Annie “star” saved 24-hours before being euthanized

elaine | July 19, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) – A female terrier mix named Sunny rescued from a city pound in Houston will be the new Sandy in the Broadway revival of “Annie.”
Animal trainer William Berloni saw Sunny online, where she had been mislabeled as male and was 24 hours away from being euthanized. He adopted her sight [...]

Show dogs stolen at AKC Championship

elaine | November 30, 2010

UPDATE!!!! 
Good news! All four dogs were found safe and sound in the Los Angeles area. 
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are looking for four valuable show dogs in a white cargo van stolen from a Motel 6 parking lot in Bellflower California.
The dogs were in town for the big AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show.
The van was [...]

Air Force dog recovering from PTSD

elaine | August 3, 2010

An Air Force master sergeant says a military working dog is recovering from a case of PTSD after a tour of duty in Iraq.
Eric Haynes of Peterson Air Force Base says a German shepherd named Gina was a playful 2-year-old when she went to Iraq as a bomb-sniffing dog, but months of door-to-door searches and [...]

World’s Ugliest Dog goes to, well… One ugly dog.

elaine | June 29, 2010

It is one of the most coveted awards in the dog world, no I am not talking about Westminster’s Best in Show. I am talking about the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif.
Last years winner, a Boxer named “Pabst” that had a face only a mother could love,  came up [...]

Dog is left for dead after someone slits her throat

elaine | June 28, 2010

According to a story by the Associated Press, A German Shepard-mix in Minnesota is lucky to be alive after someone slit her throat and left her for dead.
The dog , now called “Star”, was found after she wandered into a yard last week, suffering from serious injuries according to Ericka Stoltenberg, manager of the Otter [...]

Stray dog becomes mascot of anti-government protesters in Greece

elaine | May 10, 2010

They roam the streets wearing a blue collar around their necks indicating that they have been neutered by the city authorities. There are many stray dogs in Athens, Greece, but there is one, or several similar dogs, that have been seen during the many riots plaguing the country.
Photographers have documented the presence of yellowish dogs [...]

Firefighters are called in to rescue dog from a chair

elaine | April 27, 2010

    A fat old dog found himself in quite a predicatment last week when a killer chair attempted to swallow him whole. 
  According to the Associated Press, it took three suburban Chicago firefighters to rescue the small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair .  The dog was deep inside the chair and [...]

Rich in China are spending exorbitant amounts for certain dogs

elaine | March 24, 2010

BEIJING(AP) — China’s latest must-have luxury for the ultra-rich, to go with mansions and sports cars, is a large dog with massive amounts of hair best known for herding sheep in Tibet.
Once banned by the Communist Party as bourgeois, pet ownership is booming in China, and the Tibetan mastiff is the dog of the moment [...]

Giant George is officially the world’s tallest dog

elaine | February 23, 2010

A 250-pound blue Great Dane from Arizona gives new meaning to the term “big dog.”
Guinness World Records says Giant George from Tucson is the tallest dog ever on record.
Guinness said Monday that he stands 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder, which is three-quarters of an inch taller than his closest rival — [...]

Search and rescue dog team saves lives in Haiti

elaine | January 19, 2010

One of the search and rescue teams highlighted in a Dog Blog post last week has located three girls trapped alive in the rubble of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. According to an AP Report,  Bill Monahan and his Border Collie, “Hunter”, were searching a neighborhood near the Presidential Palace, concentrating on a large bowl-shaped area of [...]