Welcome to America! Displaced Sochi Pups Get New Life

elaine | March 28, 2014

From the streets of Sochi to a new home in the United States, 10 lovable stray dogs arrived in Washington, D.C., on Thursday for adoption thanks to the efforts of rescue organizations and athletes like U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy.
Humane Society International worked with organizations in Sochi to help bring the dogs to America after they [...]

Local dogs take on New York City

elaine | February 13, 2014

It is the biggest prize in the dog show world, the Westminster Kennel Club “Best in Show” .
Three Southern Colorado dogs made it to the group rings at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York this week, which is a pretty big deal for folks in the dog show [...]

Olympic skier finds some furry friends in Sochi

elaine | February 12, 2014

Olympic freeskier, Gus Kenworthy is showing he has a case of “puppy love”.
In between training runs Kenworthy met some special friends in Sochi, some stray pups.
The stray dogs around Sochi have been quite the topic of late.
The 22-year-old, Great Britain-born freeskier is considered a medal contender in his sport’s Olympic debut
Posing with his newest entourage, [...]

Blind sled dog thrives with brothers help

elaine | January 25, 2013

JEFFERSON, N.H. – When Gonzo started tripping over his food dish three years ago, no one could explain or stop the Alaskan husky’s quickly advancing blindness. But a veterinarian offered some simple advice: “Run this dog.”
Gonzo, one of 120 dogs at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, was happy to comply. With help from his brother, [...]

Police officers save injured Dog

elaine | January 22, 2013

Earlier this month, three Los Angeles police officers stopped to help a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix who’d been struck by a car. Officers Jennifer Cohen, Cindy Herrera and Valerie Lancaster drove the dog to a veterinarian, and where the injured dog had emergency surgery on a broken front leg and two fractured ribs.   During the [...]

Firefighter killed by her own dog

elaine | November 15, 2012

A suburban firefighter and paramedic from the Chicago area was found dead in her home.  Investigators say she died as a result of an attack by her own dog, a Mastiff.
Dawn Brown, 44, of the 400 block of Jefferson Street in Big Rock, was found dead by her husband at the bottom of the [...]

Dogs blessed during Nepali festival

elaine | November 13, 2012

Policemen apply vermillion powder and perform rituals on a dog during the Tihar festival at a police kennel division in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security during the Tihar festival, one of the most important Hindu festivals dedicated to the worship of the Goddess of wealth Laxmi.
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Puppy refuses to leave dead mother

elaine | November 13, 2012

A picture of a little puppy sitting by a corpse is becoming an web sensation.  Photos taken by a Reuters photographer appeared on the NBC News websites showing a sad pup by the remains of a dog who local residents say is its mother.
They told the photographer that the mother was killed in an area [...]

Service dogs “lifesavers” for veterans

elaine | November 9, 2012

Service Dogs can be life saving to our veterans,but shrinking federal budgets and the sheer number of injured service members are overwhelming government programs, so there just aren’t enough service dogs to go around.
Colorado organization, Freedom Service Dogs(FSD) continues to rescue shelter dogs, custom train them and then provide them to returning veterans at no [...]

Local woman honored for her work saving dogs

elaine | November 9, 2012

A local woman has been named a “Hero Among Us” in People Magazine for her work saving dogs.
Theresa Strader, founder of Colorado Springs based National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) is being honored in the current issue of the magazine. Theresa hopes the story will spread awareness about the cruel reality of puppy mills.
Theresa had [...]