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 [...]

Colorado Springs girl gets new service dog

elaine | May 4, 2011

The 12-year old daughter of an Army soldier is being given the gift of a service dog this weekend.
Cameron Biebuyck was diagnosed with Spinal Bifida at birth and is in a wheelchair. Now she will be given a “Canine Assistants” service dog.  
The dogs are trained to assist children and adults with physical disabilities or other [...]

9400 year old domestic dog bones found in Texas

elaine | January 19, 2011

Nearly 10,000 years ago, man’s best friend roamed the earth with humans, but he may not have been just for companionship.
That’s what researchers are saying after finding a bone fragment from what they are calling the earliest confirmed domesticated dog in the Americas.University of Maine graduate student Samuel Belknap III came across the fragment while [...]