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  • RB Dog return
    The Drippon family, Beau, left, his wife Shanita, and their son Damien, 4, greet their dog Maya after an absence of nearly two months at their home in Rosemont on May 20, 2014. The German shepherd was at the center of a contentious custody battle. Maya had been ordered returned to Shanita Drippon who adopted her from a Bay Area home only to lose her a couple of months later when the dog bolted from an unlocked gate and wound up with another family.
    Randall Benton |
  • Dog Show
    Coco, a Cardigan Welsh corgi, competes in the best in show round during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Sky, a wire fox terrier, won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
    Frank Franklin II | AP
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    Kelly Pauly checks on Drago, a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department police dog, who was reported in good shape after being shot through the chest and shoulder while chasing a fleeing car theft suspect through a field in the Elverta area, October 18, 2013. Read the story here.
    Hector Amezcua |
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    Norm Lopez, the central city's celebrity cat, gives himself a morning bath after having enjoyed what probably was a substantial breakfast. The previous week, a stranger mistook him for a pregnant cat and took him to the shelter. He was recognized via social media and quickly returned. Read the story.
  • Dog Missing Snout
    In this August, 12, 2012 photo provided by the University of California - Davis, a Bunggal family member plays with Kabang the dog in the Philippines. The dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries. UC Davis surgeons say Kabang will need multiple surgeries, but they are confident they can improve its condition. Read the story.
    Anton Mari H. Lim | AP
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    Sacramento police K-9 Bodie was reported Saturday to be in serious but stable condition after being shot Friday by a car theft suspect. To contribute to Bodie's care, go to Read more.
    Autumn Cruz |
    Miss Tilly, a former doggie model, was the object of a bitter custody fight. Read more.
    Hector Amezcua |
  • Tiny Puppy
    This March 10, 2012 photo provided by El Dorado DOG Photography shows a female Dachshund mix named Beyonce on top of an iPhone in El Dorado Hills. The puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog. Animal rescuers say that Beyonce was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. Read more here.
    Lisa Van Dyke | AP
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    Dozer alerts his handler to a package in OnTrac's warehouse Friday. The team searches for unlabeled plant products to inspect for pests. Read more. View gallery
  • Ruby leaps
    Ruby, a Belgian Malinois from Sacramento, leaps a creek near Mount Shasta while making a dog food ad. Read the story
    Randy Schwartz
  • Found 'police dog'
    Lisa the German shepherd, who arrived at the Sacramento city animal shelter sporting a collar and tag identifying her as a member of a military police force, turns out to be not a working dog but a rambunctious pet and escape artist. Read more.
    Manny Crisostomo |
  • Otis goes skydiving
    Otis is a high-flying pug whose owner, Will DaSilva, enjoys taking him on a stratospheric ride when the dog feels up for it. Here, Otis lands after making his 64th skydive. Afterwards, Otis wriggled out of the harness, shook himself off and made a few victory laps around the lawn. Read more.
    Autumn Cruz |
  • Freeway dog
    Freeway dog: This Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix is under the care of the Sacramento Animal Shelter after spending more than a month alongside Interstate 5 in Sacramento. Read more.
    Courtesy City of Sacramento
  • Maggie goes home
    Maggie, the injured cattle dog, is released from Loomis Basin Veterinary Hospital after surgery and treatment from being hit by a car during a cattle drive. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, cruelty to animals and vandalism. Read more.
    Autumn Cruz |
  • Sutter Brown
    In February on the east steps of the state Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown's wife, Anne Gust Brown, made the announcement: Sutter is officially the "first dog." Gust Brown, Brown strategist Steve Glazer and a fair share of the Sacramento press corps analyzed the news in great detail with Sutter, who rolled on the lawn and sniffed well-wishers. "He finds all the extra food lying on the floor in the office," Gust Brown said about the corgi's privileges as first dog. "He barks at anyone, he gives snuggles, he warms up the Republicans, and (GOP) Sen. (Bob) Dutton is very fond of him."
    Rich Pedroncelli | Associated Press
  • Rodeo
    Rodeo was rescued from Marysville floodwaters by a Channel 3 chopper crew. The Olivehurst border collie not only survived the Flood of 1997, but became a national celebrity when television cameras documented his dramatic rescue by helicopter from the rooftop of his family's home.
    Owen Brewer | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Mick
    Mick -- known formally as Ch. Torum's Scarf Michael, a Kerry blue terrier from Acampo -- was named best of show at the 2003 Westminster Dog Show in New York.
    Andy Alfaro | Sacramento Bee
  • Bryce
    Alyssa Arias, 11, gleefully points at her friend Bryce "the wonder dog" as she describes his color to para-educator Pam Piccione, center, through the help of her computer. Bryce, part of the Canine Companions for Independence program, became a regular at Florence Markofer school in 2004, attending class with owner Lisa Waterman and making the rounds to the special needs classrooms.
    Sara A. Fajardo | Bee file, 2004
  • Choo, Ariel and Robel
    Bill Buell, left, 64, and Jackie Schart, 28, of Banning, are reunited with their champion-bred St. Bernard dogs: Choo, left, a three-year-old, along with Ariel, a two-year-old, center, and Robel, a two-year-old. Their van, with the dogs inside, was stolen from the Red Lion Hotel parking lot in Sacramento in 2007.
    Michael A. Jones | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Lacey
    Chris Storm and her Maltese service/companion dog, Lacey, leave the Sacramento Courthouse on a bus in 2007. Jurors awarded $45,000 to Storm, who said she was fired for bringing Lacey to work as a way to ease her anxiety and depression.
    Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Ana
    Shown with Cpt. Rick Lee of the Sacramento Fire Department Station 56, Sacramento urban search and rescue dog Ana retired in 2007 after working for 10 years. Ana went to the World Trade Center aftermath of Sept. 11 as well as Hurricane Katrina. She was the first California urban search and rescue dog.
    Anne Chadwick Williams | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Taz
    Taz, an injured German shepard police dog who lost the use of his hind legs after falling awkwardly in pursuit of a suspect, learned to walk again with the help of physical therapy at UC Davis. Here he gets physical therapy on special a underwater treadmill in 2006.
    Hector Amezcua | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
    Granite Bay High School freshman Kiersten Schmidt, 15, who is autistic, and her companion dog Wella visit with friend Lora Mitchell, left, in Granite Bay in 2005. With Wella's help, Kirsten is better able to interact with other people and is making new friends.
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • Gibson
    Gibson, named the world's tallest dog by The Guiness Book of World Records in 2005, rests his paws on Sandy Hall's shoulders. Hall, of Grass Valley, owned the 42.2 inch Harlequin Great Dane, who was 7'2" when standing.
    Anne Chadwick Williams | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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