Retriever shot in head with arrow, wanders for 2 days

Retriever shot in head with arrow, wanders for 2 days
Article from Detroit Free Press:
Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press 5:05 p.m. EDT April 3, 2015

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DNA testing for dog feces on the rise in Seattle area
Article from Fox News:

Frustrated with dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use DNA testing to identify the culprits.

The Seattle Times reports that a company called BioPet Vet Lab from Knoxville, Tennessee, is providing its PooPrints testing kits to 26 apartment and condo complexes and homeowners associations in the region.

Erin Atkinson, property manager at Potala Village Apartments in Everett says the messes are all over.

“There was poop inside the elevators, in the carpeted hallways, up on the roof,” Atkinson said. “They’re lazy, I guess.”

That’s why, since February 2014, tenants have been paying a “one-time fee of $ 29.95 for DNA testing.”

BioPet says in the past five years, the DNA test has been used in nearly 1,000 places around the country, and it’s especially popular in Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and other large cities.

The marketing took a little longer to reach the Northwest, but King-Snohomish-Pierce counties are opportune sites. They are home to about 811,000 dogs. Seattle has 50 percent more dogs than kids, the Times said. One study said the average dog poop weighs one-third of a pound and t…………………continues on Fox News
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Pooches, vendors share Dog Days spotlight

Pooches, vendors share Dog Days spotlight
Article from Journal and Courier:
Ron Wilkins, rwilkins@jconline.com 7:41 p.m. EDT May 24, 2014

Dogs ran and chased one another Saturday at Shamrock Dog Park, which is a daily occurrence. But inside one of the pens, adoptable dogs waited for their chance to be someone’s pooch.

“Today we are doing a Dog Days of May event,” said Katie Johnson, a dog park board member and head of the events committee. “It’s a vendor event and adopt-a-thon. We’ve got vendors, most of them dog-related, selling accessories.

“I believe we have four shelters out here today that have fosters or adoptable dogs. We have quite a few adoptable dogs looking for a home.”

Shamrock Dog Park, however, wasn’t hosting a free pl…………………continues on Journal and Courier

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War Dog Helps Family Cope
Article from National Geographic:

On each of the past three Memorial Days someone has left a can of dog food and a bottle of beer at Lance Cpl. Colton Rusk’s gravesite in Orange Grove, Texas. A device for sweeping IEDs, a lucky baseball, and military coins also lie near his headstone. A black ceramic dog stands perpetual guard, and a pole installed by Colton’s father, Darrell, flies the American flag.

Kathy Rusk, accompanied by her black Labrador retriever, Eli, comes to her son’s grave at least three times a week. Three benches surround the grave, one for her, one for his father, and one for his two brothers to share. Kathy’s bench bears the inscription “Smile for Me, My Texas Angel,” Colton’s favorite song.

On his 20th birthday, September 23, 2010, Colton was deployed as a Marine dog handler to Afghanistan, where he and his dog walked at the head of patrols, identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Less than three months later, during a particularly violent period in Sangin, he was killed by enemy gunfire while on patrol.

Kathy says that when she sits on the bench, she thinks about Colton and how she took care of him as he grew up. She feels a consta…………………continues on National Geographic
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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 dog owners to ensure their pets are safe and comfortable during long periods of extreme cold weather.

The tips are part of the organization’s “Dog Days of Winter” community outreach program, which focuses on providing services or education on the humane responsibilities of dog ownership.

“As part of our ‘Dog Days of Winter’ community outreach program, we like to get out and educ…………………continues on MLive.com
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The Dog Paddle Is Just an Underwater Jog
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Pooches doing the ‘dog paddle‘ are basically just trotting underwater, a new study concludes.

It’s a technique that armadillos, turtles and even humans can use to stay afloat and move in water.

For the research, presented at the 2014 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting held in Austin, biologist Frank Fish and colleagues started out with eight dogs representing six breeds. They ranged from Yorkshire terriers to the Newfoundland.

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Fish, from West Chester University, and his team recorded the dogs’ leg and paw movements, as the dogs swam in ultra-clear water at a rehabilitation pool at the University of Pennsylvania that’s normally reserved for horses.

The researchers found that dogs swam with a gait that’s nearly…………………continues on Discovery News
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