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Cruel burglars lure Fremont dog into eating broken glass
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 6:55 am
Police are seeking the public's help identifying the man, who also tossed dog food into the glass, injuring the animal. A pair of burglars smashed through a door and ransacked a home in Fremont, th...
President Obama Plays With Baby, Puppies While in Alaska
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 6:50 am
Next up were the puppies, another unscheduled stop. Obama unexpectedly stopped to meet John Baker, an Iditarod champion, and was given a Team Baker branded hat and jacket, which he accepted and put...
Portland Police K-9 'Nikko' passes away from cancer
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 6:49 am
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Police Bureau's K-9 "Nikko" has passed away from cancer, after seven years of work with the police department. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois drug detection dog helped n...
Readers recommend: songs about dogs
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 6:46 am
Photograph: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World/PA Dogs can not only be big, but also clever, especially working dogs. Life may be hard for a husky but there is something magically musical about them ...
Three Atlanta Police Officers Enter Wrong House, Shoot Homeowner & His Dog
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 6:08 am
Three Black police officers were responding to a report of a ?suspicious individual? in the Atlanta DeKalb County area, when they showed up at the wrong house, shot the wrong man, and his dog. The ...
Border Patrol K-9 helps agents intercept nearly 300 pound cocaine shipment
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 6:04 am
A Border Patrol K-9 sniffed out nearly 300 pounds of cocaine early Thursday morning at the Falfurrias checkpoint. Alerted by the K-9, agents searched a tractor-trailer at the checkpoint and discove...
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Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 5:56 am
Barack Obama posted this photo on Instagram with this caption: "Got to meet Kotzebue's own Iditarod champion John Baker and Feather, one his puppies. -bo," Sept. 3, 2015.
Pit Bull Owner Seeks Reimbursement After Police Shot, Injured His Dog
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 5:34 am
A pit bull is recovering from a gunshot wound after Sacramento Police officers say it aggressively charged them in the dark, forcing them to shoot it. "He's not a viscous dog," Lynn Barker said. Ba...
Obama Unveils Effort for Community Climate Resilience During Visit to Kotzebue
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 5:22 am
Iditarod musher John Baker meets President Barack Obama in Kotzebue, while Obama holds sled dog puppy Feather. Photo: Matthew Smith, KNOM. An Arctic conference in Anchorage, hiking glaciers in Sewa...
Washougal mayor spearheads fundraiser for new VPD K-9
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 4:44 am
Within hours of learning that Vancouver police K-9 Ike died while trying to apprehend a fleeing suspect, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard began spearheading an effort to raise enough money to purchase a ...
Obama Pauses In Alaska To Snuggle With Cute Puppies
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 4:43 am
Sometimes you just need a snuggle. President Barack Obama proved he isn't immune to that desire either, as he made an extra stop Wednesday in Kotzebue, Alaska, to see 2011 Iditarod champion John Ba...
On Arctic voyage, Obama turns to the power of the presidential image to elevate climate change
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 4:01 am
He posed for a Rolling Stone photo shoot on the beachfront of the Kotzebue Sound, and held a puppy at the home of 2011 Iditarod champion John Baker. Throughout the trip, Obama took over his Instagr...
President Obama Meets Dog Sledding Champion John Baker and Reassures a Tiny Husky Puppy
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 1:23 am
President Obama is now a member of an elite dog sledding team ? sort of. On a last-minute stop in Kotzebue, Alaska, the president met Iditarod champion John Baker who presented him with a team jack...
Girl, 6, bitten by police dog in Manchester
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 9:20 pm
A six-year-old girl was bitten by a police dog while officers were chasing a suspect. She was attacked by the dog on Tuesday as police pursued a man who ran away after a stolen car crashed into a w...
Obama touts support for Alaska in visit to Kotzebue
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 8:40 pm
But the president also took time to cuddle a puppy from former Iditarod champion John Baker?s kennel and, in a speech to an energetic crowd of more than 1,000, briefly touched on broader challenges...
Detroit-area boy raises funds for bulletproof vest for Muskegon County Sheriff's K-9
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 7:22 pm
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI ? Kyle O'Brien, a 12-year-old Clinton Township boy, has a dream to one day become a Michigan State Police Trooper who works in the K-9 unit. His dream ? and generosity ? helped ...
Dog Bed With Orthopedic Memory Foam For Labradors and German Shepherds Release
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 1:47 pm
A newly released orthopedic dog bed for large breed dogs like golden retrievers, rottweilers, great danes, mastiffs, labradors and German shepherds is set to help relieve dogs suffering discomfort ...
NC military mom saves children and dog from house fire
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 12:17 pm
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) RAEFORD, NC...
Affidavit: K-9 stabbing suspect was wanted for assaulting woman
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 7:28 am
A man accused of assaulting a woman provided a false name to officers, attempted to run away and then repeatedly stabbed a Vancouver K-9 that tracked him down, according to court documents. The pol...
Peoria police investigate K-9 beating caught on video
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 3:23 am
Peoria police say they are investigating a K-9 beating caught on video. A video posted Sunday on YouTube appeared to show a Peoria police officer kicking and whipping a police dog outside a house. ...
Off-duty Norfolk K-9 jumps fence, bites 3 men
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 9:03 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) ? Norfolk police said one of their K-9s bit three people Tuesday morning. Investigators say the Norfolk officer left the K-9 unattended in his fenced backyard and the German She...
How to help Va. Military Service dog Axel win ?Hero Dog of the Year?
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 9:54 am
VIRGINIA ? There are just a few days left to cast your vote for a dog who saved the life of an honored Marine. Axel, a Virginia Military Service dog, has been nominated to win the Humane Society?s ...
2 South Jersey dogs are national dock diving champs
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 8:44 am
Hooch is the number one ranked GSP in the country for "big air"; Cello is ranked number one for "iron dogs", the canine equivalent of a triathlon. Jenny says, "They can run for hours and hours and ...
Vote for Va. military service dog in Hero Dog Awards
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 1:57 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Jason saved Axel's life, and just like that, Axel, a German Shepherd who was just two days from being put down, saved Jason's life right back. WUSA9's Nikki Burdine f...
Handlers ?Distraught? After Two K-9 Dogs Die in Hot Car After Air Conditioning Malfunctioned
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 10:31 pm
Two working dogs on duty with Maryland law enforcement died last week due to heat exhaustion when the air conditioning in the car they were in malfunctioned. According to the Baltimore Sun, the K-9...
The four-legged therapist: dogs being trained to assist people with diabetes and autism
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 3:15 pm
Dogs have been trained to guide ... It takes a dog approximately between nine months and a year to be fully trained and ready to join the client. The trainers voluntarily provide their time to prep...
Working Dogs of Red Hills Region
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 5:05 am
For centuries people have known that dogs possess heightened senses that exceed human ability. Dogs have been used to herd, hunt, track, rescue, assist, guide and comfort, in addition to serving as...
Helping Paws: Terriers, shepherds and a wheaten
Dateline: Aug 29 2015 at 8:59 pm
The dogs available for adoption include mixes of border collie, corgi, dachshund, German Shepherd, pit bull, retriever, Rottweiler, wheaten terrier and wirehaired terrier, Dogs that are adopted fro...
These Pit Bull War Heroes Might Even Not Be Allowed In Military Housing Today
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 5:47 am
Some of America's most beloved wartime canines wouldn?t even be allowed to live on many military bases today. The first type of dog named on every single one of these lists? Pit bulls. The policies...
High energy, intelligent dog to die at shelter; would make a great working dog
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 4:31 am
Search and rescue teams take note, Clyde is a dog who would be a GREAT addition to any working group. In spite of being at the shelter for months, he has retained his sweet personality and greets e...
Letting go: A first-time puppy-raiser for The Seeing Eye watches from afar in Morristown
Dateline: Aug 25 2015 at 3:46 am
Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye is the oldest guide dog school in the world. The nonprofit provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind and offers lifetime assistance ...
Four-legged detectives: Dogs sniff out water pollution
Dateline: Aug 23 2015 at 9:26 pm
But Crush and the seven other dogs working for Environmental Canine Services are playing a unique and valuable role for local governments, as detectives helping protect public health and the enviro...
Saturday essay: Brinkley Helen
Dateline: Aug 21 2015 at 1:23 pm
But not long after her 2003 adoption, the bouncing 4-month-old mix of black Lab, German shepherd, Rottweiler and, surely, black bear was dubbed Brinkley Helen. She required two names to cover the h...
Former military working dog, abandoned at kennel, reunited with handler
Dateline: Aug 20 2015 at 9:41 am
A highly trained explosives dog, who once served with the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan, was abandoned at a boarding kennel in Virginia before being reunited this week with one of her former handle...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Aug 18 2015 at 5:30 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...
Guide Dog and Service Dog Act changes target fraudulent pooches
Dateline: Apr 20 2015 at 1:17 am
Laura Watamanuk, executive director of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, says public perceptions of service animals are often ... by many of Canada's more traditional working dog teams. Alan Con...
Choosing a Healthy Puppy
Dateline: Mar 10 2015 at 10:11 pm
There are not many bone diseases that are visible on puppies under four months old. Such bone diseases could be Canine Hip Dysplasia and Patella Luxation. For breeds that are prone to these disease...
Warm winter forces Iditarod dog sled race to move north
Dateline: Mar 8 2015 at 3:00 pm
(CNN)An unseasonably warm winter has left parts of Alaska's Iditarod trail without snow, exposing grass and gravel and forcing the famous dogsled race to move 225 miles north. Opening ceremonies in...





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