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 [...]

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 [...]

The dogs will be out in Pueblo this weekend

elaine | November 8, 2012

This weekend thousands of dogs will descend on Pueblo this weekend.
The Southern Colorado Kennel Club’s All-Breed Dog Show set for Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
The two-day  American Kennel Club(AKC) show will feature more than 150 breeds of dogs from across the nation taking part in obedience,  rally obedience, and  conformation competitions.
The [...]

Dog looking for new home after owner dies of fungal meningitis

elaine | November 6, 2012

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – Relatives of an 89-year-old woman who was the first person to die in Indiana from a multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak are looking for a new home for her dog.
The poodle mix named Lucky lived with Pauline Burema at her Cassopolis, Mich., home until she was hospitalized with meningitis after getting a [...]

Vote!!! It is your “petriotic” duty

elaine | November 5, 2012

We all know that the 2012 election is serious business. That is why we need to do something fun, like voting for our favorite pet. I know we are not supposed to have a favorite.. but VOTE DOG 2012!!!

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The debate of detection dogs and the 4th Amendement

elaine | November 1, 2012

WASHINGTON(AP) – Can you trust what a dog’s nose knows? Police do, but the Supreme Court on Wednesday considered curbing the use of drug-sniffing dogs in investigations after complaints of illegal searches and insufficient proof of a dog’s reliability.
In court papers, the Justice Department said it does not oppose allowing a federal appeals court in [...]