Fierce, an award-winning Japanese Chin, got away in Bakersfield, California, on Jan. 7 as she was being taken to LA before the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, her owners said.
Under a California law taking effect Tuesday, pet shops can no longer sell dogs, cats or rabbits not obtained from a public shelter or rescue group, effectively banning the sale of pets from private breeders.
A Waukesha, Wisconsin, woman found a strange man sleeping in a dog bed beside her 150-pound mastiff early Tuesday, police say. The drunken man had entered her home by mistake after celebrating New Year’s Eve.
This year, stray dogs that had been living in the Chernobyl disaster zone have been deemed safe for adoption and are coming to the United States. One mutt, named Persik, was adopted by a Sacramento native.
The dogs the Transportation Security Administration employs at airports nationwide use their noses to sniff out explosives and contraband. But pooches selected for duty these days are picked not just for the ability of their snouts – the shape of their ears matters, too.
Dear Joan: Every now and then, my daughter brings over her dog to spend the day or night with us while she is away on business. The dog is a mixed breed, I guess, but looks a bit like a friendly Doberman with a long tail.
With temperatures plunging into single digits in some parts of the country, it's important to keep in mind that our dogs are affected by the cold weather just as we are. Even though some dogs have been bred to pull sleds for hundreds of frozen miles, most should stay indoors in extreme temperatures.
There are many myths about our pets, and several are so old that they have become accepted as fact. While some of these myths are harmless, others are filled with misinformation about a dog's care, temperament, behavior or intelligence.