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 [...]

Charity “Puppy Bowl” tonight at Bass Pro

elaine | February 13, 2014

Tonight there will be a “puppy bowl” at the Bass Pro Shop.
People and their pets can hit the allies as part of a charity event to benefit Angel Service Dogs. The non-profit helps families of children with life threatening allergies get dogs trained to find and alert if allergens are present.
Activities start at 6:30pm Thursday [...]

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 [...]

Sheep fits in just fine with his new “pack”

elaine | November 15, 2012

Remember the Sesame Street song; One of these things is not like the others,One of these things just doesn’t belong..

Well that is what I think when I see these pictures.
Wolfgang Grensens goes for a walk with his lamb Wally and his three Australian shepherds in Luebeck, northern Germany. Hobby shepherd, Grensens, decided to [...]

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 [...]