10 tips: Keeping your pets safe during ‘Dog Days of Winter’

10 tips: Keeping your pets safe during ‘Dog Days of Winter’Article from MLive.com:DETROIT, MI- Michigan is expected to get hit with some heavy snowstorms this weekend, and people aren’t the only ones who need to stay warm and safe. Pet owners should keep “man’s best friend” in mind as well when it comes to braving the “Dog Days of Winter,” according to Detroit Dog Rescue. “Extreme cold temperatures can be very dangerous for dogs outside,” said David Rudolph, a DDR spokesperson, in a statement. The Metro Detroit-based dog rescue group, which has become nationally known, has 10 tips for […] Continue Reading…

Man trying to save his dog is killed by train in Del Mar; dog survives

Man trying to save his dog is killed by train in Del Mar; dog survivesArticle from Los Angeles Times: A man was killed by a train in Del Mar while trying to protect his dog. The Labrador retriever was uninjured and was returned to the man’s family by sheriff’s deputies. (KNSD-NBC7 / January 3, 2014) By Tony Perry January 3, 2014, 8:34 p.m. A 75-year-old man trying to protect his dog was hit and killed by a train in Del Mar, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said. The man was walking his […] Continue Reading…

Scientists discover dogs’ preferred bathroom position

Scientists discover dogs’ preferred bathroom positionArticle from Fox News:Talk about animal magnetism! Scientists discovered that dogs across a variety of breeds align their body axis with the Earth’s magnetic field (MF) when relieving themselves. 70 dogs out of 37 different breeds — beagles and dachshunds and Yorkshire terriers, oh my! — were observed going number two 1,893 times and number one 5,582 times over the course of a two-year period. And they preferred to excrete when their body was aligned along the north-south axis under calm MF conditions, according to a new report in the journal Frontiers in Zoology. […] Continue Reading…

Dogs’ pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash

Dogs’ pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stashArticle from San Francisco Chronicle:San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan terrier who was a habitual trash surfer, had eaten a large dose. “He was completely ODd in a coma for three days, on my bathroom floor with an IV,” said Chase, whose dog eventually […] Continue Reading…

L.I. Man Charged With Attacking Father, Beating Dog With Bat

L.I. Man Charged With Attacking Father, Beating Dog With BatArticle from CBS Local: Steven Errante is charged with beating a dog with a baseball bat on Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police) DIX HILLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man appeared in court Saturday, on charges that he broke his father’s ribs with a baton and then beat the family dog with a baseball bat. As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, prosecutors in Suffolk County said Steven Errante, 26, first used a baton on his father and broke his father’s ribs. At least a day afterward, […] Continue Reading…

Stranded dog in Ben Lomond rescued with hot dogs, waders

Stranded dog in Ben Lomond rescued with hot dogs, wadersArticle from Santa Cruz Sentinel: Click photo to enlarge Jake Langdon helps rescue a lost Labrador Retriever on Thursday in Ben Lomond. (Contributed) BEN LOMOND — A lost dog is back with its family thanks to residents in a Ben Lomond neighborhood. On Thursday, residents in the near the 9000 block of Mill Street heard the dog crying for help around 6 a.m., said Todd Stosuy, field services manager for animal services. One resident found the source: a black Labrador retriever stranded on a small piece […] Continue Reading…

Dog-to-English translator funded on Indiegogo

Dog-to-English translator funded on IndiegogoArticle from Fox News:A new dog-to-English translator for those who want to talk to the animals and have them talk back has now been fully funded for development. No More Woof needed $ 10,000 in funding to get it off the ground — a target exceeded by $ 5,000 already with two months still to go on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site. The technology uses a headset to measure brain activity through lightweight electroencephalography (EEG) and translates the mental states they read there. ‘The first version will be quite rudimentary. But hey, […] Continue Reading…

Stray dog in Richland rescued for Christmas after three years of eluding capture

Stray dog in Richland rescued for Christmas after three years of eluding captureArticle from Kalamazoo Gazette – MLive.com:RICHLAND, MI – A dog known as Baby Girl by the people around town who fed her is spending Christmas Day in a warm foster home after finally allowing herself to be captured. According to a news release from Richland Animal Rescue, the dog, abandoned as a puppy, was a familiar sight around town, where local businesses and individuals offered food,water, and shelter for almost three years. Although the dog was friendly, and played with other animals, for three years the dog […] Continue Reading…

Dog saying goodbye to his dying master: Story behind viral image

Dog saying goodbye to his dying master: Story behind viral imageArticle from Los Angeles Times:At first glance, the image seems quizzical. A dog on a hospital bed? Huh? But a closer look reveals a haunting image that won’t soon be forgotten: A faithful pup saying goodbye to his master as he lay dying in his hospital bed. It was an image that stopped the Internet in its tracks this week after Evan Smith, 21, of Danvers, Mass., posted it on Reddit. It has since been shared, tweeted, written about and commented on thousands upon thousands of times. And thousands […] Continue Reading…

ONIONS! featuring my new dog and potential No. 1’s

ONIONS! featuring my new dog and potential No. 1’sArticle from SB Nation:This was supposed to post on Friday like every week, but the Internet went kerplunk. This point will be mentioned at least once in this article. BARKETOLOGY The last time we discussed my mission to get a dog, I had found a dog online at a local shelter that seemed great. Well, for whatever reason, that dog shelter never replied to me about my desire to adopt said dog, so I began looking at other shelters. This past Thursday, I went to one, and they had a puppy I […] Continue Reading…