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Comfort Dog program in Freeport helps during times of grief
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 12:27 pm
On the day of Wyatt?s funeral, 16 handlers with their golden retriever dogs showed up to honor a man who served his country in the military. Handlers and the dogs formed an honor line to the hearse...
The life of a musher: Schroeder commits to dogsledding's details, long days
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 12:22 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 ...
The Family Shield
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 12:03 pm
Their combined years of service adds up to about 51 years. Dale?s younger son, Adam, is a sergeant with the K-9 unit, and in June, he will have 11 years of service with THPD. Dale?s father ? the la...
Fast trail awaits Iditarod Invitational competitors
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 11:58 am
Just to the north of Alaska's largest city, the true hard men and women of the Iditarod Trail on Sunday headed north from the old port of Knik in a race against time and weather. Out ahead of them ...
Ready for the Iditarod
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 11:35 am
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...
Police: Woman falls through ice, dies trying to retrieve dog
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 11:32 am
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Police in Kansas say a woman has died after falling through ice on a pond while trying to retrieve her dog. Sgt. John Ryan with the Wichita Police Department said Sunday afternoo...
Police officer assaulted, attacked by dog
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 11:15 am
A police officer has suffered injuries to his entire body after a man assaulted the officer then set his dog on him outside a Winz office. Police said the officer was called to the Foxton Work and ...
K-9 Units Vital to Police Department's Success
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 11:01 am
LINCOLN, Neb. --Dogs in the Lincoln Police Department's K-9 Unit took a break from work Sunday afternoon to show people just how important the teams are to the department. Two dogs and their handle...
A musher's life takes commitment, determination
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 10:59 am
"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 ...
Mushers rest for final leg of Can-Am Crown 250
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 9:27 am
?My team was amazing,? he said Sunday morning. ?I had a yearling pup [named] Chein in lead and my old man Kermit, [a] 10-year-old dog that got me through the Junior Iditarod when the going got toug...
Brockport pair head to dog race in Alaska
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 9:22 am
It's a case of puppy love. And it gets a little mushy. Brockport's Kathleen Janczak soon will head to Alaska for her 17 th consecutive year as a volunteer at the world-famous Iditarod Trail Sled Do...
K-9 Karson Finally Gets a Christmas
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 6:29 am
XENIA -- K-9 Karson is back in his handler?s arms and soon to be back on the force. The celebrations for Karson continue. He went missing before Christmas, so the community got together and decided...
Police rescue lost dog in Eugene
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 6:06 am
EUGENE, Ore. ? Officers who responded to a road rage situation Friday morning wound up rescuing a lost dog. Police on the call at Beltline and River Avenue noticed the black and white chihuahua dog...
Dollars for dogs: Marion police want more K9s
Dateline: Mar 1 2015 at 4:07 am
MARION ? For about a year, the Marion Police Department has been a one-dog unit. With the help from the public, police officials hope to add a pair of canine coworkers to take some of the load off ...
Keeping pace in the classroom
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 10:32 pm
BOURNEDALE ? The third-graders in Laurianne Gilbert?s class at Bournedale Elementary School were writing their Iditarod musher biographies Wednesday morning, just days before their teacher set out ...
Wakefield Police, State Police K-9 Rescue Suicidal Teen
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 10:14 pm
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...
How shelter dogs are helping scientists sniff out the world?s rarest gorillas
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 8:15 pm
?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. ...
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...
Eliot woman founds Canine Community Corps to help vets, inmates, shelter dogs
Dateline: Feb 28 2015 at 5:20 pm
Shelter dogs will be trained in basic obedience by York County Jail inmates and then matched with Maine and New Hampshire military veterans to be emotional support dogs. Shelter dogs are saved, inm...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Officials: 8 dogs, 6 People Under Rabies Monitoring
Dateline: Feb 27 2015 at 3:35 am
The dog was humanely euthanized ... from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Garrison District Park at 6001 Manchaca Rd. Go here for details. (KCEN) -- The 2015 Army Marathon Honors all "Heroes" in uniform from t...
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...
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....
Veterinarian shows CopperDog 150 mushers how to care for working dogs
Dateline: Feb 26 2015 at 8:32 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 ...
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...
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...
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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