Tied To Railroad Tracks With A Belt
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 1:29 pm
According to the Huffington Post, Cabela the dog was rescued by police in Tampa, who found her tied to tracks with a belt. Worse still, Cabela had also been shot. Twice. Horrible -someone shot this...
Deceased K-9 Didn't Just Sniff Out Drugs
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 1:15 pm
The Omaha Police Department lost a K-9 officer recently. The department and the schools the dog served are feeling the loss. Omaha Police Officer Shannon Kinsey patrols the hallways as a resource o...
Police officers gear up for K-9 competition
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 1:06 pm
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Three police officers were gearing up Thursday evening for the South Florida K-9 Competition. Officers from across south Florida used the field at Boynton Beach High School to...
Report: Police uncover unlawful dog breeding operation, 146 dogs taken
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 12:40 pm
A tip led Horry County Police to uncover an unlawful dog breeding operation in Conway on Wednesday; Officers removed over 140 dogs of various breeds from the property and charged a 49-year-old Conw...
Police asking for information in dog shooting
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 11:08 am
TAMPA ? Blood still sits on a handful of rocks beneath the train tracks where Cabela was left for dead this week. The pitbull mix was shot twice near the neck Wednesday and belted down to tracks at...
Tampa Police save dog found shot, tied to railroad tracks
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 7:02 am
On Wednesday Tampa Police found a 1- or 2-year-old dog that had been shot and tied to railroad tracks with a belt in the Sulphur Springs area. On Wednesday Tampa Police found a 1- or 2-year-old dog...
Sweetwater commissioners approve settlement on K-9 overtime pay lawsuit
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 4:17 am
Sweetwater commissioners have voted to settle at $25,000 a lawsuit filed by K-9 officer Jenna Méndez for working overtime to take care of two dogs for a period of three years. In August 2014, Ménde...
Military working dog unit to hold recruiting event for part time dog handlers
Dateline: Mar 4 2015 at 11:28 pm
The Army is to launch its first Reserve military dog handling unit which will be based in Rutland. The new 101 Military Working Dog Squadron (101 MWD Sqn) will form part of 1st Military Working Dog...
Organizations collect donations for bronze statue of Pittsburgh K-9 Rocco
Dateline: Mar 4 2015 at 5:01 am
After Pittsburgh police dog Rocco died from injuries he sustained in the line of duty last year, Friendship artist Susan Wagner thought that he and other K-9 officers needed to be memorialized. Ms....
Burlington K-9 team honored
Dateline: Mar 4 2015 at 5:00 am
A Burlington police officer and his police K-9 were recently named Police K-9 Patrol Team of the Year, Chief Michael Schirling announced Wednesday. Cpl. Trent Martin and K-9 Capone were honored at ...
Service Dog Helps Local Fourth Grader Manage Rare Disease
Dateline: Mar 3 2015 at 2:13 am
When 10-year-old Bella Burton first met George, her new guide dog, their connection was immediate. Rachel Burton, Bella?s mother, says that when Bella visited the animals at the Service Dog Project...
Dog training ?passion? sparks a police K-9 business in Shelton
Dateline: Mar 2 2015 at 8:25 pm
His business started through word of mouth. ?In the beginning I trained dogs that nobody could train,? he said, including Rottweilers and pit bulls with biting issues. These days he imports German ...
Israel Rights Group Criticizes Army's Use of Dogs at Rallies
Dateline: Mar 2 2015 at 12:53 am
An Israeli human rights group has criticized the military's use of dogs at protests, citing the case of a Palestinian teenager who was bitten after he threw rocks at troops in the West Bank. Sarit ...
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 ...
NYC's most popular dog breeds
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 3:07 pm
New Yorkers aren't just grabbing up small dogs to fit their small apartments, they are also after Rottweilers, German shepherds, and Golden Retrievers, according to the American Kennel Club's lates...
Soldier says goodbye to military working dog
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 4:00 pm
MIESAU, Germany - Pvt. Kaitlin Haines still gets a little teary-eyed when she talks about Cak, a local military working dog who was put to rest last December. "We just became best friends, as close...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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:; fax...

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