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Dog walker yells 'Call the police!' Turns out homeowner who doused her with hose was the police
Dateline: May 6 2016 at 6:18 am
Juli Norman, a 59-year-old professional pet sitter, was walking two dogs in a Southwest Portland neighborhood this week when she paused in front of the driveway of a home to let the white terrier p...
Safety concerns too great to return Joel, says Guide Dogs for the Blind
Dateline: May 6 2016 at 5:25 am
Despite her sleepless nights and pleas for help, it doesn?t appear that Joy Tomkinson will get her assistance dog back, either as a working dog or companion pet. According to the Canadian Guide Dog...
Police Dog Bit Meals On Wheels Carjacking Suspect Who Claimed To Have Bomb
Dateline: May 6 2016 at 5:07 am
FREMONT (CBS SF) ? A man and a woman were arrested Thursday after attempting a carjacking, leading police on a chase in a Meals on Wheels truck and threatening police with a bomb, police announced ...
Police dog bites Meals on Wheels carjacking suspect who claimed to have bomb
Dateline: May 6 2016 at 4:30 am
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) FREMONT (BC...
Sheriff?s golf classic to benefit K-9 team, May 9
Dateline: May 6 2016 at 3:20 am
The Chester County Sheriff?s Office is holding its 23 rd annual Sheriff?s Community Golf Classic on Monday, May 9 at the Downingtown Country Club golf course. The proceeds of the golf classic suppo...
Kings County sheriff?s K-9 dog Max dies
Dateline: May 6 2016 at 2:55 am
Max, the Kings County Sheriff?s Office K-9 dog who retired in 2012, has died, the office announced Friday. Max was 12 years old and served the sheriff?s office for five years before retiring to liv...
Campus police hire three dogs for K-9 unit
Dateline: May 6 2016 at 1:40 am
The university?s police department will have some fresh faces in the coming months ? German shepherds Odin, Zeus and Max ? as part of its new K-9 Unit. In an email, campus police Sgt. Gary Grande s...
Owners of pit bulls and similar-looking breeds face an unwelcoming rental market
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 7:23 pm
If they're one of a long list of breeds commonly banned at apartment complexes or rental properties (including pit bull terriers, Staffordshire terriers, Rottweilers, and German shepherds, among ot...
Gwinnett K-9 retires after seizing several tons of drugs, millions in cash
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 7:40 am
Gwinnett County police lauded a retiring narcotics-detection and missing-persons K-9 this week for a storied career. Before arthritis and an injury sidelined her, Bella, a Belgian Malinois, managed...
Support for war dogs
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 6:55 am
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE ? Members from the Military Working Dog Team Support Association visited the 42nd Security Force Squadron Military Working Dogs unit recently at Maxwell Air Force Base. The M...
Quakertown police K-9 Jynx officially retires
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 5:52 am
Quakertown Borough police K-9 Jynx has formally retired after serving eight years. Council recognized the efforts and service of Jynx at Wednesday evening's meeting by unanimously passing a resolut...
K-9 Zak with Troy police gets new body armor
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 2:56 am
Man's best friend is feeling protected at the Troy Police Department in Illinois. K-9 Zak received new body armor Thrusday thanks to Vested Interest, a non-profit. Zak's new armor is embroidered wi...
Goshen to replace K-9
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 2:19 am
The Goshen Township Police Department will be saying goodbye to an important member of the department as she retires this year. Jynx has been the department?s K-9 since 2009. She joined at age 3 as...
New leash of life: Activists cheer ban on importing foreign dog breeds
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 11:16 pm
In recent years, the preference for a foreign breed has increased over adopting a local one. Pugs, rottweilers, German shepherds, labradors and dobermanns are among the most imported breeds. ?I sup...
Howard pet grooming business wins zoning change after two-year push
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 8:15 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...
Service dog provides support for entire family
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 8:39 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...
Ohio Police Adopt Stray Dog as Their Own
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 7:58 am
After weeks of searching for a stray dog's owner, members of an Ohio police department decided to adopt the pup themselves. On March 31, the Kirtland, Ohio, police department posted a photo of a st...
Pet Friendly: Dogs Get Their Own New Lounge At John F. Kennedy International Airport
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 5:11 am
When traveling with the family pet or a service ... Guide Dog Foundation. According to a report by ABC, Well Jones, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation, said in a statement, ?By working collaboratively...
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...
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...
Memorial Honors K-9 Units
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 6:00 pm
A solemn affair where heroes were remembered. "I literally owe my life to him," said Wise County Sheriff's Deputy JT Manoushagian. One hero was especially important to Manoushagian, his K-9 partner...
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...
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, ...
Nassau police officers pick their dogs for K-9 unit
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:16 pm
The father of four sons has three dogs at home, including his own working K-9, Kai, who does bomb detection work and has been on the job for three years. His retired K-9 Duke is 14. Also at home is...
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...
Camp Pendleton war dog loses leg in bomb blast, gets highest military honor
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 6:17 am
CAMP PENDLETON ? Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham was in Finland when he got the news that the dog he had trained and loved for years had stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan and lost her left front leg i...
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
Police in Britain seized a pet malamute in 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 police, guard and military d...
Learn about military dogs at AVMA convention
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 11:11 pm
Attendees at the AVMA Convention 2016, Aug. 5-9 in San Antonio, can learn all about military working dogs during a daylong walking tour at Lackland Air Force Base. The base breeds and trains dogs f...
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...
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...
Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from '17 race
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 4:14 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska. The Iditarod Trail Committee...
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...
Robeson County health board takes steps to reduce pit bull population
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 12:15 am
Smith said the policy didn?t need to include German shepherds, rottweilers, doberman pinschers or other breeds sometimes considered vicious because pit bulls account for most of the attacks in the ...
Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case
Dateline: Apr 28 2016 at 11:48 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska. The Iditarod Trail Committee...
Giving Heroic Dogs Their Due
Dateline: Apr 28 2016 at 5:23 am
I?ve since learned that soon an American outfit will begin officially commemorating the bravery of working dogs in all of America?s military services. Danique Masingill, a program manager with the ...
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 ...
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...
Musher ran Iditarod despite claims of domestic abuse by another racer
Dateline: Apr 25 2016 at 8:07 am
Editor?s note: The following story contains accounts of domestic violence that may be disturbing or upsetting to some readers. WASILLA ? A veteran Iditarod musher accused of multiple domestic viole...
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 ...
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...
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...

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