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Pets of the Week: Serbius and Grover
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 4:11 am
This time, our featured Pets of the Week include Serbius, a 6-month-old male Rottweiler mix, and Grover, a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix. They are just two of the many animals immediately availabl...
Ruh-Roh! Fido?s Field Day held at Post Exchange
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 4:01 am
Staff Sgt. Hannah Nunley, 97th Military Police Battalion, brought her two daughters, Aubrey, 2, and Kylie, 10, as well as two dogs, Boomer and Dakota. This month for school, Kylie is required to pa...
Dog Massage
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 2:29 am
Participants will practice techniques on their own dogs while also learning about the theory of massage therapy. This workshop is a great opportunity for those looking for a way to ease aches and p...
Toronto Police dog among hero hounds honoured
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 1:11 am
A Toronto Police dog who withstood a machete attack in the line of duty is among five heroic hounds inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame. Lonca, a two-year-old German Shepherd, withstood re...
Special care must be given to pets during summer
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 12:49 am
One of the dogs that died was a Rottweiler. He collapsed in his owner?s villa ... Have you seen any instances this year? Yes. A 12-year-old German Shepherd was brought to our hospital from Jumeirah...
Jax goes from street dog to police dog
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 11:55 pm
During the week of Christmas, a blue heeler mix was wandering the streets of Cleburne. Jax, formerly known as ?Flapjack,? was taken to the Cleburne Animal Shelter. ?When he came in we were not quit...
Howard pet grooming business wins zoning change after two-year push
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 8:40 pm
Jones said Martins was the only groomer who could understand her foster dog, a German shepherd Rottweiler mix who had been heavily abused. "I had to find someone to get him to learn to trust people...
Virginia cops release K-9 into group of bystanders ? and the dog bites the wrong person
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 8:28 pm
he asked. Authorities confirmed the attack in a statement, saying that the dog had been taking off of active service pending an investigation. However, a police spokesperson refused to identify the...
Sheriff's K-9 program expands
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 6:54 pm
CENTREVILLE ? Queen Anne?s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann recently announced the expansion of the sheriff?s office K-9 program with the return of K-9 Zora and addition of K-9 Spike. Dfc. Chris Ahearn ...
Pursuit & Peril: The Steve Watkins story
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 3:01 pm
As a reporter covering the Iditarod, meeting interesting people along the trail from Anchorage to Nome is common, but few people have the ability to leave a lasting impression like Steve Watkins, a...
Meet ?Yeti? the new K-9 officer at Beaver Dam Police Department
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 12:59 pm
His name is Yeti and he is the newest K-9 officer to join the Beaver Dam Police Department as of this past weekend. Yeti is almost two years old and a German shepherd from Hungary, according to his...
Robeson County Animal Shelter to restrict adoption of pit bulls
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 12:10 pm
Other breeds sometimes deemed vicious, including German shepherds, rottweilers, and Doberman pinchers won't fall under the new policy because pit bulls account for most of the attacks in his county...
New K-9 police program could be coming to Rochester
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 9:19 am
ROCHESTER ? For the past two years, the Rochester Police Department has seen a surge in calls for service, which, in turn, has caused the department?s response time for non-emergency incidents to i...
Montgomery County Sheriff's K-9 unit gets protective vests
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 9:06 am
The Montgomery County Sheriff's K-9 unit suited up in their new protective vests for the first time Tuesday. The vests are designed to protect the officer's dogs from gunfire and knives. Officers A...
Montgomery K-9 Officers Suit Up
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 9:00 am
The Montgomery County Sheriff?s Office was given some new gear to keep their finest four-legged officers safer. Thanks to a generous donation, all six of the K-9 officers have bulletproof vests. Ti...
Service dog provides support for entire family
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 8:36 am
autism assistance dogs, diabetic alert dogs, and facilitated guide dogs, among others. The impact Bobo has made on Kneisly and her family is incredible, and Bish advises that others interested in g...
Police: Man who fatally shot K-9 dies from injuries suffered in returned gunfire
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 5:05 am
A West Jordan man accused of shooting and killing a police K-9 last week in Millcreek died Monday from injuries he suffered during the ensuing shootout with police. MILLCREEK ? A West Jordan man ac...
Police: Dog found dead in trash compactor, owner admitted to throwing it out apartment window
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 2:37 am
PAINESVILLE, Ohio - Painesville police say the owner of a dog found dead in a trash compactor Tuesday later admitted to killing the pet by throwing it out his apartment window. Police were called t...
Military dogs train for deployment at JBSA-Lackland
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 11:36 pm
"It's kind of like a piece of home having the dog there. It's hard to explain. It kind of takes your mind off where you're at and what you're doing at least for a few moments," said Josh Delancey, ...
K-9?s sniff for drugs in Benton County jail
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 6:00 pm
BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. ? Deputies in one West Tennessee county search for drugs and weapons Tuesday in a place you might not expect. Jail cells in Benton County were turned upside down as officers an...
Nassau police officers pick their dogs for K-9 unit
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:16 pm
The Nassau County Police Department picked its newest group of rookies Monday. But they didn?t take the civil service test. An elite group of 11 male German shepherds tried out to join the force Mo...
Autism assistance dog is a real pal
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 10:30 am
?My Canine Companion?s pioneering concept of the assistance dog living with the recipient?s family before training is dramatically different to, say, Guide Dogs for the Visually ... arms in all our...
Domestic Assault Leads to Ban of Iditarod Musher
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 5:09 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CN) ? The Iditarod Trail Committee Board on Thursday banned a veteran Iditarod musher accused of multiple domestic violence incidents against another musher in 2015 from competin...
10 Dogs Most Often Blacklisted By Insurers
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:22 am
Two roaming rottweilers ambushed an Atlanta high school student on ... early 2014 after the dog was suspected of killing a 6-day-old infant. The AKC says the German shepherd is the world's leading ...
Dog rules 'too relaxed'
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 8:05 am
I think dog behaviourist Cesar Millian said it best when he said: "In the 70s they blamed dobermans, in the 80s they blamed German shepherds, in the 90s they blamed the rottweiler, now they blame t...
Iditarod Trail Committee Bans Travis Beals' Entrance in 2017 Race
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 4:26 pm
The Iditarod Trail Committee is taking a stand against domestic violence. On Friday, the committee released a statement putting an immediate ban on musher Travis Beals for the 2017 Iditarod and bey...
Guide dog stolen by accident-prone thieves during crime spree in Melbourne's north-west
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 10:44 am
Police are hunting an accident-prone thief who unwittingly stole a guide dog during a crime spree with another man in Melbourne's north-west. The Kia Cerato Koup was stolen from a Smithfield Road s...
The Latest: Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 9:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska ? The Latest on the Iditarod banning a musher facing domestic violence charges from next year's race (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The top officer for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog R...
Newest amenity at airports is one for the dogs
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 12:46 am
?By working collaboratively, we are ensuring that people who travel with assistance dogs have a more enjoyable and less stressful travel experience,? said Well Jones, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundatio...
Letter to the editor: Accountability lies with dogs, not owners
Dateline: Apr 28 2016 at 3:17 am
When I was a child it was German Shepherds and Dobermanns. Now it is pit bulls and Rottweilers. It could just as well be Huskies, Akitas or Rhodesian Ridgebacks We are actually ignoring who is resp...
War Dog Loses Leg in Bomb Blast, Gets Highest Honor
Dateline: Apr 27 2016 at 6:00 pm
That's when a second bomb went off, blasting the dog into the air. Severely injured, Lucca made a valiant attempt to get back to Rodriguez. It was the end of a sterling military career for Lucca, o...
Govt bans dog import, pedigrees to cost more
Dateline: Apr 27 2016 at 11:19 am
The top five pedigrees in demand in India are German shepherd, Rottweiler, Labrador, Dobermann and pug. Except for Pug puppies whose demand has dipped after beagles entered Indian homes, the other ...
Camp Pendleton war dog loses leg in bomb blast, gets highest military honor
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 6:00 pm
The U.S. military created its dog program during World War II. The first training center was established in Virginia in 1942. A year later, there were 400 men and 900 dogs going through training. T...
Domestic violence case raises questions over Iditarod rules
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 1:33 pm
An accomplished musher was in a Palmer state court Tuesday over a domestic violence incident that happened in December of 2015. Critics have asked whether Iditarod organizers were aware of the assa...
Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 3:16 am
The American Kennel Club released its annual list of the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. Did your favorite furry friend make the list? Note: This list only includes purebred specie...
Grieving military family surprised with therapy dog
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 2:08 am
MONTICELLO, Minn. ? Even though it's been almost 10 years, the Gold Star symbol in the window of the Moore home in Monticello is forever. Minnesota Army National Guard soldier, Sgt. Nicholas Turcot...
Woman anguishes over loss of service dog
Dateline: Apr 25 2016 at 2:51 am
Joy Tomkinson isn?t feeling much joy these days, after the Canadian Guide Dogs for ... have retired him as an assistance dog.? Tomkinson requested a reprieve. ?I asked if I could have him for a mon...
Working dog, grateful human
Dateline: Apr 22 2016 at 7:39 am
Writer the service dog recently rescued his human, Nancy Lagasse, after she suffered a serious injury and had no way to call for help. Likewise, her first service dog through Canine Companions for ...
Virginia Beach student sends care packages overseas to Military Working Dogs
Dateline: Apr 21 2016 at 11:43 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. ? In a quest to honor her grandfather, a Virginia Beach fifth grader decide to raise money to create care packages for Military Working Dogs deployed overseas. Kylie Blake raise...
26 health conditions that plague dogs
Dateline: Apr 21 2016 at 7:13 am
(Petbreeds) - Just as with humans, dogs can be impacted by countless health conditions, but some are much more common than others. Many of these issues are hereditary, but others are largely preven...
War Hero, Lucca, Highlights Importance of Military Working Dogs and Veterinary Corps
Dateline: Apr 21 2016 at 1:12 am
APRIL 21, 2016, SAN ANTONIO ? Lucca, a U.S. Marine Corps specialized search dog, made history when she received the United Kingdom?s People?s Dispensary for Sick Animals Dickin Medal, considered th...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Apr 18 2016 at 5:25 pm
The term dysplasia means abnormal. Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is abnormal formation of a dog's hip joint. The cause of CHD is unknown however there are many theories, one being that CHD can be pass...
As Alaska Warms, the Iditarod Adapts
Dateline: Mar 6 2016 at 12:44 pm
ANCHORAGE ? The Iditarod dog-sled race has gripped the imagination here for a long time, partly because it captures the idea, cherished by Alaskans, that a true-north wildness lies just over the ho...

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